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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. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    need a KWP wonder goal now :/

  2. Jolly Good
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    3 defenders in this game and goes 1-1 classic ...

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    That looked on to me...

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      No they were all offside :p

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yellow glasses? 😉

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      on what?

  4. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Which whu def?

    A) Masuaku
    B) Balbuena
    C) Coufal

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. One of Those Days
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      C

    3. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      C

  5. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Wolves always start playing last 20 minutes

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

      Just so they can deliberately spoil everyone’s clean sheet hopes.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Reminds me of Ferguson's United.

      Would spend most of the game dragging the opponents around the pitch, tiring them out. Then they'd step up the intensity in the last 15 minutes and grab a late winner.

  6. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    What is it with Wolves only ever showing up after an hour. Its weird

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Superior energy levels maybe?

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Maybe - cos they walk about for the first hour or so

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Some pokemon moves take time to charge up

    3. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      All their players are on Central European Time.

      1. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Nice call

    4. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      It's when the doping kicks in...

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Egg on the faces of those who slander Jimmy by calling him the Mexican Altidore...

  8. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Oh my god Jimenez almost ended me

    1. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      He should try harder.

  9. fedolefan
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Come on Adams fluke another assist.

  10. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    How on Earth Addams is on baps with an assist only ? What a bizarre situation and McCarthy picked the right game to have 7 saves, with so many rivals having him as their GK. Jimenez goal needed, even I don't own him.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Big chance created that Wally missed too.

      1. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        I know, but it is a rare thing to see. And my main ML has him too 😀

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Is he on 3 😮 omg this is amazing

  11. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    A late Wolves winner would be great. Come on!

  12. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Come on Kilman, save my season!

  13. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Funny how my saints defender conceding benefits me as Adams moves on to 3 bonus currently

    1. JustSomeGuy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      3 baps vs 4 for cs.

      What am I missing here?

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        see below with the average dropping overall

  14. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    lol the top 10k average dropped like 2 points with that goal, its all good 😀

    1. Zalk
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      As a Jimenez owner, that was a big relief

  15. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Not watching.. Kilman has any attacking threat?

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Not really. Sparingly at set pieces

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      In the box at set pieces at least!

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      He's in the box for set pieces. Hard to ask for much more.

      1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Thanks all.

  16. Roy Hudd
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    People still have Jimenez in their team?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Not sure how or why but yeah

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Other fires to put out, didn’t want to use WC and didn’t want to take hits

        In the top 150k and on 73pts this game week so really hasn’t hurt to keep him

    2. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I do. Might get Vardy this week.

    3. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yep was going to get rid but this may have changed my mind

      1. Lucky Z
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        What this? Assist?

    4. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah, bigger priorities. Also been waiting for Antonio too.

      Playing the long game.

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        Do you think Antonio is likely to be back Giggs? Was thinking Bowen if not.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Well he was in training last week, so I'm hoping we get some good news in the presser this week. If he's been training for over a week, he'll surely be involved...

          1. Cometh The Aouar...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            He’s my no. 1 target right now. Hoping for good news! Thanks for the insight Giggs

  17. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    No zaha, no wolves and saints cleanie. Amazing!

  18. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    another save McCarthy

  19. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Stop kicking the ball at McCarthy!!

  20. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Who picks the match schedules, Palace v Newcastle Friday night then Wbom vs Blades Saturday night. Please even if you have players in those games, dont do it to yourself, watch a nice movie or something instead.

    1. Lord.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      These are the games TV didn’t want on the original schedule

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 28 days ago

        I really miss multiple games at 1500 on a Saturday. Dont like the new scheduling at all
        Super Saturday and Sunday are no more 🙁

        How it is now, you cling onto hope that on Monday or soemthing you can get some points, then you sjut get disappointed with drab games, and you end up watching them

        1. Lord.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Drags out the pain in a bad game week

          1. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 28 days ago

            Yea exactly, I hope they revert back next season.

            The best format is this imo

            Friday night - 1 decent game (not every Froday, maybe every other week)
            Saturday - 1500 - 4 games, 2 of which are dull fixtures
            Sunday - Is fine as it is
            Monday - Rarity for games, only when there is no Friday game, and a mid table clash

            But alas, its all about money and TV I guess so they really dont care, even outside of fantasy as a neutral, thats still the best schedule imo.

  21. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Any danger of not shooting straight at McCarthy every bleeding time

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Pretty sure it was Lennon who got that treatment...

  22. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Podence your lucky I bench you most weeks. 1 return since gw 2

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Bye bye Podence, hello Jota 😉

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        definitely tempted

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 28 days ago

          Did it last night to soften the blow 😉

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 28 days ago

            will his injury v Atalanta not annoy you? 😉

  23. Lucky Z
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Kane to Vardy?

    Kane is also in good form, on pens. Only upside for Vardy is fixtures. Does it enough to ship Kane bought at 10.5?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      I jus did, need to C him. That money allows me also to get Cancelo for Lamptey (Targett or Coufal in case of injury)

  24. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Jimenez raging at Neto's lack of vision and crossing ability

  25. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Podence off. No more saves for McCarthy 🙁

  26. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Which one?

    A) Kane to Vardy
    B) Saiss to any defender

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      B

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      B

    3. The Sociologist
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      B

    4. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Depends on your team. I still have Shaw but for as long as I can field 3 defenders I’d rather change my premiums based on who I want to captain

  27. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Yes keep shooting at McCarthy and McCarthy pls keep saving!!

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

    One more save Alex please. Get those max baps, son!

  29. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    NO MORE PODENCE!!! The season starts now.

  30. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 28 days ago

    Podence get out of my team..

    Zaha > Jota & Podence > Soucek?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 28 days ago

      Zaha move is a yes, he wont even play on Friday will he? And besides we were all gonna lsoe him in a couple of weeks anyway

      Not convinvced about Soucek though

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 28 days ago

        European games to see out first.