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

    The fact that I’m just happy my player didn’t get an OG...

  2. beric
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Yes soucek, kinda sad i sold you last night now

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

    Soucek goal?

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

      Naturally. Took - 8 for geting rid of him and Bednarek this week. Replaced with Keane and Liverpool Thiago (who is not on the pitc in my team... And changed captain from Brüno to Werner 1 hour before trade deadline. Not good managing of the team.

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

    They've given the goal to Soucek for now. Wouldn't be surprised if it goes down as an OG though.

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

    Mark owns Jimmy?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hope so

  6. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Goal given to Soucek

  7. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I'm sat on 13 points from 8 including (C) and although it hurts, I'm really not worried and the last thing I'm going to let it do it bleed into the week.

    If you're in a bad spot and want to make a move, do it today and then get away for the week. If you mull over your team all week at this stage and after a freak week like that, you'll have spent way too much time over analyzing trends, etc. that really are not yet fully formed.

    Team btw..

    Ryan
    TAA Robbo James Saiss
    Salah KDB Foden Podence
    Jimmy Werner

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Good shout. Done my move already Martial -> Jimi.

      Pickford
      TAA Robbo Doh
      KDB Rod JWP ASM
      Werner Jimi DCL

      Good potential but can't be bothered to worry about whether it'll actually get any points.

  8. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any shot on target that is deflected is always given to the attacker, I haven't seen every angle but never looked like an og

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes. It was never an OG

  9. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Does Semedo keep his place next week?

  10. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    The towers people all own Jimmy

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

    Soucek nowhere near BAPs haha all those missed chances

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

      Brace incoming

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

    Jiminez-> Martial done. 😀

    1. Pia06rc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You've just brought in Martial?!

  13. Le Bluff
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Well, Soucek and Auba > KDB (c) and Podence has not worked out well...

  14. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Gonna sound like an ass but it's surprising how many people don't know the rules. If the shot is on target, it's awarded to the attacker.

  15. Clam. ☘️
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Big point swing that as a Jimmy and Soucek owner lol

  16. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Son + Werner -> Vardy + Havertz/Mahrez

    For a hit, maybe?

  17. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Looks like an OG

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

      Certainly does and I'm a Soucek owner.

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

    Won't mind if Wolves get a dirty penalty thru VAR... Super desperate times!!

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

      I’m begging

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

    Jimmy always get favorable treatment from FPL because he has so many casual owners. It's why I picked him

  20. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    After kevin captain fail ... now should have some soucek points but you said is not soucek’s goal ?

  21. Gazza2000
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Feck me, did Soucek to Podence for a hit

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

      Ouch. I considered that

    2. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Same!

  22. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I hoped for some luck with Soucek after awful first 3 gws so I'll take this.

  23. Stand By Mee
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Jimi will score. Patience

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

      Nah, I own him.

  24. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    It's a own goal.

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

      How? Soucek flicks it on towards goal

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

    Auba hattie coming up. Might place some cash on him getting at least a brace.

  26. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pretty sure my GW1 side is 50pts ahead of my team now

  27. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    U can basically predict marks team with all these dubious fpl calls

  28. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    I'm staking an early claim to feature in Rough with the Smooth this GW:

    Auba / Soucek / Vardy > KdB (c) / Foden / Jimenez for -12

    Already 29 points down and Auba still to play.

  29. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    My team looks great for next week, so expect a 1m rank drop right?

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

    RIP to the people who went without Liverpool players on WC - only reliable source of points

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

      You dare to say that before their game? Theyll probs lose 6-0

    2. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Happy to be sat with Robbo/TAA/Salah despite an awful week.

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Some don’t have Trent 😆

    4. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Say this tomorrow...3-0 to the Arsenal