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Few line-up surprises as Wolves host Man United

Wolves and Manchester United have both named largely unsurprising line-ups for the first Monday night clash of the 2019/20 season.

As expected, Nuno Espirito Santo has made no changes from last week, retaining a 3-5-2 shape for his key men.

The majority of them were not involved when Pyunik were seen off 4-0 at Molineux on Thursday, so Raúl Jiménez (£7.5m) and Diogo Jota (£6.5m) have both had seven days since their last start.

Popular budget midfielder Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) continues to be involved in the heart of Wolves’ engine room, alongside Rúben Neves (£5.5m) and Joao Moutinho (£5.5m).

Matt Doherty (£6.0m) holds onto his right wing-back berth following injury in pre-season, with Jonny (£5.5m) on the opposite flank.

While Jota and Jiménez boast 19.3% and 11.4% ownership each, the wider Fantasy world does appear to be backing a Manchester United clean sheet.

That’s according to the ownership anyway, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) the most popular player in the Monday evening meeting.

He currently sits in 36.1% of teams while David de Gea (£5.6m) is owned by 20.4% and Harry Maguire (£5.5m) by 19.2%.

The Gameweek 2 captaincy debate also concludes with Marcus Rashford (£8.6m) getting the final say.

He comes into Gameweek 2 skippered by over 220,000 managers, making him the most fashionable captain at Molineux today.

Meanwhile, Daniel James (£6.0m) comes in for his firstever start for Manchester United in the Premier League.

“He has made an impact since day one. In pre-season, in training and he came on last week to get a goal. We’re going to chop and change at times. Andreas did well last week but today Daniel James is the right choice. Dan is Dan. He’ll give us the X factor of his pace, his attributes also off the ball will be important as he’s incredibly hard-working.” – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Wolves XI: Patrício; Boly, Coady, Bennett; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Doherty; D Jota, Jiménez.

Man United XI: De Gea; Shaw, Maguire, Lindelöf, Wan-Bissaka; McTominay, Pogba; Rashford, Lingard, D James; Martial.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 2

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  1. owenread
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    a) Wilson + Robbo + Lucas Moura —> Pukki + AWB + KDB

    b) Wilson + Robbo + Lucas Moura —-> Kane + AWB + Any £6.5 or lower

    If it’s B, then which midfielder?

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      A imo

    2. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      A is tempting but Kane has to be best captain option this weekend.

    3. Triple P
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      A

  2. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Robbo+Perez+King -> AWB+Martial+Pukki -4 a no brainer right?

    1. Albert_Luque
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Could really pay off, I'd do it

    2. wulfranian
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      For sure!

    3. owenread
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Perfect

    4. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Ignore the Pukki move. Won't score in the next 3.

      1. B.D.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        This

    5. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I wouldnt do the king to pukki for - 4

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Cheers for your feedback but I have to go for him. Stats, eye test say so.

    6. CC22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Was literally just looking at the exact same but with TAA instead of Robbo. Do you have any other Liverpool defence? I’ve got VvD as well so definitely want to downgrade one at least.

  3. BigBillyBass
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Seems like the only template essentials that have come good from the start of the season have been Digne, Sterling, Salah and Kane. The rest (Robbo, TAA, Fraser, Wilson, Perez, Jota) = garbage

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      2 games and everyone has lost their mind

      1. B.D.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        This!

      2. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Liverpool defence has been awful, Bournemouth look lousy, Perez has looked like a headless chicken and Jota has been non existent. No mind lost here

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Only 36 weeks left

    2. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      A proud owner of a fair few of the garbage lot here...

    3. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Kdb?

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Wasn’t in many templates

    4. AYLD28
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Kane had 0 shots v city and played as John Obi Mikel

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

      Kane wasn’t an essential - template was double 6.5 and dissing premium forwards

      1. BigBillyBass
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        He was part of the SSK teams that a lot of people went with on here so for me he falls into that bracket

        1. Yank Revolution
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          And now he has Newcastle this coming week. The epitome of juicy

    6. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I have/had the Bournemouth double up, fair enough Fraser has been crap & has been duly ditched but has Wilson been so bad? Two 5 pointers isn't awful.

  4. owenread
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Is KDB or Kane priority for this Gameweek

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      This GW Kane; thereafter, Kev

    2. B.D.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      KDB

  5. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Okay, okay, change of plan. 3 transfers, -4 hit.

