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.
      5 months, 5 days 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…
          5 months, 5 days ago

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

        • Bun Rab
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 5 days ago

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

        • Desperately Seeking Dusan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          5 months, 5 days ago

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

        • Ghost Gooner
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Could happen, managers might give WC players a break

        • Takedog1
            5 months, 5 days ago

            Is TAA looking pretty nailed on
            Now?

            1. Syd.
                5 months, 5 days ago

                No

                1. Takedog1
                    5 months, 5 days ago

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

                    1. Syd.
                        5 months, 5 days ago

                        Gomez will be back

                        1. Takedog1
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            Doubt it

                    2. Viper
                        5 months, 5 days ago

                        Not when Gomez is back

                        1. Takedog1
                            5 months, 5 days ago

                            Looks like be a couple games before he’s back

                        2. DJ1000
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          5 months, 5 days ago

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

                          1. FC Hakkebøf (FC Chop…
                              5 months, 4 days ago

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

                          2. Lazaretti
                              5 months, 5 days ago

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

                            • runny
                                5 months, 5 days 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
                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                A) Aguero + Bauer
                                B) Eriksen + Alonso

                              • Viper
                                  5 months, 5 days 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
                                    5 months, 5 days 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.
                                        5 months, 5 days ago

                                        Change in fixtures and setting up their team for GW31

                                        1. LǝgleSs e|even
                                            5 months, 5 days ago

                                            Cool, any confirmation on GW31 yet?

                                      • Foozeball
                                          5 months, 5 days 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
                                              5 months, 5 days ago

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

                                          2. Shardlow
                                              5 months, 5 days ago

                                              Highest priority to remove, Lingard or Son?
                                              Cheers

                                              1. Foozeball
                                                  5 months, 5 days ago

                                                  Lingard

                                                • Ghost Gooner
                                                    5 months, 5 days ago

                                                    Lingard

                                                • Jimjam
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  5 months, 5 days 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
                                                      5 months, 5 days 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
                                                      5 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                      Pull the trigger?

                                                      1. Lazaretti
                                                          5 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                        • BBC_TF
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          5 months, 5 days ago

                                                          You could save Son to KDB for a week maybe

                                                      2. BBC_TF
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        5 months, 5 days 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
                                                            5 months, 5 days ago

                                                            You might be waiting until next season

                                                        2. Knuckles the one who Knocks
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          5 months, 5 days ago

                                                          Which GW is the Free Hit Chip best for?

                                                          1. Lazaretti
                                                              5 months, 5 days ago

                                                              Prob GW35

                                                          2. Triggerlips
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            5 months, 5 days ago

                                                            has overall updated yet??

                                                            1. TooDifficuIt
                                                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                                                yes

                                                            2. England23
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              5 months, 5 days ago

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

                                                              Thanks guys

                                                            3. LǝgleSs e|even
                                                                5 months, 5 days ago

                                                                Ota to VVD?
                                                                Yay or Nay

                                                                1. I Member
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  5 months, 5 days ago

                                                                  yay

                                                              • Aston-villain
                                                                  5 months, 5 days 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
                                                                    5 months, 5 days ago

                                                                    Sanchez and Quaner
                                                                    To
                                                                    Kane and up to 4.5

                                                                    Any suggestions ?