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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. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    No goal Monday it seems.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      WOL only do 2nd half

  2. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Gents please pick a defence

    1 Digne Chilwell Cresswell 4.0 4.0

    2 Chilwell Cresswell Lamptey Dallas 4.0

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      2

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      2

    3. Frucke
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think youll need a playing bench this season

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah I think this year having a full playing squad is more important than previous seasons.

    4. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Personally prefer no. 2 since you'll have 4 starters but if you can somehow squeeze Digne into 2 instead of Cresswell I would.

    5. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yeap ure right gents thanks

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Can imagine wolves nicking this 0-1

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Possible, Leeds have lacked quality in front of goal.

      1. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Bus parked

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not tested Patricio once

  4. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Oh the goalkeeper has to punch. FREE KICK!

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

    If this game had been at 1500 Saturday with 2 other games, we wouldnt have been so bored. Same with Brom Burnley

    Garbage match schedule

  6. sandman58
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any Brighton fans any thoughts on Backline for next 3 wit Dunk out?
    Does Veltman stand a chance of starting?

  7. Stormbringer22
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Can see Podence being subbed off at HT

  8. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Podence misses a good chance.

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    WOW PODENCE ALMOST

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Cracking save

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Went straight at him lol

  11. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Rodrigo is going to have a huge bandwagon soon. Class player and I'd bet on him over Bamford soon. Either way getting a Leeds attacker looks a good bet(already got the double Dallas/Ayling)

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      not before GW11 surely?

      villa, leicester, palace, arse, everton, chelsea until then - none of those are going to be easy matches.

  12. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Podence FFS

  13. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Podence almost.

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Podence the garbage man wasting Saiss assist. Get this midget off the pitch...

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      The garbage man hahahaha

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Podence and Neto off. Neves and Traore on.

      1. Frucke
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Traore would do damage

        1. Frucke
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Not only with biceps

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Careful there.

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

    What a save

  16. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Podence rasping shot straight at GK

  17. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Saiss to podence. What could have been...

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      This. I would've jump from 1.7 mil to 1mil

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I just would have jumped out of my chair

  18. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best chance of the half goes to Wolves.

  19. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Podence denies Saiss assist

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

    Podence really trying hard to make me dump him

  21. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Awful Wolves.

  22. Teriyaki 69
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Hate the current match scheduling. We need the old schedule back. Imagine waiting since saturday morning until today for Jimmy, Podence, Saiss& Robinson

  23. ivantys
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Why wasn't the ball rebounded to jimmy he would have scored that

    • xHaTr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Would have been saiss assist!

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      3 halves of 0-0 today...such fun

    • bodgejob
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Would have been an 8 point goal at least, as a Podence and Saiss owner...

      1. Stormbringer22
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I feel your pain

      2. Teriyaki 69
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        pody to be subbed at ht and saiss to lose cleanie at 90 mins and get a yc for a grand total of 2 pts from the pair.

    • jdp219
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ugh. That Saiss-to-Podence combo would have been nice.

    • Dosh
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Podence with a shot on target from a Saiss pass, and Jimenez waiting for the rebound.

      I have all 3.

      1. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Same. [sad face]

    • Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      This game would be perfect for Adama

    • Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not watching. Bamford looking likely for a goal??

        1. Frucke
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yes