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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. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    No Bale or Son

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      No Son is annoying

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 15 hours ago

      Son is on the bench

      1. Bartowski
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        They're both on the bench, that's the point of my post.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Ah didn’t see Bale on it at first

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          I mean it’s a good thing like Jota yesterday right? 😉

          Surely we’ll get some of that jam too, it’s only fair lol

          1. Bartowski
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Not sure if that will be jam for me as like your username I have captained Kane and if they need to bring either of those two on its probably because its not going so well....

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Good point, I guess either way minutes will be good for Son.

              Or maybe they’re both brought on with Newcastle leading 4-3 with a Kane hat trick

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 15 hours ago

    Sold Pereira this week
    Lowton clean sheet gone twice
    Still have deadwood like Kilman and McCarthy

    Worst gameweek ever and season slipping away 🙁

    1. Joey Tribbiani
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        I remember you were inside top 5k or something earlier in the season, whats your rank now?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Before this week it was 900 and summat, my highest of the season but artificially inflated with use of FH and WC over doubles.
          Now I have deadwood to sort and no WC with my players randomly being dropped/rested

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              You'll be good, dont worry

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                Time will tell!

        2. bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          The Pereira transfer is about as unlucky as it gets, couldn't be envisioned that he's haul like that.

          You're just outside the top 1k and your captain hasn't yet played this week. You're being melodramatic

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            It will get worse, my team isn’t in a good state and I still have BB to play so I’m kinda stuck with moves to do, differentials to get etc.
            The Pereira situation set the tone for the week for me

      • Oggle22
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Spurs aren't good enough to bench players even if it is Newcastle

      • Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Got Salah and Jota on WC, no Chelsea.

        A) TAA
        B) Robbo

        1) Rüdiger
        2) Coady

        X) Leno
        Y) Mendy

        1. sunzip14
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          1,2, Y?

          1. Nedvěd11
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            So no Pool defender of the prem.?

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Son benched!

        WTF

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 15 hours ago

          Eased back from injury rather than dropped

        2. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Lol why so surprised?

        3. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Did he say he'll play or he'll start? Can't recall

          Very funny either way.

      • Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        WC team draft #2

        Leno - Forster
        Dias - Shaw - Coady - Rüdiger - Phillips
        Salah - Bruno - Son - Jota - Gundo
        Kane - DCL - Iheanacho

        what do you think?

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Too many City.

          1. Cruyff's Eleven
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            They're too risky, wrapped up the prem. I'm steering clear, plenty other good options.

      • Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Need Bale super sub haul otherwise only 10 players this week

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Minus an injury I can't see him getting longer than 10 mins

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          10 sounds like a dream compared to 8 that are featuring for me.

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS

        Team to play Newcastle: Lloris, Tanganga, Sanchez, Rodon, Reguilon, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Moura, Vinicius, Kane.

        Subs: Hart, Son, Winks, Bale, Lamela, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Scarlett.

        NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS

        Team to play Tottenham: Dubravka, Murphy, Krafth, Lascelles, Dummett, Shelvey, Ritchie, S Longstaff, Joelinton, Almiron, Gayle.

        Subs: Darlow, Clark, M Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Lewis, Hendrick, Manquillo, Willock, Anderson.

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Scarlett benched 😮

          1. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            He was my ‘captain’... 😉

          2. Galza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            It’s a Mysteron why he doesn’t play...

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Week form hell wtf

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          100%

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            🙁

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Son, Rudiger and Gundogan here with 2 non-playing subs on my bench

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Got this plus Cancelo and Kilman.
            Got to laugh lol

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Number of playing defenders in my team this GW - 0 out 4 till now. Can anyone beat that?

        1. TyroneGAA
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Oh god

        2. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Jeez

          You didn't even get Lewis. Who is number 5? Can he get a 30 point haul?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Konsa is the 5th! Has never happened to me before. Such a bad GW.

