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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. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Bench boost team.
    Ramsdale Krul
    Trent Lascelles Egan Lundy Targett
    Sterling De Bruyne Fleck Grealish Mc Ginn
    Jimmy Aguero Auba

    Keepers aren't great .9.1 to spend
    Thoughts lads.

    1. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      dgrade Lundstran to free up cash. Any cheaper Sheffield players?

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Those are the two cheapest . I've had Lundy since the beginning of time.

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Keepers are good for this GW.

      Consider Lund to O'Connell

      Looks good though

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        No funds. Thanks for your input.

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          O'Connell is cheaper than Lundstram.

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Oh ignore me, you obviously have a SV on Lundstram < O'Connell price

          2. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Not for me. I have Lundy at 4.4.

    3. HVT
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Good team

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Cheers

    4. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      Nice side! Some have said that McGinn can be a bit risky as he was out even before COVID but not sure who else you could have there unless you downgraded to Saka / Cantwell and upgraded Lundy to Baldock / Saiss and did one of the keepers -> Henderson but might be out of reach

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Henderson takes 0.5 out of my budget when I can have Egan for 4.6.

  2. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 22 days ago

    Best 7th attacker on FH?

    A - Fleck
    B - McGinn 
    C - Traore
    D - Saka

    Henderson 
    Baldock Doherty TAA
    Sterling KDB Grealish 
    Aguero Auba Tammy

    1. G.O.A.T.
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 22 days ago

      B

      1. Rinseboy
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        hmm will he play?

        1. G.O.A.T.
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Definitely

          1. Vazza
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Both games?

      2. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        El Ghazi

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          hmmm nice shout. Will he play tho? I see a lot of reduced minutes historically

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        I am on Fleck for now- scored 2 goals in reverse fixture against Villa. If guaranteed both games I do like McGinn and might yet get him if any indication in starting lineup

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          yeah its a close call between those 2. Fleck only has 1 away attacking return which puts me off him a bit

          1. Vazza
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Does the home and away factor make.a difference with no fans present at the stadiums

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Bundesliga says home advantage has halved.

                So you're right.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          C

      4. KanteTouchThis
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Sort of bottomed sorry for repost
        Need some advice guys, on bb, wc31.
        Should I keep
        Bruno + reina, oconnel, Egan, basham, saiss

        Or downgrade Bruno to
        Mcginn + hendo, Stevens, Egan, Doherty + 4.6 def (target or any Sgw player)

        Sgw Bruno could easily outscore dgq Bruno but I get nice upgrades if I get mcginn.

        Thanks in advance

        1. G.O.A.T.
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Keep Bruno

      5. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Thoughts?

        GW30 : Triple Captain
        GW31 : Free hit

        [ Henderson ]
        Trent [ Laporte ] [ O'Connell ]
        [ KdB ] [ Grealish ] [ El Ghazi ] Son
        [ Aguero ] Pukki Jimenez

        Foster B.Fernandes Boly Diop

        Also:
        A) Henderson, Fabianski, Diop, El Ghazi
        B) Krul, McCarthy, Egan, Sarr

        B would mean starting Bruno GW30+ and instead of El Ghazi to Sarr, I would do Egan to Cathcart. 🙂

      6. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        RMBBT WC next week
        Ederson Leno
        O'Connell Egan TAA saiss Fernandez
        Mane Fleck cantwell kdb grealish
        Ayew Aguero Aubameyang

        Cheap Sheffield defenders enable a half decent bench, otherwise I'll downgrade Fernandez & saiss & upgrade one of the Sheffield defenders

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Go Ederson to Henderson, Mane to Sterling and Ayew to Jimenez/Pukki/Abraham

          Prefer Ake to Saiss/Fernandez this GW

      7. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Sorry for reposting had problems with phone before.

        How does this look for BB?

        Henderson
        TAA Egan O'Connell Targett
        KdB Pepe Grealish Mcginn
        Auba(c) Kun

        Ederson Soy Barnes Nketiah

        Salah is out but I only lose 0.3 on him. Had more value tied up in Soy, TAA and KdB. Just not sure about Pepe...

        Thanks!

        1. G.O.A.T.
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Remove target and bring wolves def

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Ok but still have all chips+wc so planning to wc for 31 anyway and Targett plays twice so willing to risk.

        2. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Will u be WCing GW31?

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Yes

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Get rid of Barnes and Soy then (can see a watford win)

              Get Ake and El Ghazi. Probably get Sterling instead of Ederson and Pepe

              Looks very good though

              1. iL PiStOlErO
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Like your ideas. Will consider it. Cheers.

      8. G.O.A.T.
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 22 days ago

        Any love for Sterling? Can be revamped after this long Break.. thoughts??

