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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. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    With Semedo to Wolves basically confirmed, who would make way from the starting XI? Id assume Traore gets pushed up to RW and one of Neto or Podence gets dropped but which one?

    1. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Yep. Not sure yet, still unclear.

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

      Neto, Podence and Traore will rotate. Neto and Podence can play either side, whilst Traore only plays on the right.

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

    People saying Foden isn’t nailed are doing my head in. Who is nailed for City apart from Raz and KDB?..
    He’s good enough, he’s proved that, stop looking at his age.

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

      Well, I hope you keep thinking he’s not nailed because we’ll get his points instead 😉

    2. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Its not about age, just Pep roulette. City have too many options for them not to be rotated

    3. fusen
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      You answered your own question. Raz and KDB are the only nailed ones which is why everyone generally only focuses on them

      1. doher.ty
          1 month, 1 day ago

          this

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

        even raz is routinely benched once every 4 easy home games.

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

        No one at City is nailed except Ederson and KdB.

        No one else. Doesn't mean that they aren't worth it.

      4. d1g2w3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        The not nailed is in respect to people who will inevitably think going Foden as a cheap alternative to Sterling or KDB. Foden good as a second as long as you have a good bench and think you can guess the City team in advance to avoid the 1 pointers

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

      Whew-- Patricio

    5. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Foden has been involved in 7 goals in last 10 pl matches (6g 1a)

      With Dilva gone he is likely to get more minutes and still has best potential for 6.5 below mids imo.

      Agree?

      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Agree. The only thing I’d say is that Guardiola will probably drop him for no reason at any given time just to annoy FPL owners. He loves to give gundogan a run out.

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

          Gundogan has the lurgy

    6. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      City on another level rn

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

      Ahh Kev is so advanced ... good save

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

      Is Jesus worth it at 9.5?

      1. Feed tha Sheep
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Not for ne

        1. Feed tha Sheep
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          *me

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

        Not when he's not nailed (insert religious joke here). He has to smash it every time he plays in order to keep pace with the guys who get 3,000+ minutes.

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

          And many will say that he could be nailed with Aguero out, but 'could be nailed' = not nailed.

      3. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        If he doesn’t score tonight everyone will say no.

        Until he hits double digits next and everyone says he’s essential whilst Kun out.

        Hes a bargain IMO.

      4. ivantys
          1 month, 1 day ago

          He has 14 goals 8 assists in 21 starts, but good that people staying away from him now.

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

        Wolves defense looks pretty shaky

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

          They are playing City. Not every week.

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 1 day ago

          As they were vs SHU

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

        Which -4 do you prefer?

        Auba and B Davies to KDB and Saiss or Davies and ASM to Saiss and Podence/Klich?

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

        Foden essential as long as you have a bench

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Mitchel good enough!?

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

            Not for long

        2. Pia06rc
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          He's usually brought on as a sub when benched isn't he?

      8. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Watching City play without KDB in your team is a torture !

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

          Back to the basic seems to be Salah KDB ...

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

            Yup

        2. Van der Faart
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yep. Straight in tonight after this game for me.

        3. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yep, scary. 33% ownership already. He's in my team before bed.

      9. T.Henry14
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Auba + Tierney + ASM

        to:

        KDB + Coleman + Foden

        for -8,

        yay or nay?

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

          Nah

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

        Best 4.5 Def? Probably Lamptey?

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Yep, or Vinagre maybe now.

      11. manu4life99
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Any of these transfers worth a 4pt?

        A) Aub > KDB/Sterling (-4)
        B) ASM > Foden/Zaha (-4)
        C) Both 8pt

        Mcarthy
        TAA Dallas KWP Mitchell
        Salah Aub Rodriguez
        Werner DCL Mitro

        steer ASM* Bissouma* Justin

      12. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        City look red hot.

      13. jorgenoj
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Should I WC?
        McCarthy - Steer
        TAA - Justin - Taylor - KWP - Mitchell
        Salah - Aubameyang - Alli - ASM - Bissouma
        Werner - Martial - Mitro

        Considering going for this:
        Martinez - Steer
        Saiss - R. James - Justin - Taylor - Mitchell
        Salah - KdB - Son - J. Rod - Zaha
        Werner - DCL - Brewster

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

        Reece James or Castagne?

