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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. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Ings to Martial with my extra 0.5 asap, while the latter doesn't rise in price is a no brainer, right?

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

      Unless you'd prefer a Utd midfielder, yes.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Got Greenwood on bench. Cheers!

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Why not both

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

      Well make sure your other players are fine first, but otherwise sure.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Isn't it risky considering he might rise?

    3. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Sideways move with the only transfer of the week you get.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Far from sideways, Soton are abysmal

    4. TAT
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Same situation here. If only he could keep his current price until after the GW…

    5. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I’ve pulled the trigger on this exact move, been planned for weeks. If any injuries crop up I’ll take a -4 if needed.
      I wasn’t overly impressed with Palace today, still think they’ll get rolled by UTD comfortably.

      1. sirmorbach
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers, mate!

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

    Thank you Tyrick, those may be the only points you ever get me, but I'm very grateful for them

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He looked solid too

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Bench points for me.

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Walker Peters looking very promising

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

      Indeed

      He's a keeper

      1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        defender*

        1. Bam Bam Bigelow
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          ha ha

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

          Dull joke made as expected

          1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            He's a keeper after a game vs Palace.

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

              For 4.5 and attack yes of course - it's not as if he plays every week

      2. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        What about McCarthy?

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

      Joke I’m assuming? Wasn’t on here much but just saw folks slagging him off?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        No serious, this season I’m going to watch more footy and he was very attacking, quite often the outlet

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

          Oh nice that’s good to know, cheers. Shame to only come away with a point then but good to know worth keeping for now

  4. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Danny Ings gets 1 BSP (Not BAP)

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

    Now need to find that link where I was told I was barking for calling the cs and this was the least likely non promoted cs 😀

  6. Worsle90
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Why do I think Leeds aren’t getting battered today

  7. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Guaita, why....

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

    Impressed with Mitchell

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

      Much better today than preseason - rises to the occasion which is interesting

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Won't mean much when PVA comes back

  9. ZoumasBloomers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Come on Mitchell, sneak that bap!

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

      We all hope for this 😀

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Double Ings Adams utter fail lol

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A fail would be Adams not even playing. Look for the positives

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Was never going to work.

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

      What did you expect from Southampton? There are only about 6/7 good teams in the PL - Liverpool, Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal and perhaps, Wolves (although their transfer business has been disappointing so far).

      Yes, sometimes these teams have shockers, but more often than not at least 4 of those 6 fill the top 4 spots. Which means they are probably scoring more goals and keeping more CS than the rest.

      We are fortunate this year to be able to get Chelsea attackers cheap and Man Utd defenders, Arsenal defenders cheap too.

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

    Mitchell and Ward Prowse were great

    1. Vazza
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Welcome to my team - you’re coming in for Ings later this week.

    2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Martial to rise overnight? Would like to wait tbh.

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

        Check fplstatistics.co.uk

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

        I guarantee he won't rise tonight. The casuals will all buy Willian.

        1. Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Tens of thousands already have!

      3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        no

    3. UnitedRthebest
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Well thats a horrific game. Rival in mini-league has Zaha and I have triple saints. This Game:(

      • TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        So much time used to get Ings into my team, when the best thing would be to avoid altogether…

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

        Guaita 3
        Schlupp, Zaha, Dann 2

        Mitchell misses BAPs by 1 BPS

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

          Schlupp should be Townsend lol

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

          How’d you work this out?

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

        Ings 8.3m come kickoff vs Spurs.

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

          Effectively 8.0m this early in the season.

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mitchell you beaautsss

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

        Adams & Ings owners bit unlucky not to gain points, BUT. KWP looking good going forward, Adams looking dangerous. Overall it's positive, keep your heads up lads!

      • jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Well... Mitro and Adams looking likely swaps for Batman if no improvement

      • antoinehude
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Wildcard team:

        McCarthy
        Alexander-Arnold - Gomez - Mitchell (Struijk - Bernardo)
        De Bruyne - Bruno Fernandes - Willian - Pulisic - James Rodriguez
        Werner - Wilson (Davis)

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          lol

        2. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Two games in & you have no idea of the form players?

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

          Wow.

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Absolutely horrendous ings performance. Finished player at the top level imo. I'm deservedly punished for picking him.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          lol

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

          Not sure he could’ve done much more with that chance ; very awkward.

        3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Have missed these.

        4. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          you deserve it

        5. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Could only be funnier when you sell him and he nets and gets three bonus

          Ings won't score every week
          Footballers in the UK won't score every week

          Don't chase your tail

        6. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          The guy who, as a SOUTHAMPTON player, was pushing for the golden boot six weeks ago, is now finished?

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Seriously Bielsa can’t speak English yet?!?!

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

          It's almost as if learning a second language isn't easy aye...

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Win for the Benching Martial and ignoring Ings strategy.

      • ivantys
          1 month, 14 days ago

          The saints defence is rubbish, thinking of a kane captain next week

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

            Played way too high a defensive line today. Zaha found it easy to get in behind and find space.

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 14 days ago

                And they'll play the same way next week they're at home.

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

            Took Wilf out at last minute but that's only a minor irritation he's easy to get from 5 on

            Much crosser that I didn't back my instinct and go Guaita. His value is disguised by the matches he's missed in the last 2 seasons. Same value as Pope in similar defence just affordable at 5.0

            Close to 50% cs rate against bottom 12 - plenty of those on the horizon

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

            Mitchell outscores all my 3 Saints in this game 😀

            Take a bow, lad!

          4. grooveymatt65
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            look forward to leeds winning 2-0 for no reason

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

            I’m very interested in Naby Keita if he can find the form to keep a starting place...

          6. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Mitchell close to a bp

            Guaita 31
            Dann, Townsend, Zaha 24
            Mitchell 23
            Ward 22

            1. Paul Psychic Octopus
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Close, but no cigar.

              Offsets the McCarthy dirty sheet and Adams blank to an extent.

          7. Wild Card this...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Well deserved and smart played by CPA.
            Could have been 3:0 easily.
            Not sure Southampton will do good this season if they don’t change something.
            Will give McCarthy few games though...

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

              I'm sure they will sort themselves out, it's the first game of the season. Hasenhüttl was able to turn it around after some truly dismal displays last season.