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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. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    This is such an un-Wolves performance

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Soucek goal

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      The amounts of tranfers out this is hilarious 😀

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Finally.

  4. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I've never even heard of this Bowen fella.

  5. puhd
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Godddd what to do with Soucek? So frustrating.

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Own goal

    1. puhd
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Soucek got an assist at least?

  7. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Soucek now playing in midfield. No more marauding runs. Seems he will come up when drawing or behind, but stay deep when winning.

  8. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    OMG

  9. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    😎

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Jimenez own goal

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      FFS - you couldn't make it up !

  11. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is 37 a good score?

    1. UnitedRthebest
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Better than mine

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bowen is going to get a hattrick. Abysmal defending from Saiss he's trying to hand them goals at this point. No point having attacking returns when you can't do your basics as a defender :/

    3. KnightSlayer
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      My Highest scorer this week is Bamford

      1. GAMBIT
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Mine is McCarthy

      2. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Ings here

        1. Matjes_taet
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Bowen here.

    4. Tcheco
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Jimmy OG?

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Really?

    5. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Oh F off wolves.

    6. LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Soucek 1st on my bench of course...

    7. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah...knew it Soucek > Foden

    8. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Jimmy OG

      LOL

    9. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Soucek 🙂

    10. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Jimenez 😆

    11. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Jimi own goal?!!!!

    12. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I had Bowen GW1

        I knew

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Jimenez goal threat

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This is a joke. Like. Laughably bad.

        Think this is a new low

      • TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Soucek 🙁

      • KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Wow... OG!

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Lol jimmy own goal.. can't make it up...

      • GAMBIT
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        This assist is the only attacking return I got the whole gw

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        SOUUUUUUUCEK!!!!!!!!!!!!

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          happy now?

          1. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Glad I played Soucek as I was between him and Ayling. Needed something as I have had a bad GW so far (like most)

      • Tuchap - Lurker
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Well I did hope Jiminez would score