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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. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    The tempo is insane.. but no goals yet

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Southampton are busy team.
      Hats off to Coach for playing his style !!

      Could have gone inside shell after that heart-wrenching loss to Leicester so early in the season

      1. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Hats off to the board for trusting him. I thought he would be sacked

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Me too yeah

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      yeah Bournemouth has to attack, Southampton thriving on the counter

      1. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        At some point BOU will (have to) attack, SOU will hit them then.

  2. AC Yew
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Why hasnt Ings scored yet. Come on lad grab us a few

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

      Bournemouth been pushing...

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Playing their hearts out. They want this bad.

        Even as an Ings owner, I hope they get the 3pts. Howe seems a nicer bloke than Pearson, would rather Watford were relegated.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Timing...

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

    Rapid test for GW38:
    A. Kane or Aubameyang
    B. DaSilva or Antonio
    C. Ings or Rashford

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

      All the first

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Auba
      Antonio (Jay Dasilva plays in the Championship)
      Ings

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

      Auba Dilva Rash

  4. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Good atmosphere!

  5. wantsharptv
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    If Southampton get a pen will prowse give it to danny boy??

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      He ought to
      1) to help in Ings' quest for GB
      2) he missed the last one

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      If game is in lock, I don't think players would give a .... About Golden boot. But if game is won, different story

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

        Wonder if you think the same if you owned ings 😉

      2. Feanor
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        JWP should have lost penalties on merit.

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Might as well. They have nothing to play for.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Higher you finish more money right ?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          A couple of million yeah. I suppose that's reason enough...

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            For these small clubs (with all due respect) it has to be

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

    Any chance of a Bournemouth goal?

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

      Potentially. They’ve done well first 30 mins. Dangerous from corners.

  7. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Bournemouth giving absolutely everything to the cause. Deserve a goal. Probably need a goal as they’re bound to tire later.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      I feel it's too little too late.
      If they can't take 3 points here

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

    Anyone keeping an eye on Leeds this afternoon with a view to next season? Bit of a shame Hernandez is 35 looks like he could be useful

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

      Don't think they'll do a Sheff Utd.

      They'll need big investment to be competitive.

  9. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Cherries fighting for their lives. Could well be too late though

  10. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I really like Ings. He helped me up the ranks around Christmas. Could really do with him having an off day today though.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      😛

  11. Vazza
      3 months, 6 days ago

      How is Ings looking?

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

        Shite, thankfully. Owners wont be getting lucky today.

        1. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Lol.

      2. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Not done much. saints are looking to catch Bournemouth on the counter

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Nigel Pearson not I charge for last 2 matches, sacked?

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

        That would be my guess.

      2. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Daily Mail not the most reliable source but wouldn't be surprised.

    • Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Pearson been punted from Watford. Hope they go down. Utter dross.

    • melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      BREAKING: Nigel Pearson has been sacked as Watford manager and will be replaced for the final two matches of the season

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

        Auba massive 2pt haul incoming

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hahaha

      2. Vazza
          3 months, 6 days ago

          What’s the point of sacking a manager with only two games to go. Utter madness!

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

            Must have fallen out.

        • HMC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Ah just posted below so this would be their 4th manager for the season?

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

        My last transfer of the season..

        Pulisic >

        A) Son
        B) Mahrez/Dilva (City triple up)

        1. Duffy Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          A, since you already have 2 MCI.

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            This

          2. Hitmonlee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Do we not think that City will go nuts against Norwich.. It’s Norwich!

            Palace can put a good shift in when they feel like it.

            1. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Do you do your best work when its depressingly easy or when there is a challenge

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

                Definitely a different perspective. Cheers

        2. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          B

        3. Balls of Steel
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Son shine

      4. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Seems like Watford are going to sack Pearson

      5. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Vesterngard yc

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

        Watford praying for another new manager bounce?

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

          Getting the new manager bounce seems to be the Watford board's footballing philosophy.

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

            If it works and they get out of trouble its genius but harsh on Pearson hes done alright there

          2. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 6 days ago

            You don’t wanna mess with the Italians. They give it to you as it is

      7. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Watford sitting ducks here with 2 horrible fixtures

        I can’t recall a side ever avoiding relegation after changing their manager twice in a season

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Barnet FC

          1. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            Mad Dog came in with 7 games to go. Won two games then buggered of to Notts County. Grazioli kept us up not losing any of the remaining games whilst Lincoln lost 8 on the bounce.

      8. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Bournemouth have been low key fantastic last few games. A punt on one of stanislas/king/Wilson may not be a bad idea for gw 38+

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          They look awful Infront of goal

      9. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        If Watford havent brought in Martin Allen they dont know what they are doing

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

        Where is source confirming Pearson sacked?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Dead
          He killed the source 😀

        2. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Telegraph

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            You mean literally?

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

            Daily Fail exclusive!

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 6 days ago

            That’s bs then

      11. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Bournemouth are battering us!

        1. Duffy Dunk
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          They'll get tired & desperate soon, mistakes & empty spaces on the way...

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

        nothing for Ings today

        1. EWH2020
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Well done

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

          Nice timing. 😆

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

          oh my, timing. Screw you Ings

        4. DycheDycheBaby
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Hahaha

      13. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Redmond chance

        1. luke
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Source?

      14. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        DING DING DING

      15. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        INGSSSSSSSSSSSS GOALLL

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

        Ings goal. Clinical.

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

          Basically his only chance this match.

      17. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I hate Ings.

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

          me too .... 15 points from 6 matches when I had him