Player News - Southampton

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Dusan Tadic was the star as Southampton put in a phenomenal performance, thrashing a woeful Sunderland side 8-0

Tadic was the top recommendation in Nik's Player Picks column this week, and he didn't let anybody down. The midfielder grabbed his first Premier League goal and picked up three assists for a massive fantasy score, as Southampton smashed eight goals past sorry Sunderland. Graziano Pelle also starred with two goals, with Jack Cork, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mané grabbing a goal a piece, along with two shocking own goals from the Black Cats. The Saints are a wonderful side to watch and move back in to third place, just one point behind Manchester City. The likes of Tadic, Pelle and their defence / goalkeeper should be on your fantasy radar for the foreseeable future.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 18 - 12:12 PM

Dusan Tadic is top of the the midfielder picks in Nik Argiropoulos' weekly column.

After a great start to his Southampton career Tadic had a poor game against Spurs in Week 7, but the midfielder can get back on track at home to Sunderland. Playing as a left sided forward, the Serbian attacker is creating chances, taking set pieces, hitting plenty of shots on target and is the pick of the midfield options for Week 8.
Oct 17 - 7:33 AM

Ryan Bertrand can put in another strong performance as Southampton host Sunderland in Week 8.

On-loan from Chelsea, Bertrand has been superb for the Saints and can't be far away from an England call-up. Solid in defence and increasingly impressive linking up with Dusan Tadic down the left flank, the fantasy points are flowing in the Yahoo game, so the 25-year-old deserves to be top of the list of defenders for the match against the Black Cats.
Oct 17 - 7:22 AM

Fraser Forster is top of the goalkeeper picks in Nik Argiropoulos' player recommendation column.

Impressive Southampton have the best fixture of the weekend at home to Sunderland, so naturally that would make Forster the top keeper recommendation as he has the opportunity of both win and clean sheet points. England's back-up dropped in value after the Saints defeat at Tottenham in Week 7 so he is currently available for the bargain price of £5.58million.
Oct 17 - 7:18 AM

Mario Balotelli has praised Grazianno Pelle, who replaced him in Italy's squad against Malta earlier this week.

Pelle celebrated his first international call-up with a match winning goal, which was fitting given his hot start to the Premier League season. Pelle has fit in great with Southampton, scoring and assisting at will after a rough first couple of matches. The big man finds way to get shots on target and as long as he remains active, the goals should keep coming.
Source: DailyEcho
Oct 15 - 7:42 PM

Southampton were not in good attacking form in their 1-0 loss to Tottenham, with a howler missed by Sadio Mane late summing up a frustrating day for the Saints.

In his debut last weekend for the Saints, Mane was a key figure in their victory over QPR. Today, that was not at all the case. Tottenham's defense kept it together as well as they have all season and important players like Dusan Tadic had an off day. Still, the Saints had an opportunity to get a result, but Mane badly scuffed a shot when given a huge target to score. Ronald Koeman will have the international break to figure out what went wrong today before hosting Sunderland next.
Source: NBC Sports
Oct 5 - 11:41 AM

Dusan Tadic can perform well in Week 7 despite Southampton's away match at Tottenham.

Ronald Koeman has done some phenomenal business over the summer to rebuild his Southampton squad, and Tadic is at the top of that list of signings. The attacking midfielder is playing on the left side of a front three and has displayed creativity (3 assists), expert delivery (11 successful crosses) and an eye for goal (seven shots on target and two against the woodwork). This writer has concern for Spurs this weekend, and Tadic is the danger-man.
Oct 3 - 4:34 AM

Sadio Mane played very well in his Southampton debut and should have a cemented starting spot going ahead.

Mane is a very fast attacking midfielder/winger who can create danger for any Premier League opposition. He was active the entire match and created chances for his teammates, ending the match with an assist, two shots on target, and three fouls won among a series of other stats. What was impressive was that he finished with 12 fantasy points despite receiving a yellow card. He is a fantastic player to own in fantasy and at £ 7.51 M, he gives you a great differential option.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 1 - 11:08 PM

Toby Alderweireld started last weekend in Southampton's 2-1 win over QPR.

