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. tc93
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Play Lundstram or Soyoncu?

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Lundstram easily

    2. patricio33
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'm playing S over L this week.

  2. Akshatjazz
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Keep or sell mousset ??
    If sell mousset > ings better ??

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Jiminez se and forget

      1. Akshatjazz
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Already have vardy and Jimenez

        1. Silent Friend
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          keep then Abraham

          1. Akshatjazz
            8 months, 7 days ago

            If I want Abraham then I will have to remove any one of them zaha, mane,kbd, Maddison,pulisic ?? Who to do ??

            1. Silent Friend
              • 9 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Zaha

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ings' fixtures take a turn for the worst now. Not the time to be buying

      1. fclackless [Brazil Nuts]
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        look again

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          only West Ham at home is a good fixture for Ings over the festive period in my opinion.

          I'm ditching this week if Abraham is given the all clear by Lampard tomorrow.

          1. Akshatjazz
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Who to bench zaha,mane,kbd,pulisic, Maddison??

            1. F4L
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              Zaha or Madds.

              1. Akshatjazz
                8 months, 7 days ago

                Thinking to bench kbd ?? Thoughts ??

                1. F4L
                  • 5 Years
                  8 months, 7 days ago

                  no I wouldn't do that. KDB is a big game player, Rodri will most likely start some he'll be free to roam.

                  1. Akshatjazz
                    8 months, 7 days ago

                    Aren't mancity a kind of team who goal scoring player are different at times and can be risk

                    1. F4L
                      • 5 Years
                      8 months, 7 days ago

                      KDB is central to everything City do most weeks, so goal involvement is high.

                      Benching him can work out (I did vs Liverpool), but I think its probably more luck than skill if you time one of his blanks.

                      1. Akshatjazz
                        8 months, 7 days ago

                        Ok then I will bench Maddison

      2. Akshatjazz
        8 months, 7 days ago

        But he has got two 9 pointers in a row

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          that probably means you've missed the boat already.

          The last 4 fixtures for Ings were against the 4 worst defences in the league.

          1. Akshatjazz
            8 months, 7 days ago

            So ur suggesting me to have patience on mousset ??

            1. F4L
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 7 days ago

              yes im keeping. Obviously works in his favour that Sheff United lost without today.

    3. Numbuster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      keep him..
      probably only rotation for the earlier match

      1. Akshatjazz
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I hope wilder does bring back his in-form player

  3. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Why is Rashford playing like Cristiano Ronaldo wtf

    1. 1314
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      he believe in his own hype aha..certainly has that knuckle ball in his locker but needs to improve on his decision making

      1. Bennerman
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        decision-making?

        1. 1314
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          on when to release the ball to which player

    2. jia you jia you
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I rarely do knee jerk moves but I must admit after watching that display I had to get him in 🙂

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I still dont, even wont get any United player, trap.!

      2. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        MCI away not for me. I’m bringing in Rashford after that though.

        1. Numbuster
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          this

        2. jia you jia you
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Not exactly rock solid at the back though and can see MUN getting some chances from quick counters...or maybe thats the hopeful supporter in me lol

      3. 1314
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        has a good record against top 6

  4. jtreble
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Jimenez sales tsunami in progress.

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      good for royal owner

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Royal?

        1. Silent Friend
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          loyal sorry

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      what am i missing that warrants the mass sale??

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Not sure but Jiménez sales seem to be going to Abraham and Rashford.

      2. baggs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        impatience, points chasing

      3. Jayv807
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Lots probably got Jimmy in when Tammy got hurt and are now swapping back.

    3. RogerC
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      People is doing Jimenez to Rashford. Of course this move makes sense but I will probably only do it in the next gameweek. United is away against City and I can't see how Rashford will do well.

      1. FPLGeezer
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Why? Because it's not like Rashford hasnt score against big teams before or away at City?

        1. RogerC
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Jimenez away at Brighton has higher scoring chance compared to Rashford in my opinion.
          Even FFS member's RMT rates Jimenez (4.13) higher against Rashford (3.64) for your information.

          1. FPLGeezer
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 7 days ago

            That's true but surely anyone making that move is looking beyond this weekend?

            And on that Brighton aren't a soft touch are they at home? They will be up for it after tonight and Wolves are not exactly an attacking force either

  5. 1314
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    want to get Rahsford next gw but Jim dropping this gw and Rashford rising don't help the case..

  6. De Gea is GOAT
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on SHU and NEW keeping cs this weekend?

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Newcastle prospects of a CS are better. Both are decent though

  7. Freshy
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Rash or Tammy and Maddison or Alli
    or
    Ings and KDB

    Ings on a stupid 4GW run

    1. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      tammy alli kdb

  8. camarozz
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Did

    Tieleman ➡️ Alli

    Kane ➡️Rashford last nite - 4

    Good moves??

    1. 1314
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      yup

    2. jia you jia you
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I did that exact same move! Kane is bound to punish us now though!

      1. camarozz
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Wanted to get Alli but went Kane 3 wks ago. Hope I'm not too late.
        And Rashford somehow has good stats and everyone has Jimenez or Tammy so....

        1. jia you jia you
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah when I shipped Sterling I could afford Kane so I chanced him...he hasnt being passing the eye test at all really so time to let go and not be stubborn with him.

