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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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929 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. FantasyHero
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Looks good

    2. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Don't know, may need to risk it

  2. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Haha imagine conceding a goal to a Podence header xD

  3. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

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

      Yup

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      He is on course for a 40 pointer here

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      yes switched to Martinez and backfiring

    4. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Practically unbelievable that he outscored Martinez by that much

    5. Railwayman
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yes he is.

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yes, I hate him

    7. tokara
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Same here

    8. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

  4. Giggs Boson
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 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
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      He consulted Auba

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 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
        • 7 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

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

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Arsenal - Wolves next week

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Will not end 0-0

  6. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Best Max 4.7 def??

    (Not Taylor or Lamptey)

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Kilman is the best max

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      A Hammer or Villain.

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Vestergaard

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

        Hasn’t blanked since GW 2

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I like this and may get him GW11

  7. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Squires FC
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Hoe so?

      1. Squires FC
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        How*

      2. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

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

        1. Giggs Boson
          • 10 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          Why is your opinion any better than theirs?

          "Mastery begins with humility." - Robin Sharma

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

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

            1. Giggs Boson
              • 10 Years
              10 months, 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
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 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
            • 2 Years
            10 months, 29 days ago

            Had absolutely no defensive hauls yet sadly

        3. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • 9 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          You're too casual about distributing stupidity.

        4. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

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

          1. doher.ty
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 29 days ago

            lol called out

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              10 months, 29 days ago

              Hoax

    2. Kellz86
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yeah it's sickening tho

    3. mookie
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Yep an anti city agenda

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    unbelievable staff

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      5 at the back talk not far away again.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        yes I am thinking about it actually

        Robo Bellerin Chilwell Coufal Cancelo

      2. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 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
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 29 days ago

          This. Loosing Zaha to Cancelo.

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Surprisingly dull fixture.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Was expecting a cracker. Sad panda.

  10. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Neves YC

  11. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 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
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 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
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 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...

  12. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      8 points

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      CS is banked, big fight on for BAPs though.

    3. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Last time he got 3bps with only cs.

    4. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I’ll take it 😀

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Could be 10 clean sheets this gameweek!

  14. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Zalk
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Jimienez to Vardy is looking easier by the minute

  15. Giggs Boson
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    What do you enjoy the most about FPL?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      the thought of selling both my Wolves attackers

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      When my capatin scores

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      6pm on GW38 Sunday’s.

    4. mookie
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Probably the planning.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      When you get a haul from your differential

    6. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

      1. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Oh dear.

    7. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Discussing FPL with people in Santa hats

      1. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        I spoke to a horse earlier.

    8. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 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
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Usually Sterling for me

    9. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    10. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      You

    11. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      When my captain hauls.

    12. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    13. POTATO
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Your festive Jenna avatar

  16. Ben White saved my life
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

  17. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Traore YC

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Is there a more overrated footballer than Adama Traoré?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    2. mookie
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Who rates him?

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    4. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      "Footballer"

    5. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      He's got nice biceps though.

    6. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I thought it was me.

  19. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

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

      Vardy vs Fulham though

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

        Find another way I guess

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

          Mane, Brewster > Vardy, Soucek -4?

      2. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 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
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 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
        10 months, 29 days ago

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

      2. Kellz86
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 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
      10 months, 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
        10 months, 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.

  20. tafrère
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

  21. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    We need 1:1, Walcott and Traore the scorers

    1. JJO
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Exacty this

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Really hope so...

  22. AlternativeB
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 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
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Depends who you are losing

  23. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Then they nick a goal and bore you again

    2. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

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

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Nuno has shagged them totally.

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

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

  24. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 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
      10 months, 29 days ago

      I hope so too. /Vestergaard bencher

  25. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    All set up for a saints win here.

  26. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 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

    ?

  27. tokara
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Jimenez got to go, no supply at all

  28. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

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

  29. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 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

  30. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 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