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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. Teriyaki 69
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    How much hits are you willing to take to be able to do Jimmy+Mitro to kane+ Aguero

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

      -8

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

      not worth. the rest of your team will suffer to get them both in.

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

        Nonsense

        1. Teriyaki 69
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          @wildrover,

          Isn't this an automatic move with 3M OR?

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

            I think you could wait another week for Aguero and save a hit or two

            1. Teriyaki 69
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Thanks mate so Jimmy to Kane and the get Aguero next week for mitro for -4

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

                Yeah

      2. Teriyaki 69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I can get both and still accomodate salah,son, grealish and DCL

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

          Salah, Son, Pulisic and Chilwell here

    3. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Why get Aguero when Jesus will return soon and again rotation issues

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

        Months

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

        Jesus ain't back for a while.

      3. Teriyaki 69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        He is captain material when on form and tends to hit double digit hauls for fun regardless of minutes. I only need 60 mins from him from previous experience

    4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      None

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

      -4

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

    Man buns need banning, people think it looks good? Some from of mid life crisis 10/15 years early

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

      When the premiership footballers are catching up with the fantasy football scout comments thread after the game, i'm sure they'll take your opinion onboard.

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

      Horrendous...

    3. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I’m thinking of growing one and I’m already a pussay magnet.

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Couldn't grow one if I tried !

      • Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Half the Leeds squad

      • BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Footballers hair! I like them, helps me see who's on the pitch at a distance. Helps to separate the men from the hipsters.

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Gullit's hair is a big deal in FIFA...

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

      Podence goal coming...

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

        Have him on the bench

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

        Hope so

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

      It looks like the loss of Doherty and Jonny is really affecting Wolves.

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

        Personally think it is poor tactics from Nuno. Why is he playing 3-4-3 vs Leeds away? 3-5-2. Use the extra man in midfield and Traore's pace up front to destroy Leeds' press.

        Too often he plays 3-5-2 when he should play 3-4-3 and vice versa.

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

          3-5-2 was more affective with Jota as he liked to play more central and create a link between the midfield and Jimenez (Also would rely on the wing backs to push up more to provide the width). To be honest I'm not sure what would be a better set up for them now, Wolves had a poor transfer window.

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

            The set up should depend on the opposition. Teams like Leeds who end up putting 6 in midfield (because they drop the forward deep or they push the defender on) then you play 3-5-2 with Traore up front. You should do the same vs Southampton and City because they like to press too.

            But teams like Everton, Burnley, Villa, you should go 3-4-3 as they play a more 'zonal' (not properly zonal, but they don't press as much) so you will be able to exploit the space against them easily.

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

              Sounds about right 🙂
              It's a shame Traore doesn't get more game time.

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

      Doherty and Wolves, sad decisions for both side

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

        Should stay there as a club legend

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

        Don't understand why Mourinho wanted him if he doesn't want to play wing backs. Doherty always looked suspect defensively.

        1. ivantys
            1 month, 4 days ago

            He buys to weaken Wolves of course, he's worried they would finish above his team. And to weaken an fpl asset.

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

              😉

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

          If you were Doherty you would stay at Wolves over moving to Spurs? Lol ok then, you must have low aspirations

        3. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Good business for Wolves. £15m for a player who cost them £75k. Who knows if his form would have been the same had he stayed?? Just think all the comings and goings have changed the squad dynamic for the worse temporarily.

      3. Dexters Laboratory
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Which to sell
          A) Havertz
          B) Puli
          Which to Buy
          1) JRod
          2) Grealish

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

            B1

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

            Stick.

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

            see how Havertz and Puli look tomorrow. It will take time for Chelsea's new front 4 to gel

          4. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Keep both.

          5. Dexters Laboratory
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Perfect, Thanks everyone. Knee as always is Jerky

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

              Stick.

          6. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Wolves cant get out of their half, Leeds alpha

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

                Phew to my comment below.

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

                Very cunning, very Italian ; they just foul if they lose the ball.

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

              Don't tell me a Wolves cleanie is on the way.

            • FPLMACKEM
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Any chance of wolves applying some pressure on the Leeds goal?

            • Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Leeds have hardly put a foot wrong so far. Wolves need to step their game up

              1. FPLMACKEM
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 4 days ago

                It's incredibly frustrating viewing.

                1. Stormbringer22
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Tell me about it. Triple Wolves here...

                  1. FPLMACKEM
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    I feel your pain. I have double.

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

                Costa i great

            • Inter Me Gran
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Today’s issue,

              A. Fernandes/KDB & Watkins
              B. Foden & Kane

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

              Wow Neto is annoying

            • DAZZ
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              People spunked wildcards in gameweek 3 to load up on man united and wolves. Let that sink in

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 4 days ago

                It’s sunk in quicker than my team has sunk since I did it

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

                No United here! Wolves, guilty as charged sadly...

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

                People loaded up on United after that game against Palace 😀

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

                Hahahahahah

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

                only wolves here and regretting

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

              How I love owning 3 Wolves players for this great fixture run

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Hahah, same... They can't even cross the ball at the moment

            • Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Jimi getting the Newcastle game then dumped for Antonio/Brewster/anyone at this rate, semado I guess they might do something defensively although even a 4,5 probably a better bet than him

            • wattalowz
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Anyone fancy talking me out of

              Werner + Sterling to Kane + Son for free?

              One of them two has to go to get in any spurs...

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

              Bamford goal in 3...2....

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

                6...7...4

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

              Ayling has been more forward than Dallas tonight

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

                First time watching Leeds and I was wondering where's this famous OOP Dallas.

            • Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              looks like Ayling is more attacking tham Dallas

            • AnfieldLad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Ayling looks good

            • Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Cavani should've gone to Leeds to replace Bamford.

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

              Jimenez 2 Saiss 6 written all over it

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

                + Podence 15?

              2. NULL-X-VOID
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                hardly, I think with seeing Leeds plays, they'll score

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

              Looks like I'm the only 1 keeping Jiminez... Newcastle and Palace up next so I think he's worth keeping for at least those 2 fixtures.

              1. FPLMACKEM
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I want to keep him. I really do, but looking at the way wolves are playing I'm struggling.

            • NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Dallas isn't looking much of an attacking threat today

            • ivantys
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Nuno just kept trolling people. First, he said Marcal will be slowly eased in and made ppl go for Vinagre. Next, he said Wolves will be attacking this season...

                1. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  And then he got injuries and had to replan. Not trolling at all .

              • Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Does Nuno have any plan B?? I have Semedo and Jimi :X

              • Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Jimenez has slipped more times than Stevie G

              • AzzaroMax99
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I have Son and Mahrez so would you get for Jimmy:

                A) Kane
                B) Kun

                1. Teriyaki 69
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Hrad to ignore kane right now. In red hot form

                  1. AzzaroMax99
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    A must have indeed. Bur, BHA, Wba as next 3 looking so good. I just thought that Kun could be a differential with low ownership. Next 2 for him vs WH and Shu looking promising too.

              • Tinkermania
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                This game is crying out for TRAORE

              • Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                that Jimi shoots sums it up