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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
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    Saiss essential?

    1. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      Semedo safer ( I have Saiss though)

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    I’m here for that

  3. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    Saiss and Podence bih getting the CS points 😀

    Wih Jimmy scoring, good game!

  4. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 hours ago

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

  5. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    14 from 8

  6. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    Saiss on 1 bap with that goal

  7. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    Justice for Saiss owners!

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    Let’s celebrate, Saiss owners! \o/

    1. Shultan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      o/

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

        0/

    2. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      0/

  9. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    Oh for

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    Podence gotta go, right?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 hours 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
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      He was their best player.

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

        This

  11. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    Jimmy can't stop scoring. Unbelievable

  12. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

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

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      Chill boy

    2. Ginola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      Jesus Christ.

  13. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

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

    1. FPL DONKEY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      Magnus Carlsen enters the room

  14. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

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

  15. Van der Faart
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 10 hours ago

    Need a Coady goal now. Ffs

    1. Utopsis
        1 month, 10 hours ago

        There's more chance of Patricio scoring tbh

    2. aborg
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

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

    3. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 hours ago

      Barnes striker

      1. ivantys
          1 month, 10 hours ago

          Anyone would be better than that rubbish Iheanancho

        • Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

          Guess who I sold!

        • Utopsis
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

        • Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

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

        • Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 hours ago

          People going mental over 1 point 😆 you can have it

          Now Jimi goal is annoying

          1. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Ill take that too..

            2. S.Kuqi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              This. Jammy new Kilman owners

          2. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              This

          3. ivantys
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Semedo is just 4 points but 6 for Coady or Kilman

          4. Garlana
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

            1. Gentle_Turks
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Gotta keep Jimenez for next three.

          5. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Saiss should not be allowed bonus points let alone baps

          6. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Barnes playing as striker?

          7. Naby K8a
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 hours 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
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Many better options at 5.5?

            2. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              LOOOOOL

          8. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Barnes oop

          9. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

            1. Chucky
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Juhuuuu

            2. Reggie Nainggolan
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Kilman was set for 2 arghhh

          10. gooberman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 10 hours 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
            1 month, 10 hours 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
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

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

            2. Gandalf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Likewise and Wilson also. Feeling very jammy

          13. Babelcopter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 hours ago

            Saiss so much better pick than Semedo

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Semedo is not very good either

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Until he gets dropped for Marcal...

              1. Gentle_Turks
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 hours ago

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

          14. Matsy123
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 10 hours ago

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

            1. Babelcopter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Lamptey

            2. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Chilwell

            3. Gandalf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 hours ago

              Chilwell