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Traoré up against Mendy as Wolves host Man City in Gameweek 2

Adama Traoré (£6.5m) remains in a wing-back role for Wolves as they host Manchester City, his favourite team to face last season.

In two meetings against Pep Guardiola’s men, the FPL midfielder registered three goals, one assist and six bonus – all for a total of 29 points.

That accounted for 22.3% of his 130 points across the whole of last season, no Premier League offering up more Fantasy fuel to Traoré than Manchester City.

He might be fancying his chances once again this time around, as the wing-back will have the chance to double-up with right-winger Daniel Podence (£5.5m) on adventurous left-back Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m).

Pedro Neto (£5.5m) staffs the other side of Wolves’ front-three, joined there by talismanic forward Raúl Jiménez (£8.5m).

With Manchester City losing a number of key personnel to injury, Guardiola’s latest line-up was easier than normal to predict.

Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) leads the line in the absence of Sergio Aguero (£10.5m) while Phil Foden (£6.5m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) make use of Bernardo Silva‘s (£7.5m) muscle problem to start on the left and right-hand side of the front-three.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (£5.5m) and Joao Cancelo (£5.5m) are out with muscle and foot injuries respectively, hence the start for Mendy, while Aymeric Laporte‘s (£6.0m) red flag means Nathan Aké (£5.5m) makes his Premier League debut next to John Stones (£5.0m).

Owned by 33% of FPL managers worldwide, Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) is this game’s most popular asset, as he makes an expected start in central midfield.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) on the chopping board for many of us, all eyes will be on how the Belgian compares with Sterling tonight.

The last time Manchester City visited Molineux, the Englishman scored twice while De Bruyne failed to match up, mustering just one assist and no goals…

Wolves XI (3-4-3): Patrício; Saïss, Coady, Boly; Marçal, Neves, Moutinho, Traoré; Neto, Jiménez, Podence.

Manchester City XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Mendy, Aké, Stones, Walker; Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Fernandinho; Foden, Jesus, Sterling.

FPL Lessons Learned from Gameweek 2

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2,813 Comments Post a Comment
  1. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Chris Wood or Foden for 6.5?

    1. davidtbo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      wood

    2. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wood

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      What a stupid question. Whose the Northern power house of English football?
      Which is led by a bald man with a funny voice?

      Wood.

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

      Thanks!

  2. diabydoesgallas
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    1-1, stones and marcal scorers please!

  3. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Hope those who thought they were clever paying an extra 0.5 for Ramsdale are happy with themselves

    1. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      So far 1 point more than McCarthy so not bad

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      yeah very excited over my mccarty pick for 0.5 less

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      posting this twice isnt very clever either...

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

      Only two games in and I'm on 91 points this week so yeah, pretty happy with myself thanks.

  4. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Targett cleanie 🙂

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He's a lucky boy.

  5. Destroyer of teams
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Please Saiss save my gameweek somehow. No Everton or Spurs

    1. Destroyer of teams
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      To be fair Martinez has just massively helped

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    95 all out if Martinez gets 2 BAPs, very pleased! Shame I didn’t captain Kane!

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Fantastic start to the season, enjoy mate 🙂

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Thanks, thought I was dreaming watching the game yesterday.

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Do you reckon Son can continue his form with the great upcoming fixtures? Thinking of getting him on my WC...

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      If you can’t captain Kane with that username, when can you? Great score this week!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Thanks, I felt had to cap Auba with his EO plus never foreseen Southampton playing a ridiculous high line like they did.
        Maybe next week

        1. antis0cial
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          The Southampton defending was comical, felt like watching a replay every goal! Balls through / over high line and clean through. Be interesting to see how spurs play against a better defence again.

    3. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Brilliant score mate

  7. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Come on Wolves! Jimenez and Saiss to do the business

  8. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Did FPL change the rules? Though a pen save was 6 pts last season

  9. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Odd idea, but anyone considering Auba to Salah?

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Already done it

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yes already made that transfer this week

    3. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Interesting

    4. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wise move, I approve

  10. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Ampadu essential at 4.5 in SU defence ?

    1. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Haha not with Ramsdale in goals

  11. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sheffield players looking like a big no go this season.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Apart from Lundstram so no change there

    2. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Egan owner here. Very annoyed

  12. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Hows my bench looking?

    McCarthy
    TAA Justin Shaw Mitchell
    Salah Rodriguez Son
    Werner DCL Wilson

    Steer ASM Egan Bissouma

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Absent

      1. Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        This

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Any transfers?
      McCarthy & Egan to Guita & Justin or similar

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        No mate would be for hits

  13. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Martinez glossing over a horrendous week and wildcard.

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Snap

    2. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      You’re on 69 pts for the week with KDB to play. How is that “horrendous”?

    3. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wildcard started really well till spurs happened! 67 + Martinez baps with Saiss to go. I didn’t have son or Kane pre wildcard though and didn’t consider either so can’t complain.

  14. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Mccarthy to Martinez a nice 13pt swing. You love to see it.

  15. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Jesus is hard to ignore

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not really. Been ignoring him for years.

  16. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Now all we need is a Podence hatrick

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Going to be scouting him and Neto big time in this game

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Kane and Zaha or KDB + Watkins

    hmmm

    First option have the fixtures, but second has KDB

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

      KDB one

  18. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Thank you Martinez

  19. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    No save points and no 3 baps a bit underwhelming from martinez after that first half

  20. Cert
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Who should I captain:
    Rashford
    Auba
    Salah

    1. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Salah

  21. ritzyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Best GK on WC under 5m?

    Leno?

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Martinez

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Guita

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Under 5.0?

        1. JustSomeGuy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Many reading fails here

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Guaita

  22. Galza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    40pts...... 🙁 ..... Sterling captain to go... 🙂

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      GL
      Not so much though 😛

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Cheers Amey.
        I’m hoping to get a head start on those points...

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Ouch - to cheer you up played Steer & Egan - McCarthy 0 Egan -2 🙁

      1. Galza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        I’m resisting the urge to press the WC button, but I’m not sure how long til I cave in.

  23. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    How nailed are

    A) Podence
    B) Foden

    I’m agonisingly 0.5 off Auba & ASM -> KDB & Foden

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not sure about Podence. Foden isn't nailed.

      Costa or Pereira?

  24. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    5 points from Targett it feels like 15 in this gw.

  25. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Great title to article 😆

    Last season Traore man handled Mendy literally. Shoved off the ball For an assist i remember

  26. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    -3 for Eganstrum doublers.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Mere rival ke pas Kane, Justin & Lundstram hai.
      Hasneka ki roneka bhai 😆

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Yeh game 95% rona pitna, 5% khushi.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          99 in my case 😀

  27. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 4 days ago

    How does this -4 sound?
    ASM and Davies to Podence and Saiss?

  28. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Villa were a bit crap...

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Toothless

    2. Greasy Grealish Gang
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Yeah, didn't look dangerous enough. Too sloppy.

    3. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Watkins out of pace,Grealish was nervous,Hourihane and Luiz were good.

  29. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Egan will be a decent 4.8 pick when he returns

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      F€k it, will let him drop unless my 3rd defender goes down.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not convinced he'll drop.

      In the past if a player went straight from no flag -> red flag he gets price locked.

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Nope, price lock is when player goes from red flag to no flag, not the other way around. Players who get red cards routinely drop in price.

  30. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sterling, Jesus & Podence's audition game for my WC team.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      WC is auditioning me for WC 🙂