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
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

    • ZimZalabim
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day ago

        that's normally what happens. Very weird decision

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

        It was judged not on target

      3. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

      4. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        It wasn’t on target

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

        ok cheers guys

        consensus is that the shot was off target.

        Thanks for the replies.

    • DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

        Didnt lose much

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Every point counts.

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

      We should all just pack it in tbh

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers

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

        Do you still own Soucek?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Bottoms up.

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

            Great team tbf. Keep the faith.

      3. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers bud

      4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Tempted to get beers in after reading this

      5. FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Will there be clear decisions any GW?

    • pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Terrible choices, 2 and 3.

        1. pablo discobar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          ?

    • PlayPercentage
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day 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
      2 months, 1 day 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, 1 day ago

        No and no not worth repost

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

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

    • Groot the Leveller
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 1 day ago

          You don’t deserve those points donkey

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            What's a points donkey?

        • Fred54
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          What kind of fecker benches a viable forward?

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

            Lol

          2. Groot the Leveller
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            I have foden and he is a benching waiting to happen

            1. Groot the Leveller
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

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

              1. Groot the Leveller
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

      3. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Did Jimenez have any chances? aside from the own goal

        1. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

      4. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          -4 capt?? Who was rhat?

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

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

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          Trollololol

      7. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        LMS safety score currently 15 including all the Wolves autosubs.

        https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

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

          I’m out then

        2. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          wow still in with 16

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Who left?

        3. panda07
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

      8. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Saiss for the chopping block ?

      9. FF Dirtbag
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Did Kane get a red card?

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          No

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

          Is he red flagged?

        3. FF Dirtbag
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Oh OK fair does. Thought he got one

      10. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Surely the anomalies have to stop ...

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

          Try 5.3 million

      11. jason_ni
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yes hammy

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Mou expects out for a while I read

            1. jason_ni
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 1 day ago

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

        2. The Red Devil
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yep, hamstring

        3. Drizz ✅
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Slipped in changing room

          1. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Took my rank with him

        4. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          He got hamstring injury after you last saw him.

        5. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Yep he's gonna be out for a while

        6. Duderino
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

        Anyone on single figures? 😆

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          DCL 6 points saved me from that ignominy

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

          10 from 8 including C!

          Ryan
          James Saiss
          KDB Foden Podence
          Werner Jimmy

          Triple up tomorrow.

      13. Fozzyb34r
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          Showing off?

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

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

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Salah(c) could be golden

        3. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          almost double my current score..

        4. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Again, kick a man whilst he is down

      14. Infected by ebolasie
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Predictions for tomorrow games?

          1. adstomko
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          Not far off I reckon

      17. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

          1. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

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

      18. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Castagne or Semedo?

        1. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Cst

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

          Semedo

      19. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day 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
        2 months, 1 day 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
          2 months, 1 day 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
            2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

        I did Auba Wilson to Son Jimmy last week

      22. Bookkeeper
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Salah brace.
        Well done cappers

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          What'd you call me?