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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
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Poch out!

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      ManU fan? 😉

  2. dshv
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

    Downgrade Son to somebody and upgrade pukki to vardy..

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 24 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
    5 months, 24 days ago

    ML rival started Dunk!!!!

    1. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Must be for goal threat as setpiece is weak for Spurs

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Mark switching Dunk for Tomori this GW looking great!

  4. Dacra
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 24 days ago

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

    Ooops.

  5. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 24 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
      5 months, 24 days ago

      So Son back to KDB

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Yes, not going near Spurs again

    • Lucackadoodledoo
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Barceton giving spurs a lesson

    • Unliklinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

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

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Gutted that Cantwell stops Montoya CS points

      1. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Same..

      2. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        K

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 24 days ago

      Who would United fans prefer at the wheel?

      Ole, Poch or Alonso?

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Fergie

        1. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 24 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. Marvin de Milo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

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

      2. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 24 days ago

        I feel like we should give Diego Simeone a chance

      3. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Ant McPartlin

      4. KDB4PREZ
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Is davey moyes an option here?

        • Pep bites Kun
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

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

      5. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Any update on Lloris?

        1. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Broken arm/elbow, felt unwell watching it

          Get well soon Hugo

      6. Pedram
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Son you failed me

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          This feels close to home

        2. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          It’s actually Poch!

        3. Jellyfish
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Feeling relieved I avoided the KDB > Son trap

      7. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Clinton N'jie coming on for Spurs

      8. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Connolly down 🙁

      9. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Great is an understatement, my friend

      10. JustPark
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Beautiful from Connolly. That was quality.

      11. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 24 days ago

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

      12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Connolly injured

        Bandwagon derailed

      13. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Well, turning that off.

      14. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Bandwagon over - looks injured

      15. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Time for Ryan to lose the clean sheet me thinks

        1. Skloppy Kops
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

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

        2. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Ssshhhh

      16. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Man of the match going off.

      17. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Connolly bandwagon derailed

        1. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          He looks fine walked out maybe something minor

      18. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

        Well played 🙂

      19. CroatianHammer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 24 days ago

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

      20. Ben Marlin
          5 months, 24 days ago

          Is Evans worth 0.4m more than Söyüncü?

          1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Probably not.

          2. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Nope

          3. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Not with his injury record and lack of goal threat.

          4. Happy Chappy
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            No

        • La Roja
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

          1800 people bought Connolly since deadline

          1. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Surely a double rise over the IB

        • Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 24 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
            5 months, 24 days ago

            You’d know best

        • Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. Tomerick
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 24 days ago

            Kane does.

        • HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 24 days ago

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