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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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    I keeping seeing Sarr on the bench I think he will rip Leics a new one?

    1. polis
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Leicester pretty solid defensively but if you reckon gotta play him.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Liking to look of Sarr for decent Watford run, best mid around that price

      1. polis
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Decent Watford run?

        Lei H
        Bur A
        Soton H
        Che A

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Why stop there. Norwich Newcastle and West Ham after that. Looks good run to me

          1. polis
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Because we have 8 Gameweeks left and cal all make transfers?

            1. polis
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              *can

            2. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Never works out like that for me and usually ends up with a -4. They have something to play for so happy to own him for next 7

              1. polis
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Then that's absolutely your all.

                I mean, did anyone bring him in for his 19 pts v 'pool?

                Essentially we're all just hedging bets as best we can.

                1. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  Agreed. More luck than ever going to be involved!

        2. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          They’ve got something play for and Looked pretty solid pre pandemic

  2. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Im really torn between two FH teams. Which one is better?

    A) Leno
    Baldock Lundstram Stevens
    Sterling KDB Pépé Grealish McGinn
    Aguero Auba

    B) Henderson
    O’Connell Alonso Doherty
    Sterling KDB Mount Grealish
    Aguero Auba Abraham

    B has better players but four less games (only 7 DGW players).

    1. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Why use FH when you have WC available?

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I don’t have WC available.

        1. Better luck next year
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 18 days ago

          WC available for EO this GW, guess you are happy with your team and want to switch it up only for this GW

          1. Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Sorry not WC, but free unlimited transfers, basically same thing.

            1. Gringo Kid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Not the same, losing team value, dropping some valuable players. We dont need 3 City, 3 Blades, 2 Arsenal, 2 Villa after this round

  3. RohanVaswani
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Why are so many people using their FH when we can free unlimited transfers? To save on the price?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      People who are already happy with thier team and have no WC.

      1. RohanVaswani
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        But isn’t free transfers a wildcard itself?

        1. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          I want Kun Sterling Auba and triple shef utd but dont want them after this week. My team will revert to Salah, Fernandez, Rashford etc so i get all the dgw players i want but dont have to keep them.

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          If team well set up then don’t want to wreck it to get double gwers who you’ll want rid next gw. Sheff Utd villa and arsenal don’t have great fixtures while Man City have little to play for. I have Pope, triple pool, Bruno, Sarr, DCL and Jimenez who I’d be tempted to sell for dgwers this gw so can do it on FH

          1. Better luck next year
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Pool players not good for many more rounds?

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              If you don’t want taa and salah for Crystal Palace then makes sense to get rid. Good luck

    2. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Because they want to load up on DGWers, and get their GW38 team back, rather than being stuck with them.

    3. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Would perhaps spend my FH last GW, usually some pretty high scoring games last round

      1. Better luck next year
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Depends on league position etc of course

    4. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      I would like to keep my current team for gw31 and it’s value and WC in gw32

  4. Better luck next year
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Rate my GW30+ Team (Playing WC GW31+)

    Hendo Leno
    TAA Lundstram Egan Targett Saiss
    Sterling KDB Grealish Saka Cantwell
    Kun C Auba Samatta.

  5. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    I've just noticed that the Bundesliga are using crowd sound effects. Not sure how I feel about it to be honest.

    1. HamezMace
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      PL will be doing the same

      1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        I thought the tv stations were making it optional?

        1. HamezMace
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Yes I think that’s right, you have the option to mute the crowd noise.

    2. polis
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      It makes really rubbish viewing (when they weren't using it) marginally less rubbish.

      1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Yes you're right, but the fact that it's artificial just makes it seem wrong to me.

        1. polis
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Agree

  6. Akshatjazz
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Which three as sheff United defence

    Egan, Stevens, Lundstrom, baldock ??

    1. polis
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      If you like a gamble; Lord
      If you like naildness; Egan

  7. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    So thank I'm finally settled on a team, thank I have a good balance

    Leno
    Baldock, laporte, o'connell
    Kdb, son, fleck, mane, grealish
    Rashford, jota

    Bench, button, taa, dcl, lascelles

  8. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Have WC, BB and FH chips left.
    How does the FH team look?

    1.5itb
    Leno
    TAA Lundstram O'connell
    Sterling Bruno KDB Grealish Fleck
    Aguero Auba

    1. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      With that much itb on a FH turn O'Connell into Stevens (or Baldock if you prefer him).

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      If I had wildcard I don’t think I’d use FH this gw, any reason for using it now?

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        value tied up in some players and happy with the current team

  9. RohanVaswani
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Most likely city back four?

    1. polis
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      One thing you can almost quote Pep on;

      ? - ? - Laporte - ?

