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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 5 days ago

    4.1 nailed Wolves defender, now that's essential!

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

      Is he though? Just because Saiss came off doesn't mean he won't go back into centre back next week.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Then why not take off Kilman?

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Saiss was horrible again.

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Lol

  2. mitro
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Tired of Nuno

  3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Cancelo looking pretty much nailed?

    Need a 5.5 defender, he’s tempting.....

    Any other recommendations?

  4. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Starting to think my casual friend is actually a pro

    Triple Wolves defence (and Zaha, Bamford etc)

  5. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    please concede now wolves and jimi score

  6. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    So my 2 Wolves players off! Time I pack in for this season I think. 18 points with 3 to play! Overall rank 3.3 m which is by far the worst since started this game

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      * to pack in

    2. riot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Bye

    3. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      About in the same spot my friend. Don't call it quits. Chisel away, actually looking forward to a new challenge - rescue the season.

    4. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      9 points not too bad for 2 players

  7. Destroyer of teams
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Yo, what you think chaps?

    A sterling to KDB
    B Sterling & Wilson to Zaha & Kane

    Current team

    Martinez
    Saiss Kilman Robbo Chillwell Mitchell
    Salah Sterling Son Bruno Biss
    Wilson DCL Brewster

  8. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Podence

    More like Poo-dance

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Best player on pitch, Nuno needs to visit specsavers

  9. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    RIP Saiss owners. Forever benched

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Why?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        No explanation from anyone

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

      Silly comment.

    3. Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’ll take the clean sheet now

    4. Utopsis
        1 month, 5 days ago

        What?

    5. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Podence shows no potence, get out of my team

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        fix your fpl link

        1. Woy_is_back
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          no idgaf

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            🙄

    6. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      3 - Coady (26)
      2 - Kilman, Boly (25)

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Nice OG for Kilman will solve the problem.

      2. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Hold Coady!!

    7. BeWater
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Great idea Nuno. Take off a skillful technical player good in tight spaces and replace him with a 100m runner against a deep lying defence.

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Says the experienced PL manager

          1. BeWater
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Says the biased Podence owner.

        2. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          At least doing Jimi to Kane this week won’t be hard

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Wasn’t hard 3 GW’s ago

        3. Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Saiss -> Kilman for -4?

          A) Yes
          B) No
          C) do Saiss -> Digne

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Why would you do that?

          2. Nimby
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Yeah getting Digne would be really differential.

          3. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            C tonight before he drops in price.

          4. Van der Faart
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Digne got sent off today?

          5. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            C

            1. Differentiator
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              ty

        4. Nimby
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Wolves are terrible. Very boring.

          1. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Perfect team for the double defence

          2. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Not as boring as us

          3. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Terrible that wins plenty of games ?
            Clueless comment.

        5. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Hearing lots about Saiss being done now etc, yet nobody giving ANY reason why?

          Strange.

          1. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Because if he was still first choice CB he would've went there and Kilman would've come off instead.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              That makes no sense

              1. Utopsis
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  None whatsoever

            2. That Was Easy!
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Because he played poorly in a position that he typically doesn't play, and because Kilman is looking good in his original spot. Some weight to it I imagine.

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                That’s all speculation though? No concrete reasons?

            3. FPL DONKEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              The reason is he done is because non-owners are salty

            4. Nimby
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              It's because he got subbed which never happens to nailed players ever.

              1. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                defender*

              2. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                But it does?

            5. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Because Killman is a better player ?

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Is he though?

                Everything has no valid reason.

                1. Pumpy Pro
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  This season is mental. I aint even going to try and predict. Killman looks solid and the fans on the wolves forum are calling for saiss to be dropped. They aint the manager though

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Not long til Wilson’s Winner

            1. FPL_trail_runner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I may *whisper it* move DCL to Wilson this week

              Gives me funds to then do Son to KDB longterm

            2. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              😀

          3. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Playing 5 defenders this week was the right call. Just abit of bad luck for the outcome.

            Currently was only one dubious pen against Liverpool from have 6 cleansheets including goalie.

