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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.

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  1. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Zaha + Kane > Jota Vardy [C] for -4 hit, will do close to deadline. Y/N?

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Looks good

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Do it. Will Jota play next week when Salah is back?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Don't know, may need to risk it

  2. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Haha imagine conceding a goal to a Podence header xD

  3. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Mccarthy really has been a pain in the ass since selling him...

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yup

    2. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He is on course for a 40 pointer here

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      yes switched to Martinez and backfiring

    4. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Practically unbelievable that he outscored Martinez by that much

    5. Railwayman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes he is.

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yes, I hate him

    7. tokara
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Same here

    8. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That 2-5 to Spurs caused a lot of issues after

  4. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Jimenez has been crap since he signed the new contract.

    This seems to be a reoccurring theme with players...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      He consulted Auba

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      They dont have a single attacking minded midfielder except Podence. Just IMAGINE selling Jota... No service at all for Jimenez

      Traore doesnt count, hes not a footballer.

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Traore the new antonio valencia, love kissing the byeline with no end product

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Has there ever been a more nailed on 0-0 than this game?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Arsenal - Wolves next week

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Will not end 0-0

  6. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Best Max 4.7 def??

    (Not Taylor or Lamptey)

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Kilman is the best max

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A Hammer or Villain.

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Vestergaard

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Hasn’t blanked since GW 2

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I like this and may get him GW11

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I'm fuming if his ends 0-0. Fpl has become absolutely pathetic catering to casuals big time.

    1. Squires FC
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hoe so?

      1. Squires FC
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        How*

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Every week the casuals haul with ridiculous picks like walker peters and kilman

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Why is your opinion any better than theirs?

          "Mastery begins with humility." - Robin Sharma

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            They are casuals and make all transfers in boozer drunk at 10am

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              I think Kilman was a fantastic pick.

              4.0m defender in one of the best defences in the league. I got him straight him as soon as he seemed nailed...

        2. Squires FC
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Have you had any hauls from your budget defenders yet this season? Most tend to get them from time to time over the course of a season

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Had absolutely no defensive hauls yet sadly

        3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          You're too casual about distributing stupidity.

        4. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          You have Mitchell and Ayling on your bench.........as do so many "Casuals"

          1. doher.ty
              1 month, 29 days ago

              lol called out

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Hoax

      3. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        If you can’t beat em, join em. This season has gone against all norms

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yeah it's sickening tho

      4. mookie
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I wouldn't worry. The people behind VAR always have an agenda.

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Yep an anti city agenda

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      It will be total 10 CS this GW if this ends 0-0

      unbelievable staff

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        5 at the back talk not far away again.

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          yes I am thinking about it actually

          Robo Bellerin Chilwell Coufal Cancelo

        2. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 29 days ago

          If Jota doesn’t work our rhink I’ll switch to a back four rather than playing musical chairs with that cheap mid spot

          1. DMP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            This. Loosing Zaha to Cancelo.

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Surprisingly dull fixture.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Was expecting a cracker. Sad panda.

    4. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Neves YC

    5. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I think I've been pretty fortunate this week.

      Two unexpected attacking returns from my Spurs assets, instant returns from Chilwell, instant and somewhat fortunate captain returns from Bruno, and having been yellow flagged it now looks like I'll get an 8 pointer from Charlie Taylor - if he hadn't played I would have got Lamptey's -1 off my bench.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        #jammy

        We all need luck in this game. Wasn't long ago my Lamptey 2nd sub came off the bench for 9 points.

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          It makes a nice change for me not to have loads of points sat on my bench this week. On the other hand, Saiss and Lamptey now unavailable...

    6. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Got KWP coming in for Zaha, chances KWP hauls? 😀

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        8 points

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        CS is banked, big fight on for BAPs though.

      3. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Last time he got 3bps with only cs.

      4. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I’ll take it 😀

    7. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Could be 10 clean sheets this gameweek!

    8. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Can’t wait to sell Jimmy this week, Wolves have looked poor so far this season imo

      1. Zalk
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jimienez to Vardy is looking easier by the minute

    9. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What do you enjoy the most about FPL?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        the thought of selling both my Wolves attackers

      2. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        When my capatin scores

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        6pm on GW38 Sunday’s.

      4. mookie
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Probably the planning.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I think this is mine too.

          I love planning. I know lots of people frown on it but I find it useful.

