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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. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Ings Vinagre to DCL Digne?

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I would

  2. Hadebayor Mum
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I had 27 from 8 before today, benched Saiss and played Egan.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sounds like you might have 26 from 9 soon

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Delete team.

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Because the fixture was red for Wolves?
      For me it wasn't
      Think they messed up the difficulty on fixtures colouring

      1. Hadebayor Mum
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I had one spot left in my starting 11, looked at stats for GW30 - GW38, so at least it made sense at the time. Didn’t factor Ramsdale in!

      2. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Sheffield was solid at home based on last season tho

      3. Obi wan Iwobi
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        This. Same with the majority of Spurs fixtures - no way is their run that green/grey.

  3. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Is Mesiler first choice keeper for Leeds now? or just temporary?

  4. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Missed the start - Ramsdale going well?

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      out
      standing

      1. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Noice

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      amazing keeper

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      naughty!

  5. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Think we're seeing how important home fans are for teams. Home advantage means nothing now.

    1. Utopsis
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yep - both games yesterday 2 away wins, no home goals. Same situ here so far.

        Interesting...

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Saiss only owned by 2.9% 😮

      Would be a lot, lot higher if it wasn’t for Vinagre. Nuno to the rescue!

      1. Hadebayor Mum
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I have Saiss. On the bench. For Egan.

      2. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Was literally those comments about the new guys needing to get up to speed that made me change it. Trolled by Nuno

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Yup

    3. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Wow I have Ramsdale

      Wow I have Saiss

    4. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      In GW3 ASM > Podence is a possibility

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Do it now. Laporte had corona so will miss probably and wolves love beating city

    5. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Ings and Stevens to Martial and Castsgne done..

    6. Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sheffield exposed with what we knew, Henderson was the defensive pillar

    7. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Please Sheffield score. I beg you.

      1. Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Nahh. 15 pointer for Saiss would be sweet 🙂

    8. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Went Egan over Saiss and Ings over Jimmy, classic.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Same

    9. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Egan playing Lewis 7 points on bench 🙁

    10. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Ramsdale = Pickford

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Pickfords a lot better

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          He 's not. Both are sh*te

      2. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        ?!
        I have Pickford 8 points in my team differently not the same

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          so ?

      3. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Pickford is England's best GK.

        I find it funny when people say Pope or Henderson. Both are unproven and play in teams whose stock style of play is to defend. Look at Burnley, they play 3 defensive midfielders and 4 defensive defenders. Sheff Utd are similar. Neither team scores loads of goals because they are too busy defending.

        Put Henderson or Pope into an attacking team that doesn't give them as much protection and see how they do. Don't remember Heaton doing so well after he left Burnley and he was apparently England's best GK at one point.

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Pickfords distribution is key here, Pope and Henderson are both better keepers but they arent so good with their feet. Henderson will be number 1 eventually, when he is ManUs number 1

    11. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      What is the transfer team at sheffield even thinking bringing in ramsdale when everyone who has watched some football can see how awful he is? It's like their thinking process is just 'durrr he played for a PL team last season so he must be pretty good'

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I genuinely dont think people who made the eecision to sign him actually watched him play.

      2. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Agreed.

        Many potentially better options

      3. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I agree, Joe Hart would have legitimately been a better choice in my opinion.

      4. SackWenger
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        They actually sold him to Bournemouth for £1m a few seasons back

      5. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        He was a Sheffield Utd player until Jan 2017 so they prob know him better than you think

    12. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Huge differential between Jimenez 'casual' ownership (19%) and 'eager' player ownership (6%)

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Year of the casual...

        1. A Dog Has Its Day
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          shutup

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Let them yap. 😉

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Might as well dub it the century of the casual. No sign of slowing down...

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        How did you measure that?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          He didn't

    13. El Muñeco
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Went Vinagre and Ayling over Saiss and Mitchell. FFS!

    14. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Went Trent over Saiss.

      Jdoalksjklkakzjamzjk!!!!!!

      1. motty47
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 14 days ago

        A bit kneejerk? Trent will easily outpoint saiss over a season.. hes only just scored in 1 game.

      2. SpoonPants
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Everyone did

    15. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Saiss was in my team forever until I decided I could spend the cash to get Adams instead of a 4.5 forward. Garrrrrghhh

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yeah much the same here. Hang in don't over react yet

    16. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Sheffield not the same without there man hendo

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Weakened at the back and still low-scorers. Not a great recipe.

    17. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Holy moly, 2-0 already!

    18. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      If Havertz is benched then I'm wildcarding

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Why? He’ll start next GW, can’t change what happens tonight.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Trust me, my team is a sh!t show 🙁 🙂

      2. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Prediction
        Kepa
        James Rudiger. Zouma. Alonso
        Jorginho. Kanye. Havertz. Mount HudsonOdoi Werner

        Relax Havertz will start

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          I think he will but let's see

    19. Vazza
        2 months, 14 days ago

        What’s the latest score guys? Still 2-0!

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Was Ramsdale at fault for either goal?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Should have done better on the second, very central.

        2. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          First goal no, second goal was standard

        3. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Not really but he is awful regardless

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            The comparison to Henderson is the problem

        4. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Definitely. Poor positioning, feet.

          Podence and Neto assists ...

        5. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Lord Lundstram at fault for the first. Second was a free header from a corner, so no. One decent save

        6. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Any good keeper would have saved the second. Slow, looping header

      • JURGENAUT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I really need Sheffield to score, doesn't look likely does it?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          No chance they score.

      • Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        2.5 ITB & itching to make a move!

        McCarthy
        Justin Taylor TAA
        Willian Son JW-P Auba
        Mitrovic Richarlison Werner
        Bissouma Ward Coady

        Early thoughts??

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Traore is a total liability in that position ; gonna get dropped.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Who for

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Vinagre 🙂

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

        Werner to Jiminez for a hit?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          behave!

        2. Check out my Umtiti's
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Absolutely, but I think this is only worth doing for a point hit

          • Toked
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Decide after the Chelsea game

        3. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Sterling is going to have a field day exploiting Traore defensively.

          1. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            If he keeps his place?

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            He will be in Buur's pocket

        4. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Who's more nailed between podence and neto?

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Let's see who Jota replaces, Jota probably replaces Podence but Adama can move forward to replace neto

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Both making their case. Like the Leeds 5.5 mids - all good!

          3. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 14 days ago

            Doubt either nailed , watch and wait