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Walkers fairly nailed

        1. polis
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          In this upcoming period Cancelo says hello.

          1. RohanVaswani
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            What about otamendi?

            1. polis
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Fernandinho and Stones.

          2. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Sure he will get mins but I fully expect Walker to start both

            1. polis
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              60+ a clean sheets in both?

              I'm not trying to dissuade go for it you think that

              DGWs are a roll of the dice and more so now than ever.

  10. @fpl_phenom
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    DGW 30+ FH Team

    ------------Henderson----------------
    -------Lundstram Robbo Egan-------
    KDB Sterling Bruno Grealish
    ---Aubamayang Jimenez Aguero---

    Team reverts back to this for GW31+

    Henderson Button
    TAA Doherty Egan Lascelles Taylor
    Salah Mane KDB Bruno Cantwell
    Jimenez DCL Jota

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Nice team, must have good team value

    2. ash and swanson inc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      nice team after FH over even if I do like having 2 playing keepers though rarely makes sod all difference; FH looks good but dont you fancy going nearly all in and swapping bruno for another doubler and perhaps getting a different defender in for variety rather than three blades? saying that will be awesome if it comes off just wondering if more goals in closed door games like bundesliga then spreading risk or getting someone involved in set pieces may be a decent gamble? Secretly hoping it doesnt work as I am not doing it 😉

  11. Farke4sure
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Help needed with the following, please :-

    A) David Luiz : Baldock : Douglas Luiz : Sterling

    or

    B) Targett : O’ Connell : Pepe : Mahrez

    1. ash and swanson inc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      B for me, feels riskier but higher ceiling.

    2. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      A, primarily because it doesn't have a villa defender.

  12. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 18 days ago

    Hey Guys good to be back..... & the FPL back?

    Can I use the unlimited transfers to set my team up & also play FH chip for GW 30+?

    Need clarification of this......

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Check the hot topics.

    2. Vazza
        8 months, 18 days ago

        No your team would revert to your original team and the unlimited transfers would be disregarded

    3. JabariParkersEyelid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 18 days ago

      How's this for a WC 31+ draft:

      Pope 3.9
      Trent Doherty Maguire Lascelles Holgate
      Son Fernandes Richarlison Mane Barnes
      Rashford Jimenez Ayew

      Have funds for Barnes to Mount in 32 and able to get KDB back in if required (downgrade Doherty upgrade Richarlison).

      Thoughts?

    4. Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 18 days ago

      Oh a freehit which options do you prefer

      A - Stevens Mount Jimi
      B - Doherty Fleck Tammy?

      Leno
      Baldock TAA
      KDB Sterling Grealish
      Auba Aguero

      1. JabariParkersEyelid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Prefer A despite the allure of Doherty.

        1. Rinseboy
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          yeah feels a bit better balance but worried am just trying to cover Tammy points with Mount and not sure it will work out!

          1. FPLisBack
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Yeah Im going Tammy over Mount/Pulisic against AVL

            • JabariParkersEyelid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Tammy was getting subbed at 70 minutes when Lamps only had 3 transfers is the counterargument to that. Who knows how much play time he will get compared to mount.

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Tough one, like both. Maybe B shades it

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            cheers Pat

        3. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Think you know my view

          1. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            * B

            1. Rinseboy
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              cheers Dunas. What's your reasoning for B? Do you thimk Tammy outscores Jimi and Doherty is a better pick than Stevens?

              1. dunas_dog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Yes that’s my thought, particularly just think Doherty going to score

                1. Rinseboy
                  • 9 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  fair enough he is a beast!

      2. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 18 days ago

        Free transfers is making my head hurt

        Pope McCarthy
        Taa Doherty boly Lund lascelles
        Kdb son Fernandes grealish saka
        Auba Rashford Jimenez

        Sounds gtg? 0.4m left

      3. FPLisBack
          8 months, 18 days ago

          On a BB - Thoughts Please?

          A) McGinn or Mount vs AVL
          B) Baldock, Oconnel, Egan, or Basham?

          Henderson
          Doherty, Stevens, Baldock, TAA
          KDB Grealish Barnes
          Auba Aguero Abraham

          Leno, Saiss, Mcginn, Sarr

        • Sagnik Sadhukhan
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Any news about the FFScout cup?

        • SuperMane Returns
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          Hello folks, hows this looking for a GW30+ BB squad? (9 DGWers)?
          (Still have FH & WC left)

          Leno*/Henderson*
          Targett*/Egan*/TAA/Lascelles/Saiss
          Traore/Grealish*/Fleck*/KDB*/Fernandes
          Auba*/Aguero*/Jimenez

          (I'm looking to go into GW31+ and just use a free transfer to do KDB to Son, then wildcard GW32+)

          Thanks in advance!

