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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
    6 months, 3 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
      6 months, 3 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
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Who, guys...?!

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

          Connolly

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

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

  2. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Moura already had 2 dangerous attempts

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

    BIG FAT KDB >> Son Fail 😀

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

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

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 3 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
      6 months, 3 days ago

      You're not alone

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

    Dunk yellow

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

      That makes two of you.....

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

      4 YCs. 1 YC away from suspension.

    3. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      10 points on my bench looks less worse then 11

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

    Dunk RKO

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

    Dunk on the tightrope

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

      Mark knows....

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

    Dunk yellow

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

    Dunk 4th booking of the season.

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

    One more YC for a Dunk ban.

  10. Nightcrawler
      6 months, 3 days ago

      This proves spurs are nothing without cheating

      Var is their end

    • tm245
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Dunk still arguing about his headlock on Kane

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 3 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
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Back page papers...'Slam Dunk' 🙂

    • Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 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
        6 months, 3 days ago

        They were bad then too.

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

          This is wrong

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

          Nice one! lol 🙂

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

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

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 3 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 ...

    • I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Ryan to Pope on WC last week has gone well.

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

        I kept him and got Lowton on wc this week.

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

          This mans knows

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

      Murray sighting

    • IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

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

    • Monya Meow Meow
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Montoya 2nd on the bench

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

        We could have him compete with Lingaard for number 10 role

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

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

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            this

    • tm245
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Glenn Murray rocking the jog bra

    • Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Apparently headlocks in football are not a red card

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

        Good to know - playing tomorrow morning ...

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

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

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

        Incoming hostage scenario

    • seewhyaxe
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Just need a goal from moura or someone apart from kane

    • Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 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
        6 months, 3 days ago

        He’s much better than DDG.

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

        That was the Hughton effect

    • drughi
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

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

    • Balls of Steel
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      What next for Poch?

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

        Handshakes, post match interview

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          and after the interview.....?

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

        Wine & lots of it.

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

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

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Dreaming if you think Zizu would take the manu job.

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

          Zizu to United. LOL

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

      and kane grabs dunks balls

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Greenwood to Connolly in the cards?

    • Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Imagine conceding 10 goals in 2 games

    • Pedram
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      YESSS Ryan CS

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

      Just the ten goals conceded by spurs this week.

      #runnorthlondon

    • Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Klopp to Spurs, Poch to United, Ole to Liverpool

      Sounds good to me

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

        lmao

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

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