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Southampton midfielder Saphir Taider is expected to leave the club after joining just three weeks ago.

Taider joined Southampton on a year-long loan from Inter but has not met Ronald Koeman's expectations and could leave as soon as this week. He hasn't featured in a match yet and won't be a fantasy option even if he finds a way to remain in the Premier League. The midfielder is expected to join Italian club Sassuolo who are playing in Serie A for the first time ever. This situation is not expected to affect Pablo Osvaldo's status at Inter.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 30 - 5:10 PM

Morgan Schneiderlin has appealed to Southampton fans after scoring a brace against West Ham.

Schneiderlin's brace was enough for the Saints to win 3-1 over West Ham. The midfielder has come out to say after the match that he has always respected the Saints' fans even thought he had requested to be sold to a bigger team over the summer. Schneiderlin also added that his future is now at Southampton and he will do his best to continue pleasing the fans. Despite the two goals today, the midfielder is not an usual threat and is not the best of fantasy performers. Avoid him for now.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 30 - 5:03 PM

Grazianno Pelle scored to help Southampton to a 3-1 win over West Ham United.

Pelle has been good in his first three Premier League matches but has been getting extremely unlucky. He had a few shots come close to goals and one ruled out for offside earlier in this match. At the end of the day, he finished with a goal to help Southampton win in inspiring fashion. The first half was a dull but the second was exciting as the Saints found their groove and went out to attack. Dusan Tadic looks like the real deal and James Ward-Prowse has been great as well. The future is bright at St. Mary's.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 30 - 1:20 PM

Dusan Tadic can continue his good fantasy form as Southampton travel to Upton Park to face West Ham in Week 3.

The summer signing from FC Twente is already showing signs of promise with a 12 point haul against West Brom in Week 2, containing a smattering of successful crosses and a couple of shots on target. Tadic is classed as a midfielder but had an excellent goal-scoring record in Holland and is lining up as a left-sided forward in Ronald Koeman's current system, so he's well worth a look for the Saints' trip to West Ham.
Aug 29 - 4:36 AM

Southampton midfielder Lloyd Isgrove will miss this weekend's match against West Ham United.

Isgrove has been moving up the pecking order but remains a bench player as of now and is not fantasy relevant regardless of injury. He is still young and has shown tons of promise, but he is not yet ready to be a Premier League regular and will need to continue improving at this rate to make a run at a rotation spot.
Aug 28 - 10:15 PM

Southampton are reportedly after Belgium international Toby Alderweireld.

Alderweireld is a good defender who would be a likely starter at Southampton. He can play both center-back and right-back, so it's not certain where exactly he'll line up, but he will immediately improve the Saints already solid defense. The Saints are also in pursuit of Tottenham's Andros Townsend, who would add an exciting option to their attack.
Source: DailyEcho
Aug 27 - 11:56 PM

James Ward-Prowse hit the post in the in 70th minute but that was as close as either side got in a listless nil-nil draw at St. Mary's.

Dusan Tadic was again active as he looks to replace the creativity lost in midfield that was lost when Adam Lallana left for Liverpool this summer. Fellow Eredivisie alumni Graziano Pelle was less convincing as he managed to miss a couple of solid opportunities presented by Tadic. Ward-Prowse rattled the post but wasn't quite the force he was last weekend against Liverpool. A disappointing result for the Saints who will expect to win matches like this at home.
Aug 23 - 12:06 PM

Ryan Bertrand could be a wise addition to your Yahoo fantasy defence as Southampton face West Brom in Week 2.

A promising debut from Bertrand for Southampton at Anfield suggests the left-back is ready to come out of the shadows and nail down a permanent first-team spot for the first time in his career. The Saints have a cracking fixture with a potential clean sheet opportunity, so Bertrand is an absolute steal priced below £5million.
Aug 22 - 4:31 AM

Ramirez missed the first week of the season through a groin injury and is now expected to be out for at least one more.

The Uruguayan midfielder still doesn't know his role in new manager Ronald Koeman's gameplan so it's hard to make an accurate estimate for his fantasy upside this year. With that in mind, Southampton played well over the weekend and were dangerous in attack with James Ward-Prowse, Dusan Tadic, and Steven Davis contributing to the attack, meaning Ramirez may very well be coming off the bench once again this season. Avoid until we see his role in Koeman's team.

Southampton entered the season a major question mark after losing so many key players over the summer but, if today was any indication, look to have plenty of reason to be optimistic as they gave Liverpool plenty of trouble today despite losing in the end 2-1.

One of the few regulars from last season, Nathaniel Clyne, ended up scoring the Saints only goal of the day, and it was a nice piece of work. He played a give-and-go to Dusan Tadic who backheeled the ball back to the sprinting Clyne and the fullback smashed it home. Despite conceding twice, the defense was generally organized as they were able to contain Liverpool other than the impossible to track Raheem Sterling. Graziano Pelle was rather quiet, but with his feet now wet in the PL, should improve going forward. The Saints have a plus matchup next week as they host West Brom in their home opener.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 17 - 10:51 AM

New Southampton signing Florin Gardos did not travel with the club due to a thigh injury.

The defender will certainly miss week one and could be out longer depending on his recovery time. While he is absent, Maya Yoshida will be the likely starter for the Saints alongside Jose Fonte. We don't recommend the Southampton defense this week as they're facing a lethal Liverpool attack that will continue being dangerous even without Luis Suarez.
Aug 15 - 7:51 PM

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is still undecided on whether to start Shane Long at Anfield on Sunday.

Long just joined the Saints a few days ago and is still getting accustomed to his new team. We believe Long will likely partner Graziano Pelle in attack one fully fit but there is a good chance he comes off the bench in week one. Avoid him in fantasy leagues this weekend but keep an eye on him if he comes off the bench. He can be a good barn door candidate.
Aug 15 - 10:56 AM

Morgan Schneiderlin may not feature in Southampton's week one match as there are continuous transfers rumors about him.

Schneiderlin has insisted that he and Southampton have a verbal agreement in place that will allow him to move to Tottenham. If that is indeed the case, he is not likely to take part in the Saints' match this weekend. Schneiderlin's fantasy value is relative low regardless of what team he plays for so we would recommend you look elsewhere for fantasy points.
Source: Daily Mail
Aug 14 - 5:30 PM

Southampton have signed Romanian defender Florin Gardos as a replacement for Dejan Lovren.

Gardos has joined Southampton on a four-year deal. The 25 year old is an experienced defender who can provide an immediate replacement for Lovren. Southampton's squad has definitely lost an edge from last season but the new signings they've brought in should keep the club competitive for another top ten finish. Gardos possesses a lot of quality and could be a great fantasy choice if he's prized well in the Yahoo! game. Maya Yoshida is the one likely to lose his starting spot.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 14 - 4:45 PM

Shane Long has completed his second move of 2014 with news that the surprising switch from Hull City to Southampton has gone official.

Southampton certainly have a need in attack as Jay Rodriguez is injured (and reportedly wants to leave) and Rickie Lambert and Dani Osvaldo have already left. The surprising part of this move is the price (£12million) reportedly paid for Long just months after his £5million move to the KC Stadium. The forward performed well for Steve Bruce but hardly well enough to more than double his price. With so many arrivals it will be fascinating to see how Southampton lines up in the early going and how opportunities are distributed in the flow of the attack.
Aug 14 - 12:10 PM


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