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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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  1. AMBELLINA PRISE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    6 months, 15 days ago

    DAL-ASS

  2. son of city
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Johnstone you beauty.

      1. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        We feast!!!

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Legit would have been in my WC team had I not missed the deadline

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      JWP miss

      Johnson SAVE

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Johnstone!

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Johnstone haul

    • wulfrunian
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Johnstone ->Mendy in the wc was an amazing move!

      1. AMBELLINA PRISE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Jesus....not Gabriel, the other one.

    • FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Mendy
      Rudiger, TAA, Holding, Coady
      Bruno, lingard, Salah, Jota
      Kane (c), Iheanacho

      Forster, Amartey, Vydra, Neto

      1ft £3.4 itb

      Early thoughts on this please. I wC last week and had pencilled in my transfer this week to do lingard to son. I don't have enough to do Neto to son.

      Is having both son and Kane essential for the double gw? Surely It would be madness to take lingard out for son now.

      Would it be worth a -4 to get son in if I downgrade vydra? Or just get Lucas Moura instead?

      Any other suggestions welcome.

      1. bso
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        I decided to give Son a miss. He may not play last game vs SOU as Spurs have MC in final just days later. Also they blank next week. I think risk bringing him in bigger than leaving him out. Just my two cents.
        Bring in Bowen for Neto. WH playing well and good upcoming matches till end of season.

        1. FPLMACKEM
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Yeah West ham are scoring a lot of goals as of late. Not sure I want double West ham midfield though.

    • Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      WOW Johnstone! Glad I started you over Lloris!

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

        Must be in heaven mate!

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          I am. Can't remember the last time my gk saved a pen. Plus I am the onlyone with Johnstone in my 30 people ML.

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

            Richly deserved, well played. Johnstone seems to love haul at the Hawthorns!

    • Drogo
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      My first penalty save in 12 years of playing FPL!

    • Pariße
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Moura a decent punt for Spurs' DGW?

      1. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Yes. Decent being the operative word
        (Moura owner here)

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      1 save, 8 points.

    • George Agdgdgwngo
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Gundo > Lingz now or wait until the weekend?

    • BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Big Sam jr.! Nice save!

    • Netters2018
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Do we think Son and Kane both play 180 mins?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        No

      2. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Kane will unless unfit, Son may be hooked early vs SOU

        1. Tinkermania
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Kane could possibly be rested. He was never rested in the past because he never put in much of the shift. Under Mourinoh he does a lot of work getting back. Possible rest imo.

          1. BobB
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Can't afford to rest him (unless they qualify for Europe by beating City at Wembley)

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Possibly, but I doubt it. Mou will run Kane into the ground, he's fully aware his attack is dysfunctional without him.

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

        Spurs play cup final just days after game vs SOU...he could easy sit it out.

      4. Pino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        I belive so. They don't have eurpa league games so they can rest in midweek. And Spurs need to win to have a chance for CL qualification.

    • Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      As a Johnstone and Ward-prowse owner that sums up this farcical gw

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      That's what happens when you take Ings off. Ralph you're a joke

    • OrmskirkFC
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Needed 10 points from JWP and DCL today, got 1 from Raphinha.

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

        2*

    • Ninjaa
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Thoughts here guys. 2.1m itb and 1 ft. Obviously I need Kane but I'll have to take a hit to get funds. Thoughts on DCL and Mahrez to Kane and Bowen ???

      Mendy 4m
      Stones Coufal Lawton Dallas Targett
      Bruno Salah Mahrez Mount Gundogan
      Lacazette DCL Bamford

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      This is going to be torture.

      When Burn comes on, I lose any hope of Dallas points.

      I reckon 90 + 3 minutes for maximum effect.

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 15 days ago

        He may not come on if they're chasing the game tho

      2. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        You’ve a good chance of getting those points I reckon. Will be an agonising wait.

    • Echoes
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Already on a -4 after bringing in Vardy and Lingardinho. Worth it to do Wood -> Nacho for an additional -4?

      1. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 15 days ago

        * also looking to TC Kane this week

    • SomeoneKnows
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Should I BB the following?

      Forster (tot)
      Wood (mun)
      Coady (SHU)
      Coufal (new)

      1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        No

    • janowsc
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      Johnstone you absolute legend!

    • Spg76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      My nearest rival got JWP and Dallas 3rd place unused sub. Dallas comes on for me. Happy days

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 15 days ago

      I'd sell my soul to baphomet for a Dunk 15 pointer

      1. son of city
          6 months, 15 days ago

          jeez mate.:}

        • badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Me too Fudger. Let's pray together.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            🙂

        • Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          I want a Keane 15 pointer - we can't both have them!

      2. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Weird week - there will be some non wild card team with monster scores right?

        Martinez, Dallas, Son, Lingard for starters

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Johnston not Martinez!

      3. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Defiitely TC Kane - Soton defence is in freefall

      4. Weak Become Heros
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Whats up with DCL?

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Apparently a groin injury

          1. Weak Become Heros
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            Thank you.

      5. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Friday 6:11pm
        Me: "Oh sh1t, we haven't made our transfers". I take an 8 point hit: 47-8.
        Wife (2 FT) "I can't be arsed". 56 points with 1 player left
        Monday 7:45pm I check the footy. Calvert-Lewin out. Wife gets Lingard off the bench.

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Old proverb says the old lady beats the old man every time !!

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            6 months, 15 days ago

            You're right .... I think it's time for me to retire.

        2. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 15 days ago

          Haha she's done you in proper

      6. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 15 days ago

        Someone has to have Johnstone and Dallas coming off the bench for DCL.
        I don’t own either so it’s not me.