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Scout Notes

Key Wolves assets rested in Europa League ahead of Gameweek 2

Wolves 4-0 Pyunik

(8-0 on aggregate)

Goals: Pedro Neto (£5.0m), Morgan Gibbs-White (£5.0m), Rúben Vinagre (£4.5m), Diogo Jota (£6.5m)

Assists: Patrick Cutrone x2 (£6.0m), Neto, Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m)

Owners of the key Wolves assets were delighted by the outcome of Thursday night’s win over Pyunik.

With the first leg already won by a 4-0 score-line, Nuno Espirito Santo was able to make nine changes to the side that drew with Leicester in Gameweek 1.

The ever-present Conor Coady (£5.0m) kept his place at centre-back while Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) featured in the central midfield trio.

That meant that Diogo Jota (£6.5m) and Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) were handed all-important rests before Wolves host Manchester United on Monday night in Gameweek 2.

Gibbs-White was one of nine changes from the side that drew with Leicester

The fact that nine of the Nuno’s first-team players did not start against Pyunik should also dispel any suggestions that Wolves will be tired when the Red Devils arrive at Molineux.

They had an excellent record against the top six last season and with many of the key individuals getting a break of seven days they should be refreshed and ready for the big game.

“I am pleased with all the team. Everybody did a very good job. They’ve got to keep on going, keep working. We have a small squad, so all the help is good.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Admittedly, Jota, Jiménez and budget midfielder Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) came on in the second half, the latter registering 38 minutes and the two forwards 18 each.

However, these spells on the pitch can definitely be classed as ‘effective rests’ as the tie was already over when they came on, Wolves’ 3-0 up on the night and 7-0 on aggregate.

Jota and Jiménez’s owners were also treated to a taster of what the pair are capable of in the 87th minute.

The Portuguese forward played a pass into his Mexican colleague, who lofted a chipped bass back to him over a defender. Jota then fired the ball into the net with a spectacular bicycle kick.

That was in stark contrast to his disappointing display against Leicester, where he got into good positions but couldn’t find the

However, the fact that he has looked dangerous in his last two matches should encourage his owners ahead of Gameweek 2, especially considering Wolves’ record against Manchester United.

As already mentioned, the fact that the key Wolves players were able to get welcome rests was down to Nuno’s largely second-string side taking control of the tie, especially in the second half.

Jota scored the most impressive goal of the night

His summer signings Patrick Cutrone (£6.0m), Pedro Neto (£5.0m) and Jesus Vallejo (£5.0m) demonstrated that the Wolves boss now has better strength-in-depth than he did last season.

The latter was deployed alongside Coady and youngster Max Kilman (£4.0m) in the back-three, while Rúben Vinagre (£4.5m) and Adama Traoré (£5.0m) were the wing-backs.

Moutinho was joined in the central midfield trio by the versatile Romain Saïss (£4.5m) and Morgan Gibbs-White (£5.0m) while Cutrone and FPL midfielder Neto were the two centre-forwards in the 3-5-2 system.

After a relatively tight first half, those two strikers combined for the first goal in the 54th minute.

A ball over the top unleashed Cutrone running down the right-wing, who controlled it with an excellent first touch. His cross was perfectly weighted for Neto to crash home from inside the six-yard box.

The second goal was almost a carbon copy of the first, coming from the left side of the pitch instead.

Ruben Vinagre scored Wolves’ third goal on Thursday

This time it was Neto who pushed out wide, after a ball from Gibbs-White. The forward then threaded a pass across goal for the promising midfielder to convert.

Traoré was the next Wolves player to cause problems down the right. Using his pace to get away from the defence on the right, his ball across the face of goal was flicked on by Cutrone, allowing Vinagre to arrive late in the box and stab home.

“It was good, but because of the shape, the boys play organised and some mistakes and some adjustments were required. After they felt this first impact, they did very good work. They’ve played many times together in training sessions, many hours together.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-5-2): Ruddy; Kilman, Coady, Vallejo; Vinagre, Saïss, Gibbs-White, Moutinho (Dendoncker 52′), Traoré; Cutrone (Jiménez 72′), Neto (D Jota 72′).

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 1

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  1. McGowan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Which 5?
    A) Heaton, Montoya, Digne, McGinn, Rashford
    B) Ryan, Emerson, Zinchenko, Zaha, Wesley
    Finding it real tricky on A at the moment.

    1. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A by a distance for me

    3. Don Van White Jam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    4. Golden Delicious
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    5. McGowan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ty chaps sorted it for me 🙂

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on Zinchenko and KWP? Are they still good options?

