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Adams lines up alongside Ings as £4.0m defender starts for Crystal Palace

After weeks of debate, Che Adams (£6.0m) finally has the chance to prove himself up against colleague Danny Ings (£8.5m).

The former Birmingham City forward has been named in Southampton’s starting line-up for a trip to Crystal Palace having outscored Ings in the last three matches of 2019/20.

The Saints’ back-four, which has been targeted by plenty of Fantasy managers this summer, is mostly as expected, featuring Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m), Jan Bednarek (£4.5m), Jack Stephens (£5.0m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m) in front of Alex McCarthy (£4.5m).

Will Smallbone (£4.5m) comes in for the injured Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m), offering another budget midfield route into the Southampton team alongside Oriol Romeu (£4.5m), who is paired with James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) in the centre of the park.

A large portion of Fantasy Football Scout readers will be pleased to see Tyrick Mitchell (£4.0m) handed a start at left-back.

The youngster has commanded a hold over that position during pre-season although it did come with the caveat of Palace’s injury issues.

However, despite the return of James McCarthy (£4.5m) to central midfield, displacing Jairo Riedewald (£4.5m), Roy Hodgson has kept Mitchell in the starting line-up. Meanwhile, Riedewald has missed out on a place in the matchday squad altogether.

As expected, Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) starts up-front as an out-of-position midfielder, and Fantasy managers may want to keep an eye on the fact that Eberechi Eze (£6.0m) is on the bench alongside Luka Milivojevic (£6.0m) and Michy Batshuayi (£6.0m).

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Mitchell, Dann, Kouyaté, J Ward; Schlupp, McCarthy, McArthur, Townsend; Zaha, Ayew.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Smallbone, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Adams, Ings.

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  1. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Had no interest in Southampton attackers

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah I hoodwinked myself into bringing Ings back in after having spent the whole week on Callum Wilson (2.0 cheaper, enabling JRod over ASM)

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

      Me either; but to be fair they outscored my 6m fwds

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      It's a wait and see - fixtures are good - CPL aren't patsies contrary to popular pundit belief. For a lot of people he's a placeholder to Martial, so just a little skin loss

      1. jimsprout
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        CPL away is a difficult fixture for most teams, they are very solid.

  2. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Man UTD r playing Villa and getting beat

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Watkins

    2. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      arsenal lost to villa 3-2 but just beat fulham 3-0

  3. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Spurs attack looks good next week

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      This. Happy to have Son and Kane after seeing that

  4. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Gutted we didn’t get to see bats today. Hopefully he starts next GW, he’s going to be gold with Eze and zaha feeding him

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'd prefer Wood over anyone else in that bracket.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I’m likely to have both him and wood

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ah I only have room for one, might hit out Vardy or Werner and Alli this week for Wood and Bruno. Depends how Alli does tbh. Might leave it and skip any moves for now. I think Alli will be good, not so keen on losing him

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

      Gutted? Really? He’s not really that good

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        PPG is unreal

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

      As a Bats owner with Mitchell coming off the bench i am delighted we didn't see him in the end. 🙂

      His day will come though.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I bow to you sir, what a power play

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Beidh an lá linn 🙂

  5. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    17 from 4.

    Expected better, but seems decent with all the doom and gloom.

    Salah (c) now!

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      19 here from 4 inc C

      All my players have played and are fit and unscathed.

      Really what you want from GW1. Just come out without many fires to fight and then focus on what we know

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Saliba is my only fire so far :s

    2. UnitedRthebest
        2 months, 23 days ago

        20 from 5 for me captain played and everyone one else blanked. Horrid

      • Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        22 Auba cap

      • KwazyKing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        31 from 5 inc salah none captain though

      • Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        9 from 2. early days

    3. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Will catch highlights later, but did Ward Prowse look any good?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Nobody for Southampton looked good, was an off day for them

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        No

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        He played ok. Redmond was very wasteful.

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        No

        But he's not very good in life or FPL. Dead ball delivery and that's it

      5. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        A pretty resounding no then. Willing to give the Southampton players a few weeks as they're pretty cheap, but that's disappointing. Palace was one of their 'easiest' fixtures.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Only on paper

          Other teams won't force them to play a high line and sit back to counter

          Plenty of really good fixtures if you stay patient. Ings doesn't need many chances

    4. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Mitchell as first sub is a kick in the stones

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Coming in for me as first sub after Saliba fail 😀

        1. JamTart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Congrats, these are the break that come and go over a season I guess.

          If Salah betters Auba next then I'll take it on the chin happily

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Do we know if Bruno got back into UK before quarantine deadline?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Man U are playing or played today

      2. UnitedRthebest
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Photo of him at carrington so I think so.

        • Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          He's back

      3. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Nketiah cameo and Mitchell first on bench. #thisisfpl

      4. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        It eze what it eze

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Looks like a Championship quality player. But he is young enough to improve.

