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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. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    UTTERLY ABSURD DIGNE STILL ON THE PITCH!

    yes I'm shouting.

    How in the heck has he not been booked again???

    How can the refereeing be so inconsistent across the league and sport?

    1. Reg83
      2 months, 7 days ago

      A tc for digne makes a big difference to u?

      1. Reg83
        2 months, 7 days ago

        * a yc?

      2. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        The referees refereeing the sport fairly and properly do yes.

        I'm a city fan and trust me, Mendy or Zinchenko would have been sent off 1000%

        He should have (not could have), had 4 yellows.

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          He committed one yellow card offence in the game and got carded for it.

          You seem quite animated for a Sunday. When you are calm, google the laws of the game and have a read.

          Weird fantasy football players on here thinking every foul is a yellow card.

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Lol imagine being a City fan and whining about yellows not being given. Fernandinho has been the worst offender for this for years and years.

    2. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He's got a 0 calm down

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Thanks for your helpful contribution

        Pat yourself on the back

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Boom double cleansheet

    Jimmy baps too hopefully

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Boly, Doherty, jimi that was much needed after yesterday !

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Pleasant surprise coming back to at least 18pts from 3

    3. Vazza
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Hey buddy, I need your expertise please as I’m in a bit of a conundrum.

      I have 8 attackers who are:

      Mane, Sterling, KDB, Fernandes, Foden, Rashford, Greenwood and Jimenez.

      My defenders are TAA, Doherty, Holgate* (vs AVL), Taylor (vs WOL) and Lascelles (vs TOT)

      Would you recommend that -

      A. I transfer in Ings for Jimenez with my 1 FT (potential benching headache). The residual funds can then be used to upgrade Mane to Salah the following GW but that would give me only 1 FT going into GW38+. If we get early team news, I may drop one of the Man C boys based on whoever is not playing so might not be a problem anyway.

      B. Upgrade Holgate to Stephens. And do nothing until GW38+ so I have 2 FTs. Lack of Ings could be a problem though

      Your help is appreciated mate. 🙂

      1. Vazza
        2 months, 7 days ago

        * Lack of Ings and SALAH could be a problem though

  3. Reg83
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Jimmy on 2 bps after winning goal?

    1. Vazza
      2 months, 7 days ago

      As much as I would like that to be the case, I doubt it.

  4. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Jimmy will get 2 baps

  5. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Patricio and Doherty I love you both again.

    1. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Fantastic, and Jimmy.

  6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Yeees! Pat, Doherty and Pat owner.

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

      double pat ftw

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Haha sorry Jimmy

    2. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You captained Pat?

  7. MiLK2018
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Why hasn’t Doherty racked any attacking return since restart?

    1. Reg83
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Just get saiss or boly at 1.5m cheaper

  8. Basil1977
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Well done Digne big fat 0 points that's now 13 from 6 players

  9. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Looks like Neves 3
    Dendo 2
    Boly 1

    No bps for Jimi (1 away)

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Winning goal baps?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        No point posting if they didn’t include that

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Clutching on straws. Already factored in

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I think FFS already factors it in

      4. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I dont have him was simply asking hence the question mark

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Yesss

  10. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    None for Jimmy

    3 - neves
    2 - Dendoncker
    1 - Boly

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

      winning goal bps surely?

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

        nvm

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      3 winning BAPS pending for Jimenez

    3. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Great news

  11. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Dcl to start vs villa??

    How long before ancelotti runs out of patience?

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Have you got some other centre forwards who play for Everton in mind?

      Name one.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Kean

        1. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Do you see him as an out-and-out centre forward?

      2. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Is Niasse still there? 😀

  12. sirmorbach
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Lads, what would you do with this lot and 2 ft?

    Patricio
    TAA / Doherty / Aurier/ Holgate / Lascelles
    Salah / KDB / Bruno / Mahrez / Pulisic
    Jiménez / DCL / Greenwood

    A. Salah, DCL out / Martial, Vardy in
    B. Mahrez, Jimmy out / Martial, Ings in
    C. Something else?

  13. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I've hit 20 points! Lets gooo

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I have hit 19!

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

        U'll get there man just believe. I've had my captain play already as well tbf...

  14. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Double wolves def + Jimmy.

    Finally!

  15. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Rival doing my nut In. Getting Jota off bench and triple Sheffield defence

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Jesus christ

    2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It is all about the rivals this gw 🙂

  16. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Remember when Siggy was an option? Feels like 10 years ago

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He got quite a lot of points in fantasy last season, actually. Probably wasn’t an option for many though because of his price point.

  17. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Waiting on FPL tower to manipulate Jimmy’s bonus

  18. Stimps
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Played Reina instead of Patricio....

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

      u crazy

  19. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Why cant saiss get aby baps ever

    So close again

  20. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I freaking hate this week. Hate it all. Can next season come already?

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      It is a tough old game isn't it

    2. Reg83
      2 months, 7 days ago

      What is your OR? I remember u having a good OR
      Don't waste money on kane is the only thing I can advise u.

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

        It's fine. Just so frustrating. This week is a disaster. My wildcard was a disaster. Really unlucky. Oh well, you need some luck and some things to go your way.

        Sadio Mane literally costing me 50 points this season by picking him over Salah in key weeks.

    3. Utopsis
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Still in the top 100k no? Could be worse!

      PS: that 84 OR finish in 10/11 must've felt good!

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

        Yeah but I didn't win did I? 😛

  21. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Still worth getting Pulisic?

    1. Reg83
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Obviously vs Norwich. Free hit if u still have

  22. gers23
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Who comes out on top?

    A) Maguire and Auba

    B) Pogba and Ings

  23. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Jimmy, Patricio and Doherty. Great result.

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

      Is it a great result?

      It’s good but given how the game went 18 points feels a bit underwhelming

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I’m over the moon with a double CS and a goal from Jimmy.

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          As you should be. I have treble defence but benched Saiss.

      2. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        *given how the gameweek went

        Very good result. If you didn’t own Antonio and Sterling you have had a horrid week.

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

          True - obviously I don’t own Antonio or sterling 🙂

        2. L S P
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          This - sorely needed these 19pts fo start the day...

  24. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any thoughts on Alonso starting for 36+?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      There is a decent chance of a leaked line-up before the deadline, so I would wait

    2. Reg83
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Too risky. I am thinking azpi on free hit

  25. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Villa Vs palace in about 15 mins from now..Time to hide behind the sofa

    1. Reg83
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Time to switch off the tv for 2 hours

  26. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Finally, Patricio outscores Pope.

  27. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Gone doh over saiss no attacking returns so far since I signed..

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

      relatable

  28. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Doherty useless blanket... not a single bap.. what am I paying premium for?

    1. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He is overpaid. Owner here. But I have other issues to deal with. Saiss far better Wolves asset for less cash.

    2. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You are paying the premium for potential of attacking returns. Saiss, Boly and Coady all have better BPS averages than him in general (when no attacking returns involved).

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      True, but same of all other premium defenders right now unfortunately

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Swapped Boly for Doherty after the restart (WC GW31+).

    Glad for CS, but annoyed that that extra expense has yielded no attacking returns

  30. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any chance for Jimmy to get 2 bps?

    1. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      No bps for Jimenez I think.