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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. ivantys
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Podence kept proving why he is 5.5

    • Tonyawesome69
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Neto needs to come off for Traore. Holding the ball for too long

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Neto looks far more dangerous than Podence, reckon he’ll come off instead.

      2. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Neto has been their best player by far. Not saying much though.

      3. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Neto is seeing more of the ball but isn't doing much with it. Traore can run and bully players on the right side

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Podence playing close to Jimenez but no service

    • HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Do we think Kane is a must have for the next few games? I have Son. KDB to Sterling was my planned move but could do KDB and Ings to Mahrez and Kane for a hit instead.

      1. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        In a word, yes.

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 1 day ago

        If you’re going off stats and eye I’d say yes considering they are playing a woeful burnley, Brighton without dunk and West Brom

        But maybe last night was a body blow and will take the wind out of spurs

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          I wouldnt say Burnley is woeful though

          They're set up deep to defend and you cant cross on them. Not woeful defensively by any means. Top 5 in most metrics for defensive teams

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yep true, I still think spurs will get 2 or 3 tho

      3. Stooz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Like you I was probably going KDB to Sterling if KDB not fit for this weekend but now thinking KDB and budget forward to budget mid and Kane.

        Kane captain for the next 3 weeks: bur BHA wba

    • stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Thoughts on Leeds defence? After Liverpool and Fulham games I thought they’d leak goals this season but so far look really solid.

      McCarthy > Meslier?

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        No chance find the 0.2 for Martinez

    • Right In The Stanchion
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Not watching. Any chance of a Bamford goal??

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Very unlikely.

        2. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Leeds 70% possession so it is likely.

        3. stu92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 1 day ago

          More likely than a Wolves goal anyway based on first half.

        4. AlternativeB
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Possible. Leeds look so much better than Wolves

        5. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Leeds dominating possession but no end product. Looks a lot like last season.

          1. King Kohli
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            If you had to choose between Ayling and Dallas to transfer in, who would you get?

            1. Frucke
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Ayling all day

            2. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I have Dallas but Ayling looking the better of the two tonight.

            3. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Cheers guys

        6. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Shame about the YC but glad I played Ayling over Semedo so far. Looks class going forward

          1. Frucke
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Yes hes great

        7. Pompel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Only sensible way I can get Kane for Jimi is by also losing Sterling or Foden for a hit. Possible replacements would be Rodriguez/Grealish for Sterling or Soucek for Foden.
          Not worth a -4 this RGW, is it ?

        8. King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Best move here?

          Martinez Steer
          TAA Robbo Castagne Mitchell Johnson
          Salah Sterling Barnes Pereira Anguissa
          Ings DCL Maupay

          2 FT 0.1 ITB

          A. Sterling + Ings > Son + Kane
          B. Barnes + Castagne > Hamez + 4.9 def
          C. TAA + Barnes + Ings > Dallas/Targett + Hamez + Kane (-4)

          Thanks

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            A is the only one I would do. Could backfire ofc

            1. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Cheers mate.
              I actually like B or C options the best as it takes money out of defence and removes the non performers ( Barnes/Castagne) as well.

        9. Joey Tribbiani
            3 months, 1 day ago

            we want Adama!

          • FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Anyone else feel that was a waste of a 45 mins from wolves?

            1. AlternativeB
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Yup. Looked runned over by Leeds

            2. Sir Alex Telles.
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Hate having never owned Kane all season

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                If it makes you feel any better I’ve had him every week including that disappointing week 1

            3. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Jiminez blank with Newcastle at home next will break alot of people.

              Especially those that sold Werner for him.

              1. Party time
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                I may just quietly bring in Werner for him

                1. Clam. ☘️
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Same

              2. FPLMACKEM
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 1 day ago

                That's what I'm worried about!

              3. Pompel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Sure. And now 0.1 off getting Timo back.

            4. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              I really don't mind this ending 0-0.

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                1-0 to Wolves with a Neto winner please.

                1. Railwayman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Make it 2-0 with a Semedo goal.

              2. DA Minnion
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                I'd take it right now.

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Ha, I see you have Dallas.

            5. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Is it just me or does Kane versus a Burnley team thats set up to not concede at Turf Moor seem not that good of an idea

              1. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Some people thought that about west ham.

                1. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I mean i never thought that about West Ham, but Burnley defensively is another level compared to West Ham

                  1. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Really?

              2. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Burnley against Son Bale and Kane will snap like a twig.

              3. Partick Bateman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                He's hat-tricked there before.

            6. ReindeerHotdog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 1 day ago

              All 9 of Leeds' shots in that half were inside Wolves' penalty area.(Wolves have had 2 shots).
              They also completed 235/273 passes, compared with with 84/128 for Wolves.

