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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. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Has Salah been cleared to play?

    1. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Cleared to train so effectively yes

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ta

  2. Im New Here
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hi everyone, long time reader first time commenter. Zaha's illness means Son coming off the bench for me, how jammy am I 🙂

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Blimey. You benched Son.

        1. Im New Here
            1 month, 26 days ago

            In hindsight it was extremely dumb - I expected City to restrict Tottenham and thought Palace would smash Burnley. Lesson learned.

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Surprised you had son on your bench. I have Taylor coming for Saiss 🙂

        3. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Very jammy! 🙂 Welcome to the fold

          1. Im New Here
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Thank you!

        4. KingZZ
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

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

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

          1. puhd
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Just the Zaha move?

        5. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Removed Jimenez for a -4. Disasterous mistake. I'm about to be punished. Feel absolutely sick to my stomach

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            That's what you said about Barnes....

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Yes I was slightly wrong one mistake

          2. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Hope you’re right.

          3. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Do you really do the "tempt fate" thing EVERY single game that's on?

        6. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I need to make defence change- squad below. Assuming Mitchell and Saïss non staters only have 2 playing defenders

          I have 4. 1 m in bank so could just do A Saïss to Robertson- just do it or save cash for attack and get B Coufal or Targett


          Martinez
          Chilwell Cancelo Mitchell ( Saïss Lamptey )
          Bruno Son Grealish Ziyech (Podence)
          Kane DCL Brewster

          1. Rinseboy
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            A and then Kane to Vardy -4 and captain

        7. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Are Wolves playing 4 at the back?

          1. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yes. Looks like a 4-1-4-1 type setup

        8. acidicleo
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Wish I had Zaha news before deadline .
          Would have kept Son and his 10 points..

          Zaha to KDB?
          Burnley defence looks better now..
          Any updates on Salah in GW10?

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            It is unlikely you will hear about who has had a positive Covid test before the deadline. Managers don't give out names of players for confidentiality reasons. So you only find out on the day of the match.

          2. Kellz86
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            It wasn’t known even to CP before the deadline

        9. Olson
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Looking at bringing in Cancelo for Zouma for the next few games. Leaves me exactly enough for KdB to Salah GW12. What are the chances on Salah rising if confirmed fit for GW10?

        10. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Great save by McCarthy from Dendoncker

        11. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          McCarthy essential.

        12. Bring the Cavalry
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Why is Charlie Taylor meant to be dropping, because he was flagged and people got rid?

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Awful fixtures too

            1. Bring the Cavalry
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              True the fixtures are terrible just looking

          2. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            To be fair, he’s been on the cusp for 3 weeks
            I’ve got no choice but to keep but yeh could finally happen

        13. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          McCarthy save point already? Saves from Semedo, Dendoncker and Jimenez?

        14. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Please help. I want to captain Cancelo in GW11

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            No City attackers?

            Will be still playing by then?

          2. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I think I'd rather captain him next week.

            Burnley are awful going forward. Fulham have a higher xG than United and City.

        15. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Pass it to Jimmy you donkey

        16. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Kilman scored yet?

        17. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Mcc 3 saves already?

          1. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yep

        18. Silecro
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Evening guys! Who is jumping with me this week on a bandwagon called "selling Jimenez for Vardy before he inevitably starts hauling vs red fixture teams like he usually does" ? I'm already mentally preparing for it.

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Sold Jimenez for Richarlison instead.

          2. Cilly Bonnolly
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            I’m selling him for Kane. Got Vardy in for Kane this week and already regretting getting rid of him.

            1. Silecro
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              its Fulham next, clear cut captain choice, cant see it go wrong

              1. Cilly Bonnolly
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Yeah I don’t regret getting Vardy. I regret getting rid of Kane.

                1. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  oh, okay then, makes sense...for me its either kane or vardy, and i'm still leaning towards vardy, so we'll see.

          3. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Wouldn't surprise me - also had the Jimi -> Vardy move in mind, but also need cover for Lamptey

        19. AlternativeB
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Is Jota going to start after Salahs return?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              If Klopp sticks with 4231.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Who plays in the 2 then?

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Whichever two are still fit come Saturday.

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Troll

            2. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Maybe not because of no keita and Henderson. Dunno

              1. AlternativeB
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  So it's "safe" to do Zaha/Son to Jota/KDB?

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Wait for zaha news . Wouldn't sell son

                    1. AlternativeB
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        But feel I need KDB for next round. But what do I want the most. KDB or Vardy for next round. Have Son/Kane

                        1. Fudgy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          I wouldn't dream of selling son and Kane tho

              2. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I feel sick I'm struggling to watch this

                1. Olson
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Why are you doing this to yourself. Watch something else that makes you feel good

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    I'm addicted to FPL

                2. Scholes Out Forever
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  then maybe dont?

                3. The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Do u need someone to call u an ambulance 🙂

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Yes if Jimenez scores.

                    1. The Mandalorian
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Just get drunk and text your ex its more fun.

                      1. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Her boyfriend made her block me

              3. Noah’s Ark
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                With no players in today’s games, I am very happy so far with proceedings.

              4. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Taylor points already, fingers crossed for more saves from Mccarthy!

              5. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Where’s my guy Bemba? We all wanna see a OMG KILMAN

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  OMG Kilman 0-1 Saints?

              6. The Mandalorian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Semedo always seems to start the first 20 mins with shots or attempted assists then disappears for the rest of the game. I'd love to know were he goes.

                1. Steve The Spud
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Remembers he’s in my team so decides to sit back and do nothing

              7. The Tinkerman
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Zaha > Jota FT?

                A bit annoying since I just used WC this week, but current side:

                Martinez
                Chilwell, Cancelo, Coufal
                KDB, Fernandes, Ziyech, ZAHA, Grealish
                Vardy, DCL

                4.0; Kilman, Brewster, 3.9

                1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Boom. Do it

              8. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Will Grealish moving to City (which will happen, since Pep wants it) will ruin him as fpl option or make him fpl god?

                It ruined A. Young, G. Barry and K. Walker who were amazing fpl assets before leaving Villa

                1. HMC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Of course it will hurt his fantasy output. Star player at villa vs squad player at city

                  Happened to mahrez too
                  Ross Barkley at Chelsea
                  The list goes on

              9. I Member
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Wolves playing a back 4 here. Dendoncker in midfield.

                1. Collie01
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  4-1-4-1

                  Neves holding. Dendonk and Moutino in CM with Traore and Podence on the wings.

              10. Atimis
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 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

              11. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Wallcot sitter

                1. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  From that angle, good one

                2. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Bad positioning by Kilman.

              12. No Professionals
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Is podence really small or just really far away?

                1. diesel001
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Small. Aldi Hazard.

              13. TheNovocastrian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Anyone able to say who is best to bring in for Zaha from Leicester?

                Barnes, Maddison or Praet.

                Thanks.

                1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I've had Barnes for weeks. He's cheap but he's also terrible

                  1. TheNovocastrian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Yeah, he is but even I could get a double digit haul on a 3-match run of FUL, shu, BHA 😉

                2. No Professionals
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Wow, Sophie’s choice