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Jimenez benched for Wolves’ trip to Newcastle as Neves returns

Newcastle United take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the only Premier League match to be contested on Sunday, with kick-off at St. James’ Park at 16:00 GMT.

After disappointing defeats in Gameweek 15, both clubs bounced back with positive performances and results in midweek: the Magpies gaining a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park and Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops recording their first win in two months with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea.

Interest from a Fantasy perspective is mostly in Wolves’ assets, with four of their squad boasting an FPL ownership of 10% or higher: Ryan Bennett (£4.2m), Matt Doherty (£5.0m), Ruben Neves (£5.0m) and Raul Jimenez (£6.1m).

The first three of those players take their places in Santo’s starting XI but there is bad news for owners of Jimenez, who – along with Joao Moutinho (£5.3m) and Morgan Gibbs-White (£4.3m) – is only among the substitutes this afternoon.

The Mexican striker was the third-most-bought FPL player of Gameweek 16 following his goal against Chelsea on Wednesday.

Adama Traore (£5.3m), Diogo Jota (£5.9m) and Helder Costa (£4.8m) make up the visitors’ front three on Tyneside.

No FPL defender has registered more shots on target than Doherty this season, but Wolves are without a clean sheet in the league since Gameweek 8.

Rafael Benitez has made three changes to his team, with Ciaran Clark (£4.5m), Matt Ritchie (£5.8m) and Ayoze Perez (£6.1m) replacing Javier Manquillo (£4.3m), Jacob Murphy (£4.8m) and the suspended Fabian Schar (£4.6m).

Kenedy (£4.9m) and Paul Dummett (£4.4m) have recovered from injury but are only among the substitutes.

Salomon Rondon (£5.8m), who has three goals in his last four starts, once again leads the line for the Magpies.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.7m) is the most-owned Newcastle player in FPL, sitting in 3.2% of squads.

No Premier League club has lost on as many occasions at home (six) as the Magpies in 2018/19.

Newcastle United XI (3-4-3): Dubravka; Lascelles, Fernandez, Clark; Ritchie, Diame, Ki, Yedlin; Atsu, Perez, Rondon.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Rui Patrício; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Neves, Saïss, Vinagre; Hélder Costa, Diogo Jota, Traore.

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  1. Scotty B
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    Schmeichel
    TAA Kolasinac Alonso
    Pereyra Dilva Anderson Hazard
    Kamara Lacazette Kane

    Stekelenburg Richarlison AWB Digne

    Dilva/Laca > Sterling/Mitro seems like it has to be done...

    Dilva is surely going to be out this week at the very least with a hammy injury & Laca just isn't starting or completing games for whatever reason and yesterday rubber stamped that plus with it coming up to Xmas period and likes of KDB coming back both seem massive rotation risks.

    Mitro is nailed with great fixtures and is nailed and Sterling is one of peps faves he will play most games and even odd one he doesn't he doesn't come on for cameos and could absolutely smash the points this month and is a season keeper.

    Thoughts?

    1. willl
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Mitro got subbed at the same time as Laca.

      Mitro is on 4 yellow cards.

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        They were 3-0 down and as you say on 4 yellows so pointless risking it when they need him over these next few weeks. He's been on 4 yellows for ages

    2. TLF
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Mitro only played 45 mins last game week, do you know why ?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Game was over.

        1. Scotty B
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          This

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      May as well see if Sterling gets injured midweek.

      1. Scotty B
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        No way he plays in that dead rubber and may not be able to wait as I have exact funds for the moves

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          City would rather finish 1st than 2nd.

  2. Your Mum's Athletic
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 10 days ago

    If you didn't have Doherty, would you still get him in?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Still only 5m, yes.

    2. TLF
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Yes, I don't and I need to find a way to get him on board asap. Got Pat, Bennett and Jiminez which has complicated things. Likely I'll sell Bennett for him.

      1. Your Mum's Athletic
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Would have to be bennett

        1. TLF
          • 3 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          I dont really want Pat to be honest, if I change him for another keeper I may leave Bennett as fodder and get Doherty in for someone else.

