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Ings starts third straight match for Saints in Sunday’s only Gameweek 32+ fixture

Gameweek 32+ continues to move at a glacial pace, with just one Premier League fixture taking place on Sunday.

Southampton are the visitors to Watford, with kick-off at Vicarage Road at 16:30 BST.

Danny Ings (£7.2m) makes Ralph Hasenhuttl’s starting XI for the third straight match, quelling fears that he may have been rested amid the fixture congestion.

The Southampton manager has made changes to his starting XI elsewhere, however, with Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m), Yan Valery (£4.6m) and Michael Obafemi (£4.9m) all dropping to the bench.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.8m) misses out with an ankle injury.

Oriel Romeu (£4.3m), Will Smallbone (£4.5m), Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.4m) and Shane Long (£4.7m) are the players replacing them.

Jannik Vestergaard (£4.5m) fills in for the suspended Jack Stephens (£4.4m) at centre-half, meanwhile, but Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) keeps his place after his high-profile error in the defeat to Arsenal.

Nigel Pearson has made three changes to his starting XI from the side that lost 1-0 at Burnley.

Craig Cathcart (£4.3m) replaces Christian Kabasele (£4.3m) at centre-half, while Roberto Pereyra (£5.6m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m), both of whom were rested in midweek, return to the side.

Danny Welbeck (£5.8m) and Tom Cleverley (£4.8m), as well as Kabasele, are all among the substitutes after their run-outs against the Clarets.

Three of Watford’s fringe players, Andre Gray (£5.5m), Nathaniel Chalobah (£4.4m) and Domingos Quina (£4.3m), have all been omitted from the matchday squad amid rumours of a “lockdown party” hosted by Gray.

Ings has been transferred in by approximately 260,000 FPL managers since his double-digit haul in Gameweek 30+.

The striker is by some distance the most-owned player on show in today’s fixture and has been handed the armband by just over 75,000 Fantasy bosses.

Over one in five of the top 10,000 FPL managers own Ings, too.

The forward and Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m) were both on target in the reverse fixture back in November, with Hasenhuttl’s troops running out 2-1 winners.


Watford XI: Foster, Femenía, Cathcart, Dawson, Masina, Hughes, Capoue, Sarr, Doucoure, Pereyra, Deeney.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Smallbone, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Long, Ings.

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 32+

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863 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Giggs Boson ☯
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Lower table side with the balls to use a high press.

    Love you Saints, see you next season 🙂

    1. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Hoping for a solid top 10!

      1. Giggs Boson ☯
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Tough fixtures coming up...

        Good luck! I want you to overtake Arsenal.

    2. AlCapwnUK
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Soft spot for the saints after living near St Mary's for 2 years.
      Good fans.

  2. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    CHE will smash this WAT next week?

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      That's what we thought LIV would do.

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Pulisic in my WC team so I hope so

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      eyeing a Puli Willi double up

  3. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    WC team finalised

    Ederson - Button
    TAA - Maguire - Holgate - Lowton - Simpson
    Mane - Son - Martial - Mahrez - Richarlison
    Rashford - Ings - Connolly

    Thoughts please 🙂

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Ings has 3 tough fixtures coming up, you may be disappointed.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Form of his life

        Chasing golden boot.

      2. Giggs Boson ☯
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        He can easily score against City.

        Saints have the pace to get behind City's dogmatic high line.

        1. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 18 hours ago

          This

          I feel 2 attacking returns for Ings in the next 3

          The 3 after that are beautiful anyway

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 17 hours ago

            I’ll have him for the last 3 for sure

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Is it really finalised?

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Lol

        I think it is now unless injuries in the remaining games this gw

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      No rich for me

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Who else for that price?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          I’d prob go rich and son for kdb and Pulisic but I get why you wouldn’t want to go with the pack

          1. pundit of punts
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 17 hours ago

            Ummm...Pulisic is too hot and miss for my liking. Always a bad game away from getting benched

            Son and Richa are far more consistent and are the star players in their teams

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              8 days, 17 hours ago

              I like son, kdb just more consistent. I honestly can’t figure out why anyone owns rich; can’t hit the target if he was the only player on the pitch

              1. pundit of punts
                • 7 Years
                8 days, 17 hours ago

                I think rich will go on a run soon

    4. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I wouldn't be getting Ings on a WC - try and upgrade to Raul or punt on Jota

      1. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        No KDB?

        1. pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          KDB means no Ederson and Son/ Richa

          Too much sacrifice

          Mahrez in decent form

      2. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Had him all this while. Been great for me this season.

        Cheers for the suggestions. May end up with a wolves striker at the end

    5. Kuqi Monster
      • 9 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Wouldn't be having Son Richa or Ings, defence needs an upgrade

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Who’d you upgrade in defense?

    6. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      No wolves!?

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Don’t want an attacker. Strong defenders coming up. Nothing to play for.

        Would definitely get a defender if I had the cash

    7. Lucy2019
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Terrible.

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        😀

        Suggestions for improving please?

  4. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Rubbish owning ings when I also own foster ffs

    1. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Unlucky. There's always next season

    2. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Ultimate glass half empty!

      15 points from 2 players is great

      1. Lucy2019
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Just an attention seeker.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Owning Ings is the point there

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      How about owning Ings and benching him because I thought he would get a rest...

      😆 shame on me!

