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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. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Team in the link, should I WC?

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

      Post the team.

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      No just a -8

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Get rid of Son and you are fine

    4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Post the team or no

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

      Without looking,no.

      Do it next GW,international break and transfer window close so picture will be clearer.

    6. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Scared of virus. Not clicking.

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

    Rice is doing all the hard work so Soucek can stay higher.

    If Chelsea get him would be massive for them

  3. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Soucek gets the assist

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      My FPL app still shows the Soucek goal though?

  4. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    High quality trolling by the goal committee, or whatever they are called.

  5. Eastman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Ings or Jimmy?

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      lol

    2. AA
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Only reason I picked Ings over Jimi is because I've Podence for Wolves cover.

  6. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Now on 11 from 8 including (C)!

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Nice
      3 to go

  7. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Soucek essential ?

    1. fantasyfog
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Lol you couldn't make it up

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

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

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Delicious

  9. Valkyrie
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    One of the worst gameweek ever!

  10. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    23 points with Sala (C) and Martinez left. Green arrows incoming!

  11. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    I don’t even know what a good decision looks like anymore, so many let downs...

    1. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Keep calm and play on my friend

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        Oh I’m calm lol just amazed at what we’ve seen in these first game weeks

        1. KUN+10
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Thats why we are addicted to this game

    2. JustPark
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Don't listen to her. Just pull out.

  12. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    jimmy own goal counted

    1. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      AOL Dial Up?

  13. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    The gods know I captained Jimmy

  14. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Booooo
    Needed that Soucek goal

  15. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    My double wolves defence went well.. much like the rest of my team

  16. Drizz ✅
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Jiminez > Ings,

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      No no no no no

    2. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      That cannot be a good move with Wolves fixtures

  17. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Stuart P on the phone to his mrs making sure he had Soucek 1st on the bench after Podence no show

  18. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    og lol

  19. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Kwp is my highest scorer. Well tied with DCL. Wow

  20. Groot the Leveller
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Wtf is going on...

  21. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    West Ham to sack Moues after this? Look a much better team without him on the bench lol

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Work from is advised...

  22. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    After everyone sold Bowen he gets a brace, why is this game like this?

  23. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    19 with Martinez and salah to go, any worse? On WC too 🙁

    1. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Pretty much same

    2. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Yeah mate 15 with martinez Salah and Robbo to play

  24. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Come on Saiss turn with a conciliation goal

  25. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Mitrovic haul badly needed to save my GW...

  26. Karhumies
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Jimenez captain. 25 from 10 with 6 points extra coming off the bench since no show Podence.

  27. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    The only way to top this GW off is a Salah Red Card. Bookmark this

  28. fantasyfog
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Strange strange days, I'm wc'ing and doing auto pick

  29. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Moyes not being there factor

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    We are living in the twilight zone...