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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. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Jimenez OG

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

    Just thinking.

    A. Werner to Ings
    B. Werner to Jimenez
    C. Werner and Havertz to Maupay and Bruno -4
    D. Werner and Havertz to Vardy and Hamez

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

      Think again mate

  3. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Ok, I've stayed calm this whole time, but this GW can officially go f itself. With a cactus.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      😆

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Kinky

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Join the club. Son sub after bruno to son was the final straw for me

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

    Can’t be Jimmy own goal 🙁

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

    Oh I didn’t even get my Soucek goal? 😆 this gw is such a troll

    1. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Mate this will be a Soucek goal......get in

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

        Im not watching atm. Hope so!

        1. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Could have had a hat trick today

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      You have to sell him now.

  6. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    It was on target so how can it be an og?

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

    At least owners will have him for ourselves for the next few.....

  8. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Soucek on bench... jimi in team wow

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

    Jimmy own goal Soucek assist

  10. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Sold soucek, ayling, Vardy and Wilson on WC. Bought lamptey. this is unreal.

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

    Goal or own goal? Was it on target

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

      Definite goal.

  12. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Think I will save my transfer, Martial and Werner will probably get a haul next week the way this season is going...

  13. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Oh my what’s going on?

  14. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Anybody else do Soucek > Podence? 😀

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yep for a hit 🙁

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

      Soucek -> Foden for a hit.

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

    Told you guys Jiminez would score. An inspiring threat in the box, especially with those headers.

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

    Jimmy always gets his goal!

  17. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Son > Soucek done

    Kidding...

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

    Goal given to Soucek on FPL

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Gettin

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

    Give up....Soucek also out on my WC. This is not real?

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

    You couldn’t make it up this bad if you tried

  21. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    There will surely be changes in the wolves defense

    My hunch is Saiss and Vinagre getting the chop for dendocker and Podence

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

      At least that would vindicate my choice of Boly over Saïss

  22. Treadstone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Another few weeks like this and we'll all be looking for a new hobby.

  23. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Soucek goal confirmed

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

    Given as Soucek goal

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

    Soucek goal given

  26. Balls of Steel
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    What a ridiculous game week of results

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

      What a ridiculous start of the season...

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

    Interesting it was given to soucek

    Looked like an og?

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

      put glasses on

    2. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      not even close. header on target

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

      Slight deflection but it was almost certainly on target.

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

    I'm a jimmy owner and that's a clear own goal. Not even close to on target

  29. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    One more then we can say S0iss

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

    SOUCEEKKK FINALLY COMING GOOD

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

      Booooom

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

      Sure has 🙂 .. however its just been 3 gameweeks. @5.0 if he came good 2 games from now I'd have been glad too. There's no patience with players this year is what I've noticed.