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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. Del Griffith
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    All hail Jimmy and Saiss!.... only 152 points behind 1st according to live FPL, please tell me I'm back in the game 🙂

  2. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    A) TAA, Mitro -> 4.8 + Kane
    B) Podence, Mitro -> Zaha/Grealish, Antonio
    C) TAA, Podence -> Chilwell, Rashford

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Have Robbo btw so ready to drop Trent

    2. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

  3. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    This was my first game this season that Im happy with FPL-wise. Saiss and Jimmy are my heroes.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Saiss points are pure luck

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Jimenez also, Darlow should have saved that. Last week he was even luckier and I thought that wouldn't continue. So took a hit to ditch him.

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    What are Podence owners doing? Give one more week?

    1. Jdpz
        1 month, 3 days ago

        yes

      • Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        He was my starter in a 3 5 2. Will be first bench in a 3 4 3 next week.

      • Frozen Mukluks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Yes

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

        He's my 5th mid. 3 PPM is better than some of my team. I'll keep, and may shift to someone like Bowen later.

      • Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Playing 3-5-2 so he really starts annoying me.
        Think he is close to be benched IRL

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Keeping, has a monster haul in him

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A) TAA to Chilwell
      B) Saiss to Zouma
      C) Save

    3. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Even with 2 goals in 2, Jimenez has to go for Kane

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Have done the same and never looked back

          1. Joey Tribbiani
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Just not sure if I should do it tonight before price rise

          2. Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            4 goals in 6, has done nothing wrong really.

        2. PogBruno
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Bottomed

          Should I get Kane here?

          Martinez
          Robbo Justin James //Kilman Ferguson
          Salah Sterling Son Podence //Bissouma
          Jimenez Ings DCL

          1. Bam Bam Bigelow
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Probably not, unless Kane goes berzerk v Burnley. Which fwd would you lose though?

        3. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I sold Barnes and Castagne for a hit. I know how this is going to end.

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Amen for Barnes. He plays a striker, hopefully brace is on the cards

        4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Team for next week. Does it look ok?

          Martinez
          TAA James Dallas
          Salah Sterling Son Foden
          DCL Ings Bamford

          Steere Podence Mitchell Lamptey

        5. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Thiago Silva vs Manchester United:

          95 touches
          94% pass accuracy
          82 passes
          6 clearances
          3 recoveries
          2 tackles made
          2 interceptions
          2 blocks
          0 x dribbled past
          0 fouls committed

          Incredible performance -via Squawka Football

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

            and the foul on Rashford?

            1. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              This af

            2. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Wasn't hard enough or high enough

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

            Did well not to fall asleep like the viewers.

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

          LMS safety score currently 16

          https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Hey TM how is the season going, happy with Jimmy haul?

          2. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            This may be Tony’s last week.. 🙁

          3. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Looks like I’m out if I’m still in that is

        7. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Son or Kane cap next week? Im leaning towards Son

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I might follow you

          2. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Depends on who is not injured by then.

          3. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Kane

          4. thomashl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Flip a coin. Kane being on pens makes me feel safe

        8. osceola31909
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I am worried that Saiss was substituted instead of Kilman. Saiss could have moved back to Kilman's position when Marcal came in. Does this mean Kilman has supplanted Saiss?

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            People reading too much into it. Saiss would have been mentally playing as a LB all game and Kilman was there already set and picking his man up.

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Just didn't want to upset the back 3. Saiss is either getting the CB spot back or is starting at LWB again ahead of Marcal how was at fault for conceding

        9. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Come on Harveeeeyyyyyy

        10. King Carlos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Can anybody beat this?

          My defensive (keeper+3 defenders) scores in the last 3 gwks:

          GWK 4: -2 pts(!)
          GWK 5: 5 pts
          GWK 6: 0 pts (Ryan to play)

          In the last 3 gwks, my defenders have scored a total of 3 pts!!

          1. Tinkermania
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Link team please!

              1. Al Moon Yeah
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Damn! Sorry bro, just the unpredictable nature of the game

                1. King Carlos
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 3 days ago

                  Thanks man... ffs is fun game to play! 🙂

                  But still, this has to be a record..

