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Wolves persist with back-four as Lookman misses Gameweek 31

Wolves line-up in a back-four for the second time in four days as they travel to Fulham in Gameweek 31.

In this setup, Nuno Espirito Santo has struggled to reach the same level of defensive stability achieved by several years playing a three-man defence, best shown by conceding three first-half goals against West Ham on Monday.

Despite those ongoing issues, it’s a 4-2-3-1 formation tonight with no changes from the side that lost against the Hammers.

Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m) and Nélson Semedo (£5.2m) are the full-backs either side of Romain Saïss (£4.9m) and Conor Coady (£4.8m) as Willy Boly (£5.4m) is unable to train until Tuesday because of his self-isolation from a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test.

João Moutinho (£5.2m) is fit enough only for the bench so Leander Dendoncker (£4.6m) and Ruben Neves (£5.1m) hold down central midfield.

Daniel Podence (£5.3m) earns a second successive start since returning from injury, deployed as a number 10 and flanked by Pedro Neto (£5.7m) and Adama Traoré (£6.0m).

Willian José (£6.8m) earns his third successive start although still awaits his first-ever Premier League goal for Wolves.

Meanwhile, Fulham are in 3-4-2-1 shape for Gameweek 31, Terence Kongolo (£4.3m) coming in for Tosin Adarabioyo (£4.5m) to make his first league start for the club.

The former Huddersfield Town man sits in a back-three containing Joachim Andersen (£4.5m) and Ola Aina (£4.5m) while Antonee Robinson (£4.4m) and Kenny Tete (£4.3m) fulfil wing-back roles either side of Mario Lemina (£4.5m) and Harrison Reed (£4.4m).

Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) did not pass his late fitness test in time, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£5.9m) and Bobby De Cordova-Reid (£5.3m) chosen as the supporting midfielders for Aleksandar Mitrovic (£5.5m).

Gameweek 31 Line-ups

Fulham XI: Areola; Kongolo, Andersen, Aina; A Robinson, Lemina, Reed, Tete; Loftus-Cheek, De Cordova-Reid; Mitrovic.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patrício; Aït-Nouri, Saïss, Coady, Semedo; Neves, Dendoncker; Neto, Podence, A Traoré; Willian J.

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292 Comments Post a Comment
  1. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    lucky Aina owners

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      True

  2. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Gotta feel for Fulham and Scotty P with a late winner like that.

  3. djman102
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    That may be it for Fulham judging from their reactions...potential targets the rest of the season?

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Bad luck maybe for fulham def iwners but then again when u get defs/gks from team ranked 18th ur kind of asking for it

  5. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Semedo and Patricio owner looking at 18 points. Whooooooooaaaaaa!!!

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Surely no-one has two Wolves defenders let alone Semedo!?

      1. Mweene
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I have Semedo and Coady, benched Coady though.

        They're both nailed with great fixtures and I'm playing BB next week. (sheff United at home)

  6. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Coady missing out on Baps 🙁

  7. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Areola owner. Awesome.

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Emi is gonna punish my lack of faith

      1. Chrisitis
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Just unlucky
        7 points so close

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

        Why? You think Liverpool can't score tomorrow, I think they will surely

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

      I have lost seven CS in the last seconds of games this season. And there’s another one. Love FPL.

  8. bso
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Anyone know what happened for football fantasy 247 website? Been down for some days...nice bunch of guys.

  9. djman102
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Those jumping on Wolves at the start of their fixture run reaping instant rewards...

    ...unless you brought in Neto like me.

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      And benched Coady like me 😉

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Apologies that was my fault

  10. PP6
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Just terribly unlucky for Fulham and all us Areola owners man

  11. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Was gutted when Neto came off but would have taken 10 points from him and Semedo before kick off.

    Hopefully Semedo and Coady do the business again next week for my BB.

  12. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How many wc in LMS???

  13. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    WC started well. Saiss last on the bench.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You brought Saiss on a WC and benched him v Fulham?

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

      Very questionable decision to put Saiss third on bench Vs Fulham

  14. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Gonna be weird having no players for City - Leeds tomorrow.

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