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Jiménez role in penalties firmed up at Bournemouth

Wolves’ draw at Bournemouth on Saturday confirmed a theory about the team’s penalty situation.

There were also returns for their popular assets ahead of an appealing trip to Huddersfield coming up midweek.

Meanwhile, some of the latest developments in the Bournemouth midfield could be good news for those backing an Arsenal win in Gameweek 28.

Bournemouth 1-1 Wolves

Goals: Josh King (£6.4m) | Raúl Jiménez (£6.8m)

Assists: Matt Doherty (£5.4m)

Missed penalty: King

The case for owning Raúl Jiménez (£6.8m) continues to strengthen with each passing Gameweek. Not only did he score another away goal, his latest the third from the last four road trips, the Wolves striker also took another penalty for his team. Rúben Neves (£4.9m) has traditionally been the spot-kick taker for Wolves this season, but on the odd occasion, Jiménez has taken them, even while the midfielder is still on the pitch.

This instance was slightly harder to explain than the last time the Mexican took a Premier League penalty for Wolves. It was the 3-2 defeat to Spurs in Gameweek 11, his spot-kick coming after Neves had already converted one. In that match, it seems likely Jiménez took the second penalty to avoid Hugo Lloris (£5.5m) using evidence from Neves’ initial effort to decide which way to dive for a second. Against Bournemouth, there was no such dynamic as Jiménez assumed responsibility for Wolves’ first and only spot-kick of the match.

The answer may lie in an interview the forward did on Mexican television earlier this month. It was reported that Jiménez had agreed on a deal with Neves in which they alternate who takes penalties. The midfielder converted the last one awarded to Wolves, at Everton in Gameweek 25, which would explain Jiménez scoring at Bournemouth.

“I agree with him (Neves) that he will take one, me the next and so on.” – Raúl Jiménez

Unfortunately for Jiménez owners, it does mean that Neves is next up on the rotation but Gameweek 27 proved once again that his open play statistics are still good enough for him not to need penalties. None of his colleagues had as many shots as Jiménez at Bournemouth, and no player in the whole division has registered as many in the penalty box as him in the last four Gameweeks. With a trip Huddersfield up next, it looks as if his scoring run is set to continue.

Matt Doherty (£5.4m) also strengthened his case for a place in the Fantasy Football Scout end of season awards. The wing-back has now won two penalties in the last three matches for Wolves, as he continues to have a dangerous presence in advanced areas. As per usual, Doherty featured in the top three for touches in the final third among his colleagues. With attacking returns always a possibility, the fact that he is facing goal shy Huddersfield midweek could yield a first double-figure haul since Gameweek 8.

While Jiménez and Doherty were the saving grace for many Fantasy managers, it was not the same story for Diogo Jota (£6.1m). For the second time in as many matches, the Portuguese international was hauled off in the second half when Wolves were chasing the game. That will be of some discouragement to his 3.7% ownership as Wolves increasingly have to dig deep to get results. The draw at Bournemouth was not the first time this season that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side has started a game well before having their confidence knocked by conceding. It happened against Newcastle and at the Vitality Stadium and in both cases Jota was not considered an option to help Wolves to get back in the game, replaced by Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.2m) in the 66th minute.

“Until the penalty was given to Bournemouth, we were in the game. After that we lost a little bit of composure and allowed Bournemouth to control the game, so this is one particular aspect which we need to improve. We know the Vitality Stadium is not one of the easiest to come to and Eddie is doing a fantastic job, so I’m happy with the performance of the boys in such a difficult space.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Meanwhile, Josh King (£6.4m) and his Bournemouth colleagues proved once again that they are a completely different animal at home compared on the road. The Norwegian forward added a fourth goal in his last three matches at the Vitality Stadium, having strung together seven consecutive blanks away from home.

Penalties are obviously a big part of King’s appeal as he retains responsibility for them, especially with Callum Wilson (£6.3m) still out with an injury. He scored his first spot-kick of the day against Wolves but struck the post with his second. Eddie Howe does not appear too concerned by the miss, so King should stay the designated taker.

