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Saïss benched for Wolves as Mitchell misses Palace’s trip to Molineux

Gameweek 7 of Fantasy Premier League has started exactly as many had expected in this crazy, topsy-turvy season.

The top-scoring defender after six Gameweeks Romain Saïss (£5.3m) finds himself on the Wolves bench for a Friday-night clash with Crystal Palace, replaced in the starting XI by Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m).

As predicted on our team news page, Max Kilman (£4.2m) retains his spot in the back-three though, joined there by regulars Conor Coady (£5.0m) and Willy Boly (£5.5m).

That should only serve to increase the budget man’s ownership, perhaps with those invested in Saïss preparing to make an easy switch already.

There was also some uncertainty over the role of Daniel Podence (£5.5m) in Wolves’ Gameweek 7 line-up but, as predicted by Neale, he earns yet another start flanking Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m), keeping Adama Traoré (£6.3m) on the bench for a fourth league match in a row.

Meanwhile, Wolves are not the only ones with bad team news for Gameweek 7 as the 25%-owned Tyrick Mitchell (£4.2m) misses out with the knock reported by Roy Hodgson this week.

The left-back has not made it into the match squad, let alone the bench, allowing Patrick van Aanholt (£5.4m) to come in for his first start of the season while Nathaniel Clyne (£4.5m) gets a second consecutive outing at right-back.

There will be plenty of eyes on Wilfried Zaha (£7.3m) tonight ahead of earning 26.9% backing for Gameweek 7.

The Eagles have won three of their last five league matches at Wolves, while both of Zaha’s double-digit hauls this season, have come on the road this year.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patrício; Kilman, Coady, Boly; Aït-Nouri, Neves, Dendoncker, Semedo; Neto, Jiménez, Podence.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; van Aanholt, Dann, Kouyaté, Clyne; Schlupp, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Townsend; Zaha, Batshuayi.

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1,449 Comments Post a Comment
  1. HD7
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    And I have Semedo Jimi Zaha...
    there is still another half though

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Me to, fail

  2. Lets Talk About 19 Baby
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Oh what a surprise not one but two assists wiped off for PVA. This season keeps on taking. Not forgetting Zaha fail thus far.

  3. Bossworld
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Wolves dominant for the first time in many games

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Have to be flying with the infusion of new talent

  4. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Didn't see the half, how has PVA looked till now?

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Good attacking, not def

    2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      He or Schlupp gets benched soon

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Has to be schlupp benched over PVA

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Robbed off 2 assist by Kilman owners in the VAR bus

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      would have got 2 assists on his day

      attacking as usual

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Will Saiss come on?

    Would be 1 point gained because I have no bench.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Certainly

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        He might if they are defending a lead

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          They are.. Neto for saiss 65min

    2. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      He will maybe block Lamptey for me. The 1 is probably better.

    3. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Maybe also for me, since Lamptey is my 2nd sub.

    4. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Odds are he's going to come on

    5. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      can hope for a goal.if he play lwb

  6. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Coady is a rock.So much confidence in his game and the players feel so safe.

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      His long pass range pretty accurate too

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeah mate,excellent passes to Semedo and Neto.

    2. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      he’s exactly what England are crying out for in the international team in my opinion. Looks a leader to me.

  7. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Both Son and Kane above 100% EO ownership

    1. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Bleurgh.

      Own only Son, not captain.

      Could be bad.

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      hate it 🙁

    3. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Massive shock.

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Salah huge C diff in top 10k

    5. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      In the top 10k, most other ranks don't think it would be the case

    6. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Imagine capping Salah and basically only having 9 players in your team

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Imagine saying imagine before all your comments to try to make yourself sound superior

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Dont feed the troll

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Imagine getting wound up by a single word

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Imagine no possessions
            I wonder if you can

  8. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Current team:
    Martinez
    Robertson Saiss Justin Lamptey
    Salah Son Mane Foden
    Kane DCL

    subs; Steer Bissouma Mitchell Brewster

    Which combo going forward?

