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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. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Hi all, need to take some measures here after a dreadful GW. Thinking -8 for below? Yay or nay?

    Son + Saiss > Bruno + Vinagre/4.6 DEF (already own Justin, Lamptey, Mitchell)

    -8.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Would not recommend a -8! It’s a total lottery right now

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I might not even get 11 out next week at this rate!

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I wouldn’t have this week. And would have got more from ASM, Bissouma and Justin than my -8 for Saiss, Zaha and KDB

  2. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Who can beat my 1 point from 3 Wolves players?

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Replied to your FanTeam subs question

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        @Camzy, can you please see my team on the previous page, is it worth a WC?

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      0 from 2?

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

      0 points from Jimmy, Podence, Saiss.

    4. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Someone got -1 including captain

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Hello o/

    5. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      0 from 1 here. Feels a success haha

    6. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      0 from 0
      Mitchell 1 coming in for Podence

    7. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      -1 from my 3 wolves players including Jimi captain

    8. R Whites
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      0 from 3....and 14 on a WC so far!

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    When will we know about Podence's injury status? I've exact money to do Podence to Mahrez!

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

    10 points from 8 including my captain...I want to see someone with anything close. Go!

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

      Ryan (1)
      TAA Robbo James (1) Saiss (0)
      Salah KDB (4) Podence (0) Foden (2)
      Jimmy (0) Werner (2)

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        You have triple Liverpool tho

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

          Yep, certainly think things will turn around!

  5. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I just cannot believe this season thus far. Asolutely 'kin mental :(.
    W.C. for a lift I thought. I just give up, really you couldn't make this joke up.

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yep. Gw 3. I’m past caring.

  6. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Salahzero + Trentzero coming up next...

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

      Salah haul

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

        3 penalties, assist and a solo goal incoming...

  7. puhd
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Soucek only gets 1 assist and West Ham score 4 goals? He’s the best man there!

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

    Transferring Vardy out for Jimenez was a disaster. I thought Soucek was gonna partially rescue my gameweek but those joyless bastards gave a ridiculous og instead. Oh well. I'm still a fair bit above the average and I'm a West Ham fan so shouldn't complain too much.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Haha ouch! Well taken though pal, only a game after all

    2. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Unlucky fpl wise, but I’d take my team winning 4-0 over fpl any day!!

  9. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    FPL podcast live

    https://youtu.be/j438i5YPEJQ

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I would rather die.

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        lol

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Is that you?

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Is this FPL Oven's or FPL Dishwasher's podcast?

      Prefer FPL Bonsai Trees content...

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

    Werner likely to drop twice?

  11. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Took out Vardy as part of an 8 point hit to get KDB, Jimenez and Podence.

    Can anybody beat that?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Loool

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      That’s grim!!

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Took out 5 players who got returns this GW and currently have 11pts from 8 including captain.

  12. El Magico5
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    17 with 3 to play. Lets goooo.

    Only way is up as they say

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

      That's not bad. 10 with 3 to play here.

  13. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Where should I focus for next week?

    A) Sell Doherty (thinking Leicester/Wolves on the rebound)
    B) Martial (thinking Wilson/Wood/Adams)

  14. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Repost sorry no replies

    Guys team
    Ryan
    Taa Taylor kwp Justin ferguson
    Salah kdb son* podence* soucek
    Werner dcl Brewster

    2.0m itb already used ft.. What to do here?

    A) son to mahrez -4
    B) son podence to mahrez Barnes -8

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

      A unless Podence is out

    2. AA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Son to Zaha/Barnes

  15. Mr. Mystic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Werner to Vardy?

    1. AA
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes.

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

      Hold. He has a knock

      1. AA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Vardy himself mentioned he'll be fine

  16. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    FPL has officially gone down the toilet

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

    Still 17 points. Jimmy 0, Podence 0 and Saiss 0. Fantastic WC.

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

    Did anyone make points from a transfer this GW?

    Any good news out there?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Depends on Auba tomorrow

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

        One final knife in the back.

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

      Lamptey...no sorry. He came in for KWP...

  19. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Seems to be a tricky little season this. Love me a bit of challenge.

  20. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Penalties>Form>Fixture

  21. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Vinagre
    Salah KDB Podence Soucek
    Werner Martial Mitrovic
    (Steer, Shaw Bissouma Ferguson)
    0.4ITB 1FT

    Plan was Martial to Jiménez but now I’m not sure now.
    Might just bank the transfer and make 2-3 after the break. Just know I’ll suffer again next week though
    Thoughts?

  22. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

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    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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    BROSSTAN Fantasy Football Scout Member6 Years5 mins ago
    Jimenez what a dud... Why did I pick an overpriced penalty merchant.. maupay the much better pick

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    BENDAVIES 7 Years4 mins ago
    Look at their next 4 fixtures ffs

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    STAT SIFTER 888888 3 mins ago
    They will come back.

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    CHUCKY 6 Years3 mins ago
    Maupay,Bamford and Robinson
    the ideal front three...

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    IL PISTOLERO 1 Year4 mins ago
    Ramsdale Steer
    TAA KWP Mitchell Taylor Justin
    Salah Sterling Son Romeu Bisso
    Vardy Werner Davies

    2ft, 0.5 itb

    All different but what do you like the most:

    A) Son + Werner to Bruno + DCL

    B) Son + Werner to Rashford + Jimenez

    C) Son + Werner to James + Martial

    D) Son to Rash

    E) Son to James

    1. Fozzyb34r
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Wowzers

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      * major copy/paste fail. Apologies

    3. Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      ??

    4. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Whatever

    5. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      thanks for sharing

    6. Andre W
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A probably

    7. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Copy and past gone horribly wrong

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        This yes. Basically copied the whole article haha.

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        But the irony is I got more replies on this then when I post question here

  23. Khalico
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Son to ???
    Already have Barnes, Salah, Sterling, 4.5m
    Any suggestions?

    1. Demi
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Havertz

  24. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Where can I see game by game stats for last season? Not on FPL official site right?

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Google

  25. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Crazy gameweek and a strange start of this season... At least my wildcard is still intact, if that even means anything right now.

  26. Drizz ✅
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Son > Bruno?

    1.5m itb

  27. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is there any double captain with 0 ?

    1. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I mean Jimmy (c). I have lost my sanity

  28. pablo discobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Options for son -

    1.Sell for Havertz.

    2. Sell for Pereira and do James Rod to Bruno

    3. Sell for 5.5 and do Wood to Vardy

    1. abhirup780
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Wait till next Friday. World may end.

  29. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Let's be honest now this game is completely random.

    Might just FH to the following team fo4 next week

    Ramsdale
    Azpilicueta Ake Konsa
    Rodri Wijnaldum Shelvey(c) Greenwood McNeil
    Maupay Ayew

    146 points

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Great captain pick 😀

    2. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      New handball rule and lack of fans making the season a mockery

  30. We Will Klopp you
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Annoyed at myself for initially picking Sterling over KDB, now gonna have to waste a transfer reversing that decision

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      How come?

      1. We Will Klopp you
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        KDB looks much more reliable and dangerous, penalties, set pieces and now open play goal threat, Sterling tends to have hot and cold spells of form, I knew all this before so it was silly of me to go with Sterling.

        1. We Will Klopp you
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Just tried to be too clever with low ownership