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

    Wilson broken

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    wilson fail

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Wilson hammy?

  4. D ✅
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Wilson injured hamstring

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

      Oh you are f*cking joking!!! He was my replacement for Ings!!!!

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

    Surely follow-through alone worth of a pen?

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

    How that is not a pen is beyond me.

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    wilson injured as usual

  8. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    wilson off

  9. yakirh
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Wilson hammy

  10. One of Those Days
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Joelinton essential

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

    Congrats Southampton defense owners.

  12. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Pukki subbed

  13. Diddly Squat
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Hammy for Wilson

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

      Premier league told the reffs that Saints can’t win.

      He’s doing his best

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He caught the ball before the player, clueless people on here...

      1. Diddly Squat
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Not a pen ,correct .

        • Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Keep driving trains lad

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

          Off the floor, out of control and dangerous.

        • Lanley Staurel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Bye bye then

      2. michaelington
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Brought Pulisic in last week, injured.
        Wilson this week, injured. Can’t catch a break.

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

          It seems your players are having breaks

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

          You have done a magnificent job catching breaks

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

          Same here!!! What a waste of a transfer!!!

      3. noone
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        My rival leader has double Southampton defense, and 3 others have McCarthy, so of course, they'll keep a CS

      4. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        KWP first on bench, love it

      5. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        ASM is such a poor player.
        All fart and no poo.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          There wouldn’t even be a fart, he’d feel it coming and be like guys “be quiet, listen!” and then nothing

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

            I’m laughing hard at this and no idea why

      6. BeWater
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Alan Smith seems to be willing a jammy Newcastle point into existence.

        • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          This should have been a 3-3 game:/

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          ASMs patented 'Ill pretend I'm injured so I don't have to track back'. What a pathetic player

        • Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Is JWP on pens with Ings out?

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

            Yeah

        • Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Honestly think a team of bargains can win it this year. Don't need any premiums. Maybe only one

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

            Something like this:

            Martinez
            TAA | Chilwell | Lamptey
            Salah | Son | Rodriguez | Grealish | JWP
            Kane | DCL

            Steer | Dallas | Kilman | Brewster

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

          Armstrong goal

        • ZimZalabim
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Armstrong goal

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Armstrong G

        • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          pass it to Che Dude

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

            Ha I was thinking that

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

              Such an obvious pass man

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

          Amstrong G

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

          Thank god or that