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

    Traore getting greased up. He could do well here.

    1. Ramsays Raw Steak
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      0-0 pls

  2. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Podence Haul

    1. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Clean sheet locked in

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Timing

  3. Ramsays Raw Steak
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Fav snack/food while watching a game?

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Pringles

      1. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Bbq? Salt vinegar ? Sour cream onion?

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

      Nachos for me

      1. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Solid choice

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Leffe blond

      1. Ramsays Raw Steak
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Leffe Blond is an elegant, smooth and fruity Belgian abbey style beer

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

          I wouldn't call it fruity myself. But it is perfection in a bottle.

    4. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      The tears of Man U supporters.

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      My salty tears of FPL failure

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

      Pizza

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

      Peroni and some good cheese like manchego

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

    beat it Podence

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

    After holding transfers with patience last night and doing nothing im mulling over some moves for next week

    Meslier
    Ayling Saiss Justin TAA Robbo
    Sterling Salah Hamez Son Bissouma
    DCL Antonio Brewster

    Currently thinking these over :
    A. Justin to Dallas and bench Bissouma Brewser + Antonio, 5 at that back. I like both leeds fullbacks and 4.5mil is underpriced.
    B TAA + Antonio to Kilman + Aguero (c) for a -4
    C do nothing and bench Justin Brewster Bissouma with Salah (c)

  6. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Podence cleansheet banked

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Podence a whisker away from a monster haul

  8. Oggle22
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Had a shocker of a week Brin missed pen Mitro missed pen chose KDB and Neto to Son and Grealish should have gone with my gut and gone Barkley instead of Grealish allowing funds for Jiminez to Kane for next gw or -8 this game week priced myself out now so stuck with Jiminez and Mitrovic

  9. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Adama just doing press ups in the stands

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

    That must be pretty scary as a Leeds player. Adama Traore on fresh at 65 mins.

  11. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Why would you take off Podence?

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

      Pace of Neto

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

      Cause he cost them a goal/a win?

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I suppose that's fairer than anything. He certainly looked up to the task this half, though.

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

      He's rubbish

  12. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    ... the guns on Adama, blimey!

  13. fiveyears
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Podence truly is Jota's replacement getting pulled just after the hour!

  14. ZimZalabim
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Podence was looking very good very creative surprised he was taken off

  15. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Done with Wolves.

  16. Traction Engine Foot
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Koch still stuck to those baps

  17. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Podence CS locked in lol

  18. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    this match will end 1-0

  19. In Bale We Trust
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Neto above Podence in the pecking order?

  20. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Why did Dallas drop from 30bps to 26?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Koch took it easy for a while there but he's back rising in the baps again.

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

    Would you sell Podence for a hit?

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

    No end product guy came on?

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

    Wonder if Leeds will get a second wind here.

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

    That’s so bloody irritating. Might just ditch both Jimenez and Podence for a hit tonight ffs.

    Kane and any mid up to 6.7 - Foden?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Do it

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

      Its an easy decision to be fair for you.

      Id gladly take such an easy route to get Kane

      Im going to ignore for now since i dont want to sell Sterling or TAA for -4 or -8.

    3. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'm doing this too - can only go up to 5.9 for the mid so getting Barkley

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

      Barkley worth considering

    5. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Reckon one can go after this performance. Thinking Jimmy to DCL myself.

  25. Greenbob
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Jimenez to Kane or Sterling to Salah or Podence to Rodriguez? Have DCL and Son.

  26. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    he clearly prefer Neto

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

    Wolves just bloody let one in ffa

  28. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    any Chance for Semedo to Keep CS 🙁

  29. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Quite a few negative comments around Podence, but he was genuinely Wolves best player until he got subbed, I thought (off a rather low base, to be fair)

  30. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Have around 6.5 to spend on a defender or forward

    Would you rather have Digne or Wilson/ Maupay?