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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. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Would you WC this lot?

    Forster
    Taa Azpi stones
    Bruno son gundo jota lingard
    Kane Antonio

    Martinez digne bamford Dallas

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      It looks like a WC team so no

    2. SharkyT
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No it’s GTG

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Southampton look awful atm.

    1. Studs Up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      For some time tbf

    2. Horace Pike
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      They're great, it's all down to the refs

    3. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      As I have said before, switch around Hasenhuttl and Rodgers and Rodgers would be getting absolutely destroyed by football fans and the media and Hasenhuttl would be getting praised to high heaven.

      It is an unpopular opinion, but Rodgers is a better football manager than Hasenhuttl.

  3. Fred54
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Burnleylona at it again.

    1. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Yeah, but Popeinho needs to get in on the action

  4. SharkyT
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    WC Activated;

    Martinez Forster
    TAA Diaz Azpi Coady Dawson
    Lingz Bruno Jota Salah Gundo
    Nacho Kane Antonio

    Any obvious changes?

    Plan is Diaz to Spurs def GW32. Can’t find a way into Son or KdB.

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Would rather keep Dias and have Lloris for the double. Which Spurs defender will play both games?

      1. SharkyT
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Not sure. May not try to force too many Spurs with the blank the following GW.

  5. Flair
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    20+ pointer from Kane TC loading

    Or could be Son for the differential

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Son differential for me most likely

    2. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Saving mine for 35 🙂

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        What’s the double in 35?

        1. pingissimus
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Zaha against Southampton and SHU looks very likely

          1. Champions League Varane
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Wow

      2. Flair
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Would rather play it in 32

  6. jia you
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Sean Dyche should be knighted!

    1. Fred54
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      He's already King of the North.

      Haha references.

  7. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    lovely ... cleanies gone

  8. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Ding Ding

  9. pingissimus
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    I've seen Vydra in a few WC squads. Not a bad call I guess.

    Is Barnes anywhere near back?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Just read the team news page and Dyche said in his presser he’s ‘weeks away’ I believe. Also premier injuries just states him being ‘ruled out’ so without a return date it seems he should keep a spot for a while. Considering him myself now instead of the 4.2 forward but means I’ll need to bring in a cheaper 5th mid, but gives me the option to play 3 up front

  10. The Sociologist
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Anyone considering Leicester defence for a WC?

    I’d fancy Fofana over Coady I think. Or Schmeichel over Leno.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Going with Leno, Fofana, Coady. Psst!!!

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Main main concern with Fofana is, will Leicester revert to back four, and will he keep his place in that case. If he's nailed, I consider him. Coady and Leno too. I am simple, I see fixtures, and go from there.

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Is Amartey threat to him? Or someone else?

          1. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 4 months ago

            Evans and Soyuncu first two names?

        2. The Sociologist
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          He’s their best central defender right?

      2. The Sociologist
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Leno? A glutton for punishment I see!

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          Playing all bottom 5 till season end, I'll take that instead of tough fixtures and counting save points.

      3. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Me too.

  11. Stranger Mings
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Chaps 2 quickies.. 1, is lowton best defender below 4.4? 2, Mitchell no brainer at 3.8 bench fodder?

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Lowton or Cooper I think, if not Lascelles and hope for set piece goals or to leave on bench cause he’ll be a source for 2 points every week. He’s a good option but would probably rather Phillips for .2 more if you can afford

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Cheers mate As alternative to lowton & Mitchell - lasc & Amartey?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 4 months ago

          I’m just worried about Mitchell and Amarteys game time so would much prefer Phillips if possible. Lascelles I like as he’s a shout for set pieces and on a side with everything still to play for whilst Lowton is on a better defensive side but little left to play for. Not 100% sure myself but might come down to who has the better fixtures

          1. Stranger Mings
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 4 months ago

            I have Phillips and would just use Mitchell as bench fodder. Tricky isn’t it

    2. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      1. Yes or Phillips if you aren't going with Trent.