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          seriously tempted to captain him actually

          1. G.O.A.T.
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Same here. A bit behind in ML

        2. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Good punt. Plays better with Sane, gets a lot of mins, starts well, fuelled by black lives matter

          1. G.O.A.T.
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Will he play both dgw match?

            1. Rinseboy
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              I think he has a higher chance than dsilva mahrez sane and silva

        3. chilli con kone
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          I have him in my GW30 free hit

          1. Vazza
              8 months, 22 days ago

              His record against Arsenal isn’t great though

              1. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                he's scored a few against them recently tho? am sure?

        4. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          A. Fleck and Saiss
          or
          B. Cantwell and OConnell

          1. chilli con kone
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            A if Gw30 only, B if its longer

            1. chilli con kone
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Actually I'd go B regardless

          2. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            B

          3. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Cheers

        5. chilli con kone
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

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

          A. Ings
          B. Wilson

          it's for a draft same scoring system as FPL, but there are no autosubs, so if one gets rested it's potentially 0 points if they dont get off the bench

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            A

          2. Soto Ayam
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 22 days ago

            A

        6. Dr. Agabuse
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Mahrez or no Mahrez

          1. chilli con kone
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            No Mahrez - not worth the headache

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 22 days ago

              This

        7. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Reina
          Baldock | Lundstram | Egan
          KDB | Sterling | Pepe | Ozil | Grealish
          Auba | Aguero

          Targett on the bench. Any changes for this FH team?

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            I'd get rid of Ozil and Lundstram and Reina. Looks great though

            1. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              For whom?

        8. Dr. Agabuse
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Sorry got bottomed
          Wanna ask those with WC BB and FH left

          I think i am gonna play this the most conservative way.

          Keeping the WC
          Keeping the FH
          Play BB now

          Dont go overboard with doublegw players with playing time that have likely less than 120min (as Salah Vardy Jimmy and co get 90 too)
          as I might be stuck with Mahrez instead of Salah until the WC wgich i dont wanna play before 33 after City vs Liverpool to get informatikn on how theyre all gonna line up and esp after we see who will still play for smth.
          Also Uniteds fixture dont become perfect before 33 and Villas Arsenals are good until then.
          But except KDB and maybe Laporte its a reach.
          Id like Aguero but cant get there without sacrificing Salah even if i go Aguero to Vardy after this week.

          Currently thinking

          Henderson Leno
          O Conell Egan TAA Doherty Soy

          Salah KDB Grealish McGinn Saka

          Auba Jimmy Jota

          3wolves seems like no overload if keeping the WC

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Same here. Have not made up my mind at all. UT+BB will lose me lots of value, which will be a key factor in the run-in imo.

            Thinking FH atm. But your approach does make sense. Maybe keep the 4 or 5 players I will lose most value on and play BB anyway...

          2. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            You have a much better TV than me so I think that it makes for a suitable strategy. I agree with the triple Wolves and think Jota could be moved on but not sure what move would make that much better.

            1. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              I'm in a similar position, hence why I was comparing TV's.

              Current BB-side:

              Leno | McCarthy
              TAA | Lundstram | Egan | O'Connell | Lascelles
              KDB | Mahrez | Grealish | Fernandes | Cantwell
              Aguero | Aubameyang | Nketiah

        9. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 22 days ago

          Have to make one of these downgrades to afford my FH team. Thoughts?

          A) Hendo to Leno (Have 2 SHU defs)
          B) TAA to Doherty/Alonso
          C) Jimenez to Tammy

          Cheers! 🙂

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            C

            1. Karan14
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers!

          2. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            C defo.Think Tammy is the better pick anyway

            1. Rinseboy
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              for this week alone I should say

              1. Vazza
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Agreed

                • Karan14
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Yup he probably has the better fixture this week but a bit worried about his mins.

            2. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              A

          3. Soto Ayam
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 22 days ago

            C...against villa seems a no brainer

          4. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Roumors of Pukki getting covid... Spanner - > works

            Best replacement for max 6.7m?

            Jota?

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              *rumours

            2. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Jota

            3. Pukki Party
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              I'm fine

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Haa

          5. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Current team
            Pope button
            TAA Stephens Doherty Rico Kelly
            Salah Kdb Bruno Martial nakamba
            Aubameyang ings jota

            FH or BB?

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              How does your current team affect what u use?

              1. The Red Devil
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                if i use FH, i'll be back to this team for GW 31+

            2. waltzingmatildas
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              I've got a really similar team. Leaning towards unlimited transfers and BB

              1. The Red Devil
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                them WC?

          6. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Soyuncu or Saiss as a SGW defender on BB this week? Will WC 31

          7. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            With no fans do we think players will celebrate goals and we will see many players getting yellow cards for msgs of support to various worldwide events right now I.e. under their shirts etc?

            1. inactive
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Rules are rules, so while we all (well most of us) support anti-racist movements, players will get booked for removing shirts.

              A rule that needs to be changed imo, but until then yellows will be given.

              1. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                yeah get that. Wonder whether we will see many players taken a yellow to get their messages out there. Interesting to see what happens

            2. Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Yes. Transfer players which will not score to avoid yellows.

