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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.

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  1. Vernon Anita-Dobson
      4 years, 1 month 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
          4 years, 1 month 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
        4 years, 1 month 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
          4 years, 1 month 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
              4 years, 1 month ago

              NTI??

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            • jamsiep
                4 years, 1 month ago

                Why on earth would you get rid of Suarez?

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                1. Bolt-on
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    This - he has Wigan at home next week

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                2. Over LAN and C:\\
                    4 years, 1 month 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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                3. Muniains Tears
                    4 years, 1 month 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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                  • MJ6987 (Denver)
                      4 years, 1 month 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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                    • beric
                        4 years, 1 month ago

                        Right I'm off.

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

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                        1. La Roja
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          4 years, 1 month ago

                          who is ur c beric?`

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                      • Malkmus
                          4 years, 1 month 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
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 years, 29 days ago

                            i agree, D

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                        • Timmy Cahill Rules
                            4 years, 1 month 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
                              4 years, 1 month ago

                              Good to see another Al-Habsi owner!

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                              1. Timmy Cahill Rules
                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                  Hes quality

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                            2. Sweatygoals
                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                bale or felliani

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                                1. MCH
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                2. Bolt-on
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    Bale every time

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                                3. Sweatygoals
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    bale or felliani???

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                                    1. MCH
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                      Really?

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                                      1. Sweatygoals
                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                          bale or felliani?

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                                          1. MCH
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                            Forget it

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                                            1. Anonymous
                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                bale or felliani?

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                                      2. SMOOTH
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        who should i start?

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

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                                        1. La Roja
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                        2. Bolt-on
                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                            I have Clyne and will start him

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                                        3. @Bryan
                                            4 years, 1 month 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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                                          • BullDogTevez
                                              4 years, 1 month ago

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

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                                            • Bolt-on
                                                4 years, 1 month 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
                                                  4 years, 29 days ago

                                                  yeah

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                                              • Crouch Potato!
                                                  4 years, 1 month 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!
                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                      seem

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                                                  2. Deportivo Palestino
                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                      Jenks to Cameron

                                                      Pienaar to fellaini

                                                      Good transfers or waste of transfers ??

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                                                    • Captain Dilemna
                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        bale michu hazard fellaini. 1 goal each?

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