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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. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Any news about Son injury? Long-term or could be back next week?

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Read not expected back soon

    2. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Hat trick next week the way things are going

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Don’t...

  2. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Masuaku finally came good.

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

    Most said A this morning with Jimmy. What do people think after today’s events?

    A. Werner >> Jimenez or DCL
    B. Zaha >> Barnes
    C. Davies >> James
    D. Save FT.

    McCarthy
    TAA, Saiss, Justin, Davies
    Salah, KDB, Rodríguez, Zaha
    Werner, Ings
    (Nyland, Bissouma, Mitchell, Davis)

    1. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

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

        With who?

        1. Chilli Heatwave
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Either, but DCL use the funds imo

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I'm so worried about Saiss and Davies , they are who I'm selling

  4. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Will wait to see how Mitrovic performs tomorrow but thinking Son and Mitro ----> Soucek and Vardy.

    Need to shift Son

  5. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    You know it's bad when your gameweek depends on how Mitrovic does in monday

  6. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Would you sell Werner for a hit for DCL/Jimmy?

    1. n-doggg
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No

  7. 2EyedTurk
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone know if Son will be protected for a bit since he's flagged?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Just more sales needed.

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

        How accurate are FPL Stats et al with this caveat?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Still guesswork.

  8. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Jimenez to Werner done

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jokes?

    2. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Amazing

  9. HM2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Son >

    a) Maddison
    b) Barnes
    c) Rashford

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Gareth Bale

  10. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Keep it simple, right? No hit.
    Just Son >> Fernandes and hope Podence is fit.

    Martinez
    Coleman,Saiss,Lewis
    Salah,KDB,Son?,Rodriguez,Podence ?
    Richarlison,Jimenez

    Steer,Ayling,Brewster,Ferguson 1FT 2.1m itb

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Just checked Livefpl.

    I am sitting at 3.2m. 82 points away from top 10k.

    On 16 points after my hit from 5 players.

    I have VVD, TAA, Salah(c), Martinez, Grealish and Watkins to go.

    Think I can make up some of that 82 points *evil laugh*

    I took hits to the total of 44 points hours ago just for sh*ts and giggles. Get Vardy in only to be flagged...

    I have played my FJ now I am getting back my WC team. Ha ha

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

      *FH*

      1. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Ah!!! Thought you'd had a flu jab!

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Maybe stop taking hits would help.

  12. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    How does this WC look?

    Martinez
    Trent, Castagne, Lamptey
    Salah, Kdb, Pereira, Trossard
    Jiminez, Ings, DCL

    Steer, Dunne, Soucek, Cooper

    Would you captain KDB over Salah next week right? Lots of goals in the City V Leeds games and Salah playing away?

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

      The way City played today, would not touch any of their assets.

      No Laporte or Jesus, no party. KDB will be playing deep as well. City defence going to be ripped to shreds again and again and again.

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Expect city to bounce back and certain goals in this game I think

    2. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Trossard DCL to Klich Richarlison...get all the pen takers

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        It is a valid tactic but each year I get stubborn on buying a player in who is performing well because I don’t think they can keep it up. DCL has been in sensational form and I’m not ignoring any more.

  13. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Can't wait to see Zaha vs. Thiago Silva

  14. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    IS Zaha on pens ?

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      With Mili out of the team yea

  15. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 5 days ago

    All about captain next week

    City away to leeds may not be as expected. Can see it being a tight one with leeds sitting deep. They remained compact today.

    Ditto United- Spurs and Villa- pool

    May have to look elsewhere.

    Jimi to Ings (c) on FT is tempting. (Mentioned it last night not based on tonight)

  16. mille
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Pereira or Trossard?

    Have Lamptey and Maupay already.

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Pereira for the pens

      1. mille
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers,

        Of these two though?

        Saiss, Pereira, DCL
        KWP, Klich, Richarlison

        1. yalala
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          KWP, Klich, Richarlison...2 pen takers!

          1. mille
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Top!

  17. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Even GW2 World #1 is struggling.

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/5494893/event/3

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

      Why on earth did he free hit?!

  18. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What do I do with this lot? Did Werner > Jiminez last night but with Son injured looks like I might need a -4 or -8. I’d like Bruno but am 0.4 short.

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Justin
    Salah Son* KDB Foden Podence*
    DCL Jimenez

    Subs; Steer Lamptey Mitchell Brewster

    £1.1ITB 0FT

    Appreciate opinion thanks in advance!

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Everyone's confidence is too shot to advise anyone else!

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Haha fair enough. Can’t disagree with that!

        1. Tambling5
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Seriously, with matches in midweek in Carabou, two games still to come tomorrow, transfer activity ongoing, and risk of players testing COVID plus, I'm not taking any hits until the day of the next gameweek. Even if I lose value.

    2. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Might have to sacrifice Trent if you want Bruno that badly

    3. Gudge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Do Foden to Trossard then your have enough for a Fernandes

    4. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I'm in a similar position. I'd sit tight if I were you.

  19. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Castagne or Justin?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Castagne if money is fine.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I'm looking to get rid of Davies and Saiss so yeah got the money.

        1. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Why would you get rid of Saiss just before Wolves great fixture run?

      2. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        This

  20. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Ville Ronke, it seems, doesn’t know 🙂

  21. Better Call Raul
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    1 FT: A simple Son -> Hamez ? Seen a few people hyping up Barnes but most probably already have Rodriguez

    McCarthy
    TAA-Saiss-Taylor
    Salah-KdB-Son*-Soucek
    Martial-Ings-Mitrovic

    Button-Mitchell-KWP-Bissouma

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      What you doing with Saiss?

      1. Better Call Raul
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Keeping for now, surely not worth a -4

  22. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Worst start ever especially after a decent GW1.
    Hopefully, it can be a green arrow express.

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      new post 😛

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Its an interesting time. Lots of variance in the early weeks

      +

      We dont have the two standouts of previous years (City and Liverpool) being uber consistent and way ahead of other options

      Gona make it a hard season.

      I for sure see the value of not taking hits this year. Its very hard to predict

      Captain is half the battle.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      His team would have been shredded here preseason lol

  23. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Soucek will still drop to 4.9m tonight right?

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

      Looks like it. I'll be keeping though.

  24. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Why people looking to bin Saiss? Reckon he’s for the chop or something?

  25. mille
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Klich or Pereira?

  26. teneighty
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Looking at doing Son + Werner -> Trossard + Ings for a hit and banking som change.

  27. antoinehude
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A) Maupay / Robertson
    B) Zaha / Van Dijk
    C) Ings / Lamptey

    1. fleagle1888
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      C if got TAA.