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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. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    People suddenly talking about going with 5 at the back is hilarious.

    1. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Why would anyone do that.

    2. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I might play 4 to avoid Podence lol

    3. mookie
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      People been chasing last weeks points since forever. This week there were an usual high number of CSs...

    4. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I play 5 at the back this GW. Can’t play Salah, Brewster, Anguissa......

    5. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Well tbh value wise, 4/5 at the back is best as long as cs going around, and especially with attacking defenders.
      Say you have James, Chilwell, then two others like robbo and bellerin. You laughing really

      1. POTATO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Kinda forced to this week with Salah (and Zaha) out.
        Chilwell, Creswell & Robbo = 28 points plus whatever Kilman achieves. Front three 6pts total.

        1. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          * front three 8pts total

        2. POTATO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          * defence 26pts plus whatever Kilman gets. Damn you Walcott for spoiling his CS!

  2. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Just want those extra 2 podence points. Just get to 60 mins

  3. Railwayman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Of course it is 0-0 when a few ML rivals have the likes of Patricio, KWP, McCarthy... 1-1 with Neves and Djenepo scoring the goals would be just fine.

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not a surprise it's still 0-0 though. Just like Burnley-Place, pretty mutch written in advance.

      1. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 5 days ago

        ...

        Burnley match ended 1-0. Completely different outcome for Palace assets.

        And how has this match been setup to be 0-0? The amount of "I knew this was gonna happen" comments that Hindsight Henry's throw out when it fits their agenda is hilarious at time.

  4. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone playing a high-line or low-block in FPL?

  5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    If it wasn’t for Man Utd’s mandatory pen I’d play Vestergaard over PvA next GW. Shame.

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Salty

    2. mookie
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Death, taxes and a Bruno penalty.

  6. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Own McCarthy, KWP, Adams and Semedo. The way this GW has gone, I fully expect podence to score in the 90th minute (I transferred him for Ziyech) to ruin 2 Southampton clean sheets, followed immediately by a goal from anyone but KWP and Adams to ruin the Semedo clean sheet. But i still love this game...

  7. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A) Saiss > Cancelo, play Soucek (0 bench)
    B) Saiss,Zaha > Cancelo,Jota(-4) bench Soucek
    C) Saiss,Zaha,Son > Cancelo,Jota,KDB(-8) bench soucek

    Martinez
    Robbo Chilwell Mitchell*
    Bruno Son Grealish Zaha*
    Kane DCL Bamford

    steer soucek saiss* lamptey*

  8. Original Pirate Material
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Mitchell no show means I get Robbos haul 1st on the bench.

    Love it.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      If you benched robbo you really dont deserve it.

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

      Pure filth.

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Well done, that's a big slice of luck!

    4. Free hitting is a ladder
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Fabulous example of wankbenchery!

    5. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You should keep that to yourself

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Absolutely disgusting isn’t it.

    6. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Just lol..

    7. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah. I love being shown the success of illogical, irrational borderline-idiotic people.

      I stay away from reality TV and Instagram for a reason and yet it STILL finds me.

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I wanted to fish out some comments like this. Absolutely fantastic, thank you sir.

  9. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Here’s the dilemma
    Jimenez to Vardy for free but no city (except for Foden)
    or stick to original plan of Son to Kdb and Kane to Vardy or Jimenez down to 6.5m which will free up funds to get Salah back and improve Foden

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jiminez, Foden.... Your team sounds as crap as mine

      1. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Kinda. Team linked. Now 350k OR and big improvement this week

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

      First one sounds fine tbh

    3. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I’m in almost the same boat, figuring just Jimi to Vardy for free this week

  10. hallow
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which is best if any?

    Son and Saiss ➡️ Salah and Killman -4
    Kane Bowen Saiss ➡️ Salah Bamford and Cancelo +.5 -8
    Bowen and Saiss ➡️ Foden ( IMO he will start net 2).(.1 off Jota) and Robertson -4

    Martinez Foster
    Chillwell Saiss Mitchell Targett Lamptey
    Son Burke Bowen Bruno Grealish
    Kane DCL Vardy

  11. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Hi....is this worth a hit please? Only got ziyech 2 weeks ago.