      2. Not much in it.

      Thanks for Lowton shout, covers Coady very well and cheap enough.

      1. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Thanks I am all for us WCarders helping each other out!

      2. Stranger Mings
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Actually Holmes is lowton still a good shout given just conceded 2?

  12. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    So do we still think Mendy is the go to WC keeper or are we looking at other options? Chances are will have Rudiger at least for coverage regardless

    1. The Sociologist
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Schmeichel

  13. DA Minnion (Former great)
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Brilliant from ings.

  14. Babit1967
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    This game week has certainly confirmed the need for a strong bench for me anyway with Saka Gundo and Cancelo all not playing

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Azpil, Struijk, Gundo, Smith-Rowe ... all given me 0 points each ... 3 of them are on my bench already though 🙂

      1. Babit1967
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        Tough luck, I had Tierney as well 🙁 and Alonso as captain tho - beat that

  15. sunzip14
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Lol my BB defense:

    Struijk- benched
    Lowton, Forster- CS gone
    Martinez, Konsa, Targett- Fail loading

    1. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      At least you didn't pay for any of it.

      More painful with City no shows and Chelsea? Always a silver lining somewhere 🙂

      1. sunzip14
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 4 months ago

        No more no shows. Sold Stones and Gundo for Lingard and Coufal

    2. DA Minnion (Former great)
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Me too. Forster and Azpi really killing it.

  16. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    PL is back, clean sheets are gone!!!!

  17. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    "4 at the back is the way to go"
    "might consider 5 at the back soon"
    "goals are drying up, players are tired"

    Lets be honest, we don't know jack S***

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      😀

    2. No Need
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      All FPL is is educated guesses and trying to be on the right side of 60 40 calls. Deluded to think otherwise

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    good to see teams actually attacking again.

  19. DycheDycheBaby
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    What a cool finish from Ings.

  20. JJO
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Assist for Ings?

    1. bobbyg
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Redmond?

  21. pingissimus
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    It's that Chris Wood time of year.

    Just need Greenwood to show some form and it'll be 2020 redux.

  22. hueycho
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Monkey boy better start later for Spurs!!!

    1. The Polymath
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Monkey boy?

    2. TyroneGAA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Who?

    3. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Bale

  23. Tosa86
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    My actual team:

    Martinez - Forster
    dallas - struijk - cresswell - cancelo - shaw
    kdb - son - bruno - soucek - smith rowe
    vardy - kane - bamford

    FT: 2
    ItB:0

    how i can improve my team?
    replace kdb and cancelo?
    replance only cancelo?

  24. Flynny
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    At rank 300k, who is the better to have on wildcard?

    A...bruno
    B....vardy (also got iheanacho)

    At 50 per cent owned, I may as well stick away from bruno right? ThanKs

  25. Bartowski
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Everyone seems to be getting in Iheanacho, especially wildcarders. Are people not concerned that Maddison coming back from injury and subbing on for him yesterday might be indicative of how they set up from now on?

  26. SharkyT
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    WC Activated;

    A). Martinez Forster
    TAA Diaz Azpi Coady Dawson
    Lingz Bruno Jota Salah Gundo
    Nacho Kane Antonio

    B) Mendy Forster
    Phillips Azpi Saiss Dawson Diaz
    Gundo Salah Bruno Son Jota
    Nacho Kane Antonio

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      A but I'd downgrade Gundo to a cheap 5th mid for your bench and upgrade elsewhere.

  27. Egg noodle
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    NOW he scores. F YOU INGS

  28. Jafooli
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bale starting?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Probably after I sold for a hit

    2. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      No and does it come as a shock?

  29. Quan MisTaka
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    How much have you spent on your defence and as a % of total team value.

    27.1m
    25.1%

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      25.7

      24.42%

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      23.4
      22.1%

  30. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Bale SON BENCHED

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Ouch

      Did Auba to Son instead of Salah or Jota.

    2. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Hilarious

    3. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 4 months ago

      Can't believe people are surprised