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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. el polako
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    My main ML rival played Saka...
    Oh well I got Mane tomorrow.

  2. FreddyP3
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A. Rashford & Ings
    B. Auba & Greenwood -4

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

    How long we keep ignoring Greenwood for?
    Seriously considering a -4 for Maguire out and Nketiah for Greenwood!
    Best Defender to replace any price? Mends, Richie, Azpi?

    Pope
    TAA Doherty Maguire
    Martial Salah Bruno Mahrez KDB
    Jimi DCL
    Martinez Nketiah Fernandez Aurier

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Exactly the same team but then who do you drop next week for him? I’m going to wait

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

        true benching nightmare. DCL possibly

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I am thinking of doing the same and bringing in Holgate for Maguire and banking the cash. Rotate with the other defenders.

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

      Ship's sailed, I think. I'm sticking with DDG, Bruno and Rashford.

      If you have to dump Maguire though (I wouldn't), I'd go with Ritchie.

    4. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Richie

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Doherty sure looks like a 6.3m def in the opponent's box

  5. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jimmy is finished.

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

      i think so too..
      too deep

  6. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Predicted red arrow with bruno C and rashford. Things are brutal atm

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

      Tell me about it. Such high scoring weeks

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Really? That's surprising

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        😆

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      How's that, good start no?

      1. Bubz
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Iv no idea!

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

    People running out of patience with Jimi? Not the best run of fixtures left

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hmm hes still good value at his price I think

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not explosive enough

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          True

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

      38 is FH so discount that and all good fixtures

    3. dvdguy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      His missus due soon as well, time to get rid.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Who Jimi? Fair enough. Effects a lot of good fathers & ballers with good reason 🙂

  8. Puncheon Guly
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    My midfield:

    Salah / Mahrez / Martial / Fernandes / Son

    Who gives way for KDB?

    1. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Son

      1. Puncheon Guly
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Playing Bournemouth though!

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

      Son and then my midfield

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    As a kdb non owner actually would rather he started tomorrow and miss the newc game

    Give u another reason to disappoint urself with son vs bourn

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Care to give some reasoning along with chrystal-ball reasoning? 🙂

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

    Considering dropping TAA on my WC now. 7.8m is a lot for a defender who doesn't have the best fixtures and has little to play for...

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think it can work with just 5 games left.

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

      TAA and KDB are fantasy gold. Think again

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

        I know I know... But the OR 1 has never owned TAA this entire season. No one is essential.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Wouldnt be surprised if he is benched in one brighton/burnley either

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

      Greenwood and Foden performing like 8-9 million assets he is still worth the money imo.

  11. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Tierney looks really good

    1. Atletico Junior
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      There goes the tierney love...

  12. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I’d rather deliberate stuff like that was given as a pen than half the dives/handballs that are given.

  13. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jota inc

    Jimmy or Dendoncker

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

    Fully expecting a Jota haul now after I got rid and previously said I'd prefer him as an impact sub with how the restart has gone.

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

      How you getting on mate? I’m having a nightmare so far - captain Salah is my only hope

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

        I thought I was doing well but I don't actually seem to be lol, 36 (-4) from 4 including Doherty in this, I've capped Salah too, apologies in advance, what you on?

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

          26 from 5 (Jimi & Doherty currently playing)

          Wish I’d done DCL -> Greenwood

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

            Wish I had Greenwood instead of Rash! He looks so good, remember when I started him for basically all of Sept when Martial was injured and he still didn't play? I was a bit early to the bandwagon.

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

              You are obviously too perceptive - if only Ole had seen the potential when you did!

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

                Perceptively ranked at 4.5m after that month.

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

                  Where you currently at rank wise? I’m hovering around 100k

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

                    Around 500k, I've somehow managed to veer between 200k places for months despite doing random punts regularly, I thought I was having a good GW last week then only had Salah and TAA for the City vs Liverpool game and lost all progress made.

  15. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    My seasons over. All rivals captained united players, i went Salah. Dropped 30K. Gone from 30 behind in ML to 60.

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

      Why what did Salah score?

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

        2

      2. Costa in Wengerland
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hahaha

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

      Salah could score 3 or 4 why u worried?

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        LOL 10 xD

  16. Henning
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Hmmm Vardy and Martial in for Rashford and Son.

    My rival that are chasing me(about 65 p behind) have Martial and no Rashford.

  17. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jota on dendo off

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

    Tierney hooked

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

    Auba & cantwell to greenwood & Mahrez (-4) looking great so far

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Auba and Ceballos to Greenwood and Salah here 😀

      Only positive of the week. No Bruno/Martial hurts.

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

        Nice..

        Salah tc here. :Ozil:. Wish I had Tony

  20. Atletico Junior
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Auba -> Kane no brainer?

    1. Costa in Wengerland
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Auba to Greenwood is no brainer.

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

    How's this?

    Pope Martinez
    VvD Digne Holgate Saiss Taylor
    Salah KdB Mahrez Foden Fernandes
    Kane Rashford Greenwood

    0.4m.

    I really want Digne. He's the differential I want for the run-in.

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

      Looks really good, who would you bench next week?

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

        Greenwood, Taylor, Holgate

        Plan is to rotate Greenwood/Foden H/A. And always first sub the 8th attacker.

        Holgate is to double down hard on AVL, shu, BOU fixtures.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Huge bench headache

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

        Yeah it's not great. But I have bench boost left. So I need to have a strong playing 15 to maximize it.

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

        Mahrez and Foden will be rested sometimes

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

      Perfect if you nail the Foden/Greenwood rotation. Most likely doing the same

  22. Hybrid.power
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    That feeling when you have great scores from a couple of players but everyone else gets 1s

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

      I know that feeling minus the couple of players getting great scores

  23. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    DCL > Greenwood a no brainer
    Saka > Foden or stick?

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

      DCL has a decent fixture this week but other than that yes

  24. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thinking Rashford + DCL > Greenwood + Kane -4?

  25. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wolves too predictable, even Arsenal not falling for it.

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      All it takes is a moment of madness from Luiz and jimenez grabs a goal

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

      Needs more Doherty and Traore both staying out wide right to create the overload

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

    Poor miss from Traore

  27. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Buff walcott misses sitter

  28. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Arsenal struggling to keep the Wolves from the door now.

  29. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    How would you rate these moves for a -8?

    Rashford + Jiminez + Cantwell > Pulisic + Kane + Greenwood?

    Season well over, so just taking some risks.

    Cheers guys.

    1. Tinkermania
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No way! Kane messes it up.

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Have you revised your opinion on Bruno perchance? 😉

  30. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jota lively.