Scout Notes

Jimenez points run ends as Wolves extend unbeaten streak with West Ham win

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 West Ham United

Leander Dendoncker celebrates his goal
  • Goals: Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m), Patrick Cutrone (£5.6m)
  • Assists: Joao Moutinho (£5.3m), Pedro Neto (£5.0m)
  • Bonus: Dendoncker x3, Moutinho x2, Conor Coady (£5.0m) x1

Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m) was the most-owned Wolves player to deliver a return at Molineux on Wednesday night as Raul Jimenez (£7.7m) failed to make it five consecutive Gameweeks with an attacking return.

The 22.5%-owned Mexican may have blanked against a leaky West Ham outfit but it was not for a lack of trying, with Jimenez topping the shot charts in the Gameweek 15 clash.

Dendoncker – still in 9.4% of squads despite being part of Wolves’ back three in the absence of Willy Boly (£4.8m) – poked home in the 24th minute directly from a Joao Moutinho (£5.3m) corner. The Portuguese midfield maestro has three assists and a goal in the past five Gameweeks.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s troops are now unbeaten in ten Premier League matches – perhaps not the most significant stat in Fantasy terms but it does illustrate Wolves’ excellent form following a ropey start to the season. On the other hand, Wednesday night’s shut-out was the club’s first since Gameweek 8.

Nuno, who gave his players Thursday off following their victory, was pleased with his side’s effort in defence. The Wolves boss said:

It was a good game, a good performance, I think we played very well. We had to be organised and manage the game.

West Ham are a very good team but we got a clean sheet and I’m very happy for that. I’m giving them a day off after 21 days without a day off.

However, Nuno did feel that his side might have made better use of counter-attacking situations, adding:

We had chances, clear breaks and counter-attacks that we should define better, clear chances.

Jimenez was probably the guiltiest party in that regard. The forward’s loose touch after a rapid Adama Traore (£5.2m) break saw the Mexico star shoot straight at David Martin (£4.0m) in the 73rd minute.

Jimenez sees an effort saved by Martin

West Ham’s current no. 1 made five saves against Wolves, putting him joint-third for that particular statistic among goalkeepers across Gameweek 18.

Martin kept the score at 1-0 in the first half with a good stop from Diogo Jota’s (£6.1m) drive, while he also prevented Jonny (£5.4m) scoring from close range on 54 minutes after the defender was put through by Jimenez.

West Ham’s only big chance of the game fell to Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) after he was set free by Pablo Fornals (£6.0m). The Scot’s control let him down, however, as Rui Patricio (£5.2m) claimed the ball in a collision that ended the Hammers man’s involvement in the tie.

On his opportunity, Snodgrass explained:

For my chance I took a good first touch, the second I tried to go on my left and the keeper’s just come out and done well. I’m disappointed because it’s a chance I should have taken, and have done most of my career. 

We’ll just go back to the drawing board and take the positives from the game because I thought there were some good performances and on another day I take that chance to make it 1-1, so I’m gutted.

Wolves ended the contest late on as Jimenez’s 84th-minute replacement Patrick Cutrone (£5.6m) slotted home a pass from fellow substitute Pedro Neto (£5.0m).

West Ham have now conceded 62 chances from set plays this season, fifth-bottom in the league. On that problem and his side’s performance, Manuel Pellegrini said:

I think that, for me, the big mistake we made was conceding from the set piece again. It was a very tight game in the first 45 minutes. We dominated most part of the second half.

We had one option [chance] to draw the game, but we didn’t take that option and finally they counter attacked and found the space for the second goal.

Before this game, we have conceded too many. Newcastle scored three from set pieces, Crystal Palace two, Bournemouth by set pieces, it’s at least eight or ten goals.

Questioned on why the impressive Michail Antonio (£6.9m) was not part of the matchday squad, Pellegrini stated:

It was a risk for him to play this game. He is not able to play and I hope he will be recovered for Monday.

