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Forster completes pair of starts for Southampton as Ings returns from injury

Fraser Forster (£4.0m) completes a pair of Triple Gameweek 35 starts by featuring against Crystal Palace.

The Southampton goalkeeper played Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Liverpool and, in starting tonight, earns back-to-back appearances for the first time since Gameweek 31.

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhüttl also welcomes Danny Ings (£8.4m) back from injury against the Eagles, the former Liverpool man paired with Che Adams (£5.7m) up-front.

Takumi Minamino (£6.0m) is also back in the team after missing the game against his parent club Liverpool.

With Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) still sidelined, Jack Stephens (£4.6m) is at left-back, joined in the back-four by Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7m), Jan Bednarek (£4.7m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.7m).

Carrying 11.8% ownership this evening, central midfielder James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m) is Southampton’s main Fantasy focus. Just four midfielders have offered more points per million spent than him this season.

Meanwhile, there are very few changes for Crystal Palace as they travel to the south coast to complete their Triple Gameweek 35 schedule.

Gary Cahill (£4.5m) drops to the bench to be replaced by Scott Dann (£4.2m) while Jordan Ayew (£5.6m) replaces Andros Townsend (£5.5m) on the right-hand side of midfield.

After a string of outings on the left-hand side of a front-three, it looks as if Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) could be up-front with Christian Benteke (£5.5m) at St. Mary’s.

Triple Gameweek 35 Line-ups

Southampton XI: Forster; J Stephens, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Minamino, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Redmond; Ings, Adams.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Mitchell, Dann, Kouyaté, J Ward; Eze, Riedewald Milivojevic, Ayew; Zaha, Benteke.

Triple Gameweek 35 so far…

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730 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Athletico Underachieving
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Closed the gap in my ML to 15 points over the weekend. Leader has Greenwood and Forster, I have Zaha. I hate this game

    • Zlatan F.C
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Under 1k overall for the first time! Feels unreal

        1. doher.ty
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Congrats!

          • Isco Disco
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Congrats! Great rank

          • acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Congrats..

          • teneighty
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Expect nothing less from Zlatan!

        2. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Well Fraser Forster suddenly not such a bad transfer!

          First penalty save in about 7 seasons lol

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Nice one mate, never had one!

            1. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              It’s the double joy of saints saving a penalty that makes it all the sweeter.

        3. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Forster sealed his spot for GW36..
          Cant drop him now Ralph...

          1. Shteve
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            He won't play gw36

            1. Life_Ban
                2 months, 14 days ago

                It's McCarthy's turn next GW...

                1. acidicleo
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Is it not based on performances?

            2. Elfozzie 42
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Wasn't he straight up saying he was playing Forster for 2 and then switching to McCarthy?

          2. Isco Disco
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            First time ever in the history of my FPL career, I've had 2 penalty saves from both keepers in a DGW on BB.
            I'm never ever gonna forget this day.

            1. Kryptonite666
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Amazing! Must feel unreal

              1. Isco Disco
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                It's an amazing feeling. One more goal from Tekkers today and I'll be the happiest man today

            2. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              That’s insane. I’ve had 2 penalty saves ever

            3. acidicleo
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Could be another pen save for mendy vs arsenal...

              1. Isco Disco
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Hope so...Fingers crossed!

            4. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Same here, thing is once Forster lost his clean sheet I was thinking I wouldn't mind if he had to face a penalty now. Best is we still got Mendy to play tomorrow.

              1. Isco Disco
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Yeah I was praying for Forster to save that Pen when it was awarded.
                I'll be more than happy with a Mendy CS tomorrow

          3. Kryptonite666
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 14 days ago

            I have a 20 point lead I’m chasing. Have Sterling in my team. He’s unlikely to start given both Foden and Mahrez were rested ? What would you do with him

            1. Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Sterling out for Bale or Mane

              1. zotter
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                This

          4. TheDragon
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Zaha owners are really being punished

            Yes I’m one of them

            1. Nomar
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Me too.

              Forster on bench as well. Martinez played.

