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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. Ronnies
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Martial out for a minus 4 for ?

    Ings
    Vardy

    Cheers

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

      No

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

    1.8m 😎

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Congrats

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

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

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

    Which option?

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

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

      I'm doing A

  4. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      Looking like he's never played wingback before

      1. The Mighty Hippo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

  5. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

          That's a freak over.

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Lol the ground was small

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

    3. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      😆

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

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

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

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

  7. Sanchit
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who to get rid of first?
    Doherty
    Werner

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

      Werner

    2. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Doherty

  8. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      Chasing mate. Not good moves

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

      How about no

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

    How many actual players are there? 10m?

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

      6.88 million

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

      Nearly 7m teams.

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

    Fredericks subbed

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

      Johnson on.

  11. puhd
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

  12. NZREDS
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      guy in my ML has 14...

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

      For everyone, mate. Horrible GW

  14. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Largely depends on the music choice

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Anything is an improvement

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

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

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

      That’s a really good team too

  16. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Crazy how bad the scout picks are every week

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

      People are holding and buying them

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

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

  18. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who to punt first? Egan or Werner?

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

      Egan

      1. Apwilkin
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      All about to end with those fixtures...

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

        Yeah he's off now for me

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

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

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

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

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

      yes

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

      That’s what I’m doobg

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

        Doing

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

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

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

      Wow it's been that bad huh

  22. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

  23. RoyaleBlue
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    9.5 mil to replace Son, thoughts?

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

      I'd look at Maddison or Barnes.

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

        Knee jerk

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

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

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

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

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

            I’m looking to get Barnes in ASAP

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

          Son is injured!

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

      Mahrez, Pulisic (if fit)

  24. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

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

  25. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Coady yellow

  26. Bobby
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day 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.

  27. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Davies (Spurs)

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

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

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

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

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

    3. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Done... might start the occasional game ..

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

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

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

      Yeah they have looked awful

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

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

  29. stat sifter 888888
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Penandes or Rashy?

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

        Penandes for pens

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

      Spurs got good fixtures after the break.

      Might just bench son for taylor