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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. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    It's really Nuno's falt with this "Vinagre" situation, his comments about Marcal were hugely misleading tbh.

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

      Nuno is the new Pep

    2. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      And now Vinagre will come on in 89th minute to block a cleanie

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Nuno said that new signing Fernando Marçal needed time to adapt to Wolves’ style of playing. 🙁

      1. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        And 48h after that he is straight in the first 11 😀

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

      He never said Marcal wouldn’t start...

      1. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        He didn't, but we all know he doesn't like to chop and change his team that easy.

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

          Vinagre is hardly more experienced in the side than Marcal...

          1. Railwayman
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Yeah, I know. At the end of the day it's my mistake for not bringing Saiss who did really good for me in the last 9 games of the last season.

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

      Maybe Vinagre still gets gametime today

    6. Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      It's possible Vinagre's move has progressed and about to exit

    7. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      You knew it was a risk, it is your fault.

      1. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        True.

  2. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    no way scheffield score

    congratz saiss owners for 15 pointer

  3. CONNERS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Oh well. I guess Lascelles 6 pointer from the bench will have to do.

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

    Justin and Saiss in the Scoutpick, do these guys have crystal ball?

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

      Harry Kane.

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

        Can't get everything right

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

          can't get everything wrong either

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

      Have a look at the rest of the team

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Nothing can make up for kane up front

  5. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    So typical, I had Saiss in at least 2 of my 48 drafts

  6. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Has anyone counted how many time Marc Goldbridge repeats himself in his podcasts?

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Why do you watch that dude

      1. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        The better question

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Exactly!

    2. The Gambler.
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Why would anyone even watch that clown

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

        I was actually fascinated to see why he has 825k subscribers. I won't be going back but its clear people do like him.

    3. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Embarrassed yourself there

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

        See above brew.

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

      Think he does 7 updates per day on Sancho

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

        So you have watched him too.

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

          I have, doesn't mean I regularly watch I can just see videos being uploaded

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

            Aren't you curious how he manages to get that level of support?

  7. MidTableFantasy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Jimi + DCL
    B) Martial + C. Wilson

    Have Bruno, no others from those teams.

    1. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      like A but B more template

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      which one would you have picked last friday - thats your answer

      1. MidTableFantasy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Last Friday I would have picked Mitro + Ings

    3. Jonflamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      A for GW 3

  8. Vazza
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Wolves don’t usually play like this.. what happened??

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        They noticed Ramsdale is at goal...

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

        No doherty

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          lol Nuno knows

        2. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          😆

      3. Vazza
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Which one?

          A) Saiss
          B) Saiss
          C) Saiss
          D) Saiss

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

              Jizz

            • Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              isnt Marcal a LCB though?

            • Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Thats a difficult one but i think I'd go Saiss

            • SB007
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Vinagre?

        • JamTart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Not watching and just got online. How's the Sheff defence looking? Considering the score I'm guessing poor?

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

            They don’t look any different tbh. Wolves have been clinical and Ramsdale has looked suspect.

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

              Was gutted to see Egan had conceded, happy to see Saiss was one.

              Worrying if Ramsdale is going to ruin them since they're all 5m though!

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

            Error 404: Defence not found.

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

              To think I was happy I had Egan over Justin before the week started!

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

          Can we just fast forward to the 79 mins when Vinagre comes on

          1. EgyptianKing
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Think he comes off the bench today mate?

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Yep

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

            Why don't u want me to get jammy mitchell points

        • Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          I went from Saiss and Egan, to Saiss and Dier, to Dier and Egan 😆

          1. Vazza
              2 months, 20 days ago

              I understand how you feel as a Coady and Dier owner..

          2. Lav
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 20 days ago

            While it sucks to see a 2m OR rank after the first week, the only way is up 🙂 lots of greens on the way.

          3. Will J 256
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 20 days ago

            Jimenez is class. Has everything in his locker as a centre forward. Not a weakness to his game to be honest!!

            1. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              will be sold to Sp&rs for a tenner

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Jimi is class. Good enough to lead the line for a team like Man U though?
              Its honest work, but is his ceiling high enough?

            3. CONNERS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Yep. Will be in my WC team. So reliable.

              1. Will J 256
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 20 days ago

                100%

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

              Can he defend as well as kane though

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

            Worth WC?

            OUT

            KWP
            Dier
            ASM
            Son
            Soucek
            Mitrovic

            IN

            Justin
            Ayling
            James Rodriguez
            Greenwood
            Wilson
            Bissouma

            1. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              prefer the first lot tbh

            2. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              That’s a downgrade

            3. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Sideways.

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

              Ew

            5. Vazza
                2 months, 20 days ago

                Not necessary, your team is fine

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

                Chris Wilder getting nut-sacked in the morning

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

                  After one game and last season? The grav-less these days.

              • TAT
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 20 days ago

                *trying to find a way to afford Werner, Martial and Jiménez as the front three*

                1. CONNERS
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  4-3-3 with 2 big hitters in midfield, cheap defence and cheap 3rd mid.

                  1. TAT
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    This looks like the only solution.

              • Vazza
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  A Saiss YC would be gold

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

                    And then another one

                • Niho992
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Raul essential especially for next GW.

                • Dynamic Duos
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Egan has definitely announced himself as my priority transfer, Alli can stay for now.

