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

    Let's get VAR in to get more decisions right, they said...

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      The duality

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

      VAR can't get involved outside the 18 yard box

  2. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Fpl biases aside, that is never a red card

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Of man

    2. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This^

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Why Wolves don’t start Traore is beyond me

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Or Neves for that matter!

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Because he's better as a sub.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just kill the game early on, he’s so quick and strong it don’t matter if it’s vs fresh or tired legs

    3. ivantys
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Nuno's the biggest fpl troll.

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        He's a donkey, useless against non tired legs

      • Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        His impact on tired legs is why.

    4. Pauntley
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Looking to replace James (Chelsea) and Podence (own Jimenez)... which combo is best?
      A) Lamptey and McGinn
      B) Walker Peters and Barkley

      1. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A

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

        B

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not sure about Lamptey anymore. He isn’t doing the same as he did in the first couple of games. What about Soucek and Mings?

        1. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Who is doing the same every week though?

    5. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Neves should have shot when he was 30 yards out. That’s his only range 🙂

    6. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ref has Jimenez in his FPL team. Didn't give him a RC and then lets him get away with a foul.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        It was not a red card. Or any card.

    7. Jdpz
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Will Podence start next match??

        1. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yes

        2. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          After Neto stinking the place out tonight, I certainly hope so.

          I’m holding for another week & then probably bring in Barkley.

      • Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        VAR a disgrace again. How was that not violent conduct?

        1. bluee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Non jimenez owner ☝️

        2. jdp219
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          As an owner, happy it wasn't. As a human, it definitely was.

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            He certainly kicked out. Didn't make contact, but still.

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Because anyone with a brain understands it wasn't violent

        4. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Pilates stretch into thin air is not violent conduct.

      • Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Jimmy non-owners are salty feckers.

        1. Pedram
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          ban

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Kilman likely to keep his place?

      • Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I hate Lampard. Blocking Saiss 7 pointer with James pointless cameo

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Same. Probably should have started him, but didn't think Wolves would get a clean sheet. Annoying.

          1. Tomerick
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I didn’t play Saiss for the clean sheet. Was hoping for attacking returns. Nearly paid off but will take the cleanie.

          2. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Exactly the same here

        2. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Did Lampard pick James for you ?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            It was a rather pointless cameo tbf

          2. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Wow don't take this so seriously

        3. Dont give a fuchs
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          If James would have played full 90, he would still have got one point

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Not necessarily

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

          Deserves

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

          Same. So annoying. Oh well. I get Semedo's CS at least.

      • DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        No red card because the player did not roll around or make anything of it. Jimi is a lucky boy

        1. Sir Alex Telles.
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Jimmy non-owners are salty AF. Nothing in that.

          1. DycheDycheBaby
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Nah he kicked him in the privates. Come on

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Surely he would have had to have made SOME contact for that to occur. Only Lamela does it without.

      • Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Neves greedy

      • Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        With Kane and Son this week's hot property, who will be the next 'must have' picks?

        I think it will be Bruno.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          United looked awful for 80 minutes against a Newcastle team that didn't even try.

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yet he can't stop scoring points. In FPL you pick individual players, not teams.

      • E25
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Mitro + Reed out for DCL + Barkley (-4)

        Yay or Nay?

        1. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah

        2. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yes

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Score Leeeddddsss

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          THIS

      • Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Cant believe im saying this, but Traore looks slow...

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Too much time sitting on the bench

        2. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          He's running underwater

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Too much roids

      • M00N
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        If the Leeds player had rolled about on the floor like he'd been shot I think Jimi would have been sent off.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          He didn't touch him, so it would have been hard . . he wasn't even aware of Jimi's pilates stretch.

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A. Mings
        B. Saiss

      • Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Saiss owners deserve something! We have been so unlucky!

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          ...

        2. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          CS?

        3. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          You're getting a clean sheet which is 1 in 500 these days

        4. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          a CS and potential Bap not good enough?

        5. E25
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          You have a CS...

        6. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          We have 7 points.

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        VAR is useless

      • Big_Bear
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Anyone else feel like they've been lucky this season. Normally I'm the other way round. But my team isn't very good and I'm not 'pulling up trees' but in top 300k and looking at my squad I think there's been as many bad choices as good ones - https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3013283/history

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Complete opposite. Mostly good picks. Just dodged most of the big points for weeks in a row.

          Finally got Kane & Son right this week. Defence still atrocious.

          1. Big_Bear
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Thats how I normally am. Obviously I should be grateful I'm lucky but its the opposite to my usual start.
            I've used my FT on the dullest transfer of Davies to Chilwell. Just become a bit muh at this game.

        2. Hect.OR 98th
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I've been unlucky. Made choices that on paper looked good, my team looks solid every week but have been languishing at 4.9m OR. Got 64 this week though, which will help a bit.

        3. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          My experiences with Son this season have been the opposite of lucky 🙁

          1. Big_Bear
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I just sheeped and got him after his haul. I dont really deserve the praise of his points this week. Kane has been a good pick but my defence started as B.Davies, Shaw and I had Jiminez as my captain for 2 points last week.

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

        FT 0-1

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        0-1 FT

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yus! Nice end to week. Saiss and Jimmy! Could have been so much more Saiss. Still noice

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

        Leeds never looked like scoring tonight. Lots of possession but Wolves looked comfortable and assured defensively.

        Leeds will have problems breaking down Villa too.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Leeds can look amazing in spells but just can’t keep the pace up and run out of steam. Plus relying on bamford for goals isn’t going to end well

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

        Jimmy possibly move to 3 baps for winning goal? Or locked at 2?

        1. Tinkermania
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Looks like Killman has a good lead.

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

        Not many would be predicting a Wolves cs after 15 minutes!

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

          See above.

          For all their possession they never truly troubled Patrício.

          Kilman was brilliant tonight. If he was nailed on he’d be gold dust.

      • Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Saiss + Jimmy thanks boys

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Classic Wolves performance.