          4. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Saiss walks into Nunos office tomorrow and demands Kilman be dropped. Game over Kilman owners.

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              But he finds Kilman already in the office playing chess with Nuno. Check mate.

              1. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yes but Kilman makes rookie mistake and doesn't let Nuno win at Chess. Kilman still dropped.

                1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Let's meet half way, Saiss starts on bench comes in for Kilman at 61 minutes, punches Zaha giving away penality and sent off for 3 games.

          5. Differentiator
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Lettuce have 6 points, Romain

          6. Flynny
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            How important is antonio from gw8?

            Thinking of james to chilwell - but that prices me out of watkins to antonio week after.

            Alternatives are dias or a 4 5m

            Thanks

            1. Differentiator
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              No more than 10% will have Antonio unless he gets back to back braces.

              So

              not essential or important

          7. The Mandalorian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            When Marcal is fit enough to play 90mins Saiss will move back to CB and Kilman will go back to cleaning boots.

            1. Free Hat
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Hope so. Not so sure. Kilman is doing just fine. His place to lose imo.

          8. Tony Martial
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            what to do?

            1 FT 1.2 ITB

            Martinez
            Mitchell Targett Saiss
            Son Pulisic Grealish Salah
            Kane Maupay Aguero

            :Forster,Lamptey,Burke,Dunne.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Save until Friday

            2. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Still got the WC?

            3. THE KING CANTONA
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Start scoring goals, after red card ban is over.

          9. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Bottomed:

            Who do i need to look at changing first?

            Martinez (Steer)

            Trent - Saiss - Lamptey (Taylor & Dallas)
            Salah - Son - Zaha - Podence (Burke)
            DCL - Jimmy - Kane

            0.6m itb, 1FT.

            1. Jdpz
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Jimmy to Ings

              • UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Podence

            2. Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Come on Jimi, let’s get a nasty double deflected own goal and claim it!!!

            3. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              The casuals will keep getting saiss wheb they see him top of defenders' table

              Huge surprise waiting for them next gw

              1. UNDERWORLD7
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Why?

                No concrete reasons. Yet another post with no reason to back it up.

                1. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Nothing is concrete. All we can do is give it our best guess.

                  Nuno and Coady have heaped praise on Kilman. And Nuno decided that subbing Marcal on for Saiss would improve his team during this game. This is all evidence that tips the balance away from Saiss.

                  Not concrete no, but solid evidence.

                  1. Utopsis
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      That's one viewpoint. Here's another.

                      Kilman has trained in that position all week and is playing well enough in this game, Saiss hasn't. So why change it? Saiss has been pretty consistent at LCB for Wolves previously so every chance he can regain his spot after training in that position against Kilman. Nuno and Coady heaped praise in Kilman to bolster his confidence, as they needed him again today at least.

                      1. Giggs Boson
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        Saiss has been patchy at LCB this season, to the point where Wolves fans were calling for him to be dropped. so I wouldn't say consistent.

                        And that's an assumption about Nuno and Coady's praise. They both independently gave him praise post-match for his very strong performance, and it was a strong performance, it wasn't undeserved.

                        The evidence feels far stronger on one side tbh...

                        It could go either way of course, but I'd be pretty confident with Kilman over Saiss.

                        1. Utopsis
                            1 month, 5 days ago

                            Fair point well made - let's see shall we :). One thing's for sure, I'll be paying closer attention to my 1st sub next week

                  2. Utopsis
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      A goal and CS from him? Surprise!

                  3. RAFA THE GAFFA
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    All set for a Longstaff mistake and a late Wolves goal now

                  4. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Neto playing over Podence is a crime

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Nuno fraudo

                  5. TorresMagic™
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    3 - Coady (26)
                    2 - Schär, Kilman, Darlow, Boly (25)

                  6. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    Kane and Son could actually sink me to around a rank of around 5 million. Scary.

                    1. UNDERWORLD7
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Why do you not own them?

                      1. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 5 days ago

                        I don't know what I'm doing

                    2. Pumpy Pro
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      I've seen a couple of top 5 million any season leagues you can join next season. You will be fine