              Jimenez has touched the ball 18 times and had one shot, which was off target.
              Semedo has seen more of the ball but less than half his passes have been accurate and he's attempted one dribble and no crosses at all.

              I get that Wolves are away and Leeds are taking to the Prem like a duck to water, but it's pretty concerning regarding Wolves assets.
              The dilemma now is that Wolves have Newcastle and then Crystal Palace at home. Do we hold or keep the faith?

              If tonight's stats are anything to go by it's making for pretty grim reading. Still, 2nd half yet to play but even if Wolves nick it 1 nil I get the feeling it would be more the case of papering over cracks rather than skimming a new wall.

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Newcastle are awful, Palace defence also giving up chances. I sold up on a WC.

            7. The Mandalorian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              If you could only own one who would it be, thanks

              1 Digne
              or
              2 Chilwell

              1. Stormbringer22
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 1 day ago

                2

              2. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                I think Chilwell plus the 0.5m or however much he is cheaper

              3. Hansel
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                2

              4. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Chilly wins 🙂

            8. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              If Wolves keep a clean sheet I'm going to be so mad.

              1. Frucke
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                They wont. Leeds will get more space in 2nd half

            9. Stormbringer22
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 1 day ago

              In a weird twist of fates, finals score somehow ends up being 3-3

            10. Right In The Stanchion
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Adama Traoré plays for Spain but can’t get a start for Wolves.

                He never gets a run in the team. He’s vastly overrated.

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Who rates him? A donkey on roids isn't a horse

                  1. Right In The Stanchion
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Great analogy, made my day

                  2. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Can't blame Traore for Nuno's poor tactics.

                2. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Imagine selling Jota and then playing useless Podence every game instead. Nuno is a bigger fraud than Pep..

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Mind blowing lol

                  2. No Professionals
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    To be fair, 45m for jota is silly money

                3. Tempestic
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Dw Jimenez will score, everyone else in my front 7 has so I believe in him 😉

                  1. diesel001
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Lucky penalty?

                    1. Tempestic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Cheeky counter maybe, any will do not fussy

                    2. Tempestic
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      what did i say 😉

                4. AzzaroMax99
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Guys who are you looking to get for VVD? I literally have no idea.
                  Chilwell, Saiss, Mitchel and Lamptey are my other defs.

                  1. kempc23
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Digne?

                    1. AzzaroMax99
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      That just crossed my mind xD
                      Either him or Castagne.

                5. Hansel
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  A) TAA + Mitro -> Lamptey + Kane (-4)
                  B) Podence -> Grealish
                  C) Mitro -> DCL
                  D) Save

                  1. Hansel
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    or E) Jimenez -> Kane

                    1. AzzaroMax99
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      This

                6. jdp219
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  What would you do with this team? Leaving it open-ended because I've received so many different answers when providing options. Thanks in advance for any feedback!

                  McCarthy, Nyland
                  Trent, Saiss, Walker-Peters, Justin, Mitchell
                  Salah, Son, Sterling, Soucek, Podence
                  Ings, Jimenez, Davis

                  1. Scholes Out Forever
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Jimenez + Soucek --> DCL + Grealish is the template move

                    1. Christina.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      that wont get you anywhere

                  2. Tonyawesome69
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    How many FT, how much itb, do you still have WC. Probably Podence and Jimenez out

                    1. jdp219
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      1FT, 1.5itb, still have WC

                      Must say the WC is tempting, but I'm also aware that is probably premature.

                      1. Tonyawesome69
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

                        I can see at least 5 players you should look into changing

                        1. jdp219
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

                          Oh, you're definitely not wrong. Just wondering if it's really worth a WC right now, or a slower-paced approach.

                  3. stu92
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Trent > Robbo
                    Jimi > DCL
                    Upgrade Soucek
                    KWP > someone not Southampton (Ayling maybe based on that first half for me)

                  4. jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Thanks, all! So far, different than previous answers. My team must be rather unique, I guess. Somehow staying afloat, though.

                7. stu92
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Is Cresswell a bad shout for someone under 5.0?

                  1. The Littlest Robbo
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    A defender that takes set pieces at a low price is gold to me. I'll be having some of that in a couple of weeks

                  2. keefyefc
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Check out his next 2 fixtures

                8. Forza Papac
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  I've noticed Dallas tends to drift between the width of the the box in attack while Harrison holds the width. Ayling more of a classic overlapping full-back

                9. kempc23
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Mitro and KDB to Kane and Barkley? Cant quite afford Grealish.

                  1. Tinkermania
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Just Mitro to Che unless Kdb is more than 2 weeks away.

                10. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Ayling looking good, very attacking

                11. rdpx
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Vardy to Kane seems like a good idea, right?