It wasn't certain whether Alderweireld will start and where, but Ronald Koeman trotted him out as a center-back on Saturday. That gives the Saints a very athletic and mobile back four in a very solid defense. They are usually supported by hard working midfielders Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin, so I would recommend using the Southampton defenders at will. Alderweireld is affordable in almost all fantasy formats.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 1 - 11:05 PM

Ryan Bertrand is happy to be getting regular playing time at Southampton after riding the bench at Chelsea.

Bertrand has been very good this season and has helped Southampton look like a top four squad. He has provided some attacking sparks at times and has been solid in tracking back defensively. With the Saints being better than expected, Bertrand is a very good fantasy option, especially in home matches. The only bad news here is that Bertrand's price has gone up in almost all formats after his solid start to the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 1 - 10:49 PM

Dani Osvaldo has told the media he is keen to remain at Inter Milan even after his loan ends.

Osvaldo is still owned by Southampton but is on loan at Inter Milan. He wants to make his move permanent and we are not surprised, as Osvaldo never adjusted to the Premier League and clashed with teammates. Osvaldo's time at Southampton is likely over, especially considering that the guy he punched in the face(Jose Fonte) is now the team's captain.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 1 - 10:46 PM

Southampton beat QPR 2-1 to continues their superb start under new boss Ronald Koeman.

A rare Ryan Bertrand goal gave Southampton the lead, drilling low beneath Robert Green, before Charlie Austin levelled with a superb volley on the turn to give QPR hope of their first away point of the season. However, within minutes Graziano Pelle had put the Saints back ahead with an even better goal, and they held on for a deserved win. Dusan Tadic was impressive once again, hitting the woodwork twice and grabbing an assist.

After a stunning 40-yard strike by Nathaniel Clyne helped knock Arsenal out of the Capital One Cup Tuesday, Southampton manager, Ronald Koeman, believes that he's on course to become the latest of the club’s players to be capped by England.

Ronald Koeman: "I think he is ready. He has a lot of experience. He is playing very well from the beginning of the season and scored a great goal [against Arsenal]. His performances are very good and he is an option for the national coach but I’m very happy to have him in our team because he brings a lot of quality and experience. It is very important for the team." Clyne is the third-highest scoring defender in Yahoo's PL Fantasy game right now.
Source: The Guardian
Sep 25 - 11:24 PM

James Ward-Prowse was an expected to miss Tuesday night’s Capital One cup game at The Emirates but what was originally thought to be a minor problem has now been confirmed as a stress fracture of the foot ruling the Southampton midfielder out for around ten weeks.

Ward-Prowse began the season in fine form starting all but one game for Southampton; his performances have been a driving force in his side’s superb start to this campaign. But despite his early withdrawal on a stretcher at Swansea concerns were quickly allayed as post-match coach Ronald Koeman revealed - he had spoken to the medical team and the injury was not thought to be serious - the club remained "optimistic" of a return this weekend. However following further testing, a scan confirmed the severity of the injury with an initial prognosis of up to three months out - Victor Wanyama the player most likely to benefit after his winning goal at The Liberty.
Source: Daily Mirror
Sep 24 - 4:58 AM

Southampton climb into second but the three points at The Liberty came at a cost as James Ward-Prowse and Maya Yoshida are lost to injury.

James Ward-Prowse will be assessed after the Saints midfielder was caught by Swansea debutant Frederico Fernandez midway through the second half resulting in the player leaving the field of play on a stretcher. Although the early signs did not look good post-match Ronald Koeman confirmed that he had spoken with the medical team who advised the problem was "not bad," despite having his ankle fixed in a plastic cast. There was also good news regarding defender Maya Yoshida, his ankle injury only appears to be knock meaning a return next weekend would be realistic with defensive teammate Toby Alderweireld also expected to recover from the minor hamstring injury which sidelined him for the win over Swansea.
Source: Daily Mail
Sep 22 - 7:24 AM

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