      5. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Maybe no need to rush Utd players in if Palace are going to be solid.

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Won’t play Southampton every week

          1. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            All week people have been saying Southampton’s attack looks dangerous!

        2. LE CHARO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          The best player today for them was arguably Guaita. Soton really had good chances and should have scored at least once. Not sure MU will waste their chances like that.

      6. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Definitely sticking to my plan to observe United v Palace before moving for United players in GW3 - or not.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          You sound like a sandcastle trying to keep out the incoming tide.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            🙂 That's very descriptive

        2. KwazyKing
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          i am same have zaha holding a place to change to rashford but not going to trade untill after they have played

      7. UnitedRthebest
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Any other triple saints owners out there?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Not me but glad I'm rotating McCarthy and can drop him for the next match

            1. UnitedRthebest
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Thought saints would be better but they looked arrogant. Ings gone this week for me so that’s a plus. Hopefully KWP starts next week.

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I understand one, but 3?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                There were plenty yesterday!

              2. UnitedRthebest
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Well ings is a place holder for Martial and KWP bench player most weeks for me. JWP the only one I got for long-term.

              3. D-Fens
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  I won't be in about half an hour

                  1. UnitedRthebest
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      As long as Martial and Ings prices don’t move I will try to wait til later in the week.

                • THE WERNER DELUSION
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Bats and Mitro staying right under the radar before hauling in GWs 2 & 3, you love to see it

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Add Nketiah, Ayew and Adams, and we've seen 4 impotent 6m strikers

                • Worsle90
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Fernandes and Mitro or Greenwood and Martial?

                • Pedram
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Mitchell looked pretty good, would be a shame if they bench him when PVA returns.

                  1. tokara
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Agree

                  2. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    He looked way better today than in preseason - Ferguson is the one to wait for.

                    More experienced and likely to make RB place his own down the line. Wait for him and hope he's in for major fixture turn from GW5 on which lasts a good while

                • KwazyKing
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  31 point's 2 games in, hope salah can round me up to 40 😀

                  1. Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    No pool def?

                    1. KwazyKing
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      no dropped alex 1am this morning before bed after afew pint, wanted to have the midfield cash for 2nd GW 2 trades

                  2. Pukki Blinders
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Relax with the subtle bragging

                    1. KwazyKing
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      it all goes down hill after GW1 so i have to make the most of it 😀

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        No you don’t. Its the worst thing about this site.

                • Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Mitchell any chance of baps after deductions?

                • stat sifter 888888
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Anyone link to Magnus Carlsen's team?

                    1. mgilbert86
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Just wait till the OR updates and go to top 100 lol

                  • Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    The only soton player that pooked like scoring was che adams

                    1. mgilbert86
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      if he keeps playing he is the better pick over ings for the money unlocked

                    2. tokara
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      As ings owner i am jealous

                    3. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Will avoid both Ings and Adams and go with class forwards like Martial and Werner. Play for good teams who will score loads of goals and still getting better.

                      1. Flair
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Agreed

                  • Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Emiliano Martinez is having his medical at #avfc this afternoon. Deal worth around £20m agreed with Arsenal. Martinez set to start Premier League opener against Sheff Utd #afc

                    1. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Good GK. Maybe he will improve their defence

                    2. Andy_Social
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Sad news for Nyland and Steer owners

                    3. Dr. Rog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      amazing money for a reserve goalie.
                      arteta definetly learned something from wenger $$

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        He’s a better keeper than Leno ; that’s why he’s moving for 1st team football.

                      2. Pep bites Kun
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 23 days ago

                        Is 20m expensive for a potential #1 gk these days? Relatively speaking of course

                  • Pep Roulette
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    I'm playing Mitchell against United & Everton until PVA is back!

                    1. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Smart

                  • Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Not too concerned about KWP. He was so high up the pitch; he'll be in good positions to nab the odd attacking points.

                    Almost got an assist for the Ings header late-on. For 4.5m, that's decent.

                    If Southampton put in a few bad performances, I'll consider shifting McCarthy to a decently performing defensive side. Not a priority, if due to downgrade the likes of Aubameyang, etc in the coming GWs.

                  • Worsle90
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    I’m wildcarding if Liverpool don’t turn up.

                    McCarthy
                    TAA, Bellerin, Doherty, Egan
                    KDB, Bruno, Son, ASM
                    Martial, Werner

                    Button, Mitchell, Smallbone, Brewster

                    1. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      From what?

                  • Vazza
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      COULD HAVE bought Martial and put him on the bench instead of starting Ings this week. Ferguson SHOULD HAVE been Mitchell who I WOULD HAVE played in the starting XI

                      Classic case of could have should have would have...

                    • Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Ayling needs a red card for that hair.

                    • Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Mooooooooooo

                    • MarcusAurelius
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 23 days ago

                      Liverpool shocking at the back!