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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. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Think this might be my plan for next two GWs.
    Son+Guilbert->Kelly+Alli for this GW.

    Want Guilbert, but need the cash to fund
    Jimenez->Rashford next GW, after the derby

    Gazzaniga
    TAA Soyuncu Lundstram
    Mane Son deBruyne Maddison
    Vardy Abraham Jimenez

    Woodman Rico Guilbert Nakamba

    0.2m ITB // 2FT

  2. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Best captain this week? I have Mane, KDB, Son, Vardy, and Tammy.

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Ofcourse Vardy 🙂 Aston villa are pants

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Vardy

    3. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I'm going Alli probably.

      From your choices, I'd go Vardy.

  3. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Cap Alli or Vardy?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Either

  4. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone else concerned about SHU's form lately?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Yes. Will sell my second SHU def when I have a free FT and will not play Lundstram every week. Kinda forced ATM but he's not a set and forget

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah, ever since the 3 Utd goals

      They have 6 away in their next 10 too

      One of the home games is v city

      Lundy 4 consecutive blanks

      Wheels could be about to come off

      1. BNMC
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Thinking of selling Lundy after Boxing Day isn't too drastic is it? I bought him for 4.1 so I built so much value in him.

        1. Jamb0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Noways I would sell him

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Not really. Newcastle were making it very difficult for them, only watched the first half though but I I'm not worried at all.

  5. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Should I hold FT this week?
    If not what the most urgent move to make?

    Guaita

    Robbo TAA Lundstram

    Mane KDB Son Tielmans

    Vardy Abraham Ings

    McGovern Soy Tomori Stephens

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

  6. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Can only play 1, out of the following 3.

    A) Rashford (mci)
    B) Mount (eve)
    C) Stevens (nor)

    So which one should it be?

    1. King Kohli
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Definitely play both A & B, surely you can drop someone else.

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        I wish I could

        1. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Maddison, Zaha, KdB, Salah, Ings, Vardy + 3 defenders & a keeper.
          Who to drop?

  7. King Kohli
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Best move here?

    A. Connolly + TAA > Tammy + Kelly (-4)
    B. Lowton > Kelly
    C. Save
    D. Any other

    Guaita Stek
    TAA Lundy Soy Lowton Rico
    Mane KDB Son Maddison Cantwell
    Vardy Jimenez Connolly

    1 Ft 2.8 Itb

    1. Winners900
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Lowton+Connolly -> Aurier+Ings
      or
      Maddison-> Alli

      Either one of them for me. So probably the first one since Maddison is still a good pick this gmw.

      1. King Kohli
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Want Rashford and Tammy going forward so plan to fit them in the next two weeks.

  8. Winners900
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Who would you have in your squad?

    A) Aurier+Pulisic
    B) Kelly+Alli

    Cheers

    1. Sailboats
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B

    2. C_Manan
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B

    3. mojoindojo
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B

  9. The Overthinker
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    What would you do here. 1.2 ItB

    Pope
    Lundstram soyunchu egan Evans
    Alli Salah mane
    Abraham Jimenez Vardy
    Button James Hayden Fredericks

  10. Bavarian
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Bench 1 please:
    A-Mount (Have Tammy)
    B-Lundstram (Have Henderson)
    C-Cantwell

    1. Bavarian
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      sorry Play 1 🙂

  11. C_Manan
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Suggestions please?
    Pope Ramsdale
    Soy Tomori Lund Willems Rico
    Sterling KDB Mane Alli Guendouzi
    Vardy Ings Ayew
    0.7 ITB
    Hold on to FT and
    1) kick Sterling and Ayew next GW
    2) Change Ramsdale >> Ryan/Henderson
    3) Downgrade Tomori to reduce rotation headache and free up funds

  12. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    City are interested in two Greek fullbacks.

    The two full-backs in the focus of the City scout are Olympiacos’s Konstantinos Tsimikas (23y/o) and PAOK’s Dimitrios Giannoulis (24 y/o).

    Giannoulis has 4 assists in 12 games and Tsimikas 2 assists in 8 games.

