Dugout Discussion

Dugout Discussion – Southampton vs Liverpool

Following Newcastle’s win over Man United, Sunday’s third and final fixture sees us take a trip to St Mary’s Stadium as Southampton and Liverpool square up at 4.30pm.

After Sergio Aguero’s four-goal demolition of Leicester and Harry Kane’s solitary strike against Arsenal, all eyes now turn to Mohamed Salah.

Up against a defence with a single clean sheet in their last 13 home fixtures, the Egyptian is the number one captain for Gameweek 27 with 22.1% armband backing.

The top scoring player in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), Salah’s relentless consistency has delivered returns in 15 of his previous 17 league outings.

He’s also served up 11 sets of double-figure hauls, including a 16-point tally against Mauricio Pellegrino’s men back in Gameweek 12.

His team-mate Roberto Firmino could emerge as a differential captaincy candidate – just 3.3% of managers have backed the Brazilian, who has supplied 10+ points in three of his last five away starts.

Meanwhile, James Ward-Prowse has another chance to stake a claim as a budget midfield buy.

Up against a defence with three clean sheets on their travels, the Saints’ playmaker has three goals and two assists in the previous four rounds of fixtures.

Interest is clearly on the rise – at a price of 5.1, he was acquired by 78,000+ FPL managers ahead of yesterday morning’s deadline.

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  1. Syd.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    12 days, 21 hours ago

    Does anyone else think the the DGWs could be completely irrelevant given that the Top 4 could be completely settled come GW37

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      I don't think the top 4 will be settled though, it's still very close

    2. Bun Rab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 21 hours ago

      The leaders maybe. The top 4? Think it will go all the way. No one really standing out and taking advantage.

    3. Desperately Seeking Dusan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      12 days, 20 hours ago

      It’s a good point but I think too 4 is close.

    4. Ghost Gooner
        12 days, 20 hours ago

        Could happen, managers might give WC players a break

    5. Takedog1
        12 days, 21 hours ago

        Is TAA looking pretty nailed on
        Now?

        1. Syd.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 21 hours ago

          No

          1. Takedog1
              12 days, 21 hours ago

              Who plays ahead
              Of him? Started last 2 now in league

              1. Syd.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                12 days, 20 hours ago

                Gomez will be back

                1. Takedog1
                    12 days, 20 hours ago

                    Doubt it

            • Viper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              12 days, 21 hours ago

              Not when Gomez is back

              1. Takedog1
                  12 days, 20 hours ago

                  Looks like be a couple games before he’s back

              2. DJ1000
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                12 days, 21 hours ago

                Think he will get more game time now. Looked solid today. But rotation risk

                1. FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                    12 days, 4 hours ago

                    At times he looked shakey tbh.. I think Gomez is still 1st choice

                2. Lazaretti
                    12 days, 20 hours ago

                    Not nailed. Gomez has a knock and he has already been running so should be in ready for next PL game.

                  • runny
                      12 days, 18 hours ago

                      No, Gomez back for the UCL midweek, and after that it's any ones guess who starts the next EPL game if Gomez and TAA are both fit...

                  • JJeyy
                      12 days, 21 hours ago

                      A) Aguero + Bauer
                      B) Eriksen + Alonso

                    • Viper
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      12 days, 21 hours ago

                      Three three players to have scored 10+ Fks & penalties in the Premier league era are:

                      1. ThierryHenry

                      2. Cristiano Ronaldo

                      .

                      .

                      .

                      3. Ian Harte

                      True story.

                    • LǝgleSs e|even
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      12 days, 20 hours ago

                      Can anyone please tell my why are people WC now?

                      Are the DGW and BGW fixtures confirmed yet? I see nothing on the season ticker.

                      1. Syd.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        12 days, 20 hours ago

                        Change in fixtures and setting up their team for GW31

                        1. LǝgleSs e|even
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          12 days, 20 hours ago

                          Cool, any confirmation on GW31 yet?

                    • Foozeball
                        12 days, 20 hours ago

                        Thoughts on Arnautovic? I would like to get him in, but just can't fit him in with Shaqiri in indispensable form and Lingard making way for KDB

                        1. zag
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          12 days, 20 hours ago

                          Depends what else you could do with the money instead of spending it on KDB

                      • Shardlow
                          12 days, 20 hours ago

                          Highest priority to remove, Lingard or Son?
                          Cheers

                          1. Foozeball
                              12 days, 20 hours ago

                              Lingard

                            • Ghost Gooner
                                12 days, 20 hours ago

                                Lingard

                            • Jimjam
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              12 days, 20 hours ago

                              Pope, Elliot
                              Alonso, Otamendi, Jones, Mustafi, Ogbonna
                              Salah, Sterling, Son, Walcott, Carroll
                              Kane, Firmino, Wilson

                              2FT, 0.1 in bank

                              What are my priorities here?

                              1. Lazaretti
                                  12 days, 20 hours ago

                                  Try to get some players who will have a game / and will play in GW31. (STO, EVE, LIV, WAT)

                                  Wilson to Niasse, Carroll to Shaqiri/Deloufeu/Richarlison or Mustafi to Bauer etc.

                                  Team looks solid. Son might be rotated.

                              2. IL Fantasista
                                  12 days, 20 hours ago

                                  I have exact funds to:
                                  Otamendi --> VVD
                                  Son --> KDB
                                  For free.

                                  Pull the trigger?

                                  1. Lazaretti
                                      12 days, 20 hours ago

                                      Good moves but I would wait. Too many minutes of football to be played before next GW...

                                    • BBC_TF
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      12 days, 20 hours ago

                                      You could save Son to KDB for a week maybe

                                  2. BBC_TF
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    12 days, 20 hours ago

                                    Highest priority is Otamendi or Lingard?

                                    Lingard: I already have Shaqiri and Walcott and cannot find an obvious replacement sub 8M for Lingard right now. Should I wait for arsenal mids to get better?

                                    1. zag
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      12 days, 20 hours ago

                                      You might be waiting until next season

                                  3. Knuckles the one who Knocks
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    12 days, 20 hours ago

                                    Which GW is the Free Hit Chip best for?

                                    1. Lazaretti
                                        12 days, 20 hours ago

                                        Prob GW35

                                    2. Make mine a pint
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      12 days, 20 hours ago

                                      has overall updated yet??

                                      1. TooDifficuIt
                                          12 days, 20 hours ago

                                          yes

                                      2. England23
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        12 days, 20 hours ago

                                        I have Tom Carroll, B.Silva and Lingard, 2FT. Who to who?

                                        Thanks guys

                                      3. LǝgleSs e|even
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        12 days, 20 hours ago

                                        Ota to VVD?
                                        Yay or Nay

                                        1. I Member
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          12 days, 20 hours ago

                                          yay

                                      4. Aston-villain
                                          12 days, 18 hours ago

                                          Sorry ive not kept up but can someone please tell me...
                                          Which teams have a blank in 31?
                                          When will dgw's be?

                                        • Man Chest Hair United
                                            12 days, 14 hours ago

                                            Sanchez and Quaner
                                            To
                                            Kane and up to 4.5

                                            Any suggestions ?