SCOUT: Wolves FPL team analysis for 2020-21

Some Wolverhampton wondering.

Raúl Jiménez is one of our top Wolves FPL players for the 2020-21 season
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Consider which Wolverhampton Wanderers players could be suitable for your FPL team this season.

As well as budget choices, our scout is investigating all possible selections from each squad in the 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League.

Wolves FPL players

Let’s sift through Wolves’s FPL team and make some recommendations.

🥅 Goalkeepers

Funds are so tight with the plethora of attractive outfield options that it feels outlandish to spend £5.5m on a goalkeeper.

But if that’s how you’re minded, Rui Patrício has a decent run of fixtures, at least for the first couple of months.

👬 Defenders

£4.5m Ruben Vinagre has emerged as a popular pick due to Jonny’s long-term injury, but it looks like that one’s been nipped in the bud.

Reports today have emerged that Wolves are close to signing Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, and he’s unlikely to come as cheaply.

Attention then turns to Matt Doherty, who’s been a fantasy football revelation in the last couple of years.

Is he worth the £6m? If he definitely plays every week, then undoubtedly yes.

However, he does appear to be one of the first to make way when Nuno Espírito Santo rings the changes or tinkers with the formation.

His goals and assists return is impressive but he’s still not one of Wolves’s undisputed, play-at-all-costs stars.

Nevertheless, this all applied last season and yet he managed an impressive total of 167 points, which would make him well worth £6m on anyone’s budget.

🏃 Midfielders

Diogo Jota is back to being listed as a midfielder, so he could be a bargain at £6.5m if he comes good.

He’s still only 23 so time is on his side, but we definitely wouldn’t start the season with him as it’s not clear if he’ll start.

£5.5m Daniel Podence made a big impact towards the end of the last campaign and is being tipped to make a real step up this time around.

He’s likely to be in direct competition with Jota for a place, so it’s probably wise to steer clear of both for now and see how things pan out.

Finally, as thrilling as he is to watch, Adama Traoré doesn’t seem worthwhile at £6.5m. Avoid.

🥳 Forwards

£8.5m for Raúl Jiménez feels very reasonable when you consider he racked up 194 points last season despite added Europa League commitments.

Unburdened with the extra games this time around, there’s every reason to expect another productive campaign – remember he scored 181 points in his first year, so he’s no flash in the pan.

He’s more of a consistent scorer than an explosive one so you’ll have to be patient with him when he goes a few games without a goal.

And he’s ‘fixture proof’ – in other words, he seems just as likely to score against top teams as against lowly opposition.

This also means he’s not really a strong candidate to be captain in any one Gameweek, which may influence your thinking.

All in all he looks excellent value, but the similarly priced likes of Danny Ings, Anthony Martial and Timo Werner could be better captaincy choices.

Wolves FPL team verdict: top 3 picks

⓷ Diogo Jota

⓶ Matt Doherty

⓵ Raúl Jiménez