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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. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Jiminez as reliable as postman pat

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Not the last 2 GW

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        To be fair, he DID score in GW3 😆

  2. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    That shot would have been top corner like Lanzini yesterday hadn't Phillips put his head there. Deserved goal for Jimmy.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      LOL.

  3. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Has anyone ever seen Neto pass?

    1. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      When he takes corners

      1. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Are you sure he's not shooting for goals ? 🙂

  4. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    The feeling when you took a hit to get Kilman as Son enabler and benching him instead of Mitchel... Love this game lol

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Grab another one Jim

  6. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Jimi season keeper (cough)

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Don't think Nuno will stick him in goal.

  7. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    How nailed is Kilman?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Not at all.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Magnus has him enough said

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        and playing him?

    3. Wılly
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      He isn't, Marcal is coming back from injury and we bought Ait-Nouri to play LWB.
      Only 2 can play from Ait Nouri, Saiss, Marcal and Kilman.

      1. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Surely Saiss is nailed? Classy player

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Probably will not play again since Marcal is back on bench

    5. Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Maybe depends on how Saiss performs at wing back.

    6. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I thought he was a right wing back??

  8. Slitherene
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    KdB out for me & willing to take a hit.

    McCarthy ¦
    TAA - Coady - Ward
    KdB* - Salah - Jorginho - Son
    Kane - Maupay - Wilson*
    ¦ Bissouma - Justin* - Taylor

    A) Justin -> Fernandes + Reguilon
    B) Wilson -> Grealish + Aguero

    Which option seems best?

  9. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Will be two or three for wolves.

  10. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Ok. So my fontline is Jimmy, Ings, DCL. All scored. Still Kane is kind of a must buy isn’t he?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Yup,

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Totally yes.

    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      So who to rid?
      Jimmy right?

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      No 😉

    5. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Get Bale?

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Nah. Looks off it mate.

    6. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Not clear cut. I think I might hold one GW to have 2FT's to do a mini wildcard move

    7. Stand By Mee
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      I have the same 3. Althou I am tempted to upgrade Jimi or Ings to Kane

  11. Planet Jo
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Just got in. Yay! Jimi!

    Who got the assist?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Kilman

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Kilman

  12. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Announcer confirms, Raul G

  13. Bilbao Baggins
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    I think the Jimi goal will be changed as per the fpl rules . It wasn't a deflection Leeds boy literally headered it into his own net ha

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Still a shot on target

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      lol sorry to disappoint

    3. Bilbao Baggins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      My understanding was deflected shots are given as goals if in target. But own goals are classed as such and an assist given. It wasn't a deflection he turned and headed it into his net haha

  14. Mweene
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Saiss goal disallowed and shite Jimenez shot going in sums up my season so far. Don't know why I still bother really.

    1. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      See ya

  15. FantasyHero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Game opening up
    Jimmy another one coming

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Man I hope so

  16. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Saiss on 1 bonus

  17. Joey Tribbiani
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Jimenez goal CONFIRMED by premier league

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        What about McDonald's

    • No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Semedo is a liability

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Semedo looks lost

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        He's getting outnumbered.

      2. Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Doherty really missed now!!

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Dallas getting in the box 🙂

    • Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Well at least not doing Jimenez to Kane for a hit regrets have been lowered with that goal

    • The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Kilman stealing a Jimi bap

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Too late for Wolves to reverse time and replace Semedo with Doc again?

    • Fernando Torres
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Is Kilman nailed for now?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        No

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      That saiss offside goal 🙁

      1. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        What a night this could have been. Saiss, Podence and Jimmy owner here.

    • Sir Alex Telles.
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Need another Jimmy.

      Also, are we still getting rid of Jimmy for Kane?

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        He's making it an even harder decision! But that was such a lucky goal so I still think I will make that move.

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Finally something from jimi

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Effing hell let one in Wolves. PLEASE

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        THIS

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Ffs I hate Jimi and his boring reliable returns.

      Dallas you disappoint me.

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Logic prevails... Kept jimmy because he's never blanked 3 in a row

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Gw 5-6-7 last year he did 😀