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Saïss at wing-back again as £4.0m defender gets another start in Wolves’ defence

Wolves’ most popular Fantasy Premier League defender Romain Saïss (£5.2m) has been handed another outing at left wing-back.

Following the departure of Ruben Vinagre (£4.3m) and an injury to Marçal (£4.9m), the Moroccan filled in there for the 1-0 win over Fulham in Gameweek 4.

Despite Marçal making the bench on Monday night, Saïss has held off the competition a little while longer to play a more advanced role than usual.

That also means a second successive start in the back-three for £4.0m defender Max Kilman (£4.0m).

He is joined there by key men Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Willy Boly (£5.5m), while Nelson Semedo (£5.5m) starts as the right-back again.

Meanwhile, it is unchanged front-three for Nuno Espirito Santo as Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m) sits in the middle of Pedro Neto (£5.5m) and Daniel Podence (£5.6m), which means a place on the bench for Adama Traoré (£6.4m).

Neto has offered the best value of any Wolves midfield player so far this season, although he is still owned by fewer managers than the benched Ruben Neves (£5.4m), Joao Moutinho (£5.4m), Podence and Traoré.

Marcelo Bielsa keeps faith with his favoured 4-1-4-1 formation, offering a second start of the season to Rodrigo (£5.8m) after his dramatic equaliser against Manchester City.

With veteran Pablo Hernández (£5.8m) on the bench, the Spaniard is deployed in midfield alongside Mateusz Klich (£5.6m) while Patrick Bamford (£5.8m) leads the line once again.

Coming into Gameweek 5, only Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Harry Kane (£10.7m) have more owners than Bamford among forwards. And of those in his position priced at £6.0m or less, none have managed as many shots on target as the Leeds man.

Leeds United XI (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Cooper, Koch, Ayling; K Phillips; Harrison, Rodrigo, Klich, Costa; Bamford.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Saïss, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Semedo; Neto, Jiménez, Podence.

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1,780 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Semedo and Dallas do me good.

  2. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jiminez + Podence + Bamford = Zero goals for them maybe 1 assist

  3. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    These long, biased article headlines always make me laugh. All that's missing is what the author had for tea.

    1. Warbling Wendy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You always know it is David who has written them as well. He has a distinct style, and that style sucks

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      how is this biased? genuinely curious.

      its a fact that Saiss is playing WB and Kilman is a rare 4.0 def starting

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Literally nonsensical from Fred and warbler. It's a factual headline and somehow it's biased

        Boggles the mind

      2. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Well biased wrong word, but the narrative is always leading you down a certain path.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          i mean thats what headline means...

    3. Kindness
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I think you need to look up what biased means

    4. Tony Moon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Eh?

    5. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Snowflake melt down

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Snowflake melting down over snowflakes melting down

  4. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Should be a good game this!

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah looking forward to it after the boredom of 0-0 earlier

  5. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    With fixtures is switching Foden to Rodriguez worth a free transfer?

  6. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 12 days ago

      and now the main event of the evening!!

    • FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      49 GAMES 1ST NIL NIL I BELIEVE

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Let’s hope they don’t spread like a virus!

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Very topical.

      2. tambourineman
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        47 games

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          My bad, you are right. Forgot GW1. They are accumulating quickly!

    • Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      There’s going to be a fair bit of this tonight; https://youtu.be/pqE66RltUaQ

      Let’s hope he scores twice.

    • fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is it time now to buy Agüero?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not obviously, could get ahead of the curve though, I’m looking at wk 9/10

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Saiss & Podence 🙂

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same good luck

    • No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      For someone who could allegedly play for anyone in the league, traore spends a lot of time on the bench

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Tbf he could be on the bench for any team in the league

    • PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Start and a clean sheet for Hegazi at 4.3m. Could he keep his place? Ajayi and Bartley both on the bench so maybe Hegazi and Ivanovic stay?

      Would hardly ever start Hegazi but I might need to find 0.7 for future moves and Reece James to Hegazi would do that.

    • keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Finally a decent score this week 76 with tonight's bonus
      Pressure on Bamford as I benched Digne 7 points & Zaha 9 points

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Mad lad.

    • Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      WBA won't score even if they play Burnley for whole day 😆

      Usually I hate anti football but love Burnley. Ha ha

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        finally a tiny semblance of normalcy in this season. Loving it even though i dont have burnley or WBA defenders

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ha Ha
          I have Taylor so loved it

          1. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            good pick, shame about the YC

            Next 3 games not looking too great though

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yeah
              He'll be on bench. Done his job tonight.
              One of the little things i did right on WC this season ...

              Burnley are actually one of the few Defense first teams which can defend so he'll stay unless he breaks 😀

              1. Scholes Out Forever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                fair enough. Ive gone for Mitchell and Dunne as i've decided i just dont care about defenders this season anymore

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Good call mate 🙂

                  I'm kinda stubborn so on Taa Robbo still. Let's see. SHU will be litmus test for Pool defensive double up.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Dyche: WBA only had one chance
                    FPL: Hold my beer - Pope 6 saves and max baps.

                    😆

                    1. Amey
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Ha ha

    • sirmorbach
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Lads, a quick help here:

      Ryan / Walton
      TAA / Lamptey / KWP / Dallas / Mitchell
      Salah / KDB / Son / James Rodríguez / Harrison
      Jiménez / DCL / Brewster

      A. Hold
      B. KDB to Bruno
      C. KDB to Sterling
      D. KDB, Jimi to Pulisic, Kane (- 4)
      E. WC

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        C

        1. sirmorbach
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks, mate!

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        D

        1. sirmorbach
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Cheers!

