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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 Kun Ta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    4 players to go! Game on!

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      4 as well. Shall we? 🙂

  2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 43 with autosubs.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Feels good to be safe

    2. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Scraping each week through this season.

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

        Same.

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Need a big showing from the popular wolves boys here

  4. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Need 18 points from Saiss and Jimenez to hit a ton, come on lads!

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Same!

      .....Except I need them to score 35 points 🙁

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      19 for me from Saiss, Podence and Jimenez.

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

      need 20 from the same two.

      A 1-0 win for Wolves with Saiss and Jimenez combo would do nicely

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

      Need 4 off Saiss and Podence

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

    Grealish or Barkley and idé the cash elsewhere?

    Haven’t watched villas last two.
    Are Barkley playing as no 10 in a 4-2-3-1 or are villa still playing their original 4-3-3 setup?

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

      4-3-3

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

        Cheers, so McGinn is playing just as advanced as Barkley then?

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

          I think Barkley is further forward

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I put grealish in this week, but if I did it now I’d go Barkley for the saved cash

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

        Over the season I still think Grealish.

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

          Yea he will probably score more points, depends what the 1m does to the rest of your team.

      2. Lets jump straight into it.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I did the same and am wondering the same. Barkley; a few years ago was Englands 'next big thing' and has shooting boots. Glealish has silky balls but bottles it when a shot is on....

        1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          You had me at silky balls

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    So, is Max Kilman a nailed on starter for the foreseeable future?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No Marcal is back on bench and Saiss will probably revert to cb

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      No

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

      Nope

  7. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Mccarthy
    TAA Saiss Taylor Davies Mitchell
    Salah Son Foden Soucek Bissouma
    Werner DCL Wilson

    Have 5.1ITB so thinking Wilson > Kane is a no brainer but wanting to sort Davies & Soucek...which is the priority?

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

      Bench Davies, Mitchell and Bissouma. Do the Kane move

  8. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Which 2 would you bench this week? Realise all my defenders have good fixtures and have solid 5 midfield with DCL Kane (Brewster ) up top

    A Saïss (NEW)
    B Lamptey (WBA)
    C Chilwell (mun)
    D Mitchell (ful)

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

      D and A, if Wolves dont play well tonight

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

      Bench D and Brewster mate

  9. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    So Marcal on bench. This Kilmans last match as starter probably?

  10. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Struijk bandwagom

    1. Ings_is_the_king
        1 month, 5 days ago

        what's happened?

        1. Ings_is_the_king
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Ahhh - Cooper got injured. C'mon Jimmy!!

      • Vazza
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Which is better

          A. KDB => Sterling (free)
          B. KDB, Wilson => Grealish, Kane (4pt hit)
          C. Do nothing
          D. Quit FPL and do something more meaningful in life.

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

            B
            Because we don't have any life

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

            B or D

        • keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          If Hegazi & Kilman become nailed
          They rotate home & away all season at just £8.3m
          Most of us probably play 3 at the back

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

            Less than zero chance

        • Dacra
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Podence, Saiss, Jimi (c) let's go!

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Jiminez (c). Damn.

          2. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Wow Jimi c is a bold move

          3. AnfieldLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Did you forget to change your captain?

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

              Yes.

          4. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Jimenez captain took some balls. Hope it pays off for ya

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

              rank amaetur, I had DCL cap

          5. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            First guy I have seen with cappo on Hendrix.

        • Lets jump straight into it.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Players stinking up my team:

          McCarthy, Steer, TAA, Justin, Lamptey, Brewster, Souceck, Mitchell and Walker-Peters..

          Players I desire to stink up my team:

          Martinez, Robbo, Chilwell, Rashford, Kane or Kun & a chelski attacker..

          Two free transfers (and wildcard) available.

          Question is; which two to get rid of first?

          Please and thank you

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

            Justin, Mitchell (who'll both lose their spots soon enough) and KWP (fixtures & I wouldn't want to double up).

            1. Lets jump straight into it.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Nice, thanks

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

            I have four of those.

            At least you don’t have Doherty and Ramsdale. £11m for eff all production.

            I actually don’t think it’s that bad. Maybe Soucek and KWP first?

            1. Lets jump straight into it.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I know what you mean but without a wildcard to re-distribute funds, there are no 'magic beans' out there. Interested to watch Kilman this evening tho' ...

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Not Brewster.

            1. Lets jump straight into it.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Ok, agree in retrospect, so much an enabler and a super sub maybe. Guaranteed he's on the bench when he hauls haha.

        • tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Departing present please Jimmy Nez?

        • Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Podence, Ayling Saiss = 2 goals, & 3 assists tonight. Let’s go!

        • Chucky
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Jimmy grab a hattie tonight please

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

            Oh that would be a beautiful thing. Podence assists?

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

            LOL
            Chucky has he ever scored one .??

            I'm intrigued

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Wolves wearing a Portugal kit. LOL

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

            Not gone on that away kit myself.

            Their home kit is savage though and probably the nicest looking in the league imo.

        • DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Leeds V Portugal on now. Come on lads.

        • Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Leeds will win 1-0

          Goal for Harrison.

          (Own nobody so this is as unbiased prediction as it can be 😎 )

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Goal for Dallas

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

              He's advanced yeah generally

        • Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Hands up if you're in the Klich crew o/

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

            Got him in my draft team. Not in the main game.

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

            Well, on my bench, next to Saiss. I'm regretting my choices in life.

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Real Madrid vs Portugal

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

            lol

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

          Got Son, but starting to feel like Son and Kane are essential.

          Also feel like Bruno is too.

          Trouble is I’d have to WC to get them both in.

        • Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Bielsa looks like a maths teacher

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

            As clever too, in a footballing sense.

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

          This Wolves Portugal kit is nice

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          13 seconds and already more exciting than the Burnley vs West Brom game.

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

          Got Saiss on my bench... pls don’t hurt me

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

          what a horrible kit, aint winning in that

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

          Some Leed players look so handsome @@

          1. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            ...

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

              that 4.0 def

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

            huh

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

            Man bun United

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          YESSS This is the Bamford I know 😉

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

            What offside