Dugout Discussion

Bennett benched as Cardiff match Wolves’ 3-4-3 formation

Owners of budget defender Ryan Bennett (£4.2m) will be disappointed to see that he was named on the bench for Wolves’ trip to Cardiff City.

The two newly-promoted sides both turned heads with their team-sheets as they prepare to kick off Gameweek 14 of Fantasy Premier League.

Bennett has been replaced in the back-three by versatile Moroccan international Romain Saïss (£4.2m) while Adama Traore (£5.3m) gets just his second league start of the campaign.

Naturally, popular options Rui Patrício (£4.6m), Matt Doherty (£4.9m) and Raúl Jiménez (£5.9m) all retained their starting places.

Meanwhile, Neil Warnock has matched his opposite number by deploying his Cardiff side in a 3-4-3 formation.

Sean Morrison (£4.7m), Sol Bamba (£4.5m) and Bruno Ecuele Manga (£4.5m) make up the back three with Junior Hoilett (£5.0m) and Harry Arter (£4.9m) as the left and right wing-backs respectively.

Josh Murphy (£4.8m) and Victor Camarasa (£4.5m) are the wide forwards either side of Callum Paterson (£5.2m).

Cardiff City XI (3-4-3): Etheridge; Bamba, Morrison, Manga; Hoilett, Ralls, Gunnarsson, Arter; Murphy, Paterson, Camarasa.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Boly, Coady, Saïss; Vinagre, Moutinho, Neves, Doherty; Costa, Jiménez, Traore.

Become a Member and access our data

Memberships for the 2018/19 campaign are now available for the price of just £15.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 130+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

CLICK HERE TO BECOME A FANTASY FOOTBALL SCOUT MEMBER

1,379 Comments Post a Comment
  1. zon
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 20 mins ago

    Forgive me, terribly early but can't help myself: RMWCT

    Fabianski Button
    Alonso Laporte TAA Bellerin Doherty
    Sterling Sane Siggy Fraser Paterson
    Kane Arnie Jimenez

    Could also go with double Pool def with Robertson by downgrading Patty -> 4.5.

    1. pstokes2010
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 11 mins ago

      Honestly about 6/10. Lots of rotation risks.

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      15 days, 23 hours ago

      Brooks instead of Fraser then upgrade elsewhere or keep spare.

  2. Stoichkov#8
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 20 mins ago

    Is Doherty worth 4.9?

    1. Mr Frost
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 19 mins ago

      For those who got him at 4.4m, selling at 4.6m, no point selling.

      1. Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 17 mins ago

        That's where I am, wildcarding in a few weeks and he'll be staying. Rui is going the journey though.

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          15 days, 23 hours ago

          First wildcard?

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            15 days, 23 hours ago

            Yep.

            1. Ross From Friends
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              15 days, 23 hours ago

              im thinking of using it for the mid-week games! when are you using yours?

      2. Stoichkov#8
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 17 mins ago

        Is Doherty worth 4.9 ?

    2. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 18 mins ago

      You should have bought him when he was 4.4. 4.9 is a bit expensive for the atrocious Wolves defence

    3. BRENTMEISTER_GENERAL
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 17 mins ago

      to bring in now - no. He was good at 4.4 with the lovely early run

      Digne looks a better bet

    4. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 14 mins ago

      My thinking too. Had him for 2 weeks but selling on WC enables Dilva > Sane.

      1. Stoichkov#8
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 10 mins ago

        Same. Got him few GWs ago too and WC soon. Think Im selling.

        1. Dybala10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 8 mins ago

          Don't have that loyalty aspect either and they just look like they will concede every week.

  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 20 mins ago

    Sterling > Gunnarsson?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 19 mins ago

      Already done

    2. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 19 mins ago

      no chance of a rest at least

    3. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 18 mins ago

      Tututututu

      Dont be bitter because you would have wanted Sterling but couldnt because you wanted to play it safe

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 19 mins ago

    Did your worse 2/3 players play tonight ? Mine did and they got 6 each on avg.

    1. Auboomerang
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 17 mins ago

      Like most, 12 points from Doherty & Jimenez. Would've taken that before the game as it sets up the weekend nicely.

