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

    Save FT?

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Lamptey
    Salah Jota KdB Bruno Grealish
    Bamford DCL

    Bench: Masuaku, Brewster, Kilman, Steer

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

      Yes

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

      looking good, save

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

        Save

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

          West Ham at home - how good is that! 🙂

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

    What are the covid rules

    If the Newcastle rumour is true and 5 players have covid, can the game be postponed ?

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

      No

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

      Think as long as they’ve 13 players of which one is a goalkeeper they have to play.

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

        That’d be the perfect triple villa game!

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

        No idea what the rules are - but as the owner of 3 x villa - don't know whether this is good or bad news!

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

    I literally had only one bad gw with 33 points other weeks is 65ish average yet I am only at 600k OR..

    1. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Boo hoo, try sitting at 2.4mill overall and not quite being able to figure out why haha.

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

    Should I even go Bowen to Jota now, after that? Haha

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

      Prob not

  5. Il Capitano
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Sterling going to drop tonight? Will be priced out of moving him to KDB if so, but I don't really want to use up my FT before all the midweek games.

      Just hold Sterling and pray he gets the Fulham game?

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

        Yes

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

        I am thinking about same, but can afford the drop. If Sterling is benched I might bring in KDB aswell and not instead of

    • Nas
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I don’t have a single gw rank in the top 2M. That’s quite remarkable. And to think this started so well with a Lewis cs.

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

        Many 9/10 pointers players this week, tough if you missed most of them

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

      Baring injuries mid week, can I get away without KDB?

      GTG?

      Martinez,
      Zouma, Chilwell, Robbo
      Grealish, Bruno VC, Son, Jota, Mahrez C
      DCL, Kane,

      Forster, Bamford, Coufal, Lamptey

      .2 bank

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

        No

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

        Great team, yes you can

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

          Cheers, unsure on benching Bamford but injuries or covid might still have a say?

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

        Yes, looks good

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

          Cheers

    • Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Anybody in the top 10k here?

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

        Yeah but should be top 2k if it wasnt for watkins

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

          Nice mate, what’s your current rank? I’m personally at 13k so not too far away now

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

            7kish but no city for next week so will probably drop out of 10k

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

              Nice, good luck

    • Dele
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Son > Mahrez now before his rise?

      1. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Terrible move.

        • wulfranian
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No

        • Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I’d not do that move

        • vityovics
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          No

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

          One thing I learnt five weeks ago if you think a move will work out go for it, the only way is up 🙂

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

          No.

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

          Man City play tomorrow

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

        Nine hits for me.Anyone with more?900k OR.

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Only 2 so far but feels like a hell of a lot more

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

          Only one. Might take another in upcoming weeks before I use my WC.

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

          -12 only this GW. Payed of. 🙂

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

          2 hits so far and rising to 180k tonight

        5. Harn1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yep, 10 hits. 18k rank.

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

          Just 5 so far, -8 this week

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

        Son > Jota for free ?

        Cheers

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

          No

        2. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Ni por el putas parce!

      4. Twisted Melon
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        A) Kane to KDB -4?
        B) Son to Mahrez

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

        Hopefully Salah (C) can match KDB (C)

        1. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          He can't

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

            He can’t.

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

              He can

      6. vityovics
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Best duo for december mates?

        A) Salah
        B) Kdb
        C) Grealish

        1) Watkins
        2) Bamford
        3) Wilson

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

          A2

        2. Twisted Melon
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          B3

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

        What move would you do in GW12?

        A. DCL & Foden to Grealish & Bamford for free. Kane(C)

        B. Foden & Davis to Bamford & Bissouma for free. Keep DCL and have a stronger bench option. Kane(C)

        C. Foden, DCL & Kane to Salah(C), Bamford, Watkins/Antonio for -4. Have Son as well.

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

          B

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

        Finallyn inside top 1M for the first time this season 835k. Happy days.

        1. waldo666
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          As was I yesterday, feel like I might drop back out today, that Watkins pen miss!!

      9. Azzastaan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Do I want to take out Son or Ziyech this week
        For Salah or De Bruyne?

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

          Yes, you do.

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

            Yeah which 1 for which 1

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

              De Bruyne for Ziyech.

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

          Ziyech to De Bruyne

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

          I would ditch Ziyech personally but many people are transferring out Son for De Bruyne. I think he might return against Arsenal and hurt sellers. It's a gamble.