    A) Mane (own Salah)
    B) KDB (own Foden)

    1) Robertson
    2) Chilwell

    Thanks in advance

    1. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      A2 imo

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Perfect thanks!

  9. FPLMACKEM
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Does anyone think Rodriguez actually will play Newcastle?

    I need him not to as I have Podence first sub!

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ancelotti did say he wouldn't but he said that last time too. Who knows. I think he won't

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Exactly. Thats what has got me all paranoid!

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        He didn't say that last time at all. He said he'd trained and had a chance

    2. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Red flagged and confirmed out. He won't play.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Red Flagged means nothing but yeah ancelotti said he's out. Son was red flagged too and he scored 18 points.

      2. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Hope you're right. Wasn't son red flagged also before his haul v united?

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      He won't

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Haha, same. It looks far more unlikely that he plays a part from Carol's words.

      But we've had this before.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Lol, Carol Ancelotti

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I like it 🙂

      2. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I don't trust Carlo after last week.

    5. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I don't get why there's this negativity towards Carlo, who basically confirmed that Rod WILL play last week, not the other way round. He said R would be out on Everton TV before his condition improved, then came out the next day and directly told us that his condition had improved and that they would give him a chance to feature. What more do people want?

      1. Railwayman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        True.

      2. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I think why people are negative towards him is he went from saying he won't play to he has a chance of playing in a day. He should be 100% sure he won't play before actually saying he won't play. Otherwise he could have just said he has a late fitness test.

  10. Railwayman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Semedo any good in the first half ?

    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      many cross into the box but not really direct to jiminez

    2. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      his heat maps are good im keeping two more weeks

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yes he's been good.

    4. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Hit and miss, good for the most part

    5. Railwayman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Thanks lads.

  11. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Atleast As this week can be happy with Semedo after the hate he slipped on Saiss owners haha

  12. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    That second goal is so funny. Jimmy is about to go go mental that the cross misses him but turns it into a celebration when he see go in the net!!!

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      and Neto actually aimed thr cross for Jimi 😆

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Looked like that for sure.
        Don’t think he was aiming for the guy who is 3ft 4 🙂

  13. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    LMS EO over 100

    Salah 130, Son 114, Kane 105

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Chasers with Salah, leaders with spurs

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Only 72% own Kane, Salah 90, Son 92

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Surprising on Kane

  14. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Worth going Saiss to Kilman?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I did this week, but it was more of a shift of Mitchell > Kilman, for fixture/fund distribution reason.

      Don't like Wolves fixtures, but 4.2m for a potential starter at the back is decent.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        (Also Kilman still isn't nailed but a 4.2m with those fixtures, shouldn't be too much of a concern.)

    2. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Upcoming fixtures aren’t great for either but the money saving could be useful. I’m thinking this move if Kilman remains nailed

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Why on earth is guaita on just 1 save??? Anyone with 2 eyes and the ability to count knows he had 2 saves...

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I'm not sure if FPL is really the game for you if you continue to get this wound up by it

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Why do people take offense when someone wants the game to be consistent and transparent?

        Guaita clearly had 2 saves so why is only 1 counted. Same thing happened a few games ago

        1. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I'm not taking offense to you wanting the game to be consistent, but the tone of your posts, the content of your posts, you appear very angry constantly. Its only a game.

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I'm not angry, I'm using hyperbole to get replies

  16. ivantys
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Wolves scoring more than 2 makes Jimmy 6 points max now.

    • Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Double West Ham defence next GW too risky?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        What do you think?

        1. Old Bull
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Very tempted. But it being a London derby is making me hold back

      2. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yeh I’d say so. One should do it. Looking at Coufal myself.

      3. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not really. Better than double pool tbh.

      4. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I’d say so. 1 is more than enough

    • Esalman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Have Jimi and Zaha and I'm already resigned to getting nothing out of this game.

    • Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Keep lamptey or Justin? Why? Thanks.

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Lamptey, bigger threat.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        They'll probably score similarly, but I'd say Lamptey.

        The games you're keeping Justin for, Perieria & Castagne are likely to be back for. (They could play 3 ATB, but not sure.

