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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. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Yeeeeeeeees Dunk you legend

  2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Surprise points from Ryan hopefully the start of a good week

  3. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Ryan cleanie get in!!!

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      This!

  4. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 28 days ago

    potter to united?

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Be an improvement..

  5. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Tottenham next manager predictions

    A. Mourinho
    B. Marcelo pielsa
    C. Allegri
    D. Someone else

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Mourinho

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      venables

    3. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Please not Jose. Don't want any ex UTD near my club * vomits *

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah of course you don't want Jose because Jose is a winner and Spurs don't win anything...

        1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Was a winner till he went to that clown circus of a club. They finish managers like they do players 😉

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Jenas

    5. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Levy

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Himself?

    6. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Ricky Stuart

  6. Trophé Mourinho
      5 months, 28 days ago

      great result for Brighton glad they got a win, spurs abysmal

      1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Massive cleanie that.

      2. Balls of Steel
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Delighted for young Connolly, finally got his chance and grabbed it with both hands!

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Why did I sell Montoya?

      JK. Probably would have played Kelly over him anyway this match.

      Potential points lost for me thoughhhh

    • _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Montoya CS yay!

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Feels good don't it? 😎

    • luke
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Ryan and Dunk, jammy but nice way to start the week!

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Not jammy

      2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        But Coach.

    • THEKID_88
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Is Ryan amongst the BAPS?

      1. clodhopper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        No unluckily

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Nope. But Happy with the 7 points ofcourse.
        Shame i have sonny tho

    • tm245
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Spurs just look so miserable.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Something is not right there

        1. Swanremainsthesame
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Vertonghen on the score sheet after all perhaps

    • ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Played Dunk over Kelly/Rico. Such a gamble

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Good start Ryan cs and save point ... not bad!

    • Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I feel ashamed that my team lost to 10 men Spurs.

    • Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Is Connolly a bandwagon yet?

      1. Freaki
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Mans had his 1 and only miracle game of his life

          1. Business Cat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Nah, looks like the start of something

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            LOL

        • jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Essential

        • Spab
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          He won't get to play against Spurs every week.

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        End of the road for Pouch, some pundits have short memories.

      3. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Leave the Greenwood, Take the Connolly.

      4. b91jh
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Cant imagine the scene that millions of people are discussing which Brighton striker is better.

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          I'd have thought BHA fans would crash the Greenwood/Martinelli debate on who is the best PL teenage striker.

      5. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        New stadium syndrome.

      6. Leaf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Brilliant

        10 goals conceded in under 5 days

      7. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Connolly 3
        Dunk 2
        Maupay 1

        1. Bossworld
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Surely not with the yellow card?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            It’s classic Dunk.

          2. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Why not?

        2. Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Dunk on 1, Maupay 2

      8. Arse Craic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Brighton up Spurs

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          You biscuit

          1. Arse Craic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Dunk your biscuit

            1. ‘Tis the Season
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Arse

      9. drughi
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Hows this wc team looking

        Ryan
        Tomori Robertson Otamendi
        Sterling Mane Mount Maddison
        Vardy Abraham Jimenez

        button soyuncu lundstram dendoncker

        1. b91jh
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Follow professional scouts here and get Connolly!

        2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - se…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          You need KDB surely . Or a route for him

        3. Swanremainsthesame
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Double on lpool assets for their easy fixture run surely, mun & TOT looking possible TC material

      10. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Lundstram RC today because I started him. Hauls when I bench him.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          This is your lucky day, mind ...

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Nope.. he will haul.

        3. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Boo hoo, these kind of posts are really really cringe. It's FPL, it's not like your life is on the line

      11. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Poch is getting himself fired on purpose.. signed long term contract so decent payout. And gets utd or real job 😀

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Could be something in that?
          I am dumping Son as the team are shocking, this is Brighton!!

      12. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Hate that Brighton CS though

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Don't cry

        2. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          I'm quite enamoured with mine 😉

        3. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Love it, sorry 🙂

        4. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Melt

        5. Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Before the season I was 50-50 between Ryan and Heaton, went for Heaton. I always miss the right 4.5 GK.

      13. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        I'll just bank the 0.1 on Son and forget about ever owning him.

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Even so..Don’t get rid before watford

          1. teneighty
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Will he play though?

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          samsies

      14. b91jh
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Connolly will do a Shane Duffy next week.

      15. Old Bull
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Just heard Spurs have lost 18 games in the last 10 months

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Poch would fit right in at United!

        2. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Won 1 away game in the PL in all of 2019. If that was Arsenal then you would hear about it non stop. But Spurs are the media's favourite team so they get a free ride

          1. Old Bull
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Think tomorrow that will be different

      16. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Wow Lovren starting for Liverpool... Now I am little regretting buying Mount over Maddison. And Vardy owners could have some fun...