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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. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Son coming in for DCL. I’ll take it.

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Dallas for me... needed that bit of luck

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        That's not luck. That's a full on jam sandwich.

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I think there's no room for the bread... just jam please

          Dallas is 3rd on my bench

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Dias and DCL out

            ESR 1st bench didnt play
            Veltman 2nd
            Dallas 3rd

          2. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            😆

  2. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    How long for fpl live rank to hit DCL and Dallas into my 197k gw rank?

  3. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 20 days ago

    Johnstone hold...

    1. son of city
        3 months, 20 days ago

        yes he will.

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Hope so. Need those points.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      Dallas coming in for DCL. I’ll take it. 😀

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 20 days ago

        How skilful of you lol

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          3rd on the bench, 3 no shows - ruddy bloody lovely

      2. RedGunPowder
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Nice one. Same for me. Dallas and Bamford 1st and 2nd sub for KdB and DCL.

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Nice! Congrats

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 20 days ago

      DCL owners the real winners!

      That spot in their team might actually score more than 2 points this GW.

      1. Reece’s Pieces
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Was just thinking the same. Bamford 4pts for me so feels like 2 bonus pts

          DCL out for Nacho in a moment ...

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Got Coufal's 4 points.

          So I guess I gained 2 points.

        • Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Not really. Konsa coming on for me for 0 points.

        • Brehmeren
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Struijk 3rd on my bench disagrees with you.

        • Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Raphinha 2 pts here and AWB behind him.

      2. hullcityfan
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Digne LW?

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          And Holgate holding mid? Digne will be playing wide and up anyway, wing or wingback.

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        This has made me very nearly do Saka, DCL to Salah, Davis for -8.

        Should I just get it over with?
        Got exact cash

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Yes.

      4. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Boooring!
        Now I don't even have a player to cheer on this next match.
        Got the beers n crisps in and everything.

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Might watch countryfile.

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Go to the pub?

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          I know what you mean.

          Don't think I'll watch the game now.

      5. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        At least get Adams on for more than 5 mins...

      6. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Is it worth hitting DCL to Nacho now?

        The FA Cup game is post deadline anyway.

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Well wait unti closer to deadline but great move yes

        2. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Dunno. If you're dead set on it, maybe. But you might end up needing a hit of any injuries after Europe.

      7. Good Times
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        PLEASE BURNS STAY ON THE BENCH!

      8. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Stones 1 pointer coming in for DCL. Now have two crocked strikers and a fullback with a knackered hammy. Fun times.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Wild card left?

      9. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Which teams will be relegated this season?

        Sheffield without doubt (although I like the spot)
        Fulham
        Third spot is interesting as it depends on how well Brom continue to progress.

        Newcastle, Brighton & Burnley are close to the burn zone. What's your bet?

        A. Newcastle
        B. Brighton
        C. Burnley
        D. Other

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Depending on tonight Brighton could be in trouble.

          Newcastle have 5 tough games.

          Baggies to survive?

          Fulham to go?

        2. Jonny HOW SON?
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Sheffield, WBA, Fulham

      10. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        3 nil WBA.

      11. Toby Lerone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        My ML rival who was 100 points ahead a few weeks ago has Dallas coming in as 3rd sub due to DCL no show .. I just over took him this weekend. Back ahead. Ridiculous

        1. Brehmeren
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          If he has dropped 100 points in a few weeks you'll probably be fine.

          1. Toby Lerone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            It was nice to send him messages thinking I'd finish this gameweek above him... Should've held my water

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Twists and turns.

      12. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Callum Robinson or Mbappe?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Mbappe just.

      13. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Points for no one there.

      14. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        Those withAuto subs coming in for DCL,

        You:

        A) LOVE to see it!

        B) FEAST!

        C) MOVE!

        D) Have absolutely nowhere to hide!

      15. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        My two cents on Dallas: I really regret getting him out on wildcard now, not so much about that 17 pointer, even if I kept him, he'll be on my bench anyway, but it was foolish to ignore value oop attacking defender. These players are actually fixture proof, in a sense that hauls could make up the points.

      16. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        I would love to hate transfer DCL out, but can't do it, since already ditched him yesterday (for Davis).

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Nacho in!!

      17. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 20 days ago

        That DCL no show the cherry on the sh*t cake for me this week.

        DCL/KDB(c)/Dias no shows

        Cresswell (0pts) and White off the bench.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          In what world did you think KDB would start?

          Or Gundogan....

          1. Scots Gooner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            He didn't have to start to get decent points vs Leeds.

            I don't have Gundogan.

      18. son of city
          3 months, 20 days ago

          just continue scoring but Johnstone hold the CS.

        • Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Feel physically sick over benching Veltman now 🙁 this horror few weeks won't end ffs

          1. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            You've been doing great mate, what went wrong?

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 20 days ago

              I ignored lingard and my rank is suffering

        • Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Southampton are a strange oul club.

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            It's that high line they just insist on from time to time.
            It's like playing a computer game with really poor AI.

        • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Why the F did I play Forster. Southampton are a waste of space.

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          So DCL took my memo that he is part of my 16pt hit and is not in the squad? 🙂

          Also, Mark almost got Dallas as a sub after DCL and Alonso not appearing.

          It will be a wonderful black box.

          With DCL out, what is the perfect strike force?

          Kane Nachos Watkins?

          Any spots left for Party, Boom Shaka Laca, Vydra or Wood (who is due)?

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            You took a 16 point hit? You should've said mate.

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              I forgot to write that I apologize for mentioning. I somehow forgot

              I deeply apologize.

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 20 days ago

                😆

          2. Nanoelektronicar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            You're so Mark obsessed mate :). Kane Nacho Diang/Robinson/Mitrović/Welbz, imo.

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 20 days ago

              looks good. cheers

        • Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Forster dropped for McCarthy next week then as I play the bench boost wouldn't surprise me

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Any Cresswell update, hold or replace?

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 20 days ago

            Going for scan today, but words being used are like "almost certain" or " for clarification" he's done his hammy

        • DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          OMG I hate this game. Another rival gets Dallas points thanks to DCL...

        • Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 20 days ago

          Southampton upcoming fixtures

          Tot Lei Liv Ful

          Captain sorted