Player News - Southampton

Date: Team: Pos:

Sadio Mane could be fit to face Swansea on Sunday.

The Southampton was injured while on international duty but is now back and could challenge Eljero Elia and James Ward-Prowse for a starting spot. Elia played well during Mane's absence but wasn't as exceptional as he's hyped up to be and Mane will certainly challenge him for a starting spot. It's hard to trust either one in fantasy at the moment as they're likely to be rotated as the season goes on.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 30 - 11:09 AM

Maya Yoshida and Florin Gardos are in a battle to earn a start in Southampton's match against Swansea this weekend.

Yoshida just returned from international duty and will be challenging Gardos for a start. Gardos was benched earlier this month for playing poorly, but he looked much better once Yoshida was out for international duty. This will likely be a mystery up until lineups are announced and we don't feel good with either defender in formats where you can't change the lineup up until kickoff.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 30 - 10:41 AM

Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld has completed a loan move to Millwall.

Hooiveld has lost is backup center-back job at Southampton after the club signed Florin Gardos and Toby Alderweireld earlier this season. He had been on loan at Norwich this season as he is now behind Gardon, Alderweireld, Jose Fonte, and Maya Yoshida on the pecking order at Southampton. The loan is beneficial for everyone.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 30 - 9:46 AM

James Ward-Prowse has signed a new contract that has him staying at Southampton until 2020.

The youngster has 17 appearances this season despite sitting out several weeks through injury and has appeared every bit as advertised. He rose through the ranks of Southampton's system and has been fantastic this season. This is a great sign for Southampton, who have a good piece for the future in the 20 year old and someone they could potentially sell for a big profit. Ward-Prowse is a good fantasy option as he will likely start again if Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama continue missing time.
Source: Daily Echo
Jan 30 - 9:41 AM

Shane Long left Southampton's FA Cup match earlier today with suspected broken ribs.

This is another big blow for a Southampton team already thin at the forward position. If Long has indeed broken his ribs, you can expect to see a lot more of James Ward-Prowse and Eljero Elia in the coming weeks, both of them proving to be fantastic fantasy options when on the pitch. Check back later for a timeline on Long's absense.
Jan 24 - 2:02 PM

Ronald Koeman has indicated that he expects to have injured trio Toby Alderweireld, Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama back in the next two weeks.

For Alderweireld, that prognosis represents a significant move forward in the timetable for his return. The Saints can probably get by without the trio against struggling Swansea City at St. Mary's and, if Koeman is accurate, then get their defensive spine back from injury. That would be great news for a club that will need some good injury luck if it is to sustain it's current lofty position in the table.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 23 - 11:48 AM

Emmanuel Mayuka is at risk of missing the remainder of the African Cup of Nations after the Zambia attacker was stretchered off mid-way through the second half of Thursdays’ defeat to Tunisia with a muscular injury.

The Southampton player had opened the scoring for the former champions but a late goal from Tunisia was enough to secure 3 points meaning Zambia must win against Cape Verde if they harbour any hopes of progressing to the knockout phase. Despite limited game time this season Ronald Koeman will be hoping Mayuka is not sidelined for any significant period of time following the injury setback to Jay Rodriguez – no return date – and the continued absence of Sam Gallagher [knee]. The Saints are a little lightweight up front with Graziano Pelle the only recognised out and out striker although Shane Long is capable of playing in a more advanced role.
Jan 23 - 10:34 AM

Southampton's new signing Eljero Elia scored twice to give Southampton a 2-1 win over Newcastle at St James' Park.

Elia played well once again but this time came away with two goals. He looks to have been a great signing for the Saints in the offseason and he is proving them with much important depth at the moment. Southampton continues to win tough games on the road and are now in serious contention for a top four spot. More than half way through the season, the Saints are sitting in third place, two points head of fourth place Manchester United.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 17 - 2:46 PM

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was absent from Wednesday nights’ FA Cup win over Ipswich Town after picking up an injury which is likely to keep him sidelined for between 2/3 weeks.

Pre-match the official social media account confirmed Schneiderlin was out due to a ‘slight knock’ although it was later confirmed the player had suffered an adductor [groin] strain and the injury situation was made a lot worse on 45 minutes tonight when Victor Wanyama pulled up with a hamstring injury. Saints have now lost three players to muscular injuries in the last three days with Toby Alderweireld expected to miss the remainder of January. However Southampton can at least count on the timely return of Jack Cork [ankle] after a month out while Jake Hesketh was named among the substitutes for the third round replay after recovering from a knee injury.
Source: Daily Mail
Jan 14 - 5:43 PM

Morgan Schneiderlin will miss two to three weeks with a hip injury.

Southampton struggled a bit during the holiday period when Schneiderlin missed time and it showed just how important he is to this squad. With him missing time and Jack Cork still injured, Harrison Reed is likely to step in. Reed showed he has a high potential in fantasy but is not reliable enough to be trusted at the moment. We can also see Dusan Tadic drop back into midfield with James Ward-Prowse and Eljero Elia starting on the wings.

Southampton winger Eljero Elia impressed fans during his debut in the Saints' 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Elia only played a little over 60 minutes but it was enough for him to impress the fans. He finished with five fantasy points, which put him at a pace of seven points per 90 minutes. Even though those are not eye-popping numbers, we saw that there is potential there and Elia could be a great addition to your bench at only £ 4.64 M. I wouldn't trust him this week, but if he can carve out a consistent role, Elia could be a difference maker down the road.
Jan 14 - 12:36 PM

Rumors are out that Manchester City could make a bid on Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez.

Rodriguez is still recovering from a set-back that he suffered in his recovery from a torn ACL but is supposed to return soon and there are questions about how he'd fit at Southampton. With the club employing Dusan Tadic, Shane Long, Sadio Mane, and newcomer Eljero Elia at Rodriguez's position, it's not out of the question that they may decide to cash in £20m for the forward.
Source: Daily Echo
Jan 14 - 12:26 PM

Florin Gardos is expected to be Southampton's starter at center-back for the next four weeks with Toby Alderweireld being ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Gardos is a solid fantasy player who can be had for cheap. He had seven points in the match against Manchester United and that was without getting credit for the clean sheet due to him coming on as a substitute. Gardos is a solid target in both the Yahoo! game and in season long formats.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 14 - 12:12 PM

Toby Alderweireld is expected to miss around four weeks with a hamstring strain.

The Southampton defender had fit in perfectly at his new club but the injury derails his first Premier League season. The good news for the Saints is that they have capable replacements in Florin Gardos and Maya Yoshida, who is currently away on international duty. Gardon, on the other hand, did very well against Manchester United on Sunday. Expect Gardos to continue starting and buy low on him in fantasy - he is a good player on a top three defense.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 14 - 11:59 AM

Dusan Tadic came on in the second half to score the lone goal in Southampton's 1-0 win vs Manchester United.

Tadic didn't start the match, but came on in the 63rd minute for Eljero Elia and scored the game-winner six minutes later. Tadic's goal came after Graziano Pelle's shot - created by Tadic - ricocheted off the right post and back towards the penalty mark. Tadic finished the chance cool and cleanly with his left foot then proceeded towards the fans, removing his shirt and celebrating as if he was watching Mario Balotelli highlights in the locker room at halftime. The goal gave Southampton its first win at Old Trafford in Premier League history and push the Saints to third place, two points above Man United and 10 points back of PL leaders Chelsea.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 11 - 1:16 PM

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