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. fish&chips
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Salah (c)

    Am I crazy?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      No he's a definite starter and could do wonders against a dodgy Bournemouth defence

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I'm considering it too

      Another blank or two & I'll also be entertaining Salah, Connolly, Mousset > Rashford, Tammy, Grealish for a 4 pointer

    3. FourLokoLeipzig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I’m going for it too. He’s not been THAT out of form so should do well after a week off

    4. bigbudgie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      hatrick in the same fixture last season

    5. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Nope

    6. Ynwalfc
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I would definitely put on Mane over Salah,he just doesn’t look the same player as last year

      1. Double Treble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        True

  2. Karan14 (Brazil Nuts)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Bench?

    A) Cantwell (SHU)
    B) Tielemans (avl)

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I think Cantwell has outscored Sterling over the last 5 GWs

  3. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Do you think Aurier could keep pace with TAA from Gw18-24 ?

    Aurier- CHE BHA nor sot LIV wat NOR

    TAA --- blank lei WOL shu tot MU wol

    Wouldnt mind Aurier being 10 points behind. The extra 2m i can upgrade Cantwell to Grealish which could be a great differential against (SOT NOR wat bur bha WAT bou) in 7 of their following 8 gws from gw18 onwards

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Good point. Got him in this GW. He's a bps monster.
      Almost playing RW.
      I'm excited about his prospects going ahead tbh

  4. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    Bench Ings or Lundstram this week?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Why would you bench Ings who has scored for 4 consecutive gws?

    2. AWOL-Ekotto
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Benching Ings is madness. I am playing both, as I don’t want the Lords punishment either

    3. Willmissudimitrypayet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Because my team is pretty awsome heh...
      No, because he is up against a pretty decent Newcastle side.

    4. Amey
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 28 days ago

      Lundstram

    5. Willmissudimitrypayet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      This is where I am leaning:

      Ryan
      Robbo, TAA, Chilwell
      Mane (C), Alli, Pulisic, Barnes
      Ings, Vardy (VC), Abraham

      Bench: Lundstram, Cantwell, Rico

      Could even make a case for having Cantwell in front of Lundstram on the bench tbh. I think it is very likely that 1 of the subs will get used, considering Abraham and Chilwell flagged.

  5. altan8797
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 28 days ago

    pope
    aurier lund soy
    mane alli kdb sterling
    vardy rash mousset

    martin cantwell kelly tomori

    gtg? Cant decide on my captain, what do you think?

    a) alli
    b) mane
    c) vardy

    cheers

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      C

    2. LEWANGOALSKI
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Alli....

    3. ninja
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      From now until early January

      1. 2 essential defenders
      2. 3 essential Midfielders
      3. 2 essential Strikers

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Won't use cliche term "Nobody is essential".
        But I'd love to have:

        Lundstram Aurier (PVA can be a great punt when fit)

        Mane Alli Pulisic

        Vardy Rashford

      2. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        TAA, Aurier
        Alli, Son, Pulisic
        Abraham, Vardy

      3. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        TAA Lund
        Mane Alli Son
        Vardy Abraham

      4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Aurier + Kelly
        Mané + Alli + Pulisic
        Vardy + Rashford

      5. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        1. Lundstram, Soyuncu
        2. Mane, Alli, KDB
        3. Vardy, Abraham

      6. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Vardy and Mane and that's it.

      7. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        TAA Lund
        Mane Alli Son
        Vardy Abraham

    4. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 28 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. Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        A. Will score on break or maybe a pen.

        1. Jikata
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          B) Mount

      2. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Is this a trick question?

    5. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 28 days ago

      I wasn't too sure on Mane getting a rest this weekend. But if Klopp can rest Salah and Firmino in a Merseyside derby then surely he can rest Mane against a sh1t Bournemouth!

      1. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        He sure can.. Still though, captaining him is very tempting, or should we look at TAA instead?

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          I wouldn't captain a defender

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Mane is the man this season. I think he'll definitely play some role.
        Having said that, I'm not going to © him 😉

        1. LEWANGOALSKI
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Who are u thinking of captaining this week Amey ?

        2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Yup. Mané's minutes and Klopp's winter rotation policy + promise have me scared to go into this GW with 3 Liverpool players who started most of the latest games... Without bench cover

      3. AWOL-Ekotto
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Help a fella with a dilemma here.

        I want to transfer out Lacazette for
        A. Rashford
        B. Abraham
        C. Both and also transfer out Ings (got 2 FT’s)

        Other strikers are Vardy and Ings. I have Pulisic but no Man Utd players.

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          B. Easier fixture more chance of points.

          1. AWOL-Ekotto
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            True. Rashford just looked on such great form, and I don’t think a derby is a bad fixture for him. Also a better captaincy option for blank GW?

            1. Jurgen Flopp
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 28 days ago

              I am bringing in Rashford GW18 and will captain

        2. andres
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          C

      4. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Hedno
        TAA Soy Lund
        Mane KDB Son Tielemans
        Rash Vardy Jimenez

        Kelly, cantwell, Pieters 0.6 ITB 1FT.

        A jimi to tammy
        B son, tielemans => alli, madds/ pulisic

        1. Willmissudimitrypayet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          C: Tielemans to Barnes 😉

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Peiters to Aurier & bench Soyuncu

          1. andres
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Not a bad idea

          2. Willmissudimitrypayet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Why bench him?

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 28 days ago

              Villa will score IMO

      5. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Tammy already 50% on for a rise

        Of course 🙁

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          I think I'm going to go without him till January.
          Scary stuff considering his ownership

        2. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          I'm hoping he is injured or if he does play, one of the Everton defenders gives him a smack causing him to get injured again.

