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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Wtf Watkins WTF

  2. Bees4Lyf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Ouch Watkins!

  3. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Thanks Grealish but goodbye

  4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Watkins should have been on a hat-trick by now

  5. Daniel - When to BB?
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    They need Mitrovic in order to score

  6. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    LOL Watkins so unlucky

  7. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    WITCHCRAFT

    1. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      WATcraft

  8. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    With that save McCarthy is now on a 10 pointer and KWP sneaks into 1 BAP

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Hasn’t counted as a save?

    2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      It’s been taken away 🙁

    3. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      What happened, says 1 save now?

  9. Sco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Grealish should have like 3 or 4 assists here.

  10. MessiGOAT
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Lolly wasting everything

  11. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    watkins you tw*t

  12. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Watkins is actually useless.

  13. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Watkins is such a donkey, just imagine what would Grealish do if he had a striker playing in front of him.

  14. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Watkins wasting 3 Grealish assists

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Ugh

  15. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    CP is a pathetic team.

  16. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    looooool

  17. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Watkins spurns TWO JACK ASSISTS IN 30 seconds

    1. vincentwsho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Sigh I have both

  18. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Yes watkins yes! Be sh!te! Don't give Grealish any points!

  19. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 19 days ago

      THIS IS COMICAL 😀

    • Daniel - When to BB?
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Better striker in this Villa team can get 20-25 goals

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Benteke

    • FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      At least he's getting the chances

      1. Daniel - When to BB?
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Fpl managers don't get pts for chances

    • Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Ffs Watkins should have had a 20 point haul before I kicked you out . Fking useless

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        And all the Grealish assists you fu$ked up

    • Sir Alex Telles.
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Watkins cursed.

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Damn Grealish is so unlucky

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Watkins damn how many Jack assists can you mess up?

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Watkins owners sooo unlucky

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        They are lucky ones, shite footballer with jammy assists.

    • Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Kept JWP for this game, out you go despite the dgw.

    • L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Watkins is cursed

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      This is painful as a Watkins and Grealish owner. Should be on 20 more points

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Don't be greedy. 3 assists from Watkins is a solid return!

      2. vincentwsho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Can't agree more

        1. vincentwsho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Very unlucky

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Grealish xA King.