    OUT: TAA, Jimenez, Stephens
    IN: Pukki, Martial, Soyabean

    Soon as the final whistle blows

    1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Who’s soyabean?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Leicester 4.5 defender

        1. Amey
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            😀

        2. Gregg Wallace
          • 4 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Soyboyuncu

        3. AndyCook
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Soyuncu?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            Bless you

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Pope 4
      VVD Digne AwB Cancelo 4
      Mane Sterling KdB Martial Ceballos
      Kean Pukki 4.5

      Pope 4
      TAA Digne AwB 4 4
      Salah Sterling KdB Martial Ceballos
      Kean Pukki 4.5

      1. Warby84
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Why cancelo?

    3. niko mate
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      When Man united failed to sign new attacker and with Lukaku leaving, it was obvious that Martial will play a lot and score a lot of goals. Also classified as a midfielder and cost only 7.5... Idk how he had only 7% ownership at the start. Sadly everyone is gonna buy him now.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        I think everyone should remain patient 🙂 for a couple more weeks anyway while they gather information

      2. AndyCook
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        If people weren’t buying him he wouldn’t be scoring though so look on the bright side

    4. Fred the Red
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Keep Digne or sell?

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Keep. Don’t be crazy

      2. GreenPL
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Keep.

      3. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Why would you sell?

    5. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Martial would cost me -8 pts....
      I think I wait.

      1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        You wait you regret

      2. B.D.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        100% wait

    6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Damnit, martial going to go up isn't he. Who doesn't get one more week to prove it?

      Tielemans
      Lucas

      Really want to give Lucas Newcastle...

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        If he scores, his price will be back up and you can sell

      2. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        ...then it's Tielemans, I guess! 🙂

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Very sound reasoning 😉

    7. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      This is tough. Which option do you prefer on WC?

      A) Salah Martial (Barnes/Jota) Cantwell

      B) Mane KDB Ceballos Greenwood

      Pope 4.0
      VVD Coleman Montoya (Diop Lundstram)
      _____ Sterling ____ McGinn _____
      Kane Pukki _____.

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Surely you can have all of KDB + Salah/Mane + Martial?

      2. gedda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        A with Jota for me.

    8. Johnny Drama
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Robinson & Lanzini -> Cantwell & Martial makes sense, right?

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Maybe. Lanzini is on my watch list. West Ham could hit a purple patch

    9. mackan
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      really tempted to wc this!!

      pope
      awb vvd dunk boly
      kdb mane sterling son martial
      pukki

      What do u think?

      1. FOMFF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Bold. Could work. Kane vs Newcastle though.....

    10. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      WC:

      A) Rashford + Martial
      B) Kane + McGinn

      Thank you muchly 🙂

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Your WC, wow. B

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Defo 🙂

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            It didn't start Well?

            1. ZICO SENNA
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 2 hours ago

              The template didn't work

      2. Jam0sh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Not an easy one that. I guess you'll have Salah and Sterling so going Kane would restrict your squad

        1. Jam0sh
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Probably still Kane but Martial is tempting

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            yeah, i've decided kane isn't worth it at all, i'll be going with the united lads

            1. Fugazi➰
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 2 hours ago

              Went martial AWB and pukki for -4 yesterday

      3. Hy liverpool
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        B

      4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        A

    11. Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Wan Bassaka or Shaw? I figure AWB better on bps but Shaw might be better with attacking returns potential?

      1. In Bale We Trust
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        AWB for sure. Guy is a bap king

      2. teriyaki 69
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        AWB.

      3. Maddamotha
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Thats what I thought, but AWB is a machine and a bap monster

      4. Prawnsandwich
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        AWB looks like he'll get bonus with every cleansheet, and sometimes even without - thats 7-9 points per cs

        Shaw doesnt get a lot of attacking returns

    12. Captain Kakaroto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      The question for me is:
      Martial or Son?
      Both with scary fixtures.

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Son can wait imo

        1. Captain Kakaroto
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Thats what i thought. Although NEW at Home is so tempting.

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Let the Son rise first...

