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Walcott up-front with Adams as Hasenhuttl forced to start Bednarek at left-back

Fantasy Premier League managers will roll back the years as they fix their eyes upon Theo Walcott (£5.8m) in the second match of Gameweek 8.

The Everton loanee has been named up-front alongside Che Adams (£5.8m) as Southampton host Newcastle on Friday night.

Classified as a midfielder, that makes for an out-of-position deployment for Walcott, who has two assists from three Premier League appearances this season.

With Walcott moving forward to replace the injured Danny Ings (£8.4m), Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) fills the vacancy on the left-hand side of midfield while Nathan Redmond (£6.4m) is named on the bench.

Meanwhile, owners of Callum Wilson (£6.6m), who picked up over 300,000 new managers this week, will be licking their lips at the enforced changes in Southampton’s defence.

Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) misses out with a hamstring problem, leaving centre-back Jan Bednarek (£4.5m) to stand in at left-back, leaving Jack Stephens (£4.8m) to make his first start in the middle of defence since the 5-2 defeat to Spurs.

Wilson really is the only Fantasy asset of note among the Newcastle players for Gameweek 8, his 16.6% ownership comfortably the highest of any Magpie.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.3m) is the second-most-fashionable from the north east but, even then, the Frenchman sits in just 6.9% of squads.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bednarek, J Stephens, Vestergaard, Walker-Peters; Djenepo, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Walcott, Adams.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow; Lewis, Fernández, Lascelles, Schär, Murphy; Saint-Maximin, S Longstaff, Hendrick, Almirón; C Wilson.

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  1. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Nice one Taylor

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      2 baps aswell... sweet af

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 24 days ago

        second on the bench oops

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I hate Maupay more than any footballer who has ever lived

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Can't wait to sell him for Antonio. Tempted to do it right now.

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        in sub 7.0m bracket you get what you pay for and by all means not trying to be clever here - considered him myself for this game.

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          He gets so many great chances he is just abysmal at finishing

          I don’t expect much but he has scored 6 points total in 4 weeks

      3. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        More often than not, these low to mid price forwards will be just that. If they're really breaking out, they'll need to pass the eye test more than the points test.

      4. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        lol, when are you gonna get rid?

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          In about 60 seconds

      5. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        But he has Villa next.

      6. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        He rarely had a chance today. He was involved in build up from deep & brighton weren’t creative enough. Nevertheless I am glad I sold for Wilson

      7. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Although I traded McCarthy to Martinez a couple weeks back, so I've been bouncing around between low priced players in other positions myself. Martinez needs 12 points this match to break even now.

    4. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Nice gift from C.Taylor, I'll take it...

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        playing him next week as well. guaranteed cs points...

        1. Bavarian
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Sure will be

    5. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Two or more CS in my defence for the first time this season

      Thank you Brighton

      1. FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Held Ryan? Feeling relieved I held and he played and kept a clean a big bonus. Plus lamptey, shame no bonus he sounded involved in alot

    6. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Taylor you beauty.. double up on Burnley def coming up soon for me 😀

      1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Burnley gave away a lot of chances, should’ve conceded if it wasn’t for Brighton’s poor finishing. I’d wait on the double up if I was you

      2. ivantys
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Mental to double up on a team second from bottom

      3. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Nice start of GW, Lamptey on the bench.

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Who did you start ahead of him?

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Justin, James and Coufal.
            Hoping for James no show.

        2. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          That was silly.

        3. MattysFantasyFooty
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Don't deserve the points if you bench him at home to Burnley.

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            True.

          2. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Yeah bizarre if you benched, burnley have scored 1 goal all season?!

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Same, with Robbo, playing Coufal, Zouma & Chilwell

      4. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Clean sheet points for everyone, yay !!

      5. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Lamptey with 6 now Wilson it's over to you.

      6. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Sold Taylor this week for Coufal, ouch.

      7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Brighton are terrible at finishing chances, Maupay maybe dropped again. Selfish and terrible finishing. Any good finishing team would have scored a couple at least

        1. Lazaretti
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          It doesn't help that they (Potter) change their lineup every week.

