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Redmond returns for Southampton as Fraser benched again

Southampton midfielder Nathan Redmond (£6.3m) is back in the starting line-up following injury.

He returns to the side just as Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) drops out with a knock of his own.

It looks as if Redmond will sit next to Sofiane Boufal (£5.5m) in a central attacking midfield duo behind centre-forward Che Adams (£5.7m).

The return of Kevin Danso (£4.5m) will also be welcome news for Ralph Hasenhüttl, who was forced into playing a back-three with Djenepo as a wing-back in the win over Sheffield United.

Visitors Bournemouth have gone with a 4-4-2 formation which features Ryan Fraser (£7.3m) on the bench for a second match running.

On the flanks of midfield are Josh King (£6.3m) and Harry Wilson (£6.0m) while Callum Wilson (£7.8m) and Dominic Solanke (£5.4m) lead the line.

Also of note is another start at left-back for Diego Rico (£4.1m), who offers better value compared to the likes of Nathan Aké (£4.9m) and Steve Cook (£5.0m).

Southampton XI (4-3-2-1): Gunn; Danso, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Cédric; Højbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse; Boufal, Redmond; Adams.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Rico, Aké, S Cook, Stacey; J King, Lerma, Billing, H Wilson; Solanke, C Wilson.

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1,417 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Why do you think Fraser not playing? I know Bournemouth winning but Fraser looked very good when came on last game

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Howe said a small knock

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Ah thanks

      2. JonBoy
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        ...relative to his height.

    2. Daniel - KTBFFH
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      They are better without him for the time being

    3. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Because King is playing on the wing. And he's better.

  2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone waking up for Fiji Australia tomorrow?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Yes - got Fiji in office sweep

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Reading their name in close proximity to "dark horses" a lot. Could be a fun game.

    2. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      What time is it on? Also, no.

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 25 days ago

        5:45 in the uk

  3. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    *checks the odds for Sot being relegated

  4. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Anyone else praying for a Mount no-show now?
    Rico 1st bench

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Need him to play...already have James as a doubt

    2. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      I'm sure he will make an appearance. He's taking industrial pain killers so he won't feel any pain.

  5. screamer73
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    The 2nd assist not being awarded to Rico?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      It was Billing....

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        This...

      2. screamer73
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Ah! My bad!

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Kane claimed it

    3. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      This will happen in other games as well..

  6. Daniel - KTBFFH
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    SoT missing Lalana and Mane!!!

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      And Walcott and Shearer

      1. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Uhh Le Tissier. Come on Wild Rover that was an open goal and you walcotted it.

        1. Daniel - KTBFFH
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Good one Bartowski

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Remember the days of Pelle Mane Tadic. They were pure gold

  7. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Southampton just aren't the same team without Djenepo.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 25 days ago

      *Le Tissier

      1. Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Haha. Now a good one from Wild Rover

      2. Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Uh we appeared to have both written posts to each other chastising each other for not saying Le Tissier at the exact same time.

        I'm scared.

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Mane
      Lack natural goalscorer

  8. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 25 days ago

    Holy Trinity of defence

    - TAA Digne Rico -

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Rico Lundstram Pieters ... holy cheap defenders!

      1. Feanor
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        I started Kelly over Pieters cause I have Pope in goal.

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 25 days ago

      Exactly what i'm playing this week 🙂

    3. FOO FIGHTER
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Mine TAA Aurier Rico lol

      • Valar(Keith)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Add an oop Lundstram and an underpriced soyuncu with a pope in goal for blessings and that's one beaut of a defense.

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Lets do it man

        2. HurriKane
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Perfect defence 😉

      • Daniel - KTBFFH
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Taa Rico and the third to be discovered. Someone ultra cheep

        1. Trophé Mourinho
            2 months, 25 days ago

            where Lundstram is the missing piece

        2. Tired and weary
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          SNAP

      • COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Let's not forget Man United failed to beat this Southampton side

      • Kellz86
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Rico again for a second week putting up assists on my bench lol. Guess he's finally starting to emerge as a playing alternative at 4.0

      • how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        King on pitch

        Rico 1st sub

        Textbook stuff

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          It’s the magic of FPL

      • diesel001
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Southampton terrible.

        Playing a RB at LB and a CB at RB when Bertrand is on the bench.

        Easy Bournemouth CS at this rate.

      • Feanor
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Thank you to all the people who advised me to start Rico instead of Soyuncu!

      • dshv
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 25 days ago

        Is there any chance for callum wilson

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Not so far

        2. Trophé Mourinho
            2 months, 25 days ago

            i ditched cilson and got Rico in on wc so not looking good for you :/

          • HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Will probably be on the points in second half

        3. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Sou this bad or wth is going on?

          1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Its an open game. 1 goal from set piece and one nice finish

          2. Fred54
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Feel pretty silly WCing in Vestergard....

          3. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Final ball not there. They’re dominating, Bournemouth had 3 counter attacks one led to the corner which they scored, one to an offside goal and then another to the Wilson goal.

