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. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Thinking of getting Rashford in because he seems like a good guy

    Thoughts?

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

      Good guys win in fantasy 😉

    2. rnrd
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Affect is among FPL’s enemies

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Yupyup get him in

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

      I'm a 2 dinners a day man so why not. As a Bruno owner, might make the switch, especially if Potch takes over.

    5. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Walcott

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

      I used to do that with Joey Barton

    7. Ian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Haha this was actually the reason I bought him in....sealed it after his euro hat-trick 🙂

    8. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      He’ll score his Fare Share of goals.

  2. BeWater
      3 months, 25 days ago

      KWP doesn't really seem interested in going forward.

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Got to cover ASM

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Theo 3 games 3 assists...

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Get him in, what could possibly go wrong?

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

        When he shoots he’s lucky if it ends up between the 2 corner flags

    • JBG
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Djenepo is such a selfish player... Hardly ever looks up when he has the ball.

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

        I have never owned Djenepo but i do like him and will move for him at some stage, "selfish" is a great trait in fpl sometimes.

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

      I've just spat out my cheap Pinotage, Saints on course to go top! What a club, can't believe how well they've done with selling all their players.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        And after 9-0

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

        Liverpool organisation with two teams top of the league

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Lamptey pts = 29
      TAA pts = 19

      Pass it on

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

        But TAA is a 7.5 mid with CS as a bonus. (TAA owner since GW1 btw)

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Even worse

        2. ivantys
            3 months, 25 days ago

            If TAA's a mid, then Lamptey's a 4.5 forward

          • Esalman
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Here are

            1. Esalman
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              I listed one page of midfielders who cost less than TAA and scored more. For some reason it did not post but you can look up lol

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

          I'm keeping TAA.

          He'll haul sooner rather than latet.

          1. Murder on Zidane's Flo…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            He will but by that point even a haul won't put him ahead of his much cheaper counterparts. Meanwhile you are deprived of funds to spend elsewhere in your team.

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              This, as the kids say.

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

            He is still highest owned defender, even if he hauls it won't matter.

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

        Foden, Kane to Rashford, Richarlison?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Yes

        2. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Lol

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

          Yeah losing Kane, sounds legit

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

        Anyone know why Newcastle usually play on Sundays (in torturous borefests). Surprised they're out on a Friday night.

      4. BucketHead
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Kane to vardy or Werner??

        Have son to sterling next week

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

          Kane to Che Adams as it stands 😀

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

        How did Wally miss that?

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

          Good effort

      6. Orion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Why’s Walcott so bad...?

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          No pace anymore

      7. Steirish
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Classic walcott

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

        Just logged on after a better dinner and seen lamptey didn't get any bonus?? Didn't see the game but surely he deserved a couple?

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

          Taylor deserved all 3

      9. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Theo WaLOLcott

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

            Lolcott

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Why does Fraser not start?

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

            Hamstrung

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Ah didn’t know he was injured, even in previous games he seems to come from the bench rather than starting

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

                Yeah, there's that too. Was probably being eased in or something

        • Ode
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Remember when KWP got 4 assists in one game at Spurs?

          I'd take that now

          1. Ode
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Or was it 3

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

            3 assists in one game actually

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

          This left flank from Newcastle is so trash.

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

          Thoughts on Kane & Foden to Vardy & Grealish for -4? Too early I know! 😛

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

            Yeah... Wait until after IB imo

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

              Cheers mate

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

            Also have Son

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Do. Not. Sell. The. Kaptain

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

              I've Son too! Don't fancy the double up given the fixtures!

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                They’re winning the league mate, fixture proof 😉

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

                  Okay! Not biased at all? 😛

                2. Ian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Course they are.... 🙂

          4. St Pauli Walnuts
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            I like the moves, not sure it is a good use of a hit though. I'd wait a week.

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

              Cheers mate

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

          Southampton can you not keep keeping CSs please and thank you

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          So we've already had the barkley trap get up to speed and fail once this season.

          Now it's Walcott's turn...

          Is redmond also looking lively for the full trifecta?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            At this rate Gabiadinni will be back in the prem

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

              Gabbiadini one season wonder while the three others are annual performers in the trap category

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                True haha

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

          Newcastle playing like they want to lose tbh. Looks good for McCarthy/KWP owners.

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

          Saints looking so good

        • BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          2 more saves please McCarthy and a CS

        • DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Any chance Newcastle could score?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            No it is scientifically impossible

        • Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Bought Wilson this week, sorry fellow owners I've ruined him

          1. ajay_kl +42
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            I did Mitrovic to Bamford, was thinking I would go Wilson all week

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

          Wilson to Martial on the cards

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Yeah Wilson has been a joke this season

        • Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Who are Justin & Lewis' direct competition?

        • F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          So much talk about Robertson and TAA not being worth it and yet when you mention that you're going to bench one of them against City away everyone loses their minds...

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

            Because that's just compounding the mistake of owning them by wasting the money completely

            1. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Not really. It's the one fixture in the entire season I'm going to bench Robbo. Makes no sense to get rid for one week because of that.

        • Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          long way to go until next gw but thinking kdb to fernandes and captain fernandes. thoughts ? could get kdb back later on

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I warned owners/buyers that wilson is this season's Pukki

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

            More like Bamford is this season's Pukki.

            Wilson has been scoring them for years now...

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

              They both are, I just didn't mention Bamford now because he's not playing