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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
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Wba pen

  2. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Our goalkeepers are dreadful, Forster needs dropping too

    Pen WBA

    Pereira of course

  3. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 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
    5 months, 15 days ago

    1 - 0 Perrera pen

  5. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. son of city
      5 months, 15 days ago

      did you sold him?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Of course

        1. son of city
          5 months, 15 days ago

          sorry mate just a typical GW.

    2. Top Dog
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

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

  6. son of city
    5 months, 15 days ago

    cs gone

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Racking up the save points though!

      1. son of city
        5 months, 15 days ago

        it's 2-0 now.

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 15 days ago

          9-0 incoming

  7. FPL_Rooks
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Phillips G Diagne A

  8. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    2-0

  9. Lord.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Southampton teeing up another 9-0.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

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

  10. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Diagne finally!!! 🙂

    1. Roy Hudd
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

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

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

        I’m in the top 20k you fool

        1. Roy Hudd
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

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

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

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

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

              Can you even do that? Congrats btw

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

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

  11. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Yep but you didn't keep perreira 😉

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Ha I sold him a while ago!

  12. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

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

  13. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 15 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
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Dias will play.

    2. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      A

  14. MagicMessi
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Was between Auba and Werner Captain

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Diagne VC 😀

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      What is your team? Sounds awful lol

  15. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 15 days ago

    *checks table to see if Southampton are effectively safe*

    Oh dear

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Don't

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

        You're probably safe tbf

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

    Sell those Leicester defensive assets I guess

    1. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Only just got them lol

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

      Why? Not that I have any.

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

        West Brom next

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 15 days ago

          Ah gotcha!

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

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

  17. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    We are saving ourselves for the cup

  18. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Big Sam... surely not?

    Also, mega double Kane (C) confirmed.

  19. One Wheels Enough
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 15 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
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      It's all luck mate

      1. One Wheels Enough
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 15 days ago

        Particularly this year

  20. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Relegation boys fighting hard I see.

  21. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Wonder what Kane EO will be next week

    1. son of city
      5 months, 15 days ago

      skyrocket

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      199% top 10k

    3. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

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

  22. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Southampton bottom of the calendar year table:

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

  23. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 15 days ago

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

    1. Levi's 501
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Sadly he is down to 1 point now 🙁

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 15 days ago

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

  24. son of city
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Johnstone just hoooolllddd.

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 days ago

    Ings injured?

    1. son of city
      5 months, 15 days ago

      he's back

  26. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 15 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".

  27. McPollolocco
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    5 months, 15 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
      5 months, 15 days ago

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

  28. HD7
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 15 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. Mr Bird
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 15 days ago

      Yeah do Vardy to Nacho.

  29. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 15 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
      5 months, 15 days ago

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