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Vinagre and Jota benched as Lundstram reclaims Sheff Utd midfield berth

Fantasy Premier League managers have been denied a £4.5m route into Wolves defence for their opening match of the season.

Ruben Vinagre (£4.5m) has been named on the bench for the Gameweek 1 trip to Sheffield United, joined there by Oskar Buur (£4.0m).

Despite Nuno Espirito Santo declaring in his Friday press conference that new signing Fernando Marçal (£5.0m) needed time to adapt to Wolves’ style of playing, the manager has started him at left wing-back anyway.

With Matt Doherty (£6.0m) having left the club for Spurs, Adama Traoré (£6.5m) has been trusted with the wing-back position on the other side of the pitch, rather than 22-year-old Buur.

Also on the Wolves bench is recently reclassified FPL midfielder Diogo Jota (£6.5m), beaten to a place in the front-three by Daniel Podence (£5.5m) and Pedro Neto (£5.5m).

The two wide-men flank Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m) who comes into Gameweek 1 with 18.5% worldwide ownership.

John Egan (£5.0m) and John Lundstram (£5.5m) are the most fashionable Sheffield United assets for tonight’s game, sat in 16.6% and 12.7% of teams respectively.

Both feature in the Blades’ starting line-up, which also includes Jack O’Connell (£5.0m), who missed every pre-season game, while the summer’s top-scorer Billy Sharp (£6.0m) features alongside Oli McBurnie (£6.0m).

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Marçal, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Traoré; Podence, Jiménez, Neto.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; McBurnie, Sharp.

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1,635 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gooner Kebab
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Hello

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

      Its me

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yo Kebab!

  2. HM2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Vinagre > ?

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

      Dallas

    2. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Ayling/Lewis.

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

      Salt

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

      Ayling

  3. zizoo10
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    marcal over 30 yrs old, first game, ye theres no way vinagre doesnt come on for a 1pt cameo RIP

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

      I hope so since lots in my league have him!

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

        Same! Think it is likely?

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

          Honestly have no idea, fingers crossed 🙂
          Watched a lot of wolves last season and honestly thought Vinagre would start, glad I didn’t punt on it though!

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

      He also played in the Champions League less than a month ago so he'll have had a much shorter break.

    3. Snevitz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I hope so, currently have Ayling with 0.

  4. Blue&White85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    0-0 please.

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Saiss nailed then? I took Egan Saiss and Davies , looking to downgrade one when a good nailed 4.5m defender shows up.

  6. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    So does Vinagre stay benched if he is out of favour or looking for a move?? Or could we see him off the bench?

  7. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Vinagre will just need to languish in my squad for a little I fear.....

    More important transfers to make early doors....

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

      Yep, have back up no rush

  8. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    "Despite Nuno Espirito Santo declaring in his Friday press conference that new signing Fernando Marçal (£5.0m) needed time to adapt to Wolves’ style of playing"

    Nuno's a big fat liar.

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

      Yep only reason I held Vinaigre

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

        And me

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Despise him so much

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

      He's not lying. Marcal needs time to adapt. He didn't say he wasn't gonna start!

      I knew Vinagre was no good. Marcal is signed as backup. Backup to Jonny.

    4. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      He meant his performances may not be up to par but that he'll get better as he keeps starting 😛

    5. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      He did play in champions league recently for Porto I think so we knew he was ready to go. Tactics shouldn’t take that long for an experienced player.

  9. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    The question I need ask myself is shilling out Alli for a hit a something that needs to be done ?

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

      I say yes

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

        To who

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

          Depends whats in the bank really

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

            Would even take Barnes over Alli

          2. fantasyfog
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Let's say 0, who would you have instead

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

      Not for a hit. Him Son and Kane remain Spurs three most dangerous attackers and he will start next two I am sure which they should be winning.

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

      No. Taking a hit is daft.

  10. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Burke 6 points incoming.

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

    Alright Vinagre's done me over.
    Thankfully I have Taylor, Ayling & Justin alongside TAA.

    Will have to take a hit but Vinagre to 4.0 frees up the 0.5m I need to upgrade Ings to Martial(c) for this week. Looks good?

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

      If there is no better way of getting United attacker, yeah. Getting Martial and getting rid of a problem.

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

        There is no better way except selling Salah or Werner. Let's see how Werner does tonight.

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

      You're saved from doing Salah > Bruno 😀

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

        Kind of relieved now 😛

  12. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Hoping this game shows Traore is a terrible wing back

    1. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Doubt it. Probably main reason Nuno took the Doherty cash.

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

      For me he's a one trick pony so yes

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

        One trick pony? You mean Traore or Doherty?

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

          Traore

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

            I will take his one trick everyday. Expecting at least one attacking return.

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Does he have stamina? A wing back is asked to do 2 jobs. It’s a tough role.

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I think so, the concern is his positioning and defending.
        3-5-2 Is generally seen as defensive but when you have a well organised back 3 and intelligent dm's then it can be helluva attacking. If Nuno wants Troare then that's the only obvious position for him to nail. Martin O'Neill did it well for Celtic in particular 10 years or do ago.

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Traore is wasted at WB

      His main strength is acceleration is short bursts not constant jogging up and down the pitch

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

        Exactly thats his one "trick"

  13. Prison Mike
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Worth a hit?

    Alli -> James Rodriguez (-4)

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

      A good move looks like but I don't think worth a hit.

    2. fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Hmmm I'd hold on one more week

  14. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Most have Mitchell, I got Buur, Leeds played Struijk.
    All hopes on Ferguson for the wildcard then.

