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. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Martial out for a minus 4 for ?

    Ings
    Vardy

    Cheers

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      No

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    1.8m 😎

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Congrats

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      4m last I checked Livefpl towards the end of the city match pal lol

  3. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Which option?

    A) Son/Brewster to 4.5 mid and Ings for -4
    B) Som to Mahrez for free

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      I'm doing A

  4. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    I haven't been able to watch the game - how is Semedo looking?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Looking like he's never played wingback before

      1. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        There's no need to rush him in as Davies replacement then by the sound of it.

  5. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Quite a day for sports today: Bayern lose big, City lose big, Spurs penalty controversy, Atletico score 6 with (Suarez 2 in just 20 mins of his debut), IPL unbelievable record chase by RR. Next, let's see what Villareal or Barca have in store...

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      IPL gane today was freak 😀
      So many 6!!!

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Totally. Was laughing at Tewatia at first, felt sorry for him and then he went beast mode...Unbelievable!!!

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          That's a freak over.

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Lol the ground was small

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          and??? That's why the target was big...

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Penalty was the same as all the others this weekend. A joke, but not controversial

    3. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Barca concede at least and this could be a legendary day where city,Barca and Bayern all conced 4+

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      All big news then u have a joke t20 tournament in there

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Just any positive returns (G/A) please Saiss or Jimenez.

    I can’t have Lamptey A be my only return

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      😆

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Suppose I have 3 other players tomorrow, but it’s really not looking good atm

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          It's that bad that it's funny.
          At least many here having a bad start 😀
          Company ... ha ha

  7. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Who to get rid of first?
    Doherty
    Werner

    1. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Werner

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Doherty

  8. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Son + Werner -> Vardy + Havertz/Mahrez
    Should I take a hit?

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Chasing mate. Not good moves

    2. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      How about no

  9. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    How many actual players are there? 10m?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      6.88 million

    2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Nearly 7m teams.

  10. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Fredericks subbed

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Johnson on.

  11. puhd
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    If Soucek blanks again, sell, right?
    He’s the only player I have in my team that has blanked every single GW so far.

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      You’re lucky in that case mate.
      He’s come very close a few times

  12. NZREDS
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    28 points on my wildcard week, that’l teach me!

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      guy in my ML has 14...

  13. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    After yesterday looked decent, 13 from 3 on my wc.

    Today, 23 from 9 Inc my capt.
    Still have jimi/saiss/coady to finish, but its been a pretty dire day.

    1. puhd
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      For everyone, mate. Horrible GW

  14. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    I've watched most of the games this weekend on mute, music on. Its been much better than dodgy commentary and fake crowds

    1. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Largely depends on the music choice

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Anything is an improvement

    2. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Bit of Titanic music with the Climax happening at each pen.

  15. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Chiming in for a quick brag..

    13 from 8 including (C).

    Ryan
    James TAA Robbo Saiss
    Salah KDB (C) Podence Foden
    Jimmy Werner

    (Mitchell coming in)...need a good long week away!

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      That’s a really good team too

  16. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Crazy how bad the scout picks are every week

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Its just the template every week, and the template rarely works in the start of the season (because there isn't one)

  17. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    25 days, 16 hours ago

    Early tinkering.

    My obvious issues in the team are Werner and Havertz. Should I sell both or just Werner? Both have looked very poor

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      People are holding and buying them

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      I have Werner and keeping one more week. Having a terrible wc so best approach imo is to do nothing.

  18. Apwilkin
      25 days, 16 hours ago

      Who to punt first? Egan or Werner?

      1. aapoman
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Egan

        1. Apwilkin
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Cheers my thoughts too. Now just to figure out who...

      2. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        If Soucek goes without a goal these first 3 weeks it'll be a disgrace. Guy has been the most forward player for West Ham at times with great chances

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          All about to end with those fixtures...

          1. BenDavies
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Yeah he's off now for me

        2. puhd
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          I’m thinking of selling. It’s been 2 2 2. Can’t take it!

      3. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Son and Werner -> Bruno and Jimenez (-4)?

        1. BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          yes

        2. puhd
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          That’s what I’m doobg

          1. puhd
            • 5 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Doing

      4. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Praying for a Jimmy haul so I can make 20 points this GW.

        1. BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Wow it's been that bad huh

      5. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        During international break does Wolves team fly to Portugal or does Fernando Santos fly to the midlands?

      6. RoyaleBlue
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        9.5 mil to replace Son, thoughts?

        1. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          I'd look at Maddison or Barnes.

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Knee jerk

            1. That Was Easy!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Barnes is not knee-jerk, been dynamite all season with 2 fixtures he'll flourish in.

              1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                • 6 Years
                25 days, 16 hours ago

                He’s patchy and doesn’t get many goals assists. Not great value. Total knee jerk

                1. That Was Easy!
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  25 days, 16 hours ago

                  16 returns in like 2000 minutes last year, what are you talking about?

                  1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                    • 6 Years
                    25 days, 16 hours ago

                    I rate him as a player but he got 6 goals last year. I’ll bet that included a couple of braces but I can’t see game by Game stats. You wanna try and pick which 4 games He scores in good luck with that

              2. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                25 days, 16 hours ago

                I’m looking to get Barnes in ASAP

            2. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              25 days, 16 hours ago

              Son is injured!

        2. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Mahrez, Pulisic (if fit)

      7. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Well thats sorted then. Traore can take Antonio in the ring

      8. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Coady yellow

      9. Bobby
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        This is one of these weeks which you just have to throw done the toilet and flush. The only positive so far is kane not getting sent off after the full time whistle.

      10. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        Davies (Spurs)

        Is that him done as an option now or will he start GW4?

        1. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Don’t care.. he's gone on my WC..

        2. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Hopefully hes got one more start in him. Need those 2 points

        3. acesingh
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Done... might start the occasional game ..

      11. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 16 hours ago

        No one talking about the fact that Wolves are relegation form..

        1. aapoman
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Yeah they have looked awful

        2. That Was Easy!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          They'll turn it around quickly in the next GW or coming weeks. Some injuries forcing them to adjust, no worries for me.

      12. stat sifter 888888
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Penandes or Rashy?

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 16 hours ago

            Penandes for pens

        • beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 16 hours ago

          Spurs got good fixtures after the break.

          Might just bench son for taylor