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Saints’ defensive woes bode well for Kane and Spurs in Double Gameweek 32

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 3-0 SOUTHAMPTON

  • Goals: Matheus Pereira (£5.4m), Matt Phillips (£5.1m), Callum Robinson (£5.2m)
  • Assists: Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m), Okay Yokuslu (£4.5m)
  • Penalty miss: James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m)
  • Penalty save: Sam Johnstone (£4.5m)
  • Bonus: Johnstone x3, Robinson x2, Pereira x1

There will no doubt have been a few more Triple Captain chips activated between the hours of 6-8pm on Monday evening.

Southampton are one of the two sides that Tottenham Hotspur face in Double Gameweek 32 and the Saints turned in a thoroughly abject showing against West Bromwich Albion, succumbing to a 3-0 defeat.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side should have been well behind even before Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) opened the scoring from the spot, with Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) wasting a big chance and having a headed goal chalked off for a more-than-dubious offside call.

Goals from Matt Phillips (£5.1m) and Callum Robinson (£5.2m) either side of half-time gave the scoreline a more just feel, with James Ward-Prowse’s (£5.9m) missed penalty compounding a miserable evening for the visitors.

While the distraction of an upcoming FA Cup semi-final could be used in mitigation for their wide-open defensive display, this wasn’t a one-off for the Saints.

Southampton have shipped 11 more goals than any other club from Gameweek 19 onwards (37 in 14 matches), 12 of which have come in their last four games.

No team have conceded more goals via the penalty spot (seven) in the Premier League this season than the Saints, either, which will be music to Kane’s ears.

As for the Baggies, they have now scored eight goals in their last two outings.

There have been eye-catching displays from the budget-friendly Robinson, Diagne and Phillips in Gameweeks 30 and 31 but from an FPL perspective, Pereira being on penalties and now in his favoured number 10 role has been key to unlocking his long-dormant points potential.

The playmaker has had nine shots in the last two Gameweeks alone, twice as many as any of his teammates.

Defensively, the impact of the excellent Okay Yokuslu (£4.5m) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) in front of the back four has been key: since the former’s debut in Gameweek 24, only Manchester United have conceded fewer goals than the Albion.

The remaining fixtures may not look great for the Baggies on paper but four of their final seven games are against mid-table sides, the type of opponent that subscribers of the ‘nothing to play for’ theory love.


West Brom XI: Johnstone, Furlong, O’Shea, Bartley (Ajayi 85), Townsend, Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Phillips, Pereira, Robinson (Gallagher 72), Diagne (Robson-Kanu 76).

Southampton XI: Forster, Walker-Peters (Djenepo, 87), Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Walcott (Adams, 76), Armstrong, Ings (Tella, 87), Redmond.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0-0 EVERTON

Saints' defensive woes bode well for Kane and Spurs in Double Gameweek 32 1
  • Bonus: Robin Olsen (£4.5m), Lewis Dunk (£5.0m), Ben White (£4.5m) x3

A tedious affair at the Amex Stadium was more notable for a player who wasn’t involved than the events on the pitch.

This didn’t feel like a match in which one team racked up 23 shots but that’s exactly what Brighton did, continuing a season-long profligate trend: their goal conversion rate of 8.2% in 2020/21 is worse than all bar two teams.

A more fitting reflection of the game was that there were only four shots on target throughout, with the south-coast clash the only Gameweek 31 fixture that didn’t feature a single ‘big chance’.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin‘s (£7.6m) absence was not only keenly felt by an impotent Everton attack, but it also had implications – both positive and negative – for the legions of Fantasy managers who own the England international.

Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful of having his striker back for Gameweek 32, along with Allan (£5.2m) and Andre Gomes (£5.3m):

In the last training session, Dom had a little problem on his abductor. He came here but this morning he was not comfortable so I prefer to leave him out. It’s the same with Allan and Andre Gomes – they are not 100%. I hope they will be available for the next game.

An injury-hit Everton – who are Spurs’ other Double Gameweek 32 opponents – fielded six recognised defenders in the Monday night stalemate, with one of them, Yerry Mina (£5.5m), becoming the latest addition to the casualty list.

Ancelotti added after full-time:

Yerry Mina had a muscle problem on his adductor and I don’t think he will be available for a few weeks. The others, I hope to recover. For sure, Pickford will be available, I hope Allan and Gomes will be available, Calvert-Lewin and Joshua King.

Albion’s clean sheet was their tenth of the campaign, seven of which have arrived in 2021 – some belated reward for a solid backline with the third-best expected goals conceded (xGC) tally in the Premier League this season.


Brighton XI: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, White, Moder (Burn 87), Gross, Bissouma, Lallana, Trossard, Maupay (Jahanbakhsh 87), Welbeck.#

Everton XI: Olsen, Godfrey, Mina (Iwobi 58), Keane, Coleman, Davies (Broadhead 88), Holgate, Sigurdsson, Digne, Rodriguez, Richarlison.

