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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. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sterling Vs Traore next gw imagine...

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A mini cooper vs a bmw x7? Incomparable.

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

  2. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Where does Dendo line up?

    Have half an eye on him. He has a goal in him after all. Still bitter about GW1 last time 🙂

    1. Andre W
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would imagine in midfield next to Moutinho. In the long run it will probably be Neves there unless they play a 352

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Oh no Neves. Didn’t spot that. Crocked?

        1. Andre W
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Benched

  3. Drizz ✅
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Dont understand why Vinagre would be picked in FPL first place when was not guaranteed of starting..

    1. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nuno comments and also read Wolves supporters comments that in fact Marcal shouldn't start for now. Easy.

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

      Exaclty such a strange pick

    3. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Think it was down to Wolves' defensive record, but I agree, I fell into the trap as well

    4. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I didn't go with him in the end but at 4.5 for Wolves and with Nuno's comments I can't really blame anyone

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Needed for 1 week only before a GW3 WC. Didn't fancy the Saints defence.

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

        Same but not before a WC , have 4 x4.5s so he can rot

  4. Avo24
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    What do u think of getting coleman instead of Digne?
    Digne is absolutely better but you can save 1m by getting coleman
    He is not that bad either in term of attacking point and look quite nailed in the starting 11

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne is the gold standard for Everton defence, no getting around that

      1. Avo24
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I really want to transfer out TAA + ASM
        if I choose digne, there is no 7.0m Mid that catch my attention
        I know it is a bit risky to remove TAA but i think I can do better if I have 2 quality player compare to just rely on TAA

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne on set pieces def worth extra 1m

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Coleman isn't nailed, Jonjoe will provide competition an Ancelotti stated that

    4. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Digne always gets those baps when they keep cleanies, along with his set piece duties which he is really good at.

  5. MAXIMIN EFFORT
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Ryan | Walton
    Digne | Saiss | Ayling | Lewis | Ferguson
    Auba | Bruno | Hamez | Klich | Bissouma
    Martial | Werner | Richarlison

    What do you guys make of this wildcard, it leaves 1 in the bank to play with too. Vinagre not starting is tipping me over the edge.

    1. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No Salah?

      1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nope

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Need a space for a Chelsea mid imo

      Could just shift Rich back. Too much Everton anyway. After 45 mins not sure triple Everton was looking that clever.

      Note too my regular stat about Palace away. It’s not a good fixture. 13 cs and 17 goals conceded in last 22 matches against non top 8 oppo. Doesn’t improve much if you look at bottom 16 and not bottom 12.

    3. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      City assets?

    4. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Also don’t fancy Newcastle defence too much. They won’t face WH every week and no Dub is a huge loss.

    5. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Triple Everton. That's not for me.

  6. b91jh
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    My GW1 squad has become a complete mess then...lots of problem to solve.

    Johnstone Button
    TAA Dallas Vinagre KWP Mitchell
    Auba Pulisic Alli Diangana Reed
    Kane Ings Martial

    Be patient and do Alli to James only?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      🙂

      Not dissimilar line up but I squeezed Vardy and VVD in. Soucek over Alli 🙂 Holding Kane here. Think next week could be ok against Southampton high line

      You could swap Kane for differential Bruno this week and get DCL.

  7. Russell
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Will KDB still be on pens this season? That would sway me in the Sterling v KDB debate.

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

      Probably

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

      Has he taken one with Kun on the pitch?

      1. Russell
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not sure, but Kun doesn't exactly have an amazing scoring record from pens.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not if Kun is on the pitch.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        U can't say that. I think he probably will take them over aguero now. He's much better at them than him

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes he will be.

  8. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Well I know Man United supporters are in the majority wherever one looks. But besides their opener I dont see them offering a Cpt option in the next 7 gws. 1 United is enough surely

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

      Coming to similar conclusion. They have some middle of the road fixtures after the next 2

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

      Yeah, Martial the only player I need

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

        Yeah Ings to Martial , enough

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Can't captain Havertz, Puli and Werner so why do people triple up? Doubling up on Utd isn't all about captaining

      1. Russell
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Has anyone tripled up on Chelsea?! Pretty mad to do that when they haven't played a competitive game together yet and have Liverpool next week.

    4. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You can have 2 ManU but still have two rotating big hitting captain choices. The prices are the sweet spot of premium but not 'must captain' but they are captain material.

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

        Hear you but no way would Cpt any of them in the next 7

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

          Watching you boys Gnu already missing being out of Epucs ML

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

            Huh?

