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. Plant Based Footballer
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    That last corner sums it up pretty nicely. Dying seconds of game and they take it short and back pass to center back again.

    1. Lethargio Alcantara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      It's the 2nd time they did it.

      1. Plant Based Footballer
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I can't tell if you're agreeing with me or disagreeing.

        I'm saying they needed to cross it immediately rather than take it short lest the ref calls the game before they cross it and they don't get a chance to shoot... that in this they made a bad decision yet again, which seemed similar to the way they kept passing back to the defenders.

        Salah needed to get himself open as well. At least get the ball at his feet a few times (I only saw last 20 minutes).

        And the lineup was sh_t to begin with. It looked like the threshold of the number of players who would create a dud of a side had been reached from the get go, with two players just coming back, Henderson oop, and Salah wanting out, Wijnauldum in contract dispute, Allison kind of airheaded like many other keepers right now (are the keeper coaches doing a number on them or something?).

        Congrats to Hossenhuttl I guess. I don't claim to know what he did but it worked.

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

      The Thiago syndrome

  2. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Salah cappers feasting

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

      Wonder where that guy who was mocking City defense owners losing their CS is? Must have run back to his hole

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Feasting on them 2 pts mate

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    So gutted as a McCarthy owner, but good sign for going forward I guess

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      At least I had Forster as my 2nd keeper.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Should have been the same, still got Steer from when I had Martinez

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Hopefully reap the benefits in the double. I'm still trying to workout why I didn't got with Forster as my back up keeper on GW16 WC!

      1. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        why would you have gone with a non playing keeper if youre doing a BB in 19

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          I'm not doing BB.

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    3 blanks in a row for Mo. No one expected that.

    1. puhd
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Nope

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

      Except the Zambian Witch Doctor.

      1. Zambian FPL Addict
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        2 more blanks to go

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Absolute legend mate!

          1. Zambian FPL Addict
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I'll pass my regards

            1. Catenaccio FC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 3 days ago

              How much for a TC spell? Asking for a friend...

  5. BeWater
      4 months, 3 days ago

      In GW15 I had a one week punt on KWP > Lamptey. Ah well nevermind, got my WC in 16 anyway. Turned Lamptey into Balbuena. I've now got a non playing 4.4M defender instead of KWP.

    • mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Hassenhutel in tiers

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I'll show myself out

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Please do.

    • Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Salah dilemma now.

      Capped him the last 3 weeks for naff all in return.

      Can’t afford him and KdB, and No has a blank next GW.

      But I friggin know the moment I sell Mo he’ll haul again.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He won't. He doesn't have a fixture 🙂

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Next game he plays.

          I’m loathe to sell him because every player I’ve lost patience with this season and gone on to sell or take the armband off has repaid me by hauling next game.

          Mo won’t blank the rest of the season, surely?

      2. gibson1314
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Exactly the same position and I changed my plan from Son captain this week. I deserve a red arrow.

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Over the last 5 GWs I’ve capped Son, Mo and Bruno. Every one of them has blanked when I’ve put the armband on them.

          Decided not to arse around and permanent cap Mo. This is my reward.

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Perfect as as non Liverpool owner

      Would scored 100 if I played KWP over Wilson 🙁

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        101 for me and no pool players so this was a perfect end to the gameweek.

        1. Old Bull
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Great score. Well done matey

    • Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      12 points on the bench, tra la la la lah, 12 points on the bench, and threeeee from my defence...

      1. Pitch Perfect
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I have Soucek 11pts and Bednarek 7pts post bonus on bench. And 3pts for my real back three.

        Anyone beat that?

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          McCarthy, Robbo, Walker, Holding starting = 11 points

          Forster and Coufal coming off the bench =12 points.

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

      Trough in the cup with that Forster cleanie! o/

    • Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Robbo now taking first place as worst transfer in of the season, just ahead of Sterling this autumn

      1. Pocky
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        He'll probably still end up with 3 bonus somehow lol

    • Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      I reckon they beat Utd 5:1 after this sh1te performance.

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        United could well be 3 points ahead and into the League cup final by then.

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Find the final ball and they'll beat anyone. United I'm not terribly worried about.

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      SuReLy SaLaH WiLl NoT bLaNk ThReE tImEs In A RoW

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Zambian witch doctor cursed him!

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Where did this Zambian witch doctor come from?

          1. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            I'm going to guess at Zambia

          2. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            Zambia, perhaps?

            Just a wild guess, though.

          3. Zambian FPL Addict
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 3 days ago

            2 weeks ago, I was in the city of Livingstone in Zambia, and came across a witch doctor selling spells in the market, said I had a dark shadow over me and for 5 pounds would bring me joy, so told him Salah been causing me pain, the rest is history

            1. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 16 days ago

              hahaha

        2. Zambian FPL Addict
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 3 days ago

          Best 5£ I've ever spent

    • Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Cup opponent only managed 96

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      So many jammy kwp points off the benches

      Robbed off a McCarthy Cleanie. Unbelievable

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        I started Mendy over Forster. Thes things happen without good crystal ball.

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

        Forster?

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

      Liverpool 1 SOT xD

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        apparently they deserved something from the game? I fail to see it.

    • Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Hassenhuttle means Rabbit Shack in German

      He should call himself Rabbitshack in England, it sounds cool

      He works hard, good to see a guy that cares achieving something,

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      If Saints beat Foxes they would be level on points with them... wtf is this season?

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Was so pleased when I saw that Sutherns had captained Mo like me. Guess he's lost his touch!

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        so much obsession with Mark. Leave it out.

    • Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      It’s nice in these uncertain times to be sure of one thing, that I’ll always be knocked out of the cup in the first round.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Triple captaining Salah in gw19 confirmed.
      If you are going to sink might as well do it convincingly.

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        This

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

      Forster has 5 CSs against Liverpool in his last 6 matches versus them.

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Doesn't face Pool every week mind

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Klopp OUT, the dressing room is lost

      1. The Senate
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        just give him another 250mil to spend, he'll be fine

    • FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Anyone got any salty peanut butter for my sweet jammy Forster bench points?

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

      18p defense point staying on bench and 3 on the field. How did this end like this?

    • Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Out of the cup by 2 points - opponent played Abraham, Podence and van Aanholt, is getting Grealish 7, Cresswell 11 and KWP 6 off the bench, whilst Soucek stays firmly on mine. Got to laugh!

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Good outcome the last few GWs, means Salah won't have 200% EO in the DGW!

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Already taken out Salah for KDB. May not bother bringing him back in 🙂

      KDB is the future.

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      WE’RE GOING TOP

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Refs will ensure it.