Dugout Discussion

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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786 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Walcott just said it wasn't a pen. Fair play to him.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Walcott is such an underrated top man off the pitch. I have always found him intelligent and has a speaking prowess. Good man.

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      350th PL appearance for Walcott tonight

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Seems like it, he was a pundit for sky the other day as well. When this happens I think it means he is putting himself in the shop window imo. Like Jose before the Spurs job, started doing loads of punditry.
        Poch will no doubt be asked to voice his opinions on what he thinks ManU need etc.
        Poch is the cl;ear candidate for that job, and I have no doubt he will take ManU pretty much back to where they want to be, competing for titles. Whether he can actually wina title is debatable, but he will get them close enough.

        Ole will last the season though imo, they wont ditch him half way through unless shocking league position

  2. Hits from the Bong
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Wilson + Mitchell to Vardy + Bernardo?

  3. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Why do so many people come here to moan and whine

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Because their wives don’t like football and especially not that bloody fantasy game

      1. mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Some of us are ladies!

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Well your husband doesn’t like football then 😀

          1. mr messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            I’m the one who actually got him playing fantasy for the first time this year! He was sick of me winning mini leagues every year and thought he could do better. 🙂 So far he’s not.

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Lol interesting, watch out though some new players just play so in innocently that it actually works out for them. People on here tend to over think a lot, it’s probably simpler then we think.

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Ur team link appears out of date by the way, your number has changed now.

    2. Bennerman
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Is this a moan or a whine?

      1. lifes a pitch
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Its a question. You sound triggered tho.

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Yeah, OK, I'm really 'triggered'.

          Just pointing out the inherent conflict in the sentence.

          1. lifes a pitch
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Its a genuine question...I mean what do they expect? Rarely any sympathy, others celebrating victory...and we're all in the same boat...so again, why?!?

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              The question about your question, though - if you can't see it - is that aren't you moaning/whining? And if so, why can you but not others?

              1. lifes a pitch
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Its your assumption that i have an issue with it, when I dont. So its neither...im asking a question..if you cant understand i'll expand on it..ie what do they seek to gain?

    3. Right In The Stanchion
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think.

        1. lifes a pitch
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          ...no

        2. Yank Revolution
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Is that you Alanis?

          1. lifes a pitch
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Lol
            "Its like RAAAAAIIIN!"

      • ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        During match days, this is where people come to either moan or claim victory.

        1. lifes a pitch
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Yes...ive seen 7 years+ of it, still dont get it.

    4. lifes a pitch
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Will Adams get bonus points once winning goal baps added or is it all done?

    5. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      KWP on the bench and sold Taylor this week for Coufal. At least I have McCarthy.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Taylor 2nd on my bench.

    6. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      23 points from 3.

      Good start to a gw after ages. 😀

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Nice defence!

    7. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      My keeper gets a clean sheet for the first time this season!

    8. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Football pundits knee jerk more than FPL managers. Tim Howard: 'Southampton will be thinking European football is realistic'

      They beat Newcastle not Bayern.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        You would hope at least Europa is realistic. What kind of a mentality would it be if you're top of the table and don't think you can aim to make top 6? I know it's still pretty early in the season.

        1. Vazza
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Not all the teams have played this week. So it’s all a little out of context mate

        2. Vazza
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Haha!!

        3. DMP
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I ll take 17 from KWP and Charlie Taylor. 😀

        4. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Feels nice to hit the WC button at last.

          1. Vazza
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Who was in your team?

              1. Collie01
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Main problem areas were Pickford, double Liverpool defence, Foden, Mitrovic, non-playing bench and then meh picks like Soucek and Ayling. Triple Spurs for their nasty fixture turn also.

                1. Vazza
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Ok your team was definitely worthy of a wildcard. Good luck mate

            • Vazza
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Predicted scores

                Arsenal vs Villa
                Leicester vs Wolves.

                1. 11 smelly shirts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Ars vs Vil 2:1
                  Lei vs Wol 1:1

                  1. Vazza
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Did you get that from a score prediction website? Haha!!

                      1. 11 smelly shirts
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        guess the score prediction websites get it from me, lol

                        1. Vazza
                            3 months, 25 days ago

                            Haha

                  2. lilmessipran
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Didn't see the game, how did Wilson look?

                    1. Vazza
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        He’s injured

                      • Vazza
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          He was playing like messi beforehand though

                        • Honourvolley
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          9 touches in the first half. That’s Newcastle for you.

                      • Dash4
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Southampton top of the league

                        • King Henrik
                          • 9 Years
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Am trying to fit Adams into my team and have to choose a 4.0 defender. Who would you for for ? He will be my 4th Defender. Already got a another dead 4.0 lol.

                          1. Collie01
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            3 months, 25 days ago

                            Might as well go Branthwaite for 3.9, but having 2 fodder defenders is hardly ideal.

                          2. Vazza
                              3 months, 25 days ago

                              Phillips maybe

                          3. CroatianHammer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 25 days ago

                            Keeper and two of my four defenders = 18 points. Clean sheets? Hen's teeth!

                            1. Collie01
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 25 days ago

                              Well done, enjoy!

                              I've had just 4 CS all season!

                          4. themaindanger
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            3 months, 25 days ago

                            Brought in R.James to replace Saiss and benched KWP. Now preying James doesn't start for Chelsea after KWP gets a CS and 3BP

                            1. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              3 months, 25 days ago

                              Got say I'm completely flumoxxed how KWP got 3 BP . . .

                          5. Spg76
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            3 months, 25 days ago

                            Palace have a nice run of games. Anyone looking at Palace defenders?

                            1. Hazz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              3 months, 25 days ago

                              I own Guaita

                              Stay well clear.