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The impact Ralph Hasenhuttl has had on Southampton’s FPL assets

Southampton are one of the most overlooked teams in Fantasy Premier League as Gameweek 1 draws ever nearer.

Only one of the Saints’ FPL assets is owned by more than 2.5% of managers: Shane Long (£5.0m), who, barring injuries, is expected to be among the substitutes when Southampton run out at Turf Moor this Saturday.

While the south coast club’s fixtures are a horror show between Gameweeks 7 and 13 (all of the sides they face in this period finished in the top nine last season), there are some more appealing encounters with Burnley, Brighton, Sheffield United and Bournemouth in the first half-dozen Gameweeks.

Pre-season results are not always a reliable barometer but the Saints are unbeaten in five matches this summer, winning four of them.

New signing Che Adams (£6.0m) has arguably been the stand-out performer, with three goals and two assists.

Is there anything to encourage Fantasy investment in the first six Gameweeks, then?

In this latest Numbers Game article, we take a slightly different approach to the series template and instead focus on the impact Ralph Hasenhuttl has made on Southampton following his appointment in December 2018.

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  1. amit1964
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    is dilava can be a good pick as the 4 mid ? i have perez salah fraser.
    thanks

    1. MASTER ROSHI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Dsilva? Gametime not very secure, probably not starting 11 wouldnt risk it

  2. smithmarv
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    HI ALL RMT PLEASE

    Schmeichel
    Holebas, Robertson, Gibson
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Moura
    Firmino, Wilson, Rodriguez

    Bench: Ryan, Dendocker, Lundstram, Hanley

    1. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      I think that there is more value in improving your weak defence instead of owning Firmino whilst rotation risks and a poor bench is going to cause you problems.

      1. smithmarv
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks will look into it

  3. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 8 days ago

    Morning all,

    Thoughts on City defence? I've been on Zinchenko for weeks but slowly going off the idea.

    First two fixtures are tricky and the defence seems a little uncertain.

    Options are:
    A) Zin & Robinson
    B) 4.5 & Barkley + 0.5 ITB for King > Kean in a couple of weeks if looks good

    1. TJWT
        11 months, 8 days ago

        B

    2. Whitetiger14
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Ings or King?

      Both on penalties. Bmouth easier fixtures but Ings has been in pre season form and is 0.5 cheaper

    3. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      My starting 11 seem fairly locked in now, so I'm turning my attention to my bench optjons. It's going to be cheap, so there isn't much to play with, however I'd appreciate input on the fiollowing:

      GK: 4.0, I assume Button isn't the best option unless twinned with Ryan, since he'll be highly owned and could therefore drop in price quickly? Options : McGovern, Stekelenburg?

      DEF: 4.0. Options: Lundstram, Kelly (high ownership) , Rico, Gibson?

      MID: 4.5. Options : Dendonker, Hayden, Stephens?

      FWD: 4.5. Options : Greenwood, Wickham?

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        I would say Rico, Dendonker, and Greenwood

    4. tm370
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 8 days ago

      Hey guys, which do you prefer?

      A) Zinchenko, Sterling and Wilson or
      B) Ake, KDB, and Kane.

      I'm drawn to A initially and B longer term

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 8 days ago

        A

        1. tm370
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          Thanks!

    5. TJWT
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Latest draft. Please take it apart:

        Ryan

        Digne Robbo KWP Diop (bench for 1st game)

        Salah Sterling Barkley Perez

        Kane Wilson

        Bench: Button - Dendoncker - Lundstram - Greenwood

        Cheers.

      • jlorgill1
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        A) Salah + Barkley + Greenwood
        B) Kane + Martial + Dendoncker

        Thoughts?

        1. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 8 days ago

          A by some distance for me.

      • MASTER ROSHI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        A) Robertson and Robinson
        B) KWP and Fraser

        Rest of the team
        Heaton (Button)
        VVD Zinch Digne **** (Lund)
        Salah Sterling Perez **** (Dendo)
        Auba Adams (Wickham)

      • Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 8 days ago

        A) Wilson / Barkley / Gomez

        B) King / Perez / VDD

        Ta!

        1. Udo
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          B, only for the reason that all three would most likely be on the pitch. Not so convinced with A.

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 8 days ago

            Yes, I know you're right ... I'm just frantically trying to squeeze Wilson over King into my team .. and failing ha.

            1. Udo
              • 2 Years
              11 months, 8 days ago

              What does the rest of you team look like?

              1. Devo-McDuff
                • 1 Year
                11 months, 8 days ago

                Pope
                TAA / VDD / Digne / Zinc
                Salah / Sterling / KDB / Perez
                King / Jota

                1. Udo
                  • 2 Years
                  11 months, 8 days ago

                  Your mid looks quite impressive, but very costly, thats where I would downgrade, and upgrade up front. Nothing wrong with any of them, but for me it is important to have reliable starters. Hope that helps

                  1. Devo-McDuff
                    • 1 Year
                    11 months, 8 days ago

                    Thank Udo

      • Udo
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        I am just wondering how "though" are those fixtures of Bou really after GW2? Beside GW3, I don't see them as "though" as people make them sound, they aren't easy alright (guess its the PL), but I can see Wilson/ Fraser doing quite well in them, or am I missing something?

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          You ain't missing anything, Udo. Only perhaps the City match will they struggle to score but I can see them scoring in all of the rest.

        2. Devo-McDuff
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 8 days ago

          I'm happy with 1/4.

          1. Devo-McDuff
            • 1 Year
            11 months, 8 days ago

            Reply fail, sorry! Should be next post down.

      • RichRover
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Does anyone have a bench that they're TRULY happy with?

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          An oxymoron if ever I have seen one.

      • Ste75
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        RMT Please. Which is the better side? Feedback appreciated.

        A .
        Ederson
        Digne TAA VVD
        Barkley Salah Sterling Perez
        Wood Jota King

        Button Robinson Dunk Lundstram

        or

        B.
        Ederson
        Van Aanholt Robertson VVD Digne
        Salah Sterling Perez
        Wood Jota King

        Button McGinn Jorginho Lundstram

      • milanista10
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Would you rather start with KWP in 442 or Robinson in 352?

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          KWP if he seems to be nailed for most matches until Foyth starts training in September.

          If not, Robinson

      • Eastman
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        A. Digne Jota 0.5 itb
        B. Coleman Haller

        Thanks

        1. RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          A

      • RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        What do you see as the best keeper combo?

        A) 5.5/6.0 set and forget and 4.0
        B) 4.5 / 4.5 rotation
        C) 4.5 / 4.0 to move funds forward on the pitch

      • primal33
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 8 days ago

        I've decided to go defender heavy on my squad with 3 useable subs. Any suggested changes?

        Ederson (Heaton)
        Laporte, VVD, Evans, Robbo, AWB
        Perez, KdB, Salah, Zaha (Dendonker)
        King (Wood, Inge)

        1. elmoakajeremy
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 8 days ago

          If you got Ederson, I don't see why i need Heaton.

          Also i'd go Wesley as Villa has a good fixtures after GW1

      • elmoakajeremy
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 8 days ago

        Guys I more or less settled my team already i'm only stuck with my defence and goal keeper.

        Goalkeeper Button (4Mil), Heaten (4.5Mil)

        Defender: Kelly (4Mil), Lundstram (4Mil)

        I have a extra 0.5 Mil ITB. Should I

        A. Upgrade Kelly
        B Upgrade Button to Pope
        C Just Keep it ITB