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

        Save?
        I can finally ship Ramsdale, but there is no obvious choice in the 4.5 bracket this GW and saving can prove to be more profitable going to next GW with 2ft, toughts?

        Ramsdale
        Dias KWP Targett (Taylor, Ferguson)
        KDB Fernandes Jota Grealish (Bissouma)
        Kane Vardy Dcl

      11. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        For each. A) Keep B) Sell

        1) Sterling
        2) Rashford
        3) DCL (think I might get out quickly, go for Wilson or someone like that)

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

          Keep all

      12. Carcetti
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Chilwell or Cresswell?

        Currently have Cresswell but can do a free this week for Chilwell.

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

          Chilwell is this years Trent

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

            Yeah, think it's finally time to do it. Have had other issues so far...

        2. The Sociologist
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Think now's the time.

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

          Chillwell for sure but not sure it’s worth a transfer this week

      13. fridge
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        What would you do with this lot? Dont think I've ever not had Salah and KDB and it scares me but can I get away with it?
        1 FT, 0.5 ITB

        McCarthy
        Chilwell. Taylor. Lamptey
        Son. Bruno. Ziyech. Jota
        Kane. Vardy. DCL
        4.0. McCarthy. Dallas. 4.0

        1. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Kane and Vardy will need to be fire

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            *on fire

      14. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Robbo Son => Zouma KdB for free

        Giving me:

        Martinez – (Button)
        Lamptey– Zouma – Dias – (Kilman) (Targett)
        Salah – Bruno – KbB – Grealish – (Soucek)
        Bamford - Wilson – DCL

        Good moves?

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

          No

      15. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        So Vardy barely touched the ball right? Just brought him in - give him a chance to redeem himself after missing this golden opportunity (although admittedly FUL seem to have organised themselves well)?

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

          Maybe that GW12 Salah move isn’t that essential after all

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

            Trust Salah a lot more than Vardy tbh

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

          So did I. If I want both Grealish and KdB I have to take -8 and downgrade Vardy, which doesn't look too good. Chasing last week pts and extra hits aren't nice. He lacked service imo, so not blaming him.

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

            I have Grealish and KDB. I was considering losing Vardy and Ziyech to get in Salah in Gw12. Question is just whether that move needs accelerating!

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

        Aneyone with Vardy(c) for next gw? He hates Sheffield Utd.

        1. Mikel Arteta
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Anyone*

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

          I’d rather have Kane vs Arsenal

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

            I have both.

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

          Kane or Sterling for me

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

          It's got to be a City player against SHU.

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

            FUL rather.

      17. Aidan269
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Captained Sterling and Viced DCL. Took a hit for Cancelo this week and I Own Guatia, Watkins and Robertson. Talk about a bad week....

      18. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Martinez
        Robertson Chilwell Cancelo
        Fernandes Son JamesR Grealish Foden
        DCL Vardy

        Forster Brewster Dallas Ferguson

        1 FT, 1.7 itb

        1. Fernandes >> KDB
        2. Robertson JamesR >> 4.9DEF KDB (-4)
        3. JamesR Vardy >> KDB Watkins (-4)
        4. Foden JamesR >> Stephens KDB (-4)
        5. Other

        Thanks guys

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

        Subject to no injuries Week 11 Kane to Bamford and Ziyech to KDB worth - 4 for

        Martinez
        Robertson Chilwell Cancelo
        KDB (c) Bruno Son Grealish Jota
        DCL Bamford

        Forster Lamptey Brewster Mitchell

        Week 12 plan probably Son to Salah and DCL to Wilson

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

          Yes, imo

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

        Hold this week? 0.2 ITB 1 FT

        Martinez Ryan
        Chilwell Dias Taylor Lamptey Mitchell
        Bruno KDB Grealish Son Reed
        Vardy DCL Bamford

        Thanks!

      21. jernej93
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Long term (2-3 weeks) plan, which options seems better:

        1.) Son, Bamford, Lewis, Brewster

        2.) Ings, Wilson/Bamford, Bissouma, James

        Bissouma can become Soucek if I decide Bamford over Wilson in 2nd option.

        Lewis would "compete" with Lamptey, Masuaku and Lamptey for 2 spots alongside Chilwell in defence.

        1. jernej93
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          2nd option is without Spurs players ..

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

        Finish the week on 61(-4). 4 consecutive greens but still just outside the top 200k. Hopefully one big week to propel me up