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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. as33
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Egan>Stones?

    1. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Egan to Reece James

    2. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Would go to a Wolves defender. Saiss for goal threat or Coady for the security of start

  2. Dog and Fox
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Semedo set to take Traores place, Traore plays in stead of Neto or Podence?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Semedo Moutinho Neves Marcal
      Traore Jimenez Neto

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Podence has been amazing post restart!

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Neto imo. Podence & Traore. Neto backup for both!

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Rotation of those 3.

  3. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Sorry for in game question.. Wildcard???

    From this:
    McCarthy Steer
    Trent Ayling Justin Taylor KWP
    Bruno Auba Salah ASM Soucek
    DCL Werner Wickham.

    To:
    Martinez Forster
    Trent Zouma (.1 off James) Saiss Justin Dunne
    Sterling Salah Rodriguez Son Greenwood ( if he we don’t get Sancho)
    DCL Wood ( great fixtures) Brewster.

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 1 day ago

    KDB, Sterling, Jesus for that GW3-7 run is enticing

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      This would be ballsy Flair. Im going 2 of the 3 for sure

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Let's see, 2/3 for sure

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Triple up?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Yeah, they look great

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Jesus & one of KDB/Sterling would be amazing!

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      I am going KDB Jesus on WC

    4. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Three from any team is risky - Covid19 still lurking around you know.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        It's City, I'll take the risk

    5. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Jesus has got to show more . . . Raz is playing almost central here at times.

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Well, could be two horse race again this year LIV v MCI

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Can't see anything but Liverpool, City are basically the same team but now have lost Silva and Sane too

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Still time for transfers hopefully

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 1 day ago

        City have a better team and a better squad ; with Laporte fit and no defensive snaffus they're a better team. And I'm a Liverpool supporter. We'll be there or there abouts.

  6. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Fraud will bench KDB next week and Sterling will score a hattrick

  7. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Liking the look of Neto

    Stationed on the LW, more unlikely to be affected by the Semedo transfer

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Was Podence’s side last game.

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

    City are relentless!!

  9. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Wolves look worse now Vinagre is on

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

      Are you suggesting the manager started his best team?

  10. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Best 4m defender?

    1. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Ferguson long term

  11. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Time for Buur

  12. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Bruno and Podence

    To

    Rodriguez and KDB

    Worth a hit?

    1. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Not for a hit

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Nah, not Podence out I wouldn't say.

  13. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    ASM > KdB for a second hit?

    Would give me:

    McCarthy
    TAA Saïss Lamptey
    Mo Son KdB JRod Greenwood
    Mitro DCL

    Bench: Holding Davis Justin

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Haha ofc

    2. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yes defo

  14. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Woo! KDB goal puts me above 50 points 😆

  15. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Lol how about this WC team. Penalty FC

    Guaita
    Trent - VVD - Lamptey - Vinagre - Mitchell
    Salah - KDB - Zaha - Klich - Burke
    Ings - Jimenez - Maupay

    1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Other Gk?

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

        Button

        1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          I like it a lot, maybe not sure on Klich though? Any ITB?

        2. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Get keepers with penalty saving potential

  16. Yank Revolution
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Jimenez
    or
    DCL

    for the foreseeable future?

    1. Hansel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Jim

    2. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Jimenez. Unreal upcoming fixtures

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      DCL blanked for about 10 games at the end of last season, Jimenez has never blanked 4 times in a row.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Oh I remember, I owned the son of a gun....tempted by Everton seemingly turning a corner tho.

    4. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Jimi

  17. TheLord
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on potential WC team?

    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA Robbo Saiss (Lamptey Ferguson)
    Salah KDB Sterling Klich Soucek
    DCL Mitro (Davis)

    Sterling could easily be downgraded to a ManU or Chelsea mid when they start firing. Davis would become Brewster if the transfer goes through.

    8 changes from current team. Players out: 4.5 def, Rashford, Auba, ASM, Adams and Werner

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      It’s a bit too dependent on pool and city with little firepower up front

      1. TheLord
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thank you for the feedback! Yes maybe. But on the other hand, they are the two best teams in the league by far and budget strikers have proved over the years that they can be good value. Will see... Good luck!

  18. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    If only you got fpl points when your player fell over and threw their arms up to protest a free kick /pen.
    Jesus would be essential

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      you should lose points for that

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Spot on.

  19. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    How's this GW3 Wildcard looking folks?

    Ryan (Steele)
    Trent Justin Taylor (Mitchell, Dallas)
    KDB Mane Son Hamez Pereira
    Jimenez DCL (Brewster)

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  20. dylano21
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Please Help me make this decision.

    A) Auba to Salah
    B) Auba to Sterling

    Already own KDB

    1. BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    2. Cojiro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

    3. TheLord
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      A

  21. ivantys
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Was foden playing? didn't see him.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Neither did Wolves

      2. jim0wheel
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Timing

        1. ivantys
            1 month, 1 day ago

            I kept jinxing lol my timing was super good like just now Villa too.

        2. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          There he is.

      3. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Jesus looking any good?

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Flatters to deceive in FPL terms

      4. gomez123
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Egan dropping -1 tonight??

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Probably

        2. ArseneAllTheWay
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yep

      5. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Auba, ASM, and Robinson > KDB, Podence and Mitro (-4)

        Leaves me with no Everton or Man Utd which is worrying...

        Ramsdale
        TAA Doherty Saiss
        Salah KDB Podence Soucek
        Vardy Werner Mitro
        Nyland KWP Mitchell Reed

        Any other suggestions?

      6. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Should I WC guys?
        Ryan | Walton
        Trent | Davies | Taylor | KWP | Mitchell
        Salah | Auba | Rodriguez | Greenwood | ASM
        Werner | Mitrovic | Davis

      7. Laserface
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Which of the following players would you bench next week?

        Coleman
        Ayling
        Doucoure
        Mitchell

      8. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Thoughts on Foden?
        If Mahrez starts + double pivot he will be benched

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          He’s not going to start every game. But when he does he’ll be in the points

      9. Dreaming of glory
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Wildcard required? 0 ft and would change those in bold

        Mccarthy - 4.0
        Taa - EGAN - HOLDING - Mitchell - Justin
        AUBA - salah - ZAHA - greenwood - ASM
        WERNER - dcl - VASSILIV

      10. slavkob
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        How's this for gw3?

        Ryan
        TAA, Dallas, Struijk (Justin)
        Salah, Sterling(c), Son, Zaha, JRod
        Werner, Mitro

      11. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Foden g sterling a