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Traore benched for Wolves as Nuno switches up front three

Having dislocated his shoulder early on in Wolves’ 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United in Gameweek 34, Adama Traoré (£5.6m) is only a substitute for today’s clash against Everton.

The rapid winger did manage 78 minutes at Bramall Lane but drops out in favour of the returning Pedro Neto (£5.0m).

On the other flank, Daniel Podence (£4.9m) replaces Diogo Jota (£6.0m) while Joao Moutinho (£5.4m) joins his countryman on the bench as Leander Dendoncker (£4.4m) starts the game.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s chosen widemen Podence and Neto play either side of Raul Jimenez (£8.1m), who is on a run of three consecutive blanks.

Mason Holgate (£4.4m) fails to make the Everton matchday squad due to injury, despite Carlo Ancelotti being hopeful that the defender could make a quick return to action after picking up a shin problem in GW33.

The Italian manager has also made three line-up changes, with Leighton Baines (£4.9m) earning a rare start in place of the benched Seamus Coleman (£5.3m).

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m) replaces Andre Gomes (£5.2m) – another player who is absent through injury – while Theo Walcott (£6.2m) earns his first post-restart minutes in place of fellow ex-Arsenal man Alex Iwobi (£5.6m).

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6.3m), who has yet to register an FPL return since the return of the Premier League, partners Richarlison (£8.2m) up top.

Ancelotti was not in the mood to give much away in his pre-match interview on Sky Sports but was pushed to reveal that Everton will use a wing-back system.

Eleven players that I would like to see defend well and attack well. It’s not a clear line-up for you.

For the players and for me, we didn’t have a lot of time to try but I hope it’s going to work.

Three at the back, I think so. Sometimes three, sometimes five, it depends. – Carlo Ancelotti

Nuno was slightly more insightful as to why he has changed around the Wolves line-up and on Traoré’s benching.

We created a lot of situations [v Sheffield United] that required finishing the action, shooting on goal. Bad positioning, bad passing, something that we have to improve.

[Traoré is] available. He’s been dealing with his shoulder problem. He’s been struggling with pain but he’s available. If we consider that we can use him, we will do so. – Nuno Espirito Santo

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patricio; Saiss, Coady, Boly; Jonny, Neves, Dendoncker, Doherty; Podence, Jimenez, Neto.

Everton XI (3-5-2): Pickford; Baines, Keane, Mina; Digne, Gordon, Davies, Sigurdsson, Walcott; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

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  1. LIARS POKER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Those planning on FH in 38, what players are you eyeing up?

    So far I'm thinking D.Silva, Richarlison, Antonio, Aubameyang

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Triple city - who depends on leaked team news

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Won't get any. Deadline is day before.

        1. yakirh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          What? This is not true

        2. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          It’s an hour before as always

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Read as 36,my bad

        3. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          38, not 36

    2. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      The 4 you mentioned, plus Digne, Pope, Jesus

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D.Silva, Antonio, Auba 100%

    4. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Pope Taylor Pieters

    5. ManUnitedComeBack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      D.Silva - Swansong game, might be given the pen if they get one
      KdB - Will be going all out for the assist record
      Salah - If still in golden boot race
      Ings - If still in golden boot race
      Auba - If Watford are safe by then
      Bruno - Tight game likely, so Bruno haul hopefully
      Digne - On most set pieces
      Whichever Man City player gets least minutes in GW37 from Sterling/Mahrez/Foden/Jesus

      1. Greek Freak
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        David Silva penalty record in the Premier League: scored 0, missed 1.

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        I don't think anyone really cares about the assist record

        1. ManUnitedComeBack
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Except for KdB

  2. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Jimenez 6 points still beats Vardy's no-show.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Is it confirmed?

    2. Reg83
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Y vardy no show?

    3. MysticMac17
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      What would you do here? Nothing in the bank and 2 FT
      Lloris
      Aurier TAA Diop
      Salah Mane Pulisic Martial Bruno
      Kane Greenwood

      Subs: Basham, Nketiah, Janmaat

      Obvious move is to get Kane out but will see what he's like today as Newcastle is a nice fixture . Could get Dilva this week but don't know who to sell

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Doherty out for who? Tired of his useless mug

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Digne?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          lol

    5. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Jimmy winning goal bonus to be added?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        0 Bonus

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Where do you get this info please mate?

          1. Klaren
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            It’s in FFS member area but official site should update in a bir as well.