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652 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Daghe Munegu
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Play 2

    A. Rudiger
    B. Fofana
    C. Holding ( have Leno)
    D. Vydra

    1. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      CD

    2. TeddiPonza
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      AB

    3. Major League Shocker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 8 days ago

      AC

    4. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      AC easy

  2. RealSocialDads
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Trying to work out if any moves are worth a hit...

    Mendy
    TAA Dias Alonso Coady
    Salah Jota Son Lingard
    Kane (c) Nacho

    Forster Dallas Vydra Neto*

    0FT 2.9 ITB

    Is Neto to Lucas/Mount worth a hit?

    Would mean I bench Dias, and Lucas would mean I would use FT to get him out next week

  3. TeddiPonza
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Wildcard team (still have BB to play)

    Martinez Forster
    TAA Shaw Holding X Y
    Salah Bruno Lingard Jota Son
    Kane Nacho Vydra

    What should X and Y be? (8,9m in bank)

    A. Coufal and Diop
    B. Rudiger and Struijk (+0,2m in bank)
    C. Something else

    Thanks..

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I wouldn't go Vydra with BB to still play, will probably lose his place Barnes any game soon.

  4. The Mantis
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Lose Raphinha or Gundo for Lingz?

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Gundo if he starts in CL.

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Gundogan

    3. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Raphina

  5. Froes
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    I have Werner on my team , should I keep him one more gameweek ?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Sell

    2. Cojones of Destiny
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      get him gone

    3. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Sell

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Sell & never look back.

    5. Il Capitano
      5 months, 8 days ago

      out

    6. Froes
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      hahahahaha (I put him 2 gameweeks ago ) just wanted a Chelsea asset ......

    7. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      If a hit needed, keep him 1 week, if free go far from him

  6. Ronnies
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Best option;

    A) Keep Raphinha

    B) Sell to Lingard for a -4

    Cheers.

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      B

  7. Zlatan F.C
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Would you bench boost this for GW32 or wait?

    Mendy
    Rudiger TAA Coady
    Son Jota Lingard Salah Bruno
    Kave (c) Nacho

    Forster Coufal Holding Vydra

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Probably won’t get many better weeks so get it played

      1. Zlatan F.C
        5 months, 8 days ago

        is there not another double coming up?

    2. Froes
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I mean holding is probably going for points , coufal not so sure , west ham defense is lacking effort in second halfs . Vydra and Forster for sure not worth it

      1. Zlatan F.C
        5 months, 8 days ago

        but which other GW can i get the max out of bench players?

        1. Zlatan F.C
          5 months, 8 days ago

          With this team i could play bench boost in GW 37?

  8. Froes
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Johnstone
    Dias Shaw Dallas
    lingz Fernandes jota kdb
    Werner nacho kane

    Sanchez Neto* struik konsa

    ITB: 2,00

    A) neto and dallas / moura and semedo
    B) Werner out and what ??

    1. Froes
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Werner for Vinicius ?? 200 iq play ?

  9. Il Capitano
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Taking a look at the wreckage from GW31. Thinking Gundo + DCL > Son + Nacho (-4), this frees funds for Son > Salah in 33. Cress is also an issue, but I don't really want to take a hit for a defender.

    1FT - 5.2m ITB

    Martinez
    Stones Digne Azpi
    Bruno Gundogan Lingard Jota
    Kane (TC) DCL* Bamford

    Fabri - ESR* Targett Cressunwell*

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Alonso & Cancelo to TAA & Reguilon for -4?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I’d do that.

    2. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Cheers both

    4. linkafu
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yes

  11. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Save the FT?
    Lloris
    Shaw,TAA,Alonso,Rüdiger
    Fernandes,Son,Lingard,Jota
    Kane(c),Lacazette

    Mendy,Raphinia,Bamford,Cresswell 0.0m itb. 1FT

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      You must be smiling today with Laca - who was your captain last time out?

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Moved it from Laca to Jota. :0(.
        Still a decent week though.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Gah

          Ultimate so near yet so far couple of weeks for you then. Tough that.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Save.

    3. Il Capitano
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Yup

    4. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Looks great.

  12. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Huge Lingard-sized hole but otherwise G2G?

    Martinez
    Azpi Maguire Stones
    Salah Jota Bruno Son
    Kane (c) Iheanacho Bamford

    Areola | Coufal, Raphinha, N Phillips

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      No room for Lingard there. Son > Lingard next week maybe.

  13. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Hi....50 points behind rivals. They have lots of chips and I have none. Extremely long shot to catch them.

    They all have Bruno, I dont

    Who do I get as Sterling replacement?