  5. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 18 mins ago

    Looks like no 32 OR missed the deadline - a tasty Richarlison (c)

    1. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 17 mins ago

      Cue Richarlison haul

    2. Niho992
      16 days, 17 mins ago

      He has awful team, how is he 32 lol.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 14 mins ago

        Amazing with no Man City players!

        1. F_Ivanovic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          15 days, 22 hours ago

          He sold Sterling the previous week for Richarlison. Before then he was picking captains right every week mostly. Back to back 100 scores 8/9 helped

    3. TRASH BOAT
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 17 mins ago

      aint over till the fat deeney sings

      1. Mysterion
        16 days, 8 mins ago

        He's not fat just big-cojoned

  6. Kub3
    16 days, 18 mins ago

    Yet another not so great start to the gameweek. Just glad Bennett didn’t come off the bench for a 1 pointer.

  7. Win'dian
    • 2 Years
    16 days, 18 mins ago

    What'd be the wolves defence EO% around?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 15 mins ago

      Pat 22%
      Doherty 47%
      Bennett 15.5%
      In top 10k

  8. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 18 mins ago

    Anyone keeping Wolves defence on WC?

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 17 mins ago

      Only Doherty

    2. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 17 mins ago

      Dont have a WC

      1. Jᴀʀᴠ oғ Tʜᴇ Gᴀʟ…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 15 mins ago

        Not sure the question was aimed at you in that case.

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 13 mins ago

          Just find it boring all those WC when you dont have one. But yeah. You’re right, good sir.

          1. Pieterke30
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            16 days, 13 mins ago

            All those WC questions*

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      16 days, 16 mins ago

      Doherty as I got him at 4.4 and he should be good for semi-consistent attacking returns. Pat is out though.

    4. zon
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 15 mins ago

      Yes, Doc

    5. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 17 hours ago

      Legend doch at 4.4

  9. JasonG123
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 17 mins ago

    I have scored 34 points from my goalkeeper this season. This is worse than what I would have scored if I'd just selected any goalkeeper and set them for the season (lowest is DDG with 39) and my goalkeeper has played an extra fixture (I have Patricio). Lol@me.

    1. Mr Frost
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 14 mins ago

      Look at Lloris's fixtures. That is a long time set and forget.

      1. mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        16 days, 10 mins ago

        Agree. Looking at him or Pickford

      2. JasonG123
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 23 hours ago

        Yes I advised a friend of mine to get him on their WC last week. If I can afford him I'll get him.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 13 mins ago

      63 for me, Ederson is the keeper everyone should have

      1. JasonG123
        • 5 Years
        15 days, 23 hours ago

        Amazing rank. Good luck!

    3. Garra Charrua
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 12 mins ago

      59 here thx to Ryan

    4. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 12 mins ago

      Sheesh. I've got 51 from Patricio, but probably a few more points from the 0.5 saved on a 4.0m GK too. Lol@you

    5. BRENTMEISTER_GENERAL
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 11 mins ago

      Ederson + Hamer 9.5 (at original prices)
      two 4.5 = 9.0

      the rotating 4.5 route isn't worth it for me. You only save 0.5 and risk picking the wrong one.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 8 mins ago

        Yeh Ederson and Button for me, but this is definitely the way to go.

      2. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        16 days, 6 mins ago

        By not rotating, you also risk picking the wrong one

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          16 days, 5 mins ago

          That is probability for you 😉

        2. BRENTMEISTER_GENERAL
          • 1 Year
          16 days, 2 mins ago

          yes but you don't have your mistake mocking you from the bench!

    6. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 22 hours ago

      52 for me with McCarthy/Fab and now Fab/Patricio since last week.

      11 points from McCarthy GW1 against Bur (H) and 11 points from Fab GW6 against Che (H) is what makes that score respectable!

  10. RÏɠBY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 15 mins ago

    so do you trust a) fplstatistics or b) fantasyfootballfix for price rises?

