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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. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 29 days ago

    so many people got Zaha now, theres no chance he is scoring again. It will be like 1 assist in 3 weeks, thanks guys -_-

  2. ivantys
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Jimmy's cap is 8 points now not 9

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Podence is a horrible player to own.

      Good on the eye test but crap for points.

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        !!!!!

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        27 minutes in . . .

      3. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Timing

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Palace don't look like scoring here

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      "Donkey hit the bar" sounds like the beginning of an unfunny joke

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      PODENCE!

    • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      I'll seriously consider double Wolves defence if Robbo does poo all this weekend.

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Terrible fixtures but they are back for sure

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      PODENCE GOAL

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Finally

    • Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Podence G

    • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Podence delivers finally

    • JayLegend
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Guaita to save a pen today, we deserve it.

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Finally the PODENTIAL is released!

      1. Burger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        That's a good one, bravo, have an up vote.

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Thank you, my work for this year is done...

      2. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        It feels good.

      3. Napoleon IV
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        oh I say, well played Sir!

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Thank you, it might be the highlight of my FPL life...

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Podence goal

    • The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Wolves rampant

    • 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Finally Podence G!

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      NETO ASSIST I THINK

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yes

    • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No Mitchel and both goals came from his side. Clyne is terrible. Mitchel is nailed on imo

      1. bitars
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Mitchell is left back.

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Yes the goals came from crosses from the left

    • Flynny
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Rank is nearly 4m. Long way off - but would you do pulisic captain next week v Sheffield ahead of the spurs boys at wba?

      Thanks

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Podence 1000% essential

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        1000% not essential

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Of course it’s podence lmao!

      Ah well, just glad it aint jiminez

    • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Did Mark benched Podence for Soucek at the end?

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        *bench

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        He did not

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Oh ffs. 3 weeks running I had him and this week I decided to bench.

    • Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Where is Jimmy ??

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Playing quarterback

      2. Dirty Harry
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I want to cry

      3. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Assisted the assister

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      FPL is such a garbage game. Now bloody podence casuals getting points as well

      1. diabydoesgallas
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Casuals?

      2. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Don't think any casual owns Podence mate

      3. 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You better start to watch football games more properly, mate. Podence is class and that goal was expected from ages...
        Really, are you getting money for moaning on forums like this, Bros 🙂

      4. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        You're a very angry human being

      5. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 29 days ago

        I can never tell if you're joking or just constantly so angry and embittered. I think it's the latter in all honesty.

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Finally Podence after all this time!!

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Benched Podence 🙁

      For Rodriguez 😉

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Kinky

      2. TyroneGAA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Sexy lol

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Podence owners probably deserve that

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Only didn't sell him because the rest of my team was more shite 😆

    • JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Neto assist?

    • Ode
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Podence almost miss

    • Stoic
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      That's a great finish