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Nice. Liking that, well balanced. Maybe Sarr over traore for me but both could do well

          2. JabariParkersEyelid
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Don't like the Traore pick, like most of the rest of it.

            If you're not bothered about security of starts you could always go Foden there 🙂

          3. Sagnik Sadhukhan
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Quite like it for this week mate. However you would want to have a Pool attacker for their game in 31+ against Palace. Could be an absolute bloodbath that

        • Collar of Cantona
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          My OR is very poor so I'm planning to go a bit bold and put all my eggs in the same baskets to try and jump up the ranks (accepting I could also dig myself in to a further hole). I have my WC, BB and FH and a rubbish team (and poor team value) at the moment. Plan is to BB and then wildcard next week. Is the below draft team a good punt?:

          Ederson, Leno
          O'Connell, Basham, Egan, Boly, Saiss
          KDB, Pepe, Grealish, Luiz, Cantwell
          Aguero (c), Auba, Samatta

        • Crashjct
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 18 days ago

          BB GW30+, no WC, and I have Leno. Which option is better?

          A. Auba & Pope
          B. Son & Henderson

          Thank you, kindly.

          1. FPLisBack
              8 months, 18 days ago

              A

          2. Saosin
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Casual here. Played WC GW34 - have BB and FH left. Guess unlimited transfer is the way to go then? Also. What changes would you consider?

            Leno - Button

            Rico - Soyuncu - TAA - Baldock - Boly

            Pedro - Salah - KDB - Cantwell - Fernandes

            Calver-Lewin - Firmino - Jimenez

            0.8 in the bank

            Cheers

            1. polis
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Great band.

              Unlimited transfers is a free WC.

              You could Unlimited & BB or play longer term.

              FH in GW38 if I was you.

          3. LewanGOALski
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            FH GW30+ so for this week only:

            A) 343 with Mount
            or
            B) 433 with Alonso
            ?

            1. Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              I’m not gone on Mount personally. Would prefer b in this scenario

            2. JabariParkersEyelid
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 18 days ago

              B if you have a crystal ball and know Alonso starts.

              Otherwise A, which is more boring but probably reliable.

            3. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              B looks fun, I’m almost tempted myself

            4. beric
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              B

          4. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Quick a or b folks:

            A) Henderson, Alonso, Pulisic
            Or
            B) Leno, O’Connell, Fernandes

            1. Crashjct
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              B

              1. Noah’s Ark
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Thanks

          5. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 18 days ago

            Who do you prefer?

            A Hendo McGinn
            B Leno Fleck

          6. kalshot
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Please help..

              A Traore - Kun
              B Auba - Mount

              1. Crashjct
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                B

              2. ash and swanson inc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                A for Kun

            • Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Anything worth considering for my BB, no WC..

              1m itb for salah next week

              Leno Reina
              Doherty Trent Lascelles Stevens O’Connell
              Sterling DeBruyne Grealish Cantwell Fleck
              Rashford Jimenez Aubameyang

              1. beric
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Looks pretty good actually

              2. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Nice

            • Aftermath
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              What's the consensus on Willian? A safe starter or rotation risk, thinking of him or mount against that villa def

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                I’m going Mount

                1. Aftermath
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 18 days ago

                  Mount chance of more minutes?

            • ratski
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              One week only...
              a. Pepe
              B. Bruno

              Should be an easy pick with the Dgw but I don’t get a good feeling about it.

              Also thinking of dumping taa for a week as have a feeling it will be a close game and Everton could easily sneak a goal.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                B probably

              2. La Roja
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Bruno

            • Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              Villa top of the league for attempts conceded from set plays for the season.
              Also no team in the history of the league (since OPTA records were kept) has conceded as many shots in the box over the first 29 GW's as Villa.

              Remind me again why I have 3 Villa players in my team and no attackersfrom Sheffield Utd or Chelsea?

              1. Noah’s Ark
                • 8 Years
                8 months, 18 days ago

                Sheffield’s Wong backs are attackers 😉

            • akhilrajau
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 18 days ago

              My BB team. planning to take wildcard on next gw
              A.
              Leno, Reina
              TAA, Egan, Lascelles, Lundstram, Baldock
              Grealish, Sterling, KDB, Saka, Cantwell
              Augero, Auba, Samatta
              Bank: 0m

              B.
              Leno, Henderson
              TAA, Saiss, Lascelles, Lundstram, Baldock
              Grealish, Mahrez, KDB, Ozil, Douglaz Luiz
              Augero, Auba, Samatta
              Bank: 0m

              please suggest thw best and improvement, if any