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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. ivantys
      2 months, 26 days ago

      Could be PVA on pens now

      1. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Zaha I believe...

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Could be Ayew too actually

        2. Joey Tribbiani
            2 months, 26 days ago

            hmm

          • The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Possible

        3. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          3 match ban

          1. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Like Digne?

            1. Over Midwicket
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Giggity

        4. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Damn. Palace goal not likely.

        5. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Please no Saiss cameo...

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            It will happen Im afraid

        6. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ok I will buy Zaha now

        7. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Zaha back on pens lol

        8. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          C'mon Jimenez, get your customary goal...

          1. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Own goal*

        9. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Milivojević sent off

        10. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Shaita got a save point 😮

        11. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

          Ok glad I went for Grealish over Zaha!

          1. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Grealish will score an own goal and get a red. Cmon, don't celebrated before one has even played.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Come on what are the odds of that

        12. ivantys
            2 months, 26 days ago

            It will be a fabio silva cameo instead

          • The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Need this to end already...

          • tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Fabio Silva coming on soon...leave Saiss on the bench please

          • DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Get saiss on for Kilman.

          • Ode
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Without var mili would be on 7 points + possible bps, assuming he would’ve scored the pen

          • Stand By Mee
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            85' It's time for Jimi's goal

          • Bobby Digital
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Podence to get 3bps for winning golazo?

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Nope.

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Nouri scored the inning goal.

            3. Granville
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              He didn't score the winning goal.

            4. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              True, my bad.

            5. Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Nouri scored

          • Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Serbians = Europe's South Americans (or what Souness might say)

            1. AzzaroMax99
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              lol

          • ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Silva coming on, no Saiss cameo

          • TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            20% to last weeks score with 1 player

            1. Plant Based Footballer
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Zaha?

          • Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Get Saiss on and make wolves concede

          • Niho992
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Come on Raul !!

          • The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Jimi off

          • Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            YESSSSSS FABIO SILVA COMING ON

          • KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Fabio Silva coming on for Jimi

          • Paul Psychic Octopus
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Palace 56% possession, 11 shots, according to BBC.

            But then, it is the BBC.

            1. ivantys
                2 months, 26 days ago

                They only had 7, 3 on target

            2. Bubz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Woooooooo so happy with no Saiss appearance

            3. Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              NO SAISSSS

            4. Jellyfish
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Stay on that bench Saiss

            5. KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Now over to you Justin!!!