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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′).

Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 10

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1,238 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Into the top 3m

    Scenes!

  2. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Not so subtle Brag .
    Up to 17 k. Happy days.

    1. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nice well done

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wicked

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Humble brag. Nothing subtle about it.

  3. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Best two strikers for combined 12.6m from GW12?

    1. Bonus magnet
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wilson and Watkins

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Then you have one player who can hit a barn door.

  4. JJO
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Can someone explain me why those gps devices that players wear are not used for deciding offsides?
    I know that any part of body except arm matters,but why wouldnt it be universal and always look chest position?
    You could then decide instantly is it offside or nor,without those stupid lines that no one knows how are they drown

    1. The Count of Monte Cristo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm no expert but I doubt that a GPS can accurately measure where your chest is from one millisecond to the next.

      1. The Count of Monte Cristo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        The striker might be diving feet first with his chest well far behind him.

        Simultaneously, the defender might be doing a diving header.

        One person's chest might be 1 metre further away from the other's, even though the striker's toe and the defender's tip of his head might be level. Then you would be up in arms.

        Cannot have a blanket rule like that.

        1. JJO
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Would be silly to have players in positions like that in time of passing
          But i get what you wanted to say

          1. The Count of Monte Cristo
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Absolutely. Contrived example and I get your point as well, 100%. I just do not think it is possible like that.

      2. JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Well that could be it 🙂

    2. JayKay1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Old GPS - +/- 20m

      New GPS (Galileo) - +/- 1m

      VAR - +/- an armpit hair / unclipped toenail

      ;o)

  5. Solanke
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    No show from Cancelo, but got Soucek 1st sub and Lewis 2nd sub.
    Will Lewis' 6 points be subbed in?

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If Cancelo was part of a back 3 mate yes

      1. Solanke
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cheers yep part of back treee

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Happy days then mate!!!

    2. Salarrivederci
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Depends if you started 3 or 4 defenders this week

    3. bench boost for every gamew…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If you played with 3 defenders then lewis. If you played 4, then soucek.

  6. The Count of Monte Cristo
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Well done to all the green's this week - well deserved.

    Red arrows - a GW of small margins. Next week will be your week. Hang in there.

    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Grealish 3 bonus has meant a 4K red arrow for me, if he got 2 bonus it would have been a small green arrow!! Fine margins indeed mate!!

    2. PastaConcerto
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Poor Ollie Watkins 1 inch of crossbar and 1 inch offiside from a 15 pt. return...0 instead. A shame for those who had Watkins as their differential like me. Still lucky to get a green arrow this week!

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Vardy was close to a BAP in the end! Crazy

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Not very close

    2. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      A goal would have been golden.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Don’t understand how Justin wasn’t able to slide it across to him at the end.
        I was already celebrating as well

  8. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Son -> Grealish or hold FT

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Hold. Get him in some other way. He will play all through Christmas too.

    2. Rodgers's CHARACTER
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      hold

  9. Forever In Our Shadow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Apart from His hat-trick last gw, is Mahrez worth a punt over the next few gws as he has been rested quite a bit or is he still a rotation risk full stop?

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yes, Peps quotes very promising

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What did he say?

    3. komodosam
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wait until after tomorrow's game.

  10. fachada
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    do we know what happened to Antonio at half time? is it just because of lack of fitness or he got injured again? wanted to bring him in for Kimi

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Lack of fitness

  11. Rodgers's CHARACTER
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Best 6.4 Forward?

    1. tafrère
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Well, Bamford at 6.1 imo.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Antonio

    3. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Bam

  12. tafrère
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kane + Hamez > KDB (C) + Bamford (-4) ?

  13. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Thoughts on this -4?

    Rashford and Mitchell to Jota and Dias?

    Worth it?

    1. Sir Alex Telles.
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wait for midweek games

    2. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yep

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Cool cheers!

  14. Taff
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you do: Son, Bissouma and Vardy for Salah, Jota and Brewster for a -8?

    If only only take a -4 I’ll be forced to play one of Biss or Brewster

    1. Nedvěd11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No

  15. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Pleasing to see only a very small red arrow after what started off as a nightmare week with a -8 involving buying Sterling....

    All eyes on the City lineup tomorrow now!

