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Ings, Walcott return from injury for Southampton

Danny Ings (£8.4m) is back from the treatment room for Southampton’s home clash against Burnley in Gameweek 30.

The striker was forced off the field back in Double Gameweek 27, after just 12 minutes of the Saints’ first fixture in that round of matches.

Ings is joined in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s starting XI by Theo Walcott (£5.8m), who had been sidelined since Gameweek 21.

James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m) has also been passed fit to start, having been a doubt due to a calf problem.

Budget goalkeeper Fraser Forster (£4.0m) – who could be a popular target for Gameweek 31 wildcarders – remains between the sticks for Southampton.

Ings is joined up front by Nathan Redmond (£6.4m), leaving new Scotland striker Che Adams (£5.8m) on the bench.

Ahead of kick off, Hasenhuttl said:

It was important to work through some issues during the break, we had enough players here to work on a few things. They had enough time off.

It’s important that Danny Ings and Theo Walcott have trained with us for the last few weeks, which has allowed me to rest a few guys who have travelled a lot.

You know you won’t get many chances against Burnley. Both teams need a win today, it gives them space to the relegation zone.

Burnley are unchanged from Gameweek 28, which is when both sides last played in the league.

Matej Vydra (£4.8m) makes a sixth consecutive start up front for the Clarets, partnering Chris Wood (£6.2m).

Jay Rodriguez (£5.8m) is on the Burnley bench, while Ashley Barnes (£6.0m) remains out with injury.

Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) and Jack Cork (£5.0m) are both fit enough to make the matchday squad.

“Some of the players got some sharpness back during the break, that rest was needed and hopefully we’ll see that in the performance.

“We have to work hard for everything we get, the minimum requirement is maximum effort. We have picked up results against big sides but now we have to deliver on a weekly basis. We are on a good run and we need consistency of performance.” – Sean Dyche

Southampton XI (4-2-2-2): Forster; Bertrand, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Ward-Prowse, Diallo; Walcott, Armstrong; Ings, Redmond.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson; Wood, Vydra.

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  1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Play up!

  2. Saosin
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    First WC draft. 0.0 ITB. Not keen on Holding/Konsa/Alonso. Suggestions?

    Mendy - Forster
    Alonso - Coady - Phillips - Konsa - Holding
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Jota - Raph
    DCL - Kane - Watkins

  3. jimmy.floyd
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Dallas Auba to Jota TAA (-4)?

    1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      100%

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

    Adams on the bench ?!??

    Whyyyyy, he’s finally in form. Urghh

  5. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    WC team. Just toying around to see what can I get. Have Salah and Salahless team. Which team do you like more?

    A) Team Salah

    MENDY 3.9
    Robbo Dias Coady Mitchell AYLING
    Bruno Jota Gundo SALAH SAKA
    Kane Vardy 4.2

    Or

    B) Team Salahless

    SCHMEICHEL 3.9
    Robbo Dias Coady Mitchell DALLAS
    Bruno Jota Gundo MADDISON NETO
    Kane Vardy LACCA

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      B is better imo, but I’d want a playing keeper and you’ll have a weekly bench nightmare

  6. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Salah, Jota & TAA too much Liverpool?

    1. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Considering this. Might get Salah when Son has a blank

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I'm currently trying to fit all 3 plus Son, Kane and Bruno!

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Wow let me know if you manage it!

        1. Lucky Z
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          I did on WC

  7. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Who wins:

    A. Bruno, Shaw & 9pts

    B. Kane, Bale, Cresswell & Digne

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Probably B

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Reckon Bale starts?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Yes

        2. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Nope. I expect Kane, Son and Moura as the front 3

  8. Abaddon
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    A) Jota and TAA, or
    B) Salah and Rudiger

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      A, can’t go wrong with either though

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      A is screaming higher ceiling to me

  9. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Best mid priced 6m or lower?
    Neto has the fixtures but no form, Raphinha has form but no good fixtures. Any idea who else is worth a shout or should it be one of those two?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      For sub 6.0 mid I think you have covered the two

    2. Abaddon
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Pereira? I have Raph, but worried about their fixtures

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Thought about Periera but worry im chasing last weeks points. Could be a shout though as they’re fighting for survival... food for thought

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Oh forgot him

        Could be a reasonable call if it's an 8th attacker.

