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Recapping the best Southampton players ahead of FPL restart

With just days to go before the Premier League season restarts, our series of team-by-team refresher articles continues with a look at Southampton.

Taking data from Gameweeks 24-29 as a jumping-off point for wider analysis, we will be discussing the players from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad who most catch the eye.

Fantasy managers may well be swerving the Saints to start off, with some tricky matches to come between Gameweeks 31+ and 35+.

Should the south coast club still have ‘something to play for’ come the fixture swing in Gameweek 36+, however, then they will likely re-enter the radar at that point.

With this article borrowing heavily from the data available in our Members Area, only subscribers of Fantasy Football Scout can read on.

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  1. mad_beer ✅
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    TLDR: Avoid them.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      This

    2. gers23
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      What's TLDR lol?

  2. FootballDog
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    any advice here...
    this is my team before gw 38,

    should i FH? only got BB no WC

    1. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      We might need a bit more info.

  3. FootballDog
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    hey guys,

    any advice here...
    this is my team before gw 38,

    should i FH? only got BB no WC

    1. FootballDog
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      see below , d'oh

  4. FootballDog
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    0.05itb

    pope
    van dijk, taa, soyuncu
    salah, kdb, marial, b fernandes
    auba, vardy, ings

    subs: button , saiss, hanley, hayden

    1. FootballDog
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      ^^
      any advice here...
      this is my team before gw 38,

      should i FH? only got BB no WC

      1. HamezMace
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Blimey, well you got there in the end.

        Are you happy with this team from GW31+ onwards?

      2. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        thanks, only ings and vardy.. but i think those can be fixable later . overall i like the team

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Then FH this week makes the most sense.

          1. FootballDog
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            thanks, FH i'm leaning toward 🙂

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Good looking team.....I would be happy to FH for this GW and keep that team going forward.

      1. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        thanks, FH i'm leaning toward

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I would FH. Good team for GW31.

      1. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        thanks, FH i'm leaning toward

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yep looks good for beyond this week so I’d FH

      1. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        thanks, FH i'm leaning toward

    5. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yep - Great gw31 team you got there. Either FH or throw in a few DGW players for a balanced side and use BB.

      1. FootballDog
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        thanks for the reply, FH is tempting

  5. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Hi

    McGinn TAA Jimmy Soy Leno

    McGinn TAA Jota Doherty Leno

    Salah Targett Nketiah Saiss Reina

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Sorry Targett is Soy also with Salah

  6. Kno
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    So which sgw players are you currently going for? 12 potential spots for doublers leaves a bit of wiggle room for some fun picks, any cheeky punts?

    My current draft has 11 dgwers and trent, doherty, jota and cantwell as my single boys.

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Trent, Doherty and currently Foster, but unsure on the best SGW keeper, could afford anyone.

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Either
      Trent Doherty Jota
      or
      Trent Soy Jimmy
      or
      Salah Soy Saiss

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Could you help me with that 🙂

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Three from the top

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      TAA, Doherty, Tammy on my FH currently

    4. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Ayew and 2 from Son/Fernandes/TAA.

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      In my current draft my SGWers are:
      TAA, Saiss, Mount, Jimi, Cantwell

  7. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    On a FH.

    A) Henderson and McGinn
    B) Reina and Fleck

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    3. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A

    4. jungle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Is Reina nailed? Saw some chat of Nyland getting a chance in Birmingham Live but not sure how solid that is....

  8. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    If you play free hit will it undue all the transfers you made that week using the unlimited wildcard and restore your team back to how it was before this game week

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yes it will.

      Hot topic ‘unlimited transfers FAQ’

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks bud

  9. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    With that GW38 team:

    McCarthy | 4.0
    TAA | Doherty | Maguire | Egan | C.Taylor
    Salah | KDB | Bruno | Grealish | Cantwell
    Jimenez | Vardy | DCL

    would it be better to:

    A) FH in GW30+ and get back to that team for GW31+
    or
    B) just build the team for GW30+ and BB for DGW and then FH or WC for GW31+
    ?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      B

    2. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      THat's a ridiculously good team - Free Hit that this week and get back to that for 31+

  10. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Cheeky RP on new article

    Do you reckon 10 DGWers is enough for a BB team? I’m happy with this and would rather not crowbar in any dross just because they have 2 matches! What do you think? Any changes needed?

