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The Fantasy Flutter: Can Nelson Semedo be the new Matt Doherty at Wolves?


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We’re combining Fantasy football with a flutter once again as we put a small wager or two on the Gameweek 3 fixtures.

Player and team statistics are the bread and butter of this site, and we’ll be turning to the vast array of data available at our fingertips to inspire a few sensibly staked bets this weekend.

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BAGGIES TROUSERED

The record-breaking Gameweek 2 goalfest has whetted our appetite for more net-busting action this weekend and there are stand-out fixtures for a number of clubs in the top flight – none more so than Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

Fresh from putting six past Barnsley, the Blues visit a West Bromwich Albion side who are bottom for goals, big chances and shots on target conceded in 2020/21.

Injuries and a far from straightforward opening two matches have perhaps kept this new-look Chelsea in check but Saturday’s clash with a West Brom outfit still getting to grips with a new formation and division offers them the perfect chance to kickstart their campaign.

Off the back of a hat-trick in midweek and hopefully again deployed in the number ten role that suits his skill set, Kai Havertz is an appealing 11/2 with bet365 to open the scoring at the Hawthorns.

Timo Werner is 4/5 to score anytime, which takes the pressure off having to break the deadlock.

Backing Werner along with a goal-crazed Son Heung-min, a potentially ‘out of position’ Raheem Sterling and opening-day hat-trick hero Mohamed Salah in a fourfold returns almost 14/1 – and again, that’s to score at any time in their Gameweek 3 fixtures, not just bagging the first goal.

ADMIRABLE NELSON

As if the sight of Adama Traore running at full tilt wasn’t enough to give West Ham’s defence the willies, Wolves have recruited an attack-minded right wing-back in the form of Nelson Semedo to replace the Spurs-bound Matt Doherty.

Semedo’s arrival could unleash Traore further up the flank, with FPL favourite Daniel Podence another potential option down that wing depending on the set-up.

Arthur Masuaku and Aaron Cresswell might be in for a torrid afternoon, then, with the left-sided pair 11/1 and 12/1 respectively to pick up the first booking at the London Stadium – a plausible outcome given that Traore is one of the most-fouled midfielders of this season and last.

It remains to be seen if Semedo offers the kind of goal threat that Doherty provided but the former Barcelona man’s strengths are going forward and he could be a perfect fit for a Wolves side who have funnelled a lot of their play down the right since their promotion to the English top tier.

Semedo is a rank outsider at 40/1 to score the first goal in Sunday’s fixture, which will prove to be generous odds if the Portugal international has a similar remit as his predecessor.

If that seems like an outlandish punt, then the man with the second-best ‘xG non-penalty’ tally in 2020/21, Michail Antonio, is 14/1 to score first in a West Ham win.

SHOOTS AND YVES

Today’s early kick-off sees Brighton play host to Manchester United.

The Seagulls have impressed so far this season but they will be without the influential Yves Bissouma through suspension this weekend, which will leave a defensive midfielder-shaped hole in the middle of the park – just at the time they have offloaded possible understudy Dale Stephens to Burnley.

United flattered to deceive in Gameweek 2 but they put Albion to the sword less than three months ago, producing a clinical display at the Amex and running out 3-0 winners.

The usual correct score and first goalscorer markets are available for this match but bet365 also offer the opportunity to bet on underlying stats, such as tackles, passes, assists – and shots.

Bruno Fernandes managed four attempts on goal at the Amex last time out and the middle of the park could be United’s for the taking with Bissouma sidelined.

Incidentally, Tariq Lamptey is 11/2 to grab an assist today – something we know the young right-back is very capable of from the past fortnight’s evidence.


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1,325 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    Can Nelson Semedo be the new Matt Doherty at Wolves?

    Never 🙂

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      You typed fast

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      No chance lmao

  2. Buck The Trent
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    Kdb (c) ?

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Yes

  3. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    Play Castagne or Lamptey?

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      lamp

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 hours ago

      I’ve gone Castagne as I think they’ll both concede. Figured Castagne has better chance of attacking returns based on how great he’s looked in the opening games.

