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. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo Aurier Lundy
    Son Alli (C) Mane
    VAR

    Martin Cantwell H Barnes Rico

    Good to go?

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

      I'd be tempted to play Barnes. Looked really good last game.

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

    Best James replacement with 0itb?

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

      Grealish

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      anyone

  3. Al-Chemy
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What's my best move here? 2FTs and 1.0 ITB

    Pope (Heaton)
    TAA Aurier Soy Lundy Ota
    Mane KDB Tielemans Pulisic Hayden
    Vardy Abraham Jiminez

    A) downgrade Pope/Heaton
    B) Ota -> Kelly
    C) A and B
    D) Tielemans and Jiminez -> Alli and Ings (or is that more points chasing?)

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

      Ota >> Kelly
      Tielemans >> Alli

      1. Al-Chemy
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks for the reply, unfortunately I'm 0.2 short of that!

      2. Francescoli
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yep this is good

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Ota to Clark/Kelly etc
      Pulisic to Alli

  4. Francescoli
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Rumours of Pulisic and Lundstram getting benched makes me want to use my FT to deal with Janmaat.

    A) Save
    B) Janmaat to Kelly/Aurier/Targett

    Henderson
    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu
    Mane Son KDB Pulisic
    Vardy Rashford Jimenez

    Button Rico Janmaat* Elneny*

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

      Add Mane

    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      aurier seems good transfer

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B Clark

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

        Why Clark?

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          4.3, attacking, nailed, 3 good fixtures coming up ... then he sits 3rd on your bench for a few weeks

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      wouldn’t put it past Pep resting KdB either

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

      b, whats your budget?

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

        0.6 in the bank. So can stretch from Janmaat to Aurier max

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

          prob aurier then

    6. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Why would Lundstrum be benched?

  5. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Already done Son to Alli 2 days ago....Jimmy to Tammy now for a -4?

    Also why is Tammy 75% knock - i thought because he played v Villa he wouldnt be any doubt at all?

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

      Went off with a knock.

      1. Coldplay
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        TM what's the safety score this GW?

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

          46

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

    So the 6 game projection table is thus;

    Sterling
    Auba
    Son
    Vardy
    Salah

    Auba has MCI CHE MUN in that time.

    It makes the RMT tool near useless.

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

      auba has 5g 1a in 13 starts vs top 6 sides (combining this season and last season). hes scored 10 in 15 this season. not an unreasonable prediction

  7. Disturbed
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Best option here? 2fts. 2m itb. Thanks.

    a. jimmy > tammy
    b. maddison > alli
    c. both for free

    pope button
    taa soy dunk lund rico
    mane kdb son Maddison dendo
    vardy jimmy ings

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

      a

  8. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Guys all for free

    A) Auba mcgin to rash Alli
    B) Auba mcgin to jimenez son
    C) Auba mcgin to abraham son(already have mount)

  9. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    2FT this week but taking a 4 point hit to get this lot. Near perfect if you ask me.

    Gazzaniga
    TAA, Soyuncu, Lundstram
    Mane, KDB, Son, Pulisic
    Vardy, Abraham, Jimenez

    Subs: Button, Dendoncker, Kelly, Rico

  10. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    G2G?

    Gazza
    TAA Baldock Lund
    Son Alli (c) KDB Mane
    Vardy Abraham Raul

    Soy Kelly Dendoncker

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

      It double SHU defence a bit much. I know it’s Nor but still, play Soy over Baldock?
      Nice team btw.

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

        Thank you - feel Villa are gonna sure - Baldock has an attacking chance against weak Norwich defense

  11. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Always nice when the bench is straightforward enough.

    Gazzaniga
    TAA Lundstram Soyuncu
    Mane Son deBruyne Maddison
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez

    Woodman Rico Guilbert Nakamba

    0.2m ITB // 2 FT

    Think with how disgustingly template my team is, I need to make a change and bring in a differential with good fixtures coming up and a good chance of becoming the next "template" player. Question is, who?

    Thinking maybe Zaha? Palace have a very favorable run. Ings? Wondering if he'll be rested soon with the busy December period. They guy's been worked to the bone under Ralph. Hokey cokey Son->Alli? Alli seems more integral to Jose, and is much lower owned than Sonny.

    Thoughts? Who is your "sword" for the December period? Or are you sticking to your "shields"?

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

      I'm looking for Rashford IN for Ings in GW 18

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Rashford IN? Agree he's been very good. United have looked a better team attacking-wise in recent weeks. Maybe after the derby, however.

    2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I just did son to alli this gw

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Unafraid to do the hokey cokey! I like the move, but its Sonny isn't it? The guy is one of the best wingers in the league. Its definitely in my thoughts and I might just do it, provided I can use the extra cash effectively.

        1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          I had observed in last two games under Mourinho, he has been less involved.

          And saw the entire match against Manchester United, he hardly touched the ball. He was playing more of a LM than lw.

          On ghe other hand, alli was involved in almost everything

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers, OT!

  12. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Best defender below 5.7?

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

      Pva

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Only if he wasn't injured

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Jetro Williems

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        That's a good shout

    3. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Enda Stevens might be the one you're looking for. Would you do double SHU, though?

      Aurier, but Spurs havent kept a cleanie in a WHILE, have they? Basically relying on attacking returns.

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

        I'm planning to take out Stevens as soon as possible 😀

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Well . . xD

      2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I already have double SHU.

        Don't like aurier tbh.

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Willems? Sure, its Newcastle, but NUFC defenders have been their best attacking assets this season.

          1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 7 days ago

            I like their fixture. They are decent as a defensive unit

  13. yer old da
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Best 4.0 keeper? None of them play but who’s best as a perennial benchwarmer?