  15. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Α 21 pointer from Egan will relieve all my Salahless pain

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

      If he gets that u will miss out on a potential great score by not having Salah there is no way u can get away from it

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        He was never in my plans so I've accepted it.

  16. soumyeah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Podence about to become essential

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

      It's about the hope and also the dellusion in equal quantities , but gl

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah, not sure why one start has everybody getting hyped up for him, especially with Traore at RWB and a new RB signing inevitable

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

        absolutely. = the fun.
        i don't have any wolves myself save draft league (pod/jimi)
        but I expect him to catch eyes

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

      You beat me to it. If Podence nails a spot at No 10 then after City he's an excellent option for 5.5.

  17. gomez123
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    A) Ali & Ings to Rodriquez & Martial
    B) Ali & Ings to DCL & Rashford (like having 2 forwards?)

  18. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Will be keeping a close eye on Podence, was set on him over ASM but chickened out.

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

      Jota will still get plenty of game time unless Podence does extremely well.

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

        This is what I think will happen, he will do well.

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

    Is Tallas to Wolves still a possibility? It would send Marcal into LCB and knock Saiss out of the starting line-up.

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

      Possibility. Last I heard Utd were looking at him.

  20. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Preferably would include both Bruno and Martial however, it is not possible as wanna keep Salah while Auba will become KDB/Sterling.

    That leaves me with either only Bruno, or Martial plus Rashford (In place of Son in ~2 weeks, need 0.5 more). Said that, having Bruno would allow me to bring DCL - Everton's fixtures look really exciting.

    Thoughts ?

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Same as the last time u asked

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

      Why do you want Bruno if you will not captain him until earliest GW9?

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

        Not looking at (c) options right now, just trying to pick best between Martial and Bruno.

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

          Yes, why do you want a player for 10.5m if you will not captain him until GW9. It's better to have Robbo and TAA for example than Bruno and a 4.0. Do ye understand?

          Ah, forget it 😀

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

            Yeah, sure. Just if for 10.5 he may regularly score 3 points more than 9.0 one, I wanna take 10.5.

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

      I would get Bruno and DCL and relax.

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

        ^^^^ this

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

      Bruno on his own as United cover for now.

  21. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    need Stevens haul to save my GW

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

      Didn’t you captain Salah? Hardly a terrible week...

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        This

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Ignore...attention seeker

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

      Lol gl Chuck

  22. ThisPostsOnFire
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    WILDCARD TALK

    How many transfers necessitates use of a wildcard for you?

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

      6 at least

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

        So ud rather take a 16 point hit than wilcard?

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

          I know u can spread it over weeks like an 8 pt hit followed by another hit but more than likely some other issues will come up and the cycle keeps going

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

      4

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        For gw1 that is but I'd hold to IB preferably

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

        I agree

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I've never taken more than a -8. So facing a -12 to do what I want would prompt a wildcard.

      That's changes I really want to make though. The small tweaks you make on a wildcard don't count.

  23. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Vinagre benched. Ouch. That's gotta hurt some. C'mon Johnny Egan. Hopefully lightening strikes twice and it's the same result as last season!

  24. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    It’s often a disaster in defence that triggers early wildcards.

    Plenty of popular 4.5s (saliba, vinagre) either benched or soon to be (Justin, holding). Doh/Davies/taa blank. Digne showing form.

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

      I think with premium defenders (TAA), patience is key. I will keep him ahead of any defender including Robbo (who I own)

  25. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Salah (c) and Aubameyang my only good points , + 11 , with Saiss , Egan and Werner, need both Siass and Egan to score here please 1-1.

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

      Please shut up. 'my only good points' Salah (c) scored 10 more than my whole team

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

        Hes right tho a vast majority had salah and most of them captained him so its not much use. Im on 70 with werner to go but a very disappointing GW

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

          I'm pretty sure the vast majority do not have Salah. And if you're talking about 'serious players' then you should calm down, its GW1. How is 40 points no use? Don't understand. Getting a head start is better than not..

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 12 days ago

            No need to rise to that guy's bait.

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

              Id start comparing teirney and marcal if i were u

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

                you are defo a teenager

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

            I didnt say all serious players had salah. Getting a head start vs a small percentage of serious players isnt much use. Hopefully i next gw will be a strong one to get over this disaster for me

  26. Lukaku_time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 12 days ago

    vinagre cameo?

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      My band's name

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

      I hope so!

  27. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Is Rodriguez price locked or fpl statistics just broken

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

      With FPL Statistics, it's the same for many other new players.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Ah cheers

  28. chaser123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    My team is already looking like a load of shite!

    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA Davies Justin (Vinagre Ferguson)
    Auba Salah Alli Soucek (Bissouma)
    Werner Ings Mitrovic

    What should I do?
    1) Vinagre to Ayling/Taylor
    2) Alli to Havertz/Pulisic/JRod
    3) Ings to Martial
    4) -4 or -8 for combination of the above

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

      What's shite about it?

      Don't judge your team on 1 game..

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Well certainly Alli and Vinagre are looking pretty worrying...

  29. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Who do you have left today?
    Saiss and Werner here

    1. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 12 days ago

      jiminez and werner , fingers crossed vinagre stays benched i get justin 9 pointer from the bench

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

        Vinagre comes on for sure. The wing backs will be taken off at some point. Only injuries elsewhere might change that.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      James, Havertz and Werner.
      Buur and Bissouma on bench if any of those don’t play.

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

      Werner and Vinagre. I am hoping for a Vinagre 60 min intro and a cheeky 84th min winning goal from him.

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

      Points so far?

    5. DazF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Ryan, O,Connell and Werner for me

  30. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Hi guys: do you think Pulisic will start tonight?

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      20 minute cameo at the end.