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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