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
    • 3 Years
    5 days, 17 hours 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
      5 days, 17 hours ago

      A

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 days, 17 hours ago

      A by a distance for me

    3. Don Van White Jam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 17 hours ago

      A

    4. Golden Delicious
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 17 hours ago

      A

    5. McGowan
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 17 hours ago

      Ty chaps sorted it for me 🙂

  2. Tonnnnyyyyyyy
    • 1 Year
    5 days, 17 hours ago

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

    1. ...al - Leave your comments…
      • 10 Years
      5 days, 17 hours ago

      They’re alright ye

    2. AuFeld
      • 3 Years
      5 days, 17 hours 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
        5 days, 17 hours ago

        Cancelo the right back?

        1. AuFeld
          • 3 Years
          5 days, 17 hours ago

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

    3. jr3jonny
      • 7 Years
      5 days, 17 hours ago

      In the short term, yes.

    4. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 days, 17 hours ago

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

  3. BigPointDipper
      5 days, 17 hours 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
          5 days, 17 hours ago

          Digne**

        • Concrete
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 days, 17 hours ago

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

          1. BigPointDipper
              5 days, 17 hours ago

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

          2. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 17 hours ago

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

          3. BigPointDipper
              5 days, 17 hours ago

              Would you wildcard this week or wait until next week?

              1. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 17 hours ago

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

            • Marmalade Forest
              • 2 Years
              5 days, 17 hours ago

              Uninspiring but fine.

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

          4. Daghe Munegu
            • 2 Years
            5 days, 17 hours 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
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 17 hours 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
            5 days, 17 hours ago

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

            1. SADIO SANÉ
              • 4 Years
              5 days, 17 hours ago

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

            2. Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              5 days, 17 hours ago

              Same decision here.

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

            1. avfc82
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 days, 17 hours ago

              Sounds promising, nice one.

            2. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 17 hours ago

              Cheers, potentially good news for my draft team!

          6. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            5 days, 17 hours 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
              5 days, 17 hours ago

              Rico
              Kelly
              Hanley

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 17 hours 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
                  5 days, 17 hours 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
                    5 days, 17 hours ago

                    Villa attack sorry**

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 17 hours 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
                        5 days, 17 hours ago

                        If you say so 😉

            2. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              5 days, 17 hours ago

              Kelly, Rico, Hanley I think.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 17 hours ago

                ta

          7. Netters2018
              5 days, 17 hours 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
                • 9 Years
                5 days, 17 hours ago

                I think he's benched.

              2. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                5 days, 17 hours ago

                b

              3. Don Van White Jam
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                5 days, 17 hours ago

                a) don't hold your breath

            • Hansel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              5 days, 17 hours 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
                5 days, 17 hours 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
                5 days, 17 hours ago

                A

              3. Zlatanzo
                  5 days, 17 hours ago

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

              4. Tonnnnyyyyyyy
                • 1 Year
                5 days, 17 hours 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
                  5 days, 17 hours ago

                  There is zero point in using your wildcard.

                  1. Tonnnnyyyyyyy
                    • 1 Year
                    5 days, 17 hours ago

                    What would you suggest apart from changing my GK?

                2. Gringo Kid
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 17 hours ago

                  Your team is not bad, ditch Allison and g2g

                3. Kante FC
                  • 2 Years
                  5 days, 17 hours 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
                  5 days, 17 hours ago

                  You're fine mate

                5. sovietrockettes
                    5 days, 17 hours ago

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

                6. Don Van White Jam
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  5 days, 17 hours 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
                    • 9 Years
                    5 days, 17 hours 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
                      5 days, 17 hours ago

                      Cheers, JC

                7. Tonnnnyyyyyyy
                  • 1 Year
                  5 days, 17 hours ago

                  How is Matip as an option?

                  1. Zlatanzo
                      5 days, 17 hours ago

                      Not viable at all

                    • Tomerick
                      • 5 Years
                      5 days, 17 hours ago

                      Bad.