    3. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 3 hours ago

      Cheers both

  4. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    After a week of tinkering and the Jesus hiccup, I think I'm settled on my WC now.

    Martinez
    Semedo - Saiss - James
    KDB - Foden - Salah - Havertz - Son
    Jimenez - DCL

    Steer - Lamptey - Mitchell - Brewster

    Thoughts?

    1. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      I have this exact squad, but
      Robertson + Barnes/Grealish instead of your semedo+Havertz

    2. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      The only concern for me is the lack of pool def.

    3. Aston VII lalalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      I like it. It's different. Great midfield. But the structure may make it difficult to jump on premium defensive and attacking options.

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 hours ago

        Easy to downgrade a mid to raise funds.

  5. rdamjan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    Help me out, last puzzle on WC. Thanks

    A. Son + Saiss
    B. Foden + TAA

    Best 4.5+4.7 defender (for 3rd spot in defence)
    On Taylor+Justin for now.

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      A
      Lamptey

    2. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      A

    3. The Red Devil
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 hours ago

      A

  6. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    Pick one please:

    A. TAA+James+0.5
    B. Robbo+Digne

    1. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      A

    2. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      A

    3. money face bandwagon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      b

    4. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      A

    5. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      B

  7. cnewman7
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    g2g?

    McCarthy
    Digne Saiss KWP
    Salah Auba Son Podence
    Werner Richa Mitro

    Ryan Justin Bissouma* Ferg*

    1. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      GTG

    2. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      gtg

  8. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    Start Lamptey or Mitchell?

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      M

    2. micsway
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Only one is fit

      1. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Which one?

        1. micsway
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Believe Mitchell

    3. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Lamptey

  9. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    If I look at my team from front to back, I feel alright. However, if I start looking at it from back to front I feel like I need to WC. What should I do?

    McCarthy
    AWB, Davies, KWP
    KDB, Barnes, Foden, Son
    Werner, Kane, Martial

    Steer, Mitchell, Justin, Bissouma

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 hours ago

      Have you considered looking at your team from left to right? Hope this helps.

    2. NZREDS
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 hours ago

      Too heavy up front for me, don’t think you need son and kane and have no Liverpool cover so would drop Kane to a lower tier striker like mitrovic and get Salah in. Would get anyone but Davies too, you won’t see any points, maybe look at James with his fixture for this week. Semedo would be a great punt over AWB!

  10. micsway
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 hours ago

    A) Vinagre+Podence
    B)Saiss+Soucek

    1. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      B

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 hours ago

      B

    3. Gleys11
        2 months, 4 hours ago

        B

    4. derdourily
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 hours ago

      Who'll get more points until gw6 ?

      1- Sterling 
      2- Salah

      Thanks

      1. derdourily
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 hours ago

        Any help please ?

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 hours ago

          Currently sterling seems better pick. Personally going sterling - everyone has to decide for himself anyway

      2. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 4 hours ago

        Both

      3. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 hours ago

        Sterling will get big hauls Vs Leeds and especially Vs WHU(A) so I'd say Raz

      4. derdourily
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 hours ago

        Cheers guys , i appreciate that.

    5. GOATMEAT
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        Mitchell or Lamptey as first sub? So which one would you play if you had to this week. Leaning towards Mitch but Lamptey might get some attacking rewards

        1. Rassi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          Lamps

      • PepSala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 hours ago

        I'm going Mitchell

        1. GOATMEAT
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Cheers

        2. PepSala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 hours ago

          How essential is Foden on wildcard?

          1. Maarrrr17
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Not essential.
            But a punt with high ceiling and relatively easy to ditch if it fails.

          2. GOATMEAT
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              I'm having him... Looks like decent value for 6.5 and if he does well his price will shoot up.

            • liner
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              Not at all

            • K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              Nobody is essential
              Even KDB Salah
              Mane sterling are their alternatives & can easily match them
              So noone is essential here u can pick anyone with your gut.

              1. Rassi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 hours ago

                This. Essentials and must haves are one of the biggest FPL myths along with players being "due a haul".

