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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. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    End of an era for Spurs. What are your favourite memories from their greatest ever team? Mine is when they finished third in a two-horse race

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      😆

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Getting to the CL final.

    3. mookie
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      lmao

    4. SirStevieG
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      What era?

    5. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Knocking Villa out of the carabau was without a doubt their finest hour

    6. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Winning the Audi Cup in 2019 was some feat

    7. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Definitely going through difficulties but poch has pretty much overachieved already. Never really been a worse time in history to be the third best team in the league

      1. _sidney_will
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        What has achieved?

        1. _sidney_will
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          *he

  2. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Imagine a midfield of Pogba/Moura/Ozil
    Don't know what's going on with the manager's mind in England !

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      ?????

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Quality players that not play 2 successive 90 mins ..wasted potential of players that can easily win you games

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          What? Pogba plays every minute when he's available

          1. Demí
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            This

          2. tisza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 24 days ago

            Is on the pitch when available - doesn't always play when available:)

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Sure Poch will be making a change in midfield.

    1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Why?
      They look absolutely perfect now

  4. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    My kDb to son transfer already looking a stupid transfer

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      KDB not playing. Son can still get something.

    2. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Sure but now it's looking very less likely

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      2 points gain, not bad

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Until his bench fodder outscores son

    4. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Hope Digne doesn't do anything now otherwise it is gonna hurt

  5. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Still time for Son to get something and Kane to get his obligatory pen!

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Sp*rs always get a pen when they need it.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Kane is on the phone to the FA to arrange it for the second half

        1. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 24 days ago

          Best striker in the world? I am sure many agree that best strikers don't wait for someone to set them up all the time. They create and they hassle.

  6. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    I'm trying to stick behind Poch through the bad times but then I see Moura wasting away on the bench and I'm finding it hard

    1. Francis Begbie
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Durex play great for that pal

      1. Fitzy.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Hilarious 🙄

  7. Taegugk Warrior
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Why everybody loves cresswel..?

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Watch games

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Because we needed a Raymond replacement

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Watch today v Palace when he scores for the 3rd week running

  8. Lamplighters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Son the new Martial.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Ehm... Martial got points every game he played this season.

  9. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Which team is worse? Manu or Spurs?

    1. Marvin the Great
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Look at the table.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 24 days ago

        U reckon pool are better than city too?

        1. Marvin the Great
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          The table never lies.

        2. Unliklinho
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          If Pool win every game 1-0, then yes they're going to be better than City

      2. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        I actually think Spurs is worse. Their squad is so much better than Manu and playing shite

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Defo man u atm

    3. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Spurs have a better squad and better manager, imo

    4. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Check hot topics

    5. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      On the same level

    6. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      UTD easy. Look how much they spent to be $hit

    7. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Spurs for me because they have better players.

  10. some witty pun
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    I thought that was going in for a moment

  11. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Hope son do something

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Get sent off.

  12. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Montoya CS points from the bench. Hope Cantwell doesn't start

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I need to get Montoya, he gets CS points for one half

    2. Tired and weary
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Same for me - can see a cheeky assist in there too ha ha

  13. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Time for Son to go... think will gladly take a profit of 0.1

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I'm sure he'll pop up with a goal near the end of the second half.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Hopefully own goal.

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          That would be ideal.

  14. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Stars are aligning for Poch to replace Ole.

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      What an awful job, he would be crazy!

  15. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Spurs look awful!

  16. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Spurs are struggling because their main midfielder in Kane is staying up top. Poch needs to make the change 😀

    1. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Always found them to be better without Kane on the pitch.

  17. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Spurs midfield poor. Would not be surprised to see Winks coming on.

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      not much improvement

    2. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Is that how bad it's got? Winks hahaha

  18. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    It’s Moura time.

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Son hattie incoming 🙂

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      YC and early sub (owner here)

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Not Confident. Never own the guy at the right time.

  20. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Probably should have played Montoya

  21. Demí
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Stil got Kane's penalty to look forward to in the second half. And Glenn Murray's 4 goals

  22. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Need to give a lot of credit to Graeme Potter. Turned that team into a much tighter unit. Playing good footie.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      How is Maupay playing?

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Fine. I mean you’re not going to get their attacking assets, but great for the Prem season.

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Hoping Trossard is back after theIB.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Yeah. Good signings too.

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Buying Mooy is outstanding business

  23. Bobby
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Risk of son being subbed off - is he looking knackered?

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      That’s my concern too. Just hope he completes 60 mins if nothing else!

    2. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      He won’t be subbed. They’ll be a riot!

  24. adibo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Problem with spurs are key players are out of contract next summer... blame the management

  25. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Spurs that bad? Not watching

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Brighton deserve to be 2-0 up. Utterly dominant

    2. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Spurs look like s$it getting dominated by Brighton, will transfer Son out soon

  26. _sidney_will
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Got to love how Arsenal have been at our worst for some time the last 6 years and have won x3 FA Cup's, this is Spurs' greatest ever team and they've achieved nothing, always will be a small tinpot club.

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Tell us what you really think Sid..

    2. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Give over. Spurs came of age in the years that it was the absolute worst time in history to be the third best team in the league. Arsenal haven't won anything since peps city and klopps Liverpool went ape, and you won't win anything that you are competing against them to win. Spurs making it to the CL final is the finest achievement of any other pl club in the last two years

  27. adibo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Harry kane wont be a spur next summer .. book it

  28. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    How many have already set the team for next game week?

    1. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Guilty

    2. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 24 days ago

      I have

      Thinking of Kelly to Rico and roll the other FT... Or -4: Kelly, Soy, Pukki to Rico, Pereira, Connolly

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      o/

  29. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Noone owners rejoice!!! 😆

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Who is this Noone? Never heard of him

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Played for Hull or something. Became a meme.

        1. noquarternt
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 24 days ago

          Craig Noone

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        Was a Cardiff player I guess

    2. adibo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Yaaay

    3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 24 days ago

      Craig Noone? Don't think he's ever played prem, has he?

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 24 days ago

        14 games

  30. StayoutheSpiceZone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 24 days ago

    Get Dier and Lamela off ASAP!