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

    I sold Podence and Saiss this week. I just literally **** myself.

    1. Werner Bros
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Would it still be Podence assist after Leeds defender got his head on it?

      1. Pipermaru
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        No

      2. ivantys
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Not an assist

    2. Garlana
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Amazing finish though take a bow Saiss

    3. FPLMACKEM
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Really don't understand why that VAR decision took so long.

    4. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      How much was semedo?!? He is trash

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

      Thats a clear offside damn. Podence didnt need to cheat there

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Isn't daylight is it, the rule needs changing it is balls

    6. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 4 days ago

        ffs

      • Ady87
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        As a Podence and Saiss owner I feel sick.

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yes

        2. Stormbringer22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Sad times. Literally, why am I even watching this game 🙁

        3. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          me too

      • Agger
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ha ha ha ha ha

      • Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Saiss 15p to 2p now ffs

      • Marcin the Pole
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Being a Saiss and Podence owner is torture tonight. Another evening could quite easily be a goal and assist each 🙁

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Didn't even celebrate because I knew var could come in. Var is ruining football

      • J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        So annoyed!!!!

        Podence is absolutely useless, ruining the saiss goal ffs

        1. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          He made it lol

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

            Anyone could have made the cross, no reason to be offside like a moron

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        VAR has sucked all the joy out of FPL maybe even more than it has with football.

        1. Frucke
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yes, why even have refs

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

          But he was clearly offside. One of the reasons for bringing in VAR was to stop those 'offside' goals being given.

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Saiss scores 3 times max in a season 🙁 he already scored 2 with this one

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

        Podence get off the pitch you idiot

      • jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Omg that was the money goal! I really needed those Saiss points!

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Gutting!!!

      • Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Saiss and Podence should have a goal and assist apiece

        Torturous season

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Please do it again but onside !

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        That wouldn't have been a Podence assist right?

        1. Pipermaru
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          No, cleared by defender, don't know what are people about.

      • CloudSky
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Saiss minus bps for offside? 🙂

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          How was *he* offside, ffs?! Lol

        2. Leonard hatred
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Podence was the one offside

        3. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          He wasn't offside.

        4. Dirty Harry
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Are you even watching lol?

          1. CloudSky
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            No, Im asking.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Podence is lively

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Love to see it

      • Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        PHEWWW played Lamptey over Saïss

      • Booked4Dissent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Wouldn’t have been Podence assist anyway, keeper/defender intercepted it

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Not enough to take the assist off him

      • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Now See Saiss loses that Clean Sheet also now.

      • some witty pun
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        get out of my team Podence

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Wolves much better now

      • Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        so many foul throws this year, nobody can throw it in anymore

      • mikey
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Men (and boys ) on here need to get a life
        Rules are rules
        If it goes against your players tough sh1t

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Podence is so good

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Decent chance from Podence