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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 Kohli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Have Martinez.
    Double up on Villa defence with Targett or get a Leeds defender?

    Will need to start the defender every week

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Depends on price ; you want a full back with scoring/assist potential Targett won't get you that.

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Eeerm what? 8 attacking returns in the last two seasons is pretty decent and he certainly has more potential in this Villa side being on some set pieces as well

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Did you see his set pieces this week? Oy.

          1. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Oy mate. No need to lie about his attacking potential though 🙂

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Villa much better defensively

    3. Front 442
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kilman

  2. Jdpz
      1 month, 12 days ago

      To hold Podence for the next GW? or sell now to Trossard/Barkley?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hold for one more gw

      2. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Attack that WBA fixture imo

      3. Front 442
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Barkley all day

      4. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hold

    • Costa Nostra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Love all that Saiss guaranteed yellow and off at half talk....This place is a riot!!

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I said that he was guarentee a yellow.

        In fairness though, he'd been left for dead half a dozen times and just hacked Costa down when he ran past him.

        He's also in my team and played this week, so you don't even get to say it's because I'm salty I don't own him. 🙂

    • Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A) Jimi -> Kane
      B) Podence -> Grealish

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wow, considering Jimi (c)

      2. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

      3. Gazza2000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Why not hold both?

        1. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Good question

    • Krafty Werks
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Finally a decent week...96 all out and no Kane either.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wow big score.

    • slavkob
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Should I go Ryan to Martinez for a hit? I know Ryan got WBA next but if Martinez jumps in price I won't be able to afford it.

      1. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No need to waste transfers on GKs

        1. slavkob
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          But Martinez will outscore Ryan massively in the coming weeks?

      2. Front 442
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Do it. Doing it this early to get the team you want is not wasting a transfer on a GK

    • Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The worse team won tonight.

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        LEE did not turn up 2nd half, I thought they would score at least one based on 1st half performance

      2. Front 442
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wolves did a job on Leeds in the 2nd half

      3. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Did you leave at half-time?

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Can't believe Taylor Saiss and Jimenez brought me slight lightness to the GW, small green arrow ... better than red.

    • Jdpz
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Will the TAA price go down tonight? Keep him for next GW?

      • Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Salah or Kane? I have Son but no Liverpool......

        1. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I'd probably say Salah first, but Kane should come in too asap

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            I agree. Thanks mate

      • PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Jimi (c) next gw, or no?

        1. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I wouldn't

          1. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Cheers

        2. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          You don’t own Salah?

          1. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Only trent and Robbo

        3. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hell no

          1. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Roger that

        4. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Big no

          1. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Affirmative

        5. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Joke?

          1. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Sadly, no

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              So 'No' then ...

              1. PLerix
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Cheers

        6. Riverside Red
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          If he can guarantee another lucky deflection..no problem

          1. PLerix
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Only read the highlights, and that it deflected off of Phillips. Did he have a bad game?

            1. Maarrrr17
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Wolves werent out of this world and jimi got a lucky goal, if it wasnt hugely deflected it was an easy save.

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Pythons out licking

      • KICKandRUSH
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        -4 hits are my best friends this season
        everytime I took em I went up 1m ranks

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Tell me your next move 😉

          1. KICKandRUSH
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            My current team:

            Meslier / Nyland
            Digne-Justin-Mitchell-Ayling-Holding
            Salah-Son-Rodriguez-Harrison-Bissouma
            Kane-DCL-Jimenez

            3.5m in the bank

            my next -4 hit might be
            Jimenez--->Brewster
            Then I can boost my midfield with 7.5m

            Harrison--->Bale/Bruno/Sterling

            the next -4 hit after all of this will change my defence + goalkeeper.

      • MHG
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I need to sell Jimmy or Wilson to get in Kane.
        Trying to decide what's best to keep
        Jimmy or
        Wilson + £2m in bank?

      • PogBruno
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Would you do Sterling + Jimenez/Ings ➡ Salah + Kane?

