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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  1. Deulofail
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Half-time tinkering! Early days, but I keep missing deadlines so I want to think about it now before the distractions start again. Which options current seem better and why please?

    A) Justin > Coufal
    B) Foden > Jota
    C) Greenwood > Grealish
    D) Any combination of A, B & C
    -----
    E) Foden + Justin > Cancelo + 6.0
    F) Foden + Greenwood > Ziyech + 6.0

    Martinez
    Bellerin Gabriel Lamptey*
    Greenwood Bruno Foden KDB Sterling
    Martial DCL

    Button | Brewster, Mitchell*, Justin
    1FT. 0.2 ITB

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Top on purpose. Don't mind me.... 😀

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      2FTs*

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      3 United, way too much given how inconsistent they are. C looks good, everything goes through Grealish and he is only going to get better. Good fixtures too.

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Thanks St Walnuts! I would be tempted to whop B in with that too.

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Salah?

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Little Red Targett sounds better.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Not the same ring to it.

      2. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Can't see him, mate!

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Haha. You need him

    5. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Stick with Foden, I appreciate it’s frustrating with the benching and random returns but you’ll massively regret shipping him out with those upcoming fixtures.
      (Fellow Foden owner)

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Cheers Boley. I would tend to agree, but the emergence of Jota is a massive tempter for me

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Boleyn*

    6. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      No Wilson + ASM double up?

      1. Deulofail
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Would do if I had space for 50 players not 15 😉

    7. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      B

  2. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who are Justin & Lewis' direct competition??

  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Thinking of not using my FT in GW9, unless there are injuries. Good to go with this team:

    Martinez
    James Lamptey Coufal
    Salah Sterling Son Podence
    DCL Bamford Martial

    Steere Foden Dallas Mitchell

    1. Ian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      OMG no!! Wildcard!!
      .
      .
      .
      .
      Looks fine 🙂

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        The way it appeared in my notifications, I could only see the first line of your comment. Immediate thought - what, it cannot be that bad! Hahaha.

  4. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who kept McCarthy on WC?

    o/

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Who brought in a useless dumpster dweller named Vicente on WC o/

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Who is that?

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Vardy rising tonight?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hope so

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Getting him in 10 for Bamford. Keeping extra cash in hand.

  6. BucketHead
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Werner or vardy to get in??

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      vardy imo

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Werner

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    What's better for non-owners; Wilson goal or SOU cs?

    1. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Southampton og

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wilson goal

    3. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Stephens own goal from Almiron cross

  8. JustSomeGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Double Southampton defence tonight, must be due a nice strong start to a GW, cs's please!

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Nice, good luck.

  9. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    McCarthy Miazek
    TAA Coady Justin Taylor Cresswell
    Salah Son Grealish Jorginho Bissouma
    Kane Werner Maupay

    Time to hit the WC button?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Jorg maupay out. No wc needed.

  10. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Worth playing my WC?

    McCarthy

    Chilwell Tierney Taylor

    Salah Son Grealish Bowen

    Kane Werner Adams

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      This is my current XI for next GW

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Why? What is your concern here?

    3. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Absolutely not.

      No need to WC.

      Try to get some City in there though.

  11. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Why don’t commentators see saves/deflections until ages after everyone else has seen them?

    That was a darlow save the instant you saw it.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      They are on average 60 years old

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        You’d like to think they’d pick up on one of the tell tale sounds

        The sound

        The deviation

        The fact it was a corner

    2. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      They need to be absolutely certain lest Trump tweets shenanigans.

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sometimes they aren't watching the same thing we are

  12. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Said this a few times this season, but think Southampton are better when Redmond is not in the team.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Can't argue

  13. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    -2 the current LMS safety score 🙂

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      How?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hits

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hits.

        Over 1 point in hits on average.

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

  14. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    How do Che and Wilson fare?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Fair without flair

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Newcastle are very negative

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Still five teams worse than them in the PL, IMO: Fulham, WBA, Burnley, Sheffield Utd, Brighton.

    2. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Very black and white. Someone should develop that team!

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Southampton very good on the ball.

  16. Vazza
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Thoughts on Coady to Bellerin for free?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        So so

    • Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Newcastle beyond awful. Don’t know how they can possibly score in this game but I need them to.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        ASM special

      2. The Knights Template
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Longstaff screamer from nowhere

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Planning for gw10+ V difficult to afford both kdb and sterling without sacrificing salah.

      Should I just priotise 1?

      Martinez
      Robbo Chilwell Lamptey
      Salah Son Grealish Zaha
      Kane DCL Bamford

      steer soucek saiss mitchell

    • Werner Bros
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Jiminez > Wilson has gone well this week. Jimi owners expect a haul!

      1. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Correct not looking forward to that

        1. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          You did the same move?

      2. Vazza
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Thanks mate. Hope so.

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            As long as it's a haul of assists for Podence then it'll soften the blow!

            1. Oggle22
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Yep ha got Ziyech in for Barkley surely he outscore him

      3. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Lol that's not given while salah was given. Baffling

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          JWP punters ROBBED

        2. The Knights Template
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Shenanigans?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Penalty denied on Djenepo, murphy nutmegged and barged into Djenepo no where near the ball

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Never a penalty. Is he supposed to vanish?

      4. Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Would love to get 1 pick right haha

      5. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Newcastle are toothless....

      6. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Urgh we should be 3-0 up here. Late Newcastle goal inevitable

      7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        bednarek again

      8. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        KWP on 2 BPS!?

        1. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          *BAPS

          1. Big_Bear
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Why did I bench him and Mccarthy last minute!

            1. BenDavies
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Hope the other GK was Leno, Mendy or Lloris otherwise that was a terrible choice. As for KWP, fair enough.if you had Chilwell, Reguilon e.t.c

              1. Big_Bear
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Leno
                Digne, Chilwell and PVA

                Right call?

                1. BenDavies
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Would have started KWP over Digne but I understand Digne's price makes that difficult to do. Same goes for people benching TAA

                  1. Big_Bear
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    I've had Digne since GW1 and benched on GW away at Spurs and he hauled so now I couldn't!

      9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Adams (32)
        Walker-Peters (30)
        Stephens (26)
        Vestergaard (26)
        Bednarek (23)

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          good night for walker peter owners

          1. Gizzachance
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Hope not he’s on my bench!
            Have Wilson

      10. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Hold that cleanie Alex!!

      11. Diddly Squat
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Djenepo the worst footballer it the premier .. totally gash .

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Not even the worst player in this game. ASM...

        • TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          S'ton defensive owners the big winners, congrats on the clean sheet.
          Newcastle already on holiday.

          1. Gizzachance
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Hope Wilson isn’t !

        • Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I’m starting to think that Wilson won’t get a hatrick tonight