          Harsh, but it helps me in FPL.

      6. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        A

        1. Lignja
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Reply to Andres

      7. pjanns
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Just FT this week, right? 0,9 ITB

        Next week I will probably do: Jiminez --> Rashford.

        Henderson
        TAA - Soy - Lunds
        Mane - Son - KDB - Maddi
        Tammy - Jiminez- Vardy

        (Cantwell -Rico - Montoya)

        1. pjanns
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Save FT*:) Any opinions greatly appreciated. thanks 🙂

      8. unitednations
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Morning dzz,

        A: Lascelles >> Kelly
        - means I don’t have to start Tomori
        - means I keep Mount, Pulisic and rashford

        B: Tomori + Mount >> Kelly + Alli (-4)
        - already have Pulisic but which one to get rid of? Got a feeling Mount will come back to form
        - Means I loose 0.2m value on Tomori

        C: Mount + Rashford >> Alli + Tammy (-4)
        - Ballsy move esp with Rashford in form but I have rashford for a while and he plays city away next. I plan to WC18/19 so will bring rashford back then
        - Means I keep and start Tomori (eve) with Rico(LIV) as sub so not ideal

        D: Pulisic >> Alli
        - avoids the hit to get a Alli
        - keep Mount

        1. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          B

      9. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 28 days ago

        When is El Ghazi expected to return from injury?

      10. Champions united
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Who should go out Sterling or kdb
        For son or alli

        1. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Hmm tough one. I'd go DeBruyne

          1. Zim0
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Sorry I meant Debruyne to stay. Sterling out

      11. FlockofSeagulls
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Hi everyone! 🙂

        Just wondered if anyone thinks Townsend is worth a gamble?

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          lol

          sorry

        2. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Not for me.
          Good fixtures but not even nailed for 90 mins and no real form.
          Zaha is only one to consider imo.

      12. DAVESAVES
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Best short term replecment for Martial max 8.3m?

        1. DAVESAVES
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          No Pulisic

        2. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Maddison? Grealish?

        3. bigbudgie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Maddison

        4. Amey
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Grealish

        5. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Maddison

        6. DAVESAVES
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          So Maddison or Grealish...

          1. Zim0
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Maybe David Silva

      13. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Keep Jimenez or ship him out for Abraham?

        1. Jimbo-Jones
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Keep imo.
          7 returns in 8 with Brighton spurs and Norwich next 3.

          (I have Jimenez and Abraham though)

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Tough one but I'd keep

        3. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Thanks

      14. Jimbo-Jones
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        2ft... any suggestions?

        1. Tielemans & Tomori -> Maddison & Kelly (play Soyuncu)
        2. Sterling -> Salah
        3. Sterling & Tomori -> Kelly & Mané
        4. Sterling & Tielemans -> Alli & Son

        Pope
        VVD TAA Lundstram
        Sterling KDB Tielemans Zaha
        Vardy Abraham Jimenez

        Soyuncu Tomori Dendoncker

      15. Stoic
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Jimi to Tammy for free ?
        Or wait for next week after CL. Think both will score the same this week. Thoughts ?

      16. gonzalocampos
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Am I crazy with NO City attack cover this week? I still have 1 ft but rather save right?

        Puli - Mane - Madi - Alli
        Ings - Vardy - Jimenez

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          All good, should be fine

        2. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Looks OK to me. My guess is that Pulisic might be rested this week.

      17. My neck my back my Saed Kol…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Anything that needs addressing here? 2 FTs 0 ITB

        Gazza

        TAA Lund Soyuncu

        Mane Son KDB Maddison

        Vardy Tammy Jiminez

        McGovern Tomori Dendoncker Rico

      18. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Yes or no
        A aurier nailed at spurs
        B Clark nailed at Newcastle

        Thanks a lot

      19. bigbudgie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Rate my transfer (idea)

        Lundstrum > Aurier

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Any other defender you can drop?

          1. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Other defs taa soy rico kelly
            Can't afford to upgrade rico in 1 move. Want to keep the others.

        2. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Condolences

          1. bigbudgie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Ha. Its an idea. Got so little wriggle room in my team. And 2ft.

      20. Gunner Boy
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        G2G and save FT? or lose Mendy or Saka?

        Gazzaniga
        Mendy Soyuncu Lundstram
        Cantwell Mane Zaha KDB
        Kane Jiminez Vardy

        subs: McGovern Tomori Saka Rico

        1FT, 2.7 itb

      21. FootballFanatic365- BOOM Xh…
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        mous + CAhill > Kelly + Abraham ?

        1. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          I’d keep Mousset

      22. TaiwanHC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        What are you guys doing with Mount? Keeping, selling, buying?

        1. Blue&White85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Keeping. His midweek return saved him with me.

          1. Blue&White85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Though I now plan to sell in week 18.

        2. Double Treble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Keeping

      23. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Any newcastle defenders worth considering? 😉

        1. Holmes
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Jetro Jetro Jetro

        2. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Willems

        3. Zim0
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          Clarkk

      24. Tinmen
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 28 days ago

        Morning Folks, any changes transfer suggestions for me? Or should I just roll my free transfer ?

        Heaton
        Trent Launstrum Soyuncu
        Mane KDB Mount Zaha
        Jesus Jiménez Vardy
        Tomori Dend Rico

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          5 months, 28 days ago

          First I would swap Tomori and Dendoncker on your bench. Team look good for a hold but after that I'd look to change Heaton, Zaha and Jesus. Guaita, Maddison, Rashford / Abraham would be my main targets.

          1. Tinmen
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 28 days ago

            Thanks, thinking the same in regards to them transfers. Zaha and Jesus one more week maybe