    [SportTime]

    Both are left backs. Looks like Pep is sick of Mendy's constant visits to the hospital. Might be a sign they've given up on Chilwell.

  13. FootballFanatic365- BOOM Xh…
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    guaita

    Soy_VVD_Lund(Cahil*,Rico)
    Son_Mane_Zaha_Pulisic(St.Maxim)
    Mousett_Vardy_Rash

    mous + CAhill > Kelly + Abraham ? (-8)

    no worries about the hits. im 1.7 Mill

  14. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Bench ings or mousset?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Moussy. Ings on fire.

    2. mojoindojo
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Mousset

  15. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Is Chilwell expected to play this weekend?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Of course

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Cool, thanks. Was worried if the midweek miss was any serious injury or something.

        1. Differential (c)
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Hearing its a minor groin injury. Nothing too serious.

          1. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Cool thanks

  16. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Bench dunk or lund?

    1. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Dunk

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Dunk maybe

      1. Disturbed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks

    3. Nutella
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      dunk

  17. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    KDB to Son for a hit? Crazy, unnecessary or maverick/genius?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Unnecessary. KDB do turn up in big games

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        I guess but he's simple not explosive. Son is playing LW but has hattrick potential.

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Alli getting into better positions lately. He seems to be on a purple patch

          1. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            I have Alli too but a double up is sooo nice.

            1. ChelseaGuy
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              Spurs do have much better fixtures than City
              I have Son and KDB btw

      2. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        No return vs Man Utd till date 😉

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Interesting. Could be the one though

    2. mojoindojo
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Not for hit.

      1. mojoindojo
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Though I did KDB to Alli for Spurs double as I had 2 FTs

  18. ChelseaGuy
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Sheffield defence regressing or just two off days?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Regressing.

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Just got Hendo in for Pope last week lol

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Eek.

  19. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Can't wait to pull the trigger on Jiminez to Rashford tomorrow. Rashford stats are out of control. Plus "talisman" status.

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      As long as he's on the wings and not the lone man striker. Difficult fitting him into my forward line of Vardy Abraham Ings

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        doesnt seem to worry him. Doing great since Martial is out.

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          Greenwood upfront yea?

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 23 days ago

            Rashy 7,7 ppg in last 7
            Position doesn't matter

            1. ChelseaGuy
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              When Martial or Greenwood is starting. Pretty sure his ppg is lower when he's the lone man upfront

            2. ChelseaGuy
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 23 days ago

              4.33 ppg in 6 games without Martial or Greenwood. Believe he performs better when he's not the lone striker. Having said that Ole should play Greenwood more now which means more Rashford points

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Hard to ignore him and Pogba coming back will only help him.
      Kane to Rashford is on for me too next week.

    3. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Aiming for a front line of Vardy, Rashford and Abraham.. Juicy.

      1. Nutella
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Been running with that for four weeks

    4. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      welcome aboard 🙂

  20. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Best max 8,7 million midfielder for next 2 before WC?

    Already got Alli and Pulisic.

    I do not see any standouts. Maddison is an obvious one, but I am actually considering going Harvey Barnes over him. Villa is conceding loads of chances from the left flank where Barnes can thrive. Pluss I thought he really held some advanced positions this gameweek. Other option is Zaha I guess.

    Who and why?

    A) Maddison
    B) Barnes
    C) Zaha

    1. Differential (c)
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      This is a tough question I have trouble answering. I'd say Maddison is the sensible choice, in a freescoring Leicester side, and takes set pieces as well. Seems like I dont have enough info to judge the potential of others in that price point.

      1. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah it's quite a difficult one... Also considering taking a hit to get in Son, but don't want to get rid of neither Chilwell nor Robertson tbh.

  21. Differential (c)
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Graham Potter looks like the next Mauricio Pochetinno, reminiscent of when he first arrived at Southampton

    - a young, hungry coach with fresh ideas
    - took on a midtable club from abroad
    - has a progressive, free-flowing style of football
    - quickly imprinted his style of play to the squad he inherited + got top signings that fit his philosophy
    - very much a "project building" manager instead of a "quick build" type of guy.

