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Artur Boruc has made last season's loan deal with the Cherries permanent after helping them win promotion to the Premier League.

Boruc, whose Southampton contract expired at the end of the season, was available to Bournemouth on a free and both the player and club elected to extend their relationship. The keeper came to the club as an emergency loan in September of last season and ended up staying for the entire promotion campaign. He picked up 18 clean sheets as the Cherries won the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League.
Source: espnfc.com
May 26 - 11:22 AM

This is just a reminder that Kelvin Davis will start Southampton's last match of the season.

Ronald Koeman confirmed earlier that Davis will get his 300th match for Southampton ahead of Paulo Gazzaniga. Gazzaniga was given a chance to prove himself in the last two matches so the Saints can plan ahead for next season and his performance was solid for the most part. It's unknown if Saints think they can survive with Gazzaniga and Davis next season with Fraser Forster expected to miss a big part of the campaign. We think Davis will lead the Saints in August if no new goalkeeper is signed this summer.
May 22 - 6:12 PM

Morgan Schneiderlin will miss the last match of the season due to a knee problem.

Schneiderlin was considered questionable for the last match so he is obviously close to returning but won't be risked. Schneiderlin has been a big part of Southampton's success this season despite only playing in 26 Premier League matches. There are multiple rumors sending him to other clubs this summer though, so his fantasy value could be impacted in a major way depending on where he lands this summer. Keep an eye on his status through the transfer window.
May 22 - 5:51 PM

Jay Rodriguez will travel with Southampton for the final match of the season but will not be in the match squad.

Rodriguez is still recovering from numerous set-backs of his ACL injury and will not feature for a single minute this season. His recovery from an ACL injury has been extremely problematic and has us worries more than usual about his long term recovery. Rodriguez will go into next season with lowered expectations so he can probably be had for cheaper in fantasy leagues. He is a high risk, high upside pick late in drafts.
Source: Ben
May 22 - 12:00 PM

Jose Fonte has revealed that he is trying to persuade Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne to stay at Southampton this summer.

Both Schneiderlin and Clyne are being pursued by big clubs and rumors has it that one or both will leave Southampton this summer. The Saints captain Jose Fonte is trying to change that as he's lobbying both players to stay in Southampton. The Saints have a good chance at a European competition next season if they can win points at Manchester City this weekend but things aren't entirely in their hands as they need Tottenham and Liverpool to drop points as well. Their qualification for the Europa Cup could be the determining factor on whether or not Clyne and Schneiderlin are sold.
Source: Daily Echo
May 21 - 11:20 PM

Shane Long played well in Southampton's last match against Aston Villa.

Long started on the wing and quickly set up Sadio Mane for two goals right off the bat. He finished the day with two goals and two assists and is currently the second highest fantasy scorer of the week. That's an impressive display for the forward and despite showing some inconsistency this season, he has proven he belongs in the Premier League. Long may not be a starter next season, especially with Jay Rodriguez returning from injury, but he should stick around the Premier League and can be trusted in fantasy whenever he starts.
Source: Sky Sports
May 18 - 2:41 PM

Sadio Mane put his name in the history books today, registering the fastest hat trick in ever in the Premier League as Southampton rolled over Aston Villa, 6-1.

Well you don't see that every day. Beginning in the 13th minute, Mane would score his first goal. His third would come two minutes and fifty-six seconds later. All three goals were a result of quick reactions to loose balls in front or behind Shay Given with Ron Vlaar clearly at fault for one of them. Needless to say, Villa were shell shocked and the goals kept coming. Shane Long, responsible for teeing up Mane for two of his goals, would grab a brace himself, one which was a beautiful long-range screamer. Graziano Pelle, robbed of a goal ruled wrongly offside, capped off the day with a goal late on. Quite the statement from Soton today.
Source: NBC Sports
May 16 - 9:46 AM

Harrison Reed was once again solid for Southampton when given a chance.

