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

    Egan yc

  2. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Joy 2-0 down & Egan YC

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

    Haha at this stage i actually feel bad for Egan owners

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Thanks

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

    Think I want Jimi instead of Martial now...

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

      Sacrilege

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

    Egan booked 🙂

    Loads of Salah-captaining rivals have Egan. I have Coady and 3 Chelsea. Is it still possible?

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

      Coady first attacking return of his life... today is the day

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

      Want to win the league in the first BGW?

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

        Weekly cash ML - yeh!

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

      Was stuck between Egan and Coady had I gone second 5.0

      Egan it would have been in the end.

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

      Do you have a Chelsea guy as (c)?

    5. Half Blood Quince
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Conor Coady has had exactly 1 shot in the whole of the last 3 league seasons combined. A penalty v Bolton. He scored. 100% conversion rate. 100% maverick.

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

    Shame on us for not going with Jimi

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

      Aye

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

      I know, but no pre-season and lot of transfer uncertainty at Wolves. It was understandable.

  7. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Is Vinagre warming up yet

  8. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Eg0n soon to be e'gone

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

      Begone Egan

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

    Let’s have another one, John!

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

    Egan red card would be very satisfying

  11. Scotty84
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 20 days ago

    Just out of interest will midfielders drop below the 4.5 bracket?
    I'm already hoping I can get an extra 0.5 from this.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      ...

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

      Not for a good while. Dont think any are highly-enough owned

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

      Elneny was 4.3 for a while last season, but I don't think I've seen anyone drop to 4.0

    4. Toked
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      If enough people sell them they will drop to 4.4 yes

  12. UnitedRthebest
      2 months, 20 days ago

      I actually have a decision now. Jimenez or Martial. Fun.

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

        Yay

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

      Sheffield steel isn’t what it used to be.

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

      was debating alot between ings and jimenez, went for ings of course

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Prices are crazy this year, I'm more inclined to drop Ings to DCL.

      2. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Ings and Egan over Jimmy and Saiss here 🙂 fixtures clouding my judgement some what

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

        Ings will drop like crazy now

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

          thats the problem with a blank and jimenez scoring and martial having palace up next. Might have to get rid

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

        Same here and still think Ings outscore Jimmy in the first four gameweeks.

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

        Likewise

        But neither is a short haul pick anyway. They’ll run neck and neck I imagine

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

      When do we think price changes will start happening?

      1. Scotty84
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 20 days ago

        I'm sure I heard somewhere players prices can move up or down by 0.3 each gw

      2. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        Tonight

    • FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Which double swoop is better?

      a) Kane and Pereira ---> Martial and Greenwood

      b) Salah and Pereira --> Rashford and Greenwood

      c) Hold your guns and have faith

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        A) but I wouldn’t be set on greenwood I would go james

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Egan over Saiss went well! 😆

      Also, why didn’t I get Jimenez again? 🙂

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Egan was the 4th defender in the FPL 'Teams selected by %' template team. That team also includes Son, Mitrovic and McCarthy.

      Can see Egan being the makeweight who is transferred out for GW2.

    • Gooner Kebab
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      One of my key decisions for GW1 was Ings vs Jimmy. Sigh.

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

        think Ings will score more next GW...

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

      Werner scored yet?

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

        He's not that good

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

        Will he start?
        And if he does start, will he be playing central forward?

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

          Ask Frank not me but as I've picked him I imagine he'll be benched but come on for a yellow card

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

        yep already scored vs BHA

    • Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Stevens over Egan 😎

    • jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 20 days ago

      Got Saiss and Jiminez in my team. YAASS

      1. Utopsis
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Good going!

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

        Thank god so many people went without salah cap. Horror game week otherwise.

        2
        1-2-0

        Great contribution from the back line. Mitchell ofc on the bench

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

          That's

          McCarthy
          TAA Davies Egan

          ??

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

            Yes

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

        Last move i made was dropping Saiss to Vinagre so i could get Mitrovic for Bamford

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

          Oof. That hurts.

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

          Class.

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

          I did robbo and saiss to trent and vinagre 🙂

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

        On paper going without Jimi was the right call, Blades away and then City?
        TBH after those two they have good fixtures, and I think most people planned to eget him in eventually

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

          It'll be those good fixtures when he gets 2,2,5

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

            Ings and Jimi was my plan from last season really, just get both. If they tick over like last season

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

          Ings too has a lovely run in the offing

          Both long termers imo who can return in any match. Neither is a sell for a blank

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

            Delete that

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

              I gave it an upvote 😛

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

                Fixtures less good than I thought but no rush in any event

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

          Wolves score goals Vs city, traore bosses them

      5. Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 20 days ago

        So many forwards I want now... Vardy, Werner, Richarlison, DCL, Wilson, Jimenez, Martial... So hard to pick 3.. And so hard to fit them in

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          4 3 3 ?

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

          Would forget about Vardy.

          He's getting old.

          Best trio is Jimenez, Werner and Martial but it's expensive.

          1. Utopsis
              2 months, 20 days ago

              Just lol re: Vardy

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

          Jimenez probably the most consistent forward in the game.

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

          Not over yet

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

          2-2 final result incoming

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

            I wish

        6. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 20 days ago

          Saiss juhuuuuu. GW saver 😉 🙂