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Kane and Son survive rotation rumours as Brighton host Spurs

Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) have survived rotation rumours to start Tottenham’s trip to Brighton on Saturday lunch-time.

Mauricio Pochettino has made four changes side that was defeated by Leicester City last weekend in a bid to revitalise Spurs’ 2019/20 campaign. 

Danny Rose (£5.5m) drops out at the expense of Ben Davies (£5.4m) while Serge Aurier‘s (£4.9m) suspension sees Moussa Sissoko (£5.0m) moving to right-back.

Eric Dier (£4.9m) earns a start with Harry Winks (£5.4m) dropping to the bench, while Erik Lamela (£6.1m) also starts in the lunch-time kick-off at the Amex Stadium, alongside Christian Eriksen (£8.8m).

Pochettino had hinted earlier in the week that rotation could be on the horizon within his Spurs side, and his team selections for the visit to the Amex are representative of a manager who will be hurting from a series of poor domestic and European results. 

The Argentinian will be desperately hoping that his side can bounce back in emphatic fashion on the south coast, but they will come up against a Brighton outfit who will be equally keen to get their 2019/20 campaign back on track. 

Graham Potter has made just one change to the team who visited Stamford Bridge last wekeend with Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) dropping to the bench and Aaron Connolly (£4.5m) earning his first Premier League start of the 2019/20 campaign. 

The Brighton manager’s decision to drop a midfield player in Bissouma and play Connolly up front could be representative of a plan to attack a fragile Spurs side on the counter-attack.

However, that might increase the onus on Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) and Adam Webster (£4.4m) to keep things tight against a Spurs attack eager to make-up for their humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich.

Potter will be looking for a response from his Brighton side after they comfortably beaten 2-0 by Chelsea last time out, as the Seagulls go in search of their first league win since the opening day against Watford. 

Brighton XI: Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Webster, Montoya; Alzate, Mooy, D Stephens, Groß; Maupay, Connolly.

Spurs XI: Lloris; Davies, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Sissoko; Dier, Ndombele; Eriksen, Lamela, Son; Kane.

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1,323 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Dammit Dunk. Another 11pointer on my bench like gw1

  2. Zico Senna
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    I transferred Son out as part of Sterling in, inspired 🙂

    1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Same here bud!

      1. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Haha! We tell the future!

  3. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    I get double digit points on my bench every week. This week it’s Dunk’s turn to take a bow.

    1. Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Bad luck. He's coming in for Matip for me.

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      third on my bench
      need spurs to score

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      It’s not really bad luck. Even without transfers he’d have been behind Cantwell and Tielemans.

  4. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Cantwell starts!

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Fecking hell. Blocking Dunk

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        ah damn, you might get some luck elsewhere

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Who is this Connoly guy? Marvelous ...

  6. tm245
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    That guy on the left looked like Poch aged 20 years.

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe he travelled back in time in an attempt to fix his mistakes.

  7. FISSH
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    DUNK YOU HERO

  8. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 1 day ago

    On my wc I went on tomori instead of dunk.

    Damn

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Should've asked your girl

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Haha I didn't, that's why!

  9. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    I've got Dunk first on my bench, I hope KDB doesn't make a spectacular recovery for this week.

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Should have started Dunk....Not

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Not Rico 🙁

    2. in sane in de bruyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      It was the right choice not to.

  11. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Auba to kane?
    Kdb to son? 😀

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Sounds about right 😉

  12. Double Treble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Connoly dont play Spurs every week or else he can be top scorer in the league 😀

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Todd!

  14. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    With Poch sacked during the IB and Watford up next, Spurs assets essential now!

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Strike for Son.