  9. Numbuster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Would you keep Tielemans or get Grealish with a FT?

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      i'd get rid of Tielemans because further down the line you'd want that 3rd Leicester spot free.

      1. Numbuster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        May be Grealish or Alli?
        I have Son

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          well Alli unless you desperately need the money elsewhere.

          1. Numbuster
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            i guess.. itb 4.5 here XD
            Thanks for your reply

  10. white lightning
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    I'm considering a -12 hit but is it really when 2 of the players you're selling are out injured being Martial & Janmaat.

  11. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What to do here guys,2FT 0.0 ITB

    Gazza - 4.0

    TAA - Robbo - Lund - (Chilwell*,Rico)

    Salah(C) - KDB - Martial* - Son - Mount

    Rashford - Ings (Greenwood)

    Was thinking Robbo+Martial+Ings > Aurier + Pulisic + Tammy(-4) or do Tammy next GW.

    After that Chilwell downgrade and Mount upgrade

    1. Numbuster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Do Tammy at next week, Ings still has a good Fixt here

    2. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      do it next week

    3. El Fenomeno R9
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers

  12. Scout15
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Is it nuts to keep both Sterling and Salah for this week?

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I think there is a strong case for keeping Salah.

      1. Scout15
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yes, and Sterling could easily do well against Utd...

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      crazy to think Mane ownership >40% compared to Salah 20%
      not that it hasn't been justified this season

      1. Scout15
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        It's definitely justified for now. Whole season I couldn't pull Salah -> Mane trigger.
        And here I am again with the same dilemma. Especially after he rested this week...

  13. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Lundfraud exposed. Playing Kelly.

  14. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    2 ft, keep laca & mount one more gw then out? Y or n
    If yes instead of losing 1 ft, take out lowton to whom? His price will drop

    1. Numbuster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      i would drop Laca here.. Arsenal still not get correct squad yet here.

      If Lowton, any fodder you missed? Kelly?

      1. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Have him

      2. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Kelly soy taa lund lowton

    2. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Why mount?

      1. Nightf0x
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I want puli actually

        1. Kay317
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Makes sense. Do it then. Pulisic and who? Tammy or Rashford?

  15. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What have I missed that warrants the Jimenez mass sales??

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I think lots are jumping from Jimenez to Tammy or Rashford

  16. Wensink
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Has the FPL site not updated yet?

    1. Ragabolly
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No..

    2. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Very slow.

      1. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        7m+ squads to update

  17. The Units
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    I am guessing peeps going back to Tammy?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Reply to HMC fail

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        cheers - interesting ppl are jumping off so quickly. must be the rise of Rashford too
        i bought Jimmy at 7.1 so keeping whilst he continues to perform
        don't love chelsea fixtures but also risk going without one of their attackers

  18. camarozz
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Iv asked santa for the new Escobar fold 1 smartphone...its gold!!!

    Gonna be epic

  19. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Zaha & Robbo to Aurier & Alli?

    1. Kay317
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Not this week

  20. De Gea is GOAT
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who to play guys? Biggest benching headache. TIA

    1) Mount
    2) Tiele

    Pick 2 out of this lot:

    A) Lund
    B) Soy
    C) Willems
    D) Kelly

    1. Numbuster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      2, give him one more chance.

      Pick 2 to play? Lunds, Willems (more attacking)

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks mate. Thoughts on CS potential out of these 4?

  21. davies
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Yay or nay?

    Mousset Martial* Tomori > Rashford Cantwell Kelly (-8)

    Priced out after price changes...

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Choose one

    A. Zaha to Alli
    B. Jiminez to Rashford

    1. jtreble
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Alli at home against BUR sounds better than Rashford away to MCI.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        ... Rashford still a long-term pick though.

        1. jtreble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          ... a great long-term pick ...

  23. Big Ronnie
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Perez replacement?

    A) Grealish
    B) Ward-Prowse
    C) Trossard

    1. Nightf0x
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A longterm

  24. osceola31909
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Son to Alli a good idea?

    1. lifes a pitch
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No. I might even captain Son.

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      No. Son can easily outscore Alli. Get both.

  25. Nightf0x
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    2 ft, what to do?
    A) laca to tamy/mouset/boby/rash or keep & after next gw
    B) mount to puli or keep & out after next gw
    C) lowton to sheff. Def./lovren or other u suggest (just to not lose 1 ft + his price will drop)
    D) 2 from above

    1. lifes a pitch
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A) Tammy

  26. Aftermath
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Lacazette to rashford or wait a week?

    Always planned on getting him next week but tempted to do it now itself with city not looking rock solid.
    Thoughts appreciated!

    1. lifes a pitch
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Do it for free

  27. SH
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Done with my first knee jerking point chasing transfers of the season - Salah, Jimenez > Alli, Rashford. Hope I don't regret it!

    1. FPLGeezer
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Good moves but you have Mane?

  28. smix
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    A. KDB to Alli
    B. KDB to Son
    C. Hold
    The best move ?

  29. F4L
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Members info showing for non members guys...

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers, will pass it on.

  30. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    really need to curb my hits, way too many -4s. any advice?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      with transfers this week -36 in hits

      1. FPLGeezer
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah chill when you're happy with your team. But it won't last long I'm up for hits as I write

    2. baggs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      look more long term, plan for 6 gws then be patient. have faith in your planning and if in doubt hold. theres always another situation next gw youll want to fix the current one will have changed