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

    Ings off, Obafemi on next break in play

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

      Now

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

    Here it is.

    ON - Obafemi
    OFF - Ings

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

    Ings off
    Obafemi on

  4. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Solanke and H. Wilson showing why Bournemouth are in relegation trouble. Championship players at best.

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

    Ings fail

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

    come on bournemouth

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

    Ings off

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

      Well... Fr!g.

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

    OMG Surridge

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

    Ings has hurt his chances of winning the golden boot today. Will also knock his confidence going forward.

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

      Might bench him for next week.

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

    SCENES!

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

    GOAL BOURNEMOUTH!!!!

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

      Surridge!

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

    FFS

    Stephens clean sheet gone

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

    Bou G

  14. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Wow

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

    YESSSSSSSS

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

    Heartbreak 🙁

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

    That changes things

  18. Lucy2019
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Ings owners stunned.

  19. Bossworld
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Get in, McCarthy CS gone

  20. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Wow!!

  21. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Hahah, go on Bournemouth!

  22. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Absolute scenes

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

    could be disallowed

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

    Noooooo

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

    f off VAR

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

      Why? Wilson was offside. So you like having incorrect decisions?

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

    Oof

  27. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Number 3 in the world captained Ings - what a swing!

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

    Wilson?

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

    it will be disallowed

  30. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    VAR!!!!