fantasy premier league match analysis GW23 – Southampton v Everton

Here’s the fantasy premier league match analysis for GW23 – Southampton v Everton

Southampton 0 Everton 0

Line ups 


  • 31 Boruc
  • 02 Clyne
  • 03 Yoshida
  • 05 Hooiveld Booked
  • 23 Shaw
  • 04 Schneiderlin Booked
  • 10 Ramirez (S Davis – 71′ )
  • 18 Cork
  • 21 Guly (Rodriguez – 62′ )
  • 42 Puncheon (De Ridder – 87′ )
  • 07 Lambert


  • 01 K Davis
  • 13 Fox
  • 22 Richardson
  • 08 S Davis
  • 27 Chaplow
  • 33 De Ridder
  • 09 Rodriguez


  • 24 Howard
  • 03 Baines
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 15 Distin
  • 18 Neville
  • 23 Coleman (Anichebe – 58′ )
  • 21 Osman Booked
  • 22 Pienaar
  • 25 Fellaini
  • 07 Jelavic (Mirallas – 66′ )
  • 14 Naismith


  • 01 Mucha
  • 05 Heitinga
  • 34 Duffy
  • 08 Oviedo
  • 16 Hitzlsperger
  • 11 Mirallas
  • 28 Anichebe

Despite having a new manager there were no surprises in the Saints line up.  The same for Everton although the only line up battles is maybe at RB where Coleman lined up and in the 1 midfield place where Naismith lined up instead of Anichebe although I expect Mirallas to play a role going forward now that he’s fit given his creative abilities and his ability to run at people.

I have to confess that I only saw the 2nd half of this game but I gather that Southampton dominated it and should have scored through Lambert.  The 2nd half was much more Everton pushing forward and creating chances and Southampton concentrating on the break.

  •  Considering Southampton were up against one of the best attacking teams in the league the there defensive stats were fantastic.  Evertons were pretty ordinaryy
  •  lambert had by far the best shooting stats with only Fellaini registering in addition
  •  Lambert and Fellaini led the pen box touches
  • Puncheon and Ramirez led the chances created led the chances created
  • Ramirez/Do Prado and Pienaar/Fellaini were the most forward midfielders


As I said only saw the 2nd half but probably the most disturbing aspect of this game was Fellaini sitting in CM rather than supporting Jelavic which seemed to be taken up by Naismith and then Aniechbe .  He did register on the shooting stats for this game but at a far lower level then you would normally hope for.  The positives though is he has some bizarre ability to get bonus points having received 5 in his last 2 games which seemed pretty undeserved to me.  In addition his schedule and in particular his next 2 games are too attractive to dump but his stats are  certainly worrying.  Here’s the next 6 games


30 Jan 19:45Gameweek 24West Brom (H)
02 Feb 15:00Gameweek 25Aston Villa (H)
10 Feb 16:00Gameweek 26Man Utd (A)
23 Feb 15:00Gameweek 27Norwich (A)
02 Mar 15:00Gameweek 28Reading (H)
09 Mar 15:00Gameweek 29Arsenal (A)

Its certainly worth reviewing before Man U away

The Everton defence now have finally kept 2 clean sheets in a row and with a reasonably attractive schedule, a see above, its time to think about them as possibilities.  Distin at £5.3m is the best bet to me.  Baines is obviously the most popular choice but unless you’ve got cash to burn its just not worth the additional cash at £7.5m when you consider its 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 14.

For southampton the home defence is really coming to the fore and has numerous cheap alternatives.  It’s now 2 clean sheets in the last 3 and Shaw and Clyne seem the best options at £4.0m

Puncheon continues to be the cheap midfield option of choice in fantasy premier league and he continues to produce the odd goal or assist.  Although Saints have a slighty difficult schedule he’s still a good option unless you want to go very cheap for say Guthrie of Reading at £4.1m

Lambert has shown in his last 6 with 4 goals and 2 assists a return to his goal scoring form plus he also has penalty duties.  Southamptons schedule isnt great and their DGW is now over.  At the moment I’m reserving judgement as he hasnt sprung out in the underlying stats but is the greatest creater of chances behind Suarez for forwards

Here’s Southamptons schedule going forward

30 Jan 20:00Gameweek 24Man Utd (A)
02 Feb 15:00Gameweek 25Wigan (A)
09 Feb 17:30Gameweek 26Man City (H)
24 Feb 13:30Gameweek 27Newcastle (A)
02 Mar 15:00Gameweek 28QPR (H)
09 Mar 15:00Gameweek 29Norwich (A)
16 Mar 15:00Gameweek 30Liverpool (H)
31 Mar 16:00Gameweek 31Chelsea (H)


1 thought on “fantasy premier league match analysis GW23 – Southampton v Everton”

  1. should i keep fellani now last 5 games no goals and mirallas and anichebe give moyes more option for forward role what do u think?

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