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Podence recovers from injury to start as Traore and Lacazette drop to the bench

Following the lunchtime double-header at Leicester and Southampton, there are another two Premier League matches kicking off concurrently at 14:00 BST.

Two sides who have yet to gain a point are on the road this afternoon, with Arsenal playing host to Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers entertaining Fulham.

The headline team news from Molineux is that Daniel Podence (£5.6m) is fit to feature, with the Portuguese winger replacing Adama Traore (£6.4m) in Wolves’ three-man attack.

Leander Dendoncker (£4.9m) and budget Fantasy Premier League defender Max Kilman (£4.0m) are also brought into the side, with Joao Moutinho (£5.5m) dropping to the bench and Ruben Vinagre (£4.4m) not in the squad at all.

Reports on Friday suggested that Vinagre was set for a switch to Olympiacos.

Raul Jimenez (£8.6m), signed by a further 329,362 FPL managers in the run-up to Gameweek 3, leads the line for the hosts but Marcal (£4.9m) hasn’t recovered from injury and misses out.

Scott Parker’s ongoing search to find his best starting XI has seen him rotate yet again, with the Fulham teamsheet showing three changes from the 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa.

Michael Hector (£4.4m), Denis Odoi (£4.5m) and the injured Kenny Tete (£4.5m) make way in defence, with Antonee Robinson (£4.4m), Ola Aina (unpriced) and Maxime Le Marchand (£4.4m) all starting in their steads.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m), the only Fulham player owned by more than 3% of FPL managers, and budget midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) both start.

At the Emirates, Sheffield United’s sole alteration sees John Egan (£4.9m) replace Ethan Ampadu (£4.5m) at the heart of the defence.

Bargain-bin FPL midfielder Oliver Burke (£4.5m) is again part of a two-man Blades attack, with the transfer of Rhian Brewster (£4.5m) not completed in time for the ex-Liverpool striker to feature this afternoon.

Mikel Arteta has made four changes from Monday’s defeat at Liverpool, the most notable of which sees Alexandre Lacazette (£8.5m) – who has yet to blank in FPL this season – drop to the bench.

Eddie Nketiah (£5.8m) instead joins Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.9m) and Willian (£8.0m) in a three-man attack.

Rob Holding (£4.5m), Granit Xhaka (£5.5m) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.0m) are also omitted from the line-up, with Gabriel (£5.1m), Dani Ceballos (£5.0m) and Bukayo Saka (£5.3m) handed recalls.


Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Elneny, Saka, Willian, Nketiah, Aubameyang.

Sheffield United XI: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Baldock, Lundstram, Berge, Osborn, Stevens, McGoldrick, Burke.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patricio, Saiss, Coady, Boly, Kilman, Neves, Dendoncker, Semedo, Neto, Jimenez, Podence.

Fulham XI: Areola, Bryan, Ream, Le Marchand, Aina, Cairney, Anguissa, Robinson, De Cordova-Reid, Cavaleiro, Mitrovic.


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1,688 Comments Post a Comment
  1. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    That feeling when your team looks great on paper for the coming week...
    I mean Ings & Jimi at home against WBA & Fulham, what can possibly go wrong.

    🙂

  2. Das Boot
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Mourinho. You bum nut.

  3. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    It will take a miracle for me not to do Foden to Bruno over the IB

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Who goes the other way? Is there really 4 mill itb?

  4. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What another horrible week lol. Wilson with a huge haul but everyone else blanked and only Salah (C) and Penandes still to play.

    • korbendallas82
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      kdb to mane?

      1. Over The Mounié
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Or Jorginho?

      2. stat sifter 888888
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Sterling surely but yes.

      3. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mourinho remember this!

        Sometimes when you lie, the lie can become a reality.

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It's called Karma

      4. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Struggling to score close enough to 60 pts per GW for 3 GWs in a row is something that I could not recall happening before ...

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          “Boo hoo”

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Stuff it pal

        3. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          60?! We should be so lucky 🙂

        4. stat sifter 888888
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Great first 2 GW's but I feel your pain.

        5. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          We actually took -4 to take out Son for Mahrez. SMH

          1. stat sifter 888888
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Is Son fit?

              1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Starts

          2. yousunkmybattleship
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Aurier to punish Bruno sellers

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Now that IS funny!

            2. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              And Doherty owners

          3. Yes Ndidi
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Son -> Bruno the minute Jose mentioned the hammy. I guess the next 90 minutes will tell me if that was a good or bad move.

          4. Urchin
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            0 0 written all over this

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              DDG and Lloris have blunders in them

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 29 days ago

                1-1 then

                1. Fer Fuch's Ake
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 29 days ago

                  Two own goals

            2. Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Hopefully the pool game

            3. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Over 2.5 at 1.60 and going down...

          5. Fer Fuch's Ake
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Martial to get 60mins max per game with Cavani arrival right?

            1. Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Greenwood could be dropped. Cavani up top with Bruno in the hole and Martial and Rashford wide. I don’t think Cavani will play week in week out though.

              1. Fer Fuch's Ake
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                That sees about right cheers

          6. kamdaraji
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            yet another disgusting week

          7. djoker_nole
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Saiss , Coady and McCarthy saving my gameweek. Never thought I would be saying that!!

            • FPLShaqiri
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Think my team is close to a WC. Worth hitting the button today or saving?

              Ryan Steer
              TAA Robertson Doherty Ayling Ferguson
              Salah KDB Pereira Rodriguez Podence
              Ings Mitrovic Davis

              Issues:
              a) Podence poor performamce, and looking like an error to bring him in. Also far from nailed imo with Traore/Neto about
              b) Doherty not starting. Depends on Aurier's performance but this could be a sign he isn't first choice.
              c) Mitro. Price dropping, not a bad pick imo for next few games (esp. on pens) but other strikers are better
              d) Davis. Price dropping. Probably want 3-4-3 formation.

            • DandyDon
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Martial looking like the player I thought I had in my team before I sold him

            • potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Resisted selling Son this week.

              Sitting on my bench .

            • The Reptile
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I have Son on the bench kill me now...

            • The Reptile
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              How can they have Son in Red when he wasn't even injured

            • villa_til_i_die
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Liverpool will smash Villa they said, villa will go down they said!!!!!

            • RED_ARMY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              Had i kept Son it would've been a good week. Guessing i'm not the only one

            • Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              What’s better?

              A) Soucek & Brewster rotation
              B) Watkins & Bissouma on bench