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

    % chance of Wilson scoring?

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

      -100

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

        This was a dangerous jinx

    2. Phlajo
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 25 days ago

      2-4

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

      Nil

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

      The thing is, he never looks like scoring but somehow does quite often

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

    JWP’s delivery from set pieces are very impressive, as a non owner everytime he goes to take a corner I’m wincing. He’s making Bednarek look dangerous...

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

    Podence to JWP?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Is JWP essential?

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    imagine owning a newcastle attacker

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

      Fraser has been outstanding, if you have Taylor first on your bench

  5. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Can’t believe I got convinced to buy a Newcastle forward looooooool

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

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

    *Players I'd like to change

    Time to WC?

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

      If you wanna then do it but it's by no means a bad team

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Why change McCarthy, cresswell, miazek?

      Jorginho and maupay out is fine

  7. Vazza
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Would you sell a Nissan that has done 50,000 miles for a Toyota that has done 100,000 miles?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        That's like getting Hames in for Grealish.

        1. Vazza
            3 months, 25 days ago

            That’s like getting Werner or Martial who have CL games in for Jimenez who has no CL games.

        2. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Depends on the price 😉

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

          If its a Hilux yes

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

          A Nissan Micra for a Toyota Surpa or Celica,yes.

        5. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Maybe if I had a Nissan

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Wilson looking lively? I need a Maupay replacement.

        1. Vazza
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Only if you fancy to downgrade!

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

            Not based on this game

        2. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          So busy watching the US election coverage on CNN didn't realise the match was on Sky. 😀

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

            Is it not over yet?

          2. mookie
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            You didn't miss out on much.

        3. Vazza
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Wilson jumps and falls on the edge of the Southampton penalty area. His only contribution in the game. Haha!!

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

              Trying a Kane

              1. Vazza
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Haha! That’s true!!

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

              Would absolutely love hauls from Bruno, TAA and Soucek this week.

              Even if it meant the rest blank!

              1. BeWater
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  I'm with you on Bruno and TAA 🙂

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

                    TAA is due! ML rival just transferred him out, so I need this to happen

              2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Newcastle might have a chance yet, redmond coming on

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

                Southampton look really good but still only 1-0 up. Imagine if Newcastle get a jammy equaliser.

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

                Funny, my biggest Trossard haul is when he is MIA and KWP comes in for him. Ofc

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

                  I'm sympathetic but Trossard was never going to be a thing

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

                Comeon you toon

              6. The Yorkshire Pirlo
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Need to get a jammy pen for any chance of Wilson points

              7. Diddly Squat
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Newcastle will score .. no doubt about it

                • Ninjaa
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Bringing Grealish in for either JWP or Podence? Which one should I get rid of???

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

                    Podence

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

                    Sell Podence

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

                    Podence. Congrats on your JWP haul last week then!

                    1. Ninjaa
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 24 days ago

                      Yeah cheers

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

                  Get Shelvey on so he can score a last minute screamer no A...

                • Noah’s Ark
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Wow that’s a penalty all day no?

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

                    It’s night time

                    1. Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      HA.

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

                    Yup

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

                    Yep, VAR will call it for sure

                  4. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Obviously gets the ball first

                    1. Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Brushing the ball first, the follow through is bad. Still a foul.

                    2. Utopsis
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Not sure how everyone else is seeing a pen there, might as well outlaw slide tackling

                      1. Noah’s Ark
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        The contact on the ball was so minimal it didn’t even alter the direction or slow it done and he catches the player. I agree after a few more viewings its not as bad as I originally thought but anywhere else on the field the referee blows that for a foul 100%. Compare it to other penalties that have been given this season already also...

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

                          Agreed mate, which is a shame. I'm just a purist and don't want to see last ditch slide tackling eradicated from the game. We're not too far away from that

                          1. Noah’s Ark
                            • 8 Years
                            3 months, 25 days ago

                            I love the good awld days, the physical challenge and agree with your sentiment. Just think that should be a penalty. I think VAR overrules if the ref has made an error or mistake. If it is not 100# an error they don’t. Should at least advise the ref go to the monitor then. If the ref blew for a penalty there VAR wouldn’t have overturned it.

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

                  How is that not a pen?

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

                    Because it's for Southampton not one of the "big 6"

                • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  that's a crazy tackle

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

                  That’s as stonewall as they come. What on earth????

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

                    No point saying it’s a mistake after the game.

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

                    He skimmed the ball, but it’s still a pen

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

                  Comeon Newcastle score already!!

                  Need Southampton CS to disappear

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

                  Is the fantasy website on their phone buggy for anyone else? Since the start of the season it’s just weird, say I click points now it shows me last weeks points, I then click the arrow to go to this GW and it takes me to my select team page.
                  This but never existed last season, it’ will go if I log out and back in I think, but weird and annoying.
                  Only on phone this happens

                • ZimZalabim
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  penalty all day and not even gone to VAR

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

                    It has gone to var

                  2. Noah’s Ark
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    It did go to VAR!

                • Lanley Staurel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  That’s about the 5th weak pass from Armstrong. He’s great for us but his passing has been so weak tonight.

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

                    That’s actually good point. It’s a stonewall penalty, but slightly more on the pass and Walcott should score

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

                      Good at shooting tho!!! Yayyyyyy!!!!

                • JIMMY764
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Wow. 100% pen not given there. Pompey fan.

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

                  JWP owners got all their points last week anyway

                • Stupendous
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Sold KWP and not Mitchell.

                  Had to go and haul finally didn't he.

                  Wonderful