SCOUT: Southampton FPL team analysis for 2020-21

Will these Saints go marching in to your team?

Ralph Hasenhüttl will be managing these Southampton FPL fantasy options for real
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Consider which Southampton players could be suitable for your FPL team this season.

As well as budget choices, our scout is investigating all possible selections from each squad in the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League.

Southampton FPL players

Let’s sort through Southampton’s FPL team and make some recommendations.

🥅 Goalkeepers

With funds so tight given the abundance of great outfield options, Alex McCarthy is certainly a decent option at just £4.5m.

Saints are relatively tight, and overspending on a ‘keeper feels silly when there are relatively few points to be one.

Especially early on in a season before defences have had a chance to settle and get into a rhythm.

McCarthy is one of the best budget choices, although Brighton’s Mathew Ryan has the added appeal of a £4m deputy you can back him up with just in case.

With Angus Gunn also costing £4.5m, McCarthy doesn’t come with this safety feature.

👬 Defenders

£5m Jack Stephens has the potential for attacking contributions, but even so he only scored once and assisted three last season.

Your best bets here are £4.5m duo Kyle Walker-Peters and Jan Bednarek, both of whom look like likely starters.

Of the two, we’d go with Walker-Peters as he likes to join the attack, while Bednarek has competition from new signing Mohammed Salisu.

🏃 Midfielders

At £5.5m, Stuart Armstrong could be one of the bargains of the season if he picks up where he left off last season.

He ended the campaign with a flurry of goals and assists, playing an attacking role in an impressive Saints side.

On balance we think he looks a better option than the similarly priced Allan Saint-Maximin, just on the basis that Newcastle are likely to be more defensive.

As for Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse, there’s no real need to consider either with Armstrong coming cheaper.

🥳 Forwards

Is Danny Ings worth £8.5m? Absolutely yes – he’s shown more than enough to suggest he’s not just a flash in the pan, and he gets bonus points.

Another ≈200-point season would be no surprise whatsoever, and that would be a good return for a £10m midfielder so he remains excellent value for money.

Keep an eye out too for the progress of £6m Che Adams, who looked much improved following the restart.

Southampton FPL team verdict: top 3 picks

⓷ Kyle Walker-Peters

⓶ Stuart Armstrong

⓵ Danny Ings