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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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786 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Had Adams since GW1. 5 returns from 8 is absolutely fantastic value.

    1. UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I sold after West Brom...

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Wow fair play

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Took some patients after first 4GWs

    3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Very nice . I too had him since GW1 but sold him before his hauls

    4. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Fair play, had him for his assist within first 4gw
      Then got rid on w/c gw4/5
      Now regularly returning pts

  2. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Ings to Wilson fail.

    Shouldn’t just switched to Adams.

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 24 days ago

        It's been like 10 min

      • Gizzachance
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Saints top of the league

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

        YES! Lifelong Saints fan 🙂

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Yeyyyyyyy on fire

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

      Almiron never really got off the mark on Tyneside.

      He was a disastrous signing really.

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        No idea what he was thinking, in that area of the pitch. Mindless.

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      KWP made that goal, deserves the assist!

    5. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Went wilson over adams in my 50/50 decision.

      Early days but nice to have my balls kicked early doors again this gw 🙂

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        50/50 on player but we are another level team and attacking wise

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          And genuinely delighted for saints. Long may it continue.

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

        A cow with balls. 😯

    6. JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      So happy I've kept Adams this long.

    7. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Adams to Maupay GW 5 gone terribly but more importantly

      We’re going to win the league!

      STOP COUNTING THE LEAGUE NOW!

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

        Hahah stop counting 😀 always had a soft spot for Saints, enjoy

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

      Of course I sell Adams and now he starts firing

      1. BeWater
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I think there are loads of us in that boat!

        • Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I think he's gonna get more points in this game as well

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

        nearly went Ings > Adams... instead went for Wilson. Still plenty of time though.

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

        Wilson > Adams?

      4. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Chances of dcl rising tonight?

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

          Pretty high.

          1. liverpool01
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Cool thanks

      5. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I had to sell Che inorder for him to score. Proud times.

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          This

      6. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Guys.... Walcott 5.8M kid OOP

        Why are you all discussing Adams?

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

          That train. Please. Never again.

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Previous 14 seasons or so have seen a Walcott-wagon.

          Let's go!!

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

          It will take more than that for Theo to appeal his life ban from my fpl team.

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

          2 consecutive hattriks from him and then I might consider.

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

          Theo, Bale and Demel god
          Those were the days.

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            forgot the barkley train

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

        Now that's the Walcott we all know and hate.

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

          Great run but horrible end product. His career basically.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            A pinged hamstring away from covering it.

      8. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Walcott 😆

      9. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Theo 'It's a trap' Walcott

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

        Glad to see my gw1 pick is finding his feet.

        Sad to see Ive got rid in gw4.

        1. Gizzachance
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Same !

      11. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Want to bring in Vardy for Jimi and have exact money. He is going up tonight…worth chancing it?

      12. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        My front 3 all season has been Adams Werner Kane, done pretty well in recent weeks 🙂

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Patience paying off

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Recent weeks yes. But Werner and Che from the begining must have given you a rough start.

          1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Was indeed, got off to a horrendous start to the season, starting to recover & still have my WC

      13. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I k ow ita fashionable to hate in walcott but people forget how good he was in fpl for a good 2-3 seasons

        Fpl legend

        1. Warbling Wendy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          I haven't forgotten how "good" he was. I believe we may have different definitions of good! haha

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 24 days ago

            In fpl he was very very good. Real life is subjective

      14. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Best Maupay (sic!) replacement for up to 6.5?

        1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Che the Man

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

          Just scored

      15. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        And people said my Che Adams captain punt was mad

        1. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Wow, well done!

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            I totally did it as a joke too 😆 cuz im so far behind in rank

        2. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          even a broken clock is right twice a day

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

            Unless it’s a digital one

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              He's got u there

        3. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Did you follow through though?

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Yes sir i did and im laughing on my couch. I feel giddy

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

              Looks like he may score more than 1.

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 24 days ago

                That would make my day

            2. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Incredibly brave call, well done!

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Haha awesome

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Is it sad the only other captain points i got are salah gw1 and kane 2 gws ago. All blanks in the other ones

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

          Well done, though I'm sure people had no opinion on the selection.

      16. ivantys
          3 months, 24 days ago

          So the teams that have the best fixtures runs from GW1-8 were spurs and saints. Worked out well

        • shiraz
            3 months, 24 days ago

            Looking at the different options for maupay replacement, tempted to get che. But soton's upcoming fixture aren't that attractive to take a piunt

            1. Van der Faart
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Their next 5 arent that bad

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

            Chances of Saiss missing out ?

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Could come on but I don't think he'll start tbh.

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

            Really need to see a Newcastle goal. Too many McCarthy /Walker peters in my mini league.

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

            Just wondering, is the Southampton goalscorer called after the South American revolutionary? Quite like the name.

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

              Yeah his parents liked the name

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

                It's a good name. I've no kids but might call my next dog after the Southampton understudy striker!

          • Right In The Stanchion
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Score Newcastle.

              McCarthy owners deserve nowt as he’s such a bad keeper

            • Bruce Lee
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 24 days ago

              Adams covering Ings well here