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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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1,786 Comments Post a Comment
  1. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Had no interest in Southampton attackers

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

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

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 23 hours 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
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

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

  2. The Mandalorian
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Man UTD r playing Villa and getting beat

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

      Watkins

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

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

  3. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Spurs attack looks good next week

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      This. Happy to have Son and Kane after seeing that

  4. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        I’m likely to have both him and wood

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Gutted? Really? He’s not really that good

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        PPG is unreal

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 23 hours 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
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        I bow to you sir, what a power play

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

        Beidh an lá linn 🙂

  5. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    17 from 4.

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

    Salah (c) now!

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours 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
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Saliba is my only fire so far :s

    2. UnitedRthebest
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

    3. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      22 Auba cap

    4. KwazyKing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      31 from 5 inc salah none captain though

    5. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      9 from 2. early days

  6. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

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

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

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

      No

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      He played ok. Redmond was very wasteful.

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 23 hours 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
        10 days, 23 hours 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

  7. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Mitchell as first sub is a kick in the stones

    1. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Coming in for me as first sub after Saliba fail 😀

      1. JamTart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 23 hours 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

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

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

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Man U are playing or played today

    2. UnitedRthebest
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Photo of him at carrington so I think so.

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      He's back

  9. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Nketiah cameo and Mitchell first on bench. #thisisfpl

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    It eze what it eze

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

  11. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Won’t play Southampton every week

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

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

    2. LE CHARO
      10 days, 23 hours 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.

  12. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        🙂 That's very descriptive

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

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

  13. UnitedRthebest
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Any other triple saints owners out there?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

      1. UnitedRthebest
        10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      I understand one, but 3?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        There were plenty yesterday!

      2. UnitedRthebest
        10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      I won't be in about half an hour

      1. UnitedRthebest
        10 days, 23 hours ago

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

  14. THE WERNER DELUSION
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

  15. Worsle90
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Fernandes and Mitro or Greenwood and Martial?

  16. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

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

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Agree

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 hours 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

  17. KwazyKing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

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

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      No pool def?

      1. KwazyKing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Relax with the subtle bragging

      1. KwazyKing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 23 hours ago

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

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 23 hours ago

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

  18. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Mitchell any chance of baps after deductions?

  19. stat sifter 888888
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Anyone link to Magnus Carlsen's team?

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

  20. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    The only soton player that pooked like scoring was che adams

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

    2. tokara
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      As ings owner i am jealous

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 23 hours 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
        10 days, 23 hours ago

        Agreed

  21. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 23 hours 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
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Good GK. Maybe he will improve their defence

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

      Sad news for Nyland and Steer owners

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 23 hours ago

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

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 23 hours ago

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

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

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

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

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

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      10 days, 23 hours ago

      Smart

  23. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 days, 23 hours 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.

  24. Worsle90
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 23 hours 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
      10 days, 22 hours ago

      From what?

  25. Vazza
    10 days, 23 hours 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...

  26. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Ayling needs a red card for that hair.

  27. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Mooooooooooo

  28. MarcusAurelius
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 23 hours ago

    Liverpool shocking at the back!