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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. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    This one looks like it could be a goal fest.

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      It would be quite jammy for Jimi to score more than once tonight since I still hold him after having other fires to put out previously in my team

    2. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Yes, especially as I have McCarthy in goal.

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      WOL do goal fests?

      1. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Traore starts.

  2. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Justin in for Saiss 😎

    1. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      and who is coming in for Justine?

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Huh?

        1. Differentiator
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Que?

          1. RAFA THE GAFFA
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            I don’t understand your question or is it just a rubbish joke?

            1. Kellz86
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              He knows Justin played

  3. Nomar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Looks like Derby getting Big Sam as their new manager.

    That’s them saved from relegation then, sadly.

    1. Jellyfish
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Increases the odds of the blues going down so works for me

  4. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    What a terrible performance from CPal.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Awful team, somewhat happy to be shot of zaha

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        I have Pva and i will hold him for the next two.Newcastle was really bad vs Chelsea and WBrom ...

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Guaita CS confirmed 🙂

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Saiss was covid!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Yep

  6. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Saiss confirmed Covid positive on SS interview with Nuno.

  7. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 15 days ago

    Who scores more this week?

    A) Jrod (LEE)
    B) KDB (BUR)

    1. stu92
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 15 days ago

      To get KDB in I'd need a -4, may roll for a week but can't afford any price rises/drops.

    2. Vazza
        3 months, 15 days ago

        KDB

    3. Dirty Harry
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Glad I started Lamptey over Taylor *cries*

    4. CrouchDown
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Brought Zaha in for -4 and have Taylor 2nd on bench. Great

      1. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Don't beat yourself up about that, just tough luck really

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Just awful luck.

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      Palace yet to keep a CS without Mitchell playing 😉

      1. De Gea is GOAT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Seriously think he should be back in the starting 11 this weekend.

    6. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 15 days ago

      So do we know if Zaha actually has Covid or just been in contact with someone who tested positive recently?

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        ROy confirmed covid.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          It's pronounced woy

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Yeah he has it. A solid poster told us on Saturday.

    7. thetommy14
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Robbo, Chilwell, Cancelo good back line moving forward?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Ideal.

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Ofc

        3. De Gea is GOAT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Considering the same

        4. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Impressive

        5. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          add James and its perfect

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah I have the double up.

        6. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          No, atrocious back line...

      • thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        All I want for Xmas is a Podence goal & assist. Not too much to ask is it?

        1. Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          I don't mind if that happens on Christmas.

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          You’d hold him that long?

      • Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        This was a week to take a hit.
        I thought I'd make up some ground by making only one FT and avoiding the hit. It turns out I ended up with only 10 players including Lamptey.

        Feck off Salah's brother.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Took a -8 and gained 500k places - deffo a good week for a hit.

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          66 points, what a catastrophe

          1. Mile Plankton
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Yeah, decentood score this week, but I need at least-12 next week to field a decent team.

            1. Mile Plankton
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              decent* score

      • pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 15 days ago

        Jimenez + Coady + Lamptey > Vardy + Dias + Lewis for -8 sounds good? Gives me -

        Martinez - Button
        Dias - KWP - Taylor - Lewis - Mitchell
        Salah - Bruno - Grealish - Ziyech - Bissouma
        Vardy - Martial - Richarlison

        Next gw - Martial + Richarlison > Aguero + Antonio

        Defense has horrible fixtures this to make me think of hits. Coady (ars), Lamptey (out), Taylor (mci), KWP (MUN), Mitchell (dropped)

        Thoughts? 🙂

      • AlternativeB
          3 months, 15 days ago

          (Sorry repost from other chan)
          Have no pressing matter really BUT. Like Matin Luther King said "I have a plan" (or dream). My midfield/frontline is this atm:

          Grealish Bruno Son Zaha
          DCL Kane Watkins

          I have 1. FT next week. My original plan was and still is Son --> KDB. Need a City asset the next two games.
          But... now with the Zaha situation, i was wondering about Zaha --> Ziyech... But then I cant afford KDB (Unless i take a -8, and change Kane to Vardy). And now with the Lamptey red card - I don't have a good sub-option (Only Mitchell Bisouma)

          So..
          1. Do nothing for now. Wait and see about the Zaha situation and do Son --> KDB as planned
          2. Do nothing
          3. Do something else

        • Dele
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Who to keep from Son or Kane?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Last 2 weeks Kane, this week son, next week who knows

          2. alsybach
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Deffo keep Son......I wish I had

          3. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Kane loves a London derby and next 3 are

        • Flynny
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 15 days ago

          Pick 1 player to bring in this week please? And probably captain.

