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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. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    3 red arrow streak. Lacking Spurs, offensive pool, Abraham, Grealish and more. Got Pulisic and a couple of other big problems. Should I just take it easy accepting red arrows, rebuild my team and look to stabilize and rise the ranks mid January ?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      The GW has barely started, wait and see what happens

    2. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 hours ago

      Pulisic is starting today, could get a brace.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Didn’t think he was.

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        No he isn’t. Nor Mount

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Not playing today so I would get rid if I had him

    3. Puncheon Guly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Tough when it's like that. Try not to covet everyone. You could swap Sterling and Pulisic for Salah and someone else. Not convinced about Grealish long term, so focus on good players in good teams. Don't be tempted to take a load of hits as it rarely pays off. So take it easy

      1. lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        thank you

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Mousset, what a disappointment, the worst transfer of the season so far.

  3. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    I’ll take 8pts from 1 played. Onwards and upwards! Tiny 3600 place rise in OR. As long as the arrows stay green!

    Didn’t realise so many had/ capped Kane tbh. Aurier I expected.

    1. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      3000 drop as non captaining alli owner, bit surprised

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        At what rank though?

        I moved from 238k to 234k.

        1. BrutalLogiC
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          35kish, just doubled checked it's more like 2k drop

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            It’s because many people have either Kane or Alli and also Aurier. Some had all 3

            1. BrutalLogiC
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              From memory it was like 9k aurier and 6k Kane owners in top 50k, alli like 20k I.e. almost half, so yeah only a bit surprised

  4. Dele
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Not even 3BAPS for Dele, disgrace

  5. Mané money
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 hours ago

    Play

    Rico - bha
    or
    Kelly - sou

    ?

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      50/50

    2. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 hours ago

      Kelly

      1. One Wheels Enough
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Rico for poss attacking returns

          1. One Wheels Enough
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              plus Ings will be fresh...

      2. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Pope owners keeping? He has horrendous fixtures from gw20 onwards

        Faces (MU che LEI mu ARS) in 5 of next 6 fixtures.

        1. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          I want to sell possibly for Guita!?

          1. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            Im looking at Ramsdale. Cheaper and Just look at Bournemouth fixtures

        2. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Foster is also an option

        3. Puncheon Guly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Unless I happen to have a spare transfer, I'll be keeping. Can see a CS against United home, plus Burnley are all ways capable against anyone. And save points

        4. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          I switched for Ryan. Go for somebody else!

        5. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Nope he’s gone for me today, Ramsdale or Ryan incoming I think.

      3. Jindaljain
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 hours ago

        Any chances of Captain Salah blank?

        1. tafrère
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Of course.

      4. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Just checked the transfers in/out. Aurier had 559 transfers in and 559 transfers out as well! Everyone change their mind?

      5. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        seems like Grealish is playing in midfield

        1. ppv
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Grealish playing central no 10 rather than on the wing Villa playing 2 DM. 4-2-3-1

        2. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          What were you expecting?

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            as in, he's playing deeper with McGinn out

        3. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          4-2-3-1

          Heaton
          Elmo Hause Konsa Targett
          Nakamba Luiz
          Trezeguet Grealish El-Ghazi
          Wesley

          1. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            oh thanks!

        4. ppv
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          He won't be deeper. More central no 10

      6. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 hours ago

        Are you all planning to trade out Henderson for the next 5 GWs?

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          No !
          I will play Martin next 2 GWs 😉

        2. SB007
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          No because he will try lots of save points

        3. GARY AND JAMIE
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Only if absolutely nothing else needs sorting

        4. JamieNumber4
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 hours ago

          Nope. I don’t own him

        5. Trophé Mourinho
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            nah, get in Foster for my second spot. Play Foster in the 4 red and Henderson for the Ham game. I can afford it ez so why not? Pending Watford today that is, assuming they dont get done

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Ramsdale decent option also, he just goes agsint my attackers too much

            2. Sailboats
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Im not sure if I want to waste a FT on a GK

            3. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Not sure for now, will decide after this gameweek.

            4. jaguar shark
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              With only 14 pts separating the top ten keepers, maybe a wasted transfer?

          • Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            What to do with aurier..... Spurs Def is gash and I'm not sure he's going to back it up with enough attacking returns

            1. GARY AND JAMIE
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Keeping here as he looks so dangerous. Cleanies are so hard to predict

            2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Probably will dump Aurier and Alli to Ried and Salah

            3. Ole Trafford
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              They will become more resilient. Jose will get it sorted out.

            4. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              He is doing quite well

            5. ^Freedom Fighter^
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Keeping as he plays Oop as well .. benched him today though 🙁

          • dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            With Brighton coming into run of good fixtures would you keep Ryan (Button second goalie) or get rid on WC?

            1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Keep

            2. tafrère
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              I would keep personally.

            3. Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              I’m getting Ryan in for Pope today if that helps ?

