Why Danny Ings was dropped to the bench for Southampton vs Leeds

Leeds vs Southampton

This latest batch of Premier League fixtures will draw to a close very shortly.

The clash in question will see Leeds and Southampton face off at 6 PM UK time.

Both sides will head into the tie with little to play for.

The pair, as things stand, are languishing in mid-table, unlikely to be sucked into a relegation scrap, but also with little chance of securing a European berth.

Why Ings was dropped vs Leeds

Leeds are more in form than the Saints at present.

However, the Whites have a pretty poor defensive record, which both Southampton and FPL fans were no doubt expecting both Takumi Minamino and Danny Ings to take advantage of.

On Southampton’s starting line-up being revealed an hour before kick-off, though, it was confirmed that both Ings and Minamino were dropped to the bench.

Ings has been a Fantasy Premier League favourite this year and is currently owned by just over 15 per cent of users.

So, there will no doubt have been many out there wondering why the forward has been demoted to bench duty.

Now, The Athletic’s Southampton reporter, Dan Sheldon, has shed some light on the situation.

According to Sheldon, Ings and Minamino being been dropped down to the bench is a ‘tactical decision’.

He adds that Ralph Hasenhuttl viewed Chelsea as an intense match and is expecting the same tonight, which is why all of Ings, Minamino and Moussa Djenepo have been rested.

 

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