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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. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Saiss hero. Up to 26 with 4 to play. Might survive LMS after all

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      26 with 2 left 🙁

      Captain to play at least.

  2. thehodge
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Saiss Saiss baby

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vinagre 🙁

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Boring game, wolves have scraped through there, Fulham missed a couple of good chances

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I'll take Semedo's CS and run.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yeah me to, even jimi’s 2 points is welcome all things considered

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dreadful games across the board ; we hope that Mourinho and Ole comedy duo can serve up a winner?

  4. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Coady Saiss double up working wonders

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Didn't last week.

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      -1 was tough to stomach last weekend but happy with it today 🙂

  5. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    "Mourinho doesn't rate Aurier, Doherty is absolutely nailed"

    -FFS 'pros'

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No one serious has Doherty left in their team now anyway.

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I think being a pro is just being keener than most people and take educated guesses

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mourinho should be playing 3-4-3. What happened to playing your players in their best positions?

  6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    SAiSs WiLl bE bEncHed

    GET IN LAD! Max baps!

  7. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    This is what I paid for. Double Wolves. Happy enough. Might just be enough to save this week.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      *Double Wolves defense.

  8. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Looked at Robbo EO, then thought of Robbo+TAA combo EO and then added Salah, damn I haven't put Salah C but I still want them to destroy AVL

  9. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Yesss Saisssss!!!

  10. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Delighted Bellerin owner 🙂

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      same, shame about the consolation goal

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Good pick. Wildcarded him out for James. Feel a bit silly given how attacking he is in games.

  11. Sarnab
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    #MUFC have agreed a €20m deal with Porto to sign Brazilian left-back Alex Telles. He will have his medical tonight. (Sky Sports)

    Yessss 😀

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      But you guys don’t spend money remember, even though you’ve spent 200m in the last 15 months. Strange fanbase

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      #MUFC Shaw departs signing for McDonalds for £2.50 happy meal

      1. Sarnab
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes. I remember he said ManUtd needs new signings!

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        😆

    3. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Telles will be an academy graduate and homegrown by next week.

  12. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    The comeback is on 44 with 3 to go

  13. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    (c) Salah left

  14. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Prediction time, how many penalties is Bruno getting?

    1. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hot take...0

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ooft, very brave call

    2. Barnabus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      With Aurier playing, at least 6.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ha

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      1

    4. what\'s my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2 d be awesome

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Old Trafford so one about fifteen minutes after 0-0 ends when Spirs are on the bus home.

  15. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Into the 20s we go...

  16. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ive got both Jimenez & Podence. Who needs to go first ?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If I had a transfer then Podence to Bowen looks promising

      1. Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        thats one move i will be making gw 8

  17. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ooh didn't know Saiss was on for 3 BPS nice

  18. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    54 with Salah(c), Bruno and TAA, bath time then ready to watch the premiums smash it. Loving this gwk 🙂

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How many hits?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        None, just did Davies to KWP

    2. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nice, regret going KDB over Salah captain, Hoping for a 0-0 martinez and Robbo cleanies

    3. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      69 with Trent and Martinez to go, Salah blank please???

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nice

    4. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      57 with TAA, Robertson, Son & Watkins to go, 2 FT banked for the IB.

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nice mate , it is going to be close 3 pts in it.

  19. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ings and Jimenez with plum home fixtures and both blank. Antonio scores away at Leicester. Games have become so unpredictable which I believe is largely down to the lack of fans meaning there really is no home advantage any more.

    Is it time to ignore fixtures and just get who we want? I really want Antonio but I've been letting fixtures put me off.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Fixtures still matter.

      Both Southampton and Wolves won their games.

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Fixtures yes but maybe home or away isn't really a factor.

  20. Wirbelwind
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Foden/podence to Rodriguez/4.4?

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Ings & Jimmy playing vs WBA & FUL...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Theoretically ...

  22. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    My pre WC team on about 60 points. My WC team on 22.

    Shaw Rashford and Martial will haul as they got removed on my WC

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No Wolves defense. 😛

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I had Saiss pre WC

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          And double saints

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            And Wilson ... ffs

  23. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    33 with 3 left, almost used to these scores now. Up to the loft heights of 2.3mil OR

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Try 22 with 3 left

  24. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    26 pts with 3 to go

    3 terrible gameweeks in a row.

  25. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Saiss goodness!

  26. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    The irony of Tears for Fears blasting out at molineux after the game. Do they always play that?

  27. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anyone else here still have Son?

    1. Critical Observer
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Of course.

  28. GuenDoozy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Who to get rid of first?
    A) Jiminez
    B) Mahrez
    C) Foden
    D) Hold all and roll Ft

  29. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    That sort after strike force getting 10pts

  30. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Better option going forward:

    A) Digne + Foden

    B) Chilwell + Grealish

    C) other combo with 12.5M