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

    Bamford doing a bamford

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

    Well Costa is killing Saiss

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

      Yellow card banked at least.

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

    Saiss already been exposed a couple of times vs Costa

  4. Leonard hatred
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    classic bamford

  5. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Good to see Wolves acknowledging their roots and wearing the Portugal kit!

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

      lol

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

      CR to Wolves in 2022 I can see

    3. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      good one bro, got em good there

  6. Leonard hatred
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    saiss definitely getting a YC tonight.

  7. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Saiss will get subbed before half time if he keeps this up

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      100% getting booked and possibly off because Neto isn't tracking back and Costa has him on toast

  8. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    what did bamford do?

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

      offside

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        by an absolute mile

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          that's my player

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

    Wood > Watkins or Maupay worth a hit?
    Or Antonio as I’m looking at him gw8 anyway?

    1. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Antonio

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

    Who to sell for Kane
    1) Wilson
    2) Ings
    3) DCL

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wilson i guess? definitely not DCL.

    2. Zrinkec
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ings

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

          Thanks both. I was thinking Wilson initially but it's just what I could do with the extra 2m if I sell Ings. Not sure right now but it could come in handy at some point

    3. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      hi how is everyone doing this monday evening?

    4. Crouch Potato
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Been looking forward to watching Rodrigo play, could be one for the future.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        he is 29

        1. Crouch Potato
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          In relation to fantasy league potential.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            ah okay sorry bro, forgive me?

            1. Crouch Potato
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Nothing to forgive 😉

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

      dive lol

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

        How is Costa not booked for that???

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

          They need to start using var to punish diving

      2. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        exactly what Bats got a penalty for yesterday.

    6. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      This is painful to watch only owning Semedo. Sending a sting in an otherwise pretty good week

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        who do you want?

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

          I’m 10 points in front in head to head.

          He has Jiminez, Saiss and Podence.

          A low scoring game with Semedo attacking return would be lovely

    7. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Leeds are great to watch!

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

        Most entertaining team i've seen in action so far this season.

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

      if this is 0-0 lol

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

      Do you think Mitchell will start next one?

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        considered playing him but i think he'll get subbed off and lose any CS points.

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

      Leed all over Wolves....

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

      Jimi and Podence not yet touch the ball after10 mins

      Leeds keeper not yet spotted

    12. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Podence doesn’t like having his face touched

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

        To be fair , he is bleeding.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Probably bit his tongue crying. He goes down every game like he’s dying at the slightest touch

    13. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Podence playing for rest bite already!

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Respite*

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

      Refree face is funny

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Looks like a Wallace and Gromit character

    15. Vazza
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ten mins into the game and I’ve already given up on a Wolves clean sheet!

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

          thats the spirit

      • Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I need 12 pts from Ayling and Bamford for 100.

          COME ON LEEDS

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

          Jiminez to Kane tonight likely

        • Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          At least someone had to slap Wolves awake.

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Ayling YC

          wtf is that refree

          1. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Ridiculous

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

          Ref looks like someone has pulled him in off the street to officiate

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

            thats what i am thinking
            he looks confused

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

            Same ref that didn't see Pickford assault VVD and somehow found Mane offside.

        • Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Poor Podence

        • Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          this leeds keeper has been class from what i've seen so far this season

          young too