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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    KDB and Sterling?

    Means no Salah

  2. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    When does Champions League start again?

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

      Between GW4&5.

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        cheers

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

          Sorry 5&6

          IB 4&5.

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Isnt that int break?

  3. Zero
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Think I'm gonna wildcard. Justified, right?

    McCarthy (4.0)
    Robertson - James - Digne - Shaw - [[Davies]]
    Salah - Auba - [[ASM]] - [[Alli]] - [[Bissouma]]
    DCL - Werner [[Vassilev]]

    Brackets indicate severe problems...

    Activate wildcard?

    1. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You forgetting Shaw too. Def. and get MArtinez for Mccarthy

      1. Zero
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Ta.

  4. Cheeto__Bandito
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ake or Reece James ?

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

        Laporte injury news needed for that.

        1. Cheeto__Bandito
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Laporte replaces stones tho

            1. THFC4LIFE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Not sure Pep will play to left footed centre backs

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

              Ake a shoe-in so.

              Can’t see Pep playing with two lefties with how much he bigs up his ryhtem.

      2. SuperMane Returns
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        How's this GW3 Wildcard looking folks?

        Ryan (Steele)
        Trent Justin Taylor (Mitchell, Dallas)
        KDB Mane Son James Zaha
        Jimenez DCL (Bamford)

        Thanks in advance 🙂

        1. SuperMane Returns
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Sorry, 1 player wrong....How's this GW3 Wildcard looking folks?

          Ryan (Steele)
          Trent Justin Taylor (Mitchell, Dallas)
          KDB Mane Son James Zaha
          Mitro DCL (Bamford)

          Thanks in advance 🙂

        2. Team Bobcat
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Looks nice for sure

      3. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Ridiculous logic going around that foden is gold because mahrez was too last season.

        Mahrez started 24 or the 33 games he appeared in. Do u think foden starts that many?

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yes I do. Because he can play through the middle as well.

        2. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Nope, there's a lot more competition for that RW spot this year. Only way Foden hits 2000 minutes is if he starts playing the D.Silva role

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yes

        4. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Yes I do haha. Which makes him worth it!

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Go ahead then but ill have to disagree. Cant see it happening

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              He's flexible. He can play 8 and he can play anywhere along the frontline.

              Any injury and he'll be locked. And even if not, he fits City's playstyle better than Mahrez. I think he'll play very often.

              He's a very good player. And this looks like the season for him to break into the first team.

        5. Pedram
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Can't trust Pep on Foden tbh, burned me too many times.

        6. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Mahrez actually started 21 but i added 3 games to make a point but still didnt work lol

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Sou(C)ek next week

        1. Stand By Mee
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Poden(C)e

      5. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thoughts?

        Steer - Button
        Mitchell - Ferguson - Johnson
        KDB - Sterling - Foden - Silva - Mahrez
        Aguero - Jesus

        1. Liber
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Not until Aguero is injured lol Mahrez not nailed..

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Iheanacho a good placeholder

        2. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          LOL

        3. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Needs more City players

        4. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          There should be a chip which enables that

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Ha yeah a team chip, unlimited from one team

      6. Mackans
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        McCarthy
        Trent Shaw Saïss
        Auba Salah Son ASM
        Werner DCL Adams

        Bench: Justin & cheapies

        How about Auba, ASM & Shaw -> KDB, Foden & Lamptey (-4)

      7. Liber
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I will maybe have to start Mitchell against Everton. How many points? 😀

        1. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          2

      8. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Fernandes > KDB looks an easy transfer.

        1. Team Bobcat
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Could backfire easily too 😉

        2. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Super easy

      9. luke
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        My WC

        Martinez Nyland
        Van Dijk James Justin Dunne Mitchell
        KDB Son Salah Bruno Hamez/Pulisic
        Bamford Mitro Davis

        Don’t knock it it’s 2020

      10. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        What is better on WC?

        1) Foden + Mitrovic + Robertson + Saiss

        2) Foden + DCL + VVD + Taylor

        3) Podence + DCL + Robbo + Saiss

        1. doher.ty
            1 month, 9 days ago

            idk

          • It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Depends on your bench. With 3 you get 4 nailed on players.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              No you don't. Podence is not nailed on.

              1. RECKLESS
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Who is threat to him? He has started with Neto twice anyway

                1. Camzy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Threat is that they sign Semedo and Traore is played RW. Neto LW.

