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Neto and Podence strike as Wolves win overshadowed by serious Jiménez injury

Arsenal 1-2 Wolves

  • Goals: Gabriel (£5.1m) | Pedro Neto (£5.5m), Daniel Podence (£5.4m)
  • Assists: Willian (£7.6m) | Leander Dendoncker (£4.8m), Neto
  • Bonus points: Neto x3, Podence x2, Gabriel x1

GET WELL SOON RAÚL

Wolves 2-1 win over Arsenal was overshadowed by a sickening injury to Raúl Jiménez (£8.3m), who looks set for an extended period on the sidelines.

The Mexican forward sustained a heavy blow to the head from David Luiz (£5.5m) and required treatment on the pitch for 10 minutes before he was taken to hospital.

On Monday, the club’s official website revealed that Jiménez had fractured his skull and had undergone a successful operation overnight.

“He’s doing a scan now but he’s conscious, he’s OK. We are worried, of course. He speaks, he’s aware, but he’s doing a scan and now we have to have a proper assessment. He’s in good hands.” – Nuno Espirito Santo

“Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital. He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery. The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help.” – Wolves statement

During his two-and-a-half years at Wolves, Jiménez has fast become a Fantasy cult hero so it goes without saying that everyone at FFScout wishes him a speedy recovery and the best of health.

BACK OF THE NETO

It is to Wolves’ credit that they were able to focus themselves after witnessing such a serious injury befall one of their colleagues.

“We were massively worried when it happened, you knew straight away it was serious. We hope David Luiz is OK as well. It was a horrible clash of heads, this happens in football, but you don’t like to see it. You’ve got to [refocus]. We had 80 minutes left of the game, so you’ve got to. You go and play and hope you get the win for Raul. We had to do it for him, he’s a massive part of this football club, he’s a massive friend to every single one of us in that changing room.” – Conor Coady

Pedro Neto (£5.5m) was the chief of these as he involved himself in both of Wolves’ goals, his 13-point haul making him the club’s top-scoring FPL asset for the season.

In fact, it was also enough to propel the Portuguese international into the top 10 scorers among all midfielders and, crucially, he is also the cheapest among those.

Costing just £5.5m, Neto has offered 9.3 points per million spent in 2020/21, 1.9 more than similar-priced colleague Daniel Podence (£5.4m), who also netted his second goal of the season against Arsenal.

With Liverpool (away) and Chelsea (home) two of Wolves’ next three opponents, and Spurs (home) and Manchester United (away) waiting in Gameweeks 15 and 16, it is a little while until Wolves attackers will be on our radar again.

However, Nuno’s men face Brighton (away), Everton (home) and West Bromwich Albion (home) between Gameweeks 17 and 19, when their attack might become more viable.

At that point, we may have seen enough of Fabio Silva (£5.2m), who replaced Jiménez as the centre-forward on Sunday, to assess his credentials as a Fantasy asset.

PAIN IN THE ARSENAL

Ahead of Gameweek 11’s north London derby, owners of Tottenham assets will have been licking their lips at yet another dire Arsenal performance – although the data is not quite simple enough to warrant an all-out backing of Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) for the captaincy. 

The Gunners offered very little against Wolves and have now lost five of their first 10 league games of the campaign, three of those coming at home now.

Interestingly, Arsenal have fared slightly better away from home so far this season, although only defensively.

They have let in eight league goals across five matches at the Emirates Stadium in 2020/21 so far (1.6 per game) but, having played the same number on the road, Mikel Arteta’s men have given up just four goals (0.8 per game). Over the first 10 Gameweeks, only Spurs themselves and Aston Villa have been so solid away from home.

However, where Arteta has tried to tighten the ship at Arsenal, their attack continues to be nothing short of completely anaemic.

Accordingly, owners of Spurs’ defensive assets might be a little more encouraged considering Arsenal’s key man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.6m) has just two goals this season and the Gunners themselves have found the net in just two matches since Gameweek 5.

“It’s something that the day I decided to be a coach I knew that one day I would be sacked or leave the football club but I don’t know when that’s going to happen. In this profession, I know it will happen but I never worry about it. My only concern is to get the best out of the players and give the best possible service to the club.” – Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tierney, Gabriel, D Luiz (Holding 46′), Bellerín; Xhaka (Lacazette 80′), Ceballos; Saka, Willock, Willian (Nelson 65′); Aubameyang.

Wolves XI (4-2-3-1): Patrício; Marçal, Coady, Boly, Semedo; Moutinho, Dendoncker; Neto, Podence (Neves 70′), Traoré; Jiménez (F Silva 15′ | Kilman 78′).

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1,238 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    VAR is absolutely sucking all the fun out of football

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      This game was mentally challenging enough as it was. Now it's just completely brutal

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

      Ruined it for me.

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

    No party Monday night, rightly so!