        1. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes

          1. PogBruno
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Jimmy or Ings?

      • FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ok calling it now

        Next weeks top scorer will be Aguero. I see a chance to hedge bets against everyone getting Kane who may find it hard against Burnley with a super low differential

        Taa + Antonio to Kilman + Aguero (c) for -4 with 0.1mil to spare. Gona wait a few days so can take the TAA 0.1mil price drop first.

        1. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Considering Aguero over Kane too but it’s a terrible idea

      • Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thank you Jimmy(C) and Saiss.

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Well played, brave captain

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What are people’s thoughts on Wolves now?

        1. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Standard wolves - concerned saiss is heading for the bench

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Which Wolves ; 1st half Wolves or 2nd half Wolves?

        3. Front 442
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Wolves double defence incoming. 3 home games in next 4.
          12 clean sheets in the last 19 games

        4. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Value in defense but would not buy any of their attacking assets.
          Would keep them against Newcastle though.

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Brilliant interview with Coady 😆

        1. Front 442
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Class

      • Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How many BPS does winning goal gets?

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          3 I think

          1. Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            not enough to grab 3 bonus then

      • DangerFC
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Vardy to jimi ? Thoughts yes or no

        1. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Do you have Kane? I would also consider Werner.

        2. Biggsy
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yes, but there are others I'd go instead of Jimi

        3. DangerFC
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I have currently kane, DCL and vardy up top. What's your suggestions?

          1. Biggsy
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Probably depends how you'll use the cash from downgrading Vardy

        4. DangerFC
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah I haven't thought too much about it. I was thinking long term after wolves favourable fixtures end I'd try upgrade to aguero in future if he hits form.

      • Biggsy
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If you can't get Grealish in, McGinn and 0.4m or Barkley?

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Barkley imo. Might be on pens as well!

        2. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I actually think Barkley may end up a better value pick than Grealish tbf, especially if on pens. So defo Barkley

          1. Vazza
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Why would Barkley be on penalties? Haha!

              1. Pépé Pig
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Got a better pens record than the others I believe

          2. Biggsy
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            The pens thing is subjective at the moment right?

        3. Old Gregg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          R James > Kilman

          A transfer waiting to happen?

          1. Vazza
              1 month, 12 days ago

              That’s a bad move pal.

              1. Old Gregg
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                The only way I can fund Kane. Wishful thinking.
                Thanks

          2. Pépé Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            How do these moves look for a -4?

            Jimmi -> Kane
            Barnes -> JRod

            1. Biggsy
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Good moves (assume you mean James Rodriguez, not Jay Rodriguez). Hit always risky but if you're willing looks good

            2. Vazza
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Keep Jimenez

            3. Ronnies
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Best option;

              A) KDB -> Mane (c)

              B) KDB, Brewster -> McGinn, Kane for -4

              Thanks.

            4. Vazza
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Which is better

                A. KDB => Sterling (free)
                B. KDB, Wilson => Grealish, Kane (4pt hit)
                C. KDB, Wilson => Mane, Watkins (4 pt hit)

                1. Vazza
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Anyone please. Your advice would be appreciated

                2. Don Kloppeone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Oof the bloke at the top of my most competitive ML is on 358pts!

                  I’m on 255 lol.

                  1. Vazza
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Still plenty of time to recover, you only need to beat him by an average of 3 to 4 points every gameweek until the end of the season. Best of luck mate

                      1. Don Kloppeone
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Thanks mate! Yeh I’m not despairing yet!

                  2. Ray In Bruges.
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    McCarthy (Nyland**)
                    TAA Mitchell Justin (Kilman, KWP)
                    Fernandes JRod Grealish Son (ASM)
                    Jimenez Ings DCL

                    0FT 2.3ITB, anything worth a hit?

                    1. Vazza
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        You don’t fancy bringing Kane into the mix?

                        1. Ray In Bruges.
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          For a hit? I have exact funds to do that switch - Ings or Jimmy out?

                    2. Stand By Mee
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      80 points after hits. Going from 465k to 243k.
                      Pretty happy, especially because I was on -4 and Kdb to Grealish didn’t work out.

                    3. chobentys
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Wolves fans, how nailed on is Kilman for yous guys? Worth a punt going Saiss to him? My other defenders are Robertson, Lamptey, Chilwell and Mitchell. Ta!