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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. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I really really want Bournemouth to score

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

      They’ve looked good. Just need a like extra care on the final ball.

      Maybe target Vestergaard too.

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

    Fair play, Ings the difference between these two sides at the moment. Quality finish.

  3. Jonny HOW SON?
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How can Ingsy be so good? Always the same move and same finish = always scores

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

      Right footed Robben.

    2. Louis Van Gaalstones
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Arjen Robbings

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

      picks his positional play well, cuts in onto his right, surprised defenders haven't studied this, then again it is the premier league.

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

    Who would you pick for the final game..
    I actually have 3 options..

    A) Ings (looking for golden boot)
    B) Son (against a palace defence)
    C) Mahrez (already have KDB & Jesus, but it’s Norwich)

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

      b

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

      A and B or Dilva

  5. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    2 player. Theyre Ings and Pieters. AMA

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Played*

    2. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      What's your rank?....

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        5k

        1. Queens of the South Age
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Nice. Hopefully a good green arrow this week to set you up for the finale.

          1. TheSteel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Ty

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

            Good luck with holding first!

            1. Queens of the South Age
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Thanks mate. Not a bad start to the week but just on par with the rest. Fingers crossed that Aurier grabs some differential points as wasn't expecting him to play.

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

    Ings previous goal returns every other season:
    14/15 - 11
    15/16 - 2
    16/17 - 0
    17/18 - 1
    18/19 - 7
    19/20 - 21+ and possible golden boot

    Those are some good drugs Danny has

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

      First season where he's not had big injuries right?

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

        I guess, but still lol
        14/15 he had 3000mins+
        18/19 1650mins

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

          whenever there is a significant improvement in performance, there tends to be doping involved.

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

            looks a bit suspect, but realistically cant see it. If this is the real Ings then fck me, who knew we had such a good striker in the league. Should be starting for England week in week out

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

              take a look at Lance Armstrong's story, was finishing 30th in Tour De France, then started doping and won it, people close to the circuit suspected doping when it happened, purely on the basis you don't have dramatic climb in performance overnight. They were proved right years later.

      2. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        was fit in his first season at burnley but was young and new to the league

        Was very unlucky with two massive knee injuries

        he isnt actually injury prone like other strikers that pick up muscle injuries regularly he just had two long a really bad knee injury ACL tear and as soon as he was back fit he tore his other ACL like almost as soon as he was match fit.

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

      Injury free finally

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

      Secret leg transplant/ exchange with Kane?

      It would make a lot of sense looking at Kane play this season

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

        lol

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

      Injuries. He's always had the quality but he's never been fit.

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

      was using some specialist trainer in pre season allegedly. Suspicious.

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

        There are no drugs which can suddenly make you score from every shot you take

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

          you clearly don't know how doping works. Suggest studying it. To start you off, doping simply allows you to train much harder and your recovery from injury is significantly quicker.

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

            ?! Obviously doping improves endurance and recovery

            It doesn’t make a premier league striker suddenly much better at shooting

            1. Lucy2019
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Not sure that is what he said? In fact, I am sure as I can read and digest the English language.

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

                All your posts are antagonistic. What’s the story?

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

                Why are you so rude to everyone on here? 😆

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

            How does that make you a really clinical striker?

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

      Now he’s finally injury free he’s showing his true capabilities. Always been a deadly forward, just so unlucky with injuries. As a Liverpool fan i couldn’t be happier to see him succeeding, and if Mo doesnt win the Golden boot, i hope Ings can pip Vardy!

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

      Always had the quality and finally injury free

  7. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    18 consecutive gameweeks with Ings in my team

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

      Loyalty. Well done.

  8. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Petition for Ings to be rested in second half for final gw.

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He’s fit as a fiddle

  9. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on this FH draft

    Pope 3.9
    Taa Bardsley Pieters (4.0, 4.1)
    Salah Raz Dilva Mahrez Antonio
    Auba Ings (Greenwood)

  10. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    That means 50% of the top 10k don't have Ings and their replacement could outscore him.

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

      that makes me feel better... cmon Jimmy....

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

        get both lol

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

    Can’t believe active players dont own danny ings.

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

      50% of the top 10k dont and yet here I am struggling to break top 100k this season

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Because 6-9pts rarely hurts your rank

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

          It does when he gets 9 points seemingly every week at 7m

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wood

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

      Vardy, rashford, jimi, jesus, greenwood cant have them all!

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

    Southampton are frankly lucky to be ahead at the break. They've barely had a sniff since the first 2 minutes.

    If Bournemouth didn't have donkey Wilson up front, they may have score a couple of times by now.

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

      Now BOU will push even more, come on Danny.

  13. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I thought I had Ings, but no. Damn, must have been on heavy drugs 😀

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

      That must feel like VAR. Celebrating first, then back to simply existing.

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

    Pearson is on course to save Watford from relegation after dragging them from the bottom of the table in December. Football is a ridiculous enterprise.

  15. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    That was not even a half a chance, what a finish.

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

      Sublime. Deadly forward. Saint are lucky to have him.