    1. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      They’re alright ye

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      This week, yes.

      Foyth back for GW3 hinders KWP chances of starting. Zinc is still a good option considering that Cancelo was just signed. Pep definitely likes to ease in his new signings.

      1. Concrete
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cancelo the right back?

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He did play on the left wing as well for Juve.

    3. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      In the short term, yes.

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

      I don't really want either. Ditched KWP for Montoya.

  3. BigPointDipper
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Please Please Please RMT..

    Pope/(Button)
    Lundstram/VVD/Diane(KWP)
    Salah/Fraser/Moura/Perez/Doucoure
    Aub/Firmino(Greenwood)

    Really giving me a headache having Moura/Doucoure in my team and not having Sterling...

    Any advice pretty please? Should I take a -8 hit to get him in or wait and wildcard next week ? I dunno

    1. BigPointDipper
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Digne**

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

      Wait this week v Spurs but no City attack???

      1. BigPointDipper
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I know I was thinking to wait until GW3 try be abit diff but it’s back fired and screwed my whole team

    3. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I would defo wildcard as your team has problems everywhere......

    4. BigPointDipper
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Would you wildcard this week or wait until next week?

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        If you scored more than 85pts last week ....keep.....if not WC as it will be a lower score

    5. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Uninspiring but fine.

      PEA to Aguero next week would be a tasty differential whilst “covering” City attack.

  4. Daghe Munegu
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Sorry to reposted

    Do you guys think Moise Kean will start? I am not sure according Silvas comment

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Replied on the last page but I think he'll be on the bench, as do a few other Everton accounts on Twitter. Nothing to say he can't do damage in 20-25 mins tho.

  5. DannyBoy104
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Adams (LIV) or Lundstram (CRY) for this week?

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      think I'd say B if he was nailed, not sure he is yet though

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same decision here.

      Have gone Adams, but can see the appeal either way.

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sounds promising, nice one.

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers, potentially good news for my draft team!

  6. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    as if I've got a benching headache with 3x4.0 defenders 😀 rank these 3 if you could please, just assume they all start 😉

    Kelly (shu)
    Hanley (NEW)
    Rico (avl)

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Rico
      Kelly
      Hanley

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Rico 1st!? don't do this to me - can I bench boost them you reckon? 😀

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Lol sorry just the bournemouth attack isn’t good enough and he’s the only of the 3 that has attacking potential. Not wild about CS opportunities for any of them tbh so i’d Go with that

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Villa attack sorry**

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              yeah not a bad shout, think I'd rather have Kelly/Hanley from a corner than one of Rico's terrible crosses I think 😀 nothing in it really

              1. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 4 days ago

                If you say so 😉

    2. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kelly, Rico, Hanley I think.

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        ta

  7. Netters2018
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What do we think are the chances of Gomez starting against Saints after 120 mins?

    a) 0 - 30%
    b) 31-50%
    c) 51-75%
    d) 75-99%
    e) 100%

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I think he's benched.

    2. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      b

    3. Don Van White Jam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      a) don't hold your breath

  8. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Such a headache, but should I start:

    A) Trossard (high risk high reward)
    B) Montoya (low risk low reward)

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Montoya looked very good......how do you know if Tross will be high reward.....?? He hasn't done anything yet

    2. Don Van White Jam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    3. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I wouldn't call montoya low reward, but why not A higher ceiling I guess

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    I always use my 1st wildcard early in the season! And it has helped me always! Should I wildcard or am I good to go with this team?

    Alisson Button
    VVD KWP Zinchenko Rico Lundstram
    Salah Sterling Martial Hayden Dendoncker
    Auba Deeney King

    1 FT

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      There is zero point in using your wildcard.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        What would you suggest apart from changing my GK?

    2. Gringo Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Your team is not bad, ditch Allison and g2g

    3. Kante FC
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You need to sort out your GK situation so use your FT on Alisson to Ederson, De Gea or Leno. Rest of the team looks decent to be fair.

    4. gamesmad11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      You're fine mate

    5. sovietrockettes
      2 months, 4 days ago

      mate, you’ve got a great team - sort your goalie and you’re set

  10. Don Van White Jam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Is there an 'at hand' page/link in the members section (or elsewhere) which lists the FFS contributors IDs, specifically those on the Scoutcast and Mark?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      They're all in the Mods & Cons league, I'm sure someone will have a link, if not I'll grab it.

      1. Don Van White Jam
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Cheers, JC

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    How is Matip as an option?