The Irons boss added on Snodgrass:

I think [he will be fit for Gameweek 16]. We will see tomorrow, he had a big kick to his chin but hopefully he will be OK.

Snodgrass leaves the field after his clash with Patricio

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patricio; Saiss, Coady, Dendoncker; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty; Jota (Neto 72′), Jimenez (Cutrone 84′), Traore (Bennett 89′).

West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Martin; Cresswell, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Fredericks; Rice, Noble (Holland 71′); Fornals, F. Anderson, Snodgrass (Yarmolenko 62′); Haller (Ajeti 80′).

MEMBERS ANALYSIS

GAMEWEEK 15 – FPL MATCH REPORTS

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  1. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    AFTV updated!

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Brilliant

  2. Gaddafi
    2 months, 16 days ago

    1) Sterling + Wilson
    2) Dilva + Aubameyang

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Neither

      1. Gaddafi
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Nothing comment

        give suggestion

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Both are bad options. 3 of those 4players are out of form. D Silva ok but still better options

        2. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Wow!

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      3

    3. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      sterling, yes. i think hes due a come back with jesus in and kun out

      the others arent good options and you should look elsewhere

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Saint Maximum

    1. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Very exciting to watch. Imagine him with end products.

  4. Regin
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Didn't watch the game. Worth holding laca 1 more week? Or take a hit to get Abraham back?

    1. Gaddafi
      2 months, 16 days ago

      bring back tammy

      1. Bennerman
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Watch the games, take responsibility!

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Fell asleep man. It was 2am here.

          1. Bennerman
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Haha, fair shout. But you can catch up in your own time and decide, neither going to change price tonight I don't think.

      2. Regin
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        For a -4? If it was a free transfer, there was no question.
        Already did martial to alli for this weekend.

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

      Keep for West Ham game- chance Tammy gets rest ( and still unclear on knock he came off with) with Chelsea needing to win mid week CL game

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        * definitely not worth a hit

        1. Gaddafi
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Hits are for kids

        2. Regin
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Thx. Think I'll keep. Also Everton might have the new manager energy and play good.

  5. 1569Tippins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Many managers getting Abraham, Dendonker, Rico and Kelly off the bench.

    Connolly for 2 for me. Nice ok

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I was about to get rico but Mousset came in for 1 point.
      you feeel better now?

      1. 1569Tippins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        No. I just like to moan

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I still feel cr@p

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      All I get is dunk 2 points

      1. 1569Tippins
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You my friend are unlucky

        1. Alexike8 fc
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Rico coming in for Salah for me

  6. Lignja
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Pulisic, Jimenez, Taa to Rashford, Alli, 4.8m defender rly bad idea or not? -4

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yeah. Too sideways.

  7. 1569Tippins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    In better news... Abraham is back in my team

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Is he definitely fit? Still flagged and Chelsea also have CL game they must win next week

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Look set for weekend?

    Just think Mousett will rip Norwich up?

    Hendo,
    Lundstram, Trent, Soy
    Mane, KDB, Son, Alli, Maddy
    C Vardy, Tammy

    Button, Kelly, Mousett, Rico

    .3 bank

    WC

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Looks good

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Lignja
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I would miss like 3m for that team..

  9. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Pulisic > Alli?

    Is it worth it?

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      No,
      Pulisic is so good

    2. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      i'd be tempted

  10. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Pope
    Robbo taa soynucu
    Mane son Pulisic Madison
    Jimenez Rashford Vardy

    Lundstram rico saka

    Bench Lundstram, right?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Norwich supposed to be targeted according to scoutcast?

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah but I always bench soy and always miss gus points

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Or soyuncu. Aston Villa seem to score every match.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        In between.
        Sheffield in a bad moon

  11. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Surely Rashford will be a mid next year? He's no more 'forward' than Mane, Sterling, Salah

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      They haven't got a proper CF so no

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Rashford is a striker. He can't be considered a midfielder.

