Dugout Discussion

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. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Oops, Ramsdale...

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Saiss was a rotation threat we said...

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This!!!!!

  3. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Switched jimmy to Ings after watching Andy’s stream... great...

    1. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Damn man I should of stuck with Jimenez... Was swayed by talk on Ings

      1. UnitedRthebest
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Same

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I had Saiss in my squad a few days ago. 🙁

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      WC time sadly

    4. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      I have Ramsdale but... Saiss too! let's go!

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Did Nightcrawler predict this too?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        No i think its easier to predict who will start and who will not. Anything can happen in a game. Did say ramsdale was terrible and shu will cincede a lot tho

    6. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Let's add Sheffield to the list of whipping boys

    7. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Time to abandon Sheffield players!!

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Quality.

    8. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sheff Utd for the drop.

    9. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      SHU wouldn’t score in 900 minutes here never mind 90.

    10. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      With traore playing on rwb which one of neto and podence will be most nailed? Could be an amazing option at 5.5 each

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I'd imagine Neto more nailed with Jota rotating on the left side with Podence

    11. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      What in the world

    12. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wait, what!

    13. SoShy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This game is so easy if you don't overthink and tinker..

    14. JBG
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Good thing FPL upped the prices of Sheff Utd players...

      1. Utopsis
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Good thing I held my FT - looks like Egan will be the 1st one out

      2. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        WC activated. Can't take this no more. 24 points. Only hope was double Sheffield defense.

        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Oof. Commiserations.

        2. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Make it work then 😉

      3. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Bournemouth keeper conceding 2 in 5 minutes...Eddie Howe will be so proud

      4. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Saiss on scout picks bench!!

      5. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        People have a go at Kepa, but having watched Ramsdale last season, he is worse than Kepa.

        Remember watching Bournemouth play West Ham around Christmas time last year as I was thinking about bring Ramsdale in for some nice fixtures. That performance from Bournemouth put me off. Kept monitoring Ramsdale, but he was terrible.

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Kepa is the worst by far.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Even if he was the worst its a close one. Kepa was decent from what i saw in la liga. Never seen ramsdale do well for an extended period of time

        2. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Kepa is definitely worse but you're right, they're both pretty trash

        3. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          He is so bad, i don’t see the appeal.

        4. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Yes i said earlier he was the worst keeper in the league and many disagreed but i think come the end of season many will chqnge their minds

      6. St. Stephen XI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        The Jimmy/Saiss double looking pretty sweet.

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

          Well done. I only have Saiss out of those two

        2. Major League Shocker
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Loving it!

        3. UnitedRthebest
            1 month, 8 days ago

            The Shaw over Saiss and Ings ove Jimmy feeling sour.

        4. Check out my Umtiti's
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Ramsdale is the new Massimo Taibi

          • Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Imagine buying clown Ramsdale, Sheffield deserved to fall into championship

          • Berbs
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Podence may have to come in for GW3

            1. Munchen KFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Soucek to Podence

          • TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            And people are worrying about Southampton defence!

          • Railwayman
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            I went for Vinagre over Saiss and even left 1.5 ITB hahaha dear God, what have I done 🙁

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Upgrade Son to Bruno fund?

              1. Railwayman
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Nah, just left the cash and wait and see for the first round or two. Had him in the Restart Project and he was gold for me, with a goal and a few CS's, really don't why I didn't start the season with him in my team...

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

              Same and left 2 itb no worries

          • Utopsis
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Errr...what have I tuned into here?! SCENES!!

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                A football match in which 2 goals have been scored early!!!!

                1. Utopsis
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Haha the commentator just answered my question - 1st time they've conceded 2 at "home" since December!

              2. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                If anything, Wolves look even better without Otto and Doherty.

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

                  Are SU the same side of last season though , time will tell yeah

              3. Rochdale_Cowboy
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 8 days ago

                Only a casual would choose Ings over Jimi for the same price

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

                  Ok

                  1. Rochdale_Cowboy
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    I'm correct though

                    1. Utopsis
                        1 month, 8 days ago

                        OK

                  2. Rochdale_Cowboy
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 8 days ago

                    Salty non Jimi owners.... OK

                2. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 8 days ago

                  Nuno manager of the year