      3. AlternativeB
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hmm. KDB is a must-out so. Perhaps C?

          1. sirmorbach
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I'm inclined to keep him, actually — injury's a concern, though.

      4. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Any cool kids considering BUYING Auba for next GW?

        Cos I sure am....

        1. Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          in place of KDB that is, if injured

        2. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I've got Charlie Taylor as Auba cover. Done his job well so far

          1. Differentiator
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cool cool kids already have Ctaylor and want to double with Auba 😉

        3. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No form whatsoever, it’s ballsy

          1. Differentiator
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Actually would argue it's low risk. Class player, on pens. He'll starting banging at some point.

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              It’s unnecessary risk when so many players are in form

        4. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          not a bad pick at all

        5. Joey Tribbiani
            1 month, 12 days ago

            for gw8 yes

        6. teneighty
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Taking a hit to get Kane.
          Woukd you get rid of Watkins or Maupay?

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Maupay

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Watkins, who I’m assuming you only just got in?

            1. teneighty
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Guilty as charged!

              KDB out is part of the deal and I'll probably get Grealish in his place.

          3. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Watkins, Maupay on pens

        7. MOZIL
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hegazy nailed??

          1. MOZIL
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Could be a cheap 4.3 option

          2. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Can't tell
            Started first time this season

        8. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I’m going to be very cross with Jimenez if he doesn’t score tonight. Very.

          1. polis
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            This

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            You'll be cross even if he manages to get a goal, because the performance will be the same as always, he drops deep to link play while Neto and Podence spam shots at every opportunity

          3. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I own. Can't see him scoring without Traore.

            1. polis
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              You're both depressingly correct.

          4. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            wouldnt mind if he doesnt score tonight. would make transfer decisions very easy

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I already have Kane and dcl so no obvious moves and I want to turn him in to aguero in about 3 weeks

            2. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Taken him out before even watching, know what you get from him. Not worth the price anymore

              1. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I hope this tees up a nice little run of 4 in 3 or something

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Well I'd gladly take the points from tonight, and won't even blink an eye if he gets points after this because Kane is much better and it was a free

        9. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Come on Dallas!

        10. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          2 CS from def in 5GWs.... TAA in GW 2 and Taylor this week. Anyone beat that? 😎

        11. I Member
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Seen plenty looking to get rid of Jimenez for Kane for a hit this week. A haul here would really make things interesting with NEW up next for Jimmy.

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            its feels wrong but Kane explosive and captain material. A hobbit would hit his head on Jimis ceiling

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              You're seriously considering captaining Kane at Burnley when Salah has Sheffield?

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                not this week, I meant in general. Bruno is my cap (over Salah)

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            He's not a consistent hauler, removed him before this match has even started and not worried at all. The better the fixtures the worse he does, and with serial no pass merchants like Neto and podence alongside him even if he somehow hauls today I wouldn't back it to continue

            1. I Member
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              All it takes is a penalty or two. Kane is obviously the better option but I'm happy to wait another week.

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I came across wrong, to clarify;
                I have Kane, IDK why everyone is hitting out Jimi for Kane when Kane has Burnley and Jimi has Newcastle. Kane isnt cap material this week, he could nab 1, but I cant see a haul.
                People making this move for Jimi's ceiling, and scared of price rises.

                Salah is the stand out captain option, but I think Man U Chelsea will be a thriller and I need a differential captain so Bruno it is

                1. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  That makes no sense, Kane is on literal fire and then you have Jiminez who is never explosive? Kane is defo captain material against Burnley! Have you seen Burnley?! Jiminez rarely ever hauls, ever.
                  Bruno captain against chelsea is a poor choice imo.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    ok captain Kane vs Burnley at home

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Ok? Likely i might, but Salah is a great option too

                      1. Trophé Mourinho
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        I said that didnt I?
                        If you read what I wrote in the first place, I was referring to people htting out Jimi for Kane which many are doing. Yes Kane can score vs Burnley, buit equally Jimi can score vs Newcastle.
                        Its not worth a hit to get Kane then is it?

        12. polis
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          James, KDB, Jimi to Chilwell, Chelsea mid, Kane for -4 is the way to go. Right?

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Unless Jimmy brace tonight with good fixtures still intact ... headache!

        13. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          In isolation, which combo:
          A. Grealish Jimenez
          B. Pulisic Maupay

          1. polis
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            A over the season

          2. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            A

          3. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Covid ?

            1. polis
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              eh?

              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                in isolation

        14. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Phat trick Bamford let’s go!

        15. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Cooper injured in warm up potentially, would be strujik in I think

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              2018 :O

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Why are you linking a tweet from 2018?

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                LOL
                Sorry

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  That's prolly my Meslier/Ayling double-up scuppered 🙁

        16. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I'm losing patience with Soucek. Should I get rid? I've got money in the bank so can spend up to 8.7m. Thinking Grelish?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Definitely!

        17. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          are these good moves??

          This week= Wood and VVD ➡️ Cahill (4.5) and Kun -4.
          Following week Maupay ➡️ DCL.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Midweek will tell you.

          2. Ings_is_the_king
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yes, but I would get Dallas/Targett over Cahil and Kane over Aguero if you can.

              1. Tony Martial
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Have Kane already, thanks!

          3. Feed tha Sheep
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            So Saiss is wing back tonight, but if (when) Marcel comes in will saiss go centre back and Kilman gets benched? Or how else does it go?

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yep. Saiss is utterly and completely nailed. Maybe he's sleeping with Nunos daughter or something

            2. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Think they signed a LWB, Ait Nouri

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I left Saiss on my bench, dammit. Ayling better outperform him!

          4. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            0-0 here would be perfect.