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Over 50% of the top 10k on Ings for Southampton’s clash with Bournemouth

Three days after they drew with Brighton and Hove Albion, Southampton have another meeting with a fellow south coast club this afternoon.

The Saints this time make the short trip across the New Forest to take on Bournemouth, with kick-off at the Vitality Stadium at 14:00 BST.

The result of this fixture will have huge ramifications in the three-way battle (we’re assuming West Ham United and Brighton are safe now) to beat the drop, with Eddie Howe’s troops three points adrift of Watford and with a marginally inferior goal difference.

Bournemouth wouldn’t be relegated this afternoon if they do lose but, should Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side emerge with a win today, the Cherries would drop to the Championship if Watford take a point or more from their remaining two games.

This match is also significant from a Fantasy perspective, although only one of the players on show has a double-digit ownership in Fantasy Premier League.

That player is Danny Ings (£7.6m), who makes his eighth successive post-resumption start – and his third in six days – this afternoon.

Almost one in three of FPL managers overall own Ings, while just over half of the top 10,000 are also in possession of the in-form striker.

Ings has been captained by 2.03% of the top 10k and 1.48% of FPL managers overall.

He was also the most-bought FPL forward of Gameweek 37+, with 112,345 managers snapping him up.

Ings is partnered by Shane Long (£4.6m) in the Southampton attack today, with the Irishman replacing Michael Obafemi (£4.9m) up front.

He is one of five changes from Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Brighton.

Stuart Armstrong (£5.2m) returns at the expense of Will Smallbone (£4.5m), while three of the regular back four are also recalled: Ryan Bertrand (£4.8m), Jack Stephens (£4.4m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.4m) are in for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.8m), Jan Bednarek (£4.4m) and Jake Vokins (£4.0m).

Speaking ahead of kick-off, Hasenhuttl said of Bednarek’s absence:

Yesterday, he had a light muscle injury and it was too risky to bring him in with a busy week so it doesn’t make sense.

Bournemouth have made two changes from the side that lost 2-1 to Manchester City, with Callum Wilson (£7.4m) and David Brooks (£6.1m) replacing the benched Dominic Solanke (£5.1m) and Dan Gosling (£4.8m).

Aside from Ings, only one other player in today’s two starting XIs – Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) – has an ‘effective ownership’ of over 1% in the top 10k, which is often a better gauge of popularity than the overall figure given the number of dead teams that currently exist.


Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Stacey, Cook, Kelly, Rico; Brooks, Lerma, Billing, Stanislas; King, C Wilson.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Long, Ings.

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1,091 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bournemouth pls score..

  2. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    What an unrewarding game. So an in-form Ings misses his pen whereas an out-of-form Wood gets rewarded 2 red cards to score one measly goal. Of course

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Wouldn't call Wood out of form. He's just returned from injury.

  3. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Every attempted cross from C.Wilson or King has been shocking

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      they don't want to play for Bournemouth. They are both eyeing for transfers next season imo.

      1. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        They make great runs and then just slow down and kick it into the defender that's caught up to them

      2. Louis Van Gaalstones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Also WHY is Billing taking long throws!?

  4. Pellegrini Falcon
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone else feel awful seeing your player take a pen? Can't help but see it as an opportunity for your points to go down rather than up

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Totally agree

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Nah, but Ings isn't a pen taker so the worry was there.

  5. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    One more missed pen would be great

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Doubt he takes

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Golden boot of course he's going to take

  6. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    So Watford going to survive having had four managers in a season...?

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      They got promoted with 4 managers

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Really. Didn't know that!

        1. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Yep, one on them only lasted 2 games (and wasn’t a caretaker!)

          1. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Hahaha what were they thinking

    2. Monkey Hanger
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      A revolving door into managers office.

  7. No Salah
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Irrespective of price, which 3 defenders would you take for GW38?

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Taa Robbo Vvd

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        This

      2. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Seriously considering TAA + Robbo on Free hit.

        Need to go with Son instead of Kane In this case

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      TAA Tierney Mendy.

    3. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      At least one Burnley man. possibly TAA. Looking at Tierney too.

    4. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA, Pieters, Aurier

    5. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Burnley, City, Liverpool

      1. No Salah
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Have 3 city midfield.

        So, 2 pool and one Burnley along with Pope in post seems the way

  8. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    What did you say FFScout? 50% of top 10k own Ings?

    Scaremongers. 😀

  9. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Massive respect to Serge Aurier.

  10. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    When I didn’t own Ings this place was full of Ings owners celebrating

    Now I own Ings it’s full of smug non-owners

    Weird innit

    🙂

  11. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Ahh, my Stanislas punt gone down in flames just like my season. Oh, well...

