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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. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Dodging zero's and benchings left right and center. Now for a Kane blank! Go newcassle!

  2. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    I sold Bale for Son this GW

    It’s like dumb and dumber

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Me too mate!!! Annoying!!!

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Salah > Bale > Son going better and better, including one hit in that process

  3. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Did he actually say that, thought he said he was available..
    Either way, you can’t trust Mou’and most Hamstring injuries
    are subs after 3/4 week to be safe.

  4. Jerse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 15 days ago

    Half expected Son benching, but with no Son, negative bus boy Borinio still refuses to start Bale. Presumably he needs someone tracking back against that amazing free scoring Newcastle !

    1. Kane and Ablett
        2 months, 15 days ago

        This, such a waste of attacking talents

      • El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 15 days ago

        He's playing 2 strikers + Moura and Lo Celso. And Ndombele. A bit silly your remark.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 15 days ago

      Had to look it up

      Bonkers that Vinicius is more expensive than Moura. Had been hoping he was in Iheanacho territory for price.

    3. fn.jota
        2 months, 15 days ago

        Pick one defender to kick out of team to upgrade 5th mid to jota:

        A - Cancelo
        B - Ricardo Pereira
        C - Shaw

        1. Tired and weary
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          One thousand times B

          1. fn.jota
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Thanks mate

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 15 days ago

          I'm on 18 points lol. Easily my worst week in my history of this game. If I don't make 20 I'll pack it in.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I’m on 13

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 15 days ago

              Brutal

            2. Atletico Junior
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 15 days ago

              10 here...

              1. M00N
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                4 here

          2. Kun Tozser
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            More than top 10k average

            It’s not how many points total, relative total

          3. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Looking at your team you got plenty of players left to play.

          4. bigwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            You have half your team still to play..

          5. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            He reels you all in.

          6. Alex_thekid
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            9 points for me and Son(c) lolz @Me

        3. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 15 days ago

          Salah scored twice off bench v Palace and Mount yesterday. Dont write Son off

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            I’d rather he didn’t and just get Diagne’s dirty 9 points off the bench

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 15 days ago

            Jota with a brace yesterday

        4. son of city
            2 months, 15 days ago

            have son cap. but still feel happy because SON OF MAN has risen.

          • Bounce
              2 months, 15 days ago

              I've actually got the worst Bench Boost in history lmao.

              0 - Mendy
              0 - Rüdiger
              0 - Gündogan
              0 - Bale
              0 - Son

              1. dshv
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                Same

              2. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 15 days ago

                That’s unlucky

              3. Bounce
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  I forgot another one...

                  0 - Cancelo

                • Jon Walter's Hatty
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 15 days ago

                  Not the final total yet

                • Kane and Ablett
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    That is magnificent, you won’t forget this game week

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Wow, got to laugh when it goes that badly.
                    Still have mine and dreading when to play it

                  • Tango74
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      2nd Rule of FPL, never BB after International Break

                    • Kun Tozser
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 15 days ago

                      You’ll bounce back

                  • dshv
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    WC.. no any other chips left.
                    Opinions ,

                    Mendy (button)
                    taa dallas rudiger coady mitchell
                    Salah jota son bruno lingard
                    Kane iheanacho brewster..

                    0.7 itb where to spend ?

                  • Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 15 days ago

                    Why did people even consider BB this week? I dont get it.

                    1. Bounce
                        2 months, 15 days ago

                        Because my bench was Martínez (FUL), Raphinha (SHU), Dallas (SHU), Coufal (wol)

                        1. Christina.
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          that does not count. you had lots of doubts.

                      • son of city
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          at this point even the most tactical decision you make it would still be a no sense decision.

                        • THFC4LIFE
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 15 days ago

                          Hindsight is a wonderful thing

                          1. Christina.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            People had Bale/Son/Stones/Gundog etc. Half of them were either injured or out of favor. Not to mention the internationals some had to play. Made no sense tbh.

                          2. Tango74
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              Not hindsight , you have players coming back from internationals and also champ league games

                          3. Tango74
                              2 months, 15 days ago

                              I agree , after IB and champions league games. Then they blame Pep etc

                              1. Christina.
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 11 Years
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                exactly. important CL games coming up as well.

                          4. AC/DC AFC
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 15 days ago

                            Spurs should be strong enough to manage Son from the bench.

                            But this game has a history of 1.1 results.

                            1. Kane and Ablett
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                This will be tighter than most people think

                            2. Bounce
                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                I'm actually on a Bench Boost with these players lmao.

                                0 - Mendy
                                0 - Rüdiger
                                0 - Cancelo
                                0 - Gündogan
                                0 - Bale
                                0 - Son

                                1. g40steve
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Thought I was having a bad week, you need another avatar less happy 🙂

                                2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                  • 7 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  Bar Mendy there were probably question marks over all thr others starting which to me is paramount on BB

                                3. Kane and Ablett
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Impressive ....and people say this each gameweek is 50% luck

                                4. g40steve
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  GW gets better Bale benched, Son C benched & Chelsea derailment 🙁

                                5. AC/DC AFC
                                  • 5 Years
                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                  3 2 Southampton

                                  1. Revival
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Feel for Pope. Had pulled off some wonderful saves in the last few minutes

                                    1. AC/DC AFC
                                      • 5 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      Playing for position.