          A....kdb

          B...salah

          C...vardy

          A and B means son out. C means kane out

          Thanks

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            All got qualities to score big ... FUL defence is worse compared to BUR and BRI? So Vardy?

            1. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              Problem is Liverpool and City are better than Leicester...also remember Vardy does better against teams who play high lines. Fulham won’t play like that

              1. Magic Zico
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                I won't overthink ... FUL are worth hard targeting 100%

          2. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            I’m probably doing C

          3. Vazza
              3 months, 15 days ago

              If these players are to be brought in at the expense of Kane and Son, hold your transfer.

              1. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                I'm not convinced on vardy

                But I don't want to sell son

                Saving also an option - but likely to get rid of 1 spurs...

                Its an extremely tough call...

            • Zim0
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 15 days ago

              C

          4. Salarrivederci
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Which one is better?

            A: Kane & Bowen -> Vardy & Ziyech (-4) - resulting in a double up on Chelsea defenders
            B: Bowen & T. Silva -> Ziyech & 5.2 defender (who?) - resulting in keeping both Son and Kane throughout all their tough fixtures
            C: T. Silva -> Robertson for free - resulting in keeping and playing Bowen..
            D: Other? (1.7 ITB)

            Martínez
            Chilwell - T. Silva - Cresswell
            KDB - Fernandes - Son - Grealish - Bowen
            Kane - Bamford

            (Steer, Brewster, Mitchell, Lamptey)

          5. Atimis
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 15 days ago

            Doing Kane to Vardy (c) leaves me with one more FT

            Could go for:

            1) Reguilon to Cancelo
            2) Hamez to any mid up to 11.5 - Sterling? (Can't afford KDB) - I'm not sure about keeping Hamez longer...
            3) Both for a hit

            Martinez
            Robo/Kilman/Chilwell
            Bruno/Son/Hamez/Grealish
            Kane/DCL/Bamford

            Martin/Reguilon/Mitchell/Stephens

            1. Vazza
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Hamez to Sterling

                1. Whazza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Great name mate!

              • Whazza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                If you do both, can you get KDB?

                1. Vazza
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Haha!!

                  • Atimis
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    11.5 max, 0.1 short

              • DA Minnion
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Would really love a wolves clean sheet and a Kilman goal. Probably too much to ask.

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Think so

                2. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  No shush. Adams brace is what u need

              • KingZZ
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Got Lamptey, Dunne, Zaha, Mitchell and Brewster so got only 9 players for next week. Should i do this for - 4?

                Zaha + Dunne - - - > Ziyech + Castagne/Cancelo

              • Wirbelwind
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                A) Hamez Rodriguez -> Salah
                B) Wait one GW before doing A
                C) Stephens to Jota (and play 5 mid in the casino)
                D) Brewster -> Vardy (and no Salah untill I can downgrade Kane)

              • Sharkytect
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Dizahaster of a Monday night

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Jawohl

              • Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                I know the head groomsman at Fulham. Anyone want to know who they’ll play in defence next week? 🙂

                1. alastair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Rather know who's on penalties ? Then won't pick them.

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Haha. Agreed.

              • FPLShaqiri
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Podence minutes predictions?

                1. FPLShaqiri
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  I’m hoping Traore is first to get subbed - so guess 67

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Hopefully a lot. Love watching him. I like to watch.

                  1. Zim0
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Why did u add that last bit.....now it sounds weird

                    1. Rupert The Horse
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 15 days ago

                      To sound weird. I’m under your bed by the way.

                      1. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        3 months, 15 days ago

                        Haha jokes on u. My bed is solid to the bottom so you must be dead

                3. Zim0
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  58

                4. McSauce
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Well I took him out for Grealish for a -4 so no matter what enjoy your haul

              • 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Evening all!! Which would you do here???
                A- Rashford to KDB
                B- Rashford to Sterling
                C- Hold Rashford one more week and do A or B next week
                Many thanks!!

                1. JONALDINHO
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  A

                2. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Gibbs Boson thinks this week is the perfect week to have Rashford. So I’m keeping.

                  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Yeah I’m certainly on two minds, Rashford playing in the similar position to where Son got some extremely tasty points against then earlier in the season!!

              • diesel001
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 15 days ago

                Hopefully Traore's return is good for Podence.

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Why hasn’t he been playing?

                2. McSauce
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Out for a hit. Haul incoming

              • thetommy14
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  KDB or Salah to replace Son?

                  1. Rupert The Horse
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    KDB.

                  2. Wirbelwind
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 15 days ago

                    Don't ditch Son. But if you must, Salah

                • Nimby
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 15 days ago

                  Let's go Raul.