    0.1itb
    Henderson, Leno
    TAA, Stevens, O’Connell, Saiss, Fernandez
    KDB, Mahrez, Grealish, Mount, Cantwell
    Kun (C), Auba, Jimi

    Cheers!

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yes I think thats enough

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers mate

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Looks good mate. Like the Fernandez pick, great player

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks Rafa mate. Hope you’re well. He’s my favourite player from your lot atm

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Shelvey at 4.9 is one to watch. How am I looking next page?

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Thats 9 not 10

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Well spotted!

        I reposted from a previous draft when I dropped Saka for Cantwell

        What do you reckon. Enough DGW players?

  11. LLoris
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Planning on BB this week and having it until GW 32 where I WC
    How do you feel about having no LIV players vs Palace?

    1. Klaren
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      That's likely to be the game which they clinch the title so it could be a big win for them with them giving their 100%. That's the reason I'll WC or FH for 31 eventhough I'll have TAA. I think Salah/Mane are essential in that GW.

  12. Kai
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    How does the FT work? In GW 31 our teams will remain the same as GW30, or revert to GW29?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      After FH it reverts to 38 (29 if you havent made transfers in the dead weeks.

  13. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    couple of dilemmas - GW30+ only:

    1) Doherty or Alonso?
    2) Mount or H.Barnes?
    3) Abraham or Jimenez?

    1. chilli con kone
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Doherty, Mount, Abraham

    2. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      D
      M
      J

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        This

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      A B A

    4. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      DMJ

  14. chilli con kone
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Draft league question

    If you had to choose one for the remainder of the season who would it be

    A. Ings
    B. Wilson

    N.b same scoring system as FPL, but there are no autosubs in this draft league, so if one gets rested it's potentially 0 points if they dont get off the bench

    Thanks all

  15. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    I have all my chips left. My sense is that I want to TC either De Bruyn, Aguero or Auba this week, rather than playing my BB. Any constructive thoughts about my plan would be welcomed.

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      My concern is that BB will be wasted after this GW.

      I can’t see anyone getting all 15 of their players out in a SGW between now and the end of the season.

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks. That's my dilemma. At the moment I'm actually viewing the BB as a shield strategy given how difficult it will be to predict starting players from GW32.

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          But that’s the things, your bench will just autosub in for any missing players.
          Of course we could see more 5 minute cameos, but I think there’s a greater upside to BB this week, and then TC a player who you can be 99% sure of a start later in the season in an ‘easy’ fixture.

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Thanks Hamez

  16. JBG
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    3 days left and I'm still not pleased with my BB team. Tinkering with it still.

    Henderson-Leno
    TAA-Baldock-Lund-Boly-Lascelles
    Kdb-Mahrez-Grealish-Sarr-Mount
    Auba-Aguero-Nketiah

    What you guys think?

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It wouldn't surprise me if Lund, Lascelles, Mahrez, Sarr, Mount and Nketiah scores 7 points combined

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        The same could be said for Triple SHU defence and Aguero tbf.

  17. Your Man With The Hair
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Any news or theories on Tierney's likely gametime?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I think he will start or Kola will.
      But since hes been injured, it might be Kola ahead of him. Building up fitness and relatively new to the league and young..

    2. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I theorise that he will start most games, barring injury.

    3. Your Man With The Hair
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Thanks... still seems like too much of a risk

  18. Dr. Agabuse
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    For those playing BB and not WC after.
    Whose your captain in 31+?

    Thinking Aguero to Vardy and C

    Makes me not want to get Salah there and then

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Auba away to Soton.

  19. internal error
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Sterling missed the whole of the 2nd game of last season. Huddersfield in gameweek 2. Are owners not worried that he only gets 90mins vs Arsenal and misses the Burnley game, with Chelsea and liverpool to come shortly after?

    1. Dr. Agabuse
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Yes. Hence going Mahrez as is equally prolific or more nd expect similar game time

      1. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Less money involed etc

      2. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Makes sense

    2. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I would be concerned about this if I owned him, but with 5 subs per game, this is less likely than it would otherwise be, I think.

