Southampton get their 2020/21 Premier League campaign underway on Saturday with an away trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.
Saints will be looking to carry on their form from the latter stages of last season whilst Roy Hodgson and his Palace side will be looking to put right their poor results from the same period.
Both sides have seen limited transfer activity this summer but have instead added in key areas to improve their chances of having a successful year.
Fans will not be able to see their favourite players playing in the flesh for now but will hope to see good performances on either live television of via highlights.
Ahead of tomorrow’s big kick-off, fans will also be getting their Fantasy teams worked out and seeing if they can find any potential hidden gems to score heavily in points.
Saints’ form at the back end of 2019/20 will have given a few clues as to who may prove to be a good addition to your team. Here are five players who could be useful over the course of the coming campaign and the FPL prices for the whole Saints squad:
Despite taking a long time to blossom in a red and white shirt, Adams’ four goals in the final six league games of 2019/20 showed that he could be a real threat to teams this time around.
The pressure will be on Ings to score heavily again this season again after his 25 goal haul in all competitions last season. Even if he does not reach the same heights again, he is a tireless worker for his teammates and can weigh in with an assist or two as well.
McCarthy kept seven clean sheets in the Premier League in 2019/20 and looks to have returned to confidence – being named as Saints’ number one will only add to that and, at a price of just £4.5m on FPL, the 30-year-old could be a bargain this year.
Armstrong is unavailable for this weekend’s meeting with Palace but will remain a key attacking outlet for Saints over the course of 2020/21 given his ability to chip in with goals and cause problems around the opposition’s penalty area.
The England international’s tenacity in midfield has been key to Saints’ eventual success under Hasenhuttl and he will contribute a healthy amount of goals and assists because of his ability to drive forward from central areas.
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Saints’ 2020/21 FPL prices
Danny Ings – £8.5m
Nathan Redmond – £6.5m
James Ward-Prowse – £6m
Che Adams – £6m
Stuart Armstrong – £5.5m
Sofiane Boufal – £5.5m
Moussa Djenepo – £5.5m
Shane Long – £5.5m
Ryan Bertrand – £5m
Jack Stephens – £5m
Yan Valery – £5m
Michael Obafemi – £5m
Alex McCarthy – £4.5m
Angus Gunn – £4.5m
Jannik Vestergaard – £4.5m
Kyle Walker-Peters – £4.5m
Jan Bednarek – £4.5m
Mohammed Salisu – £4.5m
Oriol Romeu – £4.5m
Josh Sims – £4.5m
Will Smallbone – £4.5m
Jake Vokins – £4m