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Jota on the Wolves bench as Arsenal go with 3-4-3 formation

Diogo Jota (£6.2m) finds himself on the bench for Wolves as Arsenal coe to Molineux.

Nuno Espirito Santo has gone with the 3-5-2 formation that usually features the Portuguese international, instead pairing Raúl Jiménez (£8.3m) with Adama Traoré (£5.8m).

The rest of the Wolves team is as expected, with Matt Doherty (£6.4m) and Jonny (£5.4m) providing width for the five-man midfield in front of a the settled back-three of Romain Saïss (£4.7m), Conor Coady (£5.1m) and Willy Boly (£4.8m).

Meanwhile, Arsenal have gone with a 3-4-3 formation for the second match in a row after deploying it with great success against Norwich.

Sead Kolasinac (£5.2m) is part of the back-three once again, while Kieran Tierney (£5.3m) and Cédric Soares (£4.8m) find themselves in midfield as wing-backs.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) sits on the left-hand side of the front-three, joined there Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) and Bukayo Saka (£4.7m).

Wolves XI: Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Jonny, Neves, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Doherty; Jiménez, Traoré.

Arsenal XI: Martínez; Kolasinac, Luiz, Mustafi; Tierney, Xhaka, Ceballos, Cédric; Aubameyang, Nketiah, Saka.

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1,058 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Holmes
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    4-5-1 with Greenwood upfront will do the job for now 😀

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kane says hi

      1. The Train Driver
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Kane is really bad value

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Not when he score a brace next GW

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            * Monday

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Congratulations in advance

  2. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    There is no point Wolves having Traore on the pitch if you aren't going to put him on the shoulder of the last defender to stretch the game. Wolves are playing it into his feet. He can't use his pace and acceleration with his back to goal. Really poor from Nuno.

    1. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He will change to 3-4-3

      1. The Train Driver
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Jota in for DenDonk

  3. Jones Kusi
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Need a bit of help here. My ML is 60 points ahead of me and he just used his wc and I don't know what my plan should be going forward. I don't have my WC left but I got my fh and he got nothing left. Here are our teams.

    ML:
    Pope Martin
    Doherty Taa Aurier Holgate Simpson
    Martial Pulisic Mahrez Kdb Fernandes
    Jimenez Rashford Nketiah

    My team:
    2 FT 0.0 ITB

    Martinez Martin
    Doherty Taa Awb Lascelles Simpson
    Martial Pulisic Sarr Kdb Salah
    Jimenez Rashford Nketiah

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      AWB and Nketiah to anyone and Greenwood

    2. 007 [RoboKlopp]
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Only 6 different players. How about try Sarr, Rash -> Son, Greenwood?

  4. The Train Driver
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Budget players scoring like crazy...

  5. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    the plot thickens...

  6. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Do you have a clue what to do here?

    Martinez (McCarthy)
    TAA, Maguire, Saiss (Taylor, Ritchie)
    Salah, Son, Pulisic, Fernandes (Barnes
    DCL, Jimmy, Rashford

    1FT 0.0 ITB

    1. Sead’s Colossal Snatc…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      DCL to Greenwood, Maguire to anyone.

  7. Holding Matip
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wonder if you can quantify the effect of no crowd to a team/players performance, must be significantly easier to play without a crowd...

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

    Giroud my super punt later :>

  9. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Geez going down 500 places as it stands and that was with Bruno Greenwood and Rashford, tough going in the top 10 k

  10. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    So FPL give Martial the assist and not Tierney? Lol, ppl at the ol towers doing it for their own team I guess

    1. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Agree surely that’s a Tierney assist ??

    2. Gentle_Turks
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Relax, Tierney was given the assist.

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Good 🙂

    3. Super Saints
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It's basically cheating which is very annoying

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yes, if Matić had done what Martial did, it wouldn’t have been given. Not a big deal, 4 points but unfair I agree

        1. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I mean it would have but okay

    4. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      To be fair Tierney wasn't playing in that game.

  11. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Stay on that bench Jota, if you want to finally help me with some points. #sakafirstsub

    1. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Just zero chance for it. Says greenwood first bench

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        What an awful investment Jota has been. Never ever gives me points.

        1. Stimps
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He's gone for Greenwood for me

        2. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Aye, he's swiftly leaving my team later today...!

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      #SakaLastSub.
      Played him the last few weeks fuming

  12. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Actually, not sure I want Kane, if Bournemouth are gonna beat anyone, it's Spurs.

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      As long as Kane is in the points

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I got Digne this week, fully expect a haul vs Spurs

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Might be DCL's last chance saloon for me.