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Nbnc

  5. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Ings, thanks for the 13 pointer, still selling up this week though

    1. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Bench for 3 given his last 3 and fact he maybe chasing the boot?

  6. FOO FIGHTER
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Nice from Ings. Pity about the next tree fixtures.

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I am Groot

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      He has 5 goals against Everton, 1 against United and 1G 2A against City

  7. michaelington
    • 10 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Ings has scored against Liverpool, Wolves, Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea this season.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Fixture proof

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Are you getting him? Fine if already in the team if not?

      1. michaelington
        • 10 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Yes, in form player going for a golden boot. At that price as well.

        I may play free hit this week though which throws a spanner in the works

  8. kempc23
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    According to Live FPL I am up to 40k as of now. What do you think the chances of breaking top 10k are this year? No chips left, Jimenez captain. Ive come close a few times, but never quite cracked it, 20k my best ever.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      No chips, prob not, but nail C and you have a shot

      1. kempc23
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Yes thats what I am thinking. I need a few lucky differential captains. Got to be worth a risk.

    2. Dreaming of glory
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Good captains the rest of the way in and you could sneak it, good luck

      1. kempc23
        • 5 Years
        8 days, 18 hours ago

        Actually 13k was my highest, in 14/15

    3. AlCapwnUK
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      definite chance of cracking it.
      I was at a similar point last year but only crept up to 25k
      Good luck

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      I found myself this is not that easy unless all captaincies nailed, which is why it’s tough

    5. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 days, 19 hours ago

      It says I am at 41k and I reckon I have little chance. Hold onto that would be ok.

  9. marquinhos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Sarr replacements then?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      My question exactly, he is my differential ... WHU Bowen?

  10. D.Glynn
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Now to find a Sarr replacement... Under 7.2, any suggestions?

    1. DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      Chelsea midfielder

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Mount Pulisic or Willian? Which one?

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 days, 19 hours ago

          Not Mount for sure.

  11. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Just seen Salah’s price dropped! Just got an 11 point haul. Surprising

    1. Daniel S.
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      People are impatient to get Martial. United fans mainly

      1. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        8 days, 16 hours ago

        BS

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      I sold...think he will get rotated from here on out.

  12. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Was just looking at my team that I had pre-lockdown. Doherty, Ings, Salah and Mane, all gotten rid of.

    I'm only about 75 points better off.

  13. AlCapwnUK
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 18 hours ago

    Chance to assess Jesus tonight.
    If he looks sharp he's coming in

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 18 hours ago

      I'd have to drop KDB tonget him in. Tempted

  14. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Carroll's facial hair is quite something.

  15. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Best keeper til the end of the season

    Don’t fancy Pope

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      DDG or Patricio

    2. AlCapwnUK
      • 6 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      i've gone Lloris, don;'t have aurier

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      He is the best whether you fancy him or not

      Emerson will score as much

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Ederson*

    4. Bun Rab L4D3
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Ederson

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      DDG

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Thanks all

    6. pundit of punts
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Ederson

  16. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Not a fan of this 1 game a day thing

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Hate it on a weekend

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Horrible. Agreed.

  17. Tinkermania
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    So, Mahrez, DaSilva and Gundongan drop to the bench against Liverpool? At least 2 of them I reckon. Rhodri, Foden and Bilva will start.

  18. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Laporte down.

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      and up.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Still their best defender with one leg

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 days, 17 hours ago

          It was his head 🙂

          1. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 days, 17 hours ago

            Still their best defender with no head

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              8 days, 17 hours ago

              Otamendi

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            8 days, 17 hours ago

            The headless Frenchman would be pretty scary back there 😉

            1. Yank Revolution
              • 8 Years
              8 days, 17 hours ago

              Could be nicknamed "The Guillotine!"

  19. AlCapwnUK
    • 6 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Tempted on putting a couple quid on carroll to score.
    More likely on current evidence to absolutely flatten Laporte

  20. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Sarr and Foster fails

    More disappointment

  21. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Looks like nobody wants to stay up at this rate

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Will be a low pts total that will stay up this season I reckon.

  22. super zlatan
    • 9 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    So glad I kept you Ings.

    What a guy !!

  23. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Auba -> Rashford & Sarr -> ? Upto 8.3M?

    Pope
    TAA C.Taylor Boly
    Salah KDB Fernandes Sarr
    Auba DCL Jimi

    Martinez Saka Saiss Cathcart

    1. Bruno FC
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Me

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        8 days, 17 hours ago

        Already have.

    2. Bruno FC
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      *Martial

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Try to stretch to mahrez

  24. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Ings and TAA fpl players of the season easily

    1. Bruno FC
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      Agreed

    2. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      And KDB.

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 days, 17 hours ago

      And Lundy

  25. Bruno FC
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Which is better?
    ( I have no Liverpool Mid)

    Leno,DCL,Vardy TO Rashford,Jesus,Martinez= -4
    Or
    Leno,DCL,Vardy,Lund,TO Rashford,Jesus,Lowton,Pope=-8

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Watch Pool and change plans.

  26. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    My differentials of Sarr and Sterling haven’t worked so far. Sterling a whisker away against Chelsea... but the red arrows hurt.

    Probs sell them this week for Pulisic and Salah, sensible moves?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Pulisic currently injured.

  27. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    8 days, 17 hours ago

    Nice, KDB on pens.

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      8 days, 16 hours ago

      Late to realise.