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            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Wtf

              1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 14 days ago

                It's kind of exhausting to have this idiot ruin everything just because EVERY SINGLE penalty he takes is at the exact same spot.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  He’s got one of the best pen records in PL, but OK...

            2. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Reel it in fella

            3. HonestBlatter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              RUHE

            4. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Great timing with the Stop Online Abuse message of late.

              1. AMBELLINA PRISE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 14 days ago

                He abused me first by being an idiot

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  He doesn't even know or care who you are

            5. Utopsis
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Just wow

          6. Free Hat
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Lovely bench I have with Forster, Saka mitchell and dallas.

            Too bad I had to start Lingard&watkins instead 😀

            1. doher.ty
                2 months, 14 days ago

                I've benched Dallas for every single one of his goals and played him in a ton of fixtures that he's blanked lol my benching decisions this year have been shocking

                1. Free Hat
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Not too fussed about dallas. At city and this gw was the right benching choice. Just bad luck.

                  1. zotter
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Agreed

            2. The White Pele
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Forster you absolute beauty!

            3. CrouchDown
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              JWP so close!

              Would have been a perfect couple of minutes

            4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              So goalkeeper issue sorted for gw36

              1. Shteve
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 14 days ago

                Mccarthy?

            5. Isco Disco
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 14 days ago

              Mendy and Forster on WC was the right choice for the DGW.
              Who else got this right?

              1. Life_Ban
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  I will do you a favour. Play free hit and switch Mendy to McCarthy

                  Fulham won't score

                  1. Isco Disco
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Nah I have faith in Fraser Forster after his heroics today.
                    Thanks for the advice tho!

                • doher.ty
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    lol we get it you own Mendy and Forster.

                • Rep Poulette
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Forster starting next gw?

                  1. WE GO FOR IT
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    Highly unlikely

                • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Bench on FH doing far better than required:

                  Forster, Mitchell, ESR, Vydra

                • zotter
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 14 days ago

                  Surely he stepped forward Forster. Not that should be penalised but it has been earlier in season

                  1. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    He stepped forward, but he also had his another foot behind the line.

                    1. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Ah ok. Fair enough

                • Finding Timo
                    2 months, 14 days ago

                    GTG for -4 - rudiger, Bruno & nacho to digne, son & DCL?

                    1. zotter
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      All good. Great three players you’re bringing in. For both 36 and 37

                      1. Finding Timo
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Brill cheers

                    2. fplking14
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      I have Greenwood, Soyuncu, Forster and Mendy playing. Feels like I've hit gold lol.

                      1. mynameisq
                        • 7 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Meanwhile I've got Zaha and maddison

                      2. zotter
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Great call with Soy

                        1. Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Did you watch him play either game!?

                          1. zotter
                            • 11 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Today I did

                            1. Super Saints
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              He was horrific last game and started today very badly, awful pick but got very lucky with the goal

                      3. TheDragon
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Can you share the cheat codes with me please?

                        That’s absolutely amazing - congrats!

                      4. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        I have zaha and Cahill 🙁

                        1. TheDragon
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          It’s season over for us Zaha owners

                          Single handedly ruining my chances of the top 10k

                          1. Fudgy
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            I've been stuck at 40-50k for 6 weeks now 🙁

                            1. TheDragon
                              • 3 Years
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              I was stuck there for like 10+ weeks

                              Finally got within touching distance at 15k but Zaha over Greenwood is putting me backwards quickly

                              1. Fudgy
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                2 months, 14 days ago

                                Extremely foolish of us

                          2. WE GO FOR IT
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            We put the axe in our own leg. If I had dared to take the hit for TAA, I would've been forced to pick Eze. Should've gone with that in hindsight.

                    3. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Evening all!!! Do we think this move is sensible for me for this week for the rest of the season???

                      Bruno, Nacho, Azpila to Son, Kane and Coufal(exact money)

                      Many thanks!!!

                      1. zotter
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Leeds defender over Coufal? Or Philips ?

                        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Already have Dallas and TAA mate!! Nicely stocked up there !! Haha

                    4. Bleh
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Was so close to captaining Greenwood as a differential pick, chickened out and captained Salah. Always go with your gut instinct.

