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. Garth Marenghi
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Outdoor team sports will not be permitted, but professional sports, including the Premier League, may continue.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/04/england-to-enter-toughest-covid-lockdown-since-march

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Don't post this, let them panic.

      1. Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Playgrounds also allowed open - so elite playtime as well

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Haha, that's a good one.

  2. Sco
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Even though football will continue it's still wise to wait until nearer the deadline to activate FH right? In case of postponements etc.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Anything can happen after deadline anyway. Might as well get that team in order just to not get priced out.

    2. waldo666
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Absolutely.

    3. Zladan
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It would be naive to do otherwise.

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Okay sorry i was wrong

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Shocking

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I’m embarrassed for you

    3. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Season over?

    4. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Sky was wrong mate

    5. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The guy is literally raising his hand and admitting a mistake, cut him some slack

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Ings vs Leeds and Leicester in the DGW. Straight back in my team

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Apparently no Salah is suicide

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Heard reports of FPL teams auto self destructing when Salah is removed. Will have to test it out later this week

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I wish I had the funds for this

    3. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Kane > Ings looks like a no brainer to me now.

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        DCL to Ings for me

  5. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    #prayforBenCrellin
    Poor guy must have thought hours of planning gone to waste

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Crellin is an elite nerd

    1. Party time
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Beautiful

  6. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    I think fudgy deserves an apology for the stick he took. Sky did indeed report that football was off.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 24 days ago

      I get booed off the website under every post

      1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Be considerate with what you post otherwise you'll soon earn a reputation

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          That ship has sailed 😆

    2. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Found Fudgy's 3rd account.

      1. thegame983
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        lol

    3. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      the day i apologise to fudgy for fudgy being wrong is the day i log off forever

      1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Look at some the things that were said to him though. It's bullying.

  7. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Will the FA cup matches go ahead?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Elite sport, yes.

  8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Cancel Sky Sports!!!

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      They do employ Jamie Spittle Carragher

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It was Sky News i heard it on...

  9. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Imagine paying 7m plus for a Liverpool defender 🙂

  10. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    What was the highest number of consecutive GWs where Salah blanked?

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    5th captain blank in a row confirmed.

    Served me right for not captaining a Spurs player.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Have you gone

      Bruno v Sheff U
      Kane v Leicester
      Salah v West Brom
      Salah v Newcastle
      Salah v Southampton

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        How is that 5 blanks. If you captained Son/Kane/Bruno this week you have more points than listed captains combined for those 5 weeks.

    2. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      30mins gone, still plenty of time

  12. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Somebody put Trent out of his misery and bench him.

  13. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Tell you what. A gameweek 18 wildcard is looking better and better with this Liverpool performance.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 24 days ago

      If Salah blanks today it may just push me towards it. Can make a fantastic team without him

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Why? Only one transfer to ditch Salah for KdB. TC Bruno looks like an option now.

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Perhaps. But I would probably build a bench boost team that I don't have right now.

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      It's only up to 3 transfers to sell them.

  14. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Absolutely no where to hide for Salah captainers

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      The "absolutely no where to hide" thing is so cringe.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        They don't need to hide yet and they may have a big sofa 😉

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        We move to hide and love to see it

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          You love to see it, we move! Nowhere to hide.

    2. ivantys
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Mental to cap him anyway when there're better fixtures.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      For double would you rather

      A Cancelo and Dias
      B Robertson and Dias

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Why list Dias?

        In a straight shootout I honestly would prefer Cancelo over Robbo. The fixtures are better.

        1. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Good point- needless reference. Thanks

        2. Lucky Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          To indicate that it is doubling up on ManCity defence

    4. PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      21 bench points 😀

      1. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        ouch

      2. Monklane
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        22 for me

    5. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Anyone know is Mane has had any shots on target yet?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No

    6. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Is Carabao cup elite sport?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Nah

      2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        😆

      3. BobbyV
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Not a chance lol

    7. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Liverpool only 2 away wins and 5 draws so far and a loss... and tonight.

      11th in the away league table.

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Good thing their DGW is at home

    8. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Absolutely crazy us being no further forward in the UK- actual in a worse position than March 2020. Then you compare us to Dubai etc no masks no social distancing and things back to normal. Absolute joke

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Really makes you think doesn't it

      2. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        In Dubai they do as they are told

        1. Bolivian Seaman
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          I knew I should've stayed there, but came back on 20th dec. Everyone wore masks, and people were tested coming into the country. It was so easy and covid safe

      3. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What better way to showcase the benefit of sovereignty our British government will bring!

      4. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Because we have a culture full of selfish idiots believing conspiracies and not doing the simplest of things like wearing masks and distancing or obeying lockdowns

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Exactly. Our leaders are shite, but some of our citizens are far worse

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            True

      5. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Dubai's population density is a lot less than your average UK city though. That helps a bit I suppose

        1. jonnybhoy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Could name about 10 countries who have overcome it dubai was just an example of a country where life is normal again. Unlike the sham we have in this country

          1. Stormbringer22
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Not arguing with you btw, just thinking out loud. I do think that some of the decisions by our government have been terrible

        2. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Dubai's population density per square km = 118
          London's population density per square km = 5, 701
          Quick Google.

      6. BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        How can you compare the densely populated UK to the sparsely populated Dubai? Please make sense.

      7. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        they are back to normal because they had a harsh lockdown in the beginngin. western countries refused to do that and citizens broke rules to socialize. no sacrifice in the beginning means you suffer the consequences early on. Australia, NZ, China, Japan, Duabi all had harsh lockdowns now theyre fine.

    9. ivantys
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Salah touched the ball yet?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Amusing

        2. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          So many fear monger planks

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Take 20 mins or 40 mins then do something else

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Quite worried about just how happy I am that football is continuing

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        No shot on target for Liverpool.

        Southampton have come a long way since that drubbing against Leicester.

      • Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Where is that funny chap who called free hitters casuals because elite sport will be postponed?

        “Scotland in full lockdown, England to follow”

        What a numpty

        1. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          His crystal ball is rubbish!

      • LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Getting more and more tempted to go with Dias/Cancelo/Stones over Robbo for DGW19 and onwards

      • lordkippe
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        my strategy is atm no chips.

        If I decide to wc 18 and BB 19 I will probably lose some points to my original team in 18, but will probably gain points against my current team in 19. thoughts ?

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        What are you doing Mane, Robbo was on the overlap

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          His best Salah impression, without the right boot to match Mo's left.

      • Arctic monkeys
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Mané shot waaay off target

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          He's like Salah but without the talent