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

      Button or Martin

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

      One is playing.

    3. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I'm on Woodman.Man's not dropped, and he is currently on loan.

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

    So let’s say Shelvey was offside could he have been yellowed carded?

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

      Yep, I guess

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

        It’s pretty stupid if you are told to play on in case you are on and Var gives it while at the same time if you are off you get booked. Based on mm decisions ....

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

          Reminds me of college days when we used to attempt some questions just incase it gets right 😆 (not much to lose if its wrong)

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

            🙂
            As long as there was no negative marking.

  15. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Pulisic >
    A- Son
    B- Alli
    C- Keep

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

      B

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      B

      That Pulisic train derailed already 😆

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

      B

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Cheers

  16. Tube!!
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Mcginn out for which one?

    A - Alli
    B - Son

    Schmikes
    VVD Lundstram Mings
    Mane KDB Tielemans Mount Mcginn
    Vardy Tammy

    Button Mousset Tomori Rico.

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

      A

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Bamidele Alli

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      A of course
      I'm looking to switch Son for Alli

  17. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Who to C if you have
    A- Alli
    B- Mané
    C- Vardy
    D- Auba
    E- Kane

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

      A or B. I am on B but very scared of cameo or reduced minutes.

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Me too 🙁

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

      So did you bring Ali in as per above?

      1. OptimusBlack
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        Yes instead of Pulisic

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

          Both good options. I would not mind having both but can’t have em all.
          Son and Abraham for me. But think I would prefer Alli and Pulisic right now.

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

    So from just seeing highlights of all games over the last few weeks some players who standout.

    Harry Wilson strike a ball as technically perfect as you can.
    A Traore breezes past people. Power speed and strength - I think more assists will come

    1. Underdog333 - Holly's …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      I got him in 2GW’s ago. He is for sure going to benefit. Massive eye test tick

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

        Traore? Not great fixtures soon though.
        Hope pool take Wilson back he looks class but obviously can’t play this weekend.

        1. Underdog333 - Holly's …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah Traore. bha, TOT, nor definitely fixtures he can benefit from, easily benched for GW19+20

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

            Yeah that GW18 would be nice to play him as I current have triple pool.
            Will have to see where I find .7 for my 4.5 fifth mid upgrade.

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 7 days ago

        I'm afraid you will be disappointed...

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

          Yeah don’t think he will go back. He is young and getting lots of minutes probably no chance of minutes if he goes back.

  19. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Ole placing his hand on top of Jose's head after defeating Spurs is rubbish... Ole is such a proud dunsky

  20. cnewman7
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What to do here?
    2FTs and 0.0 ITB

    TAA Robbo Lund
    Mane KDB Maddison Mount
    Vardy(c) Ings Abraham

    Button Soy McGinn Lowton

    1. cnewman7
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Pope in goal

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

      Very similar team I went Pope to Guaita last week. That could be good for 1 move anyway. I just didn’t fancy the Hendo and Lundstram double up.
      Lots are selling Mount I think you could hold him for a bit and see what minutes he gets.

  21. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Exactly 59 days ago Arsenal won a match...

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Arsène Wenger Urgently needed

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Shocking

  22. Kiwivillan
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    As any team other than Villa played anywhere near 6 of last season's top 7 already? Only Liverpool left

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

      AWAY games that is

    2. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      So Grealish cud be a gud shout to keep in the team for long term

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

      Would you start Guilbert vs Leicester? It's home but it's Leicester.

    4. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Brighton is close, 5

  23. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Vardy is gonna get more chances against attacking Villa team than he has got against watford and Brighton who have parked buses ? Or do we think Villa are gonna do the same ?

    I thought Brighton wud chose to play as they did against most of the teams this season, even against liverpool at anfield recently, but they chose to park at home to Leics, was probably due to absence of their key defenders for that game ?

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

      Check goals conceded by Villa at home

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

        Against decent attacks ?

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

          Took Liverpool until 85th minute to score

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 7 days ago

            Minutes don't matter if you lose

      2. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        They concede less unfortunately they are 15th

      3. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 7 days ago

        16th to be precise

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 7 days ago

      Yeah. Leicester are gonna trash aston villa

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

    Chances of Mane, Robbo, Lundy getting benched! Should I do Reid to Kelly for free to improve my bench?

    Schmeichel
    TAA Robbo Lundy
    Mane Son Zaha Barnes
    Vardy Jesus Jiminez

    Button Dendo Rico Reid

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

      Robbo cud play only one game in next 3 GWs imo

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

        Yeah looks so! Better to have a strong bench to cover rotation!

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

          Any idea when is Matip due to comeback?

  25. Christina.
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Is Daniel on this morning? He say Sheffield United defense EO is too high...I must wish for no CS for Lundstram owners otherwise us we loose. Now Blades lose 0-2 and Lundy get 1 pt but my rank down 1000 places.

    Please advise.

    Thanks,

  26. Don Van Vliet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Worth holding Aubameyang for the trip to West Ham, or ship for Rashford to fund Alli transfer (-4)?

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

      Planning to transfer him out..for free though..

  27. Francescoli
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Aurier (BUR)
    B) Lundstram (nor)
    C) Soyuncu (avl)

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

      B. Fraud.

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

      Looks an easy one.

  28. BNMC
    8 months, 7 days ago

    How are we looking?
    Guaita
    Robertson Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane KDB Son Tielemans
    Vardy Tammy Mousset
    Ryan Cantwell Rico Mings

    Not sure who to captain.

  29. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Where is this lund bench coming from?

  30. fplfansss
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 7 days ago

    What's the best move?

    A. James to Mount
    B. James to Zaha
    C. Jimenez to Abraham
    D. Zinch to Aurier

    1 FT 1.4 ITB