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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.

1,339 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Imagine Traore vs Digne
    Digne red guaranter

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Please take Doherty off before 60 🙂

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      no lol

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      How do you pronounce Doherty?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        Yoghurt with a D

        1. PepTalk
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 21 hours ago

          How do you pronounce Yoghurt?

      2. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        >.

      3. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        dock-a-tee?

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 21 hours ago

          Wrong

        2. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          21 days, 21 hours ago

          Dough-a-tee

      4. COK3Y5MURF
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        Ducati

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Doc Cat Tee

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        Negative

  3. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Had high hopes of my Digne pick.... oh well.... there is always next week

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      not always.. only 3more nezt weeks

  4. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Podence so much better than Jota

    1. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      If he's not banned

  5. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Give assist to Saiss.

  6. Cheesyzoot
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Strange how Jimi and Doc are verging on differentials this week...

    Come on boys, creep me up towards that top 10K

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Strange? They have been crap

      1. Cheesyzoot
        • 1 Year
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        Patience, my son

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          21 days, 21 hours ago

          Losing points in the mean time

          1. Cheesyzoot
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 21 hours ago

            Could have been worse. Just topped my ML rival this week with a cheeky Sterling punt and sitting around 25K OR.

            Jimi brace + Doc Cleanie will be a treat

      2. tm370
        • 6 Years
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        Doherty returned 8 in his previous 10 before today, including 3 double digit hauls.

        1. Awobabobbob123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          21 days, 21 hours ago

          Attack wise he’s not been himself GW28, look the stats up

          1. tm370
            • 6 Years
            21 days, 21 hours ago

            I know the stats

  7. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Jimmy looking lively,second one inc...

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      It would be nice.

  8. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    How do you pronounce Doherty?

    A) Do-hurt-e
    B) Doc-hurt-e
    C) Doc-ker-tee
    D) Dough-er-tee

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      c

    2. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      C

    3. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Donkey-teeth

    4. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Pretty sure it’s C

    5. Chandler Bing
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Donkey. Here's how

    6. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      E. Dirty

    7. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      I can tell you how he pronounces it himself if thats any good:

      E) Da-her-tee

      1. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        Daphne?

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 10 Years
          21 days, 21 hours ago

          From Scooby Doo?

    8. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Doh-her-tee

    9. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Bon apple teeth

    10. Awobabobbob123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      A

    11. jamiejoe
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      I thought D but commentators say C

  9. Hybrid.power
    • 10 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Please keep the cleanie this time Wolves

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      A million times this

      No - A billion times this

      Or at least if you’re going to concede do it now rather than prolonging the hope

      That was sheer trauma vs Sheffield United, a real gut punch

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        So Much this, late goals last 2 weeks been really painful

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    neto injured

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    How does the Mexican Altidore still have 50% ownership in top 10k. FPL truly isnt dead..

  12. Wild Rover
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Neto hamstrung

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Hamstrung is a great word.

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 10 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      As John Giles would often say, in his day there was no such thing as a hamstring

  13. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Neto dead

  14. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    traore in for an assist to Jinmy

    1. Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Jota

      1. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        oups. Not so good for Jimmy then

  15. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Jota warming up

  16. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Imagine needing a goal and bringing Iwobi on

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Zaha should have been allowed to leave Palace for the fee Everton offered

  17. Awobabobbob123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Doherty shadow of his former FPL self

  18. smash
    • 11 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Who scores more this current GW...

    Aubamayang/Saka or Martial/Justin

    Hmmm?

  19. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Used to remember the times when Arsenal and Chelsea were criticised for fielding only 1 or fewer English players in the PL. Wolves play Coady and that is it. Of their main squad, Gibbs-White is the only other English player.

    But no criticism for Wolves?

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      May as well be Portugal

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        They are a lot more diverse

    2. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Coady is scouse not English.

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • 9 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      John Ruddy

    4. tm370
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Things are a little less jingoistic now and they are not as big (and don't have the famous English teams of the past).

      Wenger and that Arsenal side got more than their fair share of criticism for various reasons.

  20. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Jumenez hurts

  21. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Jota off one bench onto another.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      (CPL / AVL teamsheets - but nobody cares.)

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Lmao

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Hahaha

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    The way Wolves are playing, I can see a Jimenez haul!

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      And I sold him 🙂

    2. JBG
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      You mean the way Everton are playing, cause they are genuinely awful.

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 21 hours ago

        Hahaha that as well

  23. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Everton 1 CS last 17 away PL games

  24. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    lineup??

  25. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Anyone got players in this 2and game?

  26. Bruce Lee
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Can Ziyech play this season?

  27. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    LOL PICKFORD

  28. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Pickford almost throwing the ball into his own net.

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      England #1

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Little T-Rex arms

  29. Awobabobbob123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Henderson or Pope for England plz

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 21 hours ago

      Hendo no doubt. And Pope backup.

  30. _sidney_will
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 21 hours ago

    Pickford is the worst keeper in the league, utterly horrendous!