    A...Bruno (accept he is best bet)

    B.....differential such as madison or greenwood

    Also keen to break into top 100k so don't want to totally sabotage my season

    Thanks

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I’d go Greenwood. Maddison may need a match or two to get back to form, by which time his good fixtures will be all but over

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers.....

        Madison is nailed though and surely starts at weekend

        If greenwood starts in Europe, might be be benched v Burnley?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I'd go Greenwood first and then try and shoehorn Maddison in in. 33 as well.

      Rash has to be an option too. Slightly bizarre that the 4th highest scoring mid of the season is such a differential despite playing for a top 2 side and with no real benching issues.

      1. Flynny
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          And good point on rash

  14. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Already set on KDB > Son this GW, but would you prefer Antonio > Iheanacho or Alonso > Reguilon to go with it?

    1. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Antonio to iheanacho

    2. Il Capitano
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Ant to Nacho

  15. Ohh1454
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford or DCL > iheancheo ?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      DCL is out yes

  16. Johnny too hotty
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    i have TC left, is this the only DGW left to use it?

    1. Ohh1454
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Surely you won’t find better chance then with Kane

  17. Zlatan F.C
    5 months, 8 days ago

    I'm leading a mini-league by 14 points. Manager in second has the same team as me except he has Mitchell and I have Coady. He has his TC left which I'm sure he will play on Kane this gW. I have bench boost left. Do i play the bench boost this GW or GW 37?

    Mendy
    Rudiger Coady TAA
    Salah Son Jota Bruno Lingard
    Kane(C) Nacho

    Forster Coufal Holding Vydra

  18. Johnny too hotty
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Bamford to Nacho makes sense right?
    I have watkins too but after city at least he plays WBA

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      WBA fixture is no longer a gimme

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      I'd keep Bamford for the rest of the season

  19. tissae
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Start 2:

    A) Rudiger (BHA, got Mendy)
    B) Holding (FUL)
    C) Shaw (BUR)
    D) Fofana (WBA)

    1. artvandelay316
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Rudiger, Shaw

    2. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A C

  20. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Will Gundogan drop again before deadline?

  21. cigan
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Would you take a hit for Son/Lloris (with 1 FT & WC+FH still to play)?

    Or just spend the 1 FT on sth like this?
    - Bamford/Wood > Iheanacho
    - Digne > Coady/Rudiger

    Martinez Johnstone
    Dias Digne Reece Dallas Coufal
    Salah Bruno Jota Gundo Lingard
    3xKane Wood Bamford

    1. artvandelay316
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Get Nacho

  22. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Pop quiz - what is the points difference between Rashford and Mo since GW5?

    A 9
    B 19
    C 29
    D 39

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      A

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 8 days ago

        Actually it doesn't make that much difference if you take it back to GW2 - when Rash didn't start of course. Since then the difference is only 19 points.

        Truly bizarre Rash is just 8% owned when you look at it like that - most of those will be dead Man U supporter teams I imagine

        The move I regret most this season is losing Rash for Mo after the WH game.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          Hmmmm

          Dead Man U supporter teams
          or
          Man U supporter dead teams

          🙂

        2. Zen Arcade
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 8 days ago

          It’s because not many would want a double up from United I think. Bruno is more reliable than Rashford and he’s also one of those where fear plays a role in whether people want to go without.

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 8 days ago

            Perhaps

            But name all those teams that have scored more than United this season - they were the leagues highest scorers until City turned their attacking form around in GW18 or so.

            The awkward price point is the more likely explanation.

    2. cigan
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      B

  23. linkafu
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Any change for -4? 0.8 itb

    Mendy
    Rudiger Fofana Coady
    Salah Son Bruno Jota Lingard
    Kane Iheanacho

    Foster Bellerin Vydra Phillips

    1. BERGKOP
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      No. Gtg!

  24. Chrisscfc
    • 8 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    what would people class points wise as out of reach if chasing in a ML?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      Assuming I can outscore the leader by 10pts per week, I would say 60-70pts.

      But even if its more than that, I would still try till last week. Miracles do happen...

  25. BERGKOP
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    Evening/morning all. Who would you have for the next few?

    A) Semedo
    B) Fofana
    C) Neither

    1. willos_wanderers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 8 days ago

      B based on fixtures

  26. willos_wanderers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 8 days ago

    I am currently neck and neck in my money ML.

    We are very similar in team, with the following differences:

    Me:

    Mendy, Forster
    Amartey (TAA, Rudi, Shaw, Dias)
    Jota, Neto (Salah, Bruno, Son)
    Vydra (Kane, Iheanacho)

    Him:

    Sanchez, Martinez
    Struijk
    Jones, Lingard
    Bamford

    Neto's injury this week has thrown a spanner in the works, and I am concerned that if Lingard continues on his streak, it's all over. So, do I:

    A: Neto -> Bowen
    B: Jota -> Lingard (and deal with Neto next week)
    C: Neto, Dias -> Lingard and Dunk (-4)