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. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Benching Taylor for Cancelo. How many points consolation from the MCI LB?

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      It depends on Pep

    2. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      1, when Jota ties it up at 2-2 in the 93rd minute 🙂

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Nah ... both assists are for him

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Cancelo og imo

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          No chance

  2. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Oficially Maupay has been my worst assignement in GW5’s Wildcard 😐

  3. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Let’s go Theo Walcott

  4. ZEZIMA
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Finally a Lamptey clean sheet, lol

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

    Do you expect KDB to rise before the next deadline?

  6. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    What a bad start to the gw. 1 played and only 6 points. Ohh wait....

    Gotten so used to write about bad gws, i have forgotten how to actually write about a positive start of one

  7. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Worth doing Mitchell to Kilman tonight to avoid the price drop?

    Mitchell is my 3rd sub so no massive issue, but I hate loosing value

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

      1 or 2 FTs. If 2 I would. 1 I'd hold.

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Could be a false economy if Saiss starts this GW and Mitchell is back after the break for Palace's good fixture run. I'd wait.

  8. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    McCarthy CS unlikely?

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

      Here's hoping...

  9. A Kun & Mateta
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Just wondering, what happened to Marks preambles? The guy writes like Seamus Heaney, we've only had one sofar methinks (I write like Trump!).

  10. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    GW9 then who do you play?
    A. Zaha (bur)
    B. Taylor (CRY)

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

      Zaha

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Ha wtf Zaha by far

    3. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Taylor all day..

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Wiseman 😆

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          6 points vs 3.. easy decision...

  11. Big_Bear
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    I've got McCarthy and KWP both on the bench. This means Soton will keep a clean sheet. Therefore you should thank me for the their points if you're playing them 🙂

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Andy Carroll

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

        Would love the big guy to score a consolation following JMP hatrick

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

          JWP hatrick*

  12. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Please score just 1 you useless Geordies

  13. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Currenlty on 138(c) points this season

    Kane (c) this week. Enjoy cappers

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Sorry, I got Kane(c). So enjoy the blank.

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

        No chance. Hell get 6 points AT LEAST i guarantee u

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Haha don't count on it I've captained him

    3. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Due a blank

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        132 points here

        Fellow Kane capper

  14. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Absolutely no idea what to do with my 2FT? Please help!

    Martinez
    Robbo Lamptey KWP
    Salah Son Zaha Grealish
    Kane Jimi DCL

    Tempted on Robbo Jimi out for Coufal Vardy but fixtures don't agree.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Son to Fernandes

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Thanks, love Bruno but United look awful, could do it for WBA then move to KDB

  15. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Guys, very tempting, would you wc this IB?
    Mccarthy button
    Chilwell James ayling Taylor mitchell
    Mané Bruno son soucek bissouma
    DCL Kane Bamford

    Very tempted by mitchell to Lamptey as an early ft

  16. ivantys
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Pretty much anyone vs burnley is CS secured now

    • jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Mitchell to Targett for free or wait and see with Mitchell?

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        I sold Mitchell today. I can't see him in Palace 11 again. He was always the second choice.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      0-1 Andy Carroll G would be nice here

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

      Will Martínez lose his place to Heaton?

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        I'd be very surprised if he did!

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        On what ground, performance? No.

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

        No chance

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      GW9-11 Son (MCI che ARS) > Rashford (WBA sou whu) what do ya think?

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Like it

      2. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Want to see something more from United first, leaning hard on counterattacking football won't do much good against those teams.

        Is the obvious move based on price points though. Moving up to a City mid out of the question?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          City plan is Jesus GW10, already have Cancelo

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      CheGoal

    • ivantys
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Adams essential

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Wal Ad A & G

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Walcott

      • denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        FFS

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Since i sold Adams :

        1 G and 1 A
        1 G
        1 A
        and now 1 G

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

        Can't believe I sold Adams ffs

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        That would have been a Danny Ings goal 🙁

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

        Wow Adams!

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Proud ex-owner of Che Addams. Got nothing from him while I owned hin.

        1. BeWater
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Kept him for the first 4 gameweeks and he got 10 points. 29 points in 3 and a bit games since. Ah well.