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Marcal the most-bought defender of Gameweek 5 ahead of Wolves v Brentford

Two of the statistically better defences of the 2021/22 Premier League season so far meet at Molineux this lunchtime.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Brentford gets underway at 12:30 BST.

Neither of these sides has conceded more than one goal in a single match in this embryonic campaign, with the Bees only an 89th-minute Brighton strike away from registering their third clean sheet of the season in Gameweek 4.

Both defences are among the top five clubs for fewest ‘big chances’ conceded, too.

Wolves’ defensive fortitude and favourable fixture run has no doubt contributed to the raft of recent transfers used on Marcal (£4.6m), Fantasy Premier League’s most-bought defender of Gameweek 5 – although last weekend’s two attacking returns were obviously the main catalyst for that.

Bruno Lage’s side are generally underrepresented in FPL, however, with Conor Coady (£4.5m) their most-owned asset at 7.0%.

Ivan Toney (£6.3m) remains Brentford’s most popular Fantasy asset at 13.7% but he has lost around one million owners since the beginning of the campaign, with only a solitary attacking return against Aston Villa to show for his endeavours so far.

As for the team news, it’s very uneventful: both sides are unchanged.

GAMEWEEK 5 LINE-UPS

Wolves: Jose Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Nelson Semedo, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Marcal, Trincao, Jimenez, Traore

Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Podence, Mosquera, Boly, Silva, Hwang, Dendoncker

Brentford: Raya, Pinnock, Jansson, Ajer, Henry, Janelt, Norgaard, Canos, Baptiste, Toney, Mbeumo.

Subs: Fernandez, Thompson, Ghoddos, Jensen, Onyeka, Zanka, Forss, Wissa, Roerslev.


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  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Let’s go Brentford! Bust those cleanies !

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      +1

    2. Milkman Bruno
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Please no Spud, I am begging for them to let me have this one!

      • THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        -1

    3. jackruet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Brentford 2-1 wolves. Hwang goal.

      1. Jacktastic
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Jimenez pleade

      2. Milkman Bruno
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Sa penalty save, Semedo goal and Marcal assist?

        • Stimps
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Traore hattrick....... of clear cut misses

      3. Do I Not Like Orange
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        DCL, Raph,Ayling & now Benrahma. My teams is being held together with sticky tape at this point, will be damned if I'm wildcarding a week early though.

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Raph is probably ok for next game IMO, can’t think why you’d still have dcl though

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Already took a hit to swap Antonio for Ronaldo

        2. Jacktastic
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          What’s up with Ben?

          1. Big Hands Barry
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 18 days ago

            Scout tweets. Knock

            1. Jacktastic
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Ta

        3. WHUFCSmith23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Ignoring new information is a prime example of plan continuation bias.

          You might regret not reacting to your own teams needs.

      4. Joey Tribbiani
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Jimenez 1 job, outscore bumford, then better fixture next week

        1. Jacktastic
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Most definitely please

        2. mynameisq
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Will match him I think

        3. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Saints away isn’t a great fixture I don’t think, only conceded 1 at home this season and that was to United when they drew 1-1

      5. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I wish I had Wolves defender today. Btw. Saiss may be flying a bit under the radar, quite high xG although from only 4 shots. Small sample & may be unsustainable, but (not completely sure about this) Wolves seem to target him from corners.

        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Toney will score

        2. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          I'd like to see a larger sample size, say over ten seasons.

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Well, maybe in six years we will be sure on his true goalscoring potential 😉

          2. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            But based on his historic xG he should get around 3.5 goals per season. Not very exciting.

        3. Zalk
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          He should've had a goal already if it wasn't for that De Gea double save

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I guess most of the xG comes from that opportunity.

      6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Loved watching Raphinha again last night

        Don’t care that he wasted a lot of chances, he is just an exquisitely talented footballer & a joy to watch

        He has the potential to absolutely kill it this season in that Leeds team

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Agree. Will play for a top club one day.

        2. FOO FIGHTER
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Lots of players are talented. The odds are against him showing off his true self in that Leeds team.

          1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Dont be too disparaging about Leeds. We knew what we were getting with bielsa. It's the type of football that the fans demand. Rather watch Leeds than 75% of premiership teams. Football is about entertainment, not boring 1-0 defensive games. At least give them credit for trying to win games. We will win enough games to be safe. Good luck this season.