“It’s the life of a footballer – one minute you are up and the next you are down. That’s how the job is. I thought Joshua showed moments of real quality. He’s always a threat with his pace. He took his first penalty really well. Sometimes a second penalty can be difficult due to the mind games with the goalkeeper and especially at that stage of the game. On the first penalty, you are absolutely clear on your preferred side and then the second one comes and that’s where changing which way you go probably runs through your head. It was a pressure moment and, unfortunately, he just missed. But you always want players who are prepared to take responsibility and to put themselves in those positions. Joshua has been excellent for us and I would never criticise a player for taking a penalty.” – Eddie Howe

After a slow start to life at Bournemouth, Dominic Solanke (£4.7m) drew some attention for his performance in Blank Gameweek 27. He had an impressive six shots in the opposition penalty area, with just one player managing more than that across the latest weekend of fixtures. Only two of them were on target, but none of Solanke’s colleagues were able to match that. We will obviously need to see more the former Liverpool man before pushing him as a serious candidate for inclusion though, after three appearances all six of his penalty box shots as a Bournemouth player came on Saturday afternoon.

As already mentioned, Bournemouth’s away form of late has not compared favourably to their Vitality Stadium displays. Their Gameweek 28 match takes them to the Emirates Stadium on a record of eight consecutive road trip defeats, lost by a combined score of 23-3. If that wasn’t bad enough, they will now be without central midfielder Jefferson Lerma (£4.5m), who picked up his 10th Premier League yellow card of the season against Wolves and will now miss the next two matches. With Lewis Cook (£4.7m) and David Brooks (£5.0m) both out and Junior Stanislas (£6.0m) still an injury doubt, the Cherries will continue to look light in midfield against Arsenal.

“I was disappointed because Jeff has done so well since he has been on nine bookings to not pick up another one. We know how important he is to the team and to lose him for two games is a huge blow, especially with the squad looking thin with the injuries we have. But it is what it is and we will have to get on with it. He had a lot of bookings earlier in the season while he was adjusting to the English game. Yes, he picked up a lot of bookings last season for Levante, but he is that type of midfielder. Those are the qualities we wanted from him. We don’t want him suspended so the pleasing thing is that in the past couple of months he has been very mindful and watchful but has not let it impact his performances. He is capable of making selective decisions on challenges and steering clear of future suspensions.” – Eddie Howe

Also encouraging for owners of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.1m) and Alexandre Lacazette (£9.5m) was a questionable full debut from centre-back Chris Mepham (£4.5m). He was called into the first XI for the first time against Wolves following a groin injury to Steve Cook (£4.4m). He could have easily caused a fourth penalty in a spot-kick-filled game when he misjudged the flight of a clearance and touched the ball with his arm in the first half. There were also a few errors from Mepham that, if not addressed before the trip to Arsenal, could cost Bournemouth dearly.

“I thought there had been a foul just before so I was caught in two minds. I didn’t know if the ref had blown up or not. I haven’t seen it back but, hopefully, the ref made the right decision.” – Chris Mepham

Bournemouth XI (4-4-1-1): Boruc; A Smith, Aké, Mepham, Clyne; Fraser, Gosling, Lerma, Ibe; King; Solanke (Mousset 90+1′).

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-5-2): Patrício; Boly, Coady, Bennett; Jonny, Moutinho, Neves, Dendoncker (Traoré 77′), Doherty; Jota (Cavaleiro 66′), Jiménez (Saïss 88′).

366 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gilean
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Best Laporte replacement? Got 6.1. Already have TAA, Doherty, Pereira and AWB

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 25 days ago

      in same position. probably luiz but tempted by chilwell

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 25 days ago

        for you luiz

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Depends on chip usage but Luiz looks good longer term

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      boly if short term. luiz long term

    4. gilean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Cheers guys

  2. kime67
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    thoughts on lapote to robertson? or is there a better option?

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Looks a no brainer

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 25 days ago

      prefer taa if you dont already own

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Really? No way I would have taa over robbo

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 25 days ago

          comparable underlying stats and way cheaper. robbos 6.8 now or something. i got him at 6 but wouldnt pay 6.8

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 25 days ago

            also trent has only not played when fit 2x (i think). robbo 1x. both are v clearly first choice.

