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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. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Willian essential?

    1. Jdpz
        2 months, 16 days ago

        yes

      • Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Definitely not lol

      • VISH
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Not yet man wait and see how he settles because Pepe will be playing on the right

        1. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Cant see Pepe getting in the team any time soon

          Especially given Willians form since post lockdown

          1. unlethal
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Pepe can easily make the team

      • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        No

      • THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        obviously yes

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Maybe once the fixtures improve. I'm not getting him with those fixtures after they just played probably the worst side in the division.

      • yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Quick get him in now before the price rise.

        1. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          My knees are jerking 😉

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        The only one essential is smallbone

        1. HurriKane
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Id prefer to own a big one

      • ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You can see he gives us quality in terms of passes and vision, I think he will be one of the most important players for us this season. Shame he isnt younger.

      • Misunderstood Genius
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        He's 32 and can see him being rotated frequently with Pepe and Saka

      • BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Haha they played Fulham and Pepe is still a good player. And Saka aint bad too.

      • niko mate
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        He's old and can't score shite they said.

      • Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I don’t think any Arsenal are essential.

    2. H-SF
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Pepe fail ffs. Auba any bonuses?

      1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Not even close

      2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        2 extra points over what he’d have got as a striker

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Fail for Auba cappers. Only casuals would call this a success.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Behave 🙂

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wait until Salah before gloating.

      3. Boss Hogg
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        And... breathe.
        Ridiculous!

      4. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Auba owner, ill happily take those points.

      5. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Until Salah flops .... hopefully not (C).

      6. Warbling Wendy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        the bait was cast

    4. The Chosen One...
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Auba getting those extra 2 points for being a mid makes his score not too bad now

    5. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      reckon nketiah will start v west ham ? thanks

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Nah

      2. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Nope

      3. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Very much doubt it.

    6. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      So, BT are showing the palace southampton game on bt sport 1.

      But they have decided to show their usual saturday BT score show as well, which summarises all the other games, of which there are none!

      So you can watch the game live on BT sport 1, or watch BT sport 2, and watch people talk about the game as they watch it lol!!

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        There are other teams outside the Premier League you know

        1. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          games outside the PL, is there such a thing?!

          But yeah thats a fair point, wasnt thinking of that tbf.

          1. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            SPL on. We get fans back in stadiums now! Well 300

    7. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Could be worse fellow Auba cappers now to get the feet up and watch Adams get a brace and ings blank

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I'll take his 14 points. Now McCarthy and Adams to come

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I'll take those 14 points just fine

    8. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Fingers crossed Adams can carry on his end of season form and show signs off making the 2.5m saved on Ings a seriously good punt ...

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I think he will do fine as long as he nails that regular starting 11.

    9. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wow, one thing I can definitely take from this game, Mitro hasnt changed a bit. Staying away from him for a long time.

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        he is what he is, he will get goals, the only thing i dont like a price drops, or which there are sure to be one on him now, just because he didnt start.

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I am scared of a price drop too especially if che or wilson score

        2. Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          For sure ... making sideways moves unworkable .... better fixtures to come so fingers crossed ... at his price vs fixtures coming up I think most will keep the faith for a few more weeks.

        3. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I don't like his game style tbh, he is slow and uses his body so often, and we know in the PL body use is not enough, you also need loads of talent. I think he will struggle.

      2. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        He'll end up with around 130-140 points. Just get him for his purple patches

    10. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Ah, missed all the whining on here during matchdays. Keep it up guys!

    11. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Any idea when live fpl will be back up?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Thought got new site?
        Check my post history already posted link 🙂

    12. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Willian rockets to 4th most transferred in, will Che change that ?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Ahaha weirdly could do

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I'm more interested in Gabriel. Prob c GW5

      3. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        i don't get why when you'd not want him post gw2 surely

      4. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Need to see how the new boys do. Chelsea will always do well with those acquisition, not even a question imo.

      5. Soonmixdin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Now up to 1st!! KdB in third, you reckon a lot of people have switched him in for Auba?

    13. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Feels a little weird looking at my team knowing Auba got a goal and no bonus and being on 7 points, in my mind he was on 5. Perks of a midfielder

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        This. Was happy enough after I realized those two extra points.

    14. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Need to scout this Palace defence. If it is really really bad, an extra United player might be worth a hit.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        It does look very make shift still, lot of injuries there

    15. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Wilian the new KDB? He might be on penalties too.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Surely auba

    16. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      KWP to Ings x 3 and it’s happy days!

    17. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Auba cappers and Salah owners hoping Salah blanks ?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        fo sho hehe

      2. Society
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Auba most Cpt & most Vc ..... so it'd be in their interest if Salah blanks, even if the Auba cpts own him.

    18. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Nketiah coming on for 3 minutes totally justifies my last second decision to put in him for C.Wilson.
      Really hoping C.Wilson doesn't play now lol.

    19. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Best price change site?

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Damn, really hope KDB doesn't rise this week 😐

          1. Society
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Most transferred in so far

            1. Society
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Lol ; Willian now 3rd & Gabriel 4th !

      1. JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Fplstatistics

    20. LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      1-0 Southampton. McCarthy to score from his own box.

    21. foobfan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      What a start -- mitro 10 min cameo. I think there will be lot more surprises to come next

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Doherty not starting will be one, IMO. 3rd most selected defender in the game.

    22. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      anyone know the price rise mechanism on the FanTeam game?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        First season of playing it. Mate told me that its random and manually changed.

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          any idea when/what day it happens?

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Nope. Heard it is changed pretty randomly

            1. THE WERNER DELUSION
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              ok cheers!

    23. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Pretty relieved as an Auba non-owner tbh.

      Could have been a lot worse!

      Hopefully Salah (c) can do well this week and then hopefully Fernandes and Martial can give me an edge next week!

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Relieved as a capper. Happy for any captain return even just an assist

    24. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 16 days ago

      KDB seems like he will be 0.1 higher by end of today

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Sterling is the one to buy anyway.

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Nahh

    25. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      @ everyone telling me Davis will start, in response to me saying I’m pulling benchwankery with Ings first sub over him....

      I’m talking about the 4.5 Villa striker that has a BGW this week lol

    26. JBG
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Che Adams goal and Mitchell assist/goal would be perfect. Don't care that I have McCarthy in goal.

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Prepare to be disappointed

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Wrote, would be perfect, not expecting. So can't be disappointed if it happens.

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Doesn't happen.

    27. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Auba cappers should we be happy now?
      Personally I have no problem if my captaindont hauls, if he provides its ok.
      But in my mind - I don't know about yours - if my captain scores 6pts (12) then I'm not satisfied but I think 7+ (14+) is good. Have you got the same logic as me?

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        8+ for me

      2. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        over the season premiums are 6-7ppg.
        so its about average. whether you are satisfied with that depends on your personality

      3. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Not greedy any return is a relief. Only the booking was annoying

    28. b91jh
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Auba has 2 bonus points (Mids goal, clean sheet). Feels better if counting in this way.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        -1 YC 😉

    29. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Southampton should be winning this on last seasons form. Palace are pure tripe

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Tyrick Mitchell in for Saka. Can he do an AWB from a few years back and pull a 12 pointer out the bag?