  3. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    As a Guita, Robbo and Watkins owner i am absolutely gutted this evening

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

      Wow! 🙁

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

      That’s harsh. Next week will be better hopefully

    3. Ginola
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Tell me about it. Sick of this game atm.

  4. JamieC180
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Best City defender?

    Tempted to go Laporte for the sake of caution.. Money no object.

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      He didn’t play the last game...

      1. JamieC180
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Knew that. just testing you.

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

      What caution? He didn't start this week. Dias looks nailed right now out of all.

    3. F4L
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 8 days ago

      if money is no object wait for TAA's return against Fulham in GW12

  5. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Hows this team for next week?
    Martinez
    Chilwell James Robertson
    Bruno (K)DB Grealish Ziyech
    Vardy DCL Adams
    Should i do Ziyech to Mahrez for a hit for 1 week punt? Will be getting Salah for whichever in gw12

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

    23 from 4 tonight, could have Been worse I suppose

  7. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 8 days ago

    Remember back in April when there was no live football and all you could watch were old games from the 70s, 80s and 90s?

    I preferred that. I much preferred that.

  8. Gemma817
      3 months, 8 days ago

      Ryan, 4m
      Lamptey, Chilwell, Justin. Dunne, Mitchel
      Salah, Jota, KDB, Son, Podence
      DCL, Vardy, Bamford

      1 FT, ITB: 0.2m

      I feel like Son will come up good against Arsenal. So fold FT?

      1. Rider on the Storm
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Nice team

        1. Gemma817
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Fold then? Not having Bruno/Grealish worries me. But then again, can't have them all.

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

        If the Villa - Newcastle game is called off that's really bad for Martinez, but luckily I got Steer as back up

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          😆

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

          Green arrow to 13k OR. Whew. Now to break that top 10k

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

            This is the response I was looking for, cheers

            1. Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              New post fail, lol!

        3. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          That rumour?

      3. F4L
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Grealish did well to nab 3 bonus. Happy days.

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

        In gw8 Mark was at 1,4m and now he is at 400k.Fernandes(c) in gw 9 ,Kdb(c) in gw10 and double Chelsea defenders made the difference.
        Rashford(c) in gw9 and Vardy(c) in gw10 for me and still at 900k.

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

        Pva and Ziyech
        To Kdb and 3.9 for minus 4
        Then following week
        Son and Robertson to
        Salah and 4.6 for minus 4

        Giving me a team of kane wilson bamford
        Salah Fernandes Kdb Jota
        Justin Chilwell 4.6

        Thoughts are soon I wont be able to afford kdb and Salah if they do well and dont want to lose Fernandes whilst he is in top form

        1. Rider on the Storm
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          That's a lot of -4

      6. Rider on the Storm
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 8 days ago

        Would you leave one of them to get a man city player?
        Salah jota ziyech fernandes grealish, kane

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

          Ziyech

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Yes ziyech

        3. Azzastaan
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Ziyech for me. Looks like a one trick pony for me. Hes a good player but all he does is cut back and cross from the wrong side. He is on corners though.

        4. F4L
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          nope

        5. Rider on the Storm
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Ziyech out for Mahrez?

          1. Gemma817
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I'd say wait till the City game midweek.

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

          2ft and £1.8m in the bank.

          Mitchell/Kilman the priorities to sort?

          McCarthy/Forster
          Chilwell/Cancelo/Targett/Kilman/Mitchell
          KDB/Fernandes/Ziyech/Grealish/Riedeweld
          Vardy/DCL/Bamford

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

          20k Green arrow at rank 1.1m. At this rate I might crack 500k by the end of the season.

          Slow and steady wins the race!

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

            A green is a green!

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Green arrow , nice 🙂

          3. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Try linking your team 😉

          4. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            I've actually moved up to the same rank after an atrocious start to the season. Christmas period absolutely crucial!

          5. F4L
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            only casuals have a 7 digit rank this far into the season 😛

        8. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          What to do with this lot? Roll the FT?

          Martinez (Steer)
          Coufal - Cancelo - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
          Salah - KDB - Grealish - Soucek (Burke)
          DCL - Kane - Werner

          0.4m itb

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Wait for covid/champs league news before deciding

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

            Keep on rollin’

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Hello mate, congrats on your week, assume it was good, I'm absolutely raging after having Martinez and Watkins in that last game.

        9. The_Fish
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Liverpool team tomorrow:

          Adrian
          Neco
          Matip 
          Fabinho 
          Robbo 
          Gini
          Henderson
          Jones
          Salah
          Mane 
          Jota

          @fpl_fish on twitter for all the early Liverpool team news.

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

            Leaking a team a day in advance? Lol

          2. F4L
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Adrian? Surely not

            1. The_Fish
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              You’ll see tomorrow.

              Rumours Allison has covid.