    3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      ESR and use the 1.8m elsewhere?

      1. Thomas Magnum
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Probably won’t work as I’m most likely going with a bench fodder 3rd forward so want a decent 5th mid to have the option to play 3-5-2 as well as 4-4-2

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Leeds scored in all the reverse fixtures against City Liverpool and United. Think he's a way better choice than Neto personally unless you want to make a transfer in that spot.

      Not seeing anyone else much. If Bowen was nailed he might be an interesting punt if you didn't have Lingard. But that's a counterfactual 🙂

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Gah forgot Saka

        Clear risks for rotation but apparently he either starts or doesn't. Still need cover of course.

    5. Amey
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Gundogan

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        This

  10. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Thoughts on the WC team below?
    0itb
    Martinez Forster
    Coady Rudiger TAA Shaw Cresswell
    Salah Jota Bruno Son Raphinha
    Kane Nacho Brewster

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Seems like incredible team value.

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        106.2

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          I see I am almost 1.0 from there, 105.4.

  11. nicoTours
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    While queuing at the bakery (it’s a long process here in France) I put this WC team together. It’s a first draft overlooking the fixtures.0.3 ITB if you wonder.

    Martinez-Forster
    TAA-Dias-Cresswell-Dallas-Andersen
    KdB-Fernandes-Maddison-Jota-Raphinha
    Kane-Lacazette-Brewster

    It’s missing Chelsea defense, Brewster is bench fodder.But is it going the right way?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Yup right direction. Shaw and CHE def in for Dias and Dallas. Arsenal team as a while is not really appealing even though they have the fixtures. Similar thinking with wolves but I've put in Coady for now

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        As a whole*

      2. nicoTours
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Thank you.Indeed Shaw and Mendy are on one of my other draft.

  12. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    WC Team....plan is to BB in GW32 and save a transfer then for GW33

    Lloris Patricio
    Dawson TAA Dias Coady Rudiger
    Bruno Lingard Jota Son Gundogan
    DCL Kane Iheanacho

  13. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    A) Gundogan+Vardy
    B) Salah+Brewster

    Gundogan will be 8th attacker besides Raphina anyway and I'll have 5 decent defenders so thinking B

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    YES COME ON LOWTON!

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Did he score again?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 26 days ago

        No, I sold him last week

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      ?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Penalty to Southampton not Burnley - cleanie still intact 🙂

  15. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Perhaps best to go back to basics instead of shoehorning TAA

    Mendy (Forster)
    Tierney - Rudiger - Coufal (Coady, Phillips)
    Salah (C) - Bruno - Son - Jota - Gundo
    Kane - Antonio (Iheanacho)

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Sticking with Gundogan?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah, still think he's decent for the price and we know what he can do - easy swap to Raph in 33 anyways

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      That's also what I am thinking about, start with Phillips, and then switch to TAA when I release some money from 35. or 36. and Liverpool have even better fixtures during that stretch. Tierney could be injured though.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Yeah TAA in from 33/35 is great too. Will probably shoehorn him in though if Liverpool do well against Madrid.

    3. fr3d
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Dias?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Not sure I can stretch to him - maybe Coady -> Holding and Tierney -> Dias. Doesn't have much ceiling and think his cleans can be replicated by lower priced assets.

  16. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    This WC Draft is growing on me, thoughts?

    Leno Forster
    TAA Shaw Coady Rudiger Mitchell
    Salah Bruno Jota Lingard Gundogan
    Kane Lacazette Iheanacho

    0.5m to do Gundogan to Moura for DGW32

  17. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Chris Wood. The answer to the question nobody asked.

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

      Who will score more this GW, Wood or Bamford?

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Difficult tbh.
        I'd say Wood. Bamford never scores at home & Burnley have been decent recently. He's on pens too which Southampton gives away regularly

  18. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Southampton CS wiped

  19. the vanisher
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    WC BB FH still intact
    Not sure if I should WC or not.

    Is this template on the right track?

    Lloris Areola
    Coady Rudiger Holding Shaw Kabak
    Salah Jota Neto Mount Bruno
    Kane DCL Iheanacho

    Thanks!

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I think you want Son for the double

      Bit too much money in defence. Why do you have Holding he's awful

      Possible benching headache. Which one of the 8 is the fodder?

      1. the vanisher
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        I have still got BB- thats why I have strong bench, and FH for spurs double.

