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Coady and Saïss absent for Wolves as Traoré makes first start since Gameweek 3

Wolves come into a Gameweek 9 short of two defenders at the heart of of the team’s Fantasy Premier League appeal.

Despite not featuring since Gameweek 6, Romain Saïss (£5.2m) remains the club’s most popular Fantasy asset this season.

16.4% of managers still hold the Moroccan but he misses the visit of Southampton having tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Conor Coady (£5.0m) is, of course, less of a key player for Fantasy managers (although he is still owned by 7.9%) but he is the lynchpin that has helped Wolves build up a reputation for clean sheets this calendar year – and he is also absent on Monday night.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are sure to miss the England international, who has featured in every game so far this season, Leander Dendoncker (£4.8m) dropping back to cover him in defence.

Elsewhere, there is an interesting change higher up the pitch as Pedro Neto (£5.5m), who has impressed in 2020/21, is replaced in the front-three by Adama Traoré (£6.2m), who makes a first start since Gameweek 3.

He is joined in the Wolves attack by Raúl Jiménez (£8.4m) and Daniel Podence (£5.5m).

Southampton make just one change to the side that beat Newcastle 2-0 before the international break.

Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) is back in the side in the place of Jack Stephens (£4.8m), reclaiming the left-back berth from Jan Bednarek (£4.5m), who returns to centre-back.

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Kilman, Dendoncker, Boly; Aït-Nouri, Neves, Moutinho, Semedo; Podence, Jiménez, A Traoré.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): A McCarthy; Bertrand, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Walker-Peters; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong; Walcott, Adams.

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 9

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929 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Where will Ralph Hassenhuttl end up next? Surely a bigger club will poach him at some point.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 22 days ago

      United

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Klopp 2.0.

  2. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Jimi assist?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      YESSSSSSSS

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Yes, rebound off post

    3. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Woop! Shame no McCarthy cleanie. He’s got some save points at least.

  3. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    McCarthy should probably dive next time

  4. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    GET TA F INNN JIMIIIII

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      He's categorically NOT worth his price but congrats on an assist.

      Valuable enough assist actually for wiping out those Saints clean sheets!

      1. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Has disappointed so far this season, but based on last two seasons and playing in a free scoring team iI thought 8.5 was fair

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Winner now Jimmy!

  6. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    There goes 8p.

  7. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Yes!!^!!^!^!&! Stuff it Saints def!!!

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Why the f---- is Podence never in these situations like Neto!

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Indeed. Said the same

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Podence looks very lively

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 22 days ago

        Said it earlier, no fpl points for nutmegs, stepovers and cruyff turns

  9. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Grab that winning goal Jimmy yah season keeper...

  10. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Yes!

  11. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Why always neto and no podence.

    Always looks promising tbf, but nothing to show for it.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Had his chances tonight, all fart no poo.

  12. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Got rid of both of them this week 😆

  13. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Neto is their best player by a mile. As close to Jota as any they have

  14. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 22 days ago

    whwres VAR when you need it 🙁

  15. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Kilman goal needed..

    1. POTATO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Can Podence assist it please

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Come on Jimmmiii

    one more goal may be jammy peenn for maxxx bapsssss

  17. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Cost me 10 pts that goal

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Aye.

  18. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Blah

  19. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Yup sold Jimenez on a -4 . Pathetic

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      4 goals and a somewhat lucky assist for 8.4m

      It was worth it.

      Give over.

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      It’s 5 pts lol relax

  20. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    as usual when I play KWP and Martinez they blank and when I bench them they get CS...

  21. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Che looking like he might have a SoT at any point? Have 11/2 on him getting 1 SoT and Neves getting booked 🙁

  22. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Good good both clean sheets gone and Adams assist. Good 🙂

  23. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Fantastic. Lovely parting gift.

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Same

  24. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Standard Jimmy 5-6 pointer incoming

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Yet to blank in 3 consecutive games then in FPL

  25. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    McCarthy still on 2 juicy Baps...

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 22 days ago

      Pls say it is so

  26. JayLegend
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Glad about the Jimi assist, means people will keep

  27. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Jimmy goal.. offside

  28. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Could see that Wolves goal coming, sadly.

  29. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    Jimmy G offside

  30. UKG
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 22 days ago

    15 points down the 5hitter with Saints conceding. F this game