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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. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Daniel James is such a machine. Poor crosssr but he can learn that. What he need not learn is zeal and never say die while chasing lost balls! What speed and stamina

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Plus his best position is left wing.

      1. Amey
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        Which is same with Martial Rashford Sanchez ...
        What a brilliant strategy by United.
        (I'm looking at you Mr. Woodward !!)

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          I'm hoping that Sanchez's best position is at Inter.

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      I think he is the greatest player in the history of the game.

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        And the future!

        1. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          But also the past...

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Like a young Obertan

  2. SoccerBoi69
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Can get to this setup with a -4. FirmiNO, or a firm yes?

    Pope
    VVD Digne Zinchenko Shaw
    Sterling KDB Son Martial
    Firmino Pukki

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      No

    2. @FPLDIARYFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Firmi-f#$k-no

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Great team, prefer AWB not Shaw but it's up to you

  3. The_Fish
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Bottomed...

    A) play Soyuncu
    B) King to Pukki for -4

    1. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      A

    2. Fugazi➰
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Play Soy

  4. Solid Fantasy Manager
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Anyone know how last man standing works and what the cut off is this week?

    I'm assuming it's your points that week less any transfers?
    Is it simply the field gets halved each week?
    Can't see a way to see easily how many people in league...just my own position so.makes it difficult to work out how I'm sitting ...

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      30 so far is safety score. Yes, points minus transfer hits. It isnt important how you finish each week, just get over that safety score and survive.

      1. Solid Fantasy Manager
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        Cheers

        How is the safety worked? Is it 30 each week.... set prior to GW or based on the fields performance ?

  5. bangers and M*A*S*H
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Worth a -4?

    In Martial and a 4.5 att for Barkley and King.

    1. BobbyV
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Yep

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      What formation would you play?

      1. bangers and M*A*S*H
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        3-5-2 most weeks. Maybe 4-5-1 every now and again

        1. Do I Not Like Orange
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 21 hours ago

          Go for it if you feel your 5th mid/4th defender are strong enough

  6. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    VVD > AWB
    Auba > Kane
    Perez > Martial

    -4 hit needs to be done I think

    1. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      I am on similar moves. Think Auba is worth holding on to but the next couple of fixtures are rough

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      I cannot afford that 🙁

  7. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Salah and Robinson to Mane and Lanzini?

  8. Berbinho's Forehead
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    I think we should all pack up and leave. Manchester United have won the title in August for the third successive season.

    1. Amey
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Relax, always a next year 😉

    2. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      something something 31 years

    3. Cpt Crunch
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Finally some sense on this board 😉
      #letmedreampls

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      But this time it's really true!!!

    5. teriyaki 69
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      you are so annoying lol

    6. The Casual One
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      United lost 2 of the first 3 games last season so try again

    7. Odion Igoalo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      GGMU

  9. FISSH
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Kane and McGinn

    Or

    Vardy and Mane

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      B easy

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Its not the same price at all

    3. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Short term A gives you a decent (C) option this week

    4. BobbyV
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Rashford and Mane

  10. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Already on a -4 after bringing Martial & Dunk in. WC or no?

    Pope McGovern
    Dunk TAA Digne Guilbert Rico
    Salah Sterling Moura Perez Martial
    Wilson Pukki Greenwood

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      could be justified
      2 defenders not playing
      Moura potentially rotated
      Wilson/perez will drop in price soon

    2. Odion Igoalo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Hold WC, you got a nice 352 for this week

  11. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    just brought in Martial, Rashford and Awb for a -8.
    feels good man

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Lol

    2. yakirh
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Man Utd fan?

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Lol

    4. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      You might as well waited until the end of the match. Hopefully no injuries happen...

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      People may lol, but it's not even like that doesn't have a chance of paying off.

    6. Solid Fantasy Manager
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Rashford and AWB injury and red card.....

  12. Freaki
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Drop Kane for martial?

    1. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      You can't

      1. Freaki
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        Or is there any options in mid;
        Mane KDB sterling McGinn

    2. Johnny Drama
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Makes sense

    3. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Would have to do other changes in midfield

  13. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    On a free Martial in for

    A Perez
    B Moura

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      A

    2. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      A

    3. FISSH
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      A

    4. FOMFF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      A. Great move. Keep Moura - Newcastle this weekend

  14. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Da feck. Martial stole my Shaw goal.

    I own Martial as well tbf

    1. gedda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      A roller coaster of emotions.

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Shaw has been fantastic.

  15. aapoman
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Current team:

    Pope (4.0)
    Robertson TAA Digne Zinchenko (Lundstram)
    Salah Sterling Martial Perez (Dendoncker)
    Wilson Jota (Greenwood)

    Got 2FT:
    A. TAA and Wilson to Pereira and Rashford
    B. TAA and Jota to 4.5 and Rashford
    C. Other suggestions?

  16. Naby K8a
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Note to self: Do not start the season with Diogo Jota

    1. BobbyV
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Que Jota goal next week

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        Cue

  17. Catsandhats
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Siggy and Robertson for Martial and Wan B?

  18. rjcv177
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    With KDB on board

    A) Kane (C on gw3) + Martial
    B) Sterling + Rashford

    Thkx in advance

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      B coz Sterling

  19. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    VVD Perez to Kelly Son?

    Lunny and Kelly rotating.

    1. aapoman
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Kelly won't most likely rotate for long once Sakho and Tomkins are back

  20. FOO FIGHTER
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Well I geuss this is where the price for Martial starts rocketing.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      7.9 by Saturday

  21. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Any Wolves goal? Not looking likely is it?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Game of 2 halves. The Wolves players are probably getting a halftime rollocking.

    2. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Don’t think they’ve had a shot

  22. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Digne to AWB for a hit? Yay or nay?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Nay

    2. Irbox ⚽
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Why? Digne has so much more potential.

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Oh, god

    4. Croaker
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Absolutely not

    5. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Nay

    6. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Hell no

    7. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Nope

  23. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    I need a Digne injury update!

    We only have a post-match comment saying he felt tired in the muscle and signalled to come off.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Between the lines I think he’s fine

      Even if he misses a game I’m fine with it

      Season keeper if ever there was one

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 21 hours ago

        Agreed. for me would just be a player that will get subbed.

        Just make sure I got the right subs lined up

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Hopefully Silva is nice to us on Thursday.

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      It needs to be scanned and Baines is ready.

  24. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Red arrows before the United CS points hit!

    Do t fail me know Jota. (You will.)

  25. drilsby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    A: Robbo & Perez --> Zinch & Martial -8 hit
    B: WC
    C: Take some valium

  26. Aaaatsu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Okay people:

    - Who would you choose between Mount and Ceballos. ?

    Are they both nailed and on set pieces now?

    1. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Ceballos still a risk when Ozil returns possibly

    2. Prottay28
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Mount for easier games!

  27. AndyCook
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Do we think Moura will start this week? If not he has to go

    1. In Bale We Trust
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Impossible to know. He will get minutes though, which may well be enough.

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Cheap enablers are needed to make a WC work.

    Pukki looks the prime candidate on here, who's the next best? 6.5m(ish)

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Whoever scored this week

    2. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Forward I assume? Jota and King are your best bets for now

    3. AndyCook
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Jota..

  29. Prottay28
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Martial+Haller
    or Rashford+Lanzini

    Thanks!

  30. Bayern Eunuchs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 21 hours ago

    Best WC team??

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Son KDB Salah Sterling Martial midfield

      Lonestriker

      Digne, Zinchenko, AWB + Lundstram/Hanley back 4

    2. HamezMace
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      Brazil 1970

    3. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 21 hours ago

      England 66