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

    please miss

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      You need the toilet?

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

    Saved! Ings misses pen.

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

    INGS MISSSS

  4. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ings misses penalty.

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

    PENO MISSED

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

    SAVED
    INGS MISSES PENALTY

  7. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Harsh. Wilson was trying to protect his face. But so say the rules...

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

    yessssss

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

    What a poor penalty

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

    yay!

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

    Urgh, that hurts...

  12. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    YES

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

    Dammit

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

      STUNNED

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

    Ahahahaha

    1. Lev Yashin
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Just seen your OR?

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

        Not helping my OR but helping in my ML.

  15. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    That was perfect!!!!!

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

    Very average penalty that from ings :/

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

    Disaster. I’ve got Ings. Rival has Ramsdale.

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Surely someone who owns Ramsdale isn't a threat..?

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

        He’s top and for some reason decided to play him for (I think) the first time this week.

        1. BDA Shadow
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Strange. Good luck to you.

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

            Just checked. Third time he’s played him.

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

    season saved,awesome . cheers ings...

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

    No Danny 🙁

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

    Wtf Ings

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

    Golden boot gone!

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Indeed.

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

    My luck

  23. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Ouch! So much for "getting the captaincy right."

  24. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Lets go Vardy+Jimi!

  25. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    And thats why he dont take penalties

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

    This is why he doesnt take them

  27. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    Poor poor pen.

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

    I bought Ings this week - sorry Ings owners

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

    Ings owner but so happy he missed

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      He is not captained much so strange you want him to miss

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

        Want Bournemouth to win!

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

        clear Cherries fan

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

      Eh?

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

    Cant believe any active player owns someone who scores a penalty like that 😉

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

      could not agree more 😉