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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. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 6 days ago

    #justicefornoningsowners

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

    You can't copy my style Danny.

    1. Utopsis
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Lol he needs to ring up Jimenez or Jorginho and ask for pointers

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Ingssssssssss! What ya doin

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

      Ramsdale you absolute beauty

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

        Fed up of him mocking me

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

      Ing owners in heaven.

    5. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      Bore off Ramsdale, you were a waste of space in my team for half of the season and now you ruin my GW before it’s even started

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

      Unreal luck . How??? That was 13 points plus in the bag

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

        How? It was a bad penalty.

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

          Well obviously. I’m just shocked with Ings in such good form

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

        Terrible penalty from someone who isn't the designated taker. Don't say unreal luck.

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

      Can you believe there are over 2million players that actually own Ings?

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

        Causals

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

          *Casuals.

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

        🙂

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

        Yes, I can.

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

      FFS Ings

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

      Thank you, Danny Ings!!!!

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

      DANNY WHAT IS YOU DOING

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

        Shocking penalty.

        Belt it.

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

      Just put the foot through it FFS...

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

        Deeney style.

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

      This season sucks

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

      Lots of papers reporting that Pearson has been sacked. Looks official.

      Bet it was a full on argument.

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

      "First pen missed ever..." you sure can pick your moments, Danny! Dammit.

      1. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Did commentator say that? Missed 2 others for Bournemouth and Burnley

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

      That penalty is probably worth a -5 for Ings owners after taking account of BAPS.

    16. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      He's gonna score another anyway

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

        Nah.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 6 days ago

          True he's been in awful form

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

            Got no supply this game. Southampton creating very little.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 6 days ago

              Lots of his goals come out of absolutely nothing but his skill determination and good finishing. Wouldn't rule a second out

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

        No chance imo

    17. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 6 days ago

      It baffles me that certain players can be so good from open play but do that with penalties.

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

        Agreed. Just pick a corner and blast it into that corner.

      2. Utopsis
          3 months, 6 days ago

          Ha so right

      3. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        Ings still holds a flame for the Cherries. That will mix up a few mini leagues eh

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

        Thank you Ings! Needed that miss to keep ML-lead

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

        Season over here. Can't believe this has happened.

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

          On one penalty kick or a thousand little decisions?

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

        As a non-Ings owner I am quite glad he missed this penalty. May all the other non-Ings owners give me a HELLZ YEAH?

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

          juhuuu 😀 out of the baps race as well 😀

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

            That's a really odd way to spell HELLZ YEAH but I'll take it

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

          Don't celebrate yet. Probably gets a second anyway

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

          I’m a non Ings owner but the game isn’t over yet..

          I’ll come back if he stays quiet still

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

            I hope to see you soon.

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

              I’m a man of my word. I’m back, and as promised..

              HELLZ to the YEAH

              LOL!

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

          HELLZ YEAH

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

            HELLZ YEAH BABY

      7. Cookie Kid
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        I’ve ruined Ings again

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

        Bournemouth revival?

        Watford down!!

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

        Sums up my season. Good start with the Ings goal, penalty to raise your hopes only to miss it.

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

        Ings missing a penalty is bloody hilarious! Careful what you wish for 😆

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

        Ings feeling sorry for his starter club. 🙁

      12. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 6 days ago

        He’ll redeem himself Danny boy. Won’t let that be his last mark on the derby!

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

        Ings Non-Penalty Golden Boot chances still intact.

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

        Non owners pipe down now. Danny will score another