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The Watchlist – Adam Lallana

When Southampton manager Nigel Adkins told Adam Lallana he had been called up by England manager Roy Hodgson for the World Cup qualifier with Ukraine in September, the 24 year-old midfielder thought his boss was joking. Even though he plays for an unfashionable club and has only a handful of Premier League appearances under his belt, the call-up was genuine and shows just how highly-regarded the Saints captain is becoming:

Having joined the club as a 12-year-old, Lallana has shown a keen eye for goal, scoring 37 times in 175 appearances, while a constant source of left flank creativity has produced 11 and 13 assists respectively in Southampton’s last two seasons. Already this term, Lallana has scored once in the Premier League and has also notched up four assists to take his Fantasy Premier League (FPL) tally to 39 points, with 37 points also accrued in the Sky Sports game.

With a price tag of 6.0 in FPL and 4.9 in the Sky game, Lallana is priced attractively and has a kind run of fixtures on his side (SWA, qpr, NEW, NOR, liv, REA). This should offer Adkins’ side the perfect opportunity to bounce back after a 2-0 defeat at West Brom last Monday saw them slip to the foot of the Premier League table, with just one win and 28 goals conceded thus far.

Despite the team’s poor form and woeful defence, Southampton are still grinding out attacking chances. This indicates that even if the team lose, Lallana and Southampton’s attacking assets could still benefit from that upcoming schedule. They have only failed to score twice so far and with 14 goals accrued, have found the net more often than 10 other Premier League teams including Liverpool, Newcastle and West Ham.

While Gaston Ramirez offers another alternative in the Saints midfield and Rickie Lambert is bound to acquire interest up top, Lallana’s strong source of consistency gets the nod; he has produced attacking returns in five of his opening 10 Gameweeks. Indeed, for those looking for a cheap to lower mid-priced midfielder, Lallana is among the best on offer; only Swansea’s Wayne Routledge has scored more FPL points in the 6.0 and below category.

Jonty Community manager, Scoutcaster and writer. Tweets stats and stuff via @FFScout_Jonty” Follow him on Twitter

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  1. Vernon Anita-Dobson
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Worth taking out Walters for Fellaini given that Walter's good fixtures and Fellaini only needs one yellow for a suspension??

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    1. Messi & fabregas
      5 years, 12 days ago

      no imo i have a feeling that fellaini will draw blank and walters will score

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  2. Damo.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Not that anyone gives a shit but beats telling the ol doll while she looks at me blankly. Gonna just stick with what I have this week and do a bit of redecorating next. Not happy with my front line ,or back for that matter, so needs a few transfers to sort out.

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  3. Balotellitubbies
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Wow Ba's NTI has gone way up. Think I'm gonna go through with the Suarez>Ba transfer.

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    1. Hazard Warning
      5 years, 12 days ago

      NTI??

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    2. jamsiep
      5 years, 12 days ago

      Why on earth would you get rid of Suarez?

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      1. Bolt-on
        5 years, 12 days ago

        This - he has Wigan at home next week

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    3. Over LAN and C:\
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 12 days ago

      It's because he got unflagged earlier - Still only 16% towards a rise so you have some time to wait.

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  4. Muniains Tears
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Wilson -> Mertesacker ?

    I prefer sagna but miss 0.1 for it, so i would have to do a haz -> mata or something like that to get cash. Prefer sagna but should i just keep it simple?

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  5. MJ6987 (Denver)
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Clean sheets this week for Everton, Arsenal, Southampton and City.

    Don't know if this is any use to anyone.

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  7. beric
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Right I'm off.

    Good luck to you all, I feel a big week coming on...

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    1. La Roja
      5 years, 12 days ago

      who is ur c beric?`

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  8. Malkmus
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Best combo for Good DEF/Cheap DEF/cheap MID combo ??

    A – Sagna – Baird – Puncheon
    B – Sagna – Baird – Liegertwood
    C – Sagna – Baird – Robson-Kanu
    D – Sagna – Gorks – Noble
    E – ShawX – Baird – Noble

    I'm thinking D

    Cheers

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    1. Emp
      5 years, 11 days ago

      i agree, D

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  9. Timmy Cahill Rules
    5 years, 12 days ago

    my team for this week

    Al Habsi

    Lord B (C) Cameron Davies

    Michu (VC) Hazard Bale Mata

    Tevez Ba berbs

    subs - Henderson Nolan Cuellar and Hughes

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    1. MCH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 12 days ago

      Good to see another Al-Habsi owner!

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      1. Timmy Cahill Rules
        5 years, 12 days ago

        Hes quality

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  10. Sweatygoals
    5 years, 12 days ago

    bale or felliani

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    1. MCH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 12 days ago

      For the week? For the month? Till wildcard? For the season?

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    2. Bolt-on
      5 years, 12 days ago

      Bale every time

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  11. Sweatygoals
    5 years, 12 days ago

    bale or felliani???

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    1. MCH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 12 days ago

      Really?

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      1. Sweatygoals
        5 years, 12 days ago

        bale or felliani?

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        1. MCH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 years, 12 days ago

          Forget it

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          1. Anonymous
            5 years, 12 days ago

            bale or felliani?

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  12. SMOOTH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 years, 12 days ago

    who should i start?

    A. clyne (SWA)
    B. cuellar (eve)

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    1. La Roja
      5 years, 12 days ago

      i have the same dilemma, i will go for cuellar, simply because their tight defence

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    2. Bolt-on
      5 years, 12 days ago

      I have Clyne and will start him

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  13. @Bryan
    5 years, 12 days ago

    So different, yet so last year of a team..

    Begovic

    Baines(VC), Simpson, Wilkinson

    Morrison, Dempsey, Maloney, Bale

    Aguero. Ba(C), Rooney

    Tremmel, Hoilett, Cuellar, Wisdom

    One free transfer and 0.4 in the bank, i'm thinking Dempsey to either Mata as planned or Walcott which free's up some funds to upgrade Simpson to Sagna soon and Hoilett to Ramirez after GW12.

    Thoughts? And yes, no RVP. Shock, horror 😉

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  14. BullDogTevez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Don't see the attraction to Arsenal players until they have played Spurs

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  15. Bolt-on
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Guys if I have 2 free transfers this week and use 1 only I will have 2 free again next week?

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    1. johngerb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 years, 11 days ago

      yeah

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  16. Crouch Potato!
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Placed my bet early this week, 20 euro on Boro to win tonight at 5/6.Not to exciting, odds see decent though. Also have added interest in watching the game. Out and out Boro fan for the evening 😉

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    1. Crouch Potato!
      5 years, 12 days ago

      seem

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  17. Menace 1888
    5 years, 12 days ago

    Jenks to Cameron

    Pienaar to fellaini

    Good transfers or waste of transfers ??

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  18. Captain Dilemna
    5 years, 12 days ago

    bale michu hazard fellaini. 1 goal each?

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