      • Holmes
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 15 hours ago

        Stay on bench Son...

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Not happening haha at least he could get points can see him getting half an hour

      • Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        Son and Bale against Geordie legs.

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        No Son . God dam it.

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        Everyone on here told me to get Son instead of Salah or Jota.

        Time to follow my own gut feeling.

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Until son comes on and scores a hattirck in half an hour

        2. Warblers Fear Satan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          I never understand why people complain when they take the advice of strangers rather than their own instincts.

        3. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Z z z z z z z waaa I can’t make my own decisions

        4. seanie3
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Nothing new there, time to follow your own gut..

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 14 hours ago

        I’m on 4 from 5 and 2 of my remaining players are son and bale lol

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Champion stuff really

          Captain played yes?

        2. Tango74
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Be cool if you get less than 10 points this Gw

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Son wtf

        4. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Newcastle's defence doesn't seems reliable

        5. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          I guess no Son is bad for my Kane captain right?

          1. Isca Extremadura
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Surely people know Hamstring is 3 weeks minimum..right ?
            Sons hardly trained. Not surprising at all he’s sub today

            1. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Bar that Mourinho said he plays of course

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                Yup he’s such a liar haha

            2. Isca Extremadura
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Some strange results at this stage of the season..
              Teams that have been consistently poor suddenly start winning games ! Newcastle, BHA & Fulham over to you..

          2. Warblers Fear Satan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Yes, it's terrible. Worst thing ever.

        6. Qaiss
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Son benched... Diagne’s 9 pointer yesterday staring at me from the bench..

        7. LewanGOALski
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 14 hours ago

          Bale ➡ Salah no brainer then...

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            1 return in last 6 weeks for over 12m, no thanks

          2. Tango74
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Yes I agree with Liverpool fixtures

              At least he play and Also on pens

          3. Oggle22
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Antonio first on my bench need Bale or son to get decent minutes or one of them to stay on the bench

          4. MIGHTY JOE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            No Son. Season over for sure now.

          5. The Red Devil
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            No point in keeping spurs assets, if jose keeps benching them, I'm selling both Bale & son FFS

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              A fist for Son eg and just back from injury

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              You tell em

              That will work out well when they get played in all non international break games

            3. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Yeah Son is going to be benched for all their remaining games when he’s their most important player along with Kane!!

            4. Atletico Junior
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Son back from injury, logical to expect him be benched... On the other hand, you are right... no point keeping Bale

            5. Warblers Fear Satan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Son may never play again!

          6. dshv
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Son cap
            Rapfinha vice

          7. GE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Gundo and Cancelo yesterday, now Bale and Son...
            Great 🙁

          8. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            I guess at least Ings finally got that goal for me

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              You have ings???

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                In my heart I still have him, physically in my team - no unfortunately

            2. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Which week did you get rid?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                The week he got injured I think

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                That was another awful start but was redeemed by Kane (C) against Palace

          9. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Time to sell Son. What a joke

            1. DycheDycheBaby
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Just returned from injury lol. And most likely he will come off the bench to score

              1. Kun Tozser
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                ... a point

          10. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Son is surely being eased in after his injury, stop being dramatic people.
            Give it a game or two and he'll be second name on the team sheet.

            1. Rassi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              This.

            2. Atletico Junior
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              Just the one game... Spurs have no margin to drop points

          11. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            I don't know what I was thinking of by playing my bench boost . Son not starting is a pain. Probably the same for grealish.

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              sh*t. You were having such a great season! Hang in there. top 1k still possible.

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 14 hours ago

                Yeah hopefully. Thanks Tina.

            2. Thomas Magnum
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 14 hours ago

              You and me both, friend. Double Chelsea defense and triple Leeds here, as well as Son C. Next season I’m going to pick the game week when my players have the worst fixtures to BB I think after this disaster

          12. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 14 hours ago

            Lucas Moura & Kane for DGW32