                                      3-3?

                                  2. Nikolai Volkoff
                                    • 5 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Why have Pope?

                                6. Kane and Ablett
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    I’d be happy for Spurs to lose today and every match for the rest of the season if it meant the end of Mourinho.... and it’s not just because I didn’t Captain Kane and have Bale and Son honest

                                  • Bobby Digital
                                    • 3 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Will barely break 20pts this week 🙄

                                  • Bartowski
                                    • 10 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Is Amartey likely to keep his place for Leicester?

                                    1. hullcityfan
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      No but might get one more week

                                  • Del Griffith
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    Redmond goal, rare as hens teeth them

                                  • Rotation's Alter Ego
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 9 Years
                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                    How do I still own a Burnley defender

                                    1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                      • 9 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      Forget that, why did I ever buy a Burnley defender. 23 shots conceded today already

                                      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 15 days ago

                                        For me Lowton did a job when required. Pure 3rd spot fodder now

                                        1. Rotation's Alter Ego
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • Has Moderation Rights
                                          • 9 Years
                                          2 months, 15 days ago

                                          Was planning on rotating him, Lascelles, Dunk and Coufal for 2 spots alongside Dias. Might try to upgrade him to Rudi soon, not even sure I want to play him vs Newcastle now

                                    2. Nanoelektronicar
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 6 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      I was planning on getting Lowton on my wildcard as 31 and 33 cover... Guess I need to find that 0.3 more for Rudiger. 🙂

                                      1. Finding Timo
                                          2 months, 15 days ago

                                          I was also looking at lowton! Not sure who to turn to now! Already have Rüdiger & Philips

                                    3. PP6
                                      • 2 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      Wow!

                                      -8 for Son, Rudiger,and Azpi

                                      You’ve simply just got to laugh. 0 points lmao and no autosub

                                    4. AzzaroMax99
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      Chances that Son stays on the bench?
                                      Mount 1st sub :/

                                      1. Hy liverpool
                                        • 7 Years
                                        2 months, 15 days ago

                                        6 points aren't that good.. I hope he stays too i have mount too.

                                    5. KAPTAIN KANE
                                      • 4 Years
                                      2 months, 15 days ago

                                      It’s not worth selling any of Cancelo, KdB or Gundogan before Leeds at home right?

                                      Could be a real demolition job

                                      1. Nanoelektronicar
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        2 months, 15 days ago

                                        Will they play?

                                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                          • 4 Years
                                          2 months, 15 days ago

                                          I guess Cancelo and Gundo have a good chance seeing as they were rested this week plus KdB usually plays anyway.

                                          Just weighing up with any of them are worth taking out this week for Pool players

                                      2. Kane and Ablett
                                          2 months, 15 days ago

                                          One of them will get double digits, no idea who tho

                                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                            • 4 Years
                                            2 months, 15 days ago

                                            All 3 hopefully 🙂

                                            Sounds like many are selling City players so might try to be clever and keep them as differentials

                                        • Tango74
                                            2 months, 15 days ago

                                            I’m selling cancelo for spurs def or Gundogan to jota this week

                                            Not playing WC yet due to Chelsea defenders and pep team v Leeds

                                            1. KAPTAIN KANE
                                              • 4 Years
                                              2 months, 15 days ago

                                              Ok, wish I had my WC!

                                          • seanie3
                                            • 10 Years
                                            2 months, 15 days ago

                                            I have same 3 players and was going to WC yesterday for this week, but now not so sure.. those 3 should start and do some damage, only problem is the leeds game is sandwiched in between their 2 legs in CL

                                        • Finding Timo
                                            2 months, 15 days ago

                                            Any of the spurs defenders playing today have a chance of playing both DGW32?

                                            1. Tango74
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Lloris

                                                1. Finding Timo
                                                    2 months, 15 days ago

                                                    Ok cheers Sounds like will Keep Lloris in my WC team then

                                              • SHOOTER MCGINN
                                                • 5 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Spurs B team gonna get smashed

                                              • mynameisq
                                                • 7 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Mourinho never said Son would start, he said he'd be selected. It did sound like that meant in the squad rather than starting. Community ran away with the hype without pausing

                                                1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                                                  • 7 Years
                                                  2 months, 15 days ago

                                                  Even believing a word from Jose is an error whatever he spouts

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

                                                  He’ll come on and do a Jota anyway, it’s only fair.
                                                  And if he doesn’t I want a full refund

                                              • Nikolai Volkoff
                                                • 5 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Which transfer for -4:
                                                A - Dallas (mci) > TAA (AVL)
                                                B - Soucek (LEI) > Jota (AVL)

                                              • The Mighty Hippo
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                • 4 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                I need to downgrade a defender to enable a Gundogan to Jota transfer, so who's for the chop? I guess Dias is the most sensible option given his upcoming blank?

                                                A). Dias
                                                B) Azpilicueta
                                                C) Digne

                                              • Gudjohnsen
                                                • 4 Years
                                                2 months, 15 days ago

                                                Did Auba to Son

                                                But at least I benched Pope