Dugout Discussion

Podence and Marcal absent as Vinagre is recalled and Semedo makes Wolves debut

The last of four Premier League matches to take place on Sunday sees West Ham United entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Kick-off in east London is at 19:00 BST.

Daniel Podence (£5.6m) won’t play any part in this evening’s game, with the budget Fantasy Premier League midfielder not involved in the visitors’ matchday squad.

Unconfirmed rumours had circulated about his absence ahead of Saturday’s FPL deadline, with Podence not pictured in training ground images.

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo had reported that his squad were suffering from “some knocks” in his pre-match press conference on Friday but didn’t elaborate.

Santo confirmed that Podence that was one of those players ahead of kick-off, however.

Marcal (£5.0m) misses out as expected with a calf problem, meanwhile.

Replacing the injured pair are Ruben Vinagre (£4.4m) and Nelson Semedo (£5.5m), who makes his Wolves debut at right wing-back.

That allows Adama Traore (£6.5m) the opportunity to push forward into an advanced role alongside Raul Jimenez (£8.6m) and Pedro Neto (£5.5m).

Fabian Balbuena (£4.4m) comes in for Issa Diop (£4.5m) in West Ham’s only alteration to their starting XI.

Diop, along with Josh Cullen and manager David Moyes, is absent today after testing positive for COVID-19.

Mark Noble (£4.9m) returns from injury but is only among the substitutes.


West Ham United XI: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Bowen, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Antonio.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Vinagre, Traore, Jimenez, Neto.

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2,252 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Jimenez what a dud... Why did I pick an overpriced penalty merchant.. maupay the much better pick

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Look at their next 4 fixtures ffs

    2. stat sifter 888888
        2 months, 1 day ago

        They will come back.

      • Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Maupay,Bamford and Robinson
        the ideal front three...

    3. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ramsdale Steer
      TAA KWP Mitchell Taylor Justin
      Salah Sterling Son Romeu Bisso
      Vardy Werner Davies

      2ft, 0.5 itb

      All different but what do you like the most:

      A) Son + Werner to Bruno + DCL

      B) Son + Werner to Rashford + Jimenez

      C) Son + Werner to James + Martial

      D) Son to Rash

      E) Son to James

      1. puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Terrible defending

    5. Chemical76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      -3 for missing a penalty but only 0 for conceding 5, doesn't make sense to me

    6. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Barnes the obvious replacement for Son?

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        See below:
        Bowen

        1. TONY123
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          West Ham fixtures are awful though

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah, like meeting second best PL defence. And you saw how City collapsed later today. Nothing normal yet this season

      2. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bale

      3. stat sifter 888888
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Zaha is a better pick.

      4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        OMG bowen

      5. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Well thats the bonus points wrapped up

      6. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Bowen essential

      7. stat sifter 888888
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Penandes or Footrash?

          1. acesingh
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            This is the penalty season...

        • El Magico5
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Just remember next week cant be as bas as this week....righf?

          1. Apwilkin
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            We can only hope

        • Chucky
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Glad I don’t own any wolves defs...

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

          This hurts. Took out Bowen on WC and got Saiss.

        • The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Aghh!!
          Benched Bowen in draft in favour of Foden.

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Didn't take my advice then!

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              To be honest I thought I’d started him over Castagne but just looked and noticed he’s still first on my bench.
              Doh.

              1. Giggs Boson
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Tbf, you'd think Wolves would be better than this...

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  Yep

            2. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Oh that was Bowen or Podence, right?

              I guess you did 🙂

            3. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              I didn’t do the Bowen > Podence move.

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Brilliant, thanks Wolves. As if this couldn’t get worse.

          Just LOL at this point

        • FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          I do not think loading up on premiums in midfield is the way to go...

          1. The Mighty Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            We'll see what Salah does tomorrow.

          2. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Just rock it with a 60M team?

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          My triple Wolves on WC looking like a mistake.

        • TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Saiss still essential?

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            That’s so 1,5 hour ago

          2. stat sifter 888888
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Better off going for a defender who you reckon will get more attacking returns imo.

          3. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Silver lining, at least I only have one Wolves defender.... 🙁

            1. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              You’ll laugh but double saints defence is the way to go (KWP attacking threat too)

              1. stat sifter 888888
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  You really do like playing with fire....

            2. Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              This Saiss lad getting eaten up on the wing by Antonio and Bowen. Haven't seen a wingback destroyed like this since Micah Richards by a young Gareth Bale. 😀

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                He isnt playing wingback

              2. Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Saiss is a cb

                1. Ibralicious
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 1 day ago

                  LCB but his defensive awareness is so bad he's always getting caught out on the wing

            3. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Flapjack has wildcarded to triple Chelsea’s, triple City, triple Wolves

              1. Konstaapeli
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                RIP

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

                Who?

            4. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Got rid of Southampton defenders on WC and got Wolves defenders instead.

              1. baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Saints were just lucky not to concede

            5. Traction Engine Foot
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Could just go with a defence of 4m players at this rate

              1. F_Ivanovic
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Or you could actually pick 2 players guaranteed to score close to/more than 200 points in TAA and robbo? crazy to think some don't even have any liverpool defenders!

            6. BEEZUS
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Best Bavies replacement?

              A) Lamptey
              B) Saiss
              C) KWP
              D) Digne

            7. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              What can we take from this weekend then? Just pick all penalty takers? Some very random results

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Don’t knee jerk wildcard is the only conclusion

                Just make no transfers unless you have Son and go again

              2. puhd
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                FLP is driving me crazy!

              3. TONY123
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Get Vardy and perma captain him for the rest of the season

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

                I wildcarded on saturday. Really regretting it now...

            8. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              This formation really suits West Ham. They may have found it by accident.

            9. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Useless member stats area didnt highlight bowen, instead recommending useless Barnes... Is this what we pay good money for?

              1. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 1 day ago

                Bowen can finish, Barnes can't. Useless indeed.

            10. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Well i think we all know to get Jimenez next week now that he's blanking this one. Guaranteed hattrick

            11. VAR United
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              moyes masterpiece from the gulag

            12. Don Van Vliet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Wildcarded.
              Current score: 14
              Martinez, TAA, and Anguissa left to play.
              May as well end it now.

            13. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

              Nice to see my gw1 punt Bowen doing great...