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

    I for one haven't forgotten investing heavily in Cherries at the beginning of the season and Ryan Fraser giving me 4 points against two newly promoted teams.

  2. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Effectively 9 points from Ramsdale without owning him

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      His 2 owners will be annoyed they benched him again.

  3. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    DCL looking essential against this Bournemouth side next week.

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      lol

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Nah, Rich or Digne if your going there.

  4. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Final Baps?

  5. Lucy2019
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Gutted I missed out on Ings 4 point haul. Apart from his 2 hauls he has been average since restart. Unlucky owners.

  6. Alexis Nonsense
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I sold Salah 😮

    1. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Going against your name.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Change your profile name.

  7. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Really feel for Bournemouth, who will actually go below AV on goals scored. Also, got to hand it to Southampton finishing like they have after losing 9-0 earlier in the season.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Did they? I never hear that scoreline mentioned, ever.

  8. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    3 - Ramsdale (38)
    2 - Adams (32)
    1 - McCarthy (30)

  9. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Remember when Wilson hadn’t blanked in like 8 games start of the season

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Wil5on and his steady 5's lol, I had him for that haha

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        he even got an England call up on the back of that lol

  10. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Nigel sacked. Hope Watford loses the next two and Bournemouth to stay up.

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Agree ...

  11. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Bench Ings and start Pulisic next GW?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Only 2 games to go before then.

  12. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Thats what you get when you blow the transfer budget on Solanke and Ibe 😆

  13. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    What are the chances of Villa, Bournemouth AND Watford all finishing on 34 points with -26 goal difference? Ouch!

  14. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Bournemouth and Norwich at least try to play entertaining football.

  15. gauzah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    So tempted to ditch all United assets for last gameweek. That game is gonna be 1-0 or 1-1.

    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      This

  16. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Went to LiveFPL to confirm Ings' 3BAPs until I found out that Ramsdale has 3 and Ings 0. That's the moment I understood that Soton nust havr had a pen and for some reason Ings took it and missed it and probably lost 9p in that occassion. Nice nice.

  17. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Howe knows better but why he subbed off his two best players(King and Stanislas)?I believed in Bournemouth(watched their last 3 games)and so i transferred them in this gw.I think they played really well and of course that offside...

  18. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Why don't they show the off-side lines when teams like Spurs are playing?

    1. Van der Faart
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Because there was no offside? Son was in own half

  19. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Own goal given

  20. Owenuk
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Memory blank! I normally play wildcard and leave the team so stupid question... I can play my wild card today and keep tinkering until the deadline?