Dugout Discussion

Adams, McCarthy and Vestergaard absent as Saints host Liverpool

Che Adams (£6.1m) joins a growing list of inactive Southampton players as he misses out on a Gameweek 17 meeting with Liverpool.

The striker took a kick to the head against West Ham and is absent on Monday night due to a concusssion.

Meanwhile, Oriol Romeu (£4.5m) has suffered some issues with his calf, bringing Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m) back into the Southampton team at central midfield.

Those two absentees join Alex McCarthy (£4.7m) and Jannik Vestergaard (£4.8m) in watching tonight’s game from the stands or sofa, who miss out due to self-isolation and a knee problem respectively.

The second-string nature of Southampton’s line-up is sure to encourage those who handed the captain’s armband to Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) in Gameweek 17.

The Egyptian is the most-skippered asset in the game for the current round of action although has blanked in each of his last two.

Liverpool are not without key players missing either. Following Nathaniel Phillips‘ (£4.0m) outing at Newcastle, Jordan Henderson (£5.4m) fills in at centre-back.

Southampton XI: Forster; Bertrand, Bednarek, J Stephens, Walker-Peters; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Armstrong; Walcott, Ings.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, Fabinho, J Henderson, Alexander-Arnold; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum, Thiago; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

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1,557 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Random Name
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Liverpool's fire is out. Not title favourites.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Another one horse race.

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not watching then?

  2. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Wtf was Robbo doing there?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Needed to shoot

  3. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    TAA with a 2 pointer

    He costs 7.3

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      he's been awful this season both FPL and general play

    2. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lost all motivation. Won it all

      1. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Champions don't stop.

  4. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    This reminds me of City vs Southampton last year

  5. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Milner birthday boy - expect he will be given any penalties today

    1. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Another interview for Salah then

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He’s first on pens any day when on the pitch

  6. NejiHyuuga01
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Lesson learned for the 10th time:

    Always start back-up keeper (Forster) and let autosubs happen

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      this seems so obvious now, yet I never do it :/

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      why?

      1. NejiHyuuga01
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Meslier , Forster are my GKs. Both with crappy fixture. But started Meslier for no reason at all

  7. FISSH
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What has happened to Liverpools attack? It's so predictable

    1. mookie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      No preseason

  8. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Come on KWP, get back in those BAPS please...

  9. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Diana Prince's invisible plane parked in front of Forster!!

  10. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    TAA CS locked in.

  11. Gentle_Turks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Want to use FT to add another GW18 player. Best defender? Saiss? Tierney or Holding? Wan-Bissaka (nice GW20 fixture)?
    NOT bench boosting in GW19.

  12. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Liverpool were doing so well until TAA came back. Just 1 CS since his return.

  13. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 25 days ago

    TAA to be 6.5 next season?

    1. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      5.5

    2. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Lack of CS and assist / goals?

      6.0 probably.

    3. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      5.5

  14. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Shaq YC

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He's just happy someone acknowledges his existence.

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I brought in Mane on a 1 week punt for KDB. I feel sick

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Wow

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Against Southampton? Away?

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Scored 11 in their last 3 against Soton. Has a great record against them and Southampton typically concede a lot against the bigger teams

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      My punt was on Rashford (for KDB)

  16. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    TAA -> Dias done! What was I thinking when Trent seemed like a good option.. Terrible form

  17. ivantys
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Milner to play RB in next game over Trent

    • Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I'm not bullsh*tting you... I have been starting Forster over Martinez every week since GW3 just for the autosub, as it annoys my rivals.

      And it seems to be paying off this week. I really don't deserve these dirty points, I much rather have my Robbo CS

      1. Steve McCroskey
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        You deserve it

      2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Team link ?

      3. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        PK coming soon

      4. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Dirty bench points are the best ones of all.

      5. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        lmao

      6. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Loool

      7. Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Going to start doing the same

    • Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Need to see the SOU clean sheet spoiled.....

      A big fat Milner Turd would do just fine.

      Nobody owns that sap

    • Steve McCroskey
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Can anyone hear Martin Tyler breathing really loudly or is it just me imagining it?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He’s an excited United fan, let him enjoy the few weeks.

      2. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Perhaps he and Alan Smith are keeping each other warm in the commentary box.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Not even a free? Haha

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Get KWP off Ralph...he's tired

    • The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      "TAA the best RB in the world" they (pool fans) said...

      1. waldo666
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not sure he's the even best RB in their squad at this point.

      2. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He can’t defend and is simply a cross merchant. Incredible over a dead ball tbf.

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Over the past two seasons would you even question that? Not been right since his injury.

      4. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He was last year. This year he’s possibly the worst

    • PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      both footed tackle
      this game is fixed.

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Trent gave away ball 38 times not bad for 7.2

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        record setter!

        1. BobbyV
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Trent setter

      2. theDillinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        7.3. Bargain

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Bye bye Trent.

    • Bram
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      TAA gave away the ball 38 times - season high for any player in a game

      1. onceuponatyne
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        In fairness, NUFC players would contest that, if our team had 38 touches amongst them.

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      How is that not a card?!?!?!?

    • Lanley Staurel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      38?!

    • Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Ref def against liverpool tonight. 3 stonewall pens denied

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        2 dives and one legitimate block. Any chips with that salt?

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          To offer chips with salt is very generous.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Long overdue

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Week in / week out this year.

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I own Salah and Robertson. Those weren't penalties. Just one of those games, so far, where Southampton have defended great. Similar to when they beat Man City 1-0 last season.

      4. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        None of them are penalties you’ve just been rubbish and not given a joke penalty (yet)

      5. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I’m not sure if this a joke or a serious post by a Liverpool fan lol

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Complete neutral

      6. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Not fair, look at that Pogba flop

        Everybody deserves a dirty goal per game

      7. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        4th stonewaller just now