    3. Goodish
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      I would. I’ve learnt to forget about base price and judge them on what they’re doing and he’s out scoring all 5m defenders. Don’t worry that he used to be 4.5, just get him in.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 10 days ago

        4.4 for some that got early.

    4. ILOVEBAPS
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Yes

    5. JohnRoss
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Still great value

    6. Your Mum's Athletic
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers all

    7. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        6 months, 10 days ago

        I might

      • baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 10 days ago

        I bought him early and noticed a drop in his underlying stats 3 weeks ago and sold him to get TAA. It was considered as a good long term move here. We know what happened 🙁 With some bad fixtures gw23 might be the correct time think about getting him back.

    8. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 10 days ago

      Would you like to play a game?

      WHO are your key players in positions below?

      Forward X1
      Mid X3
      Def X2

      At present;
      Kane,
      Sterling, Hazard, Sane
      TTA, Alonso

      1. Auboomerang
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 10 days ago

        Kane
        Sterling, Hazard, Salah
        TAA, Robertson

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          6 months, 10 days ago

          How’s the rest of that team look, you have all the big tickets?

      2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Auba
          Sterling, Hazard, Richarlison
          TAA, Alonso

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Perspective: I have Son for Spurs cover. Just got Anderson as well, but 0.9M ITB to switch him back to Martial after GW17. Martial's a season keeper for me

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Nice set of mids!

            • g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Another four out of six, so many permutations.

          2. Pigeon
            • 2 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Aubameyang
            Sterling Hazard Anderson
            Alonso Robertson

            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Some good options.

        • Atimis
          • 2 Years
          6 months, 10 days ago

          Would you get Son or Dele?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Dele

          2. GreenShark1
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 10 days ago

            Son

          3. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Yes I would get one of them

            • Devo-McDuff
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Son

            • Sarri's Blue Balls
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Any insights whether Martial and Tripps have a good chance of being fit to start GW17?

              1. lugs
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Martial yes, idk about Tripps

            • HD7
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Im absolutely thrilled with my season. If I have one regret though it aint Auba Captain and Salah VC. Its... Doherty (havent had him in my team yet)

              1. TLF
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Agreed, I'm sitting around 4k currently, so many ifs and buts in this game but had I got Doc on board instead of Bennett in GW4 that rank would be looking even better. I really can't complain though, having my best season ever so far.

              2. Goodish
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 10 days ago

                There’s always regrets. Unless you finish first, I guess. But other than that you’ll always be thinking about ifs and buts, its human nature. For what it’s worth I’d get Doherty in now if you feel that way. Doesn’t matter that he’s 0.5 more than he used to be, he’s still cheap for the points he’s getting

            • white lightning
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Just after some advice please. I have 1ft & 3.4itb. My current team:

              Fabianski (Patricio)
              Alonso, Robertson, Doherty (AWB, Digne)
              Sterling (c), Sane, Son, Richarlison (Billing)
              Auba, Wilson, Jimenez

              Which transfer do you like:
              (a) Billing out - F. Anderson in for free (will bench Richarlison) or
              (b) Wilson & Sane out - Chicharito & Salah in for a -4 hit

              Thoughts & thanks.

              1. ILOVEBAPS
                • 7 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                a. All day long

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Rather a) right now.
                Might change midweek.

            • tafrère
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              72 pts with Keane and Richarlison left. 2.2K OR right now. Loving it.

              1. Goodish
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Good score, well done.

              2. Dynamic Duos
                • 5 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Difference in mind set, but well done and glad your happy, 1983 OR with Alonso and Richarlison, I'm disappointed.

                1. tafrère
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  How come ?

                2. TorresMagic™
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  You were in the top 200 so expected.

                  1. Dynamic Duos
                    • 5 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Yeh took my team in the direction of Kane and Aubameyang didn't pay off this week, but fingers crossed it pays off.

                    1. TorresMagic™
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • Has Moderation Rights
                      • 10 Years
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      My theory is talk about your rank less and it improves as only GW38 counts.

            • Super Saints
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              TAA to Doherty for free?

              1. tafrère
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                I think both are great value.

              2. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Can you not squeeze both in?