    1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      What will it tell us? Example Cancelo plays or doesn't play or comes in for 20 minutes what difference does it make to him playing on the weekend?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        That’s true, either way hopefully it might give some sort of indication

  16. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Sterling to KDB too sideways or go formit since rotation risk

    1. Finding Timo
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I have just made that move before sterling goes down as fed up with him

      • Tommyg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Not sideways at all. He has been, arguably, very unfortunate the last two games to not have more points.

    2. Tommyg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Masuaku - lost his place or just tactical??

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        If there's a tactical change, he's the first player to drop out.

        1. The Count of Monte Cristo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          This, as Cresswell is nailed and can play LB or LWB in a 4 or 5 respectively.

    3. Flynny
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Repost.....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

      1. Croaker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Yes stick as you are

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Wouldn’t of been a normal night without a flynny re post, good job mate

        Looking at similar moves myself and hopefully Holding

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Cheers mate!!

    4. GS456
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wow frustrating GW.

      Salah and Watkins VARd out
      KDB post and Watkins missed pen.

      Save my transfer? 0.0itb

      Mcarthy
      Lamptey, Chilwell, Justin
      Salah, KDB (c), Son, Grealish
      Watkins, Vardy, DCL

      bench isn’t a lot.

    5. Alex_thekid
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Own Grealisj Watkins & Targett of the bench for cancelo gutted pen miss offside goal + assit massive points swing

    6. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Are baps final?
      Grealish and bowen owner!

      72/73 points with no man City cover is quite a pleasant surprise.

      Won't be so lucky this week though..

    7. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      If Newcastle are forced to field their second team, would you get Watkins? Would you captain Grealish?

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Is there a possibility for something like that?

      2. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Huh? Did something happen?

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Covid rumours

      3. komodosam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Bet you that game gets postponed. It's sounding like the whole Newcastle team will have to be quarantined.

        1. Brehmeren
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          They will have to field youth players then.

          1. komodosam
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Doubt the PL will let that happen. More chance of postponing the game if the whole Newcastle side has to quarantine.

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              I think rules were set from start that this would happen so why change their mind now

              1. komodosam
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                To break the rules for safety reasons? I mean I do hope the game goes ahead because I have 3 Villa players.

    8. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Anyone else who will sell Vardy?

      1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why would you do that they got SHU next

        1. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          They can't create chances and they are not playing good football though.And to be fair SUtd's defence isn't so bad.

      2. komodosam
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        No ways. Vardy away scores.

    9. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Anyone know the top 10k avg?

      1. Captain Vantastic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        50.

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Thanks. Was expecting higher.

          1. Captain Vantastic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Coming after matchdays we only see high scores posted here 🙂

      2. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        49.93

    10. Jolly Good
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      GW12 is there any alternative to Salah (c)??

      I can’t figure out who to get rid of between Bruno and KDB
      ... one has WBA next and other SHU

      Can’t get Salah otherwise...is Jota (c) too risky?

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Fixtures don’t look great other than that to be honest

      2. Finding Timo
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Kane Captain alternative tO salah GW12?

      3. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        People actually selling vardy?

        I think shu are actually worse than Fulham now

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No people who just got Vardy aren't selling Vardy.

        2. wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I will,if Jesus gets a rest tomorrow.

      4. michaelington
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        7th green in a row and I’m still only at 1.8 million. Feels like climbing Everest.

      5. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Which two do you prefer?
        1: 3-4-3
        Antonio
        Soucek

        2: 3-5-2
        Brewster
        Jota

        1. Will J 256
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Soucek and Brewster would be benched most weeks!

        2. Tommyg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Jota for sure.

      6. Nedvěd11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Does Cancelo and Sterling owners see them starting upcoming GW or is Pep Roulette fully running atm..?

        1. Willmissudimitrypayet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Probably Cancelo + Zinchenko in CL and Walker + Mendy in Prem

          Sterling or Ferran Torres is 50/50 I guess

        2. lugs
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          who knows what Peps plans are, i have Cancelo and i'm happy to keep for now since i have good cover for him on the bench, if i had Sterling though i'd sell as he's too expensive not to be a sure starter every week

      7. Werner Bremen
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        65 points, not that bad right?

        1. Tommyg
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Green arrow for you.