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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
    28 days, 12 hours ago

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

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Dallas for me... needed that bit of luck

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

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

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 12 hours 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
            28 days, 12 hours ago

            Dias and DCL out

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

          2. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            28 days, 12 hours ago

            😆

  2. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 12 hours 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
    28 days, 12 hours ago

    Johnstone hold...

    1. SON of CITY
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        yes he will.

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          Hope so. Need those points.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

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

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        How skilful of you lol

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

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

      2. RedGunPowder
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

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

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

          Nice! Congrats

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      DCL owners the real winners!

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

      1. Reece’s Pieces
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 12 hours ago

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

        DCL out for Nacho in a moment ...

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Got Coufal's 4 points.

        So I guess I gained 2 points.

      3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

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

      4. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Struijk 3rd on my bench disagrees with you.

      5. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Raphinha 2 pts here and AWB behind him.

    4. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Digne LW?

      1. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

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

    5. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours 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
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Yes.

    6. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 12 hours 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
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Might watch countryfile.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Go to the pub?

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        I know what you mean.

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

    7. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

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

    8. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Is it worth hitting DCL to Nacho now?

      The FA Cup game is post deadline anyway.

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Well wait unti closer to deadline but great move yes

      2. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

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

    9. Good Times
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      PLEASE BURNS STAY ON THE BENCH!

    10. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours 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
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Wild card left?

    11. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours 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
        28 days, 12 hours 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
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Sheffield, WBA, Fulham

    12. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      3 nil WBA.

    13. Toby Lerone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 12 hours 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
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

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

        1. Toby Lerone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 12 hours 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
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Twists and turns.

    14. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Callum Robinson or Mbappe?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Mbappe just.

    15. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Points for no one there.

    16. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 12 hours ago

      Those withAuto subs coming in for DCL,

      You:

      A) LOVE to see it!

      B) FEAST!

      C) MOVE!

      D) Have absolutely nowhere to hide!

    17. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 12 hours 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.

    18. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 12 hours 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
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Nacho in!!

    19. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 12 hours 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
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        In what world did you think KDB would start?

        Or Gundogan....

        1. Scots Gooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

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

          I don't have Gundogan.

    20. SON of CITY
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        just continue scoring but Johnstone hold the CS.

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 12 hours ago

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

        1. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

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

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 12 hours ago

            I ignored lingard and my rank is suffering

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Southampton are a strange oul club.

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 12 hours 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…
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

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

      • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 12 hours 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
          28 days, 12 hours ago

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

          1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            28 days, 12 hours 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
              28 days, 12 hours ago

              😆

        2. Nanoelektronicar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

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

          1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            28 days, 12 hours ago

            looks good. cheers

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 12 hours 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
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Any Cresswell update, hold or replace?

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 12 hours ago

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

      • DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

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

      • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 12 hours ago

        Southampton upcoming fixtures

        Tot Lei Liv Ful

        Captain sorted