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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. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Well well well....

    I'm just taking W after W on this website.

    Bennerman and everyone else, it's time for you to post that i am an "absolute genuis"

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/09/29/state-of-fulham-defence-bodes-well-for-wolves-options-in-gameweek-4/?hc_page=4&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_22564190

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      genius*

      damnit!

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        You don't need to impress anyone. You're okay as you are.

        1. Harry the Hack
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Without approval on FFS forums he really isn't.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      "Genuis" indeed

      1. Drizz ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Lol

  2. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Son will only last until half time 😉

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Rested after his hatty

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Rested after his hammy

  3. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Van de Beek must be fuming.....big transfer to peck around on the bench....

  4. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    ffs Mourinho, could've sold Werner for anyone..

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Neto you greedy pleb

  6. The_FF_King
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Bloody Son

  7. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Atleast I did Mitro to DCL this week, avoided stubborn avoidance

  8. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Dumbass Neto running into the same channel as Jimenez and ruining the attack

  9. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Hate to say it but owning jiminez is the ultimate sheep move. U want to maximise returns vs crap teams u go with explosive players not a notorious non hauler just becuase everyone else was. Deserved blank..

    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He's proven to be one of the most consistent scorers over the last two seasons.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        He is a troll. Im surprised people still reply seriously

        😉

        1. Drip Doctor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Only room for one troll around here.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Did you not read what he said? Jimi isn't explosive

      3. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Exactly. I got him last GW with fixtures against West Ham, Fulham & Leeds in next 3. Classic example of FPL bad-luck

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      He’s been solid for aegis it’s hardly a bad move, just unfortunate the wolves seem to be going backwards

    3. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Not really he’s playing Fulham

    4. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Agreed, and I own him. He's a troll and a DM, yet always avoids criticism as does Nuno for always playing defensive and counter attack football no matter the oppo

    5. pablo discobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Like ings v west brom you mean?

      Wind your neck in you silly cont

    6. KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Great fixtures and essential in the future 😉

    7. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Your house must be filled with fish by now.

    8. Legendary!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Disagree with your sheep label but agree with the content. Raul is hardly explosive and Wolves does this very annoying thing where, from a FPL perspective, (anecdotally - I haven’t looked at the stats) they don’t beat “weaker” teams or they beat them 1-0/2-1with a player like Dedoncker (read “unimportant”) scoring. Can be very frustrating. Raul will hopefully do well based on history but you just have to stick with him and is not really a. C option unless against the big teams

  10. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Ugh. I know it's wrong but why does wanting to sign Lookman feel so right?

  11. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Son starts...first sub for James no show. Maybe some luck this week but limping off after 10 minutes wouldnt surprise

  12. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Who else has Jimenez, KDB (c), Podence, Foden, Ings and R.James.

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You probably still have more points than me currently

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Doubt it, 21. 3 to go

    2. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      All those except Ings

    3. BeWater
        1 month, 27 days ago

        KDB, Adams, Werner, Mitro, Barnes and Podence here. Salah captain needs to save me.

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        All expect Ings... But i have barnes, lamptey mitchell brewster as well.

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yeah Lamptey on for James for me...

          The last 3.. ouch. Mind you, it never looked like Brewster would start

      • TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Got them all…

      • KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Same but Ings captain 🙁

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I’ve put Son back in already lol

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Why on earth would you do that?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          At the annoyance that I should never have taken him out, Mourinho such a fraud

      2. TyroneGAA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Lmao

    5. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      PLEASE Jimmy, do something.

    6. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      *Adds Mitrovic to never ever again list

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Page 3 ?

    7. pkrjoe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Son starts... Took a hit to get rid of him *passing out*

    8. Says
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Scott Parker needs a stylist

    9. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sterling (C) singlehandedly carrying my team in these dark times

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Now imagine a dcl 6 pointer carrying your team

      2. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Same

      3. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Hamez (c) for me

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Get out

      4. Society
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Saiss my highest so far if he holds the clean sheet

    10. HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Assume you were on WC, aside from Pool defenders whom would be your top defender transfer in??

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I like Castagne.

      2. GuenDoozy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Chilli

    11. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Auba (c) - sub him nowwww 😎

    12. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      If it wasn't for the rumored Son injury I surely wouldn't have wildcarded. Jose you lier . He was the key reason to spread his cash and Werner's one

    13. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Neves wasting Jimmy assist. Useless plonkers

    14. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Jimmy in the bin, now.

    15. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      2nd on my bench after Bassouma!!!

    16. Firmino
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      So If I wouldn't have made a single transfer since beginning of the season I would have 41 points more and Martial&Son yet to play...

    17. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Neto, good pick by the scouts.

    18. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      What are KDB owners doing? Already regretting picking him over Sterling!

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Considering options.

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Captaining him next week.

      3. Ode
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Keeping until he gets injured

      4. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Staying patient. KdB should come good.

      5. Drizz ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Lol after one week

      6. Critical Observer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Have both, keeping both

    19. The Reptile
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Son that is..... Help

    20. Ode
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Sheffield will go the whole season without scoring

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        No

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Timing lol

        1. Ode
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Lol i’m so stupid