          I make it detailed in the short-term, but a vague skeleton in the long-term. The further away you get, the more uncertain the landscape is, but a basic long-term vision gives you direction and keep you mindful of future issues. You might need to keep funds free, or have a certain structure in place to include all the key players.

          Love the deep stats analysis too.

      5. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        When you get a haul from your differential

      6. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        When people say ‘LOL@‘ on here, proper good bant

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Oh dear.

      7. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Discussing FPL with people in Santa hats

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I spoke to a horse earlier.

      8. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Watching your captain haul in the Saturday 17:30 kick off whilst having a beer

        1. Forza Papac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Usually Sterling for me

      9. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        When casuals get punished. Needless to say Im hating this season

      10. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        You

      11. DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        When my captain hauls.

      12. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Double GWs massive scores when my casual rivals are astonished how I am able to get centuries 🙂

      13. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Your festive Jenna avatar

    10. Free hitting is a ladder
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      MNF is the time for cleanies imo, games usually dull.

    11. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Traore YC

    12. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Is there a more overrated footballer than Adama Traoré?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That Martial chap, not sure he’s still playing though.

      2. mookie
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Who rates him?

      3. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He's very good at what he does but is a bit of a one trick pony.

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        "Footballer"

      5. teneighty
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        He's got nice biceps though.

      6. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I thought it was me.

    13. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      People selling Kane at all let alone for a hit are mental.

      1. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Vardy vs Fulham though

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Find another way I guess

          1. Forza Papac
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Mane, Brewster > Vardy, Soucek -4?

        2. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Jimi to Vardy and I can keep Kane/Son, bare bones defense though but Coufal, Taylor and Kilman so far have been great

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Do you reckon he'll get enough points in the next few to justify his price?

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          9gw’s in and he has blanked once. He is on pens could score points in any game.

        2. Kellz86
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          There’s a VAR penalty or two for Kane in that fixture run, but Spurs are top and Kane is in fine form, I’m not too worried tbh

      3. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not convinced for a hit
        Spurs looking one of the better teams in the league
        On pens
        Good record vs. Arsenal (10G, 2A in 12 games)
        Palace looking pretty woeful so could be a captain choice then
        36 non-penalty goal attempts in 9 games vs. 12 non-penalty goal attempts for Vardy in 8 games
        Main complaint is he played deeper last game and is a source of funds for people to get Salah back or KDB in

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          He has gotten plenty of assist from that deep role also though and can still take a penalty. Kevin Deep Bruyne might not be on penalties if Kun is back.

    14. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      McCarthy almost certain of getting 4 pts even if the saints concede a goal, nice.

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Not if he receives a yellow for time wasting protecting a 1 all draw 🙂

    15. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      We need 1:1, Walcott and Traore the scorers

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Exacty this

      2. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Really hope so...

    16. AlternativeB
        1 month, 29 days ago

        1. FT for next. Who is most essential to get in?
        1. Vardy
        2. Ziyech
        3. Jota
        4. KDB?

        1. mr messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Depends who you are losing

      • fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        This snoozy Wolves team. Look to bore you in the first half every chance they get.

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Then they nick a goal and bore you again

        2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Few chances tbf. I've seen worse from them.

        3. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Nuno has shagged them totally.

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Nice grav, I'll help you out with image cropping whenever you want x

      • Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Hope Saints concede last minute

        McCarthy owner btw

        It's the hope that kills you - no hope = no disappointment

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          I hope so too. /Vestergaard bencher

      • DA Minnion
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        All set up for a saints win here.

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 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

        ?

      • tokara
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Jimenez got to go, no supply at all

      • Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No chance Jimenez scores...looks dead. 2 points max.

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I have played it pretty safe with transfers this season. But I did tonight Zaha>Jota and Guaita>Fab

        It feels great 🙂
        I maybe ditched Zaha a bit premature but tbh bored of hoping palace do well.
        Fab has done great so far points wise

      • Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Help greatly appreciated! Which do you prefer?

        A) Jota, Zouma & Cancelo
        B) Ziyech, KWP & Coufal
        C) Grealish, Zouma & KWP/Coufal
        D) Watkins, Zouma & Cancelo

        KWP/Coufal could be anyone up to 4.6M. Shame to go without Ziyech but thinking if Jota continues to get minutes then A seems the most balanced option and takes advantage of strong Liverpool and City fixtures. Will be alongside Salah, KDB, Fernandes & Son

        Cheers