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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. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Vinagre owners knew the risks when they signed that LB, can’t say it weren’t coming.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      It was, but we learn.. and move on.

    2. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Yeah. I thought Vinagre would start GW1 to be fair but there was more than enough doubt to stay away.

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Meh it’s not like they’ve got Mitchell and Ferguson on the bench.

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Untill Vinagre comes on for a juicy 1 pointer

  2. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    All rest of mini league has 1 or 2 or 3 defenders on the pitch for this game. I have none. Come on 1-1!

  3. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 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. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Are you better value than Doherty?

  4. Dammed Utd
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Jimz hatrick utd are their to be taken

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Agreed. Ramsdale is no Henderson

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        He is not playing for BOU disaster defence though.

    2. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      this

  5. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Only noticed that Berge is the only person not from Britain in the Sheffield squad.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      You sure?

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Geographically yes

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          LOL

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Lundstram is Norwegian

      1. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        He is from Heaven

    3. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Irish contingent

      1. muc1999
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        He said britain

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Wolves on the other hand...

  6. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Raul first megahaul the minute no one has him in

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    If there was ever a guaranteed 0-0, it’s this game.

    There’s especially no chance of SHU scoring.

    1. PocketZola
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Lord says hi

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Absolutely zero chance of any goals.

    3. Check out my Umtiti's
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Jizzmenez has a different say on that

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Timing

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          😎

    4. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jimi goal

    5. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jimmy boy scoring already

    6. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Siiii Senoooor

    7. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Shiiiiite

    8. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jimmy doing Jimmy things.

      Burn that CS 🙂

    9. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Finally someone connecting the dots of Mendes Laundromat operation... very dangerous for the PL to allow this criminals into the country..
      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8717757/amp/Porto-paid-Jorge-Mendes-6-4m-35m-transfer-fee-Wolves-Fabio-Silva.html

    10. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jimenez > Ings

    11. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Podence essential.

      Ramsdale and Egan fail.

    12. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Martial to Jimi for a -4?

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Already done it

    13. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jimi! Wish i owned him.

    14. chonks
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      was trying to not take hits and already contemplating the following for -4 - f me:

      vardy and bowen>james rodriguez and martial

      yes or no?

    15. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Feck, my triple SHU defence doing well already lol

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Triple? Have to be joking

    16. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      WC yet Foo Fighter?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Nope

    17. Kabayan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Time to sleep.. Zzzzz

    18. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Same players scoring all the time zzzzzzzz

    19. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Vinagre’s cross would’ve given Jimi a tap in, instead of a tricky volley.

    20. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      JIMI ESSENTIAL.

    21. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I don't own Egan for his clean sheets

      1. The Wise Owl
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Do you not?

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        You own him for 2 goals a season then?

    22. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Bet Henderson would have saved it

    23. ElliotJHP
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      First half goal Jimmy what has got into you

    24. Andre W
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Of course Wolves have already scored. Fully expecting Stevens to get a 1 pointer now to complete my 1 point backline

    25. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Jimmy over Ings for GW1 looking like a no brainer now.

    26. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Well Podence is what I am afraid of