      1. Bennerman
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Nonsense. Midfielder? What?

    3. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yeh wingers on fpl are considered as midfielders so if he plays left wing the rest of the season then Martial and Rashford would probably swap round in fpl next year. I presume United have to bring in an actual striker tho at some point.

      1. Bennerman
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wrong. Teams play a 'front three' mostly now, which means one 'striker' and two attackers either side, fairly tight but often going wide.

        Not 'wingers' (Kanckelskis). But not midfielders, for sure.

        FPL has abetted the confusion by calling Salah (as you rightly say) a 'midfielder' when he's not, as I say above. Mane, same (even worse, he's largely a centre-forward).

  12. joelsprylar
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    I am gonna transfer Dele Alli in for Martial this GW but need to downgrade Chilwell to get the money for it. Gameweek after that i will use the rest of the cash to make Martinelli a playing forward when Mane and TAA has there blank. So the question is Kelly or Willems. If i choose Kelly i Can afford Ayew/Mousset and with Willems its Connolly/Greenwood.

    So basicly:

    Kelly & Ayew VS Willems & Connolly.

    Best options here guys?

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Kelly and ayew

    2. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      K and A

  13. Wensink
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Pretty pleased with my squad and current rank (39K) but feel like I need to use my two FTs this upcoming GW to shore up my bench and/or defenders. Have .6m ITB.

    Pope-Stekelenburg
    TAA-Lundstram-Tomori-Kelly-Mings
    KDB-Mane-Dele-Maddison-Guendouzi
    Vardy-Abraham-Jiminez

    A. Transfer TAA out to free up funds to make two moves
    B. Tomori > Söyüncü
    C. STFU You’re in the top 50K

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      You need to bench someone don't you?
      Guend and 2 defenders.

      So stfu

    2. Gaddafi
      2 months, 16 days ago

      STFU cause with that team you won't be in the top 50k much longer tbh..

      1. Wensink
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Helpful.

  14. wolves_simmo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Which option for 2FT’s?

    Out: Salah & McGinn

    In:
    A) Alli & Son
    B) Alli & Pulisic

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

    3. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A

  15. Ace Ventura
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    A) Alli and Ings
    B) Son and Mousset

    1. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A

    2. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      A by far

  16. Mc3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Looking at Wildcarding in gw20 and want to lose some Liverpool for gw18.
    Thinking of losing robbo, trent and mane for 18 for something like PVA, Mings, Grealish.

    Worth losing one of the liverpool defenders this week (would miss Watford at home) or anything else to use a transfer on?

    Would look at KDB to a spurs mid but have a lot of cash tied up with him!

    Ryan
    Robbo Lund TAA 
    Mane KDB Zaha Maddison
    Vardy(c) Jimi Abraham 

    Button / Soyuncu Rico Dend

    2FT 0.3ITB

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I would downgrade one of taa or Robbo and do zaha to Alli. Liv not keeping cs to justify having 2 7m defenders

  17. nelluckram
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Gazza
    TAA, Soy, Lund
    Mane, KDB, Martial, Son, Pulisic
    Vardy, Abraham

    Button, Clarke, Greenwood, Rico

    2 FT 0.0

    A) Martial & Greenwood - > Zaha & Mousset?
    B) Martial - > Maddison
    C) ?????

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'd prb just go with b, when are you likely to start mouset ahead of any of your other mf/fw?

      Just be sitting on bench most weeks I'd have thought..

      1. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        This is true, A and have the other FT roll over

    2. Gaddafi
      2 months, 16 days ago

      WC time methinks

  18. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Is there some reason for the jimi sales?
    Seems to be dropping like a rock on fpl stats.

    1. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Abraham is back and Rash keep scoring

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I never sold tammy, just seems strange, hes such a great value pick.

        1. AuFeld
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Sometimes, people can only see what's in front of them.

      2. Gaddafi
        2 months, 16 days ago

        And DANNY INGS

        1. jason_ni
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Anyone who sells jimi for ings.. tut tut.. will end in tears!

