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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. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Spurs absolutely toothless

    • Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Come on Winks, wipe that clean sheet

    • KGFC
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Pool vs Lei should be a cracker of a game! Both teams to full strength and both like to attack!

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Cantwell stopping my Dunk points 🙁

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Hoping Rico is benched tomorrow lol

        • Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          You are the one who's stopping dunk points

          1. pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Damnnnnnnn

      2. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Spurs are shambolic.

      3. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        KDB to Son -4, Cantwell and Montoya benched. I suck

        1. KGFC
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Oof.. that stings.

      4. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Bench fodder news:
        McGovern > Button
        Saka & Guendouzi > Hayden & Dendoncker
        Connolly > Greenwood

      5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Moura shot saved. Poor shot on a one on one

      6. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Connolly trying to prefect the Aguero limp.

      7. Demí
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Arsenal fans. Would you take Poch over Emery?

        1. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          lol

        2. Ginkapo FPL
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Poch who isnt bored of his club? Of course

        3. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Arsenal fans celebrated winning a Europa league like they’d won the Champions League lol

          1. Zim0
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            When did they win?

      8. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Ryan you beast

      9. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Will Aurier be back before WAT or after?

        1. pumpkinhead
          • 5 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Does it even matter?

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Did you go Pepe in the end Reckless?

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              Wrong reckless, I’m recklessS the better looking one

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 3 days ago

                ... oh

        2. Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Just a 1 match suspension, but didn’t exactly cover himself in glory against Bayern.

      10. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        How did this team played CL final last year is beyond me

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Missing llorente

        2. dark91
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          How did they even beat Ajax

        3. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          No Trippier, Llorente

        4. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Final was in May...5 months ago...

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Sorry 1 June

            1. La Roja
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              It’s the same team dude. Same players

              1. ClassiX
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 3 days ago

                I know - my point was that it hasn't even been a year...it's only been 5 months to go from CL final to Brighton's B!tches...

        5. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 3 days ago

          VAR.

        6. Brehmeren
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Lucas Moura

      11. villa_til_i_die
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Son essential!

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          !!!

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          thought he'd scored for a second then, even though I already know he's gone off ffs

        3. Happy Chappy
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          No

      12. KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Getting Pepe instead of Son feels like a little win. Then again it's Pepe...

        1. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Neither is the biggest win by far though. Neither close to good value so far

      13. SirStevieG
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Kane > Connolly -4 yay or nay???

        1. KDB4PREZ
            6 months, 3 days ago

            I’d pay -8 to get rid of Kane said it weeks ago

        2. Pedram
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Ryan please don't lose the clean sheet.

          1. Marvin de Milo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Don't worry, he won't.

          2. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Please do. One of my rivals has Ryan and Dunk double up!

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          One more Ryan save for the point and BAP race.

          1. Nigel Knows
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            There’s ur save

        4. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 3 days ago

          This could be 6 or 7

        5. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          If Poch goes out, who would get the job? Shudder to imagine what it would be for Spurs fans if they hire the AvBs and Sherwoods of the world. Not to mention Hughes/Allardyce/Moyes etc.
          For me, Poch has proven so much at spurs. Perhaps not trophies, but you tell me he hasnt improved spurs massive for the past 5 years.
          He reached a bloody CL final a few months ago. Consecutive CL finishes for the past few years, remember a time when Spurs fans could only dream of that.
          Everyone has their opinion, but Im of the opinion that Poch should stay. He's stuck with you lot through some s***ty times, time to return the favor.

          1. Marvin de Milo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Potter

            1. Differential (c)
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              That would be a very positive catch, but I think its too soon for him, itll ruin him if they get him now.

          2. Paul Scholesy Scores Goals
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            They can have Ole. Think Ole could come good at a smaller club where he’s under a little less pressure. Just not right for us

          3. KICKandRUSH
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Eriksen killed him.
            One player can destroy a whole team. Same would've happened to us if we kept Coutinho.

            1. Differential (c)
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              Eriksen should just go if he wants out. Lo Celso needs to get fit asap to fill his spot.

          4. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Jose

            1. Differential (c)
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              A very good shout. Trophy winner and proven PL quality. My only doubt is if he is the correct type of manager to mastermind a rebuild.

          5. RichardNixon
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Allegri

            1. Differential (c)
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              Camt really comment on Allegri. Any decent manager wouldve won the keague with Juve. Dont watcha lot of his football tbh.

        6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Moura shot saved by ryan

        7. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Ryaaaan

        8. KDB4PREZ
            6 months, 3 days ago

            BPS locked

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Moura looks threatening. Strange poch doesn't trust him

          • pumpkinhead
            • 5 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Kdb to Yarmo. If Mahez misses out even a 2 pointer from Yarmo will feel like a win.

          • dark91
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            What a match by Ryan!!

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              He's hardly had to do anything

              1. dark91
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 3 days ago

                He made 3 very essential saves. If any of those went in, it could have helped Spurs get back into the game

          • Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Jesus, Spurs can’t even wipe the cleanie! Truly abysmal.

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              Sold Montoya this week 😐

              1. Eric the King
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 3 days ago

                Same

          • Dr. Agabuse
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            How on earth is that not a red with VAR?

            1. Marvin de Milo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              Because VAR is failing terribly.

              1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 3 days ago

                Varce.

          • Luka - Man Like Serbia
            • 7 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Come on Ryan, hold onto this 😀

          • De Gea Van Dijk. 10
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 3 days ago

            Can feel a Salah haul.

            1. pumpkinhead
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              Let me know what it’s like feeling a celeb

            2. Jafooli
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 3 days ago

              Operation Yewtree notified