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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. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    What do we think the Spurs Leicester result will be today?

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      0-0.

      1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        A cagey 2-1 to Spurs I think

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

      3-1. Kane double and Son

      1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        2-1 Spurs.lets see 🙂

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

      Vardy hat trick

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Nah

  2. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Iiiiiiiings! G
    Redmond A i believe.

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

    Ings goal

  4. Jealous Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ings goal

  5. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Danny you absolute legend.

  6. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ingssyyy

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

    Ings goal

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 6 days ago

    So sick of Ings

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

    Ings

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

    Captain Ings 🙁

    1. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      ??

    2. Xhaka Kahn't
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Same, relief! Anything else a bonus now

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

    24 goals

  12. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    It is nice to be able to enjoy an Ings goal.

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

    This is not good

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

    Ings killing my season since the restart

  15. MiLK2018
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ings omg

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

    He's so good.

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

    Don't sign Ings they said, dodgy knees they said, he'll be tested they said!

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

      They may have said it.. but they all brought him in. And maybe you didn't

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

    Back of the net!!

  19. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    F**kin joke

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

      Because he is so good?

  20. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ings capper unite!!

  21. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Get in!!

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

    Standard Ings 😆 Love that man.

    Now come on Bournemouth, get the 3pts!

  23. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Bournemouth score now.

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

    Thank you Danny bou. Now get another, sweet darling

  25. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Will be surprised if Ings is not playing for a top 6 club next season.

  26. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    More Danny more.

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

    Imagine not owning Ings

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

      Yeah I'm an idiot...

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

      Ings and pope ruined my season

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

        Haha - this is the first week of the season I’ve owned him so he has already ruined my season 🙂

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

      imagine not doing dcl to ings as per initial plans in gw35.

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

        I got him for my FH in 36 but couldn't afford him this week. But I got Wood for DCL, so it's not a disaster, yet.

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

          I did him then for jimi so not ideal. DCL 1st sub

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

        That was me btw. Lol

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

    Nice finish.

    Spurs Vardy on?

    2 in it now.

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

    Half the teams in the top 10k don't have Ings - why?!

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

      cos we were stupidly making other dumb moves

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

    Bournmouth derves tobgo down

    lazy defending what a joke