Team Preview: Southampton

General Overview

  • Expected formation: 4-2-3-1
  • Expected line-up: Forster; Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand; Romeu, Davis; Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond; Gabbiadini
  • Penalties: Gabbidini, Tadić, Austin (1st choice if on the pitch)
  • Direct free kicks: Ward-Prowse, Gabbiadini, Tadić
  • Indirect free kicks: Ward-Prowse, Davis, Tadić
  • Corners: Tadić, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Bertrand
  • Opening fixtures: SWA (H), WHU (H), Hud (A), WAT (H), Cry (A), MNU (H), Sto (A), NEW (H), WBA (H), Bha (A)

When Pellegrino was announced as the new manager of Southampton, we took an in-depth look at their new boss and how it might affect things from an FPL perspective. We covered the main players of interest and since then we’ve had the pre-season giving us even more information however, I wouldn’t change the vast majority of my advice on the players we should consider.

The only player extra I would consider, given his performance last season and the fact Pellegrino seems to like him too, is James Ward-Prowse (£5.5m) who seems to be nailed and is on most of the set-pieces. I like this guy a lot, he has a stupidly accurate dead ball delivery and isn’t exactly too bad from open play either, the only question is his game time. If he gets 90 minutes consistently, I think he would provide brilliant value.

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Click the link below for a profile on Pellegrino as well as the other players to consider in the new-look Saints team…



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