              1. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                ha dont mean that. Just a general question more around whether players will celebrate in the same way without fans

                1. Lucky Z
                  • 3 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  This was kind of sarcasm/joke. Thanks for a proper reaction 🙂

                  1. Rinseboy
                    • 9 Years
                    8 months, 22 days ago

                    ha no worries!

            3. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Sterling to score and be booked looks a winner at the bookies 😀

              1. Rinseboy
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Yeah Sterling is definatley the kind if player that will want to show support and get that message on the TV screens. Like the guy a lot

                1. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Sterling 1 goal - 1 yellow= 6 points and no bonus. I gamble on Mahrez.

          8. Sid123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 22 days ago

            No one feeling a flutter of Du Bruyne, Aguero and Jesus? Both strikers should have some game time in both matches

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Yes I like that idea

            2. Rinseboy
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              considered it but I think Sterling could do better and his ownership will be high

            3. french holiday
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Jesus maybe but really you want the explosiveness of a Aguero or Sterling.

            4. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Its a nice comfort if you captain Kun to at least have Jesus on...probably...

            5. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Aguero and Jesus - one for the price of two

          9. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Thoughts on this FH?

            Leno
            Stevens Lundstram Baldock TAA
            Grealish KDB Sterling
            Kun Auba Jim

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Really nice. Lund to O'Connell though?

            2. french holiday
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Maybe Henderson instead of Leno and TAA to a Alonso or Bellerin.

          10. inactive
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            Thoughts on this BB? WC'ing in 31+

            Henderson
            TAA | Stevens | Targett
            KDB | Grealish | Mahrez | Saka
            Aguero | Aubameyang | Jimenez

            Leno | Cantwell | Baldock | Mings

            Not overly keen on double Villa defence + Leno but want to max out on DGW players.

            1. Coys96
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Yes not over-keen on double Villa defence or Saka. Looks great otherwise.

              If u don't have any money itb however, I think Targett and Mings are the best defenders under 4.5 or so.

          11. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 22 days ago

            How’s she looking? BB team, with WC and FH still intact... 0.1 ITB

            Leno Reina
            TAA Laporte Stevens Egan Lascelles
            KDB Mane Grealish HBarnes Saka
            Aguero Jimenez Pukki

            Anything that you would change? Auba over Kun?

            1. french holiday
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Pretty template BB team. Cant argue much. Maybe Pukki, Saka can be changed and consider if Auba 2 games over Mane.

            2. JohnBlack
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Kun over Auba but i think i want Auba also. Saka also risk when Tierney and Kola are fit.

              1. Vazza
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Apparently Saka played no. 10 role in one of the recent friendly games..

              2. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Get rid of Mane so u can get Sterling/Mahrez

                I'd want Aubameyang but no instead of Kun. I also prefer Cantwell over Saka and El Ghazi over HBarnes

            3. JohnBlack
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Hows this BB team, any changes needed? 0.4itb

              Ederson/Reina
              TAA Stevens Basham Da.Luiz Lascelles
              KDB Pepe Grealish Do.Luiz Fleck
              Auba Aguero Jimenez

            4. Checko
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Gonna go 3 Utd, any thoughts on which 3? Might start with 2 and then bring the 3rd post-Tottenham, but either way I am hanging my hat there. Any thoughts?

              A)Fernandes, Rashford, Martial

              B)Fernandes, Rashford, Pogba,

              C)Fernandes, Rashford, AWB

              D)Or any other suggested combo?

              1. Sid123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Fernandes, martial and a defender

              2. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                C

              3. KDF
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                B

            5. Sandesh_
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              who to pick??
              1. aguero + mahrez
              2. auba + mahrez
              3. aguero + pepe

              1. JohnBlack
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                1 2 3 in that order

              2. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                1

            6. Sj3451
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              I’ve just gone back through my point history and I have used 1 wild card so far this season in GW3, but my wildcard says unavailable. Is that just because of unlimited transfers? I should still have my second right?

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Yes because of unlimited transfers

                1. Sj3451
                  • 2 Years
                  8 months, 22 days ago

                  Thanks mate. So says unavailable for people who still have WC?

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Yup, it's not available the same way it's not available in GW1.

            7. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Stevens and Baldock both better stats away from home than Lord Lundstram. Just avoid him this gw. Triple up with Henderson goalie.

            8. davies
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Fleck or Lundstram for last Sheffield spot?

              1. Coys96
                • 3 Years
                8 months, 22 days ago

                Fleck

            9. The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              For GW30+:

              A) Fernandes + Nketiah

              B) Saka + Jimenez (but losing 0.2m on Fernandes whom I would likely get back in WC31+)

            10. Crashjct
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 22 days ago

              Hello everyone!

              I’m using unlimited transfers & BB GW 30+. Which pair should I go with?

              A. Tammy & Fleck
              B. Son & Ayew