        2. Daniel - WC Active
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          They need to buy a decent striker and he top half team

          1. Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            *be

      8. Bavarian
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Anyone has the final bonus distribution?

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          2 for taylor.. 😀

          1. Bavarian
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Great start of the week

        2. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Bookmark it........

          https://www.anewpla.net/fpl/live/

      9. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Little 1-1 with 2 own goals in this will do nicely

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Thought you were a top lad Dakes . Not anymore..I need Wilson to haul.

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Sorry my friend. You are doing much, much better OR-wise than I so far haha

            1. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Long way to go up or down.

        2. F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Would be terrible for me as a Wilson and KWP owner.

      10. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        When you see Lamptey got you 6 points... must've been a goal and conceded 4. Could never be a cleanie 😀

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Could have should have scored early in the game.

      11. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        What’s this about Werner being rested?

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah getting rested tonight .

        2. Vazza
            3 months, 24 days ago

            He played ninety mins in the Champions League so may well be rested.

          • kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Been said around here alot during the week... and shot down alot

          • Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            He was to be rested last weekend.

          • Daniel - WC Active
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Looks he will start from the bench

        3. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Maupay useless glad I got rid of him..and it was a mistake not to go with Wilson on my wc during last ib...

        4. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Benched Taylor for kilman
          Right thought process, didn't expect Brighton to be so wasteful

        5. Labile
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Can’t wait to do Kane and Maupay ➡️ Richarlison and Martial

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Richardson and Martial - that's not even ahead of the curve that's off road man.

            1. MattysFantasyFooty
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              look at everton's fixtures they're not silly for wanting him

              1. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Fixtures are good hence Diane & James still in my team.
                Question is can Richarlison find form and start finishing sitters ?

          2. Vazza
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Thought you were going to put yourself in last week?

            • Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Considering Jimenez and Rodriguez to Richarlison and Rashford.

              1. Vazza
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  You must have some cash in the bank to do that. Not all of us have that luxury

                • Nice to Finally Michu
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Rodriguez to Rashford doesn't seem worth it

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Richarlison is an upgrade on Rodriguez, I think.

                    Rashford a short term move if for their fixtures if they look remotely decent vs Everton.

              2. Daniel - WC Active
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Richarlison against Fulham might be genius

            • wulfranian
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Honestly who has a Burnley defender?

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Honestly, who cares?!?

              2. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Conservative romantics.

              3. Chucky
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                All the cool kids.. 15 CS last season and many more to come.. what's not to like?

                1. MattysFantasyFooty
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  they're not as good as last season though, doing terribly so far this season

                2. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  The cool kids have other defenders with more points.

              4. Free Hat
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Ive read that in an Austin Powers voice

            • Ha.
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Just seen that Fraser is injured. I guess just the brace then tonight for Wilson.

              1. Vazza
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Ha.

              2. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                Expected Maupay to prove a point and benched Taylor. From all the posts he was wasteful again. Taylor worth keeping? I was going to transfer him out for a WHU def

                1. Ha.
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 24 days ago

                  Burnley have poor fixtures coming up

                  1. Vazza
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Ha.

                  2. Chucky
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    taylor season keeper..sell maupay asap as he's a garbage pick...

                    1. Tonyawesome69 WC,FH,TC left
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      I don't have him, thought Burnley wouldn't get a CS. Played Justin ahead of Taylor

                  3. Baps hunter
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    They played vs Brighton and poor Maupay. This result changed absolutely nothing.

                2. Vazza
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Does anyone have Ferguson? Looks like he is due to drop tonight..

                    1. Daniel - WC Active
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      I hope he does and I hope Stephens holds of for 2 weeks

                  • Daniel - WC Active
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Both Az and Mark captained Son. Looks like they are cheating from each other 🙂

                    Nonetheless I prefer Granville's current team.

                    Who is your favorite in the Scouts and Mods league?

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      They'll regret it

                    2. Ógie
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Always kinda liked the thought processes and reason Luke brought to fpl management and his mavrick streak but they are all great in their own way tbf.

                      1. MattysFantasyFooty
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        how, none of his decisions this season make sense doing constant big hit and just constantly punting on the whole team instead of select players

                        1. Ógie
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          We all have bad seasons now and again but i admire managers that go for the jugular and do something different.

