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. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Martinez, Wilson > McCarthy, Adams for -8?

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I'd do it, even with eyes closed

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        This was sarcastic for all intents and purposes..

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          What bout with eyes open

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Definitely not with eyes open

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Ok

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Holy moly, the knee jerk! How long have you had wilson for?

      1. The Yorkshire Pirlo
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I’m trolling but I’ve just brought Wilson in over Bamford/Adams.

        Tragic 🙂

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Oh lol

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Oh is Wilson injured? My bad, not such bad moves then but not convinced on Saints cs prospects tbh.
        See how Antonio is, maybe he is back sooner then expected

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Hell no

    4. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      You are being a copycat 😉

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        And you forgot Grealish to Armstrong!

  2. JJO
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Of course he saves it now

  3. FPL.team
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    I've just realised finally after 8 seasons that I officially have no idea what I'm doing with this game. What a weird enlightenment.

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I actually now feel free.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Lmao

    2. mookie
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Congrats!

      "The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing." Socrates

      1. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I feel at one with this right now, or am I making excuses....

    3. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Season 8: Rise of the Casuals

      1. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Am I the casual? I love my team yet it never performs....

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Yess i got that feeling when bamford scored a hattrick. The games more fun now. No more annoyances

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I went crazy today and captained Adams too. Good day good day

        1. FPL.team
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I'm jealous. I'm close to doing an out there captaincy but not quite yet. Bottled it and went Son.

  4. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    1 more easy save for McCarthy please

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Pee roller from Joelinto needed

      1. Vazza
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Nooo. In reference to Grealish’s effort last week, McCarthy is not good at saving pee rollers

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            That was not a pee roller at all

            Plus McCarthy's view was blocked

    2. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Sold KWP for cresswell. Lovely

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Don't understand the Creswell train when Coufal is the one going to haul

        1. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Not really my point but fair enough

      2. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        KWP first on bench 🙁

    3. Fantabulous KdB
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Lewis is a decent enabler at 4.3

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Kiliman better at 4.3 IMO

    4. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Southampton top of the league is even more impressive considering they drew 3-3 with Chelsea

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        And lost 5-2 to Spurs

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          And beat Villa and Everton

    5. Spg76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      McCarthy-Ryan axis been one of the good things I’ve done from game one

      1. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Same duo from me too, quite pleased considering the majority have shipped both of those out en masse

        1. Spg76
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Just choose the easiest fixture. Burnley were never going to score. If Ryan hadn’t got selected McCarthy off the bench.

      2. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Same here pal. Great rotation from day one to
        GW16

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 22 days ago

      So many mcarthy and kwp hauls, another disastrous week incoming.

    7. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      How bad is Wilson's injury?

      Just checked the game what else could be worst for a Jimi -> Wilson move like mine? For a hit too.

    8. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Before we all rush out to buy Southampton players
      They have a real mixed bag of fixtures coming up
      In the next 12 , 6 red (4) rated fixtures
      6, 2 or 3 rated fixtures
      Be prepared to rotate

    9. UKG
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      KWP first sub...9 pointer. Yuk.

      Didn’t want to double with McCarthy..

      Any chance Reguilon doesn’t play?

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Adams gets extra bps for winning goal so may overtake?

    10. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Incredible how people on here still insist that Vestergaard is a bad FPL asset. /Happy owner

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        2nd most pts as a def... lovely

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          He has more pts than Bruno

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Insane value

      2. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        The team linked to your profile shows you don't own Vestergaard.

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Good catch. Need to update that link apparently.

    11. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Thank God McCarthy kept a cleanie!! Had Ryan on the bench!

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Thank God you posted that after the final whistle

        1. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

    12. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Beautiful McCarthy CS !!

    13. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      McCarthy you absolute legend.... 😀

    14. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      KWP brings home my first CS since GW4. Happy about it but that's a sad stat...

    15. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Kwp>Coufal 😀 but Wham to play

    16. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Plus side... have KWP + Lamptey. Downside... brought in Wilson for Ings this week.

    17. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Mccarthy KWP owners rejoice

    18. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      With virtually nothing else to fix atm, is Mitchell -> Kilman a waste of a FT before IB?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Yup for now

    19. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      KWP + Lampts is the new TAA + Digne

    20. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      Why were Southampton so piss poor in the first few GWs.

      Selling them back then really hurts.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Spurs were piss poor first gw too

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I know. Sold Son for that fated fixture too lol

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Sold ings and son here. High five!

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I wildcarded gw2 XD

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Well they were bad, if they finding some form now then get one back. It Wasn’t wrong moves

      3. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I think we will now see a different Pool and City going forward. Many teams started much slower due to probably lack of proper preseason.

      4. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Wouldn't call them piss poor. Struggled to break down a robust looking palace team and then dominated Spurs in 1st half but capitulated 2nd half.

    21. Vazza
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Predicted scores

        Arsenal vs Villa
        Leicester vs Wolves

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        15 from 2 (KWP and Limptey), a good start!

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Adams with the winning goal wins the 3 bonus

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        triple Chelsea def against this clueless team....

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Burnley are more clueless

          1. Chucky
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            their def is at least better than newc...

        2. Vazza
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Don’t get carried away mate. Chelsea’s defence is led by a 35 year old centre back!

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              The stats say chelsea are doing really well defensively. What does that matter when he'll play the Newcastle game

              1. Vazza
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Yeah, I agree but it’s not advisable to put all your eggs in Chelsea’s shaped basket.

                • Vazza
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Yeah, I agree but it’s not advisable to put all your eggs in Chelsea’s defence shaped basket.

            2. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              A rival has....

              McCarthy
              Bednarek Vestergaard Taylor

              Bench - Ryan (Ayew) Webster Burn

              Wtf????

              1. Vazza
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  He must be a casual mate who won’t get this lucky week in week out

                • Trophé Mourinho
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Lucky he didn’t bench boost then eh 😀

                  1. Stupendous
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Haha aye

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Got Taylor and KWP on my bech on a FH, the curse continues haha!

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  bench*

              3. pundit of punts
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                KWP + Taylor + Lamptey to start the gw. 😀

                1. Chucky
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Nice... 14 from 2 here, a decent start for once....