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

    Saiss essential?

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

      Semedo safer ( I have Saiss though)

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

    I’m here for that

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

    Saiss and Podence bih getting the CS points 😀

    Wih Jimmy scoring, good game!

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

    Love u Nuno!!! What a sweet cleanie for Saiss!! Absolutely deserved!!

  5. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    14 from 8

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

    Saiss on 1 bap with that goal

  7. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Justice for Saiss owners!

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Let’s celebrate, Saiss owners! \o/

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

      o/

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        0/

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

      0/

  9. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Oh for

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Podence gotta go, right?

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

      Depends how big of a priority your 5th mid is.

      3 points per week isn't the wrist thing in the world for a 5.5m mid.

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

      He was their best player.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        This

  11. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Jimmy can't stop scoring. Unbelievable

  12. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    SAISSSSSSSS
    I have never loved Romain so much in my life as I'm loving it today

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Chill boy

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

      Jesus Christ.

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

    Saiss enters Nuno’s office and flips the chessboard upside down 🙂

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

      Magnus Carlsen enters the room

  14. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Saiss 7 pointer. Just as good as a goal mate.

  15. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Need a Coady goal now. Ffs

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

      There's more chance of Patricio scoring tbh

  16. aborg
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    What did I say about Wolves not being able to keep a clean sheet would sum it up

  17. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Barnes striker

    1. ivantys
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Anyone would be better than that rubbish Iheanancho

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

        Guess who I sold!

      • Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Is he? Interesting, still not holding out much hope for any returns

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

      Jimmy, if you could score more than one goal for once that'd be great. Cheers

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      People going mental over 1 point 😆 you can have it

      Now Jimi goal is annoying

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

        It's not just one point it's the fact that other wolves defenders have lost 4+

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Ill take that too..

        2. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          This. Jammy new Kilman owners

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

        It’s more Coady, Patricio and Kilman losing the CS points

        1. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          This

      3. ivantys
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Semedo is just 4 points but 6 for Coady or Kilman

      4. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Was considering Jimi to ings...this has made it a far tougher decision

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

          Gotta keep Jimenez for next three.

      5. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Saiss should not be allowed bonus points let alone baps

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

        Barnes playing as striker?

      7. Naby K8a
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Podence has scored a total of 9 top-flight league goals at 25 yet he's in many so called "experts" FPL Sides.

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

          Many better options at 5.5?

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          LOOOOOL

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

        Barnes oop

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

        3 - Jiménez (29)
        2 - Murphy (28)
        1 - Saïss (23)

        1. Chucky
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Juhuuuu

        2. Reggie Nainggolan
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Kilman was set for 2 arghhh

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

        Yet another clean sheet gone right at the end of the game. Newcastle have looked zero threat all match. Eff off

      11. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        This has been a solid defensive display by Newcastle who I think might get something v Everton with a repeat performance. Blues injuries and suspensions don't help. DCL owners - keeping?

      12. SM001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Just posting as i'm a Jimenez and Saiss owner. Carry on.

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

          Likewise. Making me feel a little better after yesterday (Salah cap, Trent owner, Mitchell owner)

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

          Likewise and Wilson also. Feeling very jammy

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

        Saiss so much better pick than Semedo

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

          Semedo is not very good either

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

          Until he gets dropped for Marcal...

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

            Won't happen. Change today was tactical / throw of the dice looking for a goal. Reckon he starts again next game.

      14. Matsy123
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Best digne replacement for 6.9 or less? Already have TAA and Saiss

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

          Lamptey

        2. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Chilwell

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

          Chilwell