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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
    2 months, 9 days 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
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Werner mate. He has to go

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days 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
    2 months, 9 days 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
      2 months, 9 days 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
        2 months, 9 days ago

        And don't be surprised if Leicester takes it home

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Son to bowen?

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      That boat will have sailed now!

  4. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A veritable bounty of points this week.

  5. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Son > Random generator ?

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days 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
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Lingard?

  6. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Next*

  7. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    This has been the weirdest gameweek.

    1. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Directed by David Lynch.

    2. Jimmers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      .....since the last gameweek

      1. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days 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
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Is bowen actually having a really good game?

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

      AFZA (C) for GW4?

    • JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days 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
        2 months, 9 days 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
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Means nothing only 3 GWs

      3. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I wish I could be that high

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

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

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

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

      Must hold strong...

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Yikes

      2. puhd
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Don’t double in defense.

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days 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
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Shaw says hi and would like to join the club

    • Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      So many WC fails this week ...

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days 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
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Just give up 🙂

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Game over!

      2. Alexis Nonsense
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days 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

    • Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Adama off
      Silva on.

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Filva on

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days 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
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Give it time

    • unclesbasement
        2 months, 9 days ago

        PAIN

      • mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Do I need to lose Soucek?

        1. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Maybe not!

      • thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days 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.

      • BobbyV
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days 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
            2 months, 9 days ago

            no

          • svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            8.9 sell then.

            1. Ibralicious
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Yes

          • Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            No

          • Chucky
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            No

          • Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            No selling price becomes 8.9

          • Arn De Gothia
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            You Ask this in your seventh season?

        2. Dybala10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          9 played and I am on 21 points after WC.

          Absolutely sick of this season.

        3. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

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

        4. Matjes_taet
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          I found no reasonable way to transfer Bowen out.

          Now i take pride in my "patience". 🙂

        5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Bowen almost with the hatty

        6. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Rich or DCL?

          1. iL PiStOlErO
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            DCL

        7. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Foden + Werner > Mitro + Bruno for a hit?

          1. Chucky
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Yes two peno takers in ASAP.

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

            Let Mitro play then wait for presser.

            1. Chucky
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              😀

            2. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              What about the midweek games?

          3. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Honeslty id rather have the first 2 next week

        8. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Son + Werner -> Vardy + Havertz/Mahrez

          For a hit??

        9. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days 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.