            1. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 months, 25 days ago

              Taa nailed on he got rested for Man U away is that what you’re saying

    3. kime67
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      i do have taa. but i dont mind double up looking at the fixtures

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 25 days ago

        yeah i have taa/robbo/salah and quite happy

    4. kime67
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      that looks good. i would have the same

  3. DR0GBA
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    A) Rashford + Son > Barnes + Sterling (-4)
    B) Rashford + Kamara > Barnes + Jiminez (-4)
    C) Rashford > Barnes/Jiminiez/Rondon
    D) Auba > Aguero

    Which one?

    1. Shearer & Sutton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      C, Barnes

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Who plays if Rashford misses out

      1. DR0GBA
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Luiz/Anderson

        Not sure which one i'll bench yet

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          I would hold for now and reassess. Arnautovic could be a good option after city

    3. JJeyy
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      C

  4. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 25 days ago

    Guaita
    Robbo Pereira Doherty
    Son Salah Pogba Anderson
    Rashford Jimenez Auba
    (Button - TAA - Camarasa - AWB)

    Help narrow down the best options. Can do one for free, but am okay with doing 2 (towards GW31 team).
    A) Rashford to Rondon/Barnes
    B) Rashford to Vardy
    C) Rashford and Son to Sterling and Rondon/Barnes
    D) AWB to Newcastle defender
    E) Button to Heaton

    1. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      Button to heaton

    2. Tosa86
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 25 days ago

      i have almost your team, i'm thinking to AWB+RASH --> kolasinac+rondon.
      i have 2 FT.

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Kola doesn't play in 31 though - but you favour Rondon over Barnes/Vardy, thanks!

        1. Tosa86
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          my defence is VVD Robbo Pereira Kolasinc(WBA) and doherty.

    3. Amey
        5 months, 25 days ago

        I'm doing C

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Confident about Sterling? It's a sexy move I grant you. You prefer Barnes?

          1. Amey
              5 months, 25 days ago

              Yes.
              Did Rash to Barnes
              Waiting for pep conference (won't get anything i know) for Sterling move
              But will do it most probably.
              Rival Don't have Raz & i need to catch up

      • Sharkytect
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Is lejeune nailed in defence for Newcastle? Or is he just temporarily holding someone else's spot?

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Nailed I'd say

      • JJeyy
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Best transfer option?

        A) Son + Quaner to Puncheon + Aguero (c) -4
        B) Rashford to Vardy

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 25 days ago

          wait for ogs presser, assuming its tomorrow

        2. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Quaner to puncheon looks tremendous

          1. JJeyy
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Just think a bout it a bit more. Then answer again...

      • DarkSideOfTheLoon
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 25 days ago

        Bardsley nailed on? Looking for an AWB replacement at similar price range who plays both GW 31 and 33.

        Any other suggestions?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 25 days ago

          evans too expensive?

          1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Yes.

        2. Sharkytect
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 25 days ago

          Ahh, good shout! I was looking at lejeune and had the same issue (also, he doesn't definitely have a gw33 fixture...)

          Gonna go with bardsley. Thanks for the tip!

          1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 25 days ago

            Nailed on I hope!

      • Amey
          5 months, 25 days ago

          1. Amey
              5 months, 25 days ago

              More Warnock on Camarasa: "He obviously listens to his physios, medical people and Tom, Dick and Harry from abroad. I thought he was fit ten days ago, so they've said they don't want him playing for ten days. So ten days is up today, I think." #FFScout #FPL #GW28 #CCFC

              😀

              1. EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 25 days ago

                love warnock
                love camarasa

              2. Pat Bonner
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Basically...bloody foreigners

                1. Amey
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    Is he ever not grumpy ??

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      He loves brexit but that’s about it

                      1. Amey
                          5 months, 25 days ago

                          Okay.

              3. Super Pav
                • 5 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Any thoughts on what I can be doing to this team?

