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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. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Get the hell out of my team Raul. Non-existent.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Be thankful for last week and move on

    2. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Hardly non existent, he could have easily scored well this evening. An inch away from latching onto a cross and if Traoré had a better first touch he would have had an assist in the second half too.

      I may look to shift him on in a week or twos time due to fixtures, I just find it strange when people throw their toys out of the pram due to a blank, after two consecutive goal scoring weeks for the same player....

      1. MikeBravo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        If you know Jimi, you'll know he'll score for a couple of weeks and blank for a couple of weeks - that's the way it is, and close to 200 points later, the season ends...

  2. Al Moon Yeah
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 27 days ago

    Lol Saiss starters celebrating like he's scored a goal!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Depends on the sub right.

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      Ayling off the bench might score a goal

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Time will tell

      2. Auntie Niemi
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Or justin might come off the bench for goal line clearance on his way to a clean sheet.

      3. ElliotJHP
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Might be of preferred his one pointer than whatever Lamptey conjures

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 27 days ago

      I hope Antonio is fit so I can bring him in for Jimenez. Not worth 8.5m...

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Indeed

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 27 days ago

        Four weeks isn't it?

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Those were unconfirmed reports.

          Moyes: "He came off against Spurs and just felt something. He played against Manchester City and he just felt it again. We don't think it's too bad but it's enough to keep him out of this game, that's for sure."

    4. ivantys
        2 months, 27 days ago

        So much time wasted for injury and checking var yet only 4 min injury time.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Was there a reason to confinue?

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 27 days ago

              The pause time was even longer than the injury time given lol feels weird.

        2. RED_ARMY
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Who will come on for Saiss in my case, i've got Mitchell 2nd sub and Taylor?

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Taylor if he plays, otherwise 0 pts

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Taylor

          3. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Taylor 1st sub for me too
            Let’s gooooo Burnley

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              This

        3. Sir Alex Telles.
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Jimmy to Antonio or Bamford on the cards.

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Definitely

          2. circusmonkey
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Read the news, Antonio injured.

        4. noone
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Jiminez and Saiss----> Whom?

          1. Balls of Steel
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Ha same two going for me too

          2. You've got red on you.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Chilwell and Bamford

          3. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Same here.

            Probably Cressy and Antonio (if fit)

        5. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Seriously, what do i do with this lot?

          Surely Saiss & Jimmy have to go?

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

          2FT, 0.6m itb!

          1. Plant Based Footballer
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            I would've bet money without even seeing your squad that u had Podence!

            Keep the 2nd ft for IB, at least.

        6. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Podence in for Saiss...

          Now where’s his assist? Intended area...

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Significant touch away from the area he crossed into.

            (Podence owner.)

          2. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Significant touch

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            Clearance for Kouyate = no assist

        7. Differentiator
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Saiss warming up

          1. Differentiator
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 27 days ago

            blanket and ovaltine

        8. Free Hat
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 27 days ago

          Rather had a saiss 1 pointer than a lamptey 0 pointer

          1. Auntie Niemi
              2 months, 27 days ago

              They said the same thing about aaron cresswell before the spurs game.

          2. ivantys
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Semedo caught up with Neto yes

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              5 points from 4 players. What a great Friday evening

              1. CloudSky
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Casual.

              2. The Suspended One
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Good score for a casual

              3. Reggie Nainggolan
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                6 points from 1

              4. Custard Gannet
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Still with Guaita....

            • Jellyfish
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 27 days ago

              Konsa first off my bench for Saiss. Need a Villa CS on Sunday

              1. Auntie Niemi
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  And I need ings to score.

              2. Jordan.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                bats at c/f
                pva in the way
                mili on pennos

                zaha 1 point ,absolutely shocking transfer in ...

              3. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                YES KILMAN CS GET IN

                1. Differentiator
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  note to self, GBOGH is casual

                2. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Always nice getting points from a dirt cheap player 😀

                  1. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    this

              4. wulfranian
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                I don't like at all the way Semedo is playing.

                1. Plant Based Footballer
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  He's warming up, getting a little better each week.

              5. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Semado 2 baps?

              6. Oggle22
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                FFS why did I keep Jimmy on my wildcard!

              7. MikeBravo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Well done Jimi. Please become under 5% owned.

              8. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Jammy Lamptey assist and CS incoming for Saiss owners!

                1. AzzaroMax99
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I'll take his assist 😀 CS not needed xD

                2. Reggie Nainggolan
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Or Justin assist

                3. Plant Based Footballer
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Wow. I'd vomit... as a Kane captainer and Son owner. Already feel it in my throat as the game isn't Monday but Sunday and they played Thursday.

              9. Doctor Evil
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Sooooo Brewster vs City on for Saiss. That should go well

              10. 1zverGGadeM
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                Congratulations to all Kilman and Podence owners!

                Well played 🙂

                1. wulfranian
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  I have Coady!

                2. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Yes, check back with me in 4 weeks

                3. Al Moon Yeah
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Have both! Finally, some rank boosting pts!

              11. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 27 days ago

                4th clean sheet for Wolves in 8 fixtures. A little lucky tonight imo, however, as a Kilman owner I’ll take it. Jimenez disappointing

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  7 fixtures*

                2. Original - Wolves Ay We
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Made up for the big unlucky last time. 😀

              12. ivantys
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Semedo thought he was jimmy today with his 8 pointer

                • ALI_G
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  6 from 1

                  good start to GW

                  150k gained in rank

                • noone
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  How does Saiss, Jiminez, Hamez-----> Creswell, Watkins, Bruno Fernandes look?

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Awful.

                • Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Damn. A CS without Saiss is so annoying. Has he gotta be shipped out now?

                  Podence pays off finally at least, some bonus would be been nice though

                • Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Saiss > Kilman 🙂

                  Podence (hopefully) on for Rodriguez 🙂

                • You've got red on you.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 27 days ago

                  Saiss to risky to keep from now on? Why was he benched?

                  1. The Suspended One
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 27 days ago

                    Not a WB

                    He’s behind kilman now