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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. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Saiss nearly doubles tally

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      He's going to be one of the best value players this season.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Bit early to say. Still think lack of serious investment to replace Doherty will take its toll.

      2. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Saiss who?

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Badum Klich

  2. BoomXhakaLaca1
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Teams are on LiveScore if you haven't already seen. Havertz and Werner start according to it and Pulisic not starting

    1. ivantys
        1 month, 5 days ago

        No it's not out

      • BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        This is per LiveScore so don't slue me if it's wrong pls x

      • Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        nice one

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Not accurate teams.

        1. BoomXhakaLaca1
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Was just saying what LiveScore says

        2. BoomXhakaLaca1
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          It was right.

      • Siva Mohan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        ignore .. that's predicted line-up

        1. BoomXhakaLaca1
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          We will soon see

      • KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Was always expecting him to start on the bench and come for a 15-20 minute run. So won't be surprised if it's actually the case.

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Saiss is gold

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        City next so should hopefully prevent the price rise

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Saiss so close!

    4. El Magico5
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Ramsdale in serious trouble of getting dropped here. Needs a few saves under his belt.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Vinagre asleep on the bench.

      Who are owners getting as his autosub?

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        KWP

    6. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      @Chandler Bling

      Looked at your team and no I don't think you have to WC.

      Mini wildcard in GW3 to fix players like Alli and Mitrovic should be good, rest of the team looks fine. Then after SHU fixtures turn GW4 you can shift those.

      The main issue is there are so many players thats why few people had a bad GW, could be a really good GW2

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Is Mitro an issue? He’s likely to start next game and has good fixtures

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Fulham are just not inspiring

    7. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      So any of these Wolves mids at 5.5 to 6.5 nailed?

    8. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Now super embarrassed to have Ramsdale as my keeper.

      The guy jumped when the ball was already behind the post 🙄

      1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I know right 😆

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          That was too much.

          Absolutely diameterical opposite to show boating!!

      2. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        That was hilarious

    9. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Saiss, the perfect Tierney replacement

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Can’t sell Tierney before SHU in GW4.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          GW4, ugh IDK if I can wait that long.

    10. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      If they are thinking of selling Vinagre would they risk bringing him on? Or am I just clutching at straws? Got a sweet 6 points from Mitchell on the bench!

    11. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Havertz, Werner, Mount, James all start.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Pulisic?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I imagine he will be on the bench after his injury

        2. BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          not in squad

      2. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yess

    12. Werner Bros
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Is Son likely to drop this gameweek?

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Yes

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I dropped him at FT. 🙂

      3. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        You’d have to think so - was a make way for Bruno in a lot of RMTs

    13. The Rock
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Wasn't too impressed by Ramsdale last season and can't understand how Sheff Utd couldn't have found a better Kepper. Not expecting many clean sheets from them this year.

      1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Shocked they didn’t get Emi for cheaper, he’s world class

      2. Captain Fozzy
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Ye not sold on Ramsdale either, but Bournemouth defence has a lot left to be desired. Now he has a strong defence in front of him, it will be interesting to see how Sheffield do for clean sheets this season and how reliant they may have been with Henderson in goal

    14. Captain Fozzy
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Only just been able to start watching the game, how have Neto and Podence been, see they have an assist a piece

    15. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Comn SHU score one damn it!

    16. Siva Mohan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Werner & Kai start!

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Whooo-oooo!

      2. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Wohooo...
        Expecting something good from Kai... Hoping he has the pens!

      3. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        I'll take my apology there thanks

    17. ace3.1415
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Should I get Saiss in for either KWP or Taylor?

      • Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Pulisic not in squad?

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Nah. Another horrible punt by me xD

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Are you seriously wildcarding?

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Yes 100%

              1. Qaiss
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I'm tempted

        2. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yes

        3. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          As expected. Not fit.

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        ⚽ Team News 📰
        BHA: Ryan, Webster, Dunk, White, Lallana, Lamptey, March, Alzate, Bissouma, Trossard, Maupay
        Subs: Jason Steele, Veltman, Burn, Stephens, Groß, Connolly, Jahanbakhsh

        CHE: Arrizabalaga, Zouma, Christensen, James, Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kanté, Werner, Havertz, Mount
        Subs: Caballero, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Giroud

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          James over Azpi. Value town.

        2. Captain Fozzy
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Interesting that Azpi isn't starting

        3. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Thanks Sim.

          Come on you Seagulls!

        4. Andy'81
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Mount Alonso Kepa, come on.

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Predicted line up was correct ; no Pulisic.

      • UnitedRthebest
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Pulisic not in squad. Havertz, Werner,James all start.

        • ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
          Team to play Brighton: Kepa, Alonso, Christensen, Zouma, James, Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Havertz, Werner.
          Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Barkley, Abraham, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta.

          BRIGHTON TEAM NEWS
          Team to play Chelsea: Ryan, Webster, Dunk, White, Lamptey, Bissouma, Alzate, March, Lallana, Trossard, Maupay.
          Subs: Steele, Stephens, Connolly, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, Burn, Veltman.

        • Drizz ✅
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Nice early line up costacoffee!

        • RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Frank you lying little tinker

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            What'd he say?

            1. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Pulisic recovered

              1. Zim0
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Oh he's not even on bench!

          2. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            No he isn't . He said that Pulisic was fit again to be involved in training. Very different.

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Not you again! 😆

        • Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Uhoh jorginho starts. No werner pens then for today

          1. Dr Van Nostrand
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Nah bet Werner is now 1st choice

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I secretly hope its havertz 😛

        • BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Pulisic is not in the squad. Still recovering from injury.

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Hello Reece James!!!

        • Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Wow. Lots of Mods put in Pulisic

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Surely not the professional ones?

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Kepa, James, Christensen, Zouma, Alonso, Jorg, Kante, Mount, RLC, Havertz, Werner