                1. money face bandwagon
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 4 hours ago

                  the term essential is only for people who are afraid of dropping rank when the popular player scores. But again at least early stage u really shouldnt be afraid

          3. cnewman7
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Chance of KDB playing given the 'concussion'?

            1. Rassi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 hours ago

              99,8 %

            2. Werkself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              >90%. Wouldn't have trained if under concussion protocol.

              1. cnewman7
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 4 hours ago

                How do we know those photos were taken on the day they say they were taken?

                1. Wild Card this...
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 4 hours ago

                  Maybe we all live in Matrix

                2. Werkself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 4 hours ago

                  I'm not a private detective.

                  1. NZREDS
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 4 hours ago

                    Lmao

          4. George James
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Best option to fill the gaps

            A) Jimenez / Foden / Digne / Lamptey

            B) Werner / Bissouma / James / Digne

            C) Jimenez / Bissouma / James / TAA

            Martinez • Steer
            Robertson • Saiss • Mitchell • XXX • XXX
            Salah • KDB • Son • Podence
            DCL • 4.5 • XXX

            1. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              B, but don't like James or digne long term

          5. TONY123
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            Has Potter said anything about Lamptey having fully recovered?

          6. davies
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 hours ago

            All set here?

            McCarthy
            TAA Saiss Dier
            Salah KDB Rodriguez Podence
            Werner (c) Martial Adams

            Cheers.

          7. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            Mitro better option than Podence?

            1. money face bandwagon
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              Yes

          8. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            Start Dunne or KWP?

            1. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              Dunne

            2. L'Aeroplanino
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              kwo

            3. Bury94
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              The conclusive answer I was hoping for, thanks

          9. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            Best one?

            A. Zaha+Jimenez+DCL (343) or
            B. Bruno+Podence+Mitrovic (352)

            1. The Red Devil
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              A

          10. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            Havertz or Ings scores more this gw?

            1. money face bandwagon
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              I think havertz

          11. SomeoneKnows
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            Ryan (Steer)
            TAA, KWP, Taylor (Justin, Mitchell)
            Salah, KDB, Fernandes, Soucek (Bissouma)
            Werner, DCL, Adams

            Best way to bring in Jimenez next week with 0.5 itb? I really don't want to sacrifice Werner

          12. nexec91
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            A: Son - Mitrovic
            B: Foden - Jimenez

            Podence in the team

            1. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              B

              would drop Podence though

              1. nexec91
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 4 hours ago

                For who? My front would then be
                salah-kdb-foden-podence
                werner-jimenez-dcl

          13. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            Lamptey or Taylor? On WC
            (They'll probably start every GW for me)

          14. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            Any thoughts on this WC?

            Martinez Steer
            Robbo Saiss James (Mitchell Dunne)
            Salah KDB Foden Son Barnes
            Jimmy DCL (Delap)

            1. Maarrrr17
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              as good as any i think, mine is close to that and ive bounced between players all day.

              1. KGFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 4 hours ago

                Same here. Still undecided if I should ditch Salah in favour of Sterling (pens for Mo is swaying my decision tbh), Barnes vs Wood vs Zaha...

          15. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            A) Sterling + Saiss
            B) Werner + Robertson

            Which now would you choose? Already have Foden & KdB.

          16. KingZZ
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            I think after overthinking whole week this is my final draft on wildcard. Kindly rate out of 10, suggestions welcome.

            Martinez - (Steer)

            TAA - Saiss - Lamptey - (Mitchell) - (Dunne)

            Salah - KDB - Son - Hamez - Foden

            Jimenez - DCL - (Brewster)

            1. Easy Cheesy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 4 hours ago

              It is good. I think bench is a bit of a gamble. If you love the everton double up then go with it but downgarding hamez to zaha/ barnes or dcl to wilson allows to get a kwp/ ayling etc

          17. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            RMT please.

            Martinez
            VVD James Lamptey
            Salah KDB Son Foden
            Ings Jiminez DCL

            Steer Dunne Mitchell Anguissa

            Thanks a lot!

          18. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 4 hours ago

            Emi+TAA
            or
            Guaita + Robertson