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A 20 goal scorer out of nothing. Theyre relegation battle without him

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

          *relegated

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

          Yeah he's single-handedly kept them up. Impressive.

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

        Took a risk on a player with obvious talent but coming back from bad injuries. Win win for all parties

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

    Remember when Pearson grabbed McArthur by the throat? If the sacking rumours are true I wouldn't be surprised if he punched an owner...

    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2015/02/09/21/64-v2-nigel-pearson.jpg?w968h681

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

      must be a bad falling out to sack with 2 games left lol

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

      He has been sacked

  17. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Who to get for Jimenez for GW 38?

    A) Wood
    B) Ings

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

      B

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

      B by far, BUR showed they can't even take advantage of the worst PL team playing with 9 men.

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Danny

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

      why get rid of jimenez he's against a leaky Chelsea side that cant defend

  18. Mweene
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Why did I get Jimenez instead of Ings?

    Why did I play Martinez over McCarthy?

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

      Jimmy boy done well last 2 GWs tho

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Both can still haul, good choices!

  19. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Can’t wait to break Ings on my FH 🙂

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

      He is unbreakable

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

    So, Ings has played in every Saints PL game this season. Does his "injury-prone" label still apply? If not, do you think he stays at Southampton? He's "only" on 75k per week and it feels like one of the so-called bigger clubs (Arsenal, City etc.) would love to have him in their squad and could afford to double his salary without blinking.

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

      I think he's the type of player that fits smaller sides, being their star.

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

      I think it’s in his best interests career wise to have one more season with Southampton. He’ll get all the game time. He might think he’s ready for another shot with the big boys again though.

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

      Arsenal should defo go for him if Auba leaves.

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

      I don't know where he'd fit into a top 6 side.

      Maybe Arsenal as a frontman? He's no good at Pool, City, Spurs or even United. Chelsea have Werner now, and even Wolves have Jimenez.

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

      I thought he was older than 27 tbf

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

      soon as a big club go for Danny he will be back on the operating table lol

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

      Why become a squad player when you can have star billing?

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

        Because he has around 4 to 5 years max left and he could be earning double his salary each week...

    8. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Difference at one of the bigger clubs is European football. How do you manage a striker who, potentially, can't manage two games a week over winter?

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

        It's the "potentially" that I'm questioning. So far he's played the full 90 of every game since restart.

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

    Ings owners. We should’ve captained him. Another goal incoming in this half

  22. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Aurier starts apparently. Definitely in the gameday squad.

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

      Really? Curious about this. I benched him this week but really good news if he's back already as a keep for GW 38.

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

        They had a proper funeral for his brother yesterday which was the day Mourinho wanted him back for training. I have a feeling he might be on the bench or something. Definitely back for 38 though which is good.

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

    Watford to win the league next season and follow in Leicester City's footsteps after sacking Pearson?

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

    If the Pearson news is true the new Watford manager has 1 week to play 2 relegation games and they haven't been appointed yet!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bournemouth need something today, though, or I think that's it for them and Villa.

      Watford will jam their way out of this.

    2. tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Presumably Hayden Mullins steps in as caretaker again

  25. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Ings with the best mid table season of all time? Who else is there. Auba?

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

      Ha!

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Austin at qpr

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

    That's a weird decision to sack Pearson.

    Must have hit or threaten a player

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

      He’s a nasty piece of work!

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

        i am only speculating lol

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

          But he is!

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

        This

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

      He is a manager.

      If i owned a club i would sack the manager if he was not issuing the odd threat or clipping a few across the ear when needed.

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

        Aggression shows a lack of being able to articulate his methods.

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

          Lots of great managers have a had a temper.

          Fergie and Clough spring to mind.

          I remember Roy Keane telling a story about Clough giving him a dig in the stomach after a match and Roy said he felt no ill will towards Brian after it happened and it actually done him the world of good.

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

            Different players require different motivation techniques. Many players have said they saw Fergie as a father figure so perhaps the hair dryer didn’t make a regular appearance.

            I worry about what came of Clough. Turned to drink and was simply born of that time where the cane was still admonished in schools.

            Physical bullying gets you so far. I’d say the best managers Klopp, Pep, etc. 95% of the time encourage and motivate. Pearson strikes me as all stick and no carrot.

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

    Early days, chippers in the top 2 spots of LMS.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  28. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Ings looks quite fast, seems his injuries have settled down too.

    Must be an option to lead the line at clubs such as Liverpool etc. ?

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

      He doesn't fit in at City, Pool, United, Chelsea or Spurs. So only really Arsenal could use him if Lacazette leaves.

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

        Everton would love him. A club like that will probably go for him

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        why doesn’t he fit in at those clubs?

        Kane similar in style at Spurs?
        Giroud, Abraham or Bats at Chelsea?
        Firmino at Liverpool ?
        Greenwood at Utd ? very similar in style too

        I will give you City but Pep would mould him

        I can seriously see Ings at a top club now

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Doesn't and shouldn't be wanting to warm benches at his prime.

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

      £20m.Money well spent from the Saints

  29. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Spurs and Leicester unchanged.

  30. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Aurier starts. Pearson sacked today

    Whuuuuut?