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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. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How'd you use the 0.5 ITB in this WC team?

    McCarthy Johnstone
    Robbo Coufal Dallas Taylor Balbuena
    Salah Bruno Son Raphinha Soucek
    Vardy Bamford Adams

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No need to use the money itb. Possibly use it on one of your GKs to Flappy (maybe too much on the triple WHU def) or Mendy

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers mate

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Is it just me or have the Vardy owners suddenly gone quiet?

    1. World XI
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Its only 1 point dropped as now gets assist

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        2 BP lost too.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        And also loses all his bonus points 😉

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

      3 goals and 5 assists in the last 6 gameweeks - what do you want them to say?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I'd rather have Callum Wilson

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Good fixtures coming up for him

    3. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Will still take the assist !

    4. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You’ll find us, littered amongst those posting “He just keeps scoring points... I need to get him in... he’s so lucky... when will this end” etc etc.

  3. World XI
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Who's activated wildcard? Last game week to do so

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I think Classic XI have

      1. World XI
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I best do the same then

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hahaha

  4. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    OPTA: This is the first time I've had at least 1 player playing in every game in a GW. Involved.

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      None for me in the Leicester United game, the Chelsea Arsenal or the West Ham Brighton

  5. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Best GK to partner Martinez for WC16 and BB19 and why. Thanks

    A. Johnstone
    B. McCarthy

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Actually Vestergaard out for 4 weeks has probably made my mind up and go with Johnstone

      https://twitter.com/FFScout/status/1342844437647544320?s=20

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A

  6. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Make way for Lord Benteke.

  7. Party time
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    DCL owners, are we keeping??

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Gone for Kane after his hattie vs Sheff Utd

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Nicee

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

      Mon frere we had a small meal today, grateful for the food though

      See you for the Palace Party insha'Allah

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        We feast every gw

    3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No, most likely to be transferred out WC

    4. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Also keeping - no reason to sell

    5. PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No reason to sell and no proper replacement.
      I'll sell and replace him with Rodrigo when Bamford gets injured.

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Ancelotti likely to rotate against City

    6. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He's needed for me in 18 as i'm FH in 19... so no. After that I don't know. No reason to if he keeps doing the biz

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah, it makes sense. Let’s see how he performs tonight then I’ll decide

  8. HARLEY
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Help me to replace Lamptey

    Dallas, Coufal or Taylor?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Taylor

    2. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Toss up between Taylor and Coufal. I have both and not convinced with Leeds def so staying away from Messlier and Dallas

    3. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Dallas, great dgw coming up

  9. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bruno TC in 19 instead of Salah. Who's with me?

    1. PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No. Salah's got one day more to recover

    2. Jdpz
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      me

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Keep your clothes on

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        That would be against brand

  10. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Oh ffs not Micah Richards

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He's Ok - who the hell DO you want?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        To bring the world down to his level

        1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          This is quite an observation. You should be a psychologist.

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

        I'm old school. Loved Andy Gray and Richard Keys.

        1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          What's not to love about a pair of sexist dinosaurs.

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              2 months, 6 days ago

              lmao

          2. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Richard Keys is beyond terrible. Been watching him on BWIN sports and it's painful.

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Richards is an absolute turbo clown

        His whole 3-step punditry-by-numberz Schtick is disgusting:

        1. Say something banal/ridiculous (delete as appropriate)
        2. Get called on it by other analyst (particularly if Roy Keane)
        3. Bellow a disturbingly loud laugh to mask the nonsense while the anchor has to move things on

        Absolutely stealing a living, just like he was at Villa

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Odds on a Watkins goal being chalked off by VAR?

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Can anyone explain me how is that own goal? Ball would finish in goal anyway

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Because Vardy’s shot was well off target.

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Ball was spinning wide then hit Tuanzebe on the knee and rolled in.

      3. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Nope, shot would've went wide if it didn't hit Utd keeper

        1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Utd def*

    4. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Vardy sellers happy just because he didn't get 2 pts vs Manchester United lolll, clutching

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Feel like I got away with it.

        1. BoleynWin
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Will be based on more than one gameweek though surely, in a fortnights time it could be cheers or tears.

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            No just this week.

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Salty non owners

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I am ready to haul next week.

