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. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Davies >> James/Lamptey here? Or ditch Werner?

    McCarthy
    TAA, Saiss, Justin, Davies
    Salah, KDB, Rodríguez, Zaha
    Werner, Ings
    (Nyland, Bissouma, Mitchell, Davis)

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Werner mate. He has to go

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Nobody has to go anymore. This season is unpredictable.... Werner bound to score a hattrick next week when everyone has sold him.

  2. Captain Hindsight
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    I don’t remember a season like this one and it’s only 3 weeks in....

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Leicester winning season was a bit crazy but this one has started as a strong candidate....

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        And don't be surprised if Leicester takes it home

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Son to bowen?

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      That boat will have sailed now!

  4. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    If WH can keep the CS Soucek will be my top scorer with his mighty 3 points!

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      A veritable bounty of points this week.

  5. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Son > Random generator ?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      The key is to pick a 5.5 to 6.5 m that no one has ever thought of

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Lingard?

  6. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Mitovic is going to feast On this def this GW...

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Next*

  7. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    This has been the weirdest gameweek.

    1. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Directed by David Lynch.

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      .....since the last gameweek

      1. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        This gameweek was weirder lol. Last minute penalties, big players blanking, Son injury, City losing, Chelsea and Spurs tie, Wolves losing i could go on and on...

  8. unclesbasement
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Is bowen actually having a really good game?

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    AFZA (C) for GW4?

  10. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    I'm not one to gloat but I reckon by the end of GW3 I'll be sitting pretty at 4m OR. 😎

    Jealous much? I'm just off to commit harakiri.

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Lol, like it!, gotta have a sense of humour or you’d go mad the way this is going!

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Means nothing only 3 GWs

    3. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      I wish I could be that high

  11. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Adama poor. Podence & Neto likely to start next one. Provided that Podence is fit!

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Utter disaster. Double Wolves defense to replace double Southampton...

    Must hold strong...

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      How is your wc going ? I got rid of vardy for Jimmy ....

      1. puhd
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Yikes

    2. puhd
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Don’t double in defense.

  13. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Saiss officially the most out of position defender in a premier league game ever. Giving Thiago Silva a run for his money 😀

    1. Tuchap - Lurker
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Shaw says hi and would like to join the club

  14. Balls of Steel
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    So many WC fails this week ...

  15. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    End of GW2: Let’s WC and load up MCI and WOL and captain Werner v WBA
    End of GW3: Take hits to get rid of MCI WOL and Werner
    End of GW4?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Just give up 🙂

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Game over!

    2. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      GW4: Salah blanks, get rid for Bale who will f up his knee in the first 45min, Vardy in for Werner for countless 2 pointers

  16. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Adama off
    Silva on.

  17. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Filva on

  18. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    35m for this semeda fellow seems like a waste. Somenrubbish footballers can play wingback just need some stamina and crossing like moses and alonso. Why waste 35m

    Also the bayern game showed he cant defend

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Give it time

  19. unclesbasement
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    PAIN

  20. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Do I need to lose Soucek?

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Maybe not!

  21. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    I’m on 20pts after WC, but I actually feel quite serene about it all.

    Nothing you can do about Podence & Son injuries. And, despite how they looked this week, I still think City & Wolves players continue to be good picks going forward.

    Going forward, I definitely need to target more penalty takers with my FT’s though.

  22. BobbyV
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    If Son drops from 9.1 to 9.0, does my selling price remain @ 9.0? (I got him @ 8.9)

    1. Joey Tribbiani
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      no

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      8.9 sell then.

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        Yes

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      No

    4. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      No

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      No selling price becomes 8.9

    6. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      You Ask this in your seventh season?

  23. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    9 played and I am on 21 points after WC.

    Absolutely sick of this season.

  24. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    My GW has been reduced to hoping that Soucek gets an unlikely CS point.

  25. Matjes_taet
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    I found no reasonable way to transfer Bowen out.

    Now i take pride in my "patience". 🙂

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Bowen almost with the hatty

  27. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Rich or DCL?

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      DCL

  28. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Foden + Werner > Mitro + Bruno for a hit?

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Yes two peno takers in ASAP.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Let Mitro play then wait for presser.

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        😀

      2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 11 hours ago

        What about the midweek games?

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 11 hours ago

      Honeslty id rather have the first 2 next week

  29. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    Son + Werner -> Vardy + Havertz/Mahrez

    For a hit??

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 11 hours ago

    My word, after taking a 44 point hit and getting Vardy in then seeing him flagged, I have gone and activated my FH.

    WC chip or even FH pretty useless tbf but at least I have wiped up that mofo hit.

    Going by loads of comments, most have seen their WC's go up in flames. Now I will be getting back my WC team lol.