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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. the vanisher
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    What do you think of my plan for rest of season?
    WC - 31
    BB - 34
    FH - 35 if double

    Thinking of going City-less as well.

    Thanks

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Amazing

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      What exactly are we meant to deduce from this?

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Yup that's currently my plan with WC and FH left

    4. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Wouldn't have left bench boost so late, inevitably rotation nearer the end of the season. The options look ok as is, albeit Dias seems sensible as man city cover

  2. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    I thought Mourinho had said Son would be selected- suspect he will come on but not so sure about Bale who I also have- at least Lingard off bench gives another chance if so

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      He is selected, in the squad

  3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Rudiger or Christensen on WC?

    1. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Rudiger

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Rudi

  4. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 25 days ago

    Think so. So much effort on which Chelsea defender to get,
    Forgot that Son was only 50/50 to start the game..!

  5. Milkman Bruno
      3 months, 25 days ago

      Would gladly have Ings at United.

      1. tbos83
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Always surprises me that top clubs rarely buy proven prem league strikers - eg imagine how many goals Callum Wilson would get at Man U/Chelsea

      2. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        No Son, no Bale, down to 8 players even with a playing bench 🙁

        Carnage

        Carnage

        What to do with Bale? Keep for the double or sell for a hit for Jota?

        1. seanie3
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Tough one, is Jota now nailed or does he go back to impact sub. Who makes way for him as klopp won’t drop Firmino for him

      3. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 25 days ago

        Chances of Fulham giving Villa a pasting?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Does a 1-0 count

          Slightly torn now as Konsa is ahead of Watkins on my bench. But suspect I gain more from Martinez blanks.

        2. Kane and Ablett
            3 months, 25 days ago

            That’s going to be a dull game with very few chances

        3. hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Hoping Bale and Son stay on the bench.

          Soucek and Dias(6) to sub in

        4. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Come oooon Bale and Son do a Jota and Mount respectively!!!

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Need this so badly but let’s be honest it’s wishful thinking

          2. seanie3
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Let’s go Son, bale can stay on the bench

          3. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Best thing that can happen is that Newcastle take an early lead and José brings on his attacking players in Son and Bale!

        5. bigdip
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Anything you'd change on this WC? (Got 10 players for GW 33 and use FT to make 11).

          Mendy
          TAA (c) Rudiger, Saiss, Stones,
          Fernandes, Gundo, Son, Jota,
          Kane, Ihenacho, DCL
          (Subs: Forster, Son, Neto, Shaw)

          1. Revival
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            2 Son's is a bit much 🙂

        6. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Just checked. No lies from Jose

          He simply said he would be selected. Follow up question fail. No one asked if his position was on the bench.

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            My C this week 🙁

            1. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              It was great option, unlucky.

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            I get that, but with a player of Son’s ability and importance, if he’s fit to be on the bench why wouldn’t he start?

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Insurance policy. Dangerous game though ask Chelsea

            2. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              I get he’s just back from injury and minutes should be managed, but wouldn’t it make more sense to start him in the hope of getting the game done and dusted early on and then take him off early?

              A lot of managers do it this way round and I’ve never understood it. Then again I’m not a football manager, just trying to apply logic to the situation.

              1. seanie3
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                You said it, they know more than we do

              2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                May have been told by medical staff he is only advised for 30 mins or less

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  I guess that makes sense, would be strange to start him then hook him after half an hour, but then again if he braces in that time and they’re 2 up it’s worth it I guess

            3. Nanoelektronicar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Mourinho's man management, the team won last week, so he wants to reward them for the performance (read loyalty).

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Could be the case

            4. pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Can't be 100%

              It wasn't all smoke and mirrors to avoid Korea matches I suppose. Sort of expecting a run on second half but if Vinicius looks good maybe not that

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Yeah I expect him to come on

        7. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Brought in Moura over Son. Got a good feeling about this 🙂

          1. seanie3
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Hopefully he makes way for son second half

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              think you're confusing "hopefully" with "stuff of nightmares".

          2. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Nice punt.

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              hope it's not too short termist. He's looking great of late, tbf.

        8. seanie3
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Burnley were 2 up and now losing, how times have changed for Burnley defence, dyche will be livid

          1. Thomas Magnum
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            No Taylor changes things

            1. seanie3
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Surely not, can’t just be due to Charlie Taylor not playing?

