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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. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    McCarthy already on 3 BP. Congrats owners

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

      Jimenez will score

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

        Noones scoring in this match

      2. Daniel - WC Active
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        He won't unless Traore makes a miracle pass

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

          He easily can he's a la masia talent

    2. Vazza
        3 months, 8 days ago

        You’re a funny guy!

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

      Why, oh why did I get Podence in my team 5 gws ago?

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

        Ditto. Cannot wait to sell. Nothing can get in my way of selling him this week.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        5 CS, 2xA + 1 goal 🙂 Ring a bell?

      3. The Sociologist
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Was all the rage here.

    4. HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      I've never needed a 0-0 so badly before. GK and 2 defenders trying to save my week!

    5. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      How many goals is KWP looking like scoring?

      1. Vazza
          3 months, 8 days ago

          -1

      2. Vazza
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Jota the next Eden Hazard?

          1. Iceball
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Podence next Hazard?

        • Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Left-footed Kilman on the right and right-footed Boly on the left.

          Would love to know why Nuno did it.

          1. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Makes no sense.

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Only to us. It makes a lot of sense to Nuno.

              Might be something to do with the passing patterns when building from the back, or maybe it's because Saints attackers always cut inside, and never go wide... I dunno...

        • TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          LMS safety score currently 44 with autosubs.

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

            This is the real quiz

        • ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          hate watching games like this where I have one DF from each team and have to cheer for a 0-0 (or two unlikely scorers!)

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            congrats on 12-15 points

          2. HippY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            A 0-0 here will get me 20+ points

          3. Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Easy 15 points for you.

          4. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            congratz

          5. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            let’s hope so, if not McCarthy save a penalty and Kilman scores from the rebound 🙂

          6. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Dreamland

          7. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Better than watching a game with 2 wolves attackers and you have to cheer for them to score

          8. keefyefc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Plus you have to wait until the final whistle to get you points confirmed !

            1. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              yes that's a good point

          9. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            1-1

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Nuno is an enemy of football

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            At least he has finally dropped Neto.

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Hes crap but one of the few players who tries to go forward, not surprising he was dropped.

          2. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Second

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Shoot on site Semado

        • Forgetmeknot
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          A) Bruno to Salah
          B) Vardy & Jota to Salah and Che Adam’s
          C) save FT

          1. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Put your phone down and go and have a cold shower

        • KneejerkJoe
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Any West Brom defenders looking good for attacking returnes?

          1. fr3d
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Gibbs could break the 0 points milestone if he gets an assist

            1. KneejerkJoe
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Lol funny! not playing tho.

              Fixtures good going forward and smarting to fighten up. Cant find any 4.5 defenders I like

          2. HippY
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Remove the word defenders and replace it with players.

            The answer is no.

          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            No

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Jimi is useless
          gtf out of my team

          1. tokara
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            What happen

            1. Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              he has not scored for a long time now

          2. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Wolves are a second half team.

            1. Gobigorgohome
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              hope so

          3. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I'm enjoying the fact I've already Agueroed him

          4. DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            He's no dcl.

          5. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Jiminez has been awful this year so far

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Mccarthy on 4 saves

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Awful wolves

        • Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Thank god Im a Celeb is on in 30 mins

        • diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Armstrong just wide

        • davies
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Which option?

          A) Cancelo Soucek Brewster (352)

          B) Lewis Soucek Bamford (343)

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Kilman should have done better there

        • Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Armstrong close

        • Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Will be so glad getting rid of my wolves assets next gw.

          They really lack any punch or attacking ideas.

          What happened to the team of previous seasons...

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Jota Jonny Doherty

            1. Free Hat
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Indeed

        • wasp3000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          1FT 1.9m ITB no WC

          Martinez Forster
          Robbo Dallas Lamptey Saiss Kilman
          Bruno Son Ziyech Barkley Bissouma
          Kane DCL Maupay

          Thinking Son & Saiss —> KDB (C) & Justin -4

          Thoughts?

        • Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          I dont even care if Jimmy blanks just wipe those clean sheets for gods sake...

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Worried you’ll drop down into the 2 mill mark?

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Stop being so obsessed because I said Arteta is a shite manager

          2. Party time
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Zlatan!!! 😆

          3. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Please can everyone lose points apart from KWP.

            Thank you

          4. Shmoke
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            WC the whole lot out, looking depressing with 0 pts galore:

            Mccarthy
            Cresswell - mings - saiss - bardsley - mitchell
            Son - Salah - zaha - fernandes - Stevens
            Jimenez - calvert - bamford

          5. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Traore reminds me of Ronaldo

          6. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            McCarthy on fire

          7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Need these clean sheets wiped

          8. Lamplighters
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            17 from Bruno, KDB, Z, Zaha, and Grealish..........looked so good last Thursday.