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. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Come on you Saint's, should never have benched KWP!

  2. JBG
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Wait that's not a YC for Mane??

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ridiculous right

  3. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Lucky not to have the essential Robertson tonight, but unfortunately have both Mane and Salah...

    1. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I had Rashford lol

  4. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Any chance of Forster baps? It literally comes down to this for my cup game haha

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nope, unless a myriad of saves

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Doubtful, hasn’t been needed tonight.

      1. CRO KLOPP
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No one was needed tonight on goal

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Darn, Bednarek's points stay on bench.

  6. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Is taa vs robbo still a thing?

    1. Jersey Boy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ha I remember you commenting on my ‘Trent or Robbo’ post 3 or 4 GWs ago. Fair play you said Robbo but I (inexplicably) went with Trent. As with most FPL dilemmas, if only I knew then what I know now...

  7. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Mark ends the week on 39 points.

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      40, even.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Still time.....

  8. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    United and Burnley in the DGW. They can't even beat Newcastle or West Brom...

  9. Openboxman
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Took captaincy off son for salah.

    One of the many decisions that had backfired this season.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Fixtures...

  10. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    So everyone sell Salah for KDB for DGW and Egyptian rips it up with KDB blanking

    You know the drill

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Can't next GW as Salah has a blank.

  11. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Thiago and Mane should both have RCs by now, Liverpool favoritized again by the refs.

  12. Deulofail
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I have 81 points.
    My cup opponent is getting Forster off the bench for 83 points.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Poor from you.

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Poor from you!

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hope he wins. No offence.

  13. ivantys
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Saints defence is really fixture proof

    • The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Ref giving liverpool so many small subtle favours, not booking dives, letting innocuous fouls on soton players go, yet all LIV fans are 'wE sHoUlD hAvE pEnAlTy'

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        this.

      2. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not all Liverpool fans. A couple on this site.

        1. Zladan
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          You should see Twitter lol

          1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Twitter does not represent any community or demographic except for the idiot fraternity.

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              No wonder Trump uses it heavily, then.

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Quite widely too!!

        2. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          just the mouthy ones from surrey! I will admit every fanbase has some ok sense-talkers, Liverpool included

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Take the blinkers off mate.

    • Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Want to add another GW18 defender to replace Lampty. Who's your pick? Saiss? Tierney or Holding? Wan-Bissaka (nice GW20 fixture)?
      NOT bench boosting in GW19 and current defence is Dias, Cancelo, Coufal, Taylor and Lampty.

      1. Zladan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        AWB seems sensible. Plays both 18 & 19 and had favourable fixtures.

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yeah true. I won't play him in GW19, and I'm not bench boosting but, as he plays twice in 19, he would be a nice security in case one of my defenders get injured between now and then.

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      This has cheered me up after my rival getting Soucek for Adams

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        So did mine - my pesky son. (who has now overtaken me)

    • BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If there is justice in the world KWP will get his BAP

    • Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Just null and void the season. Bobb was right

    • COVID-CASUAL
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Man Utd being favoured by refs yet again in this one

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yup.

      • Random Name
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I've watched the premier league long enough to know Andre Marriner is a man utd fan

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Who's his favourite player?

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Pool only 1 SOT all night

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Is it just me or have Southampton not been particularly offensive recently?

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          not much but very solid

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm selling Salah and Robbo this week. I've had enough 🙂

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Back in GW19? 😛

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Tough call with a blank coming up for Liverpool

      • ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        honestly Soton, Villa, West Ham defence this season the way forward value wise

        spend the cash further forward

      • Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        And it's Liiiiiiverrrrrpooooool

      • Steve McCroskey
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I am convinced Martin Tyler is smoking a big old spliff in the commentary box, the only explanation for all this heavy inhaling

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Oh well, out of the cup.

      • DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I'm fuming that liverpool didn't get a couple of those pens. I needed the Forster points.

      • ivantys
          1 month, 26 days ago

          KWP inexperienced, could have gotten Mane sent off.

        • Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Is it still silly to not get Salah for the DGW?

            I can’t get both Salah and De Bruyne and Kevin’s fixtures are better.

            1. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I'm thinking of getting rid.

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Me too.

                Can't beat West Brom, that's pretty poor.