            It seems like: Neves 3, Dendoncker 2, Boly 1

            1. Tempestic
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Am i blind, on what bit can u see it?

              1. potatoace
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                BPS plus: BPS

            2. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Well it is wrong

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                lol it isnt

      2. Reg83
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Jimmy on 2 bps!

          1. AzzaroMax99
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Nice!

      3. Silecro
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Hi guys. For the next gw:

        A) play son (new) & ings (bha)
        B) play willian (nor) & jimenez (bur)
        C) play willian & ings (-4)

        Cheers!

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          C

        2. AzzaroMax99
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          B

      4. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Willian or Pulisic?

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Puli

        2. Little Red Lacazette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I went Willian.

      5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Shame Everton are pants with that run in

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Chelsea and Everton bounce backs incoming

      6. Lindelol
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        wolves triple up worked finally

      7. Reg83
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Haha. Jimmy on 2 bps

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            1

            1. Totti
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              2 now

        • SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I was 0.1m short of doing jim and doh to vardy and saiss for free, so went with rash and jim to greenwood and vardy..Rash brace cmng...ang guess what rival having him..

        • Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          What’s this about Vardy missing?

          1. Greek Freak
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            He wasn't spotted in Friday's training session pictures. That's about it.

          2. Stupendous
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Rival has sterling vice and Egan 1at sub!

            Bricking it then. Jesus.

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

              1st

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Sean says he’s fine

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Jiminez 2 BPS

          Sweet.

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Not done yet.
            Will get 0.

            1. Reg83
                1 month, 1 day ago

                He had 28 bps before, now on 30. Don't think they will change it again

          2. JJO
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            So none baps for Jimmy or 2?

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              FFS says 0 . Their calculations are normally done faster than FPL

              1. Chenku╰☆╮
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                He gets 2

            2. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              2: I sold him

          3. Old Gregg
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Worth A hit?

            Mane + DCl + Jimi > sterling + Ings + Giroud (-4)?

            Or Dilva instead of Sterling

          4. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Neves (39)
            Jiménez (30)
            Dendoncker (29)
            Boly (28)

            I think it's final

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              no it isn't

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

            Jimenez's record of never blanking 4 times in a row is preserved until GW 1 next season at the earliest.

            1. Reg83
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Still sleeping on the floor?

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

                  Nah, my wife's boyfriend's girlfriend kicked me out because I celebrate Jimenez goals in my sleep.

              • Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                You are absolutely right

            2. Chenku╰☆╮
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              All those whining away saying Jimi 0 bonus. In your face. He gets 2

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Shame on them. They counted their chickens too early

              2. jamiejoe
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yep, 2.

            3. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Salah + Jimenez to Sterling + Jesus -4?

              1. jamiejoe
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Likely both benched.

                Jesus could play.

                Pep said he is making 6 changes to play best team against Arsenal at Wembley.

                1. Vazza
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    He didn’t say 6 explicitly. He said 4,5, 6 changes I think.

                  • JJO
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    And 4 if toss will be back 4 and dm

                    1. JJO
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      * of those

              2. jamiejoe
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Best 2 forwards gw36 on a free hit?

                Money no issue...

                1. Vazza
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    Jesus, Ings and followed by one of the Man U strikers

                    1. jamiejoe
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 1 day ago

                      Ings and Greenwood away at Palace.

                      I'm gambling that Jesus plays in the semi final and B Silva false 9 on Wednesday.

                      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-city-team-news-bournemouth-18583023.amp

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 1 day ago

                    It's Ings, Greenwood and Jesus.

                2. FantasyHero
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  what can I do here?

                  Reina Martinez
                  Lascellas saiss awb aurier egan
                  Sterling kdb foden saka martial
                  Vardy jimmy greenwood

                  Thinking of maybe
                  A. Vardy to ings
                  B. Saka to willian/pulisic
                  C. Lascellas to azpi/Alonso
                  D. Something else?

                3. SuperMane Returns
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Grealish stamped on PVA's foot

                4. campion201
                    1 month, 9 hours ago

                    Pope against wolves at home..? Thoughts? Thanks

                    1. Steve The Spud
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      1 month, 30 mins ago

                      Starting him and double wolves def, hoping for a stalemate

                  • Steve The Spud
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 30 mins ago

                    Chelsea have a full 4 day rest before fa cup, surely not to many rotation worries ?