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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. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    This is a champions league performance

    1. Evasivo
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Agreed, from both teams

    2. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Really?! Are both playing good quality football?

  2. Evasivo
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    If Brighton can continue this form, I'd be made up

    1. tempest
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      If spurs keep this up they’re going to get 4 or 5 put past them....

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Owned Montoya since GW1...nice little under the radar player

      1. Evasivo
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        Patient man!

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        Great o e well done

  3. tempest
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    I think it is time to WC... agree?

    Ederson/Button
    Aurier/ VVD/ Lowton/ Lund/ Tomori
    Sterling/ Yarm/ Mount/ Dend/ James
    Aguero/ Firmino/ Pukki

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      You want to wildcard that team, or wildcard TO that team?

      1. tempest
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        From this team!!!

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      I would say yes, just hop this isn't your wc team 😉

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Nothing wrong with that team. Would get rid off Aurier and possibly James though.

    4. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Save it. Not a lot wrong there. A few shrewd changes over the next few weeks and you'll be OK. Although the IB is a great time to WC!

    5. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Yep... time for you to load up Spurs assets :-p

    6. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Yeah i’d WC

    7. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Team looks good imo.

  4. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    No one playing in this match yet I've gone up 9k positions overall!

    1. Neves say Never
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 25 days ago

      I’m up 30k with only Montoya on the bench. No idea how lol

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        Hits aplenty, many caused by KDB no doubt

        1. Neves say Never
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 25 days ago

          Ah good call

  5. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Potter the next big thing within coaching? He's a wizard

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      No, IMO. But would be good for someone like Bournemouth if Howe moves on.

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Potter & Wilder seem pretty good

      1. MosF94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 25 days ago

        Potter, Wilder, Howe, Lampard, Dyche - current breed of English managers is pretty promising overall

    3. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Harry to score a 2nd half hat-trick to reclaim his wizardly status

    4. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      So many in this bracket last few years.

      Dyche nuno Howe

  6. Soto Ayam
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 25 days ago

    If Pepe finds his shooting boots this weekend, looks like an easy swap for son.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      More chance in Stevie Wonder finding his sight.

    2. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Pepe doesn’t own shooting boots

    3. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      He is more of an assister. I expect 2 assists and 2 baps for him. Easy swap to Kdb is better

    4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Maddison for me - accompanied by The Vardster

      1. Soto Ayam
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 25 days ago

        Already have KDB and vardy. I'm happy if he turns into an asist machins. Madison also smart pick, plus frees up extra cash. Was trying to think of a way to get Alonso in

    5. Gonzola
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Saka will outscore Pepe this season imo.

  7. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Spurs lose because they play two teams in a day.... Brighton and Hove Albion .

    - Sir Special One.

  8. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Son for who ??

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Back to KDB for me lol

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Watford at home up next.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        Could be rested, high chance

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 25 days ago

          So could his replacement, to some extent. Not worth a transfer for owners who must have been feeling good about him this morning, IMO

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    I get Connolly off the bench if KdB, Greenwood and one of Kelly, Guilbert or Cantwell no show.

    Surely a good chance! Though sod's law would be now I want it to happen it won't!

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Greenwood will probably get a cameo.

      Kelly isn't getting dropped given how well Palace have played when he has been in the side.

      Cantwell and Guilbert probably going to start too.

    2. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Sounds like you need to WC

    3. Garrincha1962
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Keep the faith. Mane and Sterling will get injured in the warm up and you’ll get him in for KDB

  10. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 25 days ago

    I need 5 strikers this season

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Auba, Vardy, Aguero, Pukki, Abraham, C.Wilson

      1. Dannyb
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        That's 6

        1. Stoic
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 25 days ago

          But he needs 6

  11. KINGS
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 25 days ago

    My rival having Connolly on bench. Praying all his craps get to play 59mins

  12. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    How the hell did we lose 4-0 to that mob 🙁

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      No Kelly in the team.

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        Well said 😉

  13. Champ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    And this my friends is why we own Salah.

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Eh?

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Cos of his unbreakable elbows?

      1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        I actually loled!

      2. ‘Tis the Season
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        LOL

    3. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Because he’s after eriksen’s missus too?

  14. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Ex-number 1 in the world Captained Son

    1. Demí
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      That's why he's Ex

    2. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Maybe see it after 30 gws. Most are bs at number 1 now

  15. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Spurs 0-2 down and Winks coming

    if this sub not injury related then Poch has lost it completely

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Getting sacked in the morning

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Would have taken off Dier rather than Ndob

    3. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      I think its damage limitation. They dont want to be embarassed and lose moral with a thumping. 2-0 is bad enough

  16. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    So Winks is ahead of Dombele ?

    1. Demí
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Nah

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      How do you come to that conclusion?

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Winks and Dombele would normally both be starting.

      For some unfathomable reason, Eric Dier is playing

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Dier stays on 😀

    Poch wants the pay out!

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Bring Moura on you clueless Spud

  19. Unliklinho
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Only watching the commentary, but surely Ndombele's been one of their better players this season?

  20. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Winks replaces Tanguy Ndombele.

    Spurs deserve to lose. This guy is clueless.

  21. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    I'd love if Charlton made it back into the Premier League.

  22. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Spurs 2 down and still Moura on the bench!! Forget Vertonghen and Eriksen Missus... it’s Moura who is doing Mrs. Pochettino!

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Lol

  23. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Spurs goal incoming...

    1. Marvin the Great
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      A few more forays into the box and Kane will get his chance to dive.

  24. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Spurs looking a bit brighter in this half.

    1. Marvin the Great
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      It seems it was short lived though.

  25. Garrincha1962
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Son 1 point - rank up from 207k to 192k (oh it’s tight in the middle rankings)

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Kane off Moura on?

  27. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Montoya 2nd sub behind Cantwell.
    Started KDB.
    🙁

  28. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Is that Dier RC?

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Could be

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      Should go to VAR...ref didn't see it

  29. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Damn Son. Get subbed for Moura already!

  30. Dammed Utd
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 25 days ago

    Any college ball fan’s in the house. Week 6

    Accumulator for today games

    Army Black Knights ML

    Boston College Eagles ML

    Baylor Bears ML

    Air Force Falcons ML

    Arkansas State ML

    TCU Horned Frogs ML

    1. Marvin the Great
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 25 days ago

      I've been meaning to ask someone this for a while. As a fairly new NFL and Chicago Bears fan, which college team would you recommend following?

      1. fudoki
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 25 days ago

        None of the big collegiate teams are in Illinois but Michigan isn't too far. Depends if you want to visit or if you just want a team to follow remotely. Can do worse than pick a team from the SEC which is frankly a ridiculously good league - 5 of the SEC teams are currently unbeaten (Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Auburn, Florida, though the latter two play later).

        1. Marvin the Great
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 25 days ago

          I'll check them out. Thanks for the reply mate.