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Sessegnon replaces the suspended Son as Potter rings the changes

The first of nine matches to take place on Boxing Day kicks off at 12:30 GMT, with Brighton and Hove Albion the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

With this being the first of two Fantasy Premier League deadlines in the space of 48 hours, we FPL managers will be anticipating a shock benching or two today.

The damage isn’t too bad from a Tottenham Hotspur perspective, with one of Jose Mourinho’s two line-up changes being enforced.

Spurs’ appeal to get the Gameweek 18 dismissal of Son Heung-min (£9.9m) overturned has failed, so the South Korea international will now sit out the Lilywhites’ next three league matches – starting with this one.

Son’s place on the left flank has been taken by Ryan Sessegnon (£5.4m), who makes his first league start of 2019/20.

Eric Dier (£4.9m) drops to the bench, meanwhile, with Harry Winks (£5.2m) promoted to the starting XI.

There are starts for popular FPL buys Harry Kane (£11.0m), Dele Alli (£8.9m) and Serge Aurier (£5.1m), who maintain their ever-present Premier League appearance records under their new manager.

There are five changes for the visitors, however.

Shane Duffy (£4.8m), Ezequiel Schelotto (£4.0m), Bernardo (£4.3m), Aaron Connolly (£4.6m) and Steven Alzate (£4.5m) are all brought into the team, with Martin Montoya (£4.5m), Leandro Trossard (£5.8m), Davy Propper (£4.9m) and Neal Maupay (£5.8m) dropping to the bench.

Lewis Dunk (£4.7m) is absent from the matchday squad altogether as he is suffering from illness.

Christmas-led rotation is perhaps only one of the reasons for Graham Potter’s tinkering.

Albion look to be adopting a three-man central defence, with Potter perhaps having witnessed the joy that Wolves and Chelsea got against the Lilywhites when playing a similar formation recently.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Winks, Sissoko, Lucas, Dele, Sessegnon, Kane.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan, Schelotto, Webster, Duffy, Burn, Bernardo, Stephens, Mooy, Gross, Alzate, Connolly.

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1,772 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Sissoko with a nonsensical cut back costs Alli a brace

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      This

    2. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I could not believe that

  2. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Sissoko should have squared to Alli

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Exactly

    2. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      This

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Wrong choice !

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yes. Alli empty net

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        True, tap in ala Raheem

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Tired, tired Spurs legs vs Norwich!

    Eriksen essential on Free Hit!

  5. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Kane is already dead for the next match...

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Rested?

      1. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Don't thinks so, but he could struggle surely.

  6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Kane playing RB now

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sorry mate. I was right in most of my predictions but not pulisic.

  7. mad_beer ✅
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I did Son to Richalson. Let's hope I don't regret not getting Alli.

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Alli was the safe move, great ppm but I think Richarlison will do well

  8. Jammydodger2018
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Didn’t get Kane in the end but can’t complain with Alli and Aurier

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Alli down

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Knackered

  10. dark91
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What is wrong with Kane?!!!
    Not passing while he can barely move let alone run

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Needs to mouth breathe again

  11. Super Saints
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Alli faking 4 injuries

  12. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Sissoko is god awful

    1. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      True

  13. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Kane has been inspiring today. Putting in a shift in everyone’s position.

    1. marzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Played much deeper once they took they lead! Great for the team- not so much for FPL!

      1. Zladan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He’s the perfect Mourinho player

  14. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    As it stands:

    Webster (36)
    Kane (36)
    Aurier (27)
    Alli (27)
    Vertonghen (25)

    1. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      After deductions winning goal etc?

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Nope. Post-match adjustments still to be made.

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Webster 3
      Kane 2
      Aurier, Alli 1

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Aurier shouldn't get one

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Likely to finish Webster 3, Kane 2, Alli 1?

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I think Aurier will sneak the last BAP.

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Alli winning goal BAPS though?

      2. Igzie08
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I reckon so. Kane missed a chance in the end, Alli with the game winner

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Dele shattered

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Where do we think the BAPS will
    Go?

