Dugout Discussion

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. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Does fpl have their own panel who make the desicions? Thought it's opta stats?

  2. Slouch87
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Dildos will be buzzing in the Gold and Sullivan households this evening.

    1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Haha

  3. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Never ever, in my wildest dreams id have thought saiss, coady and jimi would have got me -1 against Westham.

    I'm due to beat my wc team from last season that brought me in 25 points in its 1st gw

  4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    How many are happy with their WC?

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Here. WC last week.

    2. LSK
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      15 points from it so far with Martinez to play. Could have gone better tbh.

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Think I gained 40 points gw2 WC and lost about 40 on gw1 team now. So think I broke even. Happy on Team Value!

  5. thepoet85
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 1 hour ago

    Ok let's get it out of the way..... Score call
    ..

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      19 on wc.. 2 to play(martinez and salah) stupendous

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      25(-8) with TAA, Salah and Mitro left

    3. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      18 with salah and Martinez to play

    4. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      45 with Trent Salah and mitrovic to go.

      1. thepoet85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Brilliant score this week.

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

        Grats

    5. xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      15 with salah,trent,martinez,anguissa to play

      Feel sick to the stomach

      1. diabydoesgallas
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Awful

    6. TAT
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      16. Martinez, Salah and TAA to play.

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      46 plus Salah (C), TAA and Martinez to go.

      Unjustly pleases (very lucky with City blank and debatable penalty calls)

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        *pleased

      2. thepoet85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Nice.

      3. diabydoesgallas
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Very nice

      4. stat sifter 888888
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Very nice.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Thanks all, never had such luck

            1. diabydoesgallas
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              It’s not all luck!

      5. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        16 with Salah and Martinez to go. Wildcard. Feel sick.

      6. Andre W
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        29 with Salah, TAA and Mitro.

      7. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        27 with Martinez Trent and Salah to go

      8. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        8 on WC with TAA, Salah and..erm..Wijnaldum to play.

        1. thepoet85
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          The less said the better. On to next week mate.

          1. Hairy Potter
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Yep, absolute shocker. Never mind it's just a bit of fun 🙂

      9. thepoet85
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Looking like an average of 17 points. Rough week!!!

      10. stat sifter 888888
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          34 from 10 basically because of 2 of the worst penalties you will see in your entire life. Salah no (c) to go.

        • Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          20 with 3 to go, captain played

          1. Cajunfit
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            that is me exactly. I guess misery loves company

        • The Legend Squad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          45, Auba and Robertson to play. Would be happy to hit 50

          1. thepoet85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Would feel like a ton this week.

          2. stat sifter 888888
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Good stuff, well played to resist the KDB pressure lol.

          3. Rassi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            37 with TAA and Robbo to play

          4. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            35 with Martinez left. WC

          5. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            18 with Martinez and robbo to go. Brutal

          6. LSK
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            15 just Martinez to play.

          7. Pipermaru
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            53, TAA Robbo and Reed to Play 🙂

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Super!

              1. Pipermaru
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                22 days, 1 hour ago

                Licking wounds after abysmal GW1, not panicking, sticking to plan, so far so good.

          8. Carcetti
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            37 with TAA and Salah left

          9. villa_til_i_die
            • 9 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            44 with Salah and Willian to go, looks quite good considering!!

          10. GoonerSteve
            • 10 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            43 with Gabriel, Auba, Salah and Watkins to go.

            Solid enough week apart from KDB (c).

          11. thepoet85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Rough for most of us, onwards we go.

          12. thepoet85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            I'm on 36 with Salah and TAA to go.

          13. Granville
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            42 with Martinez, TAA, Salah and Watkins to play.

        • supperspout
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Lovely stuff

        • COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Triple Wolves, triple zero hahahahaha

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            With you there.

            2pt Taylor Autosub!!

            1. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Beat you there with 1pt Mitchell

            2. KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              1 point Mitchell 🙁

          2. jason_ni
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            better than my triple wolves, -1!

