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Another start for budget FPL defender Kilman as Darlow is passed fit for Newcastle

The second of three Premier League matches to take place on Sunday sees Wolverhampton Wanderers entertain Newcastle United.

Kick-off at Molineux is at 16:30 BST.

With the exception of Adama Traore (£6.4m), there is good news all round for owners of Wolves’ most-popular Fantasy Premier League assets.

Max Kilman (£4.1m) is handed his third straight start at centre-back, with Romain Saiss (£5.2m) again deployed at left wing-back.

Kilman was the most-bought FPL defender of Gameweek 6, with almost 340,000 Fantasy managers recruiting the budget asset for this fixture.

Traore’s third benching in a row means that Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) is again joined in attack by Daniel Podence (£5.5m) and Pedro Neto (£5.5m), meanwhile.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s only change to the side that beat Leeds United is a like-for-like one, with Ruben Neves (£5.4m) replacing Joao Moutinho (£5.4m) in central midfield.

The team news for the visitors is a bit more complicated, with Steve Bruce making four alterations from his starting XI in Gameweek 6.

There isn’t a change between the posts, however, with Karl Darlow (£5.0m) passed fit to feature.

Emil Krafth (£4.4m) and Joelinton (£5.8m) are both benched, with Isaac Hayden (£4.9m) also among the substitutes as Steve Bruce opts not to risk his half-fit midfielder.

Jonjo Shelvey (£5.4m), who is set for groin surgery, misses out completely.

Fabian Schar (£4.9m), Ryan Fraser (£5.8m), Jacob Murphy (£4.9m) and Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) come into the Magpies’ rather offensive-looking starting XI.


Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Rui Patricio, Boly, Coady, Kilman, Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Saiss, Neto, Jimenez, Podence.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis, Almiron, Hendrick, Fraser, Saint-Maximin, Wilson, Murphy.

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1,316 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 4 days ago

      I cant believe we are about to witness Raúl Alonso Jiménez Rodríguez' first ever premier league hat-trick

      1. The Legend Squad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Put a tenner on it. So expect a 2nd minute red!

      2. JohnnyRev7
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I have just put a tenner on it. Something positive has to happen this GW...

      3. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Not with finishing like that!

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      ASM casuals vs Kilman casuals today. Who will win?

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        god you're so good at this game to call other people casuals

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          The biggest casuals are those who get offended by being called casuals

          -Ville Ronka

        2. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          "Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."

          -Mark Twain

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Jimmy casuals.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Jammy Jimmy scored last game he's blanking again tonight

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Podence and Saiss...you might be my only hope of not falling further down the ranks this week!

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I’m with you buddy...

        Not quite sure how it’s got to the point where I’m relying on Podence & Saiss to save my GW, but here we are!

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

          I know right...I have never had a start as bad as this, which is worrying!

    • Right In The Stanchion
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Digne > Coufal and bench for a week is my plan

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

          Interesting choice. I'm looking to get Villa's defender, but now you made me think again. Coufal could be the player to go for.

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you for the -2 Digne

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Jimi looking quite good during pre game stretches

        1. thegaffer82
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Podence too displaying some fantastic squat thrusts. Thinking a hatty for him today

      • KEVIN DE CLAUS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Lads!! 2 FT. Always planned on getting KDB in again:

        Martinez
        Robbo Lamptey Konsa
        Son Mahrez Salah Zaha Havertz
        Maupay Kane

        Steer Brewster Mitchell Ayling

        Would you do:
        A) Mahrez/Havertz -> KDB/ASM or
        B) Mahrez/Robbo -> KDB/Kilman?

        Cheers!

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Not too sure about bringing KBD in yet mate, especially for Mahrez who should get a good run in the team with all their injuries up top. City really struggling for form atm too

      • Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        DCL has 7.33 points per game overall but 1 PPG for me after I finally squeezed him in. What a season 😀

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          This season's Pukki

          1. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Don’t say the P word round here!

          2. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            DCL was decent at one point last season though, and it was always obvious that Norwich would have one of the worst attacking records last season. They didn't have a Rodriguez/Siggy/Digne to set Pukki up.

          3. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Bamford 6 goals and one hattrick after 6 games, same as Pukki.

      • Mac90
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Hopefully Wolves concedes to justify my distrust of getting CSs

      • King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Do we think Kilman is first choice now?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah.

          Nuno and Coady have been gushing over him in interviews.

        2. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Until he fails.

        3. Cojiro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Until marcal is back

          1. sandman58
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Marcal is back hes been sub last game and this one
            Can't get in the team

            1. Cojiro
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Agreed, but definition of a rotation risk

          2. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Marcal has been back for two weeks.

            2nd week on the bench now.

      • Shultan
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        7 players & no returns!
        Can I get to 9 with no returns with jimi & saiss?

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Bottled thrown from the crowd.

        1. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Bottle job from Jimmy

      • COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Podence due a brace minimum

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          He still plays?

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Can't see him out there...

      • Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        This game has 0-0 written all over it and that's why it'll end 1-1.

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Michael Owen's level of punditry from me

      • AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Sold VVD to Digne last week and this sh%^!
        Digne to Konsa for free?

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        What happened in evertons match?? I was unable to watch. Did they at least look good?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          No Richo, no Everton.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Mvp, world class, GOAT.

          2. Utopsis
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            This

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Saints just better all over. Missing players catching up on Everton.

        3. Danstoke82
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Bang average and Saints were very good.

        4. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Well sh!t i have dcl and rodriguez

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Should i keep?

      • ivantys
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Newcastle deploying the London bus

        • GenerationalTalent
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Semedo looking promising so far

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Saiss, Semedo and Kilman owners, let's just pop the champagne already 🙂

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 4 days ago

              yup CS secured already

            • Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I was already halfway through the bottle when Mitchell conceded.

          2. Jdpz
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            How many matches will Digne misses?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              3.

            2. Danstoke82
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              3. Straight red.

              1. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Straight reds can be 1 game for professionals fouls. 3 as he was reckless and endangered the opponent.

            3. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              3 unless appealed

              1. Utopsis
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 days ago

                An appeal would be mad

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

                  Was it bad?

                  1. Utopsis
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 4 days ago

                    Had 2 bites at him, the 2nd one "looked" like an accident but I personally think he meant it (a stamp on his heel). Ball nowhere near on either occasion.

                    1. FPL Virgin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 4 days ago

                      Impossible to be sure. Both players were running at speed.

                      1. Utopsis
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 4 days ago

                        True - only Digne knows for sure

            4. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              3

          3. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Podence looks lively

          4. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Great to see Podence being involved in everything this week after I got rid after being one of the most pointless transfers I’ve ever made

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah cant even remember why i got him in the first place. Sold him straight after

          5. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            likelyhood of castagne actually doing something good today?

          6. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Impodence

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              that was good

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Except i do it every wolves game that podence plays

            2. ‘Tis the Season
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Lol 🙂

          7. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Last time i had 2ft i transfered Son out for his haul as i had nothing urgent to deal with, can't wait to see what i manage to ruin this week with 2ft.

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Tranfer only bench fodder to another?

              1. Pukki Party
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Button to Steer too sideways?

                1. Baps hunter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 4 days ago

                  Nope, unless you need 3 other Avl spots one day 😉

          8. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Jimmy almost

          9. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Awful from Jimenez

          10. ‘Tis the Season
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Podence lively

          11. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Jimmy likes putting the ball there.

          12. ivantys
              3 months, 4 days ago

              2 clearances from Jimmy, bagging those BPS