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Adams benched once again as unchanged Southampton take on West Brom

Two Premier League matches round off Gameweek 31 on Monday evening, the first of which sees West Bromwich Albion take on Southampton.

Kick-off at the Hawthorns is at 18:00 BST.

The team news is straightforward, with just one change between the two sides.

It’s Sam Allardyce who makes the sole alteration, with Callum Robinson (£5.2m) – who came off the bench to score twice in the Gameweek 30 win over Chelsea – in for the benched Semi Ajayi (£4.8m).

That will of course mean a system change, with the Baggies moving away the five-at-the-back set-up that they initially employed at Stamford Bridge.

Defender Dara O’Shea (£4.2m) has recovered from an ankle problem to reclaim his spot at centre-half, while Kieran Gibbs (£4.3m) is among the substitutes after a lengthy spell out.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has named exactly the same starting XI as he did in the comeback win over Burnley last weekend.

Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m) had been an injury doubt for this encounter but has recovered from a minor leg compliant to feature.

Che Adams (£5.8m) is only on the bench, with Fantasy Premier League (FPL) midfielder Nathan Redmond (£6.4m) again lining up ‘out of position’ alongside Danny Ings (£8.4m).

With Alex McCarthy (£4.4m) yet again benched, the most-owned player on show in tonight’s fixture is James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m).

The ever-present Saint is in 9.6% of FPL squads, although that figure drops to just over 3% among the top 10,000 managers.

Fraser Forster (£4.0m) sits in almost one-third of the squads in the top 10k, although is bench fodder for the bulk of these Fantasy bosses.

West Brom netted as many goals in last week’s victory over Chelsea as they had in their previous 10 Premier League games combined. Indeed, the Baggies have failed to score in six of their nine home league games under Allardyce.


West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone, Furlong, O’Shea, Bartley, Townsend, Phillips, Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Pereira, Robinson, Diagne.

Southampton XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walcott, Redmond, Ings.


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488 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Not cool Adams.

    Watkins on bench,....

    1 point cameo =[

  2. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Salah out for son for a hit, for a 1 week move?

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Son might be out from that brutal head wound.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        His fingernail may need removing from his right cheek?

        Could be a ticklish procedure...

      2. Lord.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Plus he’s not getting any meals this week.

  3. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Go on the Baggies.

  4. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Is alonso to Reguilon worth a hit?

    1. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      No

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Didn't think so, but just checking

  5. SINGH
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Why Kane over Son as TC? Surely Son more attacking and Kane spends half his time in midfield supplying the attackers.

    1. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Pens, golden boot, EO...

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Pens is an upside.

    3. SINGH
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      I understand that but it's not like there's a pen every game.

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Despite all this
      Kane is scoring more goals
      And is on pens

  6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Just saw latest fpl family video on youtube, Sam was saying pogba was poor, what was she watching????? Pogba was our best player yesterday ,apart from that audacious flick in the penalty area he was doing everything right.

    1. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Looks like we need to call in Family Services.

  7. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Rumours doing the rounds that Neto is out for the season and Euros. What a shame if true. He's been fantastic this season.

    https://www.jn.pt/desporto/pedro-neto-falha-o-euro-2020-devido-a-lesao-13561324.html

  8. Naby K8a
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    **Message to all Dallas owners**

    https://twitter.com/footballdaily/status/1381653938215211013?s=20

    1. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Will be benched again for Liverpool, will probably punish me again lol

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      What does it say? For us who can't remember our username on twitter, lol.

    3. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Love his accent! x

  9. Levi's 501
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 12 days ago

    C'mon Forster, clean sheet and a penalty save would be good today.

  10. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Start two:

    A) Shaw
    B) Rudiger
    C) Holding
    D) Stones

    1. son of city
      5 months, 12 days ago

      rudiger and stones face roulette.

    2. BurlingtonDriftersFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      doubtful stones plays, right?

      but if that were not a consideration, I would play A, D, B, C

  11. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Baggies on a roll.

    Goal.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Wiped off.

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Who had scored it?

  12. son of city
    5 months, 12 days ago

    have Johnstone and don't know what to expect 🙂

  13. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    What a load of rubbish that is as a Diagne owner

  14. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    I saw a Vestergaard line, but never one on Diagne 😀
    Looked onside to me.

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      One of the worst decisions all season

  15. son of city
    5 months, 12 days ago

    c'mon Johnstone 😐

  16. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    They’ve drawn the line for the wrong man with VAR in the offside. That is awful.

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      VAR has truly cocked up.....WBA goal denied by drawing a line on the wrong man

      1. Luggy10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Unbelievable incompetence. Cant wait to hear them try to squirm out of this, Big Sam will go crazy.

        1. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 12 days ago

          They’re now saying there’s no clear view to draw the line, so have to go with the on field decision. Unbelievable.

          1. Free Hat
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 12 days ago

            That was my guess

  17. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Neto out might actually prompt Wolves to move back to a back 5 due to lack of attacking options.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Yep - has made my Coady vs Rudiger decision a bit easier

  18. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    West Brom will score this game if it keeps going like this...

    Definitely benching Fofana this week...

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Not watching the game but benching Fofana against WBA doesn't sound right.

  19. Nimby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    If you can give a penalty after a game has finished, why can't you give a goal about 15 minutes after it happened?

    1. Brehmeren
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      I think your question needs more context in order to make any sense.

  20. Levi's 501
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 12 days ago

    3 saves already, I feel a haul coming 🙂

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Would be very grateful for one, benching King Emi is never easy

    2. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      At the rate wbrom is attacking Id gladly take 2 points + any save points right now

  21. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 12 days ago

    After the neto injury i have some transfer suggestions:

    a) Neto to Harrison
    b) Neto to Bowen and Cancelo to 4,5 defender (-4 hit)
    c) Neto to Podence
    d) Neto to Greenwood and Cancelo to 4,4 defender?

    Thoughts?

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      D

  22. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez
    Azpil, Stones, Veltman
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Jota, Raphinha
    Kane, Iheanacho

    Forster, Antonio, Konsa, Lowton

    0.2m ITB, 1 FT

    Best option?
    A) Stones > Shaw
    B) Stones, Raphinha > Holding,Lingard (-4)

    Cheers.

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Lovely team, B and it's perfect

      1. Ronnies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Thanks mate.

        My defence is a worry!

  23. son of city
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Forster stealing Johnston's saves

  24. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Diagne wtf

  25. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    We look woeful

  26. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Will DCL score six or seven goals tonight?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      None

    2. son of city
      5 months, 12 days ago

      cs gone.

  27. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Jeez where has this West Brom come from? What a lift they've got from the Chelsea result

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Their finishing is still woeful

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 12 days ago

        Indeed - Pereira showing the way

  28. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    I almost bought Diagne instead of Nacho. Can only imagine what my stress levels would be like if i'd gone through with it.

    1. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      I benched Iheanacho and played Diagne ffs!

  29. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Ings captainer here. Tell me he looks alright?!

    1. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 12 days ago

      Better than Neto

  30. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 12 days ago

    Which moves do you prefer?

    A mount and DCL to nacho and son for free, means I still have Dias and gundo

    B DCL and gundo and Dias to nacho son and coady for -4

    Thank you and gl