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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
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    No Bale or Son

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      No Son is annoying

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Son is on the bench

      1. Bartowski
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

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

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Ah didn’t see Bale on it at first

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 16 days 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
            • 11 Years
            6 months, 16 days 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
              6 months, 16 days 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
    6 months, 16 days 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
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days 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
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 16 days ago

          You'll be good, dont worry

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 16 days ago

            Time will tell!

    2. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 16 days 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
        6 months, 16 days 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

  3. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

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

  4. Nedvěd11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days ago

      1,2, Y?

      1. Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        So no Pool defender of the prem.?

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Son benched!

    WTF

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Eased back from injury rather than dropped

    2. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Lol why so surprised?

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

      Very funny either way.

  6. Stand By Mee
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Too many City.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

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

  7. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Need Bale super sub haul otherwise only 10 players this week

    1. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Scarlett benched 😮

      1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        He was my ‘captain’... 😉

      2. Galza-The Wanton Trader
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

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

  9. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Week form hell wtf

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      100%

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        🙁

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Got this plus Cancelo and Kilman.
        Got to laugh lol

  10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Oh god

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days 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
        6 months, 16 days ago

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

  11. Holmes
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Stay on bench Son...

    1. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

  12. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Son and Bale against Geordie legs.

  13. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    No Son . God dam it.

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. Warblers Fear Satan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

    4. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

  15. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Champion stuff really

      Captain played yes?

    2. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Be cool if you get less than 10 points this Gw

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Son wtf

  17. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Newcastle's defence doesn't seems reliable

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

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

    1. Isca Extremadura
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days 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
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Bar that Mourinho said he plays of course

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 16 days ago

          Yup he’s such a liar haha

      2. Isca Extremadura
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Yes, it's terrible. Worst thing ever.

  19. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

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

  20. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Bale ➡ Salah no brainer then...

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. Tango74
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Yes I agree with Liverpool fixtures

      At least he play and Also on pens

  21. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

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

  22. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    No Son. Season over for sure now.

  23. The Red Devil
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days ago

      A fist for Son eg and just back from injury

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      You tell em

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

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Son may never play again!

  24. dshv
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Son cap
    Rapfinha vice

  25. GE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

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

  26. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    I guess at least Ings finally got that goal for me

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      You have ings???

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

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

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      Which week did you get rid?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        The week he got injured I think

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

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

  27. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 16 days ago

    Time to sell Son. What a joke

    1. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        ... a point

  28. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 16 days 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
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

      This.

    2. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

  29. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 16 days 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
      6 months, 16 days ago

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

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah hopefully. Thanks Tina.

    2. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 16 days 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

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

    Lucas Moura & Kane for DGW32