              1. seanie3
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Taylor came on when they were 2-1 up so not that

        9. Isca Extremadura
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          It sounded like Son was starting from his quote and it’s still a surprise
          I think it’s simply being cautious regarding the hammy

        10. Isca Extremadura
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          All good analysis, but annoying if you own..

        11. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Not a single minute from my out field bench of Struijk, Gundo, S-R ... zilch from Azpil and now Son benched ...

          The one week I may need a bit of bench jam too 🙂

          Son brace off the bench ?

        12. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          I'll take that save point from Forster. Any port in a storm on bench boost.

          1. sunzip14
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Same

          2. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            it looked such a great week to BB too. Just the international break roulette to cope with though.

            1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Yeah just in Azpi for the occasion. That went well.

        13. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 25 days ago

          Jose is just continuing the ruse for the benefit of South Korea. Was never injured but didn't want him going on international duty.

          1. tbos83
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Yup, definitely a cover

            • Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 25 days ago

              So why was he benched today?

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                To finish off the cover up. Injured, miss game , rehab ,back slowly ,
                He doesn't want to be seen as a conman.

            • bigwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              So when Son pulled up clutching his hammy, was that also a ruse?

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Lmao, thank you! The only person I've seen comment this

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Start the ruse at 0-0 19 mins into the nld

              2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Yeah all organised at half time. Son didn't want to go on international duty either.

              3. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Its not over yet Vinicius has been told to take a dive on 29 mins and on comes Sonny

          2. Isca Extremadura
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            D Ings hobbling off, just to worry owners..

          3. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Surprised a big club never came in for Ings - just been knocking around with Burnley, Pool & Soton 🙂

          4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 25 days ago

            Some word on Twitter that grealish is injured again. Hope it's not true but would fit into the narrative around my bench boost this week.

            1. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 25 days ago

              Always thought that his injury was much worse than what the club was saying, guess we will find out later on.

          5. tbos83
              3 months, 25 days ago

              As a Newc fan without Kane, it's nice to have my club and fantasy loyalties aligned today

              1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 25 days ago

                Double the pain when he scores a hat trick.

                1. tbos83
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Yup

                2. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Think you would have done better to bring Kane in as captain 🙂

                  That's how I generally deal with Palace fixtures - irritatingly I forgot to captain him.

                  1. tbos83
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      I couldn't afford him and didn't want to take a hit - I will need a big sofa

                3. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Bale ➡️ Son for free b4 deadline is either here nor there

                4. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 25 days ago

                  Chances that Vinicius steals all of Kane’s points today?

                  1. Nanoelektronicar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    It is some kind of consolation that if I knew that Spurs line up would look like this, I would've been even more certain on Raphinha for the captaincy.

                    (Kane penalty, assist and open play goal incoming now.)

                  2. mynameisq
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Well he's the striker and Kane is the mid like last time

                  3. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    Both of them - that would just be mean

                5. KirkhamWesham
                    3 months, 25 days ago

                    How does this WC look?
                    Anything that you don't agree with?

                    Martinez
                    Cresswell Alonso Dias
                    Bruno Jota Son KDB Lingard
                    Iheanacho Kane

                    Meslier Lascelles Dunk Brewster

                    0.4m itb

                    1. sunzip14
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Is this post-WC or pre-WC?

                      1. KirkhamWesham
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Wc is activated for next week

                      2. Herman Toothrot
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Brewster to Fabio Silva

                        1. Herman Toothrot
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          Cancel that, not enough

                    2. Tonyawesome69
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Started Son and have Gundo, Cancelo and Bale on the bench haha at least I got the bench right in terms of no one starting!

                      1. Nanoelektronicar
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        If Son doesn't come in, I have ten this week. Veltman coming from the bench.

                        1. Tonyawesome69
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          I expect Son to come on. Get some mins under his belt

                    3. HD7
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Son to Bale for a hit last GW and then getting Son back this GW... the most stupid limbo this season

                    4. Isca Extremadura
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      Anything’s possible..
                      This man once hid in the laundry basket..

                      1. Isca Extremadura
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        Over to you Harry C

                    5. sunzip14
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 25 days ago

                      What minute will my Villa triple defense concede against Fulham?

                      1. Traction Engine Foot
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        90+5

                      2. LSK
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 25 days ago

                        64. You’ll just have to time to see the cleansheet points come in before they’re wiped.

                        1. sunzip14
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 25 days ago

                          You nearly got it right with the minute but spot on about just being able to see the CS points. Into top 10K and back to 17K within seconds 🙁