  16. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    BUR: Pope, Mee, Lowton, Tarkowski, Pieters, Gudmundsson, Westwood, McNeil, Hendrick, Wood, Barnes
    Subs: Hart, Long, Taylor, Lennon, Brady, Rodriguez, Vydra

    EVE: Pickford, Digne, Keane, Mina, Coleman, Schneiderlin, Delph, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
    Subs: Lössl, Sidibé, Holgate, Davies, André Gomes, Kean, Bernard

    LIV: Adrián, van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Lovren, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Salah, Mané
    Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Henderson, Harvey Elliott, Lallana, Keita, Origi

    LEI: Schmeichel, Evans, Söyüncü, Pereira, Chilwell, Ndidi, Praet, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy
    Subs: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Albrighton, Gray, Choudhury, Pérez

    NOR: McGovern, Godfrey, Amadou, Aarons, Lewis, McLean, Stiepermann, Cantwell, Leitner, Buendía, Pukki
    Subs: Archie Mair, Byram, Akin Famewo, Roberts, Srbeny, Drmic, Idah

    AVL: Heaton, Targett, Engels, Mings, Guilbert, Nakamba, Hourihane, McGinn, El Ghazi, Grealish, Wesley
    Subs: Steer, Taylor, Konsa, Trézéguet, Douglas Luiz, Jota, Davis

    WAT: Foster, Kabasele, Cathcart, Prödl, Holebas, Cleverley, Janmaat, Doucouré, Welbeck, Pereyra, Gray
    Subs: Gomes, Dawson, Kiko Femenía, Hughes, Sarr, Chalobah, Deulofeu

    SHU: Henderson, Egan, Basham, O'Connell, Baldock, Fleck, Stevens, Lundstram, Norwood, McBurnie, Robinson
    Subs: Moore, Jagielka, Freeman, Osborn, Muhamed Besic, Mousset, Sharp

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      cheers

    2. seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Cantwell starts!

      Deu benched?

    3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      All player start for me

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Same

    4. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Thank fook Cantwell starts

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Son air shots from 2 yards

  18. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    This hurts so much with Connolly 3rd on my bench. Put him in this week as well!

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Who's the 'worst' player starting ahead of him?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Probably Cantwell

    2. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Ouch! What inspired you to put Connolly in - Brighton fan?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Needed someone for Wickham to bolster bench

  19. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Son sitter

  20. Sarri, not Sarri
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    So, who brought Son in for KDB

  21. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Cantwell starts

  22. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Cantwell starts

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Woop

  23. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Ser Toddrick Of Cantwellshire, reporting for duty sir

    *Salutes*

    *Punches Corner Flag*

  24. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Holddddd Ryan

  25. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Son 🙁

  26. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Son close

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Lovren FFS

  28. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Dunk covers Son.

  29. DantheManinaPan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Yes Cantwell 😎

  30. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 1 day ago

    Liverpool team to play Leicester: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Fabinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
    Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Elliott, Henderson, Lallana, Keita, Origi.

    Leicester team to play Liverpool: Schmeichel, Periera, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Tielemans, Ndidi, Praet, Barnes, Vardy, Maddison.
    Subs: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Choudhury, Albrighton, Gray, Perez.

    Everton team to play Burnley: Pickford, Coleman, Digne, Keane, Mina, Schneiderlin, Delph, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
    Subs: Lossl, Holgate, Sidibe, Bernard, Gomes, Davies, Kean.

    Burnley team to play Everton: Pope, Lowton, Pieters, Tarkowski, Mee, Hendrick, Westwood, Gudmundsson, McNeil, Barnes, Wood.
    Subs: Hart, Taylor, Brady, Rodriguez, Lennon, Vydra, Long.

    Aston Villa starting XI: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Targett, Nakamba, Hourihane, McGinn, Grealish, Wesley, El Ghazi
    Subs: Steer, Taylor, Luiz, Konsa-Ngoyo, Trezeguet, Jota, Davis

    Norwich starting XI: McGovern, Aarons, Amadou, Godfrey, Lewis, Leitner, McLean, Cantwell, Buendia, Stiepermann, Pukki
    Subs: Byram, Roberts, Drmic, Srbeny, Idah, Famewo, Barclay-Mair

    Sheffield Team to play Watford: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, McBurnie, Robinson.
    Subs: Moore, Freeman, Sharp, Jagielka, Mousset, Osborn, Besic.

    Team to play Sheffield United: Foster, Janmaat, Prodl, Kabasele, Cathcart, Holebas, Pereyra, Doucoure, Cleverley, Gray, Welbeck.
    Subs: Gomes, Dawson, Deulofeu, Chalobah, Hughes, Femenia, Sarr.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      DCL has scored 4 in his last 3 - just saying

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 1 day ago

      Cheers Classix

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 1 day ago

        Sim Simma got there first, but thanks anyway.