                2FT, 0.2 ITB

                Alisson, Hamer
                Robertson, Luiz, Doherty, Jonny, AWB
                Salah, Sterling, Pogba, Son, Anderson
                Rashford, Jimenez, Reid

              4. Tev
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Trent nailed from now do we think? Or ongoing rotation risk?

              5. Karan14
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                5 months, 25 days ago

                Better option out of these?

                A) Aguero & Almirón

                B) Sterling & Barnes/Rondón

                If Jesus is not fit does have to be A?

                Appreciate your thoughts! 🙂

                1. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Something else?

                2. Amey
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    B

                3. baps sniffer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Annoying:

                  Alisson / Patricio
                  Doherty, Trippier, TAA, Pereira, (Luiz)
                  Salah, Son, Pogba, Richa, (Gunnarsson*)
                  Jimenez, Kun, (Rashford*)

                  1 ft, 0.2 itb

                  I would like to get Vardy in ASAP for Rash, but cannot afford. Later I will want also Arnie in.

                  1) Rash to Barnes / Wood
                  2) Gunnarsson to McNeil
                  3) Something clever, what?
                  4) Save ft

                4. MASTER ROSHI
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Need help, which one would you go for to replace rashford, I am building for 31 and was going to remove him in 2 GWs anyway
                  A) Vardy
                  B) Higuain
                  C) Barnes
                  D) Rondon

                  Will be getting in Haz regardless, If I go for C or D I will be able to upgrade AWB to Luiz too but shoud have 11 out either way

                5. Pat Bonner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  5 months, 25 days ago

                  Pressers will be interesting tomorrow...scenes on here if Rashford declared fit and Jesus is back

                  1. Sedemuda
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    No chance with Rashford by the sounds of it.
                    I think Aguero could be rested even if Jesus isn't fit.
                    But who knows!

                    1. Pat Bonner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      I doubt Rashford will play either but waiting for more info is more beneficial than 0.1 at this stage of the season

                      1. Sedemuda
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        I sold him last week for Arnie.
                        A slight points gain!

                  2. Amey
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      I'd be very surprised if Rash is even in the squad again Palace.
                      United have paid the price to bring in Lingard early this gw with muscular injury.

                      Shouldn't happen again imo

                  3. Ron Swanson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    I despise taking 4pt hits but, despite Rashford's injury, I still want to bring Mane in for Son.

                    Would you spend 4pts on Mane & Vardy for Son & Rashford?

                    Some Man City coverage would've been great but they played 120 mins yesterday.

                    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 5 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      Why Mane?

                    2. Killitzer
                      • 9 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      Taking a hit can pay off!

                    3. MASTER ROSHI
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      I would do those moves

                  4. Killitzer
                    • 9 Years
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    Evening all

                    Any advice would be appreciated!

                    Fabianski Hamer
                    Robertson Doherty Keane AWB* SCook*
                    Salah Anderson Sané Fraser Pogba
                    Lacazette Jiménez Rashford*
                    £1.4m

                    I think Sané is going to play but wondering about Aguero and/or Sterling.

                    1. Rashford + Anderson —> Aguero + £4.6m mf
                    2. Rashford —> ?

                    My head hurts.....

                    1. MASTER ROSHI
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      My plan for this week was Sane > Sterling, but after the 2 hours playing in the cup, I think i'm going to leave it for this week and just sort out Rashford and/or AWB, not willing to tempt the pep roulette this week

                      1. MASTER ROSHI
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        So 2 😆

                  5. hjalmarekdal
                    • 3 Years
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    Thought on Son —> Sterling? Or are Dilva/Sane safer options?

                    1. Barca_Rover
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      Nobody is safe with PeP around

                  6. YekiM
                    • 10 Years
                    5 months, 25 days ago

                    Quite upset I chose Pereira over Kola. Rival has Kola. Should I cut my losses and do Per to Kola for my free?

                    1. Amey
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        No sir.

                      • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                        • 5 Years
                        5 months, 25 days ago

                        Remember why you brought him in

                    2. P.Aimar
                      • 1 Year
                      5 months, 25 days ago

                      Since there are no implications on tv coverage or European fixtures for blockage, why is WATFORD VS SOUTHAMPTON game not rescheduled for GW 32? Any idea?