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

    I wonder how Pearson's sacking will affect WAT's game plan in the last 2 games.
    From an FPL point of view, with many of us having already targeted WAT by owning MCI attackers this gw & planning to own Auba next gw, it may not be as straightforward as before.

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

      Well deadline for the Watford match has already passed, so it doesn't already affect what we can't change.

    2. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Can't believe the sacked him two matches before the end of season... rough!

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

      Has he been officially sacked yet, though?

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

        Not confirmed yet.

        May be a Daily Fail special

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

      I can confirm Martin Allen is available

  2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    TOT: Lloris, Davies, Aurier, Sánchez, Alderweireld, Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Kane, Son, Lucas Moura
    Subs: Gazzaniga, Vertonghen, Tanganga, Foyth, Fernandes, Sessegnon, Skipp, Lamela, Bergwijn

    LEI: Schmeichel, Morgan, Evans, Bennett, Tielemans, Thomas, Ndidi, Justin, Vardy, Pérez, Barnes
    Subs: Ward, Johnson, Praet, Gray, James, Choudhury, Mendy, Iheanacho, Hirst

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

      Aurier is surprising.

      1. TwiggsJameson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        And annoying. Was hoping to get Pieters off my bench 🙁

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

      Cheers

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

      Like the Leicester team. 3-4-3. Hopefully Leicester can put away their chances today.

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

      Go Kaptain Kane!

  3. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I dont really get defenders that defend weaker side of attackers in situations like this
    Something that i saw a lot this season in PL
    Lack of quality/football intelligence or what?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      lazy defending

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

    Barnes starts. Vardy owners worried

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Cant believe his finishing last game

  5. Bis_78
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Got 2 free transfers and 0.4 ITB

    Martinez
    TAA - Gomez - Pieters
    Salah - De Bruyne - Foden - Martial - Fernandes
    Ings - Jesus

    Bench:
    McCarthy - Greenwood - Saiss - Holgate

    Thinking:
    A) TAA + Foden > Alderweireld + Dilva
    B) TAA + Ings > Bardsley + Auba

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

    Re Watford. Its gonna be either 6-0 City or 1-0 Watford

  7. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Thought that was in the net

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Imagine Son Vs Morgan

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

    Kane vs Morgan & Bennett

    sort it out Harry

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      *Son

      Kane playing cdm 😉

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

        Behave

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

      Kane cap 😀
      Anything less than a hatti is not enough

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

      and Evans

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

        Bloodbath

    4. sunnyh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Johnny Evans going to keep Son and Harold in his pockets

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

        whats he wearing, cargo shorts?

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

          😀

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    ings -baps

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

      He'll get them back with the upcoming 2nd goal.

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

        Love the confidence

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

      It's ridiculous that he ll lose bps for that shot.. oh well.. he ll still get the 3 🙂

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

    Hope Aurier does well and honors his brothers memory even though i swapped him out for Tark for this gw.

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He'll save it for the final gw

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

    Check your sources first.

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/22158241

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Oops!

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

        Aurier 15 pointer incoming.

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

      Poor guy

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

      he has 12 pointer stuck on bench with Pieters

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      🙁

  13. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Don't care about my rank, just aiming to win the ML. Don't care how many people own Ings. 😀

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      me too

      already won cash league(leading 70 points)

      so dont care 😉

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

      I would like to finish in the top 100k for the first time but mini leagues are my bread and butter

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

      I mean same problem is everyone in ML owns him 😀

  14. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Chances of a Spurs cs against Lei?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Vardy will find the net

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        (Hopeful owner here )

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

      High

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        No way. Leicester looked good last match. Shouldve had 4

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

        With Aurier dead last on my bench, I don't doubt this at all... Might even get an assist

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

      Slim to none

      I reckon there will be goals

      3-2 spurs Kane hattie 😛

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

      I think both will concede.

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

      I think they have a chance, if they do concede it'll only be the 1 imo.
      3/4-1 to Spurs is my prediction

  15. sunnyh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Come on big Jack Stephens bag a goal for me son

  16. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Bournemouth deserve a goal

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

      The players supplying the chances do.
      Their forwards don't.

  17. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Lav ya Danny boy 🙂 One more, one more Danny boy. Let's reach out for the stars, the golden booth is right there for we to get it!!!

    Happy Ings owners?

    Nonowners are you behind the coach or ..?

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Juhuuuu happy owner here

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Juhuuuuu indeed

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

      Not happy at all. Guy chasing me captained him. Ugh.

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Get him. He is on fire

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

          I have him. Was planning to ditch him on FH 😉

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

      I bet you have a punchable face 🙂

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I am a blueeyed beauty 😉

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

          😆

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

      Golden booth? Is that a sex thing? 😆

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Maybe 🙂

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

    Desperate for Vardy party...

  19. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    That Leicester defense. Ouch... Kane and Son can explode. If things stay similar I am going to keep my Utd triple on play

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Is it that bad? Looks pretty solid to me with 5 defenders and a DM.

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Morgan Justin Thomas ?

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          They aren't as good as Soy, Pereira, Chilwell, but they know how to defend. It's not like they have put the U19s in.

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

      It's Mouurinho, a stale 1-0 likely.

      1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Jose is not that good defensive coach anymore

  20. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Vardy still to play and maybe he will blow everyone out of the water today, but at least one more for Ings and it will make the golden boot race interesting for next GW.

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      One more for Ings. I agree. Hi 5 man

  21. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Got to be a penalty.

    1. Daniel S. - Go Havertz !!!
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ings to take it?

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

      Should be tbh. Hands don't need to be up there.

  22. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    That should be a penalty, IMO. Because the hands are raised.

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

    Possible penalty for Ings(?)

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

      Yup. He’s taking it.

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

      oh god no

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

    Saints Pen. Will JWP let Ings take it?

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

      Yes!

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

    Ings taking FACK

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

    Penalty & it's ings taking it

  27. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Danny Ings to take!

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

    MissIngs

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

    MISS PLS

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

      OMGG

  30. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Ings miss.