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Coady the most-owned FPL player on show in Monday’s Black Country derby

With a new date still yet to be arranged for Manchester United v Liverpool, the presumed penultimate match of Gameweek 34 sees West Bromwich Albion face Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Hawthorns.

Kick-off in the Black Country derby is at 18:00 BST.

A defeat for the Baggies would almost ensure that their one-year stay in the Premier League comes to an end, as it would leave Sam Allardyce’s side 11 points from safety with just four matches to play.

Wolves are mathematically safe but will be motivated by a desire to help their local rivals on their way to Championship and exact revenge for a 3-2 defeat at Molineux in the reverse fixture.

From a Fantasy perspective, there is not quite so much at stake.

Not one player on show has a double-digit ownership in FPL, although Conor Coady (£5.0m)) sits in almost one in three of the top 10,000 Fantasy managers’ squads.

Coady was benched by a large chunk of those leading FPL bosses but with no-shows in abundance this weekend, not least thanks to events at Old Trafford on Sunday, it’s a fair bet that he’ll be widely appearing as an automatic substitute.

Matheus Pereira (£5.5m) is the most-popular Albion asset, with an ownership around the 6% mark overall and in the top 10k.

Both players start for their respective sides this evening.

As for the team news, Nuno Espirito Santo has made three changes to his starting XI this evening.

One of those alterations is enforced, with Willy Boly (£5.4m) unwell.

Santo said of his centre-half ahead of kick-off:

He’s not able to compete, he was infected and then this week, the symptoms are very bad. He’s not in a good moment, unfortunately.

Daniel Podence (£5.3m) and Willian Jose (£6.8m) drop to the bench, with Owen Otasowie (£4.5m), Fabio Silva (£5.2m) and Vitinha (£4.7m) handed rare starts.

Sam Allardyce makes just one change to the West Brom side that drew with Aston Villa in Gameweek 33.

It may prompt a change of shape, too, as centre-half Dara O’Shea (£4.2m) replaces forward Callum Robinson (£5.2m).


West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea, Bartley, Townsend, Gallagher, Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Pereira, Diagne.

Subs: Button, Robson-Kanu, Robinson, Livermore, Phillips, Diangana, Sawyers, Peltier, Grant.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Patricio, Saiss, Coady, Dendoncker, Semedo, Neves, Otasowie, Ait Nouri, Vitinha, Traore, Silva.

Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Podence, Willian Jose, Gibbs-White, Cundle, Kilman, Corbeanu, Marques.

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324 Comments Post a Comment
  1. djman102
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Thanks to the United-Liverpool blank, I'm hoping for Lingard to run riot and Lowton to bag a goal. 😛

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      We’re likely 5 years out from another Lowton goal 😀

    2. djman102
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Yeah, I'm hoping for a London-bus situation!

  2. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    This week I've had the lowest score in my FPL history, not even made 30 points!

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I’m on 22 at the moment.

      I think 25 is my personal ‘best’.

    2. jammie26
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Lingard will save you

    3. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      28 here 🙂

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Mega score this week!

    4. Spin The Wheel
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      24 with Lingz to go

    5. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      18 (-4) here with Lingard and Vydra to play. 6 non players and Kane captain

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        It’s not like my bench is going to help me much either.

        Forster, Jorginho, Holding, Veltman.

        You have to laugh.

    6. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      43 with Lingard to go

      1. Spin The Wheel
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Wow

      2. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Epic! Take a bow, son.

    7. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      52.

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Show off!

    8. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      36 with Lingz left.

    9. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      On 44 with Lingard and lowton left. Somehow managed to get 11 out this week

    10. Forgetmeknot
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I’ll whisper it but 58 (if Johnstone keeps 2 bonus) plus lingard from 10

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Johnstone 9th save.

    In the BAP race too.