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

              Been in last 4 seasons forgotten me already 🙂

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

                Sorry. Thought you meant I wasn't in. 🙂

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

                  Ahhh ok , cheers mate

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

                    It's your grammar mate.... shocking ain't it.:)

  9. Gnu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    For those thinking of wildcarding are you getting Salah in knowing he's Chelsea away.
    So, are you actively chasing last week's points rather than sticking with the reason why you didn't pick him in the first place.

    1. Bielsa's Bucket
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Stop. Please. My knee can only jerk so much.

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

        Apologies

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Taking a hit to transfer Salah out this week actually

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

        Not the daftest idea.

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        🙂

        Neat - where are you going with him?

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Im wcing salah out of my team. Will get him back for auba next week. Chasing next weeks points

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

        This clearly wasn't aimed at you then. 🙂

  10. Pad Randa
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Thanks to everyone who warned me off Vinagre

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You're welcome

    2. Bench-Life
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes, Vinagre pick will leave a sour taste...

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

    Vinagre and Jota to come on and 1 of silva or Buur depending on the score

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

      Think it is likely that Vinagre comes off the bench?

  12. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Knew Viagara would fail me

  13. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Too much football all of the time, miss those sweet 3pm Saturdays

    1. Russell
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah I agree, one match at a time just isn't the same.

  14. Bielsa's Bucket
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    The only saving grace from this is if Vinagre stays on the bench and I get Mitchell cleaning

  15. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Just logged in

    Bloody vinegar

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Goes well with chips

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Too salty now

  16. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    The way this game goes Vinny will probably get 2 assists and max bonus off the bench

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Or come on and get a red card goes just as well

  17. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Tempted by Marcal

    Not sure where I'm going to find the transfer but even so

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not before the window closes.

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Good reminder. Telles could be a game changer

  18. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is this worth a - 4 at this stage

    Alli to James Rodriguez
    Ings to martial

    1. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would hold Ings Spurs defence looks terrible.

  19. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I have Werner

    A)Martial+Pulisic
    B)DCL+Bruno

    A or B guys what looks better?

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

      Will answer after Chelsea game.

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

      Wait and see how Chelsea do, and if Pulisic starts/comes off the bench on form..

      1. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Cool

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Nuno dropped the bait with his Marcal comments & caught a load 😎

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dynamite fishing.

  21. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    The thing with Vinagre that made me swerve was that the upside wasn't there. I'm guilty just as much as anyone of getting obsessed with value etc.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Was him or Justin, a closer look made it a no brainer.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Went with both Justin and Vinagre. Hey ho.

  22. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Salah + Antonio -> Bruno + Martial

    Worth the hit or not? I see both Salah and Antonio blanking gw2 but need some more opinions...

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Who’s more nailed out of Podence and Neto?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Was really impressed with Podence when he was in the team last season, let’s see how they do, Jota is a pain though.

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

      None imo. Neto is a Jimi understudy while Podence would at best rotate with Diogo.

  24. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Greenwood still considerable or go for Rodriguez better?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      May well depend on United's transfer trawling . . .

    2. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      JamRod by a country IMO

  25. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    My punt for the week was Nketiah . . . .madness to stick with him again this or is hoping for a super sub a viable strategy? 🙂

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Won't start unless Laca is being sold

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sell.

    3. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'd want my punts cheaper and starting but that's me

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think I agree with all . . . Eddie will now score two from the bench.

  26. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is today Wolves starting XI the lowest amount of Portuguese players they've started in the PL under Nuno? At 4, I feel it is.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nuno Nandos

  27. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Marcal is old. He may pull a hammy after 5 mins. I’m old and do it all the time.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If he did not do it against City, won't do it against Sheffield.

    2. Greenbackbøøg…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nuno doesn't want Vinagre and Traore to play together as wingbacks

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He’ll probably tuck in allowing Traore to stay forward.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      😀

  28. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Would you WC?

    Have Alli, Vinagre, Batshuayi - will sell all if WC'd
    No City or Utd
    Rest of the team in good shape: Salah, Digne, Mitchell carrying this week. Wouldn't sell Jimmy, Ings, Soucek. Might swap Dier with Davies tho.
    Heart says WC, head says hold until next gw, it's nothing 2FTs can't fix.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hold. Take a -4 if needed.

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

        This

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

      No lose Alli, trust you have back up for Vinaigre

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        yeah plan was to bench Vinny until gw4 anyway. would hate to lose value though

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

          Lose a .1 not a reason to make a move , hang gl

    3. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hold, you're fine....... till gw3 at least.

    4. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Cheers all, appreciate it

  29. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Folks, who’s the better option?

    Richarlison
    DCL

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Too soon to say.

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

      Think DCL will offer better value.

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

        Yep , Richarlson will have been told to "reign in" and look to feed when its the right move DCL to benefit

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Dcl

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    I smell a SHU cleanie tonight...

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Might want to get that checked

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Still 🙂