    13. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I think I want Martial in my FPL team

    14. Aaaatsu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      What do you think about this WC team?

      Ryan / Button
      Kelly, AWB, TAA, Zinzchenko, Lundstram
      Salah, Sterling, De Bruyne, Martial, Mount
      Pukki, King, Wickham

    15. -4 every week
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Martial goal was sweet - AWB CS Wud be sweeter

    16. Flynny
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Who do I prioritise bringing in first?

      A....martial

      B...kdb

      Thanks

      1. JohnBlack
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        B

      2. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        B

      3. B.D.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        B

    17. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Template was shite.. time to WC. Can’t be missing out on multiple bandwagons and huge chunks of TV this early in the season

      1. gedda
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        I am hoping to hold on but Pukki & Martial look like easy 0.5m to be gained.

      2. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        my thoughts exactly, screw keeping it. I'd rather use it and get ahead rather than use it to claw back when already behind.

      3. teriyaki 69
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Template wasn't shite. At OR 60K with the same template.

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          I went template and at a rank of over a million, so i dunno how you've gone template.

      4. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Why was is shite? I have rather template taem and 26k OR. Dont have Pukki and Martial though.

      5. thomashl
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Right?? I'm thinking the same – have at least 5 changes I want to make, and three-four of them are going up before next deadline. Missing out means being transfer restricted further down the line.

        Kane though...

    18. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Doherty off injured 🙁

    19. drilsby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      What happens if I have 2 free transfers, used them this week and then WC?
      Do I have 2 free transfers next week?

      1. Cpt Crunch
        • 5 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        No

        1. drilsby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          They're just begging me to -8 then.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Negative.

    20. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Love that I started with Martial and now everyone is racing to get him.

      1. MeatPieSausageRoll
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Most of us started with him

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            From these last few pages it doesn't seem so lol.

        • Irbox ⚽
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          Congrats. That’s how to do well at FPL, be one step ahead of the pack. I didn’t imagine him being a 7.5 OOP gem.. time to get on board.

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            Yeah as soon as I heard he had the 9 shirt he was in.

            1. Would Ed Woodward
                29 days, 2 hours ago

                Always planned to get GW3, never planning transfers ahead at start anymore, straight in next time.

          2. COK3Y5MURF
            • 3 Years
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            Your differential is no longer a differential and you're happy?

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 6 Years
              29 days, 2 hours ago

              Yeah i obviuolsy want to do better than everyone else, but I don't mind other people doing well to.

            2. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              29 days, 2 hours ago

              Sign of a good differential

        • Albert_Luque
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          29 days, 2 hours ago

          A or B?

          A: Robbo, Perez and Wood to Pukki, Martial and AWB for a -4
          B: Robbo, Perez, Siggy and Wood to Pukki, Martial, AWB and KDB for a -8

          I know a -8 is a lot, but those 4 could really boost the team if they continue to show the form they're in

        • Phillipsturn
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            Pérez + Moura + Wilson >> Martial + Mount + Rashford -4?

          • BEARZINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            29 days, 2 hours ago

            Pre wc

            Ryan (button)
            Taa, robbo, digne, zink, (rico)
            Salah, sterling, fraser, perez (dendonker)
            Wilson, Jota (greenwood)

            Post wc

            Pope (4.0)
            Taa or robbo, awb, digne, zink, Lundstram
            Salah, sterling, kdb, martial, cebellos
            Pukki (greenwood), (wickham)

            What changes would you make?

            1. BEARZINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              29 days, 2 hours ago

              Im making 7 changes to my team

          • Would Ed Woodward
              29 days, 2 hours ago

              Pope
              TAA Robbo Zinch Coleman
              Salah Sterling Perez Fraser
              Vardy Wesley

              2 FT, 0 ITB

              A) Robbo, Fraser, Vardy > Montoya, Martial, Kane
              B) Robbo, Fraser, Wesley > AWB, Martial, Pukki

              1. TuplaPukki
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 2 hours ago

                A

            • TuplaPukki
              • 3 Years
              29 days, 2 hours ago

              Which one?
              A. Perez&VvD to Maddison&AWB
              B. Perez&TAA to Maddison&AWB
              C. Perez&Zinchenko to Maddison&Souyncu
              D. Perez&TAA to Martial&AWB

              1. yakirh
                • 3 Years
                29 days, 2 hours ago

                D

            • diesel001
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 2 hours ago

              Traore on
              Doherty off