        3. Khark
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Someone said hes only an 8point man per game, but for 6.5million I'm absolutely okay with that

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            8 points per game is 304 points per season - so that sounds exactly like the type of comment you would get from the big brains on FFS alright

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              It would make sense if he meant an 8-point CEILING man, kind of like Mount.

      7. THE SHEEP HUNTER
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        C'mon the Wolves! 4-0

        1. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Wolf like me.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Absolute banger of a tune

            Got me through many’s a gym session

          2. THE SHEEP HUNTER
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            I'm a Saint sir Knight.

      8. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Anyone else own Toney? Not quite sure what he's doing there. He conveniently gets ignored otherwise he'd be out

        1. Flynny
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          I do.

          He is out next week.

      9. PartyTime
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Let’s go Raya. Just 11 saves & a hatty please

        • 3 A
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Wow, Sa, Semedo and Traore masterclass!

          Wolves 3 - Brentford 0

        • WHUFCSmith23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          The weather looks glorious in Wolverhampton today. A 1:0 Wolves win?

          1. Milkman Bruno
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Oh I really need this cs more than any. I’m having a horrid time. Please be correct.

              1. WHUFCSmith23
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Fingers crossed for you Big Bruno.

              2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                same here 🙂

          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            last night was my first green arrow of the seaon, wc success already 😉

          3. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Sorry, I just can't get my head around these arcane price-lock rules.
            Harrison now has a red triangle. Does this mean his price can't drop until next Saturday or not?
            Thanks

            1. Joey Tribbiani
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              no

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Okay, cheers. What are the conditions necessary to protect his price?

                1. Sgt Frank Drebin
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  From red flag to no flag at all.

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Dude, people keep telling you.

              He is not price locked.

              A player is price locked when their status changes from red flagged to available.

              Got to this website, and scroll down where you will read the rules. The price lock explanation is #8

              http://www.fplstatistics.co.uk/Home/IndexAndroid2

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Right got that. Seems counter-intuitive to me. His price can't go up or down when he's fit and available to play. Don't get it, but that's the rule. So I need to make an early transfer and risk repeating the scenario where I get caught out by another late withdrawal.

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  It's simply to avoid big price spikes when suddenly available again.

            3. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Mine explanation was pretty straightforward and easy to understand I guess 😀

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Yes I'm not sure why he is ignoring when people replied to him last time

                https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/comment/24148880

              2. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Because I didn't know if he went from zilch to red, or from yellow and on to red overnight (my time).

          4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            This should be the day the Bay Oiled Assassin gets himself back to XGi parity

            Before game status:
            - 0G & 0A from 1.58 XG & 0.68 XA

            After game status:
            - 2G & 1A from 2.00 XG & 1.00 XA

          5. Doug McCasual
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 17 days ago

            write the theme tune, sing the theme tune

          6. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Is there anything worse than watching a match, willing on a 0-0.

            1. Milkman Bruno
                2 months, 17 days ago

                It’s more nerve wrecking than hoping for attacking returns that’s for sure

              • Holmes
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                It could get fun if you have more than one defender (unless they concede early 😀 )

            2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Marcal -BPS

            3. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Marcal not passing to Traore

            4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Marcal is a gobshite

              Ignores Traore in the one situation where he is undefendable

              1. Doug McCasual
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 17 days ago

                was just thinking that

            5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Toney Offside Goal

            6. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Toney offside goal

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Well offside by Mbeumo

            7. Zilla
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              oh ffs

            8. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Unlucky patient Toney owners

            9. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              That was some finish from Toney

              He is an assassin when he gets half a chance

            10. FC Hakkebøf
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Best one week punt for gw6 (wc gw7)?

              Toney ->

              A) Edouard
              B) ASM
              C) King
              D) Hwang
              E) Dennis
              F) Pukki
              G) Someone else max 6.8

              1. FC Hakkebøf
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Not sure why I put Hwang in there lol

            11. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Lol@Jiminez

              1. PartyTime
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  😆

                • ClassiX
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 17 days ago

                  He lulling everyone into a false sense of complacency...

              2. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                That sums up Jimenez so far this season

              3. Zilla
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Raul don't do rabonas mate

              4. potatoace
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                I think that's why Coady transferred him out 🙂

              5. Woy_is_back
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                Time to score Jimmy!