              1. F4L
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Hmm fair enough.

        10. pstokes2010
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Any obvious transfers needed here? £0.6m itb.

          McCarthy
          Zouma Chilwell Justin
          Rashford Fernandes Jota KDB Ziyech
          Wilson Vardy

          Steer Mitchell Brewster Dunne

        11. MikeS
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Grealish and vardy to kdb and Watkins -8pts?

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

            Why to sell Grealish?

          2. Oooo Matron
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Absolutely not

          3. Rider on the Storm
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            No

        12. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 8 days ago

          Gradually turning around an atrocious start to the season. Gone from 3.7m gw6 to 1.7m now.

          1.5mitb. Can I save ft here? Looking at vardy and ziyech to salah and cheap striker gw12. Lamptey fills in if cancelo doesn't play this week.

          Martinez
          Chilwell james cancelo (lamptey mitchell)
          Bruno kdb grealish ziyech (burke)
          Vardy dcl Watkins

          Thanks

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

          Greeeennnn juuuhuuu 200K up in places, 20 pts close to top 100K, happy days.

          How was your GW lads?

          1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            55 pts with Grealish bonus to come. Status quo I think around 100-200k.

          2. Il Capitano
              3 months, 8 days ago

              Somehow ended up with a 30k rank jump to 570k in spite of Sterling (Taylor autosub) and Watkins best efforts

            • Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              68 points with small 2k green arrow to 13k. Happy too

          3. Big Chris Wood
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 8 days ago

            Would you make these 3 transfers on Friday for -4?

            Son, DCL, Cancelo to KDB, Dallas, Wilson

            Current team

            Martinez button
            Lampeter, James, cancelo, balbuena, Mitchell
            Salad, Bruno, son, Grealish bissouma
            Kane, DCL, bam Ford

            Any other options such as mahrez in for son and Mitchell to Dias?

          4. Vazza
              3 months, 8 days ago

              I still have my wildcard.

              When should I use it?

              I’m very happy with my current team..

              1. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                If you're happy then wait lol. Maybe GW15-16 is a good time to use it.

              2. Big Chris Wood
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Use it when you need it. If you never need it no need to use it

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

              So it's a green arrow from 757k to 693k.

              Still hurts that I've got the wrong 50/50 call, losing 20 pts.

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

                enjoy the green

              2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Green from 820k to 599k, we're similar!

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

              With the ongoing complaints about VAR, my observations are that people think that the VAR system is what is at fault. The VAR system is essentially using video evidence to ensure the right decisions are being made.

              It's blatantly obvious to me that the issue isn't the VAR system, it's the human beings in Stockley Park who are continually making the wrong decisions despite the video evidence in front of them. It's just embarrassing. They are either blind or corrupt.

              1. tafrère
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                Yup, we need robots asap.

            • Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              1FT.

              Would you do Son + Kane -> KDB and Wilson (-4)?

              Martinez
              Coufal Chilwell Kilman
              Grealish Son Bruno Salah
              Bamford Kane DCL

              Steer Dallas Bissouma Lamptey

              1. Big Chris Wood
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                I’m in similar dilemmas

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

                Wait for more Newcastle news.

                Tough to ditch Kane & Son before Arsenal and Palace.

                I'm in the same boat, I really fear not owning KDB going into this week, but I'm not sure it's worth a -4 to bring him in.

                Maybe we're just one week too late.

                1. Little Red Lacazette
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 8 days ago

                  Same things guys, scared to go with no City. But if no City, who would you Cap?

            • MikeS
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              How many villa would you have if you could own more than three?

              Steer/Martinez
              Cash
              Grealish-mcginn
              Watkins

              6 for me, the team is littered with talent. It's a gold mine of fpl picks

            • The Count of Monte Cristo
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              West Ham fans...

              I do not watch you guys play regularly but every time I do I see Ogbonna either scoring goals, a LOT of deflections, sometimes into his own net, scoring own goals, needlessly fouling players, looking ungainly....is it just a coincidence or is he always like that?!

              Any reason Issa Diop does not play? Injured?

            • Hryszko
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              With Bruno rising, would you look to make these moves this week or nah?

              Grealish > Bruno
              Werner > Wilson/Bamford/Adams

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

                Yep

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

                Grealish? He could be on pens now not that he currently needs them to boost his appeal.

              3. JJO
                • 8 Years
                3 months, 8 days ago

                No,both better options this gw

            • Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 8 days ago

              G2G for GW11? I'd like an extra City attacker regardless of how well Fulham defended earlier. 2.7 ITB.

              McCarthy

              Dias, Chilwell, Cresswell

              KDB (c), Fernandes, Grealish, Hamez

              Vardy, DCL, Bamford

              Subs: Button, Dallas, Mitchell, Stephens

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

                Solid.. just missing some more villa

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

                  Having watched the game vs West Ham... I don't think so.