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Popular captain Jimenez starts in strong Wolves side

One of Double Gameweek 35’s captain favourites Raúl Jiménez (£6.9m) starts for Wolves in the Saturday afternoon matches.

Thankfully for those backing him, Nuno Espirito Santo has named a very strong starting XI to support him.

First-choice full-backs Jonny (£4.3m) and Matt Doherty (£5.3m) both keep their places in the side, as does Jiménez’s strike partner Diogo Jota (£6.2m).

Opponents Brighton have gone with the same centre-back pairing of Shane Duffy (£4.8m) and Lewis Dunk (£4.4m), while Mat Ryan (£4.4m) is still in goal.

Despite those three players being involved in a disastrous Double Gameweek last time out, some managers will have left them in their squads and may be keeping an eye on them this afternoon.

There has been plenty of attention on Watford’s attack this week, and after days of speculation, we now know which two players will play up front for them against Huddersfield.

With Troy Deeney (£5.9m) suspended, and Isaac Success (£4.5m) still playing catch-up in the pecking order, it is Andre Gray (£5.9m) and Gerard Deulofeu (£5.6m) who lead the Hornets’ line.

Mainstay Abdoulaye Doucouré (£6.0m) keeps his place in central midfield as expected, while Craig Cathcart (£4.5m) and Ben Foster (£4.6m) start in defence.

With Jose Holebas (£4.8m) out, Adam Masina (£4.3m) starts at left-back while Adrian Mariappa (£4.2m) comes in for Christian Kabasele (£4.4m) at centre-back.

Bournemouth are unchanged for their home match against Fulham, which could reward those who looked at single Gameweek options.

So too could Jamie Vardy (£9.0m) and his Leicester colleagues, as they have Marc Albrighton (£5.1m) back in the starting line-up for the first time since Gameweek 24 at West Ham.

Bournemouth XI: Boruc; Aké, S Cook, Mepham, A Smith; Fraser, Gosling, Lerma, Brooks; King, Wilson.

Fulham XI: Rico; Bryan, Le Marchand, Ream, Odoi; Seri, Anguissa, Chambers; Sessegnon, Mitrovic, Babel.

Huddersfield XI: Lössl; Smith, Schindler, Kongolo, Durm; Hogg, Bacuna, Mooy; Kachunga, Mounie, Mbenza.

Watford XI: Foster; Kiko Femenía, Mariappa, Cathcart, Masina; Doucouré, Capoue; Hughes, Sema; Deulofeu, Gray.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Rice; Antonio, Noble, Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson; Arnautovic.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Ndidi; Gray, Tielemans, Maddison, Albrighton; Vardy.

Wolves XI: Rui Patrício; Bennett, Coady, Boly; Doherty, Gibbs-White, Rúben Neves, João Moutinho, Jonny; Jiménez, Diogo Jota.

Brighton XI: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Groß, Stephens, Pröpper; March, Murray, Izquierdo.

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1,820 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Robbieblob
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    This week seems to be a really good one or really bad one for everyone. it doesnt seem like theres many inbetween

    1. FPL Flop
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Yeah, weird one. Deu swings it quite a lot I think.

    2. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 2 days ago

      I'm very much meh so far

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Triple Brighton and Deu needed for a big one which is so ironic as most would not have them if they could have wildcarded this week

  2. Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Relax people. Jimenez likes scoring against the big boys and have Arsenal next. No way are Brighton keeping a clean sheet at Spurs, are they?

    Have both Dunk and Duffy on BB by the way.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Still thinking Jota and Jimenez can come good, reckon they’ll beat arsenal

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Yep. Perhaps they should split the PL in to two divisions?
        ;-D

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      One goal and it’s probably 10 points from the week.

      I’ll take that any week. Though reckon hindsight will show Liverpool attackers as the way to have gone

  3. MINUS FOUR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 2 days ago

    The littlest things can make or break a gameweek at this stage, especially when a lot of post Wildcard teams are so similar. I've got Gunn with Valery benched when I could have picked any of the Southampton defenders, and my closest ML rival has Yoshida an Bednarek. So now the CS I was hoping for becomes something I don't want to happen even though I own Gunn. But I brought in 2 Southampton defenders because I have quite a bit of faith in them for the rest of the season. I don't care about Valery's attacking threat, I just want my double defence back!

    1. g40steve
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Good point.
      BB so far Lloris 0 Valery 0 hey ho!

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

    Sterling (c), jimi(VC)...I was destined for a 2pter

  5. Amey
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Duffy Eriksen >> KdB Yoshida (-4) not going well 🙁

      1. Samwise
          1 month, 2 days ago

          better than, vardy --> Wilson and Duffy --> Mendy.... for -4

          1. Amey
              1 month, 2 days ago

              😮
              That's rough.

          2. g40steve
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Deulofeu making up for Lloris & Valery, just!
            Should of C him but story of this season so far 🙁

            1. Amey
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Yeah
                Glad we have him at least

          3. Robbieblob
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Can anyone do worse than me C Duffy and playing Ryan last week, then TC Jimenez (no BB) and benching Ryan and Duffy this week, whilst also taking vardy out for aguero for -4?

            1. Amey
                1 month, 2 days ago

                ;?
                Hard luck mate

              • Homer21
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Ouch

            2. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 2 days ago

              I knew it was a trap but it still got me

              Vardy -> Jiminez
              Hazard -> Sterling
              Alonso -> Doherty ok
              Fabianski -> Foster

              -12 and huge second fixtures required already...

            3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Hopefully Valery is a no show mid week

              1. Amey
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Nooooo

                • the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  No he needs to play mid week on BB

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

                  Overnight illness. Imagine he plays as he was only just sent home cuz of it

              2. TomSaints
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                I Now unfortunately own Rondon and Lascelles and no saints player.

                This leaves me in a very uncomfortable position...

                1. TomSaints
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  4-3 saints win

                  Rondon 15 pointer please

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

                These bloody chips are like that letter from the African prince who wanted to rest some money in my account. It promised so much. Still haven’t heard back from him either as it happens...

              4. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Hows vardy looking bapswise with deductions?

                1. #FPLBhuna
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Confirmed 3 baps

                  1. how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Thanks. Not selling Duffy and vardy my only plus points really!

                2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  3

              5. TheDragon
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 2 days ago

                JWP is due isnt he?

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

                  10 points incoming

              6. fachada
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Bednarek hatty to save the GW

              7. fachada
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Bednarek hatty to save the GW!

                1. fachada
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  ups, double comment. how to remove?

                2. DR0GBA
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  since you posted it twice he's going to concede twice and not score 🙂

              8. Pep bites Kun
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                FFS - Captain a Brighton Def in 34 - take them out in 35. Is this Bizarro World? Just joking lads 🙂