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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. JBG
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Not taking a hit for Greenwood to Ings feels better now XD.

  2. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 15 days ago

    that was nice of James tho to let him have it, James is a good pen taker.

  3. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    0 bonus points for Ings, lol. What's that smell?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      So happy

  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Ings is not the first choice penalty taker. Why did he have to take it. Non-owners rejoicing

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Plenty of time left, rejoicer.

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      golden boot hopes

    3. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Golden boot

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

      He had scored 4/4 before this.

  5. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    As someone who hasn't had a keeper penalty save in I think years, that was just as satisfying as a non-owner.

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Cherries keeper? You are living on the edge, dude!

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        No I mean a non-Ings owner. (I don't have Ramsdale)

  6. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Btw everyone going nuts about this defining seasons .... it’s 2 points. Maybe 4 max due to deducted baps.

    Come on ppl!

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      This!!

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Ummm.. it's the difference between 13 and 4

      1. wantsharptv
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Exactly. Thats massive. Such an awful pen

  7. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Missed pk must be -30 bps. Ings nowhere to be seen

  8. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Ings baps gone down the drain

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

    That hurts. Main two rivals chasing me by a few points don't have Ings.

  10. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Imagine owning Ings

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      lol 😀

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Lol i know can’t even score a pen

    3. Rojo's Modern Life
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Nurse- time for nap time, this one's over excited

  11. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Plenty of time for an Ings second.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      What? Second penalty miss? 😀

  12. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    All these jammy Ings non-owners celebrating

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Don’t you just love the smugness.

    2. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Man has a goal from almost every shot on target since the restart, not to mention he's been gifted about 3 goals from opposition keepers/defenders. Keep your jam to yourself.

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        So being clinical = lucky? Lol

        1. BDA Shadow
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 days ago

          Sure lets just call him the most clinical striker to ever live, seems rational.

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 15 days ago

            Never said that. Whatever helps you get through the day

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 15 days ago

              It's one or the other, make up your mind.

              1. COK3Y5MURF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 15 days ago

                Fool. How is calling him clinical and calling him the most clinical striker to ever live the same? Do you even watch football or just look at his stats?

                1. BDA Shadow
                  • 6 Years
                  4 months, 15 days ago

                  His numbers aren't just high as if he's playing well in-form, they are extraordinarily high. I watch every single game; I know he's had good shots but his percentages are still incredibly unsustainable.

  13. SomeoneKnows
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Pope (Martinez)
    TAA, Saiss, Pieters (Lascelles*, Holgate*)
    KDB, Salah, Fernandes, Martial, Pulisic
    Vardy, Rashford (Connolly)

    2FT + 0.4 itb

    Plan is to do Pulisic + Vardy > DSilva + Jesus but open for other suggestions given my lack of bench and Jesus's not so great form....

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      KdB to Sterling?

  14. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Ings' head gone down now too.

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Karma for ings for being selfish

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Don't be jelly

  16. Jealous Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    9 point swing right there

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Disgusting

    2. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Ouch.

  17. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Oh my. No worries Danny boy, we still lav ya. It would have been a beauty, but that's fpl life

  18. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Can’t believe there are active players with Ings when there’s Kane, Jesus, Auba, Rashford and Greenwood.

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Had him since he was 6.5M 15 goals ago. Pure value 🙂 cant cry about 1 penalty miss

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Oh there you are 🙂 sorry, couldn’t resist a dig back

    2. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Poverty

    3. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Believe it, Twisted. He's in the running for the Golden Boot, you even watching the games? Lmao. And he was/is cheap as chips!

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        You shouldn’t react to a troll 🙂

  19. Duffy Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Season long lucky rival brought in Pieters, getting that jammy assist.
    Season long unlucky me, has Ings (C) missing a pen.

    I'm amazed by the way jamminess works in favour of some.

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Check fplreview website to see how lucky he has actually been.

      1. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        It's been crazy. Lucky autosubs, lucky vice captaincies, out of form players exploding out of nowhere.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Pieters put in a few good crosses yesterday, up against a team. Who can't seem to score.

      Danny Ings scored, but isn't even a designated penalty taker. Jam that he was even taking it!

      1. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        He's in the running for the Golden Boot, I'm not surprised he took it.

  20. Louis Van Gaalstones
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Bournemouth need some subs on, they're sitting back deeper and deeper

  21. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    It's JWP owners who are unlucky.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Hahahaha

  22. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    H Wilson should have buried that.

  23. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    I think I have the highest number of penalty misses from my players than anybody else. I have Vardy's two, I think. Aguero. Rashford and now Ings. This has been my most unfortunate season ever. Sometimes you just have to laugh.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Rank?

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 15 days ago

        Check my profile.

  24. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Just saw the penalty. Poor taken penalty by Ings. No stamina, no speed, no power, no precision. Easy save if you get the side right

    1. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      It was awful.

      For his 25th of the season!

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Must be the drugs.

  25. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    McCarthy on bench god sake..

  26. Cak Juris
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Miss penalty should get -4pts

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Non owner located

  27. GAMBIT
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    That pen being saved is annoying

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      it is, especially this late in the year. nonetheless, it is what is

  28. jamiejoe
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Wilson chance

  29. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    Good thing i didnt captain Ings like i thought about. Went for Doherty instead

    1. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Could be worse though

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Oooh, like the Doherty punt. Considered it.

    3. BDA Shadow
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 15 days ago

      Why..?

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 15 days ago

    King off? Hmm risky. He's been running his ass off.