        1. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Same

    3. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jimenez to Kane looks obvious atm

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Keeping Sonny for this one at least...!

  13. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Doesn't look like Arsenal have built up a large enough lead considering Wolves 2nd half heroics

  14. unitednations
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Me: Ddg + Bruno + Rashford
    Rival: Martial(c) + Rashford + Greenwood

    He has turned a 20 point deficit into a 50 point lead in 5 days!!! Wtf. Gained 40 points on me last Gameweek thanks for Auba cpt

    Sigh!! Feel like quitting. 8 months of hard work into the bin

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      # casual

    2. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Tbh, who is to blame?!?

    3. Sloopy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Bad luck!

  15. Stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Remember how my leagues don't allow United players?

    Deary me.

    Was 34k last week too

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      That's stupendous rule. I wouldn't obey it.

      1. Nomar
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Are you sure you wanted to use the word stupendous in that context?

    2. ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ive dropped 25k with bruno and martial no captain
      so i guess without any thats 50-60k drop ? or more ?

    3. Goodbye Horses
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What is the point in that?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        All Liverpool and/or City fans?! I know folk who won't entertain having United players in their side as they're Liverpool fans. If there are points to be made and money to be won, I don't care who they play for...!! 😀

        1. Stupendous
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          This. Rules are rules. Never play for money

  16. Jack Burton
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Saka first on bench hopefully a no show off KDB

  17. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Benched Patricio and Saiss.

    Phew.

    Hope Pope and Aurier repay my faith.

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      good moves

    2. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Aurier not getting a negative score is payment enough

  18. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jota to Origi?

  19. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    "Postman" took the week off?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Started holiday

  20. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Tierney is a player, was special for Celtic and at such a young age has a winner mentality built into him, gutted we lost him and for such a small fee, can see him being a hit if he stays injury free

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      i am keeping an eye on him

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      With Leno, Tierney, Bellerin, Holding and Saliba, Arsenal potentially have a mouldable defence that can improve and learn under Arteta's guidance.

  21. Nomar
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    ML leader has Saka 1st on his bench.

    I’m calling it now. One of Foden, Salah or Mane will not play a minute tomorrow now.

  22. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Played Saka last week, but was benched.

    Benched Saka this week and he scored. Life of FPL

    1. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Same lol

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      same haha

    3. jungle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      me too

  23. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Doherty's doubters.

    The guy will score

    1. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Predictably done nothing since I’ve had him.

      This no longer shocks me anymore.

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah maybe the defence is already on vacation

    2. jungle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Thinking of getting rid - better options for the money

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Could work. GL with that

  24. TheTinman
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A KDB 1 of cameo and I might just beat my rivals BB

  25. JJeyy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Vardy could go on a run again, Arsenal and Bournemouth next

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yep planning to get in 2 games

    2. TheTinman
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yes tasty!! This is what we got him for. Come on! PARTY TIME

    3. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Leicester can't be trusted

      1. Nomar
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Got top 4 to play for now, though.

        Vardy does well against the big teams too.

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Since Lenos injury arsenal on course for their 3rd consecutive CS

  26. Pépé sur le P…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Dem platform shoes on ashley cole

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I know, just needs some hooped earrings.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Every time he speaks I swear I know less things...!!!

  27. The Train Driver
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Saka is a pretty good player, maybe he'll play for a top club some day...

    1. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Naughty...

  28. FALSE PROFIT
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Henderson (23)
    TAA (21) Gomez (213 Holgate (22) Sakha (18)
    Foden (20) Bellingham (17) Rice (21)
    Rashford (22) Greenwood (18) Sancho (20)

    Cavert Lewin (22) Nkethia (21) McNeil (21) Reece James (20) Aarons (20)

    Sterling and Grealish too old

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Gomez a bit old too, apparently

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Central defenders have to be a bit older. They last longer too

        1. Tempestic
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Idk 213 seems pretty old

          1. FALSE PROFIT
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Whoops

    2. Tinkermania
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kane, too old and too slow.

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Agreed

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      That's a really impressive team. Damn, England next year could be lethal.

  29. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Rashford Jimi to Greenwood Vardy 2ft yes or no

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Nope

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        umm ok

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Rash lloked sharp today. Could be the other way around next week. I'd rather double up on Rash/Green

          1. baps sniffer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Ditch Martial or Bruno?!?

            1. Tinkermania
              1 month, 7 days ago

              If you need to, Bruno. He is no longer a differential.

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Damn good moves

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        uh thanks

    3. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Looks good, still have hopes for Rash, he's been getting closer to his real self...

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        thz

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      That's a no from me.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        thzz

    5. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Vardy Banwagon dare I say it

  30. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Anyone using FH next GW?