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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. Suri
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Hoping for Doherty returns at both ends !!!!

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      If Doherty gets something, that would be nice zzz

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      There might be returns at both ends for me if he blanks and DCL scores after I got rid.

  2. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Jimi give me a parting gift

  3. Cto
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Sterling and KDB surely certain to be fully rested vs BOU.
    Anybody want to try and predict his team?

    1. Villa Velour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think both will start but probably come off after 60 mins.

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I’m with this guy

    2. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Absolutely not. Look at sterling’s minutes. 45, 30 and then 90.

      1. Jusagoras
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        This is crucial, would expect him to get around 60 mins.

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think Foden, Dilva & Bilva will start.

      Then 2 out of KDB, Sterling, Jesus & Mahrez.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Mahrez>Dilva seems to be best move

    4. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      You're right.

      Winning the FA Cup is the next priority then Champions League.

      Away at Wembley on Saturday night is 3 days after gw36 and Manchester City squad beats Bournemouth at home.

    5. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Front 6:

      Kdb - Fernandinho - Dilva
      Bilva - Sterling - Foden

  4. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Got Patricio, Doherty and Jiminez. That's 6 points for me today then.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Probably being too optimistic

      1. Jekori
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        No one expect Everton to have a blinder all of a sudden. They're good for around 12 points i'd expect

  5. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Lets see what Podence can do.

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Neto to steal the show

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Hatrick

      2x Jimenez assists
      1x Doherty

      I’ll take it

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Pretty sure that was Kygo

  7. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Sarr + Vardy -> Pulisic + Ings

    For a hit makes sense?

    1. AYLD28
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Was it worth bringing Vardy in for one week

      1. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Don't know, will see.
        Did the same with Salah & Kane.
        You hit some you miss some.
        End of the season, hits have higher upsides.

  8. simong1
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Would you use FH on this team for GW36+ or wait to use it for GW38+? Have 1FT otherwise

    Martinez - Button
    TAA - Doherty - Saiss - Lascelles - Simpson
    Salah - KDB - Mahrez - Fernandes - Pulisic
    Ings - Greenwood - Vardy

  9. Villa Velour
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I know no one asked but since the restart I've gone from 275k to now sitting just inside top 10k. A few gambles and smart use of chips can really change your season around - don't give up (just yet)!

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wow that’s crazy, I thought I’d done well going from 450k to 150k

      1. Villa Velour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        You've smashed it as well mate, aim for a top 30k finish. Only need a couple of good captain choices.

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yeah that’s the problem I’m no good at picking captains lol, Bruno this week

    2. Dont give a fuchs
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nice I went from 1.2M to 500k

      1. Villa Velour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Well done mate, keep climbing

        1. Dont give a fuchs
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          My main aim is to only catch my ML leader this season. 1 point ahead of me

    3. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Well done...

      1. Villa Velour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Hate to be that guy but some positivity never hurt anyone

        1. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          No for sure. Sorry the 3 dots weren’t meant to be negative!

          Not anywhere near as impressive as you but I’ve gone from 72k to 28k (was 18k in GW31+ but have slipped back down 🙁 )

    4. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nice! Since the season started again I've went from 345k to 450k :)!

    5. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Congrats!

    6. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Impressive.....I’m now on 60k and hoping to get into top 20k

    7. Catastrophe
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Agreed! 57K to 6K here, high TV has helped alongside a lot of faith in United assets!

    8. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I've managed to go from 2.4k to 9k in the same time? Some terrible captaincy choices and playing it safe hasn't helped

    9. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      700k to 100k here, and got the captaincy wrong day every week until Sterling(C) last night

    10. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Good on ya, really. Opposite for me - well on GW30+ I broke into the Top 1000 but am now outside the Top 10K, below you.

    11. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      thought i had done well just outside 100k and now 30k, having an awful week so far this week thou. TAA, Pulisic, Apzi, KDB, only points Ederson. Hoping for a better day today, Digne, Vardy and Auba. Then triple Utd monday Bruno (c) Greenwood, Martial.

