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Southampton make one change for trip to injury-stricken Burnley

Ralph Hasenhüttl has made just one change to his Southampton side as they travel to Burnley in Gameweek 3.

The Saints were opened up time and time again in a 5-2 home defeat to Spurs last Sunday but, despite that poor result, Jack Stephens (£5.0m) is the only player to lose his place.

Jannik Vestergaard (£4.5m) comes into the back-four as Stephens drops to the bench, while key Fantasy assets Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m) retain their starting berths in defence.

It is also an unchanged attacking setup for Southampton as Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m) and Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) provide the width for Danny Ings (£8.4m) and Che Adams (£5.9m).

Meanwhile, Burnley are painfully short of key players once again, especially in defence. Sean Dyche is forced into pairing Jimmy Dunne (£4.0m) with Kevin Long (£4.5m) at centre-back.

Dale Stephens (£4.5m) makes his debut in central midfield, while a shortage of wider options pushes Josh Brownhill (£5.0m) onto the right.

Chris Wood (£6.5m) leads the line, as per usual, but injuries to his team-mates means a first Premier League start of the season for Matej Vydra (£5.0m).

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Dunne, K Long, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, D Stephens, Brownhill; Vydra, Wood.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Walker-Peters; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong; Adams, Ings.

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1,796 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steirish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 13 hours ago

    Am i the only one thinking you may as well keep werner for the next game as after the IB hopefully the injured chelsea players be back could boost his appeal

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 13 hours ago

      I mean I'm thinking about it because there are other fires (martial) - I think Jimenez might be too good to ignore for the next few fixtures though.

    2. Sterling Archer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      I'll probably keep, if puli is nearly fit they become alot more dangerous, then ziyech close aswel

  2. F_Ivanovic
    • 5 Years
    24 days, 13 hours ago

    Is Werner or Martial the biggest priority to get out? Martial about to drop tonight + worse fixtures makes me think it has to be him. Not to mention he looked awful.

    1. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      Got the same two and thinking I should just hit the WC! Also have double SOU def and Brewster....

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      Yep Martial going first

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    24 days, 13 hours ago

    Do you feel like luck evens out for you over the season in fpl?

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      It depends how well I do. If I do bad, I think the game is all luck and to suggest otherwise is ridiculous. If I do well, then it has nothing to do with luck and it's all skill.

      At the end of the day all you can do is tilt the odds in your favour and cross your fingers. More often than not, things should land.

  4. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 13 hours ago

    I held off before this GW but this lot needs a WC now right? Or is there any way to salvage?

    Bavies, Werner, double SOU def, Martial, 3rd non-playing striker, no Jimi or Ings.... the list goes on

    Oh and I’m currently sitting at 3.4M OR 😆

    1FT 1.5itb
    McCarthy*, Steer
    TAA, Davies*, KWP*, Taylor, Mitchell
    Salah, KDB, Rodriguez, Podence, Soucek
    Werner*, Martial*, Brewster*

    Cheers

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      Team looks ok to be fair

      Werner or martial to ings

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 12 hours ago

        Just losing too much ground now

    2. Concrete
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      I would say so

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 12 hours ago

        Losing too much ground now. Never been this low before ever!

        1. KICKandRUSH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 12 hours ago

          Same here... had a really decent season last year. Now on 3.6M

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      the only real issue with your team is Davies

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 12 hours ago

        Main issue is how much ground I’m losing. I agree some of these players aren’t major issues but they also aren’t really scoring FPL points and I’ve never been as low as 3.4M OR!

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          24 days, 12 hours ago

          rank is meaningless right now. we are only 6% into the season.

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            24 days, 12 hours ago

            In reality I know you’re right. Not easy to internalise when everything’s going wrong lol

            So you’d still leave the double SOU def for now?

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          24 days, 12 hours ago

          I've managed to reach 3.4m now, up from 4.3m this morning ... Just 3 points away from 3m, and 15 points away from 2m

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            24 days, 12 hours ago

            It’s a fair point! Just depressing myself lol

  5. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 12 hours ago

    Werner > Jim now to catch Jim's price rise?

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      If you've exact money then yes!

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 12 hours ago

        In case you're doing another transfer along with it

    2. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      yes

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 12 hours ago

    23 from 5! Decent returns!

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      Is it? From 5?

  7. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 12 hours ago

    Anyone know the avrage?

  8. TFP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    24 days, 12 hours ago

    any danger that KdB will rise tonight??

    1. The Mandalorian
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 12 hours ago

      It's not danger if u already own him

  9. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    24 days, 12 hours ago

    im guessing many taking out werner now, but something to bear in mind is they did score 3 goals against both brighton and west brom. not bad considering their attack hasnt clicked yet

  10. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 11 hours ago

    Werner to DCL or Jim? Leaning towards DCL.

    1. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
      • 6 Years
      24 days, 11 hours ago

      I could actually do Werner Adams to DCL Jim for a hit with 0.1 ITB.

  11. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 11 hours ago

    Lovely wc team so far.
    10 pts from 4.

    Sold Ings, Havertz and McCarthy.
    20 pts from 3. LoL

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 1 hour ago

      Have your replacements for those 3 played yet? I WC this week and am 11 from 2 so far. I had Ings already and kept him on WC though, him and Jim the front line with no DCL.