    Kane and ziyech to kdb and vardy - 4

    Martinez
    Chilwell james cancelo (Mitchell lamptey)
    Bruno Son grealish ziyech
    Kane dcl watkins

    Thanks

  12. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Which def?

    A) Westegaard
    B) Dallas
    C) Masuaku

  13. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    After this amazing day of football i look forward for the exciting Saturday night game.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Will be putting a fair few to sleep

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

      Nice of the Premier League to help cure insomnia with their Friday & Saturday night games.

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Will Podence survive until 60th minute?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Nope

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Might do with Traore starting and on YC

    3. mookie
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      With 2 players on YC, his chances are good imo.

  15. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Is this game worth tuning into in the second half?

  16. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Bruno to sterling, very dump or is there merit and upside in attacking the next two Man City fixtures?

    I have KDB already and Bruno/sterling are keeping that spot warm for Mo (for the Fulham game)

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      *dumb

    2. mookie
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Is Sterling even first choice these days?

    3. KukaVain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Selling Bruno makes no sense to mere mortals, so potentially genious.

  17. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    To think I had 3 Wolves in my WC gw3 team. All now gone.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Same here gone since GW7 (WC GW3)

  18. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    10 shots from Wolves in 1st half, but none by Jimenez. This tells.

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Jimi just springs up at like 78 with a goal though, he always does that kinda thing

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

      He'll probably get one goal and 3bps

  19. Klopp it
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    5.1 for a defender, who's a good defender to set and forget?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Cresswell

    2. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Bellerin

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Cresswell

    4. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      James

    5. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      He has a hard game next up, but wonder if Mee is going to be a good pick again

  20. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Come on saints

  21. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    The plan was Jimenez to Vardy or Aguero. 1.7 Itb. No free transfers, already did Barkley to Jota.

    Considering:

    A) Jimenez to Vardy and play Taylor Vs City. (-4)
    B Ferguson+Zaha+ Jimenez to Cancelo+Soucek+Vardy(C) (-12)

    Actually Considering B. Genius or madness?

    Ramsdale
    Chillwell KWP Target Taylor (Ferguson)
    KDB BFernandes Jota ( Zaha **, Bissouma)
    Kane DCL Jimenez

  22. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Was looking at downgrading James Rodriguez but then I looked at his home record so far.

  23. W
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Martinez
    Chilwell Coufal Justin
    Salah Son Rodriguez Grealish Zaha*
    Kane DCL

    Steer Brewster Saiss* Lamptey

    1FT 2.2itb

    Was all set to save a transfer this week...
    Which do you prefer?

    A) Saiss > Cancelo and play 442
    B) Zaha > Ziyech and play 352

    Cheers all!

    1. manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Not keen on Jota?

      1. W
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Can see the value, just wasn't sure about doubling up with Mo. Ziyech would probably be a long term prospect, whereas Jota probably wouldn't. Will definitely consider though!

  24. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    A) Saiss Zaha > Cancelo Jota (-4)
    B) Saiss Zaha Son > Cancelo Jota KDB (-8)

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      A

  25. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Cmon Jimmy grab a goal asap...

  26. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What to do with Hamez?

    Could get 11.5 mid in his place, no funds for KDB without downgrading a def.

  27. HippY
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Brewster to outscore Kane GW10, heard it here first!

    1. Corned Beef Kelly Osbourne
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Brewster is literally the worst player in the prem. No idea why everyone seems to have him

      1. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        GW10 is the coming out party.

  28. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Now the countdown starts till 60min for hopefully a Podence 3 pointer...

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Dont get my hopes up!

  29. EWH2020
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Can't wait for Podence to be subbed at 59

  30. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Podence again SOT