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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. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Mitchell 6 pointer on bench.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Say we all.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Haha I'm with u buddy

    3. ivantys
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Same

      • Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

      • Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

      • Zladan
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

      • HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Expecting him to come in for Kenny 🙂

    4. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    5. twisterteo
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    6. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      These BS subs going to cost me in fanteam

      1. THE WERNER DELUSION
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

    7. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days 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
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          There is no world where DCL is a better pick.

    8. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    9. KINGS
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Not discriminating but KWP does have narrow shoulder

      1. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thx for the info

    10. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Ings one week punt lol @ me huge fail

    11. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    12. Chaste
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Did Ings look anything near like scoring throughout the game?

    13. thorvaldsson
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        The ones that keep flying over the bar?

    14. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Mitchell new AWB

      1. KAMARA-COPY
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Until PVA returns

    15. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

    16. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        based on a 1-2?

        he lost the ball with his first touches

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 18 days ago

            And there again

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Very impressed with the cross straight out of play.

    17. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

    18. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Che Adams is going to be benched next GW probably

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Ings too?

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Bit different when you're not the main man

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Didn't look the main man.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 18 days ago

              Yup one poor game erases his last season

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 18 days ago

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

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 18 days 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
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. Manani
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        why? He looked pretty sharp

        1. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          this, poster is fear mongering

      3. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Why?

      4. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Adams hit the woodwork today..

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Keeper saved it

    19. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Starting Mitchel with Martial benched was the play.

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        The Captain Hindsight power move.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Only with hindsight

    20. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days 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
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days 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
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Son vs KWP

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

    21. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

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

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Destiny

    22. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Mitchell sub for Saliba is pleasing.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Jammiest possible

      2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Swings and roundabouts eh?

      3. OneArseneWenger32
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 18 days ago

        same 🙂

    23. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      How Adams and KWP looked?

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Dawg shet

        • Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Adams MOTM performance. So unlucky not to score.

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

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

        Great start!

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          3rd sub? your team must be incredible

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

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

      3. steven8991
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        at least I have Ferguson in bench, not Mitchell

      4. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Need Havertz to play to get 11 out, please?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

      5. Strchld
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Triple Soton worked well then.

      6. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Terrible SOT

      7. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        6 points Mitchell mocking me from the bench

      8. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days 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
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

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

        2. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Yep overrating Soton could prove a killer

          Vinagre over KWP could be excruciating

        3. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days 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
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          i have triple spurs.

      9. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        DCL over Ings post lockdown

        Ings at 8.5

        You know the rest

      10. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Lovely from Eze just nobody there.