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Sample size: 1 gameweek

                      2. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        You went with your gut. It was wrong. Get a better gut.

                        1. teneighty
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          I'm going for bigger gut!

                      3. DycheDycheBaby
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        With ya on that one

                    5. bso
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Forster another opportunity in goal with that penalty save?

                      1. TheDragon
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        It’s not going to be worth a -4 to get rid of him so I’ll just play him and hope

                        1. bso
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          I don't have a choice but to play him...just 8 starters next week.

                    6. Dirty_Harry
                      • 12 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Zaha was a trap wasn't he.

                      1. The Ilfordian
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Will let you know in 45 mins

                      2. The Suspended One
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Always and forever

                      3. TheDragon
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Perfectly reasonable pick

                        Just a very bad outcome currently. If Mili scores that penalty Zaha is on 8 points for the GW with 45 mins to go. So it’s fine margins

                        1. The Suspended One
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          That cheating disgrace of a penalty? Oh what could have been...

                          That wouldn’t change anything about him being a bad pick.

                        2. Fudgy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Very true. We were just unlucky this week. Great pick on paper.

                          1. The Suspended One
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            Great pick for a top notch manager

                          2. F_Ivanovic
                            • 5 Years
                            2 months, 14 days ago

                            On a FH team? sure. Spending a transfer on him... not so much IMO given there's still 3 other GW's to think about

                            1. Fudgy
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 1 Year
                              2 months, 14 days ago

                              Tbh I just got him for the Sheffield game and was willing to remove him on a hit because I thought he hauls Vs Sheffield united

                      4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        well if you watched palace this season and zaha for 99% of it then it was a stay away

                      5. Utopsis
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Yep - only need to actually watch him play

                    7. Gudjohnsen
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Swallow my pride and bring in the boring pick a la Son

                      Or go for a differential like Mahrez or Bale?

                      1. zotter
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Depends if chasing or what

                      2. Tomas_brolin
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        It’s a game. Make the fun pick and go Bale

                        1. The Ilfordian
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          It’s talk like that leads to weeks like this.

                      3. Revival
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Oh...I would go for Mahrez or Bale now. Have some fun!

                    8. The Suspended One
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Adam’s has missed so many sitters but he scores that!

                      Oh fpl...

                    9. Utopsis
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Brilliant set peice routine!

                      1. Utopsis
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Piece*

                      2. DycheDycheBaby
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Just annoying that JWP assisted the assister 🙂

                        1. Utopsis
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Happy enough with that, my rival has him and I don't 🙂

                    10. demob
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 14 days ago

                      Happy treble gameweek yall.

                      Can this FH team be improved, vicious criticism welcome

                      Allison
                      TAA Digne Dallas Stones
                      Mahrez Salah(c) Son
                      Bamf DCL Kane

                      Fodder keeper/Raph/Willock/Mitchell

                      1. zotter
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Excellent team. Can you get ederson and Robertson instead by maybe going foden over mahrez

                        1. zotter
                          • 11 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Also surely play Raph. Maybe forget stones

                        2. demob
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          Thanks.. Helpful. Spose small chance pep rotates ederson now title is wrapped

                      2. Revival
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Son > Mane by downgrading Allison maybe or else Son > Bale

                    11. Life_Ban
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Be honest with me folks

                        Tell me the truth

                        If I ditch Jota...how scared should I be for next GW

                        Thinking to get Mahrez instead
                        ..or do I really 3 pool players?

                        1. dunas_dog
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          If he does not start v United think it would be a mistake

                        2. demob
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          I'm thinking Mahrez too.. But was more sure of him being included if they hadn't won title today.. Surely he needs playing time before CL final tho

                          Have Jota.. 2nd time I bought him this season and been just as crap

                        3. Utopsis
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          If it's Jota for Mahrez, I'd probably do that for free.

                      • Vinyl78LP
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Where's my Armstrong assist ??

                      • aborg
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Damn...the second assist that Mili ruined for Zaha.

                        1. Yank Revolution
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 14 days ago

                          He stinks.

                      • jdp219
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 14 days ago

                        Which defender for a hit?
                        1) Dallas
                        2) Digne