                1. Super Saints
                  • 2 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  What's the point in having Trent?

                  1. tafrère
                    • 2 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Top 2 defense in the league + attacking threat ? Could be £6.0m

            • ralfb
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Have alonso and Kamara coming from bench but no player left for tomorrow - had 8 points today - should I expect red or green with that?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 10 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                green of course unless Richo going crazy.

                1. ralfb
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Can you see Richarlison effective ownership anywhere?

                  1. ralfb
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    And avg bench points coming in?

                  2. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Nearly 80% and around 2.5

              2. tafrère
                • 2 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Depends on tomorrow game.

            • It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Save FT and GTG for next GW (baring no injuries)?

              Fab
              TAA Schindler Doherty
              Sané Sterling Son Anderson
              Kane(c) Auba Jimenez

              Bench: Hogg AWB Dunk

              1. drughi
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                looking good

                1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 5 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Cheers

            • tafrère
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Keane my huge differential tomorrow. A goal and a clean sheet would be lovely.

            • _Ninja_
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Hojberg Laca to Son Jiminez?

              1. drughi
                • 9 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                yes

            • Subzero (-4)
              • 4 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Is laca and Richarlison-> sterling and Chico Hernandez for next 2 gameweeks worth it? Would be for a hit?

            • Atimis
              • 2 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Play Kamara/Martial(If fit) or maybe -4 to do Balbuena to Kolasinac?

              1. Ole Trafford
                • 6 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Not sure I’d take a hit for Kolasinic.

            • Ole Trafford
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Fraser and martial to Anderson and Son for -4? No spurs “cover” and have Chicharito

            • Dynamic Duos
              • 5 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Got to sort this Midfield out it is just all wrong, 0.9itb , got some really thinking to do.

              Sterling Sane Richarlison Brooks Obiang

              1. Amsterhammer
                • 3 Years
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Brooks to Snodgrass.

            • Junior ⚽
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              Robertson (6.2) or TAA (5.4)

              1. Goodish
                • 1 Year
                6 months, 10 days ago

                To me Robertson is worth the premium. Expecting over 30 points difference. But obviously I could be wrong

            • df34
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              MOTD highlights are quite poor. Only 8 mins of actual football highlights shown of th Chelsea vs Man City game, its a bit disappointing.

            • df34
              • 6 Years
              6 months, 10 days ago

              *the

            • Eat my goal!
                6 months, 10 days ago

                Tempted to captain sterling this weekend rather than the obvious Kane - city are going to want to bounce back from their defect and Everton could find themselves getting hit hard

              • sandman58
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  Whos the better option?
                  Chicarito or Rashford?
                  Have Jimenez & Auba
                  6.9 to spend

                • New Post
                • Concrete
                  • 4 Years
                  6 months, 10 days ago

                  A Hazard to Sterling or keep Haz

                  B Sane to Sterling keeping Haz

                  1. sandman58
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      Hazard out for Sterling
                      Keep Sane
                      City score far more goals
                      Have better fixs
                      Will put Everton to the sword after losing

                  2. LǝgleSs e|even
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Salah + Wilson > Sterling + Auba?

                  3. Henning
                    • 4 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Hmmm what to do 1 FT and 0.4 m in the bank.

                    Fabianski Hamer

                    Robertson Dunk Digne Wan-Bisaka Doherty

                    Sterling Sigurdsson Fraser Felipe Sane

                    Kane Lacazette Jimenez

                  4. El Fenomeno R9
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    6 months, 10 days ago

                    Well lesson learned,sometimes just need to jump on some bandwagons.

                    I keep ignoring Doherty/Wilson/Fraser and now Auba/Kane but only because i think Salah/Hazard will do better.

                    Dont want to pay 2M+ more to get players that already got me down in OR.
                    Problem is they gain a lot of TV in the process which could cost me later in the season.

                    Hope my players start to perform better.

                  5. Benteke Fried Chicken
                      6 months, 10 days ago

                      David Silva is reported to have only a “tight hamstring”, should I still get rid before Everton?! Can’t imagine he’d be risked midweek regardless so team selection would give nothing away. Is it silly to think he could start Saturday and I should keep?!