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

    Consecutive red arrows from a 4.5m GW1 rank was not part of the plan

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

      Early doors. Seems loads are up sh*t creek. Bit more fun to try claw it back I guess

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

        That's what i said after GW1. Can't even be sure of a green arrow these days until I'm out of the top 7 million

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

    Should I reverse my -8 and go Saiss+Zaha+KDB >> Egan+ASM+Auba for another -8? 🙂

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

      Looks good

    2. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      yes in fact why not take another -8 to make it -24, surely that will fix it

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Haha

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

        You still sour from the late pen. Deserved a point 🙂

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 2 days ago

    How did son look out for any time or back for next gw?

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      A few weeks was what was said. Won’t be next week. Maybe after the Int break.

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

      Hammy I think, could be out for a while

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

      No chance. He's out for a while

  4. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    My defence:
    James 1, Shaw 1, Saiss 0

    My bench:
    McCarthy 6, Bertrand 8, Dier 2, Soucek 6

    I did play Meslier instead of McCarthy though!

  5. Das Boot
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Jimenez scored again !!!

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

      The postman always delivers, just sometimes to the wrong door

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

        Nice 🙂

      2. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        🙂

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yeah he's flying.

  6. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days 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 out of these:

    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. Duderino
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      You know if you transfer Werner out now he will haul against Palace, right?

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

        Probably this is why there is D and E. Thinking of keeping yes. F... price changes.

  7. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Are there likely to be any Double Gameweeks before end of year? Debating whether to WC now

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

      No way to know for sure, but surely you will have time to load up on the players when that time comes

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

      At least wait for one more week for international break

  8. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Pep has spent £400m on defenders when Díaz comes in.

      Cancelo cost £58m apparently. Doesn’t even play

      Why has Bernardo been dropped last two seasons?

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

        Bernardo injured?

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

        Bernardo too busy tweeting dodgy tweets to Mendy and crying over football twitter 14 year olds.

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

        Think he must have made fun of Pep's fashion sense.

      4. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Pep is finished?

    • Lubic87
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      36 last week. WC this week. 18 with 3 to go.

      Triple Wolves x 0 pts, and 5 of my binned players got returns.

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

        Oh no

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Sorry to hear that
        Heads up

      3. Captain Hindsight
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        About the same!

        19 with 3 to go

    • Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Well then. Today was tough. But I still have 6 players playing tomorrow—so what if they mostly all play against each other?

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

        Lol

    • adstomko
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I think Castagne has equalled his assist count from last season already.
      WTF.

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

        Castgoatne

    • Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Up to 107k and Salah TAA and Robbo to play!

      Not bad

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

        We have a winnner! What you doing next?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Wilson to Maupay next

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

        Christian Fuchs off.

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

          Well done, thousands above you don’t have a clue what they’re doing, chance for a nosebleed season.

          1. Peter Ouch
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Only thing I changed massively this year is to watch lots of games.
            Looks like i can judge better than the fpl experts.

            Not being cocky but I am just sharing my process.
            I might end up less than 1 million but I enjoy taking my own decisions

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

              Keep it going!

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Agree
            GL mate.
            Go and have a crack at it

      3. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Who do you have?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Team is

          McCarthy

          Robbo taa Digne Justin Mitchell
          Salah kdb Podence pereira Bissouma
          Wilson dcl ings

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

        Not bad at all pal

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

        Do you have a podcast?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Haha yes, toilet talk its called

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Great.
            Give me the audio version only

            1. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 2 days ago

              It's dirty 🙂

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

          Lol

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Or can we borrow the rabbit foot?

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

        Nice! How many points?

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Thanks mate
          191 and I did Soucek to Podence for a hit!

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

            Oh fairs. Im on 171 which is a pretty good start compared to what I usually get

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

        111k with Mo&TAA still to play. That Party was wild!

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Well done Luis!

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

            Gracias amigo. 1pt less then you. GL pushing forward

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Completely at a loss. Son > Pereira? On pens and form and with nice fixtures (whatever that is these days).