                  2. Berbinho's Forehead
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 17 hours 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."

                  3. Catastrophe
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 17 hours 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.

                  4. andres
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    5 days, 17 hours ago

                    Can we trust villa and everton?

                    1. avfc82
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      5 days, 17 hours ago

                      No, net yet, IMO.

                    2. AuFeld
                      • 3 Years
                      5 days, 17 hours ago

                      Only as far as I can throw them...

                    3. RECKLESS
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      5 days, 17 hours ago

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

                  5. Adryanboyan
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    5 days, 17 hours ago

                    Your suggestion is appreciated

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

                    Thanks

                    1. rhysmd
                      • 4 Years
                      5 days, 17 hours ago

                      Keep Kane

                    2. sovietrockettes
                        5 days, 17 hours ago

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

                      • Hits from the Bong
                          5 days, 17 hours ago

                          A

                      • Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        5 days, 17 hours 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
                          • 8 Years
                          5 days, 17 hours ago

                          Explain?

                          1. Tomerick
                            • 5 Years
                            5 days, 17 hours ago

                            ‘‘Tis a play on words.

                          2. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 5 Years
                            5 days, 17 hours ago

                            Not my best work

                      • pingissimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        5 days, 17 hours 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

                      • Hryszko
                        • 2 Years
                        5 days, 17 hours ago

                        Am I G2G?

                        Pope

                        VVD - TAA - Digne - Zinchenko

                        Salah (c) - KDB - Perez

                        Kane - King - Pukki

                        Subs: Button / Dendonker / Hayden / Kelly

                      • RECKLESS
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        5 days, 17 hours 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
                            5 days, 17 hours ago

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

                        2. PascalCygan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          5 days, 17 hours 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!

                        3. Fresh_From_Desh
                          • 1 Year
                          5 days, 17 hours 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
                            • 8 Years
                            5 days, 17 hours ago

                            Chance he may start after last weeks shambles

                        4. mikess
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          5 days, 17 hours ago

                          Would you start Lundstram or Dendonker?

                          1. The Wise Owl
                            • 3 Years
                            5 days, 17 hours ago

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

                          2. sovietrockettes
                              5 days, 17 hours ago

                              Donck for me

                            • AuFeld
                              • 3 Years
                              5 days, 17 hours ago

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

                            • mikess
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              5 days, 17 hours ago

                              Cheers everyone

                          3. Feb Vertonghen
                            • 4 Years
                            5 days, 17 hours ago

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

                            1. Hits from the Bong
                                5 days, 17 hours ago

                                Good question. I’d have thought so.?

                              • yuva247
                                • 1 Year
                                5 days, 17 hours ago

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

                                1. The Wise Owl
                                  • 3 Years
                                  5 days, 17 hours ago

                                  This is a good point.

                              • The Wise Owl
                                • 3 Years
                                5 days, 17 hours ago

                                I think so? Not sure.

                              • Pukki Party
                                • 2 Years
                                5 days, 17 hours ago

                                Has to be classified as a gk on fpl

                            2. Hits from the Bong
                                5 days, 17 hours ago

                                McGinn is going to rise tonight isn’t he?

                              • New post
                              • tabby98
                                • 3 Years
                                5 days, 17 hours ago

                                Ederson or de gea?

                              • kelvint93
                                • 4 Years
                                5 days, 17 hours 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
                                    5 days, 17 hours ago

                                    Neither for me

                                  • yuva247
                                    • 1 Year
                                    5 days, 17 hours ago

                                    Sigurdsson penalty coming up this GW 🙂

                                2. Hits from the Bong
                                    5 days, 17 hours ago

                                    Lundstram or Fornals?

                                  • kelvint93
                                    • 4 Years
                                    5 days, 17 hours ago

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

                                    Pope Jota Walker-peters Greenwood

                                    0.0 ITB

                                    Thoughts?