    1. Totally !rre!evant
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Kane/Webster 3/2
      Aurier 1

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        What about Alli Winning goal?

        1. Totally !rre!evant
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          -3 Big chance missed

    2. Lecky Legs FC
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Kane (3) Webster (2) Ali (2) Aurier (1)

  17. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    3 bps for Kane?

    1. RealVirg
      1 month, 27 days ago

      2 if lucky

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Think 2.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Alli gets 3 bps for goal going to be close.

      1. Totally !rre!evant
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Also -3 for Big chance missed towards the end.

  18. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Kane (C), dont know how to feel.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Pleased it is not a blank.

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Happy. He scored and gets bonus.

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Serious? 8 points is great

    4. marzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Same- numbed by the Alli goal and Aurier assist as a non owner of those two!

    5. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Devastating

    6. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A goal + 3 bps.. You should be happy

    7. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Weird

    8. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      It's not a blank, and that's a win in my book.

    9. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Spanner

  19. SirStevieG
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Not sure how Kane and Alli can start again in 48 hours, both looked absolutely stuffed.

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I don’t think they have any choice

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This

    2. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Top athletes. Will rest and go again

    3. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Managed minutes?

  20. KAPTAIN KUN
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    3 BPS for Kane?

  21. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Ryan got a save? There is a god

  22. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Not that I am complaining but can someone explain why Kane has got top BPS? He is my captain so no issue at all!

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Rigged

    2. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Because he technically scored 2

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A lot of completed dribbles and successful take ons today. Couple of chances created as well. Strikers normally do well in the bonus when they score also

    4. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Don't worry he will lose them. Got dispossessed on multiple occassions

    5. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You clearly didn’t watch the game

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I did watch the game but I just don’t know what BPS is awarded for by each position etc,

  23. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    How is Kane om 3 baps. This is a disgrace!

    1. Garlana
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Expecting a lot of dispossessions

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Luckily he won the ball back a lot too

    2. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He defended and created chances.

    3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Because of the BPS system lol

    4. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I suggest you actually watch a game of football before commenting. He was incredible today all over the pitch, many tackles as well...

  24. Steinburg FC
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    As a Spurs fan and an Alli owner, we got lucky...

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yes. Although they shot at the end and the empty net he could of have it could of been a lot luckier

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        * could've

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nope

    2. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Agreed as fellow fan

  25. IRBOX ⚽
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Webster 3, Kane 2, Alli 1

  26. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Webster 3
    Kane 2
    Dele 1

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nice Dele

      1. Maddamotha
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Ill take that as a Alli capper

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Good result for Kane, Alli and Aurier owners.

      1. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Aurier?

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He got an assist. Alli, Kane and Aurier combined = 21 pts from 3 players. That is pretty good.

    3. IRBOX ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Dial up

    4. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nothing for Aurier?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        4 dispossessions.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          kane also got dispossessed on multiple occassions

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Assist not enough?

      3. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I'm happy with the assist. He's near essential. 😀

      4. Super Saints
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He shouldn't get anything

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You bring sexy news to me

  27. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Do you think Ings will be fully rested or will come in the second half?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Will the game be in the balance?

    2. Rocky.007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Second half and a brace

  28. Woy_is_back
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Pulisic benched ffs

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Ings too 🙁

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It’s okay mate. Against all logical sense Lampard still starts an injured Azpi over Reece James. Getting burn’s 0 pointer so my greater skill does not pay off this time

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Lamps is a muppet, hope they lose.

          1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Christ your annoying

            1. Woy_is_back
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              And you suck at fpl. Just give up lmao

              1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                I’ve played 2 years and finished higher than you have in TEN - hahaha

  29. Obi-Wan Kenobi-Nil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    What's the website with the full breakdown of bps including big chances missed, dispossessions etc.?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Anewpla?

  30. marzo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    My WC 20 team had Aurier + Kane in it before this game..
    Would you keep either of them after this? Not so sure myself.
    Seen glimpses of good and bad for both.

    1. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Aurier looked very attacking to be fair
      Kane not worth his price

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Norwich next though