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Vestergaard absent for Southampton as Konsa returns on Villa bench

Jannik Vestergaard (£5.0m) misses out for Southampton’s trip to Fulham today after Ralph Hasenhüttl reported a knee problem.

In his pre-match press conference, the Saints boss revealed there was fluid on the joint and that the issue would need further investigation before confirmation could be made about his fitness.

With the glut of fixtures between now and the end of the calendar year, Hasenhüttl is taking no chances, going without Vestergaard for the first time since the Gameweek 2 home drubbing by Spurs.

Jack Stephens (£4.6m) comes in for the Danish defender, sitting alongside Jan Bednarek (£4.7m) in Southampton’s back-four.

With Danny Ings (£8.3m) still on the sidelines, Shane Long (£5.1m) comes into the side to pair with Che Adams (£6.1m) up-front.

That is because an injury to Nathan Redmond (£6.4m) has forced Theo Walcott (£5.8m) to continue operating on the flanks of midfield with Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m).

Southampton visit a Fulham side going with the so-called makeshift attack that spurred them on to win at Leicester and draw with Liverpool.

Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) is back up-front as an out-of-position Fantasy Premier League midfielder, supported by an attacking midfield trio of Ademola Lookman (£5.0m), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) and Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m).

Aston Villa welcome Ezri Konsa (£4.8m) back against Crystal Palace today although the centre-back is fit enough only for the bench following an illness.

Tyrone Mings (£5.4m) and Kortney Hause (£4.4m) occupy the heart of Villa’s defence for the third consecutive Premier League match, flanked by Matt Targett (£4.6m) and Matt Cash (£5.0m).

Jack Grealish (£7.8m) appears to be in a central attacking midfield position for the visit of Palace, Bertrand Traoré (£5.9m) and penalty taker Anwar El Ghazi (£5.7m) either side of him and Ollie Watkins (£6.1m) up-front.

The Eagles shape up in a 4-4-2 formation with Wilfried Zaha (£7.5m) out of position as a striker once again.

Aston Villa XI: Martínez; Targett, Mings, Hause, Cash; Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Grealish, B Traoré; Watkins.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Zaha, Benteke.

Fulham XI: Areola; A Robinson, Adarabioyo, Andersen, Aina; Anguissa, Reed; Lookman, Loftus-Cheek, De Cordova-Reid; Cavaleiro.

Southampton XI: A McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walcott; Adams, S Long.

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1,963 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Lets go Che!

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes please got him in this week

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    One of the most templatish season of FPL. Every team has basically got a core of similar 7-8 players. Difficult to make ground if you are chasing.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      That is gonna change starting from now. Lots of different approaches to GW18/19 that will see some pretty big deviations imo.

    2. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Don't we say this every year?

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Last year was pretty variant until the end of the season.

    3. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Same as every year, in a month we will see a new template

    4. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Without WC I'm taking differential approach preparing now for blank and free hitting DGW

    5. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Nonsense

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        That's all you got to say dumbass?

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Feeling a bit defensive today, are we?

  3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Best midfielder up to 6.5? With a DGW19

    A) Bowen
    B) Raphina
    C) Soucek
    D) Someone else

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Raphinha.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Thank you!

    2. Winston.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      B

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Cheers!

    3. Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      JWP? Redmond?

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Not for me. Thanks though!

  4. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Selling bruno to get salah in hindsight was prob not my finest hour.
    At least as a utd fan I can still take some pleasure from bruno doing well, as not having salah, it was just all bad news.

  5. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Che and jack lets gooo

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Salah (C) fail

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Can you post something different getting boring

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Calm down

        1. Gandalf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          He's got a point to be fair

          1. DycheDycheBaby
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Yeh of course he does. Salah hasn't even played yet...

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Today is the day Matthew Targett finally hauls

  8. GenerationalTalent
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Let’s say they give it as an OG, and Vardy gets the assist, will he get any bps?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Nah

      1. GenerationalTalent
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Welp 🙁

  9. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 21 days ago

    gutted, looks like i missed a great game.
    how was leicester v man utd?

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      A great game.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Enjoyable

  10. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Keeping Konsa has been a pain in the ass. Especially watching Villa keeping clean sheet after clean sheet. And now he'll be back for Chelsea and they'll concede 4.

  11. InSaneMan-e
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Hi guys. Anyone know when is the latest I can play my WC before I lose it?

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      GW16.

  12. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Premier League gives it as OG now, don't think it'll change in FPL, will it?

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      They should

      1. The Red Devil
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Would be a great relief

    2. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      It'll change.

    3. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Of course it will.

    4. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      They have to

    5. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Yes it will.

  13. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    Its 5 or 8 points for vardy not a big deal

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Points in the bag my man

  14. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 21 days ago

    How could so many on here think it was and own goal if in fact it wasn't. Strange.

    1. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Because it was.

    2. Joey Tribbiani
        3 months, 21 days ago

        you could see it in tv lol

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 21 days ago

      Justice served.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Pipe down kiddo

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 21 days ago

          😆

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 21 days ago

      And there we have it.. final confirmation that Mark has infinite influence over FPL. Dead game with all this corruption.. fuming.. what's the point..

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        It is what it is

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        huh

      3. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Why are you whining on his site then? 😉

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        It’s based on Opta?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          They take advice from Mark

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Really? I doubt it

      5. JIMMY764
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Crying this much over 3pts lol

      6. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Ur own fault why are u owning players mark doesn't own

      7. Sco
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Brosstan trolling still undefeated 😆

        Enjoy the bites my friend.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 21 days ago

          He keeps pulling it off, incredible 😆

      8. Bennyboy1907
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Ahahah feels better seeing you like tbis than my Bruno haul and being a United fan

      9. Aidan269
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Officially an OG on Fpl

      10. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        changed to OG Yesss

      11. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Surely only casuals have Vardy anyway?

        😉

      12. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Pair of BAPs for Luke Shaw.

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          He played well.

      13. dshv
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Should i bring robertson and vardy in WC ? Maybe remove kdb

      14. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Dear Ollie Watkins,

        I don't like you and you don't like me. But we're stuck together because of BGW18. Otherwise you would've been long gone. So do something you muppet!!!

      15. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        So Vardy owners didn't swear on their daughter's life?

      16. Surfeit of Lampteys
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Gotta be at least the third game this season where you're left scratching your head as to how Fernandes hasn't been sent off. Feels like different rules for him.

      17. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Righto - 1-0 Villa win, with a Martinez pen save and a KWP OG

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          And McCarthy red

          1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            That’ll do

      18. Firmino
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        So how many goals for Adams and Watkins?

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          2 and 1

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          None

        3. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Zero.

          Don't get your hopes up. Another Watkins 'offside' goal incoming.

      19. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Best defender for Chilwell?

        Preferably between 4.5-5.0 in order to make funds.

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 21 days ago

          Dier
          Stones
          Dallas

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 21 days ago

            Got Dallas.

            Dier it is.

      20. HARLEY
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Best Lamptey replacement?

        a) Dallas
        b) Coufal
        c) Taylor

      21. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        No need to stream at 3pm for one game 🙂

        Villa game on BBC Fulham on SKY

      22. Muchentuchel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 21 days ago

        Ward-Prowse owners unite!
        Today we feast!