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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. Zim0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Wolves vs Arsenal next week. 0-0 99% certainty

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

      this

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

      Bellerin 9 points.....noice

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

    We got our Theo back. And deservedly no second Adams assist for me.

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      If only that was Ings

  3. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Taylor, McCarthy & Adams tonight, can’t complain

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

    Jimmy 😆

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

    Poor game Jimi

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

    Anyone considering Walcott should log off right now.

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

      Barkley replacements needed...

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

        Haha that irony

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

      Ings was reborn into a beast at Southampton, Wally could be great

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

        Ings was already a great player.

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

          Riddles by injury’s sure, but I don’t think anyone expected Ings could do what he did last season.
          Any other sport you’d think he was so ping for such an increase in performance

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

            Doping* not so ping

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

    Why the hell is Neto not on yet

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

      he is on

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

      Too late

  8. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Number 26 in the FFS league actually has Walcott (and McCarthy + Vestargaard)

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/5638511/event/9

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

    Boly, time to get rid, even for a hit. Haven't justified his price tag. Who to replace him with:

    A) KWP
    B) Coufal

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

    Better taken of Jimmy, like playing with 10 men

  11. FPL_Hazards
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    McCarthy owners getting a cricket score here for turning up. Wolves suck.

    1. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah, my Taylor jammy cs getting offset by Southampton defense ownership

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

    Zaha to be fit for the weekend?

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Needs a negative test. Has 4 days.

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

      Doubt it and also Palace play Friday night.

    3. Aztec Kamara
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      What’s your plan if you ship?
      I’m .1 short of Ziyech and not keen on many others right now - may need to take a hit and release some funds - so annoying.

  13. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Jimmy to get 3 baps if he scores now?

  14. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Not watched wolves in a while, worse than I thought.

  15. FPL_Hazards
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    No Jota no party Wolves

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Often didn't start last season.

  16. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    What to do with Hamez ?

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

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Downgrade a def.

  17. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Genius or madness?

    The plan was Jimenez to Vardy(c). 1.7 Itb. No free transfers, already did Barkley to Jota.

    Actually considering B:

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

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

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

    No wonder Portugal are pants these days

    1. DMP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      No one here on play are first team choice mate.

  19. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Can't believe wolves haven't scored yet

    1. FPL_Hazards
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 29 days ago

      Boom

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 29 days ago

        Ah there we go

  20. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Still can't believe I WCd out McCarthy in GW3 and he has averaged 6.0 PPG since then!

  21. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Che Adams my points machine.

  22. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    neto goal jimmy a

  23. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Neto G

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

    Incredible haul for Southampton defence casuals ffs

  25. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    Have that Southampton defence owners.

  26. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    10 months, 29 days ago

    JIMMY ASSIST

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

    Never doubted Jimmy...

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

    Hooray! Both CS wiped

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

    NETO GOAL
    JIMENEZ ASSIST

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

    Yes wipe those Southampton cleaniesss