          2. Make America Greta Again
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            You've got 2 points in defence this gw when sub comes on. Doing okay in general.

            1. King Carlos
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Yeah, noticed that as soon as I hit post... but still! This ain't good for my health! Lol!

        11. LLoris
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          What transfer should I do?
          A) Podence for Bamford
          B) Saliba for Kilman (Bench)

          1. Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Get Zouma

        12. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          One of my ML opponents has Bamford 17 pointer on the bench and is going to get cockblocked by Vardy 1pointer

        13. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          17 points with three to go from my WC lads:

          Martinez
          Kilman Robbo Lamptey
          Son Salah(c) Grealish Rodriguez
          DCL Kane Watkins

          Chilwell smiling from the bench. Backed my team Utd to score, not much to do about that.

          We go again next week

        14. SomeoneKnows
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Martinez
          Robbo, Chilwell, Saiss
          Salah, Son, Rodriguez, Grealish
          Kane, DCL, Maupay

          Forster, Soucek, Dallas, Mitchell
          0.5m ITB, 2 free transfers

          Transfer ideas?

        15. kbogusz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          McCarthy (Ryan)
          Justin, Targett, Mitchell (Digne, Lewis)
          Salah, Rodriguez, Rashford, Podence (Harrison)
          Kane, Jimenez, Wilson

          1FT, 1.2 ITB

          I really think it's time for wildcard before the GW7. Too many underperforming players and too much money wasted on bench. Plus Digne suspension.

          Any suggetions?

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Oh I'd definitely WC that team.

            Defense is a nightmare.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              Maybe you can hold out until GW10 if you're desperate by doing like Digne > Chilwell.

              I think WC'ers in GW9/10 stand to gain the most.

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

                That was the plan initially to wait until GW9 for a WC but looking how bad is my team atm i don't think i should wait anymore longer.

                On the other hand, some teams form is still quite uncertain. Feel like Villa are overperforming for how they are playing. Not sure about City players and Spurs schedule gets really difficult after GW8. Worried about how Everton is going to do without Richarlison and Digne too.

          2. Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            My god....WC that

          3. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Close, but I would consider -4 or even -8. Digne to Chilwell and Rashford to Son and it looks much better imo.

        16. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Thats twice recently now I got some luck with Wolves defenders, last season post Covid, Doherty was benched and came on, got an assist and then gave away a pen so all other wolves defenders concdeded. And now Saiss today 😀

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

            To be fair I had Doherty then and it was hilarious.

            Swings and roundabouts

            1. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 3 days ago

              I have had about 3 goals ruled out tho in that same time period. Boly once, Saiss last week and im sure theres another

              1. Trophé Mourinho
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 3 days ago

                Boly was last season, post covid i think)

        17. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Sir Bamford makes an entry!

        18. Jesus hits De Gea bar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Blimey I’ve just found a Xmas pudding in the cupboard from last year and it’s in date.

          1. Scrumper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Hold

        19. JimJoshBoy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Sterling and Watkins to Kane and Zaha/Greenwood?

          1. Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Why do you even concider Greenwood over Zaha?

            Answer is Yes

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

              Yeah fair enough. Wine has got to my head. Think ill do it tonight pre rises

        20. Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Lads, stop crying and forget about this GW....it is all part of a game 🙂

        21. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          On 14 points, but
          Maupay, Lamptey, Kane and Son to go.

          No chance of a good week, but hoping to get near average?

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

            Need a Maupay hatty.

        22. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yey DCL 1 pointer means I haven't captained my lowest scoring player for once!

        23. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          TAA to Chilwell with FT or save?

          1. wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            save

        24. Wicked Weapon
            1 month, 3 days ago

            If Kane and Son blank combined with DCL and Salah blank, I think we'll be looking at 35-45 Average right ?

          • wulfranian
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Wolves 3 points,Jimenez 9 points and Coady 8 points.Murphy though is one of these irritating players that will ruin your evening with a free kick...until next year.

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

              Wolves 1 point

              1. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 3 days ago

                You are a jenius!