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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. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Wba pen

  2. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Our goalkeepers are dreadful, Forster needs dropping too

    Pen WBA

    Pereira of course

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Lol Forster. He's gonna lose his place to McCarthy and the cycle continues...

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      We have to sign a new keeper yet our manager says he is happy with what he has in that position

  4. FPL_Rooks
      3 months, 22 days ago

      1 - 0 Perrera pen

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      I owned Pereira from the start of the season and he did NOTHING for months

      1. son of city
          3 months, 22 days ago

          did you sold him?

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Of course

            1. son of city
                3 months, 22 days ago

                sorry mate just a typical GW.

          2. Top Dog
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            That’s weird I got double digits off him in GWK 2

        • son of city
            3 months, 22 days ago

            cs gone

            1. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Racking up the save points though!

              1. son of city
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  it's 2-0 now.

                  1. Utopsis
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    9-0 incoming

            2. FPL_Rooks
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Phillips G Diagne A

              • Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                2-0

              • Lord.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Southampton teeing up another 9-0.

                1. Utopsis
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  That'd be Forster rooted to my bench for the rest of the season then

              • Qaiss
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Diagne finally!!! 🙂

                1. Roy Hudd
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Wow. Your team must be struggling mate if you have him. Condolences.

                  1. Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    I’m in the top 20k you fool

                    1. Roy Hudd
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      I'd class that as struggling though. No offence intended. My top 10k rank says hello.

                      1. Qaiss
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        Top 20k is struggling when 8m people play?

                        Judging by your last few posts though, you’re only on here to troll. I’ll let you carry on

                      2. Qaiss
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        Haha then you upvote your own comments. You sad sad man.

                        1. KAPTAIN KANE
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 22 days ago

                          Can you even do that? Congrats btw

                          1. Qaiss
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 22 days ago

                            He’s on multiple accounts. There’s a couple of users on here who do that.

              • Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                This is why I paid extra for Lloris Leno on my WC instead of Forster

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Yep but you didn't keep perreira 😉

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Ha I sold him a while ago!

              • mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Great tweet, "Even when Diagne isn't offside, he's still offside"

              • Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Cheeky repost

                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 good luck 🙂

                1. son of city
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Dias will play.

                  • Cancelo Culture
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    A

                2. MessiGOAT
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Was between Auba and Werner Captain

                  1. MessiGOAT
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Diagne VC 😀

                  2. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    What is your team? Sounds awful lol

                3. Utopsis
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  *checks table to see if Southampton are effectively safe*

                  Oh dear

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Don't

                    1. Utopsis
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      You're probably safe tbf

                4. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Sell those Leicester defensive assets I guess

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Only just got them lol

                  2. Hazz
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Why? Not that I have any.

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      West Brom next

                      1. Hazz
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        Ah gotcha!

                  3. Utopsis
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Cant decide whether they've been exceptional or Southampton have been woeful.

                5. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  We are saving ourselves for the cup

                6. Hazz
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Big Sam... surely not?

                  Also, mega double Kane (C) confirmed.

                7. One Wheels Enough
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Last week when you had to play one from Dallas, Raff and Bam, probably 90+% of everyone would have played Raff, due to opposition and stats.

                  Logic is burning a lot of runners this season...

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    It's all luck mate

                    1. One Wheels Enough
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      Particularly this year

                8. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Relegation boys fighting hard I see.

                9. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Wonder what Kane EO will be next week

                  1. son of city
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      skyrocket

                    • Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      199% top 10k

                    • Rassi
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      Slight possibility of 200+ because many will TC. More likely 180-190, because some will go Son (c) as a differential.

                  2. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Southampton bottom of the calendar year table:

                    https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/premier-league/jahrestabelle/wettbewerb/GB1/saison_id/2021

                  3. Utopsis
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    I actually want Forster to get subbed at HT - will take the 2 points thanks Ralph.

                    1. Levi's 501
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      Sadly he is down to 1 point now 🙁

                      1. Utopsis
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        Aha - you know what I'll take that as well!

                  4. son of city
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      Johnstone just hoooolllddd.

                    • Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 22 days ago

                      Ings injured?

                      1. son of city
                          3 months, 22 days ago

                          he's back

                      2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 22 days ago

                        Benched Martinez for the first time. Have had him and played him in every game since GW3. Now I know why all of you always say "Never bench Martinez".

                      3. McPollolocco
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        3 months, 22 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. son of city
                            3 months, 22 days ago

                            to have city assets you must be really good with pep roulette, A probably.

                        2. HD7
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 22 days ago

                          Mates, Im in a big struggle so I would appreciate the help here

                          Mendy
                          Fofana, Rudiger, Holding
                          Salah, Bruno, Gundo, Jota, Neto
                          Kane, Vardy

                          Forster, Masuaku, Philips, Davis

                          Plan was to do Gundo to Son for next GW

                          Plan was to only do Gundo to Son for next GW.
                          However I missed to do it last night, so now Im 0.1 short ...

                          I can still do it if i combine it with Vardy to Nacho (-4)...

                          1. Cancelo Culture
                            • 2 Years
                            3 months, 22 days ago

                            Yeah do Vardy to Nacho.

                        3. No Kane No Gain
                          • 2 Years
                          3 months, 22 days ago

                          Currently chasing around 60-70 points...

                          If I did not TC Kane this week....will I get a better chance for a decent TC option later on in the season?!

                          1. Levi's 501
                            • 1 Year
                            3 months, 22 days ago

                            If Saints are like this I don't think so!