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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
    4 months, 2 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
      4 months, 2 days ago

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

  2. smithmarv
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 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
      4 months, 2 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
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks will look into it

  3. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 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
      4 months, 2 days ago

      B

  4. Whitetiger14
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Ings or King?

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

  5. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 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
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I would say Rico, Dendonker, and Greenwood

  6. tm370
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 2 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
      4 months, 2 days ago

      A

      1. tm370
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Thanks!

  7. TJWT
    4 months, 2 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.

  8. jlorgill1
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

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

    Thoughts?

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

      A by some distance for me.

  9. MASTER ROSHI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 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)

  10. Devo-McDuff
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    A) Wilson / Barkley / Gomez

    B) King / Perez / VDD

    Ta!

    1. Udo
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 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
        4 months, 2 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
          4 months, 2 days ago

          What does the rest of you team look like?

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

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

            1. Udo
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 2 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
                4 months, 2 days ago

                Thank Udo

  11. Udo
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 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
      4 months, 2 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
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I'm happy with 1/4.

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

        Reply fail, sorry! Should be next post down.

  12. RichRover
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      An oxymoron if ever I have seen one.

  13. Ste75
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 2 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

  14. milanista10
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

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

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

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

      If not, Robinson

  15. Eastman
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    A. Digne Jota 0.5 itb
    B. Coleman Haller

    Thanks

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      A

  16. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 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

  17. primal33
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 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
      4 months, 2 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

  18. elmoakajeremy
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 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