SOU Vs CRY Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Reinvigorated Southampton look to continue galloping up the points tally come today.
Over two months back, when Southampton were ripped into and decimated by Leicester City to be put down 8-0, there were little expectations accorded from the side to wrench out of their impasse. The defeat saw them planted in the trenches of the league standings, hammered down into the relegation spots with nothing emoting towards the side breaking break of the turmoil they were entrapped in.
And it’s those set of events which have made the side’s resurgence in the ongoing edition of the Premier League all the more special with the side completing overhauling their underachieving form now. From that dreary performance to defeating Chelsea 2-0 in their foregone contest, Southampton’s complete turnaround can be gauged, one which has seen them move all the way into 14th place.
With two wins in a row, the side have now won four out of their five foregone clashes, a side which has clearly impressed with the kind of fight, character, valour, grit and gustiness it has shown to emerge from a point of no return and make massive strides in the league. And they’ll be looking to emulate the same form when Crystal Palace come calling today in the side’s gameweek 20 encounter.
Defeating West Ham 2-1 the last time around, Crystal Palace find themselves in 9th place with the club massively punching above its weight despite being devoid of the services of a slew of its star performers. And they’ll be looking to keep that spree going in a match which looks set to be a tantalising affair between two units who have endured a season reminiscent to each other.
Probable Playing 11
- Djenepo continues to recover from his injury for Southampton, ruling the player out for this one for Southampton.
McCarthy (GK), Soares, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Nathan Redmond, Obafemi, Danny Ings
Vicente Guaita (GK), Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, Sakho, Jairo Riedewald, Cheikhou Kouyate, Luke Milivojevic, James McArthur, Meyer, Wilfried Zaha, Jordan Ayew
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Southampton Vs Crystal Palace
Date And Time: 28th December, Saturday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
- Stephens, Bednarek, Obafemi, Adam
- Vicente Guaita, Martin Kelly, Jairo Riedewald, Luka Milivojevic
Top Goal Scorer
- Danny Ings: 11 Goals
- Jordan Ayew: 5 Goals
Freekick And Corner Taker
- Luka Milivojevic
Southampton Vs Crystal Palace: 1-1
SOU Vs CRY Dream11 Goal-Keeper
A massive reason for Crystal Palace managing to hold fort and emerge as such a vigour and resilient defensive unit despite being engulfed in a spate of injuries has been their shot stopper Vicent Guaita. The player has been lauded for his valour and perseverance as a goal-keeper, a player who has pulled off some astounding saves to ensure his side have been able to prevail in this dicey period.
SOU Vs CRY Dream11 Defenders
With both the sides flourishing off late due to their acumen in defence, one which has augured extremely well for either side, we envisage this encounter to be a 0-0 tie. More so owing to the gameplan with which crystal Palace will make an advent into the encounter, one which will see them hand over a massive precedence to ensuring they pull off a cleansheet before anything else.
It sees us rope in Martin Kelly from the side while from Southampton we have gone in with an entire barrage of defensive picks with the three players lining up this facet of our Dream 11 side. It’s not only down to the side’s acumen in defence off late but Crystal Palace’s dreary showings in attacks, something which sees us repose faith and earmark all of Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens and Cedric Soares for this one.
SOU Vs CRY Dream11 Midfielders
Where the bygone slot was all about the picks from Southampton, this section of our Dream 11 side features a trivalent of picks from the Crystal Palace for the day. All our picks are being imbedded in from the side, majorly owing to the defensive resolve they have provided to their side, names who have pulled off a hoard of blocks and tackles for the side.
Jairo Riedewald and James McCarthy are both being nailed down in our framework from the side owing to their fortitude and resolve while in Luka Milojevic and Wilfred Zaha we are moving in with a seamless blend of function and grace. These are tow enigmatic names, a duo which has in unison held for the side in their attacking travails and hold the most realistic goal threat for the side in this one.
SOU Vs CRY Dream11 Strikers
Michael Obafemi was given a chance in the foregone encounter for his side and the player ensured he grabbed it with both hands to pull off an enigmatic and euphoria filled display against Chelsea. He came up with a goal for the side, one which assures him of a place in the side’s playing 11 for this tie.
We have decided to skip out on Ings with the player set to be given a limited time out in the middle as his side veer up to face off against Tottenham in a few days, going in with Che Adams in place of him.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Obafemi will be captaining our side out for this one while Zaha is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.