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

    Just tuned into the score. Ings 7pt penalty miss (14 for cappers) costly.

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

      7? He only gets 4 (zero bonus). That penalty miss will decide a lot of mini leagues.

      1. Vazza
          4 months, 12 days ago

          What about BAPs for scoring the winning goal?

        • Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Especially when your rival decided to play Ramsdale. That penalty was about a fifteen point swing for me.

          1. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Actually, nineteen if I’ve counted correctly.

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

        Cost him bonus too

        9 points. 18 if cap

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

          Yeah sorry I meant 9. Miscalculated

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

      awful finish by redmond

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

      Southampton not really trying to help Ings get the golden boot with their passing. Been more than a couple of occasions where they could have passed to Ings, but taken the shot instead.

    4. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Ings was free flowing points for me for so long. Rival finally bit the bullet and bought him in this week. And captained him. Lol

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

        Bit early to be celebrating?

    5. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Redmond just isn't quite ever good enough.

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

      Think this is a real blow to top 10k. Hit for Ings and it was going beautifully. Just not to be

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

      Ml rival with triple cap on ings. Level on points

      Huuuuge swing

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

        Holy Sh*t lol

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

      Ramsdale massive today.

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

      solanke misses again

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

      Ramsdale had a huge second half fair play.

    11. H-SF
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      hold Southampton and don't score again Ings

    12. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Expected Bournemouth to win this game. Sad to see them going down.

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

        Saints have defended well so far.

      2. Dr. Agabuse
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        A win vs Everton might be ebough still

        1. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Don't think it will be. They have worse GD than Watford and Watford will be up for it in the final GW too.

    13. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      McCarthy hooolllddddd

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        The new Pope 😎

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah KK bring em the points!

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

      Feel sorry for Bournemouth they've been ok recently

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

        About to be subbed?

    15. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      C'mon Danny hit these clowns on the counter.

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

      H Wilson has been bloody useless since he came on.

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

      Aston Villa must be up for the Arsenal game. This is their chance. Watford sacking their manager and Bournemouth losing

      1. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        They lack quality and Arsenal are on the moon at the moment. Will be great if they pull it off but I doubt it.

    18. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Has anyone had 2 FPL teams in a season to tell me how it feels managing 2?
      I'm considering doing it for the next one, team A will be the conservative one, team B will be the fun one with hits & risks.

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

        Ummmmm isn’t this illegal? Lol

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

          It is not suggested but seems like lots do it by owning secondary zombie teams, differentials teams.
          Even famous podcast presenters do so.

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

            They obviously don't normally check, but if you were to win it, they would.

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

        Tut tut

      3. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Next season I might have my regular team and a "formulaic" team where I plan every single transfer well in advanced based solely on fixtures and I must stick to the plan - injuries the only exception.

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

        Couldn't be arsed.

      5. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Next season i hope fpl delete all multi-team managers and enforce their own rules.

    19. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Ings probably coming off for Obafemi.

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

        Ings still in the box for the corner. Not off yet.

    20. EWH2020
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      How do I pick incorrectly between McCarthy and Martinez every week??

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

        Never have two playing keepers - that way you can just blame the players for your team's failings. Much easier psychologically.

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

      H wilson so close, shot saved

      should have shot first time, would have been a good chance of scoring

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

      McCarthy save point?

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

      Ings baps gone even though he won the game, bit harsh no?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Still to be added I think

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

      Bournemouth throwing the kitchen sink

    25. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Let’s go Jv

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

      Why did I play Allison over McCarthy FFS

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

        Again?

    27. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Wow can't believe Stephens. Already 12 points on my bench in BB 🙂

      A KWP yellow would be lovely!

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

      I never got CS when I had Stephens.

    29. OrmskirkFC
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Can you count on loan players like Wilson to give 100% when they're not getting relegated with the team?

    30. 5678
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Anyone know how to see how many people entered the game each year since it started? Reason I’m interested... Obviously the top 10k would have been easier to finish in 10 years ago, but by how much?