    1. Zlatanzo
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not viable at all

    2. Tomerick
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Bad.

  12. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood on Friday, Adrian said: "Today I feel much better.

    "It was a strange, weird situation because we were celebrating between us and one guy jumped from the crowd and started running.

    "I think he slipped in front of us and also the security with him and made me a tackle from the side. It was a bit of a strange situation but I feel much better today and I hope [I'm] ready for tomorrow."

    On his chances of featuring at St Mary's, he added: "Yeah, I think I have many chances.

    "I feel mentally ready and I also hope today with the treatment of the ankle it's going to be much better.

    "But I'm very optimistic to start playing tomorrow again."

  13. Catastrophe
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Any changes needed chaps? Was considering Martial/Rashford/AWB in for -4 or Auba in for Kane but leaning towards saving FT.

    Ryan
    VVD, Robertson, Digne, Lundstram
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Robinson
    Kane, King

    (Button, Dendoncker, KWP, Greenwood)

    Cheers.

  14. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Can we trust villa and everton?

    1. avfc82
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No, net yet, IMO.

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Only as far as I can throw them...

    3. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      wait some weeks go. Too early with just 1 gw data

  15. Adryanboyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Your suggestion is appreciated

    A. Keep Kane and next week got 2 FT
    B. Kane to Auba

    Thanks

    1. rhysmd
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Keep Kane

    2. sovietrockettes
      2 months, 4 days ago

      If you’ve got no other issues I would seriously consider going to Auba for the captaincy this GW.

    3. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

  16. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Why have the Mods invited a bunch of convicted criminals into their private "Mods and Cons" league? Surely it would be better to invite valuable members of the community?

    1. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Explain?

      1. Tomerick
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        ‘‘Tis a play on words.

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

        Not my best work

  17. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Super casual move ahoy 😉

    Looking at getting my no Mo WC in a week early to get Mane for Southampton.

    Pope (Button)
    Vvd Stones Dunk (Lund) (Rico)
    Sterling Mane Martial McGinn (Dendoncker)
    Auba Pukki Wilson

    Major doubt is Jim plus another 4.5 defender or Wilson who I fancy this week. Either feels good to me as a midterm hold for high goal involvement

  18. Hryszko
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Am I G2G?

    Pope

    VVD - TAA - Digne - Zinchenko

    Salah (c) - KDB - Perez

    Kane - King - Pukki

    Subs: Button / Dendonker / Hayden / Kelly

  19. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Pep wants Mendy to train week in and week out without getting injured. Lol thats one less competition for Zinchenko. Hope Cancelo takes ageing Walker places most times or is played only in cup and ucl for some months

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Not so sure. Walker is in great shape, he looks determined motivated and is currently first choice.

  20. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hello!

    A) Norwood to McGinn
    B) Moura to Martial
    C) Save FT

    0.5ITB
    Ederson
    VVD / Robbo / Digne / Montoya (Rico)
    Salah / Sterling / Moura / Norwood (Dendoncker)
    Vardy / King (Greenwood)

    Thanks!

  21. Fresh_From_Desh
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Took a punt of Sarr last week. Didn't pay off.

    Do we think he will start? Watford were poor so based on this I'm hoping he will he a chance

    1. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Chance he may start after last weeks shambles

  22. mikess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Would you start Lundstram or Dendonker?

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Tough. I'd say Lundstram. They looked OK defensively despite the goal.

    2. sovietrockettes
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Donck for me

    3. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Dendoncker. He has a higher points floor and G-Whizz is giving SHU a 35% chance of a cs.

    4. mikess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Cheers everyone

  23. Feb Vertonghen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Does an outfield player get save points if he actually starts in goal?

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Good question. I’d have thought so.?

    2. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      May be not just like a midfielder doesn't get CS points if he starts in defence

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        This is a good point.

    3. The Wise Owl
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I think so? Not sure.

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Has to be classified as a gk on fpl

  24. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    McGinn is going to rise tonight isn’t he?

  25. New post
  26. tabby98
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ederson or de gea?

  27. kelvint93
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Should I transfer out Sigurdsson to Richarlison? Or downgrade Jota to Andone and upgrade Hayden to McGinn for -4 pts

    1. Hits from the Bong
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Neither for me

    2. Mr. Captain Blanc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Sigurdsson penalty coming up this GW 🙂

  28. Hits from the Bong
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Lundstram or Fornals?

  29. kelvint93
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA Digne Zinchenko AWB
    Hayden Fraser Sig Salah (C) Sterling (VC)
    King

    Pope Jota Walker-peters Greenwood

    0.0 ITB

    Thoughts?