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

        Son > Madisson

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

          This

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

        Is he definitely on pens?

      3. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        He is definitely a decent option.

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

      Oh well, man. Oh well.

      Anyone keeping Werner through his price drops? Or has that ship sailed?

      Would you use FT on him out for Ings, or DCL (Hamez double up)?

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

        I might just keep. Honestly think he could score a brace with how this is going. I have Ings though. Would be DCL or Jim for me

      2. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Keeping Werner, he will get a haul next week for sure

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        If they get Ziyech and Pulisic back Chelsea will be a different team. I'm holding him.

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

        I'd definitely be doing the Ings transfer. That Chelsea team is going to take a while to settle

      5. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I have, The price his has happened already and he might succumb to another no doubt. Cant change a player after a bad performance,. Chelsea were of it but showed in the 2nd half that they have it in them to score goals. Got to hope he will soon become a part of that

    • Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Leicester today had 0.6 non penalty xG. It is a crazy season so far.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Another fan fact is that last season Leicester has been awarded 7 penalties. Now they've got 5 after 3 games.

    • Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Really need a Liverpool blank tomorrow from the defence and Salah.

    • Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Might do Son - Mount this GW.

        How long will son be out for?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Several weeks.

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

        My great WC team that has got me a grand total of 8 with 3 to go. Jimi captain as he always delivers lol

        Ryan (Steel)
        TAA Saiss Coady (Lamptey Mitchell)
        Salah KDB Greenwood Foden Wijnaldum
        Werner Jimi (Davis)

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Mitrovic brace tomorrow, Fulham for the win.

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Wouldn’t surprise me.

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

          I have him so its 2pts

        3. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I really hope so, Mitro needs to save my gameweek

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Just seen Jimmy and Saiss didn't play which means I get Keane and Mitchell off the bench. Every point counts in such a dire game week 🙂

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Muahaha

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          What you doing with Saiss now? Keeping or selling?

        3. yalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Jimmy played lol

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

            Whoosh

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

              Hahahahaha

          2. Chilli Heatwave
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Think it’s reference to their 0 points ha

        4. Jässi
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Jiminez played full game?

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        So, owners of Saiss and Jimenez who are u getting from the bench ?

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

          ?

        2. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          😆

      • Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        45 points all out post baps. WC activated also. Been a tough week for a lot but I’ve had a horrendously bad first 2gws also.

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

          Gg

      • Baby Face Nelson
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Castagne or Lamptey?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Both.

        2. HM2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Son >

          a) Maddison
          b) Barnes
          c) Rashford

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

        100 percent of David Moyes' Premier League wins in August, September or October since he left Manchester United have come without David Moyes being present at the ground

      • Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Son to Barnes?

        Have 9.5 to spend

        1. Jässi
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Yes

          1. Africa United
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Barnes or Madison?

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

          Yes. It's between Barnes and Zaha for me.

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

            I did zaha

      • Jässi
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Do you think Davies will drop tonight? And if you think yes, would you

        A) Davies to Digne (-4)
        B) Davies to Castagne (-4)
        C) Neither and play Holding instead

        It's only for one week as I will WC during the international break...

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

          Coleman

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

        The temptation to Wilcard is still great. My team has done so sh#t this weak, sorry 'week' that it can't be so bad next week can it? ... I'll answer my own question ... based on the season's results so far a resounding YES IT CAN!

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

        Was Saiss really that bad? Surely they’ll sort it out

        1. Baby Face Nelson
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          getting rid for a fullback

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

            You must have very few other problems then

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        All on you now Mo (C)

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

        Can anyone beat 11 (-12) with 7 played including captain?

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

          That's impressive

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

          -12 !!!??

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

            I know I know. I decided that Salah and Jimi we're essential. I also hate losing value so early in the season. Individual transfers over different nights so each was only for -4

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

          Link?

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

            How to link? Just post the whole address?

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

            My ID is 991193 if that works

        4. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Really 😳

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

          8 from 8 including captain here