        4. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          When you change Rico to Hanley on WC last minute 🙁 would have started him too. Overthinking 1 Toblerone 0

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Think long term Hanley has a goal in him x

            1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Haha long term I think he's more nailed. Didn't think this 50/50 would be the one to punish me lol

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Hanley goal this week incoming never fear

        5. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Well done Rico starters the pre season dream is finally getting realised.

          Tell you who really impressed me that half was Romeu. Would be viewed as an integral part of any side where he didn’t have such a technical responsibility. Tackling and awareness is among the best in the league, shame his crossing isn’t at all existent otherwise he’d be dangerous in this team. Liverpool should get at him would be an amazing Klopp squad player

          1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            He'd get nowhere near the Liverpool squad :') He'd do a job backing up McTominay

            1. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              He’s playing in a heavy press just like klopp’s and he is the main ball winner. Liverpool could do with another one of those for certain. I think mctominay is good too

              1. Toblerone52 - Hung like a H…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                He's okay at pressing just don't think he's got the all round quality for Pool.

        6. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Wilson C and King 10% ownership; Fraser and Westergard 6%. Not good start for owners. Loads of us with Rico as first sub looking round for injury to squad member - anyone care to trip up Cantwell?!

        7. Kellz86
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Rico in for a raise

        8. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Underpriced Cantwell, oop Lundstram and now maybe set piece taking Rico.. Don't think we ve had 3 better bench fodder options this good for years. And when the season started it looked the worst possible season for budget players.

          1. Valar(Keith)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Can't believe that all 3 of them effectively cost 0.0 at the start of the season

          2. fgdu
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            is Lundstram still looking like getting attacking returns?

            1. Valar(Keith)
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              He is now officially nailed in somewhat attacking midfield. Won't mind him coming off my bench for a really long time

            2. Kellz86
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              No exactly, but he's in midfield so capable of getting bonus

        9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Dirt cheap defence. Heavy attack

          That's the fpl tradition. None of this 5 at the back nonsense that was spouted in pre season

          1. Daniel - KTBFFH
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            It might work longterm

          2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Captain hindsight

          3. HurriKane
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Never bought in to it. You basically restrict your self from jumping on early season bandwagons if you go heavy on defence

          4. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            I still have 4 premium defenders. Muhahaha

        10. Daniel - KTBFFH
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          I am scared that Donker is going to fall in price tonight

        11. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          LMS safety score currently -3

          1. Daniel - KTBFFH
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            That many hits ?

          2. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Is that a dash or a ‘minus’?!

          3. Amey
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Nice
            Staying with 0 atm

        12. SuperMane Returns
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 25 days ago

          Was i mad to captain Callum Wilson as a differential cappo?

          1. TheDragon
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 25 days ago

            You’ll know in 45 minutes

          2. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah he looks like he’s struggling with injury game ref had to hold up game towards end of the half and then took a heavy tackle.

        13. Trophé Mourinho
            2 months, 25 days ago

            Chelsea selling Ake was just stupid frankly

            1. TheSteel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Frankly. I see what you did there

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  dam u sharp bro 😛

              2. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                He’s okay. Not much better than what they have but i’m Sure he’ll be back there soon

                1. Kellz86
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Tomori looks to be a bright prospect - Ake is certainly better than Zouma

              3. HurriKane
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Plus kdb salah

              4. Bartowski
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Not as stupid as selling De Bruyne.

                1. Wild Rover
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Or Salah

                  1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    😆
                    everyone forgets this

            2. Kaiser123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 25 days ago

              Rico first sub for Mount hopefully.

              1. Vlad Tepes
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Same here

              2. HurriKane
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Its ur lucky gw. Mount wont be risked by the look of it

            3. Manani
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 25 days ago

              is Rico now the preferred starter?

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  high chance but nothing is concrete

                • Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  He almost caused a couple Southampton goals being weak in defence. He is easily exposed I doubt he keeps his place all that lonv

                  1. Valar(Keith)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    That's a huge over exaggeration.. He has been great defensively. He made one mistake when he dint judge how high the ball would bounce and let soton in for a chance once. That's it.

                    1. Ask Yourself
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 25 days ago

                      Owner spotted

                • HurriKane
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Yh daniels injury means he's their inly specialist left back

                  1. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 25 days ago

                    Until Kelly is 100%. Already played 60 minutes recently.

                • Bragazeti
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  I think he's staked his claim

              2. Sailboats
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 25 days ago

                Big thanks to all who suggested me to play Rico over Lundstram

                1. Amey
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Good job

                2. ZICO SENNA
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Linda could score

                3. Royal5
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  To early to tell tbf

                4. Valar(Keith)
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Rico has also brought the community together by the looks of it :).. 2 humble thankful posts instead of the usual hatred. Real magician he is 🙂

              3. FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 25 days ago

                  Come on Rico, get all your owners a goal as well, added to the assist and then be so kind with a clean sheet too plus 3 bonus.

                  Thanks mate.