      Playing bench boost next week, hoping that pushes me further up the rankings.

    12. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      From 100k to 37k. Also went from 150k to 100k in the kast week before lockdown. After being 3.5 million in gw9 i am fairly happy if i end around 30k. Close up to around 20k but also very short down to 60-70k.

  10. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    What to do here?
    2 FTs
    Bank: 1.2
    BB in GW37+

    Alisson
    TAA - Doherty - AWB
    KDB - Mahrez - Foden - Bruno - Martial
    Vardy - Jimenez

    Martinez - Saiss - C.Taylor - Nketiah

    These 2 come to my mind:

    A) TAA & Nketiah ➡ Keane & Ings
    B) TAA & Nketiah & Mahrez ➡ Digne & Ings & Pulisic (-4)

    Any other advice..?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I like the look of B

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

    3. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nketiah will be back for GW 37. Fixture ain't the tough. Why not stick?

      TAA + Foden -> Digne + Pulisic

  11. Vazza
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Who to bench (with FA Cup rotation in mind) -

      A. Mane
      B. Sterling
      C. KDB
      D. Foden
      E. Fernandes
      F. Rashford
      G. Greenwood
      H. Ings

      Thanks

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Mason

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A) Mane > Sterling
      B) Mane > Mahrez (leaving money to buy Ings in GW 37)
      C) Mane + Nketiah > Mahrez + Ings (bench KdB...) -4

      1. Karan14
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        A

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          A means avoiding Ings. I would then be buying JRod in 37 (probably).

          1. Vazza
              2 months, 12 days ago

              JRod? Are times so difficult?

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                4 attacking returns in 4 matches says he's not such a bad option...

                Who else would you get up front up to 5.8m?

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 12 days ago

          This is making me sad, I just brought Mane in for a hit.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Why would you do that? Liverpool are on the beach with poor next two fixtures...

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Rested, no one else in ML had, I meant before Burnley.

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Ah I see... I kept him and he scored me 0 and then 2. He's practically erased my entire ML chances. And he wasn't particularly convincing last game either. Happy to get rid.

                1. Would Ed Woodward
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I was hoping Salah would be rested so I could swap to him now for his golden boot chase but worried that he'll get his enforced rest eventually. For what's it's worth, I own Mahrez and I'm benching him for Foden this week,I think think he starts on the bench, of course any City asset can do damage from there still in 30 mins or so. I benched Foden for Mahrez this week so got at least one call right.

                  1. Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    It's a good call. I think Mahrez is rested next too.

                  2. Vazza
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      There’s no way Mane is a bad option.. Doesn’t matter if you took a hit, it can still pay off handsomely. I can see him scoring a hattie against Arsenal.. You are still in a supreme position mate.

        3. beetlejuice
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Doubting when to use FH chip, 36 or 38..
          How was rotation in previous years in the last GW, anyone knows?

          Thanks!

        4. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Mahrez & Jimenez (-4) ➡

          A) Pulisic & Jesus
          B) Pulisic & Ings
          C) D.Silva & Ings
          D) Keep Mahrez and do Jimenez to Ings only.

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            D

        5. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Football on Sky Sports from 11.30 - 22.00.

          Going to be an unproductive Sunday for me.......

          1. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            I've got some work to finish too.

        6. Vazza
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Who to bench (with FA Cup rotation in mind) -

            A. Mane
            B. Sterling
            C. KDB
            D. Foden
            E. Fernandes
            F. Rashford
            G. Greenwood
            H. Ings (to be brought for Jimenez for free)

            Thanks

          • Dont give a fuchs
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Considering BB IN GW36
            Henderson Pope
            Lascelles Holgate TAA Saiss Garcia
            Kdb Fernandes Salah Willian Duda
            Vardy Ings Greenwood

            Dude and Lascelles out for Antonio and christensen (-4)?

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Looks good to me fella

              1. Dont give a fuchs
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Thanks for your input mate

            2. Lindelol
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Do it

            3. Jekori
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I replied on the old topic. Holgate still not on the bench, so monitor that. Maybe him instead of Lascelles out, otherwise it looks good

          • Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Morning Guys, Some help for next week please.