                • TheDragon
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Is Podence the budget midfielder we’ve been looking for?

                  1. Dr. Rog
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    if nailed then yes

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

                    Worth bearing in mind Wolves don't rotate much and have no Europe, so could be the One. But Neto also 5.5

                    1. Dr. Rog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      jota, the new signing and possibly traore (if WB doesnt suit him) all threats i suppose.
                      jota the main one

                  3. Jonflamingo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    competes with jota

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

                    Neto may be safer if Traore sticks to RWB

                • drughi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  what has happened to sheffield united defence ?

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

                    Not just the keeper - they're leaving uncharacteristic gaps.
                    Wolves defending solidly

                    1. Dr. Rog
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      2nd season syndrome.

                  2. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Blades were always likely to be relegation fodder this season, they dont score goals. Lose their defence and they in trouble

                  3. Jonflamingo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Ramsdale = league one keeper

                • Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Best 4.5 Vinagre replacement? Already have Justin.

                  I'm thinking, Ayling, Taylor or Holding?

                  Is Pieters first choice?

                  1. Jonflamingo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Taylor ahead of Pieters but he may play OOP on wing

                    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Hmm, whether to wait a week for more info or just make swap as am going to struggle for cover next week and have bigger changes in mind.

                      1. Jonflamingo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        You wouldn't likely play Vinagre against City anyway. If you had planned on benching I would wait extra week.

                        1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          2 months, 20 days ago

                          True true. I was planning on playing Saiss, but if i swap now i would benefit from not having to.

                          1. Jonflamingo
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 10 Years
                            2 months, 20 days ago

                            If it's a free then go with your gut feeling.

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

                    Taylor should start. Would also consider Lewis

                    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Cheers

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

                    Lewis for sure.

                • PascalCygan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Eesh. Sheffield United look so open and vulnerable. Concerned Egan owner here!

                • HaffNanner
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Son and Adams out to get United in. Best replacements?

                  A. Greenwood and Calvert-Lewin

                  B. Doucoure and Martial

                  1. Jonflamingo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Hooooold. Utd really struggled against palace and lost to them last year

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

                      Thanks. Getting twitchy as my rival as both Fernandes and Rashford stashed on the bench. Will watch from behind the sofa

                      1. Jonflamingo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        Greenwood in big trouble and Utd prob signing someone that that position. Martial good but Adams was unlucky can still match Martial in next few games. Save transfer if you can and do mini wc (3 transfers) in GW 3 after you assess.

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

                          Cheers

                • Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  People actually unironically thought a player who has never started a PL game while other LB options have been available would go into the first 11 ahead of a CL experienced veteran. And now they will be rewarded with Mitchell points from the bench. Another season of the casual

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    It's a game for casuals these days. That's how they want it to keep the masses happy.

                    1. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Yep, its a conspiracy.

                  2. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Keep your fingers crossed for a Vinagre cameo.....

                  3. Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    They have 2 not nailed defenders now though so a big porblem in the coming weeks

                    1. Slouch87
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Good evening gullible. Did you get the WBA defender ?
                      I wonder if your Sheff Utd friend persuaded you to get one of their defenders too ?
                      Asking for a friend.

                  4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Seems every season is the season of the casual. Maybe it's time we were all a little less formal.

                  5. villa_til_i_die
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    You’re obsessed with casuals!!

                • Slitherene
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 20 days ago

                  Podence or Neto?

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

                    Have both, a 3 Leeds 5.5 mids!

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

                      Both.
                      I'm getting jizzmenez, Saiss too

                    • Zim0
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      I'm going harrison for fulham and Sheffield next then could shift to one of them for fulham again and then leeds

                  3. ALI_G
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    6.5 games played and people talking about wildcards already....

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

                      bunch of casuals

                    2. Dynamic Duos
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Crazy talk

                    3. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      I'm proudly wildcarding

                      1. Gnu
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        Just quit. You know you want to.

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

                      They'll want a second WC after GW2 as well

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

                        It'd be hilarious if they allow it. Like getting to buy a second wildcard. Could make the ones running the show a lotta money

                    5. Chandler Bing
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      I've scored 24 points and with that Egan WC, I'm on 23. I just can't not do it.

                      1. Chandler Bing
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        Egan YC*

                      2. Trophé Mourinho
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 20 days ago

                        You have to laugh 😀

                    6. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      It's not such an odd decision. We have a fair amount more info already and people could get leg up on the pack by having a fair few united and city players.

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

                    Jimi making those planning to do Ings > Martial guess again??

                    Who’d you rather have for the next few weeks.
                    A) Martial
                    B) Jimi

                    1. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Difficult choice

                    2. Noah’s Ark
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      A

                    3. hoddlesboot
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Martial.

                  5. BenDavies
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Jimenez is very, very good. Really have to think about fitting him in somehow. He's the centre of this Wolves attack and is fantastic.

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      and on pens, Jimi is possibly the best valuse season keeper bar TAA

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

                      Lovely finish. He does the basics really very well.

                  6. HippY
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 20 days ago

                    Jimmy making up for Son last night.

                    I could have potentially been looking at a 100pt GW1 if I didn't bench Digne (don't ask). No complaints though, just need a brace from Werner and all is good

                    1. SackWenger
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 20 days ago

                      Link doesn’t suggest this

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

                      Same as me... 12 pts 1st sub and on 83 now before Boly points 🙁