    Arsenal could do with him. Sure he's not a CL winning manager or any major trophy, in fact. But neither was Mauricio, was he? And he turned out pretty good. Surely they cant say they're "above" him?

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      He's done real good yes

  22. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    lasclelles to clark for free ? thanks

  23. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Getting sick of template defenders.
    TAA & Lundy on 4 YCs and Leicester have some tough fixtures coming up.
    Think I need to change it a little.

    Best replacement for Tomori?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      look at rotation. newcastle rotates well with lundy.

      also palace have nice fixtures. bertrand could be a nice differential.

    2. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Only a matter of time till Jose starts keeping CSs. Aurier ahead of the curve

    3. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Jetro

  24. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Pope
    Taa, Soyuncu, Lundsram
    Son, Kdb, Mane, Pulisic
    Abraham, Vardy, Jimenez

    Mcgovern, Rico, Kelly, Dendoker

    2ft 0.0itb

    A. Mcgovern to Martin roll other ft (decide next week)
    B. Jimenez, Kdb to Rashford, Alli
    C. Jimenez, Pulisic, Taa to Rashford, Alli, Dunk -4

    1. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      If a. next week can do Pulisic, Jimenez to Rashford, Grelish

    2. Nutella
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B, but next week

    3. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Problem with selling Pulisic and Jimenez is that their stats and performances on the eye test haven't dropped. At all. And their fixtures are still good

      So you'd be selling solely due to form and/or boredom with their points, which isn't predictive but reactive

    4. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Very similar team (see below). Also wondering what to do. Want to get Rash in for Jim but not til next week. I like A this week.

  25. bigbudgie
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    What would you rather:

    A) Abraham + Mount
    B) Ings/Mousset/Ayew + Alli

    Other mids strikers KDB/Mane/Maddison/Rashford/Vardy

    1. Nutella
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B with ings

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      A but I might be biased lol

    3. mojoindojo
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      B

  26. Nutella
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Have 1 FT and 0.2 in the bank.

    Any changes you would make? Bench order correct?

    Henderson
    TAA | Robbo | Lundy
    Zaha | KDB | Maddison | Mane
    Tammy | (V)ardy | Rashford

    4.0 | Soy | Kelly | Hayden

    Cheers fellas.

    1. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      G2G. Cap Mane?

      1. Nutella
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        On Vardy atm, will probably stick with him

      2. Nutella
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Worried about possible Mane rotation, would start him if I knew he would defo start. Will see what today's pressers says

        1. ChelseaGuy
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 23 days ago

          On the same boat

    2. bigbudgie
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I'd play Soy and / or Kelly over Lundstrum

      1. Nutella
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Wishing I did this week, may do that to spread the risk with the SHU defensive double up

  27. gellinmagellan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Button Pope
    TAA Soy Lund Rico Dunk
    Salah KdB Alli Mount Dendoncker
    Vardy Jiminez Ings
    1 FT 2.5 ITB. What change should I make?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Good enough to save

    2. Mesh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I'd replace Pope

    3. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Jimmy to Tammy is an option
      Pope to Guaita/Hendo/Ryan is another one
      I'd probably save and give salah a last chance before deciding whether to get Mane instead of him

  28. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    Who to captain?
    A) Vardy
    B) Salah
    C) Son

    1. Nutella
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Salah if it sounds like he will start from today's presser

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 23 days ago

        Klopp is unlikely to give a clue on that

        He has already said there'll be lots of rotation across the board this season

  29. Cto
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 23 days ago

    KDB+Jimi to Alli+Rash

    Yay or nay? For free

    1. Nutella
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      I wouldn't

  30. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 23 days ago

    What to do here? 2 FT 1.4 ITB

    Ryan
    TAA - Soy - Lund
    Mane - KDB - Son - Pulisic
    Tammy - Vardy - Jimenez
    (Button; Tomori, Send, Rico)

    Thinking just Tomori > Kelly this week and roll other FT? Jim > Rash next week?

    1. Jamb0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah - good moves

    2. Lignja
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 23 days ago

      Good move, You can get Rash for Jim easyer than me...i need to downgrade Taa to Aurie or Kdb to Alli