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Which 3 city are you owning?

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          Mahrez, KDB, Kun

          1. internal error
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 16 days ago

            Potentially the same as me

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        precisely this. I think so many are underestimating the impact of this. Half the outfield players can be subbed off/on.

        1. internal error
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          That's true. He could play both games, do enough damage and go off and keep enough in the tank for the following games

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      It’s City, anything can happen

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        I know. Pep is unpredictable. Wont stop me trying to second guess him though lol

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          If Sterling is to be benched, it’s generally against weaker teams when City need a more industrious midfield to break teams down - I have been stung by Sterling not getting game time against the likes of Burnley in the past.

          I think I will go for KdB, Kun and maybe a Bernardo type player

    4. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Don't understand the purpose of this.. are you trying to convince others or yourself that Raz is a risky option?

      1. internal error
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        I've asked a legitimate question. If you dont appreciate it, ignore my post

  20. timawflowers
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Do I bring in bruno and play 3-5-2 and Abraham in a 3-4-3?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Bruno in a 352

  21. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    My whole strategy comes down to whether I want to keep Salah for at least the next few weeks.
    Pros
    Highest scorer
    Huge potential

    Cons
    Spread money elsewhere
    Huge risk
    Motivation
    Rotation

    Thoughts?

  22. Ciarant20
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Thoughts on this BB team? 0ITB

    Leno Henderson
    TAA Bellerin Stevens Baldock Targett
    Mahrez KDB McGinn Grealish Mount
    Jota Aguero Aub

    My concern is having two Arsenal defence (picked Bellerin as he looked good vs Brentford attacking wise), what rotations would people recommend to change that?

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I think the Bellerin pick is good. May get assist if no CS.

  23. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Gtg or would you change anything?

    Henderson
    Taa, laporte, baldock
    Kdb(c), mane, son, pulisic, fleck(vc)
    Rashford, jota

    Bench, button, dcl, lascelles, kilman

  24. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Hows to rate Spurs assets, particularly Son and Kane?

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Multiply any number by zero

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        😆

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Pencilled in for my GW31 wildcard. Triple Spurs on the cards with Kane, Son, Aurier.

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      Kane has become fat in the break and almost playing DM. I rate Son over him.

  25. Sotamendi84
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    beat combo?
    a) mount + reina
    b) patricio + mcginn

    1. Sotamendi84
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      just for 30+

  26. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Woke up to this weird dream.

    David silva wins a pen. KDB steps up to take pen. Aguero takes the ball away from him. Aguero pen saved by gk only for him to score rebound. (not sure who gk was)

    Just incase giving you guys a heads up 😉

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      We all know it'll be pope that saves a pen when a lot don't have him that week

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Of course after loads sell him

  27. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Template FH team (if I decide to go that way). Banking on Sheff U cleanies and City goals. Auba and Grealish are just cover for ownership really.

    Henderson
    TAA, Doherty, Egan, Lund (or Baldock)
    Sterling, KDB, Grealish
    Aguero, Auba, Jota

  28. Labile
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Am I right to BB this?

    Leno McCarthy
    Trent Doherty Lascelles Justin Egan
    KDB Bruno Martial Saka Grealish
    Vardy Jimenez (K)un

    Saka or Duda also?

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      I'd FH if you have it as I'd want to get back to that team for GW31+ as it's a nice!

  29. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    I think I read in a comment on here that Nyland will likely be in goal for Aston Villa. Anyone with more information regarding Nyland?

  30. Sparkys Barmy Army
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 16 days ago

    Ok I've confused myself here. Do we normally get 2 wildcards in a season? I've played one wildcard back in GW9 but not sure if I have another or not?

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 16 days ago

      If what you’re saying is true, then you still have your 2nd WC.

      1. Sparkys Barmy Army
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah I want to be sure before I commit to a tactic haha. Is there any way of checking if I still have it?

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 16 days ago

          I’m not sure there is to be honest, it’s not showing as an option this week because we’ve got unlimited transfers.

          If you check your GW history that’ll tell you when you used your chips.

          We get one WC at the start of the season, and another from Jan 1st.

          If you’ve not used a WC after Jan 1st you’ll still have it. That’s my understanding anyway.