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Wolves revert to three-man defence with wing-backs against Sheff Utd

A three-man defence make a much-needed return for Wolves as they host Sheffield United in Double Gameweek 32.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have experimented with a back-four in order to unlock greater attacking potential this season, largely to the detriment of their defence.

However, as was hinted in the 1-0 win at Fulham following Pedro Neto‘s (£5.6m) injury, it’s a return to a back-three and wing-backs this evening.

Romain Saïss (£4.9m) and Conor Coady (£4.9m) welcome back Willy Boly (£5.4m) back to the side, who missed Gameweek 31 thanks to a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test.

Rayan Aït-Nouri (£5.0m) and Nélson Semedo (£5.3m) are the wing-backs either side of João Moutinho (£5.1m) and Leander Dendoncker (£4.6m).

Daniel Podence (£5.3m) is trusted with the left-wing role vacated by the injured Neto, joined in the front-three by centre-forward Willian José (£6.8m) and Adama Traoré (£6.0m).

It will be worth keeping an eye on how the Wolves front-three line-up at various stages of tonight’s encounter.

Against Fulham, Podence occupied a number 10 role for large spells while Traoré was deployed in a front-two for the closing stages.

Meanwhile, Sheffield United stay in their usual 3-5-2 formation with Rhian Brewster (£4.3m) and David McGoldrick (£5.2m) leading the line.

Kean Bryan (£3.9m), John Egan (£4.7m) and Ethan Ampadu (£4.3m) comprise the make-shift back-three.

Double Gameweek 32 Line-ups

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Aït-Nouri, Moutinho, Dendoncker, Semedo; Podence, Willian J, A Traoré.

Sheffield United XI (3-5-2): Ramsdale; K Bryan, Egan, Ampadu; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Osborn, Baldock; Brewster, McGoldrick.

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248 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 16 hours ago

    58 points from BB so far and up to 350th place...

    Yes I know it's a brag but I'll never get this high again so I'm allowed.

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      well done! Good luck for the run-in!

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      Excellent

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      great! enjoy

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      You can brag at 350 OR. Nice one.

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Out of 8 million +

    6. ted mcnure
      • 10 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Well done!

    7. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      You'll get a YouTube channel, blog and the privilege to write articles when it's all going against you if you keep it up!

    8. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Thank you for at least recognizing how useless these brag posts are. You get points for being humble about it at least

    9. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Yikes

      Just checked that bench boost - solid is one way of putting it 🙂

    10. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Well played!

    11. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Its your lucky year. Buy a lottery ticket.

    12. Mweene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 15 hours ago

      Haha, thanks everyone.

      Just going to go for it now - will probably captain a complete differential next week like Maddison/Trossard/Traore

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 13 hours ago

        Sounds like fun, although remember a -EV (negative expected value) play is still a -EV play. Not everybody has the same lineup you have, so you can still make up ground by making shrewd transfers and captaining smart.
        But you do you. This is your year.

        1. Bennerman
          • 2 Years
          29 days, 13 hours ago

          You must kill it with the ladies/men/whoever you charm with this sort of dynamite. At parties

          1. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            29 days, 13 hours ago

            He's the one who said he wanted to captain Trossard or Traore. I'm just trying to be helpful.
            What value are you adding?

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              29 days, 13 hours ago

              Another killer line. I'm thinking Rick Moranis in Ghostbuster

              Just kicking it about mate, there's no hate here

              1. I Must Break You
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                29 days, 12 hours ago

                I thought this was a FF analysis site. Didn't realize I had wandered into your social life

                1. Bennerman
                  • 2 Years
                  29 days, 12 hours ago

                  You have not done so. There's been so much fun today.

                  But, because we like fun, no 'Don't get too excited, there is a sum that tells you this or that,..:

                  1. St Pauli Walnuts
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    29 days, 4 hours ago

                    To be fair, I'd rather have a beer with him than you at a party

  2. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 16 hours ago

    Son and Kane (c) last night: red arrow

    Lingard and Dawson today (bench boosted Dawson): further big red arrow

    Tomorrow and the next day?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      You have Mendy Forster by any chance?

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 16 hours ago

      Red. Red. Reddddd.

  3. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 15 hours ago

    Lingate !

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 14 hours ago

    Kane smashing it for patient TCers
    Lingard scoring again
    Wolves clean sheet

    Looks like it’s going to be one of those bloody weeks again

  5. I Must Break You
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    How did you do a -12 and not get Lingard and at least 1 Wolves defender somehow given their schedule?.... he asked rhetorically

    1. I Must Break You
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Whoops, reply fail to Kaptain Kane