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. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Assist?

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

      None

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

      Nobody. Che Adams got dispossessed and armstrong took it back and scored

    3. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Longstaff not sure which one

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      None

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

    No assist

  3. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Remember when the longstaff brothers were prospects

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

    Anyone saw if wilson injury looked bad?

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

      Hammy... Can't say

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

      He'll be fit after the ib for sure.

    3. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Hammy I think

    4. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      It looked more like cramp the way he was moving & stretching, he touched his hammy once or twice but it wasn’t like he was full pelt running & it pinged. Can’t see him being out post the international break.

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

    Give the assist and max baps to KWP

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

      Ok I'll do that

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

    Southampton 1st in the PL

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

      It's their title to lose.

  7. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Are my eyes deceiving me or is KWP on for 3 BAPS?

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

      He's been so good

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

      You're being deceived. 3 baps for adams winning goal still left

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        I'll take 8 points

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

          I would too. Good score

    3. Wrong Captain Again
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      I'm also stunned, delighted to have him in the 11, was between him and Kilman

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

    Newcastle with the assist again. Bruce must be weeping.

  9. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Brought in Armstrong as part of a -8 hit and an enabler. Glad paid off instantly. 🙂

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

      "casuals win again"

      Lmao.

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

        Haha, look who's talking. 😉

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

      Has it paid off? You don't know how the players you sold have done yet have you?

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

        Yes he scored, and has basically paid my 2 hits instantly.

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

          You haven't understood my comment - the players you SOLD

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

            I sold Foden, Jiminez and TAA for him, Chilwell and Kane (C). I can only see it as a positive.

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

              I would wait till the end of the GW before claiming victory

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

                Haha, it's just a game calm down. Have had a rough start to the season so I would enjoy the small victories.

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

                  I'm supremely calm :). Take nothing away from your good start to the GW, well done!

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

                    Cheers mate.

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

    Why was Wilson taken out?

    1. Vazza
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Injury

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

        Harmstring problem.

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

      Come on you TOON

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

      I attribute 100% of this season's FPL failure to Armstrong being injured before GW1, tearing up my team last-minute while sticking to the bench boost plan as I didn't have the time to rethink with minutes before the deadline, and probably in some ways demonstrating Endowment Effect, having decided on, or identified with, that route some time ago.

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

      8k Wilson purchasers??

      1. Vazza
          3 months, 24 days ago

          LOL!!

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

          Lolest!

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

          Here

        • mookie
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          2k for every completed pass he made in this game.

      2. Jolly Good
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        KWP with 3bps sitting first on my bench 🙁

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

        3 BAPS for KWP?

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

        What a save

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

        Any chance of a Newcastle goal?

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

        Top 5 captains (overall):

        Kane - 31.02%
        Son - 23.36%
        Salah - 9.69%
        Werner - 6.24%
        Vardy - 4.91%

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

        Joe L close

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

        Joelinton almost

      9. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        One more save McCarthy come on

      10. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        McCarthy wonder save from Joelinton

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

        Guys did I make some rash moves this week?
        I took a -4 and did:
        Saiss - Reece James
        Jimi - Werner

        I have been so patient all season, no hits or anything but finally decided this week I would make some more exciting moves. Been a bit busy this week so have it zero thought.
        Now I’m worried James isn’t even nailed and Werner is now a rest candidate 🙁
        I think Werner will be ok, but was brining in James a big mistake? I already have chilwell

        1. Vazza
            3 months, 24 days ago

            No risk no reward. No point playing with a passive mindset. You did the right thing with those moves, don’t beat yourself up for it! All the best mate!!

          • tsm
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 24 days ago

            agree with ya some exictement in those moves, time will tell.

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

            Thank you, hopefully it works out. I think Werner will come good and because he burnt some people, they won’t be keen on jumping back on, maybe.
            Good luck to you both as well!

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

          Who said McCarthy is a bad keeper??

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

            All the wildcarders with Martinez and the non wildcarders with McCarthy

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

          Everton for the league is old news

          Almost certainly Southampton's title now

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

            Lol, Brighton in a few weeks

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

          Great save!

        5. Mr. Chimes
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 24 days ago

          Agh. KWP on 3 bonus. Would need Reguilon to remain ill if I’m to see those points...

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

          Can't believe I benched KWP

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

            I can! Hahahaha

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

          McCarthy class save

        8. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 24 days ago

          As someone who sold him in GW5 after consistently poor showings, I must admit I was so wrong.

          Che Adams essential.