  4. EVILFUK
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Thursday May 6 - Roma vs Man Utd

    Friday May 7

    Saturday May 8 - Liverpool vs Southampton

    Sunday May 9 - Aston Villa vs Man Utd

    Monday May 10

    Tuesday May 11

    Wednesday May 12 - Man Utd vs Leicester

    Thursday May 13

    Friday May 14

    Saturday May 15

    Sunday May 16 - West Brom vs Liverpool

    Monday May 17

    Tuesday May 18

    Wednesday May 19 - Burnley vs Liverpool and Man Utd vs Fulham (TBC)

    Thursday May 20

    Friday May 21

    Saturday May 22

    Sunday May 23 - Liverpool vs Crystal Palace and Wolves vs Man Utd.

    As you can see the best thing to do is to move West Brom vs Liverpool into DGW35 and play Manchester United vs Liverpool in BGW36.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Why should Liverpool disrupt their schedule?

      They were ready and available for a match that United failed to host, 0-3 win, Salah hat trick.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Nice try but Everton were ready vs. City earlier this season. So were Spurs vs. Fulham.

      2. EVILFUK
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        To be fair I think both players and managers would have played the game but there was a small chance a supporter planted a bomb in the stadium, otherwise it would of gone ahead.

        To the wider FPL implications though, I believe this will come to pass and DGW Liverpool will be decent.

      3. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Them's the cards. You dont think the United squad was ready for a match?

        If United fans stormed Anfield next season and disrupted the schedule, would that mean Liverpool should defaulted a loss?

  5. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Oh dear Mike Dean. Terrible refereeing there.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Even for him, that was bad.

  6. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    OMG Antonio

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      And Cresswell - powers of recovery

  7. Igz08
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Shaw Castagne Trent Rudi
    Jota Salah Bruno Son
    Kane Nacho

    JLingz Coady Davis

    A) JLingz -> Zaha/Greenwood, bench Rudi
    B) Son, Davis -> Zaha/Greenwood, DCL, bench Rudi (-4)
    C) Kane, Davis -> DCL, Watkins, bench Rudi (-4)
    D) Perhaps just Son or Kane out?

    Am 8 points behind ML leader, who has Son, Kane and Watkins. He doesn’t have Salah though

  8. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone tempted to take a punt on a palace defender for the double gameweek ?

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Mitchell

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        This

      2. ‘Tis the Season
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Very tempted by Mitchell, what do you think his chances are of starting both. He played very well last time out and he is actually an excellent replacement for PVA

        1. Netters2018
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Thats what i want to know.. pva is on the way out.. mitchell just signed new contract surely he will get his chance now palace safe. If he was guaranteed to play both i honestly think i would put him in this week for eric dier.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      There playing Sheffield Utd and Southampton, I definitely am!

    3. The Knights Template
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Not at all, things are bad enough as they are.

    4. Igz08
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Temptation is there.. not sure it will become anything more

    5. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Bad teams with nothing to play for playing each other.

      Hmmmmm.....

      Recipe for DGW disappointment.

    6. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      If you need to save money, could go Ward or Mitchell.

  9. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Got burned big time with 4 Utd/Liv players this GW. Any idea when the postponed fixtures will be?

    1. EVILFUK
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I think it will be in gwk36 with West brom Liverpool moved into gwk35.

  10. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    As a Johnstone owner - what a time to be alive!

    1. Rassi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      He has been great to have! Lost 1 point this week by playing Lloris instead though.

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        On pace for 2BAPs

  11. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Can't believe I'm having to rely on Vydra to save my week

  12. Ain't No Holebas Girl
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Tonight would be a great time for Craig Dawson to repay me for all the minus points with another sweet header (in the opposition goal ideally)

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Thank you for adding in the opposition goal part

      Much needed

      1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Nothing is straightforward as a Dawson owner

  13. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Anyone have worse luck than this?

    Leno TAA Shaw Rudiger Salah Bruno Jota no shows

    Castagne Pereira Vardy blanks

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Painful.

    2. Les Bleus
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      How many points did you get?

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Yes, actually. I blame myself, though. Chelsea injuries were due, David Luiz was always gonna be rushed back to displace Holding and United fans were likely to protest the Galzers and get the game postponed.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I agree with everything except the game being postponed, 'security' in the country is a joke

      2. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Aye, we should have all seen that United pitch invasion and players hotel blockade coming!

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          I know. Was more obvious than covid.

