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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. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Finally, a viable 4.5 (though far from nailed) FWD emerges, and I use my wildcard to go big up top. 😀

    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      With Villa, Everton, Norwich and Man U up next too. If fit could be a great Greenwood swap.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Who, guys...?!

        1. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Connolly

    2. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Keep an eye on McGovern 4.0 keeper & Saka 4.5 mid as well this GW!

  2. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Moura already had 2 dangerous attempts

  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    BIG FAT KDB >> Son Fail 😀

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Same. I'm sure Mahrez will punish me further. Standard

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Agree. And now I want kdb back! Oh well I knew the risk and it’d spectacularly back fired as expected

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      You're not alone

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Dunk yellow

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      That makes two of you.....

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      4 YCs. 1 YC away from suspension.

    3. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      10 points on my bench looks less worse then 11

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Dunk RKO

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Dunk on the tightrope

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Mark knows....

  7. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Dunk yellow

  8. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Dunk 4th booking of the season.

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    One more YC for a Dunk ban.

  10. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    This proves spurs are nothing without cheating

    Var is their end

  11. tm245
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Dunk still arguing about his headlock on Kane

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      He should have body slammed him into the ground while he had him in a headlock, might have woken him up!

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Back page papers...'Slam Dunk' 🙂

  12. Pep bites Kun
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    What has happened to Spurs? They were in UCL final a few months ago?

    1. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      They were bad then too.

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        This is wrong

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Nice one! lol 🙂

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Seems like unrest in the camp. Eriksen, Alli, Vertongan all seem unsettled - all have been key to their success in last few years.

    3. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      CL hangover, a few injuries, unrest (Eriksen, Alder, Vert)

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Hangover in terms of lack of investment perhaps? For the success they've had, they haven't really built the team over the last 2 years ...

  13. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Ryan to Pope on WC last week has gone well.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      I kept him and got Lowton on wc this week.

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        This mans knows

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Murray sighting

  15. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Dunk 2nd on my bench. Damn this season is horrendous..

  16. Monya Meow Meow
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Montoya 2nd on the bench

  17. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Looking at Moura’s dedication, it’s a shame that he doesn’t start every week for this Spurs team. As a Man U fan, I’d welcome him in our team!

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      We could have him compete with Lingaard for number 10 role

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Compete? Moura will have Jlingz for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          this

  18. tm245
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Glenn Murray rocking the jog bra

  19. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Apparently headlocks in football are not a red card

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Good to know - playing tomorrow morning ...

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Son close to tears, just hit him that he’s got to play in North Korea soon.

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Incoming hostage scenario

  21. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Just need a goal from moura or someone apart from kane

  22. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    When I owned Ryan last season he was the worst keeper in the league, stayed well clear of him this season and suddenly he's the new De Gea!?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      He’s much better than DDG.

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      That was the Hughton effect

  23. drughi
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    wonder how many goals liverpool will score against spurs ? heard its a tough fixture and we should rid off liverpool assets

  24. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    What next for Poch?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Handshakes, post match interview

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        and after the interview.....?

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Wine & lots of it.

    3. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Madrid and Zizu to Man U and OGS back to Norway!

      1. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Dreaming if you think Zizu would take the manu job.

      2. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Zizu to United. LOL

  25. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    and kane grabs dunks balls

  26. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Greenwood to Connolly in the cards?

  27. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Imagine conceding 10 goals in 2 games

  28. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    YESSS Ryan CS

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Just the ten goals conceded by spurs this week.

    #runnorthlondon

  30. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Klopp to Spurs, Poch to United, Ole to Liverpool

    Sounds good to me

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      lmao

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Keep your glass down. The gw has just begun...