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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    5 or 6 saves for Martinez?

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Defo 6!!!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Why hasn't it been added?

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah, is v.strange...

    2. beetlejuice
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Either there is some delay or it’s stolen

    3. jimmy.floyd
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Six

  2. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    McCarthy should be on 3 saves, 3bps ?,?

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Yeah mate! Why happened???

  3. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Nice 4 point downswing for McCarthy

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Why??

    2. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Anyone know why?

  4. PL Ball
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Watkins you Muppet.

    Criminal that Grealish only has 3 points.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Championship player.

  5. Sco
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Here comes the dagger 🙁

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Nah we good 🙂

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone watching that can tell us if McCarthy made 3 saves or not?

    Dropped down from 3 to 1 save in the last few mins :S

    1. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Watching - looked like 3 legit saves to me, although I'm never quite sure with how exactly they classify them

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I was watching most of that game though he had at least 2 ? strange

    3. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      I saw his 3rd safe & it was rather soft because I think it was a cross not a shot

    4. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      How do you unsave a shot?

    5. F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      3rd one was a RLC cross so was probably taken away

  7. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    How have they given 3 saves for McCarthy and then taken them away? Can someone watching the match confirm he had 3 saves?

    1. thegame983
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Well Fulham only had 1 shot on target so whatever that means

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Fulham had only 1 shot on target.

    3. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Maybe shots that were off target. But still strange, never seen something like that.

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      He has made 2 saves 100% and a third shot / cross save. I assume it counts as a save as goes in without a keeper

    5. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Martinez owner rigging the FPL hahaha

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Best move I made double Villa defence from 5 weeks ago.

  8. Bilbao Baggins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Watkins man of the match haha I thought he had been pretty poor.. Maybe why I'm not a pundit but wow he's so wareful.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      He has been poor. Missed so many big chances. Hause has been MotM.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Two big chances missed towards end of the game and a few others throughout.

    2. Random Name
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      wasteful doesn't translate into poor. He was the focal point of the attack and dangerous throughout the whole game. Hitting the woodwork a couple of times is just unlucky. No clue what game you're watching

      1. Bilbao Baggins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        So as a striker.. His header assist was poor should have scored, poor touch for second assist should have scored. Missed multiple easy chances.. He ran a lot and made some decent runs I guess.. Not a motm performance I didn't think. Probs either Grealish, Martinez, Targett I'd say.

  9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Zaha drop-goal attempt

  10. beetlejuice
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Did they steal Martinez’s save point? That save worth 2 points

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 27 days ago

      We'll write a letter of complaint if it's not recorded.
      Definitely 2 extra saves, we all saw it.

  11. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 27 days ago

    Rubbish games and results do far =[

    1. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 27 days ago

        United and Villa matches were very entertaining

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Southampton = 0.17 xG

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Should have had another Liverpool-esque haul here from Watkins ffs

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      #prayforMcCarthyowners

    5. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 27 days ago

      Watkins 3 assists with no baps lmao

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Owner here. He deserves no bonus

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          He deserves points deduction for killing football.

      2. Jamb0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        And rightly so! I’m taking the points and running.. next week he’s gone

    6. Milkman Bruno
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Still can’t get over Mings. Could have been a great start to the game week. Have had terrible luck.

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Is Martinez on 5 or 6 saves?

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          666666

        2. Cruicky
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          6.

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Palace are garbage. Roy's job is surely beginning to look like it's in trouble.

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Nahh, he's a good gaffet

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            *gaffer

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Grealish to Maddison or Barnes ?

        Palace and Newcastle away looks about as plum as it comes right now

      • HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Watkins will score hattie next game. I'm removing him now.

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        YESSS MARTINEZZ 10 POINTERSSS

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          GET THE EFF IN!!!!!

        2. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          11 no?

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Something dodgy went on there at FPL towers

      • korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        What to do with Grealish/Watkins now? three tough matches ahead.

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          I'm likely moving Watkins for a hit now....

          Kdb and Watkins to kane and raphinha as part of dgw19 plans.

          1. korbendallas82
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 27 days ago

            They will have to make in my team to, as it looks. But watkins is a easy transfer in again after dgw. Grealish to.

      • Jersey Boy
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Why has McCarthy just been randomly robbed of 4 points?! Joke

        1. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Mad annoying

        2. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Fulham had 1 shot on target.

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Just how awful are Palace?

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        With that Watkins miss he’s now out of the bonus altogether.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 27 days ago

          Rightly so, what a donkey.

      • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Martinez is a beast

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        One of Martinez’ saves was a cross...

      • Dannyb
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        It's a joy owning Martinez.

      • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 27 days ago

        Martyyyyyy