  14. Rassi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Let's go Coufal!!

    (Lingard too, but everyone and all their dogs have him so meh)

  15. richarlison2348
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 26 days ago

    26 plus Lingard and Vydra. Where did it all go wrong 🙁

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      ...When we signed up to play last August.

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      19 plus Dawson. Am optimistic of hitting 30-40 points.

  16. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    That infamous Derby team of 2008 would have fancied their chances of staying up if they had this incarnation of Sheffield United, Fulham and West Brom with them that season.

    1. Zen Arcade
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      How many points did they finish on in the end?

      1. Hart-ake
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        11

  17. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Goal and a clean sheet from Dawson tonight to salvage a 30 point week. Owes me big time after bench boosting his red card a few weeks back.

    1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Anything above 1 point would be a good result, that's the most I've had out of him. 6 would be a dream!

  18. Mweene
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    23 points from Semedo in the last 4 weeks. Hero.

  19. Lethargio Alcantara
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Semedo 3BAPS?
    What a time to own him.

    1. Mweene
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      3rd on my benched so completely deserved to get his 8 points.

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Imagine owning him and Johnstone this week.

      I didn’t though, so I can only imagine.

      1. Indpush
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Semedo is second on my bench. JWP is third. Both coming in for me and giving me a total of 59 plus Lingard to go.

        Jota was first on bench and started, Azpilic, Shaw, TAA, Bruno

        C'd Kane

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          So lucky

          1. Indpush
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Yep!

            So far improved my OR by 51.65% this week

  20. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Coufal & Soucek tonight. Not expecting much. Soucek is pretty defensive with Rice out I guess ?

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      He's doing alright, lol.

  21. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Friends, please:

    Meslier / Forster
    TAA / Dias / Coufal / Rüdiger /  Holding
    Salah / Bruno / Son / Gündogan / Lingard
    Kane / Wood /  Iheanacho

    A. Dias to Digne
    B. Dias to Digne, Kane to Vardy (- 4)
    C. Son to Zaha
    D.  Dias to Digne, Son to Zaha (- 4)
    E. Something else?

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Yeah just used the What If tool on LiveFPL. Red arrow is guaranteed even with Lingard masterclass 😆

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Gave myself a Craig Dawson hattrick and am still on -30% rank

  23. Zero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    I stopped looking at fpl stuff since the utd game was cancelled.

    Still gutted. Five players not playing, ML leader now has a full 11 including decent points coming from the bench, whereas I'm not fielding 44m of my budget this gw.

    Happened earlier in the season when my 3 City players got cancelled.

    This season feels worthless. I know it's a bit of a rant but it got to me.

    1. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Feels. Next season mate, next season.

    2. Hart-ake
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      You get those guys doubling next week thoough.

    3. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      It’s been like this for many of us, Zero.

      I reached the point several weeks ago where I knew I wasn’t going to be anywhere near competing in any of my mini leagues and am unlikely to finish inside the top 1,000,000.

      So I’ve just played each week as it’s come and not really bothered what my GW score is.

      It’s great, because bad GWs like this don’t upset me now, I just laugh it off, whereas guys battling for places naturally get really upset over bad GWs like this because it really dents their rank.

      I’m kind of like Crystal Palace this season. Crap, but safe.

  24. Hart-ake
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    any update on Rice? If he's back, Coufal looks great for end of season.

  25. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Wood masterclass to save whats rest of my season

  26. Utopsis
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Good Lord - Johnstone is the new Martinez

  27. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Is there any scenario where Pool dont have DGW35?

    Can't see it,only hope is 0-3 Pool

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Game forfeited is an unlikely but possible scenario?

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Yes,last hope

  28. Keeptrying
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    On a FH for DGW35:

    A) Kane (currently in the team, so would be back in GW36)
    B) Watkins

  29. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Love a bit of schadenfreude so anyone seen any ultra low scores? Must be some teams with 3 Pool, 3 Man U, Rudiger, Holding, Dallas, Bamford, Azpi etc. Would make my 28 + Lingard and Vydra feel a bit better

    1. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Vestergaard would also be nice

    2. WiredWeasel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Snap. 28 plus Lingard and Vydra too.