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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. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Danny Ings - yes what a player

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

      No

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

      Yes

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

    Of course my ML rival brought in and captained Ings, did the same with Dilva last week!

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

      Maybe ask him for some tips?

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

    Lol.

    BT Sport Commentary: It's a nice goal for the Watford manager Nigel Pearson who is just having his Sunday lunch.

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

      Crying into his Sunday roast.

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

      They've just been informed by the folks in their ears 😆

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

      The 2nd part was the craziest bit.

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

    REALLY needed an Ings goal. That helps so much in my minileague.

  5. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    There are still teams in the top 2 million without Ings

  6. Saïss doesn't mat…
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    FPL aside, Ings has some top quality finishing

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

    Lucy2019 stunned

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

      As soon as I saw that I knew he'd score defo

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

      My forwards of Rashford and Jesus doing better to date with their games still to come. Not too stunned or bothered. Enjoy your 9 points.

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

      Still furious about the wood haul

  8. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    I preferred sicknote Danny Ings.

    Stop scoring ffs!

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

      This

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

    Hey guys, a non-FPL related question here. What's the best football for a 5-a-side astroturf court? Also what size football, 4? Thanks in advance.

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

      Heh, 12 years playing and I don't really know, I think it's standard 5.

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

        Heh thanks mate, size 5 seems too big though. I been using a futsal ball on astroturf cos it doesnt go flying around like an outdoor ball. Hmmm

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

      size 5

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

        Nike Strike size 5 hey? Reckon size 4 would work too?

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

      Yeah, go size 4

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

        Cheers

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

    Watford sacked Nigel Pearson.

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

      Last page's news

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

    Nigel Pearson sacked 😯

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

      The Watford board are out of this world. Not sure what they are expecting from his replacement.

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

      What

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

    Ings continues to ruin my ML rank since restart...

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

    Pearson sacked!!

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

      Rumours

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

    so sick of ings... spewing as a non-ings owner trying to stay in the top 10k...

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

      It is ridiculous his form - he just has not stopped scoring and he gets max Baps every time he scores

      It’s maddening as a non owner

      Plus his mythical ‘need for a rest’ which never happens

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

        hopefully,he is subbed off before he grabs a brace...

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

      He was a priority get for GW36 and for some reason I decided not to get him... Made a lot of mistakes this season for sure.

      1. ...al
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Ings in for Jimi this week was my plan after Jesus in for Vardy last week. Not Gona complain (much) until Jimi plays!

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

        had him in my FH 36 team but had more pressing transfers to make this week so avoided him...

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

      love the guy but spewin too

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

    Ings has clearly been doping this season

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

      no doubt about it

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

    Ings for President!

  17. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Damn, the missed deadline is gonna cost me a lot of points...

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

    Building FH drafts, I've been prioritising including 3 MCI attackers (2 mids + Jesus), at the expense of MUN picks.
    Now leaning towards reducing MCI mids from 2 to 1, in order to include Bruno/Tony, or Rashford instead of Jesus.

  19. Gunners for Lyfe
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    3/3 for the scout picks well done lads

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

    Who do you think should / will be PFA player of the year?

    My thoughts:
    Should-Henderson
    Will-kdb

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

      Lol @hendo

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

        Hilarious

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

        Just checked betting and kdb odds on with Jordan second, Mane third

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

      VVD will get it surely!?

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

      Has to be either KDB or Mane

    4. Saïss doesn't mat…
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Dean or Jordan??

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

        Jordan

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

      Ings apparently

  21. A Fat Spanish Waiter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Imagine not owning Ings

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

      I don’t need to imagine it

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

      Imagine selling him at the restart

  22. ...al
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Don’t think I’ll be refreshing the live rank anytime soon 😆

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

    Did someone say Bournemouth have tightened up at the back? 😆

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

    Oh boy... Pearson sacked right before City.

    Sterling (c) please. One time!

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

      More like Kiko (C)

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

    Ings is such an odd player. Hardly gets involved and hardly shoots but when he does it goes in. Watching the game i just knew he would score that and it wasn't even an easy chance

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

    Ings is 1000 times better than Kane

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

    And there goes my rank again.

    Ings and Martial have punished badly

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

    Ings essential next year?

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

      8.5m?

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

        Southampton are finishing strong as is Danny boy. Likely higher?

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

      9 million price tag might be off putting.

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

        True

  29. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Billing taking a long throw is so baffling, it's like crouch taking one

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

    Unless something extraordinary happens, that's a minimum 9pointer sealed by ings

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

      Missed penalty and a RC would help

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

      38 bonus points and counting
      Who holds the record?