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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. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Coady limping. Just 7 more minutes lad.

    1. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      He needs rest. Take him off.

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Wow. Not sure how it's not 1-1

  3. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Somehow WBA have not scored!

  4. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    WEST HAM TEAM NEWS
    Team to play Burnley: Fabianski, Cresswell, Dawson, Diop, Coufal, Benrahma, Soucek, Lanzini, Fornals, Antonio, Lingard.
    Subs: Trott, Randolph, Balbuena, Alves, Bowen, Fredericks, Johnson, Odubeko, Coventry.

    BURNLEY TEAM NEWS
    Team to play West Ham: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, McNeil, Westwood, Vydra, Wood.
    Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Norris, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Stephens, Rodriguez, Pieters, Bardsley, Dunne.

    1. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      At least Lingard starts

    2. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Antonio is back !

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Cresswell back in as well.

    4. Il Capitano
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cresswell? No way!

        1. Il Capitano
            1 month, 22 days ago

            1 point masterclass incoming

        2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Sold Cresswell last GW, damn

        3. Party time
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Vydra & Lingard. We feast

          • Crabwalk
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cresswell off my bench then. Dreamland, unless he gets minus points.

        4. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Antonio is back...

        5. Party time
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Captain Lingard since my captain did not play. Hat trick imminent

            1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Who was your captain?

              1. Party time
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Bruno

              2. Brehmeren
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Who did you captain?

                1. Party time
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Penaldes

                    1. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Can we get an interpreter into the room please? 🙂 Who?

                    2. Pep bites Kun
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Saw it above - Bruno

                      1. Party time
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          Cheers

                2. Forza Papac
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Bowen benched 🙁

                  1. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Guess you have to make due with 88 points for the week then 😉

                    1. Forza Papac
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Was dreaming of that triple-digit score haha

                3. LarryDuff
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Now have Cresswell and Semedo off the bench hehe

                  1. Indpush
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    I have Semedo and JWP hahaha

                4. JJeyy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Wolves cs in the mud now wow

                5. Shark Team
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  CS wipeout

                  1. AC/DC AFC
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Double for me.

                6. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Equaliser

                7. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Antonio! Ahh Cresswell ... sold him this week!

                8. jammie26
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Wipe that wolves cleanie happy days.

                  • Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Diagne goal. Townsend assist.

                  • MIGHTY JOE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Disgusted

                  • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Cleanie gone, Bowen benched hahah this season man

                  • Pukkipartyy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Yeahhh!!!

                  • RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    There is some justice

                  • Qaiss
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Diagneeeeee finally 2 months of owning him and a goalll

                    1. Euro Raiders
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Same here, had him on the bench when he scored before, we got a couple of assists out of him but finally a goal. Whoopie!

                      1. Qaiss
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Yep I benched him in that Chelsea game too. He’s had so many chances and should have doubled his goal tally this whole time. At least he’s repaid us now.

                  • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Oooh bugger off Coady. GW from hell, this is!

                    Need Vydra and JLingz in a shootout tonight

                  • Duke Silver ☑
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Lingard masterclass needed then.

                  • Bookkeeper
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    shocking defending from Wolves. Definitely a team at the beach and one to target.

                  • Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    FFS Pereira not on set pieces now I've brought him

                  • Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    had set my expectations for Coady at 2 points tonight, still sore to see the clean sheet gone do

                    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Shock Coady last minute winner ...... no, no I think not?

                  • ZoumasBloomers
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Coady has been a horrible own!

                    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      The way this game week was going I dared not dream that Coady could deliver.

                  • Little Red Lacazette
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Wolves just being pups. Coady will have to go.

                  • Nightcrawler
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Wolves cleanie gine without perreira involvement

                    we LOVE to see it oh yes we do!

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      All I wanted was an assist, every punt I've taken this season has blanked completely

                  • Dark Side Of The Loon!
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Only a CS for Wolves would have ensured a green arrow for me! Such a disastrous GW.

                    1. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Lingz to the rescue.

                      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        With such high ownership around my rank don't think it will help much.

                  • Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Coady > Shaw a no brainer right?

                    1. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      right

                  • Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 22 days ago

                    Score will be 1-0 Burnley FYI with a Vydra goal.