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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. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Poch out!

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      ManU fan? 😉

  2. dshv
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Downgrade Son to somebody and upgrade pukki to vardy..

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      That’s my plan exactly subject to whatever happens in IB. Nice golden handshake from Pukki would be great. I burned a FT this week, wish I’d have gone for a 1 week punt on Mahrez, pure hindsight though!

  3. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    ML rival started Dunk!!!!

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Must be for goal threat as setpiece is weak for Spurs

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Mark switching Dunk for Tomori this GW looking great!

  4. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Took a - 8 that I probably wouldn't have if Cantwell was fine.

    Ooops.

  5. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    wow Montoyo 3rd on my bench. Epl has really lost it. Too much quality in midtable teams thats to crazy tv money

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    7 months, 29 days ago

    So Son back to KDB

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Yes, not going near Spurs again

  7. Lucackadoodledoo
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Barceton giving spurs a lesson

  8. Unliklinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    I'm actually more concerned for my Dunk points now. Moura is a decent impact sub.

  9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Gutted that Cantwell stops Montoya CS points

    1. Silecro
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Same..

    2. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      K

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Who would United fans prefer at the wheel?

    Ole, Poch or Alonso?

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Fergie

      1. Poseidon.
        • 1 Year
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Maybe Fergie as caretake until end of season and then Simeone at the end of the season. Simeone’s proven himself over a number of years now and could bring Oblak with him

      2. Simmering Marv'
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Seriously? He's an old man leave him in peace.

    2. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 29 days ago

      I feel like we should give Diego Simeone a chance

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Ant McPartlin

    4. KDB4PREZ
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Is davey moyes an option here?

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Poch all day, every day. The man is inspired and with that kind of money, well ...

  11. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Any update on Lloris?

    1. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Broken arm/elbow, felt unwell watching it

      Get well soon Hugo

  12. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Son you failed me

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      This feels close to home

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      It’s actually Poch!

    3. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Feeling relieved I avoided the KDB > Son trap

  13. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Clinton N'jie coming on for Spurs

  14. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Connolly down 🙁

  15. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Kdb son out, raheem saka in now feeling like a genius, albeit for a hit

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Hit or not, great moves, i took a hit too lol

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        7 months, 29 days ago

        Great is an understatement, my friend

  16. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Beautiful from Connolly. That was quality.

  17. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    I like Leicester City’s Twitter team lineup display the best

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Connolly injured

    Bandwagon derailed

  19. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Well, turning that off.

  20. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Bandwagon over - looks injured

  21. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Time for Ryan to lose the clean sheet me thinks

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Yes. Not from Kane though.. maybe a Sissoko goal

    2. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Ssshhhh

  22. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Man of the match going off.

  23. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Connolly bandwagon derailed

    1. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      He looks fine walked out maybe something minor

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Well played 🙂

  25. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Might have been better had they not survived those rumours...

  26. Ben Marlin
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Is Evans worth 0.4m more than Söyüncü?

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Probably not.

    2. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Nope

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Not with his injury record and lack of goal threat.

    4. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      No

  27. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    1800 people bought Connolly since deadline

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Surely a double rise over the IB

  28. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Son has always been a streaky player, even in the 8mil price bracket. He blanks far too often, especially in easier fixtures, and is now nearly 10mil. Spurs in general are so inconsistent the last year or so.

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      You’d know best

  29. Nigel Knows
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 29 days ago

    Spurs fans..... do you miss Dembele?

    1. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 29 days ago

      Kane does.

  30. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 29 days ago

    That feeling when you transfer out Dunk for Tomori....ffs