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. Right In The Stanchion
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Where the Bamford Haterz at? He’s the English Jiménez

    • ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      if soucek shot was on target and only snicked off jiminez should that be an OG ?

      can anyone clarify this for me ?

      1. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        that's normally what happens. Very weird decision

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

        It was judged not on target

      3. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        I am very annoyed that he dint get the goal for that.

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

        It wasn’t on target

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

        If initial shot is off target it's an own goal, haven't seen the game, apparently that was the case.

      6. ZimZalabim
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        ok cheers guys

        consensus is that the shot was off target.

        Thanks for the replies.

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

      Can't believe I played Vinagre ahead of justin and Mitchell.

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

        Didnt lose much

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

          Every point counts.

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      We should all just pack it in tbh

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      I'm going to analyse what happened rationally tomorrow when the emotion has subsided and I can make a clear decision.

      But right now, it's beer time. F this week.

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

        Cheers

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

        Do you still own Soucek?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Removed on WC with the intention of getting him back once the fixtures picked up.

          This is my team:
          https://i.imgur.com/l9pZZQJ.png?1

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

            Bottoms up.

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

            Great team tbf. Keep the faith.

      3. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Cheers bud

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

        Tempted to get beers in after reading this

      5. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Will there be clear decisions any GW?

    • pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 1 hour 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. AA
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Terrible choices, 2 and 3.

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          ?

    • PlayPercentage
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      The first few GWs have been like pre-season games in the gym. Without any spectators.
      Add VAR into the mix and you get the crazy results we are seeing so far.

    • Garfield1001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour 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
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        No and no not worth repost

      2. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        nope. thats awful. at least now you know to never transfer out penalty takers

    • Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Just realised that a podence no show gives me bamford off the bench

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          You don’t deserve those points donkey

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

            What's a points donkey?

        • Fred54
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          What kind of fecker benches a viable forward?

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

            Lol

          2. Groot the Leveller
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            I have foden and he is a benching waiting to happen

            1. Groot the Leveller
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              22 days, 1 hour ago

              Oh and podence was always a rotation risk....

              1. Groot the Leveller
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                22 days, 1 hour ago

                I also left lampty and castagne on the bench... Played ayling so that worked, James did not

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

        My two Southampton players my only two points scorers! Did not see that coming haha

      3. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Did Jimenez have any chances? aside from the own goal

        1. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Jimenez was piss poor, but so was the entire team.

      4. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        -4 Captain Sterling Podence
        Jiménez OG, x3 Wolves players including Saiss = 0 pts what a gameweek.

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

          -4 capt?? Who was rhat?

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

        Any word on it Podence will be fit for next week?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          I'm chancing on it. Will have Bissouma coming on for him if he doesn't start. Will use my freebie to take out Son.

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

        If Il Pistolero could go into more detail on his last post that’d be great.

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

          Trollololol

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

        LMS safety score currently 15 including all the Wolves autosubs.

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

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

          I’m out then

        2. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          wow still in with 16

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

            Who left?

        3. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Very convenient that it's your current GW score!!

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

        Saiss for the chopping block ?

      9. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Did Kane get a red card?

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          No

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

          Is he red flagged?

        3. FF Dirtbag
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Oh OK fair does. Thought he got one

      10. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Live 3.8 mil rank with salah and Martinez to go, any similar ?

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

          2.8mill, salah and marti to go..
          Be doing well to get my usual top 10k finish at this rate!!

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Surely the anomalies have to stop ...

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

              Sorry bud, this is Covid FPL and these anomolies are gonna keep on coming. It's bl##dy crazy innit? Brace yourself!

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

          3.6M with 3 to go, after 10 thus far this week. We'll be ok.

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

          Try 5.3 million

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

        What's the story with son, hamstring injury? I only saw the 1st half and he looked fine.

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Yes hammy

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Mou expects out for a while I read

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

              so best to ship him then by sounds of it.. dammit!

        2. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Yep, hamstring

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

          Slipped in changing room

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Took my rank with him

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

          He got hamstring injury after you last saw him.

        5. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Yep he's gonna be out for a while

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

          Hamstring, and will be out for a while according to Mourinho

      12. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Anyone on single figures? 😆

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          DCL 6 points saved me from that ignominy

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

          10 from 8 including C!

          Ryan
          James Saiss
          KDB Foden Podence
          Werner Jimmy

          Triple up tomorrow.

      13. Fozzyb34r
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        33 with TAA, Salah(c) left. I should be happy right?

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

          Showing off?

          1. Fozzyb34r
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Not sure it’s possible to show off with a score of 33 haha

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Salah(c) could be golden

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

          almost double my current score..

        4. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Again, kick a man whilst he is down

      14. Infected by ebolasie
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Salah(C) to rescue the week? Wouldnt mind a mitro hattie either

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

          I took mitro out, so he's a cert to score with my luck this gw

      15. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Just seen this West Ham Wolves score. GW3 2020-21 is going down as the craziest, most extraordinary week in fantasy football ever. Projected #OR 5,344,802
        Onwards and upwards.

      16. adstomko
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Predictions next week based on this mad weekend...

        Wolves 4-0 Fulham
        Leicester 2-5 West Ham
        Newcastle 3-4 Burnley
        Leeds 4-6 Man City
        Arsenal 0-3 Sheffield Utd

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

          Predictions for tomorrow games?

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

            Realistically:
            Fulham 1-1 Villa
            Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal

        2. hixen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Wolves 1-3 Fulham
          Leicester 0-3 West Ham
          Newcastle 0-1 Burnley
          Leeds 5-0 Man City
          Arsenal 1-7 Sheffield Utd

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

          Not far off I reckon

      17. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Mahrez should start most games going ahead till Jesus is fit, right? They didn't have too many names to call on attack wise from the bench

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

          I hope so, that's why I got Mahrez in on my WC.

          1. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Fair enough, went with foden & kept timo
            Could've gone Mahrez & Bamford
            Well, on to next disappointment

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

        Castagne or Semedo?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 1 hour ago

          Cst

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

          Semedo

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

        On 16 with Salah, Trent & Martinez to go & Dallas to be subbed in for 6 points over Podence, could be worse?

      20. hixen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Sorry for my wildcard tears. Been playing this game about 9-10 seasons. This gw3 WC is killing it. Breaking every bad gw record, I have ever had. 14p from 9 players so far. 3 to go. Kane,Son,KDB,Werner,James(Che), Saiss, Podence, Jiménez, Mitchell.

        Can I have another WC please 😀

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

          Similar story here. You just have to laugh. At least we've plenty of gameweeks to catch up.

          1. Groot the Leveller
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            22 days, 1 hour ago

            Don't worry, just do a -20 for next week

      21. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        I did Auba Wilson to Son Jimmy last week

      22. Bookkeeper
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        Salah brace.
        Well done cappers

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

          What'd you call me?