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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. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Killman will get 9 pointers right..?
    on my bench

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Any chance he will keep his place?

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        dont think so

  2. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    44 pts so far. Saiss, Podence and Jimmy left. That offside really hurts. For a one tiny moment I was alive again.

  3. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Now Saiss please stay quiet for next 4 games you had your goal 😀

  4. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the Saiss owner support group.

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Just waiting for my Saiss clean sheet wiped now! 100% will happen

    1. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      100000000% dont worry.

    2. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      More than half an hour of football people talking about clean sheets

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I’m just confirming it will be wiped out late on

  6. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Some of us actually sold Saïss for Boly on WC.
    Don't ask...

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      You've lost me with that one. Then again one of my rivals has Coady. Money problems?

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, I actually needed to save 0.1 as Saïss was 5.1, and then I thought Boly was 5.0. As I said, don't ask

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Cmon boys get one in

  8. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Worst part for Saiss owners is he'll never score a banger like that ever again

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      offside or not, always good for a player's confidence

    2. jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Doesn't have to be a banger. I'm good with a tap in, too.

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      He hit the post in GW1 so no. I think he absolutely could score one like that again.

  9. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 1 day ago

    How is Podence looking?

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Lively

    2. Agger
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Like every bandwagon. Terrible.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Like the fact that City weren't going to play with a #10? Lmao

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Crap and needs to come off

  10. Manani
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    thata goal would have been huge for my team with both Podence and Saiss. Oh well. Looks like 2 pts incoming again

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      God same

  11. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Aaagh!! Have Saiss AND Podence.

  12. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Paaaiiinnnn

  13. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Ok Podence wouldn't have got an assist

  14. PremKraut
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Jimenez is sooo awfully bad.

  15. ivantys
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Wolves are nothing more than a clean sheet merchant this season.

    • Harn1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Started Ayling and Dallas, benched Saiss (and Podence). That was fun.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I can't handle the rollercoaster of defensive double ups anymore. Double Sheffield Utd post-restart killed me.

    • Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Semedo was getting some hype on here. He’s awful and doesn’t even get forward much

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Avoid

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        The new Lamptey

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Harsh! Love lampety even if he might be overhyped a bit...at least he’s only 4.5 (when I bought him)

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Kilman looking like he could well be nailed after this performance?

    • Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      78pts + Saiss left. Gutted

      1. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        What's wrong with that score?

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Nothing but Saiss goal on top would've been awesome

      2. Differentiator
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        I'm playing the world's smallest violin for you

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        That's a great score imo

      4. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Behave!!!!

    • Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Goal not far off now

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Semedo is struggling. Podence has kicked it up a gear

    • Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      That didn't look obviously offside to me. And correct me if I'm wrong but I didn't see any lines being drawn.

      1. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Lines were drawn - half a yard offside

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Is Jimenez on crack or something?

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Well he is Mexican...

    • Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      A) TAA + Mitro -> Lamptey + Kane (-4 or next week)
      B) Podence -> Grealish
      C) Mitro -> DCL
      D) Jimi -> Kane
      E) Save

      1. AlternativeB
          3 months, 1 day ago

          D

      2. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Leeds have stopped pressing

        1. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Doesn't matter how fit you are, you can't keep sprinting for 60+ mins...

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Look how much time Moutinho is getting now. He's able to find Podence and Neto.

            1. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Yup - time for Traore to start sprinting past tiring legs...

      3. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Jimenez just wasted a Podence assist

      4. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Podence & Saiss will leave with attacking points. Amen.

      5. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        This now feels like a CS lost in the 61st minute.

        1. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          (saying as a Saiss owner)

      6. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Good lord they’re gonna finish with nothing

      7. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Second Half FC on fire