  12. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Took a hit to get rid of Aurier because of BB37. Brilliant! Stupid game. Worst season ever. Currently sitting at 44k.

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I sold him for a hit last week

      For taylor who got injured in 1st half

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Got taylor in a few weeks back as well. Replaced him with Long this week (and not Pieters even though people recommended him instead). Chasing top10k so wanted a 'differential' defender. Got burned

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I know it's all relative but that rank would be a personal best for many.

      You've still had a respectable season mate 🙂

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        You’re too nice (if that’s possible).

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks for cheering me up mate 🙂

    3. Jealous Viper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Nice brag thrown in there but not so subtle

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        You might consider it a brag, but it is nothing in comparison to what you read on this page from time to time.

  13. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Why oh why did I play Allison over McCarthy..

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Liverpool hasn't played yet

  14. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Penalties awarded by the VAR: 20
    Scored: 11 (55%)

    Penalties awarded by the referee: 65
    Scored: 55 (85%)

    Not enough data but maybe the extra wait raises tension

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      13 of those 20 given to United for diving?

    2. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Interesting...

  15. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Not sure why everyone is surprised or calling it lucky? It was a poorly hit PK by someone who doesn’t hit them. That hitch at the end of his run up looked terrible. Zero fluidity.

    Owner as well for the record

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I like you. I think me and you will end up getting along 😉

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Haha! I am cutting back on the childish trolling. So I do apologize for some of my comments in the past.

        You see some of the regular people that are nauseating on here and it gets very old.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Ings' penalty technique doesn't have any bearing on how lucky non-owners are. Unless you're saying the penalty miss should have been anticipated?

      1. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        I just don’t look at it as non-owners being lucky. Maybe a very small percentage being a large percent of FPL itself is luck. But how is him hitting a bad pen, when he’s not the pen taker, lucky? It’s more expected isn’t IT?

  16. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Late to the party but that Ings pen miss probably just cost me my ML. He’s my captain 🙁

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Ouch. Was that an 18pt swing?!

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Yep

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Ouch

    3. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      26pts to 8pts, nasty. Hope he scores again though, get it back up.

    4. Atom&Humber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Chin up bro let’s hope for a late goal

    5. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Ouch man, still some time left!

    6. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      And that’s it. I went from a monster captaincy haul to 8 points with that Ings penalty miss. And that’s my ML lost. Harsh game this.

  17. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    McCarthy sneaking up the BAPs. What does a keeper get bonus points for besides saves obviously?

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Passes the ball well? Or assist even like Ederson and Ramsdale did.

  18. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Fpl is all luck

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      70% id say

  19. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bouremouth please score!!

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      So much this

  20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    terrible from solanke

  21. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Ings will definitely score again anyway

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 12 days ago

      100% won't

    2. Vazza
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Hopefully mate

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I just watched that missed pen and now I know why Ings doesn't take pens normally...

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      There are basically two types of good penalties ...

      ... wait for the keeper to commit and pass it into the goal

      ... strike it hard and to either side of the keeper so that he doesn’t have time to get to the ball

      Ings did neither

      1. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        There's also the Deeney/Vardy method - close your eyes and hit it as hard as you can in the general direction of the goal.

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          There is also the Robert Pires method

          1. Vazza
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Haha

      2. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Only just saw the penalty miss - and that's why Ward-Prowse is the regular penalty taker for the team. Everyone misses them, but he knows how to hit them.

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          He missed the last one too, and it's Ings' first miss

          1. Greek Freak
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            As I said - everyone misses them, but it's clear Ward-Prowse knows how to take them, unlike Ings. (Ings misses 1 every 3 penalties statistically, which is below average)

      3. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Bournemouth pls score.!

      4. Rt505
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        On BB with Ramsdale and McCarthy - need this game to end now

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Wow.

        2. STEP rOVERS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Lol

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

        The consistency of Ings is ridiculous.

        1. Sargasso C
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          He missed a penalty you tw@t. Whats consistent about that?

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Sorry, was out playing some footy with the kids and only just turned on the tv.

      6. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Not over for Bournemouth, lose this, beat Everton and they'll stay up on GD

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Thank you card to Chelsea in the post shortly afterwards.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          As long as Watford don't get a point.

          1. Long ago I drew a walrus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Entirely feasible that they get smashed in both games left with no manager

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

          A point would be priceless tho!

      7. Mac90
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Come on Bournemouth. YOU HAVE TO SCORE AFTER THE PAST 2 GW'S PERFORMANCES

      8. Monkey Hanger
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Can Eddy Howe be the first manager to take a club from Div.2 to PL, and then back down to Div2?