                          Honestly i never follow any other managers teams but just liked some of the moves Luke made in previous seasons when he used come on the scoutcast and explain his thinking.

                      2. Daniel - WC Active
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Luke is excellent for listening I agree

                    3. diesel001
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      TorresMagic or Geoff

                      Seem like good guys. They turn up on here and comment still when many others have left.

                      1. S.Kuqi
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Agreed about TorresMagic

                        1. Deulofail
                          • 5 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          It's a bot

                          1. Ógie
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 24 days ago

                            A cranky one at that. 😛

                      2. Daniel - WC Active
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Valid argument. Granville comments here too

                    4. Gnu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      No weird obsessions here. 😉

                    5. S.Kuqi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Don't care. Barely count them part of this community no more

                    6. A Kun & Mateta
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      TM is a legend, the Didier Deschamp of the league, head and shoulders above everyone else imo.

                    7. Deulofail
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Mark is the only person I've really felt made almost full, relatively consistent, sense tbh

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Meaning no offense to everyone else in the world, of course.

                    8. HollywoodXI
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Mark and Az. I really enjoy Blackbox.

                      1. Az
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        thanks bud!

                    9. Az
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      We were chatting about it and we both agreed that why bother having all these stats that point to Son over Kane in nearly every conceivable way if we both just ignore them.

                      1. Deulofail
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Groupthink patients 0 and 1! 😛

                        FPL Blackbox is my new go-to as well. Great stuff

                      2. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Armband was on Son all week so no way was I changing at 3:59 today.

                        Reassuring to see you and Mark also back Son. Practically my entire ML have gone Kane(c).

                    10. Pumpy Pro
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Well didn't Lateriser pick Andy's wildcard for him. I think they all pick each others players by the looks

                      1. Az
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        outrageous lies

                        1. Pumpy Pro
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          Not really pal. I don't generally lie and i have no reason too. Just what i heard when he invited him onto the Breakfast show then did a last minute wc with the players he reccomended. Doesn't matter to me anyway, can do what he likes 🙂

                    11. Pumpy Pro
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Don't have favorite fantasy football players. .it's weird

                      But i find Triggerlips hilarious..

                  • jonnybhoy
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Taylor clean sheet now hopefully a Southampton clean sheet please

                  • BobB
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Hope Frank does not leave Werner out

                    1. Daniel - WC Active
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Looks like he will. Probably a cameo if needed

                  • Daniel - WC Active
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Congratulations Pope owners

                    1. MattysFantasyFooty
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      all three of them

                    2. Seanigula
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Damn papists!

                  • pundit of punts
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Taylor + Lamptey

                    Great start to the gw. 😀

                  • Party time
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 24 days ago

                    Walcott oop

                    1. Magic Zico
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      What year is this?

                      1. Party time
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        2024?

                  • Vazza
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Im still not convinced that removing Jimenez is essential. He has no Champions League so is not subject to rotation. He’s an out and out striker who plays for a top team which excels in big games. What is there not to like?

                      1. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        Agree. If Wolves have turned a corner, then the next 2 at least look good. I may then sell for Man City attackers.

                      2. Seanigula
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        The last few games I’ve watched of his he had very few decent chances...and that was during their run of good fixtures. Is a goal every other game ok at his price?...maybe, but it’s not very exciting

                      3. Mile Plankton
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        So far, in "big(er) games" this season they lost to City at home 1:3 and they lost to WHU away 4:0. After that, 3 easy games with only one goal scored in each, and finaly 2:0 win last weekend.
                        I am not convinced at all that they'll excel in following weeks against top teams.

                        1. Twisted Saltergater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          There was a difference when Nuno played an actual wingback on the left, last game.

                    • Bury94
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Looking forward to the Walcott bandwagon after this, it has to happen at least once a season

                      1. Vazza
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          Shushh... He’s going to be a game changer but don’t broadcast it in public like that..

                      2. CroatianHammer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 24 days ago

                        None too shabby. 12 & Vestergaard from today's two games. A fine start all things considered.

                        1. Twisted Saltergater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          3 months, 24 days ago

                          turned out nice