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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. ivantys
      1 month, 27 days ago

      damn west ham's players are so cheap

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        They'll look overpriced when we get them in

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

      With so many cheapish fwds available and defs not getting many CS, anyone going Power 5 in the middle?

      Salah - KdB/Sterlo - Bruno - Hamez - Son/Chelsea Mid

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

        better with 3 up top though

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

        DCL - Wilson - Brewster up top....

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Problem is premium mid could easily also blank, where are we going by then?

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

          All those mentioned will be nudging 200+ pts this season

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

            as will power forwards like Harry

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

            I don’t expect Bruno to get anywhere near 200 points. Or Som for that matter given Spurs fixture pileup.

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

              Peno a game and he’s already there....Bruno

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

      fellow wildcarders who are Sitting on 4 players from wolves and city it’s time to panic

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        *5. I'm beyond panic.

    • Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wolves are absolute dogshite

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Correct

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

      Went Son + Werner + Kane > KDB + Ings + Jiménez and no luck so far..
      Can be sure Son and Kane will haul now and will need to try and get them back in

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Awful game so far between Fulham and Wolves

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

        Yes

    • DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wolves are being outplayed by Fulham

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

      Maybe Wolves need Europe & to be playing every 3 days.

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

      Doherty Jonny and Traore that important to Wolves?

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Add Jota

    • Patio Kev
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Tell you what, the McCarthy / Ryan rotation is working out well so far.

      Played McCarthy every week so far other than GW2 when started Ryan.

      Can’t complain about 23 points from the first 4 game weeks for £9.0m.

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Jimenez looking rusty

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

      Come on Jimbo

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      14 from 7. anyone lower?

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        16 from 8, 3 in play though.

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        13 from 8 with 3 wolves in play. Hoping to get to 16 by the end, but I fear a Saiss yellow, a Jimi missed pen and Podence coming off before 60 will stop any chance of that.

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nuno, just revert to playing like last year this is boring!

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

        I think the 352 works better when teams are willing to attack you.

        Last year, he'd to switch to this 343 when he needed a goal. That's why Wolves tended to score most goals 2nd half.

        1. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He had doherty and jonny.

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

            Yeah, he should bring those two on.

            1. Hy liverpool
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Typical

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      It seems Wolves have been taking matches as training sessions since GW2

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

      How are Wolves looking so far?

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

        Absent

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

          Triple Wolves was truly genius then

      2. puhd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Hooding they improve soon

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Hoping

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

      Empty possession from Fulham.

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

        Mitroshit involved?

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

          No. He's waiting up front scratching his arse.

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

            Cheers GB...

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bitchtrovic involved?

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

        Bitchshit involved?

      4. puhd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Come on guys

    • Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      West Ham 3 nil??????

      What on this green Earth????

      Justin Barnes and Vardy owner

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

        Leicester won’t play City every week...

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

        Stupendous

      3. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Leicester was lucky last week.

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

          Yeah, lucky to win 5-2. 😀 😀 😀

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

            Yes

      4. puhd
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        3 goals and no Soucek involvement

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

      The arrivals of Tobido and Saliba should galvanize Fulham

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

        Tough learning ground for two kids.

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

      Must be depressing as a wolves player to see 2 of your best players leave

    • ivantys
        1 month, 27 days ago

        zzz semedo

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Podence looks a crap pick

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He is so cheap mate

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Class keeping

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

        Jimmy looks like fail already

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

        Semado owners like myself furious

        1. puhd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          What happened? I’m thinking of getting him

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

            Missed a sitter through a worldy somewhat lucky save

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

              WHAT

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

            Missed a sitter but good save I guess. Good to see him up there though!

      • Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 27 days ago

          God knows why Arteta too Xhaka and Laca out. Taking Sheffield Utd to be easy

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Xhaka hahahaha

          2. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            He wants to bring them on as subs and say "boom Xhaka Laca!"

        • Phlajo
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          How's Arsenal looking? Can't watch the game and have Auba C :/

          1. Random Name
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Terrible. Against sheffield united and playing 7 defensive players. 0 creativity, almost no chances

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

            organized sheffield, dominating possession, but its going to be hard to score it looks like

          3. Phlajo
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Damn :/

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

          Jimmy > Wilson?

        • IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Areola saves it with his nipple

        • Pedram
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Salah captainers are the real winners right now

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

            The way this gw is going I see a Salah 2 pointer