      Pope
      Taylor Zouma Coufal
      Salah KDB Bruno Son Rashford
      Bamford Adams

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

        Amazing team.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks 🙂

      2. Bielsa Murderball
          2 months, 6 days ago

          what's your TV? Looks great.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            104.3 TV but 103 selling value.
            I've removed almost everyone i held value in. Regretting removing grealish for rashford though. When he blanked in the leeds match it just annoyed me so much and then again today misses 2 sitters so ends up with 0 baps.

            1. Bielsa Murderball
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Oh yeah, i had advised you to captain rashford against leeds due to the high backline
                The idea was right i feel, but the execution was dreadfully wrong
                Sorry if you took my advice 🙁

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  U did? Well yeah i did captain rashford but it wasn't ur fault 😛 its okay.

          2. Come on you Kante
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Little weak up front but solid everywhere else

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              But bamford adams are amazing value. I can't find the same value in midfield.

          3. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            assume you have a FH for 18

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Yup

          4. Africa United
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Rash and Adams to kane and 4.5ish mid but G2G either way

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              What? But that's 2 scoring players for 1. I'd have to play Balbuena every match from my bench.

              1. Africa United
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Yea just if Rashy out

                1. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  What he's injured???

          5. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Tempted to get rashford in as well

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              I got him before leeds match. Been very annoying having him past 2 matches. Glad he scored but could have been so much more.

        • Africa United
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Lads Meslier to Martinez now ? No other playing keeper .. Have exact funds

          1. PremKraut
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I strongly believe Leeds are the better side and Villa's going to concede tons of goals very soon. Just one injury and they'll break apart.
            I prefer Meslier.

            1. Africa United
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Me too but last 4 games villa defence killing me and Leeds getting 1 to -1 points tho 🙁

          2. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Would wait until after the double personally.

          3. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Meslier has better fixtures, doesn't he?

        • FPL Doc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 6 days ago

          New on here- is there a thread for those of us wildcarding on GW16?

          1. Gooner Kebab
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            check out hot topics

            1. FPL Doc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Thanks man! How do I change my profile pic?

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          the Palace kit is mint 🙂

          1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Yeah, our away strips been pretty good last few seasons.

        • My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Need a Fulham goal

          1. Gooner Kebab
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            need a JWP score

        • iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Just played my WC. Changed 6 players and kept all big hitters. Will FH18 and BB19. Any major changes needed?

          McCarthy Meslier
          Cancelo Coufal Dallas Justin Taylor
          Salah Bruno Son Soucek Romeu
          Kane DCL Bamford

          01.itb

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Looks solid. Would want to upgrade Romeu on BB. I’d be tempted to do DCL to Adams and upgrade a bit for a better BB

            1. iL PiStOlErO
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Will look at that before dgw. Cheers Pat my friend and all the best!

        • Gooner Kebab
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Looking ahead to next GW, is it sensible to bench DCL (MCI) to play Taylor (SHU) or Balbuena (shu)?

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            nah ... just let DCL roll every week

          2. TFP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            only barely, it's a close call, but yes imo, certainly for Taylor. SHU have failed to score in half their games so far and Taylor has assist/BP potential.

        • F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          cmon Zaha.

        • Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Need a Watkins' haul to climb up the rank

          1. Gooner Kebab
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            hm i'm so template, the only way is down

          2. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Last 5 GWs:

            2 0 2 1 2

          3. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Anything would be nice
            A haul, unlikely

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Targett first on my bench ... hope he doesn’t get a cleanie

        • KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Martinez BIG save!

        • PremKraut
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          After being completely fed up with Mahrez and Pep Fraudiola I'm confident JWP can haul today 🙂

          1. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I am too, cuz I benched him.

            1. PremKraut
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Brought him in as my 4th midfielder. Ready to rotate JWP with Raphinha from next week on.

          2. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Sold Mahrez and I'm fully expecting him to score another hattrick. Would just be my luck.

        • Disturbed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Martinez save!

        • Chucky
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Watkins to haul today to make up for all his ruled out goals/pens... cmon ollliiee

        • Cak Juris
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Soucek or Lookman?

          1. Max City
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Soucek

        • F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          ffs so close Zaha