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

          I like Castagne, need to see James really is nailed on

        2. Vazza
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Castagne without a doubt

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

              For me, R James without a doubt.

          • MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            James. Don’t let anyone tell you he isn’t nailed. He is. And he has 1 red fixture in his next 15 games.
            Castagne only has 5 weeks before he gets dropped for Ricardo

        3. rnrd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          Egan owner here. I'm thinking about taking a risk tonight to avoid the egan drop.

          I'm thinking about Aubam --> KDB and Egan --> Chilwell.

          yes.. Chilwell.. looks like he's very close to fitness and CHE fixtures are appealing. The safest route would be Egan --> wolves def but.. well.. a bit boring.. and one of my notes from last years says: believe in your instincts and go for it

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

            I would get Castagne now and swap to Chilwell later if you really a fan of him ...

        4. Vamos Los Celeste
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 1 day ago

          People wcing
          Get KDB Raheem two Liverpool defs and a 12m Liverpool mid.

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

            Way too unbalanced

            1. Vamos Los Celeste
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Not really & i can get it for a -8.

          2. dark91
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Can I get Kane, Son, Jimenez, Werner too?

            1. Vamos Los Celeste
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              No sorry.

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

            Ditch Raheem and its a lot more balanced

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

          Anyone doubling up on KDB/Sterling!?

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

            Already done it

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

              How have u done it?

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

            One of them with one of Foden/Mahrez/Jesus

          3. Vazza
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Already done. I have no salah but that’s fine.

              On a separate matter, are you going to have a 50 million down the drain season this season?

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

            I just don't see any possible way not to wildcard unless you've had two very good weeks.

            Two City assets essential, three for me- Chelsea, Everton, Wolves fixtures are all very nice.

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              We knew that at the start though?

            2. Feed tha Sheep
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              2FTs helps

          5. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 1 day ago

            Anybody got any clarity on KDB vs Sterling ?

            both looking really good so far

            1. Shuko
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Kevin on pens.

              1. Feed tha Sheep
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Yeah that swings it for me

            2. d1g2w3
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 1 day ago

              Both pants mate, don't bother, 2 Pointers every week.

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

              Everything goes through KDB, especially when he has 2 defensive mids behind him. This could be a relatively settled front four for the next month or so.

              1. Vazza
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  With the exception of Foden

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

                    I think he will get a lot more minutes this year, especially with Dilva gone. But yeah, I suppose Mahrez is Peps first choice.

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

              Wolves playing some terrible football and it has nothing to do with how City are playing

              1. doher.ty
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  k

                • Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  Offering absolutely nothing. But that has a LOT to do with how City are playing.

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

                Not falling for the Foden trap, he's 'coming off the bench for a 1 pointer' written all over him.

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

                  Huge upside though.

              3. Rival Sons Blackberry Smoke
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Auba and ASM out for me

                Which 2 in? (2ft)

                Any opinions ?

                KDB and Pereira
                Or
                KDB and Diangana (and keep 0.5)

                So I guess..... A) Pereira or B) Diangana + 0.5m .....

                For next 5 games most likely.....

                Rest of team:
                McCarthy Nyland
                TAA Keane Davies Justin Vinagre
                Salah Barnes Bissouma
                Werner Ings MItrovic

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

                Potential front 7:

                Salah - Sterling - KDB - Son - Foden
                Jimenez - 6.7 striker - Davis

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

                  And the rest?

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

                    playing Mitchell every week 😆

                2. Sloane426
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  1 min ago you wrote “not falling for the Foden trap”. Make your mind up.

              5. Babelcopter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                City so far ahead anyone else.. No pre-season and they look so fit and ready. Makes that Man Utd display even more embarrassing. OGS absolutely joke of a manager when crying that they need games. Hope he is watching.. Pep masterclass..

                1. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 1 day ago

                  It's been half a game.

                  City frequently looked unbeatable last season and yet lost 9 times.

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

                  OGS is a fraud

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

                    Total.

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

                Which -4 do you prefer?

                Auba and B Davies to KDB and Saiss or B Davies and ASM to Saiss and Podence/Klich?

              7. James2201
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 1 day ago

                Sterling or Salah? On a wildcard. Getting in KDB. Most of my mini league have salah and I have already fallen behind so do I play it safe and keep Salah, or double up on city?

              8. Ze_Austin
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 1 day ago

                This is gonna be bad for Leicester, then