            1. villa_til_i_die
              • 9 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Bad day at the office for Wolves!!

          3. Hairy Potter
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Better than me! I had Coady, Sais and Jimi (c)

            1. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              No way. Omg.

          4. Granville
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Considering they all played 90 mins, that's some going.

        • Drizz ✅
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Salah captainers, looking good so far?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Yes, never had such a good start to a season

          2. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Looked good for kdb after Werner fail

          3. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Yes. Massive haul tomorrow

        • FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Leeds double defence massive rank protector today.

          May gamble on losing Jimi for Ings (c) still.

          Wolves look very poor.

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Was it an OG? Radio saying Soucek.

          Hopefully either way enough to stop him dropping I hope.

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            FPL have changed it to OG.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Damn

        • Bookkeeper
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          is West Ham's win the best performance by a team so far this season?

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

          Crazy GW!

          1. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Can you pls lower the LMS safety score ??

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

              I'll try to make my score the safety score.

              1. stat sifter 888888
                  22 days, 1 hour ago

                  What did you get?

          2. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Dam it. Back to 45 points.

            1. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Huge score

            2. jason_ni
              • 4 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              poor you mate! Try going back to 19!!!

          3. The Mighty Hippo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            I may as well hang on to my wildcard then.

          4. Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            18 points from 9 players. Awful, awful season.

            1. Flynny
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              beating you....

          5. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            19 off 8 on wildcard.

            Lost for words

            1. Dacra
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              14 for me!

            2. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              17 here from 8

            3. LSK
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              15 from 10.

          6. Dacra
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Saiss, Podence, Jimmi.

            Zero.

            14 points with Martinez, VVD, Salah to go.

            Worst week I can remember ever.

          7. Egg noodle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Guys wtf is going on

            1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Standard 2020. Keep up

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                22 days, 1 hour ago

                😆

          8. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Down to 300k and falling fast

            1. Dacra
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Raise you 4m.

              1. Miguel Sanchez
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                22 days, 1 hour ago

                Prob not that many points between us

          9. Bury94
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Getting 0 points from each of my 3 Wolves players is mighty impressive

            1. Hairy Potter
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              -1 from mine including captain

          10. TimoTime
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Wolves and city the new whipping boys.... ok then

            1. Garlana
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Lol

            2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Don't forget Chelsea

          11. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Well this defence needs work now, wasn't anticipating this.

            TAA James Saiss Davies Ferguson

          12. Old Bull
            • 7 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Looking at this GW who would have looked for clean sheets from West Ham, Leeds and Southampton.

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Weird season

          13. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            The team

            McCarthy Steer
            TAA Dier Saiss Justin Mitchel
            KDB Son Podence Bruno Havertz
            Jimmy Brewster Mitro

            Has to be a WC no? Transfer already made. Looks like easy - 8 coming. I hate -8 when I have WC in my pocket

            1. Chucky
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Yes press the button

            2. TheDragon
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Why -8

              Just get rid of Son

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

              How many others would you change?

            4. B.D.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Nah, just replace Son

          14. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Hope some turnip ends up with triple West Ham in their Wildcard. They're back to being muck once Moyeseh is allowed back into training / stadiums.

          15. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            David Moyes proving what all the Corporates already knew - people work better from home...

          16. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            1.4m OR. Salah, TAA, Davis still to play this week. WC still in tact

            Does this mean I’m actually doing okay?!?!? What a crazy start to the season

            1. Daniel - Go Granville
              • 11 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Show off

          17. Strchld
            • 4 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Worst season start ever. Whatever Im doing its going wrong. Just will leave like it is for next week...

            1. villa_til_i_die
              • 9 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Yep, leaving team alone is the new Wildcard!!

          18. QUEN
            • 1 Year
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Why is son 25%? I thought Mourinho didn’t say much in the post game interview

            1. QUEN
              • 1 Year
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Also those that watched vardy interview he said his fine for next week

          19. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            0 points from Podence, Saiss & Jimmy, things you love to see.