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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. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Wilson has to go. Newcastle are hopeless.

    1. Utopsis
        1 month, 4 days ago

        They're playing 4 wingers due to injuries, lack of fluidity is an understatement

    2. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      " Since their return to the Premier League in 2018-19, Wolves have failed to score in the first half of 58 games - more than any other side in the division."

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Why didn't Balbuena play the first couple of West Ham games and why is he playing now?

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        And yes, I am looking at Balbuena as a pick, please don't judge me.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Diop was playing.
          Then he got Corona.

          I'd rather look for Coufal or Creswell mate

          1. sully29
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Thanks!

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

      Podence stinking up my team
      Going after this game

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        But he does skill moves

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          like in Fifa? When you mean to shoot but do a special move instead and the keeper jsut collects it from you

        2. Bookkeeper
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          chasing his own shadow

      2. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I'm not sure how a 5.5 midfielder can stink up your team. In all honesty he's performed exactly how I'd expect a 5.5 mid to perform. 3 points ain't even that bad.

    5. Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Really need NEW to somehow nick a goal here and take away those CS pts!

      My healthy green arrow is currently grey

      Sorrynotsorry!

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        ASM hopefully 😉

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

          I’ll allow it 🙂

    6. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Digne to Chillwell bit of a no brainer I suppose?

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Yep

      2. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 4 days ago

          You trust Chelsea for clean sheets? I’m thinking of going cheap

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            With Mendy in goal yes I do. Last year Chelsea defensive stats were third in the league. Kepa was the clear issue

        • Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Do you think he'll keep up scoring rate without set plays ?
          Ziyech would take them off him surely

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            He is so attacking

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Yeah
              He is

        • Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Not really.

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

        I guess I have to take Saiss 6 Podence 3 Jimenez 2. Dull...

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Saiss will fail somehow

      4. ClassiX
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Assuming no mid-week injuries: Foden+Jimi to Mane+Bamford? (already have Salah)

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Brave. Who is in your midfield?

          1. ClassiX
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Currently Bissouma, Podence, Foden, Salah, Son (Forwards are DCL, Kane, Jimi)

      5. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        At this rate Kilman looks like a season keeper for me

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Let's discuss this after 2 gw's 😉

          He's got a lot of competition. Can't see him nailing that spot

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            He looks nailed. Magnus has him too. He knows

            1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Your history is better, he should follow your moves.

              1. Daniel - Go Granville
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Thanks. This made me happy juhuuuu

      6. I'M 2 OLD FOR THIS HIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Those wolves are puppies!

      7. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Saiss goal would be lovely

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Taken on at 58th more likely

      8. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 4 days ago

        72% of the Wolves' goals came in the 2nd half last season

      9. Baked baines
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Wow....
        Just how bad is Jimenez looking not just this game but this season!
        Was fortunate to have 8 points last game!
        This game 3 shots and no where near the target...all 10 yards wide!
        They do have nice fixtures coming up but may need to consider moving him on!

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yeah, but for who ?

          1. ReindeerHotdog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Most will ship him for Kane.

            Ings is a good option too.

          2. Baked baines
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I have Kane and DCL
            But Ings, Maupay, Watkins, Bamford look much better value!

        2. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          It doesn't matter, he will end up on 180 pts somehow anyway

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

          Yeh it's either go to ings or eat my words and get bamford

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

        Neto you waste-man.

      11. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        imagine an ASM goal

        1. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Prefer to imagine a Wilson one.

      12. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Martinez
        Reguilon | PVA | Chilwell
        Son | Salah | JRod | Grealish | Pulisic
        Kane | DCL

        Forster | Lamptey | Mitchell | Brewster

        2FT, 0.5ITB

        Guys, really messed up. Any advise?

        1. ReindeerHotdog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Why is that really messed up?

          I personally wouldn't have Pulisic but there's much else wrong with that team. Triple up on Spurs may be a bit much but individually those players are good options.

          Quite template unless I'm mistaken.

          1. Lucky Z
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            have 2FTs and nothing to decide

      13. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Who to prioritize in midfield Grealish or Hames? Barnes will go unless he explodes tonight

      14. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        ASM having a nightmare

      15. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Can't think of a single reason why anyone will be going without Kane (C) next GW, unless you don't have him

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Son?

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          salah for me. kane c gw8

        3. Napoleon IV
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          how about - a person dies before they have a chance to set their captain on FPL?

          1. Utopsis
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Wow

            • Lucky Z
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              then he is none, not anyone

        4. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Steve Bruce has sapped all the attacking flair out of Newcastle. They used to be an exciting team once.

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

            They weren't that exciting under Rafa either. What are you on about?

            1. Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Maybe I’m going back too far to the Keegan days 🙂

          2. Right In The Stanchion
              1 month, 4 days ago

              15 years ago

            • ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              "once" meaning 1996?

              1. gribude
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Aspriiiilaaaaaaa

            • Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Just seeing that 5 man back line with a 3 just in front is terrible to watch.

          3. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            thoughts on Patrick van Aanholt as a replacement for digne? bit too early? thanks

            1. Ings_is_the_king
                1 month, 4 days ago

                It’s too early

                1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  cheers

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Semedo nowhere near the BPS, how disappointing

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

                He’s been rubbish. Bad pick by us

            3. Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Aguero and Pulisic ➡️ Ings and KDB? -4

              1. Ings_is_the_king
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  No, Aguero has a good fixture next gw

                  1. Tony Martial
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Yes but he’s injured

                    1. Ings_is_the_king
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Sorry, hadnt realised

                      • Giggs Boson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Oh yeah...

                        Wait for pressers. I wouldn't lose Pulisic either way.

                  2. Giggs Boson
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Save

                • ivantys
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    That pen would have been given if it was during the early weeks.

                    1. Freshy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      You might ask Dier

                    2. Plant Based Footballer
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      They know what they're doing throwing their arms out or up. They're just good at making it seem like they don't.

                      That was a pen for me.

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

                    Podence is going to haul at some point. Really involved and going close

                    1. Jdpz
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        keep him for next GW?

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

                          I don’t have him but feel nervous watching!

                    2. Ings_is_the_king
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Who do I get to replace Justin - Zouma or Dallas?

                      • g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Semedo missed that trap

                      • GOTHAM City F.C.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Congratulations to Saiss and Kilman owners.

                        1. Daniel - Go Granville
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Jinx.?

                          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Of course.

                        2. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          Almost finished the champagne that I popped back when I saw the Newcastle lineup...

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

                        Semedo seems very sluggish, little movement and regularly out of position.

                        Such a shame Doherty left.

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

                        2 appearance points for all on field. Subs on the way soon.