After scoring only once in the first seven fixtures, Redmond’s Fantasy Premier League price dropped below his initial value of £6.0m.
On both occasions, he collected two bonus points and returned a nine-point haul.
Listed as a midfielder in FPL after being used as a winger throughout his career, Redmond has benefitted from a role up front under Claude Puel.
When assessed against his numbers from 2015/16 at Norwich, Redmond has improved considerably.
His touches in the box (up from 2.4 to 5.9), goal attempts (1.5 to 3.1), shots inside the penalty area (0.8 to 2.4) and efforts on target (0.5 to 1.2) are all on the rise.
Redmond 2015/16 v 2016/17
|Numbers per match||2015/16||2016/17|
|Penalty area goal attempts||0.8||2.4|
|Penalty area touches||2.4||5.9|
Over the first nine Gameweeks, Redmond has registered 22 attempts inside the penalty area, with only Arsenal’s Theo Walcott (£8.1m; 21.9% ownership), with 25 managing more from midfield.
Redmond’s tally of 11 attempts on target has been bettered by only four FPL midfielders, with popular targets such as Philippe Coutinho (£8.4m; 36.8%) and Alexis Sanchez (£11.3m; 23.8%) registering 12 apiece.
Furthermore, his 2.3 key passes per appearance is again superior to an average of 1.3 in the previous campaign, while his total of 21 chances created is identical to Coutinho's.
In spite of his favourable price, Redmond has been acquired by just over 16,000 FPL managers heading into the weekend and is part of 6.4% of squads.
Sunday’s visit of Chelsea will certainly present a big obstacle for Southampton. Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in three successive Gameweeks since a move to a 3-4-3 formation.
But with Puel continuing to manage the pitch time of Charlie Austin (£6.6m) and Dusan Tadic (£7.2m), it could be Redmond, who has played all but three minutes of this campaign, who poses the greatest threat of all to the visitors' newly resilient rearguard.