            A, Pulisic or Willian ??
            B. Ings or Jesus ??

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              A. Wait for early team news
              B. Both

              1. Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Thanks mate, regardless of team news who do you prefer with A and B.......Value your opinion.

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Do something Doherty. Insipid pick since the restart

          • Forgetmeknot
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Is there anyway to know how many active teams there still are? And if so how many are active within top 100k & top 10k?

          • HVT
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            FH in 36 or 38?
            I’m chasing

            0 Chelsea/1 City (KDB)

            Worth noting the following;

            It comes down to this for me somewhat;

            36;
            Che V Norwich
            City V Bou

            38;
            Everton V Bou
            City V Norwich

            1. jamiejoe
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I think the real decision is between rotation risk on Wednesday and team sheet leaks at 2.55 pm on the final Sunday.

              I think there is more value to be gained from utilising the City squad this week.

              1. HVT
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I think that’s a fair point, trying to make a few changes pre deadline is never easy, teams still have lots to play for this week too

                1. Christina.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  wham vs villa (38)
                  Burnley vs Bri(38)

                  1. Christina.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Ars vs Watf(38)

                    1. HVT
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Fair point, but as you know some of the assets we ship will also score so you need to look at those fixtures as well.
                      On paper 38 might look better but I’m chasing and by 38 the gap may be too big.
                      It’s a tough call.

          • Lindelol
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Last chance for wolves triple up - jimi, Doherty and Saiss

          • ludaslol
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            How is your FH teams looking for next week?

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Solid.

            2. Bossworld
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Is it even worth playing FH with all the FA cup uncertainty?

              1. HVT
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                And when so 38?

                Won’t that be full of uncertainty and rotation?

                1. Bossworld
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  All games kick off at the same time, decent chance of last minute leaks, you'll know who the bulk of your opponents' players are if chasing...

          • YoungPretender
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Will wait until GW is over, but which looks best for free?

            A) Mane & Jimi > Sterling & Ings
            B) Rashford & Jimi > Jesus & Ings

            1. Vazza
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Just do Jimi to Ings.. There is too much headache involved with trying to second guess Pep roulette

            2. Vazza
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Predicted score for Burnley vs Wolves?

                1. Tony Martial
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  0-0

                2. The Knights Template
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Yakety sax

              • Hect.OR 98th
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Going for FH this week to consolidate a 40 point ML lead.

                Ederson (McCarthy)
                Digne Azpi Tarkowski (Egan Doherty)
                KDB Willian Pulisic Antonio Bruno
                Jesus Greenwood (Vardy)

                Good to go?

              • Alexis Nonsense
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Seen some comments on KDB playing deeper now... why is that?

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Lies

              • Pep Roulette
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I want a 1-0 Wolves win with Saiss scoring and keeping CS! Is it too much to ask for? 😛

                1. Tony Martial
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I want a 1-0 Wolves win Jimenez goal and Doherty assist!

                  Happy even with a clean sheet though

                2. Lindelol
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Want the same with either jimi or Doherty assist

                3. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  I, too, want my players to perform well

                4. Vazza
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Yes, it is unfortunately. Realistically speaking, it would be a 2-0 Wolves win with Doherty and Jimenez scoring and keeping CS!

                  • Bossworld
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Just need Everton to blank, for a start

                  • Pep Roulette
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Hahaha cheers everyone! So everyone wants a Wolves CS!

                5. Tony Martial
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Jimenez ➡️ Ings
                  Rashy ➡️ Greenwood

                  =-4?

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    A

                  2. 20 Timess
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Yes do both moves

                  3. EgyptianKing
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    Thoughts on Walker vs Jesus gametime for next GWs mates?

                    1. Brosstan
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 12 days ago

                      Jesus starting for sure but as hes their only striker hes likely to be subbed early again. For all the deluded talk about "Sterling false 9" its clear that Pep prefers an out and out striker and Jesus has done decently lately