Player News - Southampton

Date: Team: Pos:

Jose Fonte helped Southampton to another clean sheet today in their home match against Stoke City.

Southampton have the best defense in the Premier League, at least statistically, as they've only allowed five goals in nine matches. Second behind them is Chelsea, who've allowed eight goals, and everyone else is in the double digits. That is a huge jump between them and everyone else, so having at least one of their defenders is very helpful. The obvious choices are Nathaniel Clyne and Ryan Bertrand, but the Jose Fonte has had a quietly strong season and is known to be able to score a goal or two. Use him with confidence going ahead.
Source: Livescore
Oct 25 - 2:42 PM

Sadio Mane scored to give Southampton a 1-0 win over Stoke City and take his team to second place in the standings.

The Saints played another spectacular match and this time it was Sadio Mane who took them to victory. The young winger scored from inside the penalty box on a rebound off of a Grazianno Pelle shot. Pelle was unlucky in this one as he hit the woodwork more than once. Dusan Tadic was by far their best player once again and almost scored himself but kept being denied. All three of the Saints attackers are great options as we go forward with this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 25 - 12:10 PM

Graziano Pelle added another brace Southampton's thrashing of Sunderland and will be the danger-man again as Stoke come to town.

Pelle must feel like he's walking on a cloud right now, making his international debut and scoring his first goal earlier this month, and grabbing six Premier League goals to help guide his new club to 3rd in the table. I wouldn't bet against the Italian continuing this excellent form at home to Stoke.
Oct 24 - 5:12 AM

Fraser Forster is top of the goalkeeper picks for Week 9.

Southampton are in great form and have the best defensive record in the league, so with a home game against Stoke it would appear that Forster is the best keeper choice for the second week running.
Oct 24 - 4:53 AM

Sadio Mane's goal was taken away by the Premier League today and has been ruled an own goal by Patrick van Aanholt.

The Premier League reviews goals the week after and in rare cases like this one, changes the call. This is only important for those keeping track of goals on the season or for Sadio Mane's career, both of which are fairly irrelevant. The good news for fantasy owners is that his goal stands in the Yahoo! game and Mane remains a good fantasy options for the coming weeks. Keep an eye on whether he starts over Shane Long, but we anticipate he will.
Source: DailyEcho
Oct 23 - 10:56 PM

Swansea midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng is quietly having a decent season, including a 13 point performance on Sunday.

Ki Sung-Yueng has been doing fine for Swansea this season but the problem with using him in fantasy is consistency and upside. When Ki has a good game by his standards, it's something like this weekend, 13 points. What you want in fantasy in Ki's price range is someone who almost guarantees you five points but can explode for 25 any given week. Avoid Ki unless you're in a really deep draft league.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 22 - 7:34 PM

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

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