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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. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mitchell 6 pointer on bench.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Say we all.

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Haha I'm with u buddy

    3. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Same

    4. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I played him and Ings. Hedged my bets and I'm reasonably satisfied.

    5. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Happy with that at 1st sub would not be surprised to be surprised before the GW is over

    6. Zladan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not as bad as the last 4m palace defender we all had on the bench for the first game of the season.

    7. HashAttack
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Expecting him to come in for Kenny 🙂

  2. COUFAL SO GOOD
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Where are my "che adams is looking lively" points?

  3. twisterteo
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    What an absolute awful start of the season... Dreadful

  4. Egg noodle
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    These BS subs going to cost me in fanteam

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I entered 3 teams and didn't even know that rule 😆 oops

  5. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Doing Ings to Richarlison if he gets through tomorrow's game unscathed

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He's playing on the left wing though right? I think DCL might be the better pick sense he saves you 1.0

      1. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        There is no world where DCL is a better pick.

  6. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I wish someone could child lock the wildcard button so I can't use right now.

  7. KINGS
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Not discriminating but KWP does have narrow shoulder

    1. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Thx for the info

  8. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ings one week punt lol @ me huge fail

  9. Zladan
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Redmond is a fool. What’s he even doing stood anywhere near that free kick.

  10. Viprin
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Did Ings look anything near like scoring throughout the game?

  11. thorvaldsson
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ok Ward Prowse I'm not particularly impressed with the deep lying performance but the free kicks offer some promise,

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The ones that keep flying over the bar?

  12. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mitchell new AWB

    1. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Until PVA returns

  13. Zim0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I'd be more mad if i didn't have ings to change to Martial

  14. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Eze already looks good. If he becomes nailed definitely a prospect later on

    1. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      based on a 1-2?

      he lost the ball with his first touches

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        He's not there to keep the ball though is he 🙂

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          And there again

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Very impressed with the cross straight out of play.

  15. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    IS JWP actually that good at direct FK? He doesnt really score much

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Nobody scores that many, only Larsson has more than 10 in the Premier League.

  16. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Che Adams is going to be benched next GW probably

    1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Ings too?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Bit different when you're not the main man

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Didn't look the main man.

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            Yup one poor game erases his last season

            1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              So you agree he was poor apart from that last attempt? 😉

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 1 month ago

                I never disagreed, I said it's different (being poor) when you're the main man, Adams more likely to be dropped. Just common sense really

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  1 year, 1 month ago

                  He has a point, you wouldn’t drop both, and Che would naturally be the fall guy

    2. Manani
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      why? He looked pretty sharp

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        this, poster is fear mongering

    3. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why?

    4. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Adams hit the woodwork today..

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Keeper saved it

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Starting Mitchel with Martial benched was the play.

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      The Captain Hindsight power move.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Only with hindsight

  18. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Worrying for Saints, I had that down as one of their easiest fixtures and they lose 1-0. Shocking, knew triple Saints was a dirty trap

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      TOT now looking like a really bad game for them. In typical troll fashion they will win 2-0.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Son vs KWP

      2. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Luckily I foresaw this and only went double Saints with the plan of rotating both for spurs

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Playing against a bus is never going to help a team like Southampton.

  19. Tomerick
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Why must I fall for the same trap with Southampton every season?

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Destiny

  20. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Mitchell sub for Saliba is pleasing.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jammiest possible

    2. Eddie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Swings and roundabouts eh?

    3. OneArseneWenger32
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      same 🙂

  21. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    How Adams and KWP looked?

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Dawg shet

    2. Babelcopter
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Adams MOTM performance. So unlucky not to score.

  22. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Ffs. Ings waste of money, KWP YC and Mitchell 3rd sub.

    Great start!

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      3rd sub? your team must be incredible

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Well tbf Ings coming on for Davis just for fun. Then just had Gordon second sub

  23. steven8991
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    at least I have Ferguson in bench, not Mitchell

  24. Dacra
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Need Havertz to play to get 11 out, please?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      If he doesn't start, you could see minutes from the bench.

  25. Strchld
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Triple Soton worked well then.

  26. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Terrible SOT

  27. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    6 points Mitchell mocking me from the bench

  28. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Whoever owns Tottenham assets should be happy as Saints defence is awful today. If it was not Crystal Palace they could concede 3-4 goals easily

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      All of a sudden they will turn into world class vs Spurs

    2. Ser Davos
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Yep overrating Soton could prove a killer

      Vinagre over KWP could be excruciating

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I remember similar things being said about Spurs when they were going to play Newcastle early last season after Newcastle had been beaten by Norwich.

    4. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      i have triple spurs.

  29. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    DCL over Ings post lockdown

    Ings at 8.5

    You know the rest

  30. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Lovely from Eze just nobody there.