        1. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          ah ok

          man you got more chips than Ceasars palace

  20. FootballDog
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Any reason people are buying Coady?
    Surly Saiss are better option? Unless I missed some stats...

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

      Some people BBed this GW.

      Anything goes now.

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Coady more nailed and has been more present in the box recently

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Boly back likely to put paid to that imo

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      He scored a goal a few weeks back when Boly was out and he had more offensive duties.

    4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Has looked a real threat from set pieces of late & nailed

  21. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Nice to see people planning ahead for the DGW

    301 people have had the foresight to bring in Benteke so far this week. Getting in ahead of the crowds 🙂

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

      Watch out has a blank coming up.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        I imagine he has a few blanks coming up

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

          THAT'S THE JOKE1111

  22. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Bam and Dallas to Laca and Phillips?

  23. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    On WC, going with Salah or without?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 26 days ago

      With, nailed on to my WC.

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      With Salah. As long as he is not scoring double digit score, he will firmly be in my team.

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Without, eye on Son > Salah for GW33 though.

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        I tried that, but it's difficult without two transfers.

    4. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      It either him or Vardy, and both kind of have alternative in Jota and Ihenacho, so it's not an easy one. I'll probably chop and change between Vardy, Salah and KDB considering the fixture in the specific gameweek. Rest of team should be settled, so I see room for using transfers that way.

    5. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      That seems to be main point of difference on WC - I imagine the trend will be to include him now. Most find him extremely hard to pass by if there is a semblance of form.

      Personally think there's an argument for holding back to 33 and make the move from Son if it allows you more power in defence.

  24. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    There’s no point us getting the occasional var favourable decision in games we’re losing v city.

    When yet again a stinker of a decision scuppers us in close key games. Never a penalty as he was fouled first.

    The exact point of VAR is to replay the sequence, see the first foul as causing the second and come to the right decision!

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      You're biased.
      It was a foul. Inside the box.
      So a pen.

  25. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Making a WC draft is easy, deciding to play WC or not is tough! 😆

    Would you WC?

    Martinez
    Dias, Azpi, Cresswell, Rudiger
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Soucek
    Kane, Antonio/Wood

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Is that your team now or your WC team?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Current team

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          How many players would you change?

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Overall 9 players.

            From starting XI, 6 players

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Not 100% sure I would tbh

      Decently set up for 31 and 32 looks decent too. Who's the fifth defender?

      1. Holmes
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Dallas

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 26 days ago

          Hmmmmm

          WC would really be a reshuffle of defence wouldn't it and a budget mid? I'd be quite tempted to hold off - you have FH for 33 no? Go now and you're saving yourself a minus 4 almost unless you have big plans.

          1. Holmes
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 26 days ago

            Yeah, no major changes on WC feels awkward. Only exciting thing about WC would be addition of Jota and Trent 😀

            Will keep FH for GW35 (if incase its a big double). No Man City players will help to navigate GW33 I guess.

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 26 days ago

              That said just tweaking on WC could be smart

              My last 3 WCs have been disastrous reshapings of perfectly good teams to hit fixture runs. Cost me dearly all of them. The power chip works both ways 🙂

              Planning - won't happen fo course - to be much more conservative on WC next time around.

  26. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Remember when Southampton defence was essential?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 26 days ago

      No.

    2. Amey
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Never 😉

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Yep

      It was just after I lost them on WC about 27 weeks ago.

      Amazing drop off in new year. Their XGC isn't so very terrible - it's all the goals they let in that they shouldn't.

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 26 days ago

        Same and yes agree!

  27. dshv
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    Why you guys removing city players on WC ?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      I’m not

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Alternatives available. Dont like the rotation risk with their attacking players.

      Have to navigate without them just for 6GWs only.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Fixture congestion is huge issue for City, expect Pep to make 6 changes every gameweek, no single player bar Ederson will start all the remaining games

      1. Finding Timo
        6 months, 26 days ago

        That’s why I reconsidering getting Dias on WC

    4. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      League wrapped up, no meaningful league record to chase, no need to play any of first 11 in league anymore

  28. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    I really hate Burnley.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 26 days ago

      Why?

      They are predictable

  29. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    2-0

  30. JJO
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 26 days ago

    And i thought about playing both Forster and Vestergaard next gw