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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.

477 Comments Post a Comment
  1. the vanisher
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 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
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Amazing

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      What exactly are we meant to deduce from this?

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

    4. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 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
    5 months, 27 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
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      He is selected, in the squad

  3. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Rudiger or Christensen on WC?

    1. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Rudiger

    2. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Rudi

  4. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 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
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Would gladly have Ings at United.

    1. tbos83
      5 months, 27 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

  6. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 27 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
      5 months, 27 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

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Chances of Fulham giving Villa a pasting?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 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
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

  8. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Hoping Bale and Son stay on the bench.

    Soucek and Dias(6) to sub in

  9. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

    2. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

    3. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 27 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!

  10. bigdip
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 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
      5 months, 27 days ago

      2 Son's is a bit much 🙂

  11. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 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
      5 months, 27 days ago

      My C this week 🙁

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        It was great option, unlucky.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 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
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Insurance policy. Dangerous game though ask Chelsea

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 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
          5 months, 27 days ago

          You said it, they know more than we do

        2. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

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

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 27 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
        5 months, 27 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
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Could be the case

      4. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 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
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Yeah I expect him to come on

  12. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Hopefully he makes way for son second half

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

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

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Nice punt.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

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

  13. seanie3
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      No Taylor changes things

      1. seanie3
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

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

        1. seanie3
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

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

  14. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 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

  15. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    All good analysis, but annoying if you own..

  16. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 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 ?

  17. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. sunzip14
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Same

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

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

  18. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 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
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Yup, definitely a cover

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      So why was he benched today?

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

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

    3. bigwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

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

        1. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

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

      2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 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
        5 months, 27 days ago

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

  19. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    D Ings hobbling off, just to worry owners..

  20. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

  21. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 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
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

  22. tbos83
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Double the pain when he scores a hat trick.

      1. tbos83
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Yup

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 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
        5 months, 27 days ago

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

  23. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

  24. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 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
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Both of them - that would just be mean

  25. KirkhamWesham
    5 months, 27 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
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Is this post-WC or pre-WC?

      1. KirkhamWesham
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Wc is activated for next week

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Brewster to Fabio Silva

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Cancel that, not enough

  26. Tonyawesome69
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 27 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
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

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

  27. HD7
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

  28. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. Isca Extremadura
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Over to you Harry C

  29. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    What minute will my Villa triple defense concede against Fulham?

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      90+5

    2. LSK
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

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

      1. sunzip14
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 27 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 🙁