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

    D, if you don't want to play the 4.4 def

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      If Carlsberg did mods - this would not be top of page 🙂

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

        Dunno what happened here lol

  2. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Oh Matheus, why did I sell you last week

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

      Looks in the mood for another mega haul as well

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I actually might buy him back, West Brom fighting

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

          Hmm, they've got Villa in 33 - might carry on my switcheroo with Son on him.

          Sterling (31) - - > Son (32) - - > Pereira (33) - - > Son (34)

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      For a -4 too?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Quite possibly:

        KdB to Salah
        Gundogan to Pereira

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Any Cresswell news?

  4. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 12 days ago

    If this league has 3 more GWs SOU would go down 100%

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

      Absolute certainty is a bit much

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

      Not so much on the beach as lockdown eases. Just given up the ghost.

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Shame West Brom have got such awful fixtures till the end of the season.

    Makes this "what if" far more unlikely.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Actually not too bad IMO

      Leicester - looking rocky and cup match midweek
      Villa - leaked goals to Newcastle SHU and Fulham
      Wolves - very bearable
      Arsenal - ditto

      Win a couple of those and they’ll likely be in touch of one team anyway

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    A. Gundogan & Cancelo to Lucas & Coufal. Get TAA next week.

    B. Gundogan & Cancelo to Pereira & TAA.

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Will he play with Lamela back? I think so, yes, but I don't trust Mourinho, he could bring back Bale and Lamella any time, that's what worries me.

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        He'll probably be subbed first for one of these two anyway.

  7. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    They just said they're hearing of more injury problems for Everton on sky, guarantee DCL is out FFS

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Wouldn't be the worst as main rival has him and no bench while I have Coufal on my bench.

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        He's a huge differential for me now which almost certainly means he'll miss out and I'll get Neto off the bench lol

    2. Yes Don
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      hope so. Nacho off the bench.
      ]

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

      Jean-Philippe Gbamin has reportedly suffered a "freak injury" meaning he could possibly miss the rest of the season.

      Terrible news...The Ivorian has only just come back from a 19 month injury absence and has only made three appearances since signing for Everton in 2019. https://t.co/m3HvjrFRko

    4. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Probably James, he’s got the fitness of Rik Waller climbing 50 flights of stairs.

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

      Great. Rival has DCL with Holding 1st sub

    6. Tango74
        3 months, 12 days ago

        There saying on Twitter

        No DCL
        No Josh King
        No Allan

        ??

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          FFS surely not, even my luck can't be that bad

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Oh for goodness sake, my whole gameweek was riding on DCL 🙁

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Same, as sad as it is

          2. Tango74
              3 months, 12 days ago

              I still got trossard !!!

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

            Allan is a doubt.

            Along with Iwobi, Gomes etc.

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        This is too much to get Salah right?

        Saka, DCL to Salah, Davis for -8

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

          No.

          1. Zen Arcade
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Ambiguous.

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

              Direct answer to his actual question.

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

        Everton looking weak in centre midfield, so Brighton may prosper by controlling the play.

        However another game that could go either way so I'm calling score draw / 2-2 for now!

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        If DCL misses out that's the final FPL straw for me

        1. Yes Don
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          no DCL

      • PP6
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Lovely no DCL.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Confirmed?

          1. Yes Don
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            on BBC

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            How can I keep being this unlucky? It's actually scary now

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Him in particular has been curse on my team

          3. Tango74
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Yep no dcl

        2. jimmyharte
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          How are Neto owners feeling now?

        3. EmreCan Hustle
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Lots of Dallas autosubs with DCL out?

          1. Yes Don
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            inneacho for me

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Wow nice, Lowton for me lol

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          BRIGHTON TEAM NEWS

          Starting XI: Sanchez, Veltman, White, Dunk, Bissouma, Moder, Gross, Lallana, Trossard, Welbeck, Maupay.

          Subs: Steele, Webster, MacAllister, Jahanbakhsh, Izquierdo, Propper, Zeqiri, Burn.

          EVERTON TEAM NEWS

          Starting XI: Olsen, Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Keane, Godfrey, Davies, Sigurdsson, Digne, James, Richarlison.

          Subs: Virginia, Tyrer, Iwobi, Nkounkou, Broadhead, John, Price, Welch.

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

          No DCL

          1. JBG
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Bamford coming in for me.

          2. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Wow, why?

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

            Vardy in for a hit sounds better now

        6. Stupendous
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Neto nooooooooooo

        7. Nomar
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          So, West Brom are the team that is going to pull off the great escape, then.

          Who knew?

        8. son of city
            3 months, 12 days ago

            who said DCL is not playing? lol that's just a meaningless propaganda .

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              It's correct :O

            2. Brehmeren
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Huh?

            3. Studs Up
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Sometimes its best to sit back and see how it unfolds

          • Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            Cheers for everything guys but I'm done with FPL.

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

              C'mon man you can still use you're super powers to help us. Stick the captaincy on Bruno till the end of the season please.

            2. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Again?

          • Il Capitano
              3 months, 12 days ago

              Cresswell 0 points off the bench get in

              1. Il Capitano
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Worst GW of the season locked in

              2. Nightcrawler
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                NO alonso

                NO DCL

                And i still gont get Dallas off my bench

                Unbelievable. Casuals win again

                HATE to see it oh yes i do

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

                  Absolute nOwheRe to hide mAte

                  1. Nightcrawler
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    None whatsoever arghhhhh

                2. Nanoelektronicar
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  You put him as 3rd sub, it's your fault.

                  1. Nightcrawler
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    After bamford and Raphina!!

              3. potatoace
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                How many jammy Dallas 2nd sub will there be this gw?

                1. LewanGOALski
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  3rd for me 😀

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

                    There you go!

                    Congratulations.

                  2. potatoace
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Is he coming in for you ?
                    That's mega jam. Well played sir.

                    1. LewanGOALski
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      He does, yup

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

                  Many.

                  Some 3rd?

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

                So, who you all getting off the bench for DCL then?

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Zero pointer for me

                2. potatoace
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Watkins. Can't really grumble with that.

                3. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Raphinha...

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

                  Son

              5. LewanGOALski
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                hello Dallas points! 😀

              6. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                No DCL is instant 17 pts here.

                Silver lined cloud (DCL/Everton got a great heading record against Brighton). So long as we win happy days.

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

                  Congrats!

                2. Nightcrawler
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Are u casual???

                  1. Limbo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Yep. Casual 10 years

              7. Mweene
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                I get Iheanacho off the bench for DCL LOL

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Casual

                  1. Mweene
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Top 1k casual

                    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Show off then

              8. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Not surprised the way this gw has gone for me to be honest.

                Oh well...

              9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                No DCL. No Maddison. What a GW!

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Really unlucky. I'm on 42 points all out and big red arrow. Hopefully things will turn around again. Sniff...

                  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    On 42 too! Lost my H2H by 2 points. And a red arrow of course. Tough week.

              10. Spg76
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Dallas off the bench. GET IN THERE!!!

              11. Nanoelektronicar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 12 days ago

                Dallas EO now 20%.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 12 days ago

                  Best start ever to a gameweek ever for me followed by the worst possibly middle and end

                  1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Same boat here haha all gone horribly wrong

                  2. Nanoelektronicar
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 12 days ago

                    Even if you end up with good gameweek anyway, events in that order really spoils it.

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 12 days ago

                      Yeah exactly!