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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. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Saiss owners, you keeping now?

    Don't like the Leeds fixture next, but probably good value over the NEW CPL games.

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      depends if Kilman is ahead of him now at LCB, or if it was just a one off.

      1. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Did Saiss play in midfield?

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          LWB

          1. Willmissudimitrypayet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Oh really? How did he do?

            1. F4L
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              was alright, but Saiss isn't very mobile so he isn't suited to that role.

              1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Hehe yeah I would imagine. Great to be so versatile though

    2. Barnabus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Absolutely, double up with Coady until gw8.

    3. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Given the unpredictability of cleansheets and his relatively low price I see no need to waste a transfer.

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bigger fires to worry about.

      Lamptey can come in. Although if James doesn't start, Saiss might sub back in anyway lol

    5. Alexis Nonsense
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Leeds Wolves smells like 0-0 to me

    6. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Keeping.
      Need rid of James first

    7. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sure

    8. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I have Werner, Foden and Podence. Other priorities.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Podence could do well against Leeds. They'll give him space to use his pace, no?

    9. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Keeping. Don't think fixtures mean that much this season.

  2. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I got some points!! Saiss CS, it’s a real victory this week

  3. GROBARI
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sofascore says that Semedo is injured,is that true or not?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        He went off injured. Don't know if it's bad or not.

        1. GROBARI
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I am praying it's not bad injury

      2. stxrty
          1 month, 26 days ago

          47 w/ Salah & TAA left. Such a shame I have Bissouma's 9 pts on the bench and the fact I captained Kdb instead. Oh well.

          1. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Oh well indeed, I’m sure you will survive with 47...

            1. stxrty
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Thanks for the reassurance.

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Bps looking like:

            Saiss 28
            Boly 26
            Coady 26
            Kilman 26
            Neto 25
            Patricio 24

            ..
            ..
            ..

            Mitrovic 8

            ..
            ..

            Jimenez 3

            ..
            ..

            Kamara 0

            Saiss points a pretty nice surprise given the benching rumour!!

            1. Steinburg FC
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Neto +3 match winning bonus don't forget

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                That's been taken into account already. Neto had quite a few post-match deductions.

            2. jimmyabs1987
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yes this is a wonderful turn of events and much needed!

          3. The Littlest Robbo
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Basically auto pick will have more success then all our carefully thought out selections

            1. yalala
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              This game is a waste of time

              1. Over The Mounié
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                But it's fun.

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                It is and always will be a game largely decided by luck.

            1. F4L
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              hopefully Telles is 5.5

            2. Optimus.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Telles more

          4. HollywoodXI
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I’d take a hat trick of dodgy converted penalties for Bruno at this stage. Another dreadful GW so far. Team is full of big hitters and they all keep blanking. Might take up chess instead.

          5. Jellyfish
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Worse season in all my years playing ff....having a shocker

            1. Only a Hazard of time
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Me too. KWP once again my highest scorer at the moment.

            2. Gabantoya
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              when it's everyone's worst season, it's not your worst season.

          6. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Semedo the only starting Wolves defender without bonus it seems.

          7. Pedram
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yesss I've entered 1m rank

          8. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            KDB, Jimenez and Vardy with a whopping 6 points combined

            1. liverpool01
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Kdb, Mahrez, Jimenez, Ings, 4pts for me. My god!

              Took a -4 hit Son to Mahrez

          9. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Know next to nothing about Telles, any good?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Great attacker, weak defender - nice compliment to AWB on the other side.

              Good set piece taker.

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Cheers. He's definitely gonna play as Shaw cannot last a few months without injury

            2. Dannyb
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yes, United defence still awful with or without him though.

            3. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Compared to Shaw he looks like Daniel Alves...

          10. OneMan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I remember reading on here at the start of the season that their was chaos in the hammers ranks and avoid their assets like the plague. Moyes is doing a job at West Han.

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Only cos he's WFH. As soon as he's back in the ground they'll perform poorly again. And cos I'm buying Antonio.

              1. OneMan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Hard to justify buying Antonio when Wilson and DCL are in the same price bracket. Could be a nice triple up tho.

          11. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            If you think Son > Barnes hurt when Barnes' goal was ruled out. The real pain starts in half an hour.

          12. yalala
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            27 with (C) Salah and Martinez left

          13. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Martial to punish sellers

          14. Corona is not good 4 U
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Best replacement for Mitrovic (in the same price range)? Maupay? Thank you!

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                5.5?

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Only Grealish can salvage my game week...

            • jason_ni
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Saiss and coady just about saving my gw.
              20pts before wolves, coming out with predicted 39(inc jimis 2 points!)

              Just martinez and salah left to play.

              1. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Have those too,hoping for penalty save

            • Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Alex Telles to #mufc is a done deal. The clubs have reached an agreement for €20m. He will have his medical tonight #mulive [
              @SkySportNewsHD

              1. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Bargain for 20m,great player

              2. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Dalot to Milan on loan

            • aborg
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              How did Podence play ? Did he have chances?

              1. tinear
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                No chances. Pretty much nothing

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Invisible

                1. aborg
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Will you keep for for after IB?

              3. Mr. O'Connell
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Who?

              4. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                He clearly was not fully fit....

            • Lanley Staurel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Are there any leagues set up for people over 5m OR......asking for a friend....

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Lol

            • Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Why do we play this game?

              Talk to me lads. I am confused tbh

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Literally no idea, it’s false hope and expectations only to be reminded we dream too much

            • Willmissudimitrypayet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              76 with Robbo and Trent to go! Is this heaven?

              1. Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Wow great score

              2. jason_ni
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Unreal score, well down!

                Prob get even better once pool play..

                1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Thanks, hope so! Just not too much for Salah please 🙂

                  Werner only issue going forward, would you swap for Wilson or Antonio?

              3. PogChamp
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Nice! 62 with Trent and Rashford to play. Picking Wilson over Werner is about the only thing I've got right this season.

                1. Willmissudimitrypayet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Wow, jelous about that one. Been struggling myself but finally everything clicked with JRod, Sterling cap, Maupay, DCL, Saiss, Bertrand and McCarthy

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Which gets more points?

              A. Martinez, Salah (C)
              B. Lloris, Kane, Salah

              1. Iceball
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                A

                1. Critical Observer
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  B

            • Babelcopter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Adams -> Ings or Antonio?

            • The Sun'll Come Out To…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              When Ziyech and Pulisic come back, does Werner go up front and Tammy get dropped? Demoralized Werner-owners want to know. Anyone?

              1. zøphar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                that's highly likely imo.

            • jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              took a hit to take out Werner + Richarlson for Ings + Jimenez...was looking good before today's games...alas

              1. ZLNR
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I spent a lot of hours this week trying to predict who'd score more out of Jimi and Ings hahaha seems a little wasted right now