          • Herman Toothrot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            Tammy, please just smash the granny out of the SOU defence and being home the bacon points. Ta very diddly.

            1. Patio Kev
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              9-0 would be lovely today

          • Hits from the Bong
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            Hmm Aurier with another assist? Did i mess up going for Gomez instead, should i try and reverse it do you think?

          • LIARS POKER
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 hours ago

            Best Pope replacement?

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              I'm going Ramsdale on WC

            2. seewhyaxe
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Fabianski if he's back?

              1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Yum. Yes.

          • BNMC
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Lundstram captain... here we go.

              1. Ninja Škrtel
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                AMEN MATE. LETS GO!!

              2. The_Fish
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Me too, come on goal and CS

            • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              RMWCT
              Ramsdale(Button)
              TAA Lundstram Soy (Rico)(Kelly)
              KDB Mane Maddison Alli Pulisic
              Vardy Abraham(Martinelli)

              0.3 itb

              1. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Not keen on Pulisic, rest is fine.

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  Cheers! what do you think of my question below 🙂 ?

              2. Ragabolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Pulisic on a WC? I would downgrade him and upgrade Martinelli

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  Cheers mate! makes lot of sense yeah.

              3. bitm2007
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Pulisic and Martinelli to Ings and Cantwell

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  Was thinking of the exact moves! Thanks 😀

              4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                No Salah ! mo Salah 😀

            • CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Henderson is obviously a decent pick but Sheff U have some really bad fixtures coming up.
              Straight swap for Ramsdale?

              1. marzo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Ramsdale, Ryan, Guaita all seem popular.

                1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  This

            • Shark Team
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 hours ago

              Ramsdale Ryan or Foster for the next 5?

              1. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                I'm going with either Ramsdale or Ryan. Both have good long term fixtures.

              2. Trophé Mourinho
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  I like Foster, 3 of the red games he will cover for Hend are home games.

              3. Jindaljain
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                BPS should be 3 Alli,2 Kane,1 for webster

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  What are you on about

                2. JamieNumber4
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  Eh?

                3. TheSteel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  Nope, not even close

              4. Woy_is_back
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Simpson starting so atleast I have Donkey and Simpson coming in if I have two no shows.

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  At least they should score more than zero! If donkey plays anyway

              5. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 11 hours ago

                Which of these on WC ?
                A)Pulisic+Abraham+Greenwood
                B)Ings+Rashford+Cantwell
                C)Ings+Abraham+Cantwell(and save a bit of cash)
                D)Other

                Greenwood/Cantwell will be used sparingly

                1. Iceball
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  Not A since Pulisic. See how Abra and Rash do

                2. CONNERS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  I'd go C.

              6. Trophé Mourinho
                  2 months, 11 hours ago

                  no Rico?

                  1. Sailboats
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 11 hours ago

                    suspended due to 5 YC

                  2. marzo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 11 hours ago

                    suspended

                  3. Trophé Mourinho
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      oh yea I forgot lol

                  4. marzo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 11 hours ago

                    Slight concern here in the #ncfc warm up. Todd Cantwell flat on his back getting some work from two physios on the left knee area

                    https://twitter.com/paddyjdavitt/status/1210209665830797317?s=20

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      Pis* off

                    2. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      Just my luck, season over

                    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      Waaaat!

                    4. marzo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      Teams in the tunnel. #ncfc Cantwell in the line. Might not be a title on the line. But big

                    5. Dont give a fuchs
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      Cantwell all well

                  5. Woy_is_back
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 hours ago

                    Sidibe oop, interesting

                    1. Lebowski85
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      Very

                  6. Iceball
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 11 hours ago

                    Would you keep Alli on WC?

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      Yeah ppm are great

                    2. The_Fish
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      Yes but watch closely.

                  7. Here Comes The Son ★
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 11 hours ago

                    - Grealish attacking returns
                    - Zaha attacking returns
                    - No Sheff Utd clean sheet

                    Two out of three and I'll be one happy, baby boy

                    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      The 2nd is a certainty - Roberto gk

                  8. Super Saints
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 11 hours ago

                    Wishing I left the captaincy on Abraham now, very annoyed at those people spreading rumours of his rest on here!

                  9. Trophé Mourinho
                      2 months, 11 hours ago

                      what game to watch? I hate watching my cap so Norwich is out

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                          2 months, 11 hours ago

                          ok I will be the Watford, Sheffield correspondent :> (taking one for the team)

                      2. drughi
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 11 hours ago

                        I'll eat my hat if Abraham doesnt score today

                        1. SADIO SANÉ
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 11 hours ago

                          Facebook live or Insta?

                        2. Trophé Mourinho
                            2 months, 11 hours ago

                            what type of hat is it? Its it like an Aintree hat with fruit on it?

                          • james 101
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 11 hours ago

                            Is it a chocolate hat?