    (they are wildly different at the moment when it comes to sane/sterling)

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      16 days, 14 mins ago

      always fplstatistics

      1. RÏɠBY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        16 days, 13 mins ago

        yeah.. not so melodramatic maybe

  11. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 13 mins ago

    Wolves in baaaaaaaddd form - without Neves & Jonny for chelsea on Wednesday night, things could be going from bad to worse

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 12 mins ago

      Hazard to score 13 goals in 2 games?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 10 mins ago

        Probably a bit optimistic, but certainly good to stay positive, whatever gets you through dude

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 7 mins ago

          Yeah you got the sarcasm I think.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            16 days, 4 mins ago

            Na, just the idiocy

            1. Pieterke30
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              16 days, 3 mins ago

              😀

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm not too worried. Most of their main assets are still decent value. Will assess after New (A) and Bou (H)

  12. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 10 mins ago

    Kelly has said "come from behind" too many times now... 😆

  13. Liegitty
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 10 mins ago

    Damn benched Gunnarsson for his first haul of the season 🙁

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 9 mins ago

      Who is 'Damn'? A mini league rival??

      1. Liegitty
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 6 mins ago

        HAHAHAHA.... ha .. ha

      2. Gentle_Turks
        • 1 Year
        15 days, 23 hours ago

        Sounds Scandinavian.

  14. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 7 Years
    16 days, 9 mins ago

    Firmino to Mitro OR Willian to Schurrle?

  15. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 9 mins ago

    Doherty > a spurs defender looks good.

    Depending on team news, Trippier ideally... if still not fit then Aurier or potentially Bavies

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 7 Years
      16 days, 8 mins ago

      Is Rosebud still crocked??

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        16 days, 7 mins ago

        Somebody said he’s back in training, but I haven’t heard definitely...

        1. Mysterion
          16 days, 5 mins ago

          On the bench vs Inter i think

        2. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          16 days, 5 mins ago

          He was on the bench for Inter game

    2. Mysterion
      16 days, 5 mins ago

      Won't they just alternate pretty much every game now that all 4 are fit?

    3. BRENTMEISTER_GENERAL
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 5 mins ago

      dont like it
      rotating fullback conundrum with lots of games and final champions league match

      Bavies / Rose
      Serge / Trip

    4. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      15 days, 23 hours ago

      Trippier still in rehab..not playing this GW

    5. F_Ivanovic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      15 days, 22 hours ago

      Definitely not Davies or Aurier. Rose seemed to be first choice before he got injured - Bavies one of our worst players - doesn't offer enough. May be some rotation but expect him to start most games now he's back.

      Likewise with Trippier - should start most games when back fit.

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 6 mins ago

    Rethink my 2fts and go Kane and Hazard in, Ageuro and Salah out.

  17. matto_damatto
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    16 days, 5 mins ago

    Neves out now? Whats a good 5mil replacement?

    1. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      15 days, 23 hours ago

      5th YC, not a big surprise

  18. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    16 days ago

    Early thoughts before Irunaway for the evening. Assuming Trippier is available, I'm planning Jonny > Trippier this week (and probably captain him). Would you do it differently? 1FT. 2.0 ITB.

    Patrício
    Alonso, Digne, Jonny**
    Anderson, Antonio, Sterling, Mané, Hazard
    Arnautovic, Vardy

    Hamer | Yedlin, Doherty, Kamara

  19. davies
    • 4 Years
    15 days, 23 hours ago

    Thoughts on this -8?

    Patricio Doherty Mane > Lloris TAA Alli

    *Got Vinagre

    1. BRENTMEISTER_GENERAL
      • 1 Year
      15 days, 23 hours ago

      smacks of knee jerk

      I like Mane to Alli
      Pat to Lloris - not for a hit

      why you losing Doherty and keeping Vinagre?

    2. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      15 days, 23 hours ago

      i mean the guy just scored did he not

  20. FPLShaqiri
    15 days, 23 hours ago

    To wildcard or not to wildcard, that is the question...

    Patricio
    Robertson Alonso Ricardo
    Mané Salah Martial Fraser
    Arnautovic Aguero Zaha
    Hamer | AWB Bennett Neves
    1FT, 0.1m ITB

    Would be looking at Kane, Sterling and many more...