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Ings benched as Ritchie starts out-of-position for Newcastle

Fantasy Premier League managers have been hit with another surprise injury in Blank Gameweek 28.

This time it’s Danny Ings (£7.2m) at the eye of the storm as he was named on Southampton’s bench for the trip to West Ham.

His 33.9% ownership will likely be rather miffed with Saints manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, whose pre-match quotes certainly indicate that he knew of this injury problem when he gave his midweek press conference.

As it stands, whether Ings is involved at the London Stadium may depend on what the score is at half-time.

“Danny (Ings) had problems during the week and I wasn’t sure if he would be able to make the bench. He trained yesterday for the first time. If I don’t need him I will leave him on the bench, but you never know.” – Ralph Hasenhüttl

The frustration is not just for Ings owners though, as David Moyes took a turn at trolling the Fantasy community too.

Despite contributing to a spirited performance at Anfield on Monday night, Robert Snodgrass (£5.3m) finds himself on the West Ham bench, replaced in the starting XI by new signing Jarrod Bowen (£6.5m).

Meanwhile, Sebastien Haller (£6.8m) comes back in to start up-front, so Michail Antonio (£6.9m) is shifted to the left flank of attacking midfield.

Chelsea have lined up in a 3-4-3 formation for their trip to Bournemouth, featuring Marcos Alonso (£6.0m) and Reece James (£5.0m) as the wing-backs.

Mason Mount (£6.1m) and Pedro (£6.8m) flank Olivier Giroud (£6.5m) in the front-three as Tammy Abraham (£7.6m) misses out on a place in the match-day squad entirely.

Bournemouth’s bench features Harry Wilson (£5.8m) and Diego Rico (£4.3m) as Ryan Fraser (£6.8m) and Josh King (£6.1m) occupy the flanks, and Adam Smith (£4.3m) holds down a left-back berth.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has finally made good on his suggestions of a new shape, as his side line-up in a 4-4-2 formation to match Burnley.

That features Matt Ritchie (£5.3m) playing out-of-position in a midfield presided over by Jonjo Shelvey (£4.9m), who makes his first start since Gameweek 23.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; A. Smith, Aké, S. Cook, Stacey; King, Billing, Lerma, L. Cook, Fraser; C Wilson.

Chelsea XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Tomori; Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, James; Pedro, Giroud, Mount.

Newcastle United XI: Dubravka; Rose, Lascelles, Fernandes, Manquillo; Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Almiron; Joelinton, Gayle.

Burnley XI: Pope; C Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Hendrick; Vydra, Rodriguez.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Ward-Prowse; Armstrong, Smallbone, Højbjerg, Boufal; S Long, Obafemi.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Ngakia; Noble, Rice; Antonio, Fornals, Bowen; Haller.

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  1. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Ings likely to be back on starting lineup next GW, no?

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

    Fabianski is terrible

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Alonso to rise tonight?

  4. ragnarlookbrood
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    thank you pope taylor and fernandez

  5. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA Stephens Robbo
    Bruno Salah KDB Barnes
    Ings Jimenez Vardy
    Button Soy Holgate Dendo
    1.7itb 1ft

    Was on Vardy to Auba...
    A. Stick to the above.
    B. Soy to Alonso/Doherty
    C. Ryan to anyone
    D. Other.

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      C

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Pope I assume?

  6. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Who else was close to bringing in Alonso and how sick do you feel/10?

    Inb4 hindsight

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Considered it but after the Martial, Vardy and Traoré starting on Thursday had other fires. Might bring him in for Bertrand this week though

  7. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    11(-4) from 6..... what you got lads?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      7(-8) out of 4

    2. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      9(-4) from 5... only an 8k red arrow so far.

      Mane(c) is huge.

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      3 from 3.

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        15 from 5

  8. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    A. Firmino to Auba, or
    B. Stevens to Alonso?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      B

  9. Trophé Mourinho
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Already puzzled as to who will start next week?
      Henderson (Foster)
      TAA - Alonso (Taylor, Lascelles)
      Traore - Grealish - KDB - Perez - Salah
      Ings - Bobby (Deulofeu)

      Benching Taylor sucks a bit, any ideas? He is home to Spurs that week, CS probable

      1. Trophé Mourinho
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Boly is my other defender (starting)

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        14 from 3. 100k 9 points away. Salah and Mané blanks with TAS haul please

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          TAA* 😆

      3. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        At least Hayden started to cover Vardy no show. Will Williams and Traore start? Can’t believe I was this unprepared for this gw. Used 2Fts to get Taylor & Richa for O’Connell & Martial and yet so many non starters...

      4. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Would you pay 8.0 for TAA if it wa shis price next season?

        1. Daniel S.
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Too early to call

        2. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Yes

        3. Ady87
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          It would be boring but yes.

        4. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Probably

      5. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Tell me more about ASM
        How come he is not an assured starter ?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          He would be in Bruce decided to play him up front though the middle.

      6. Ady87
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Need to capitalise on no Gomez in my ML. Robbo returns and nothing from Mané would be huge!

      7. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        McCarthy
        TAA / VVD / Pereira / Stevens
        Salah / KDB / Barnes
        Jimenez / Ings / DCL

        Button // Traore / Perez / Rico

        Perez was a 1 week punt that didn't come off, but squad deep enough to cover a need to bench etc.

        A) Ings > Aubameyang (free
        B) VVD/Perez > 4.4m/Mané

        A caveat is I'm chasing down ML rivals with Mané who won't be able to get Aubameyang easily.

        McCarthy could move to Pope alternatively, but this GW isn't the optimal time. (Although who knows - McCarthy could be benched haha.)

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          (A is free, B is for -4)

      8. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Time for VVD goal and max BP. I feel it

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          so much this!! will take us into top 10 k.. 😉

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

          Please mate lol

        3. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Pool will concede here.

      9. davies
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Can I breathe yet?

        Pope + Taylor + Lascelles 😎

        1. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Nice

      10. SkeletONv01
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Best GW ever, forgot about it, slept, now im wih Kun, Son, Lund etc. Prolly will end up with more point if i were to make transfers xD

      11. ragnarlookbrood
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        strange tarkowski 2 points and taylor no points
        tarkowski yellow card and taylor played a better game for me

        1. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Ah nice, didn't know this as a Tarkowski owner. Just assumed he was nailed on for 5 points.

        2. ragnarlookbrood
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          1 point tarkowski sorry

          1. Here Comes The Son ★
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I'll take anything this week.

      12. tomasjj
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        That 0-0 game made up for the Leicester no shows.

      13. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Casuals be like "I can use Gomez to cover Trent"

        Well done,you played yourselves!

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          I don't know of any teams that don't have TAA at this point!

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Recently, I have seen some, hopefully a 24 pt Trent Masterpiece

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 3 days ago

              soon*

      14. SkeletONv01
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Whats up with Andys team btw? He scoring?

      15. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Just realised Pope has a great fixture again next week - against another team with no forwards

      16. fplking14
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I have Gomez, Ings and Vardy lol

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Thats nothing I got them plus Digne who is at risk.

        2. El Fenomeno R9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Still a chance for Gomez 1 pointer,never give up

      17. Trophé Mourinho
          4 months, 3 days ago

          My team is so shoddy, its like I picked up from the clearance basket at Lidl, but im still on a green. You guys must have shocking teams

        • El Fenomeno R9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Damn 5(-4) from 3,cmon VVD

        • My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          An Dendoncker masterclass tomorrow please

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Taylor and Lascelles making up somewhat for Ings McCarthy and Perez (in for a hit)

        • RamaJama
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Double Pool leakence 🙂

        • Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Origi on to replace Alison