  19. BENOIT
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    2 FT. Thoughts?

    Sterling & Martial ----> Mane & Zaha

  20. thepuntmaster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    What to do with this? 1FT, 1.3 itb
    Pope (tot)
    Soy (avl) - Lundstram (nor) - Tomori (EVE)
    Son (BUR) - Mané (bou) - Maddison (avl) - Richarlison (EVE)
    Auba (whu) - Ings (new) - Vardy (avl)

    Button - Cantwell (SHU) - Rico (LIV) - PVA (wat)

    A few moves I could do. Richarlison seems like the obvious to go, but his form hasn't stopped even if Everton have. Lack of Chelsea clean sheets is worrying too.
    What would be your pick?
    A) Hold
    B) Pope > Schmiechal
    C) Tomori > Willems/Aurier
    D) Son > Alli
    E) Richarlison > Alli/Zaha

    Thanks all!

    C) T

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Ignore the end typo haha

    2. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'd be tempted by C (Aurier)

  21. Geezer
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Sell or keep B Mendy? Has he lost his place or was he rested midweek?

    1. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I'd stay away from City defense

    2. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Sell.

  22. kyrgios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Who is your C this weekend?

    1. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Kane

    2. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Going Mané

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Do u think he'll start?

    3. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Hesitating between Mane, Abraham, KDB, Son and Zaha.

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Vardy?

    4. AuFeld
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Abraham.

    5. Geezer
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Vardy

    6. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      jesus

  23. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Chance of Mane being rested ?

    Is Abraham a risk too ?

    1. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Mane doesn't understand what rest means

    2. Bennerman
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      30%

      43%

      Is that what you wanted to hear?

      NO-ONE KNOWS

      (Though many, many here will tell you)

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You must be fun at parties.

        1. lindeg
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          10%

        2. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          'You must be fun at parties".
          About as fun as someone who asks about the gametime of Mane and Abraham?

  24. KAPTAIN KUN
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Come on fpl! I want my birthday jam of Mane VC points and Rico off the bench!

  25. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    What to do here with 1ft and 1.6m itb

    Heaton -- Pope
    Taa Lundy Tomori (bought @4.5 but will he start?) -- Rico (LIV) Lascelles (injured)
    Mane Kdb Pulisic Mount -- Cantwell
    Rashford Vardy Ings

    Some options...
    A: Lascelles > Kelly
    B: Pulisic > Alli / Maddison
    C: Mount >> Maddison
    D: Tomori + Mount >> Kelly + Alli (-4)?
    E: Mount/Rashford >> Alli/Tammy (-4)?
    F: Save FT and reassess. Leaning towards D but Mount vs. Ali (-4) is a tough call

  26. Nailed Jesus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Martial to pulisic or grealish?

    1. John Nerdelbaum
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Pulisic

  27. John Nerdelbaum
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Posted on old thread
    Two frees and 1.3m ITB
    Rumours of a rest or not Mane has to come in. Sterling > Mane and hope for the best with Salah?
    Anything else need attention?

    Pope
    TAA Lundstram Tomori
    Salah Sterling Maddison Mount
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    xx/Willems/Dendoncker/Rico

  28. Grievez
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Tammy - Kane - Auba has really worked a treat.

    I'm makin me a vow to the Moon and the stars that I'm never getting Auba back. Sitting at the halfway line hugging the touchline most of the game. Grow up you spoiled little pric and help your team. 30k rank drop to boot.

    Welcome back Tammy

  29. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    0.9ITB 1FT
    Guaita (button)
    TAA Soy Lund (Tomori Rico)
    Mane KDB Son Pulisic Zaha
    Vardy(c) Jimenez (Greenwood)

    Save?

  30. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Mount to puli? Or puli rested gw16?

    1. Nailed Jesus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Mount more likely to start so wouldn’t do that this week