Reed started Southampton's match against Leicester City with Morgan Schneiderlin out with an injury and was once again impressive. He intercepted five passes and won four tackles on the way to 14 fantasy points. It seems Southampton manager Ronald Koeman prefers Reed over Toby Alderweireld in midfield at this point so we would assume Reed starts once again this weekend with Alderweireld again holding down the defense. Both players are decent fantasy plays against Aston Villa in week 37.
May 14 - 12:32 AM

Jay Rodriguez has signed a new four-year deal with Southampton, according to Amy Lewis from Sky Sports.

Rodriguez has missed the entire season with a torn ACL and has suffered numerous setbacks during his recovery. The injury is certainly bringing his value back as no one knows if he'll ever be the same player again and the chances of another club signing him to a big money contract were not big. Rodriguez is hoping to return this season but his ultimate goal should be to remain 100% healthy next year, when he'll have the chance to earn a role at his club again. He is an extremely risky fantasy option next season but provides a big upside.
May 12 - 9:57 AM

Paulo Gazzaniga will earn another start this weekend against Aston Villa.

Ronald Koeman started Gazzaniga surprisingly in their 2-0 defeat against Leicester City last weekend, where the goalkeeper made a fatal mistake to allow the second goal. He was fairly solid outside of that goal and Koeman needs another chance to evaluate the goalkeeper. The manager explained that the reason for this is because Southampton need to make a choice on whether to sign a new goalkeeper this summer since Fraser Forster will be out for the majority of next season with a long-term injury. Kelvin Davis will start the last match, which will be his 300th for Southampton.
Source: Daily Echo
May 11 - 2:14 PM

Dusan Tadic has been ruled out for the season with a groin problem.

He's been dealing with the injury for a while now but he is now ruled out for the rest of the season. Tadic had a fairly successful first season in the Premier League, although injuries and lack of consistency dropped his form quite a bit towards the end of the season. Despite that, he is currently 9th overall in fantasy scoring in the Yahoo! game and enters next season as a high risk-high reward fantasy pick.
May 8 - 2:20 PM

James Ward-Prowse will miss gameweek 36 with a suspension.

Ward-Prowse was sent off for getting a red card against Sunderland and will miss this weekend's match against Leicester City. He will return in week 37 against Aston Villa. With Ward-Prowse, Morgan Schneiderlin, and Dusan Tadic all out, Sadio Mane will most likely earn another start. Mane is the best fantasy prospect from Southampton this week.
Source: Sky Sports
May 8 - 2:14 PM

Arsenal haven't made a bid yet but they have reportedly made official contact with Southampton about the France international midfielder.

Arsenal and Morgan Schneiderlin have been linked for more than a year and now come reports that indicate that Arsenal have made an official inquiry about the holding midfielder. Schneiderlin is out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury so there is no risk of disrupting his focus on the field with an official inquiry. Schneiderlin is likely to have multiple suitors this summer but Arsenal appear to be in the lead assuming the player stays in the Premier League.
Source: espnfc.com
May 7 - 12:02 PM

Jose Fonte has been an unsung hero for years at Southampton through multiple divisions but he is finally getting some praise from the Premier League and fantasy media.

The arrival of Dejan Lovern coincided with Southampton's rise to defensive prominence under Mauricio Pochettino last season. As a result, many assumed that it was Lovern who was the difference. As it turned out, it was the center back who stayed behind, Jose Fonte, who was the real difference-maker. While Lovern has struggled to even get starting time, Fonte has taken plaudits in the media and found himself the fourth highest scoring fantasy defender in the league this season. It may not be pretty or elegant but it is effective.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 7 - 11:20 AM

Sadio Mane scored the Saints lone goal in their loss to Sunderland in Week 35 but the loss shouldn't reflect poorly on a player who has done well in his first season in the Premier League.

Sadio Mane has been extremely productive in limited playing time in his first season in the Premier League. He has only started 21 matches (entering six more as a substitute) and he has notched a total of 232 points in the Yahoo scoring system including eight goals, two assists and 20 shots on target. Starting regularly with that level of production would put Mane among the top ten most productive players in the league regardless of position. The issue is that Ronald Koeman seems to like rotating his attack-oriented midfield players so we may never know if Mane can sustain that sort of productivity.
Source: espnfc.com
May 7 - 11:15 AM



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