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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
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Mitro got subbed at the same time as Laca.

      Mitro is on 4 yellow cards.

      1. Scotty B
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

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

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Game was over.

        1. Scotty B
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          This

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      May as well see if Sterling gets injured midweek.

      1. Scotty B
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 8 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
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          City would rather finish 1st than 2nd.

  2. Your Mum's Athletic
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

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

    1. g40steve
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Still only 5m, yes.

      • TLF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 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
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Would have to be bennett

          1. TLF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 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.

      • Goodish
          1 month, 8 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
              1 month, 8 days ago

              4.4 for some that got early.

          2. ILOVEBAPS
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Yes

          3. JohnRoss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Still great value

          4. Your Mum's Athletic
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Cheers all

          5. Stars
              1 month, 8 days ago

              I might

            • Nose for baps
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 8 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.

          6. g40steve
              1 month, 8 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
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Kane
                Sterling, Hazard, Salah
                TAA, Robertson

                1. g40steve
                    1 month, 8 days ago

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

                2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Auba
                    Sterling, Hazard, Richarlison
                    TAA, Alonso

                    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                        1 month, 8 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
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Nice set of mids!

                        2. g40steve
                            1 month, 8 days ago

                            Another four out of six, so many permutations.

                        3. Pigeon
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Aubameyang
                          Sterling Hazard Anderson
                          Alonso Robertson

                          1. g40steve
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Some good options.

                        4. Atimis
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 8 days ago

                          Would you get Son or Dele?

                          1. g40steve
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Dele

                            • GreenShark1
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 8 days ago

                              Son

                            • Stars
                                1 month, 8 days ago

                                Yes I would get one of them

                              • Devo-McDuff
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Son

                              • Sarri's Blue Balls
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                1. lugs
                                  • 1 Year
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

                                  Martial yes, idk about Tripps

                              • HD7
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 8 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
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 8 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 month, 8 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

                                3. white lightning
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 8 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
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 6 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    a. All day long

                                  2. TorresMagic™
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                    • 9 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    Rather a) right now.
                                    Might change midweek.

                                4. Best_07
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                  1. Goodish
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Good score, well done.

                                    • Dynamic Duos
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                      1. Best_07
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        How come ?

                                      2. TorresMagic™
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        You were in the top 200 so expected.

                                        1. Dynamic Duos
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 8 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
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                  2. Super Saints
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 8 days ago

                                    TAA to Doherty for free?

                                    1. Best_07
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      I think both are great value.

                                    2. g40steve
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Can you not squeeze both in?

                                        1. Super Saints
                                          • 2 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          What's the point in having Trent?

                                          1. Best_07
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                    3. ralfb
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 8 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
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        green of course unless Richo going crazy.

                                        1. ralfb
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          Can you see Richarlison effective ownership anywhere?

                                          1. ralfb
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            And avg bench points coming in?

                                          2. TorresMagic™
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            • Has Moderation Rights
                                            • 9 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            Nearly 80% and around 2.5

                                      2. Best_07
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Depends on tomorrow game.

                                    4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 8 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
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        looking good

                                        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                                          • 5 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          Cheers

                                    5. Best_07
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                    6. _Ninja_
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 8 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Hojberg Laca to Son Jiminez?

                                      1. drughi
                                        • 9 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        yes

                                    7. Subzero (-4)
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                    8. Atimis
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                      1. Ole Trafford
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Not sure I’d take a hit for Kolasinic.

                                    9. Ole Trafford
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                    10. Dynamic Duos
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 8 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
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 3 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        Brooks to Snodgrass.

                                    11. Junior ⚽
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 3 Years
                                      1 month, 8 days ago

                                      Robertson (6.2) or TAA (5.4)

                                      1. Goodish
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                      2. df34
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 8 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.

                                      3. df34
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 6 Years
                                        1 month, 8 days ago

                                        *the

                                      4. Eat my goal!
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        1 month, 8 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

                                      5. sandman58
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

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

                                        • New Post
                                        • Concrete
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 4 Years
                                          1 month, 8 days ago

                                          A Hazard to Sterling or keep Haz

                                          B Sane to Sterling keeping Haz

                                          1. sandman58
                                              1 month, 8 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
                                            • 2 Years
                                            1 month, 8 days ago

                                            Salah + Wilson > Sterling + Auba?

                                          3. Henning
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 8 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
                                            1 month, 8 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
                                              1 month, 8 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?!