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

    Oh damn, just realised I have Kilmen on bench. Was never going to play 2 wolves defenders but damn.

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

      9 and 12 is great returns for 4.0

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

    I'm out

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

      Come inside where it’s warm then.

    2. Bonus magnet
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Laters!

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

    Retrospective ban for Jimenez?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      probably

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

      Nope was checked by var

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

      Pilates stretch into thin air is not a punishable offense.

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

    I'll keep Jimi he will haul against poor Castle

    1. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      He never hauls.

  5. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    do we or do we not sell jimmy for Kane?

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

      im starting to lean not. One more game against a poor Newcastle midfield and defence. Kane against a staunch Burnley team at home. Will get Kane against Brighton though

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

        Same. Better have 2FT's next GW to do the move, and take the Kane haul on the chin this GW. Will captain Salah anyway

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

        Have you even seen Burnley play? Have you seen Kane’s form? It’z things like this thst just bite so hard

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

          Monitor midweek as European games start

      3. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I'm also tempted to holf for one more week before getting kane.

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

      Do it in a heartbeat, i did it before this GW, laughing.

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

      Did it last week and no brainer for me. Jimenez ceiling is single digits, Kane is 20+

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

        Soooo this! How are peolle not seeing this?! Suppose people like drippy points instead of explosive ones each week

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

    5 CS this GW.

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

      Getting there

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

      Was Burnley game the first 0-0 all season?

  7. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    If that Saiss goal had stood, what a haul for Jimi and Saiss owners

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

      That would’ve been me, what can you do
      Actually used to not celebrating goals as they happen now
      However on the bright side, just cracked the ton thanks to Wolves
      Just the one blank from all my players (Grealish)

  8. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Kilman 3
    Jim 2
    Saiss 1

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

      Meh

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

      Wait for disposessions and adjustments. Match winning goal etc. Probably stays that way

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

        That’s after adjustments

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

    Somehow managed 97 points and moved from 1.4m to 467k OR, season back on track!

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

      Well played, great week

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

    With Marcal back & Kilman contributing at both ends of the field, is Saiss getting dropped again?

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

    Arghh and there’s me trying to be different on WC not going with Jimi and Saiss

  12. Jdpz
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Will the TAA price go down tonight?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        yes

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Semedo. Been a great buy so far.

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

        He's no Saiss.

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

        Had an eye on him as new owner, his perfomance certainly didn't fill me with confidence

      3. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        See below. 1 complete pass in the opposition half and it was a short free kick. The manager probably had a better chance of a goal or assist. Not good enough for 5.5m.

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

        He’s awful

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Podence to Grealish for a hit?

    • F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I like the new trend of pretending you're injured if you kick out so VAR doesn't bother checking the incident.

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

        VAR did check it. No contact, minor stretch, nothing doing.

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Can't believe I'm on 81 points without Kane

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        74 here with DCL cap lol

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

        on 97 without Kane. Not essential by any means

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

          Yet he is

      3. FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        79 without Kane 🙂

      4. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Kane only got 16 points, not 26??

    • Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 9 days ago

        perfect results today, somehow green arrow

        1. Black Knights
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Do you know if 10 points today at 66k is a green?

      • BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Semedo's numbers are actually worryingly horrible...
        vs Leeds: 0 shots, 0 chances created, 10 accurate passes, 1 accurate pass in the opposition half and it was a short free kick, 47% pass success.
        My nan could put up better numbers than that. And he's supposed to replace Doherty who was getting a goal or assist almost every other game.

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Very uninspiring for a 5.5m defender.

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

          I benched Kilmen for him

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

          It's just one game, he'll need time to settle. Almost scored last gameweek as well

          1. BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I agree I'll give him time, but I've looked into his attacking stats at Barca and they were pretty poor. He's staying in my team for the foreseeable future, but not too happy about it until he shows me more.

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

          Obviously not ideal but one of rare defenders out there who is getting clean sheets. I wouldn't worry about it, he is still doing better than most alternatives. Outscored the popular options Chilwell and Reguilon this GW.

          1. BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Very true.

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

            Yeah, clean sheets are rare. Which is why my back 5 cost 21.5 between them. Just want the 2 points, the occasional 5, etc. My attacking set-up happily banging them in.

      • ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Kilman looks great but he's one of those FPL options that as soon as you bring him in, he loses his place in the starting XI.

        Should have done enough to keep his place but it's pretty much a fools errand trying to second guess footballer managers in 2020.

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

          At 4.0m with the potential he has to return double figures, i'll take him playing every other week as a 5th def!!!

      • Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        So those who said Kilman wasn't an option on WC, who has an opinion still?

        Surely he is an option.

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

          He is still a rotation risk mate. No need to try to look smart because of a lucky assist

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

            What a s#it response. Thanks for your time.

            1. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              If on WC I would be tempted.. Especially at 4m...

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

                Exactly why he was in some of my and many other people's WC drafts (and im sure in some final ones).

            2. Warbling Wendy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              No need for this aggression. Swearing makes you look really small.

          2. Stupendous
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            He looks like the best 4m defender or certainly one of them. So again thanks for your crap response. I'm well aware he's a rotation risk.

      • Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        With saiss podence and jimmy, dont know whether to feel lucky or unlucky.

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

          Extremely unlucky

        2. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I cried a bit but smiling now. Wc activated so that helps

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

        Gained 600K, but boy a Leeds win might have kept me in the top 800K.

        887K OR. Damned happy so I am. Allons y!

      • Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Python Out

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It's just anywhere.

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

        None of my front 7 failed to return, hasn’t happened for a long time..

        Salah Son Foden Rodriguez
        DCL Ings Jimenez

        Not sure if Ings or Jimmy becomes Kane

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

          Thought you weren’t going spurs!?

      • Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Will take that as a Jimenez and Saiss owner. In to the dizzying heights of the top 2.5mi

      • Front 442
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Surely Kilman has to be nailed on after that performance. Right?

        1. Bonus magnet
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Question of the week

          1. Front 442
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Thoughts on Saiss keeping his place?

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

        140k rank drop to 280k all out on 63 (-4)

        TAA + Antonio to Kilman + Ageuro (c) for -4 is the move i see with the largest upside next week.

      • New Article Posted
      • AlpoShearer
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Which move?
        A. Podence to Hames
        B. Jiminez to Kane
        C. Both -4

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        3m OR after Saturday. 1m OR now 🙂 onwards and upwards!