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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. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Well that was disappointing

    1. Gazpilicueta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      is it over?

  2. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mitchell even with a chance for 1 bap 😀

  3. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    An absolute disgrace McCarthy couldn't get one more save. Have a word son.

  4. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Will be well annoyed with myself if Wilson ends up smashing it now... swapped my Wilson JRod for Ings ASM before the deadline 🙁

    Looking crap now

    1. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wilson hasn't played for teams that "smash it".
      The Wilson pick is a playing the odds pick.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        14 goals + however many assists (fair few) in 30 games the season before last isnty half bad

  5. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Well that was not at all disappointing

    1. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No Palace or Southampton here either.
      Gotta say, Ezewe might come on the watch list.

  6. The Gambler.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Thanks Arteta for blocking Mitchell with a 3 min cameo for Nketiah

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Oh crap. I had forgotten he was on my bench too!

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      10 mins of Ceballos playing CB for me x

    3. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Need 2 with no minutes to pick up Mitchell's 6 pts ..... but glad it's there in case.

  7. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Eze looks like he has some potential.

    1. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      he's class

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Zaha fluffs his lines

  9. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Glad McCarthy and Walker Pieters are just bench fodders in my team...

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Money man

  10. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Guaita best keeper outside top 6

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Leno

    2. THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      very close between him and Dub imo

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ings wastes KWP assist.

    That was it.

  12. ivantys
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Rip ings

    • The Gambler.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ings shot saved

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      KWP Assist
      Ings goal

      DENIED 🙁

    • Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Why is guaita so good! Stupid idiot saving again

    • moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      top save

    • BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That is a disgraceful miss from Zaha holy sh*t

    • 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Terrible finishing from Zaha but he does look a good option at that price - could have had a hattie today

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      FPL is back! 😀

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Guaita showing his from from first half of last season. What a free transfer he was.

    • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Dammit Ings

      Good effort lad

      Zero service all day & still nearly exits with the goal

      He’s class

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Oh are you bloody joking. That was the one. Perfect

    • Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      McCarthy couldn't be further from a Pope/Henderson

    • Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hodgson is the league’s most underrated manager

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If you enjoy watching paint dry.

    • Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Mitchell ma boy have a beer 😀

    • Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      YES!!! Well in Palace. With our 3rd choice defence as well.

    • davies
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Ings > Martial done 😆

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Good.

      2. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yep.

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Very poor from Southampton.

      Redmond, in particular, was terrible. And the defence is not good enough to play that sort of high line against players as fast as Zaha.

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Classic FPL. That game hurt

    • panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Palace actually look like they might have some attacking threat this season with some reasonably priced attackers

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A big wait and see. Southampton had their full backs so high up they were in a different postcode. It's still Palace.

        1. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          True but add Bats and Eze to that starting line-up and they have some serious pace to hit teams on the break

      2. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Zaha is almost a great fpl asset as long as he plays striker but unfortunately it’s unlikely going forward as they signed Batshuayi.

        1. Klaren
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Always* not almost