        In saying all this if the two above, as well as Fofana & Soyuncu (how long out?) are fit - Leicester defense will be quite strong again.

      3. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks chaps.

    • The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      To any Everton fans/people who may know: Is Rodriguez's injury real this time or fake news like last time? I have Podence first on the bench but played Rodriguez despite his injury news.

      1. FPL FAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Don't worry, Podence will come in

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          How are you so sure? I can't find anything online for James' injury

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Really? You're surely not looking very hard.

            Legitimately just Google James Rodriguez injury.

            https://www.google.com/search?q=James+rodriguez+injury&oq=James+rodriguez+injury&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i131i433l2j69i60l2.4797j0j7&client=ms-unknown&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

            1. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              All it says is "he has a little problem" which could be anything and therefore is not really evidence to base an opinion/estimation on

            1. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Cheers for the link. However, same as the news - doesn't actually say what the problem is. That said, nothing I can do about it now except wait and see.

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        This is getting frustrating now. There was no fake news. Rodriguez was injured at the time Carlo spoke to Everton TV then his condition improved by the time of the press conference where we were basically told he would play. This time we are directly told he won't play, at the press conference, with no further follow up to suggest the contrary

        1. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          This.

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I honestly don’t think he expected him to play when he made the first comments

        3. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Not to mention he never ruled him out 100% the first time, he said "I think he'll be out'

          1. The Big Fella
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            This is true. The problem in the message was his English. I played him anyway.

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          It was clearly fake news by ancelotti last time in a pathetic attempt to deflect from Pickford's assault on VVd

        5. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ok - this week do we think he will be injured at the time of the presser and then recover in time for match? I actually played him too last despite the presser

    • NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      PVA on -1 for me lol

      1. shiraz
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Same here. Have 3 players but i have 0pt

        • Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Mitchell owners lucky

      2. FPL FAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 23 days ago

        McCarthy Steer
        TAA Robbo Saiss Justin Mitchell
        Son Salah ASM Jorginho Stephens
        Kane Jimmy Mitro

        2 FT available
        Pull WC trigger or not?

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        How's Podence looking?

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Best player on the pitch

        2. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Very sharp

      4. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Podence is a poor version of Hazard. But then in FPL, is half the price of Hazard.....

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Not like Hazard never trolled owners either.

        2. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Also providing a similar level of returns to Hazard, in Spain that is

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            He is better than hazard in spain.

        3. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          No comparison, unless you are talking the Real Madrid version

      5. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thankfully, J-Rod missing out forced me to postpone my Podence out transfer. And the little ripper has finally come through!

        Bit miffed about Saïss though.

      6. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I know it's very early days but already regretting zaha.

        He is the modern walcott for me
        - A trap I always fall in to.

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Doesn't have the personality to be a great, IMO. Always moaning.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Zaha or me? 😉

        2. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Its the same every season. He's a monster in the transfer window then shuts off once it closes.

          every. single. season.

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            The transfer window closed before last weeks game. 😉

        3. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I never have any luck with him either

          Another Walcott / Barkely type player for me

        4. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 23 days ago

          He’s not looked good , owners like myself been lucky imo, wouldn’t have brought him in

      7. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Ok, looks like Zaha fail this GW. Keep or sell?

        1. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Look at his fixtures

        2. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Lee-bur-new-wba. Great fixtures, I'm keeping.

        3. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Almost fantasy assist for him. Another day that would have been penalty.

      8. Sir Alex Telles.
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Guaita should be on 2 saves. one save point was chopped off last week too.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          It's baffling. He clearly had 2 saves, no question

      9. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Wolves conceding but then Saiss sub goal would be a thing of beauty. Obv

      10. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        "Clear and obvious error" is one of the most subjective rules possible

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Most unclear thing

        2. Troll hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Yes...

        3. Plant Based Footballer
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          The people doing VAR must be confusing it with being "clear and obvious" for the referee. "Well, it was a tough angle, so it wasn't clear, and hence wasn't obvious either."

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          The on pitch does not see the VAR should give it under the clear & obvious error?