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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. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    It was on target so definitely his goal. Does my head in that powderpuff shots like that which are clearly going to be saved are counted as goals but them's the rules.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      lol how do you know it was clearly going to be saved? thats a dangerous area to go in, because who decides its going to be saved? you? me? my gran? what if its kepa in goal? what if its raining?

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Because common sense but your reasoning is why they award it to the striker.

  2. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Unlucky salty non jimenez owners lmao

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Its more us leeds defender owners losing the clean sheets for such a non attacking chance

      Very unlucky. Double leeds defence gone due to a deflection isnt nice.

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    BOOM, JIMMY grenade

  4. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kilman laughing at me along with Martinez on my bench 🙁

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Why is that a Jimenez goal?

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Shot was on target

    2. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      They have been giving those as the attacker's goal. There have been a few of them if you have been watching most games. I am a Jimmy owner and think it is an own goal but I know that the rules give it.

  6. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Jimmy goal on target. Need that one

  7. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    On WC. What's the best back 3? Really struggling with the defence this season

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lamptey, Saiss, Robertson try that

      1. Reggie Nainggolan
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Got 2/3

        Like Lamptet attacking potential but lack of CS worries me

  8. ElliotJHP
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Made the call to drop Ings or Raul for Kane a bit tougher now

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Yes. Mitro to go I think

    2. KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Did you see the match?
      Everyone who keepts Jimi must be insane.

  9. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Oh P off Jimi!!!

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kilman on my bench FFSSSSS
    Playing Dallas 🙁

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why would you be angry about this?

      You are playing the game 100% wrong if so.

      You make decisions and focus on making good decisions in future.

      Looking at the outcome and getting angry is a terrible stress inducing strategy.

      The correct decision was to start the attacking home defender who was playing midfield. Not the cb who has little attacking threat.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yes but it still is a little annoying tho to watch so many points on the bench. Let him vent

  11. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Wow... something went our way, Jimi owners! If Podence + Saiss worked out as well, one can only dream

    1. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hot that triple myself. Decent consolation.

  12. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How’s Semedo looking?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Crap

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not too hot

    3. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not great

  13. Ode
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ffs, that was going straight into Meslier's hands

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not the first similar case. It makes sense to shoot on target

      1. Ode
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Of course you shoot from there, but the shot was weak

  14. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    JIMMY MR consistent 😀

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

      Never explosive unfortunately

  15. Maarrrr17
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Still think im gonna ditch Jimi, wolves just arnt on it.

    Jimi can be Kane for free.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      They've been good second half ; first half was abject.

      1. Maarrrr17
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Still think i wanna jump on kane while theyre scoring so much

    2. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'd do it

  16. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    That's absurd. That's the clearest own goal you will ever see.

    1. Maarrrr17
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not if the shot was originally on target

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        That was a shot? I thought he was scooping it in the vicinity of the goal.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not in FPL

    3. ...al
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      On target is the only requirement

    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Agreed, how is it not an OG?

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Well my daughter has him as (c) so happiness ; from a football perspective that's just a joke.

  17. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which move do you think is the better upgrade?
    A) Podence -> Grealish
    B) Jimi -> Kane
    C) Mitro -> DCL

    Or save and do e.g. TAA, Podence -> Chilwell, Bruno or TAA + Mitro -> Lamptey + Kane next gw? Have Robbo

  18. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Thank you and bye bye Jimine, a man never blank 3 times in a row. Welcome mr Kane

  19. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Get innn jimenezz

  20. Leonard hatred
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    the good news is jimi owners get the points, but it was a crap goal so they won't feel bad about shiping him out.

    1. Maarrrr17
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      this exactly.

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        This x2

    2. HMC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Until he plays Newcastle next week

  21. abhirup780
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kilman gets the assist

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      4.0m aswel!

  22. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    All the years some people have been playing and they still don’t know that if the shot is on target it’s not an OG 🙄

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Newbies at it again

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        8 year newbies in some cases!

  23. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Playing Dallas over Saiss and sold Jimmy 😀

  24. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    This will be own goal

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No it won't sorry

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It isn't you are right

    2. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nope its fpl rules if its on target it isn't OG

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Right

      2. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not just FPL rules, football rules

  25. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Leeds completely lost the plot 2nd half.

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      They are indeed a different team

  26. Reggie Nainggolan
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Chances of Kilman starting next game?

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Very low

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why not? He is superb

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Very high

  27. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kilman taking Jimmy's 3 bps lol

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      At least no ones playing him

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not when Jimmy gets his 2nd.

  28. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Despite Saiss cs I can't believe that his goal didn't counted!

  29. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Of course Jimmy gets jammy goal and Podence blanked again.

  30. Fozzyb34r
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I don’t even own Jiminez and that was 100% his goal as the shot was on target