            2. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              You reckon Podence is nailed? He is just shoein for Soucek in 5 gws

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

            1

            1. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              You reckon Rodriguez is enough everton cover? SHould be on penalties as well right?

        2. Jellyfish
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Chances of ASM playing next GW?

        3. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Pull the trigger on this WC team? Thanks fellas

          0.7 ITB

          Martinez | Steer
          TAA | James | Saiss | Lamptey | Mitchell
          Salah | KDB | Son | Foden | Anguissa
          DCL | Werner | Brewster

        4. rnrd
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          would you do Egan --> Chilwell on a FT assuming Ben is fit for the Che good run in? (wba, CRY, SOU)

          1. doher.ty
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Is he fit?

            • ivantys
                1 month, 9 days ago

                No, Kepa still playing

              • Team Bobcat
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Chilwell has been injured a while now. I dont think he will just get fit in the next week or two. I am guessing he will begin to feauture after international break and once he does feature he will need twoor three weeks to get up to speed.

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              3-5-2 with this lot. Can easily change to 4-4-2 in case on of the mids misses out. Does it look ok?

              Martinez (Steer)
              TAA James Lamptey (Taylor, Mitchell)
              KDB Salah Son Zaha Foden
              DCL Jiminez (Brewster)

              Thanks!

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

                Very nice

                1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Thanks!

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

              Adams -> DCL worth a hit?

              1. RECKLESS
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                The way Adams missed 2 big chances I had say yes but see if you can get Mitro without hit? Can advice me above bro?

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

                  I have Mitro already though..

                  1. RECKLESS
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Then go ahead if you keeping long term 4-5 gws

              2. luke
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                DCL sniffs of a dirty swamp trap

            • Gunner Boy
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              ASM > Foden for FT

              Yes or No?

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

                Good move

              2. GloryManUnited
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                1000% Yes

            • _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              ASM to Foden worth a hit?.. No other City (sofa required at the weekend) or WC?

              McCarthy
              TAA Justin Shaw Mitchell
              Salah Rodriguez Son
              Werner DCL Wilson

              Steer ASM Egan Bissouma

              1. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                3.9m ITB

              2. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                No WC with that team.

                Yeah, I'd do ASM > Foden -4. It's better than playing Mitchell.

                1. RECKLESS
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Hey Camzy can advice me above?

                2. _Ninja_
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Cheers mate would mean no KDB or Sterling though

              3. RECKLESS
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                ASm to Foden is good as team is really good. Can do Wilson to Mitro next gw. Can advice me above mate?

            • unitednations
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Quick view on the WC decision, need to decide tonight. Team if i take 1 hit

              McCarthy
              Vinagre* - Ayling* - TAA ---- Lamptey (mun) Justin (mci)
              KDB - Podence - Salah - Rodriguez --- Bissouma
              Werner - Mitro - Martial

              if i were to WC, i would remove McCarthy/Podence/Martial/Werner/Ayling/Vinagre....is that enough to WC?

            • Atimis
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Auba ASM to KDB Foden -4 & keep Vinagre?

            • DangerFC
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Gtg for wildcard

              Mc carry/ryan
              Bernardo, saiss,(taa) Mitchel, kept, justin
              Haamez, Salah, foden (asm), de bruyne(zaha), son
              Kane(werner), DCL, obafemi

              Thoughts? My current team is in brackets, maybe I don't need to wc.

            • Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Imbalanced season requires imbalanced 3-5-2 squad.
              Thoughts?

              Marty, Forster
              James, Lamptey, KWP, Vinagre, Mitchell
              Salah, Sterling, KDB, Foden, Rodriguez
              Werner, Bamford, Brewster

              1. Big Chris Wood
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Pretty similar see mine below

              2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Not for me

              3. Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Don't like it.

              4. ivantys
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Same I've given up on defence too.

                • Inazuma X1
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Another WC? lol

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    This is my wishful thinking version 😉

                • GloryManUnited
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Salah/James>Son/TAA and then it is perfect

              5. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                City play Bournemouth on Thursday.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Give those bench kids a run out

              6. Big Chris Wood
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Just hit the wildcard button, such a bad start this season!

                What you think?

                Martinez Button
                Digne TAA Saiss Dallas Taylor
                Foden KDB(C) Salah Sterling klich
                DCL Bamford Brewster

                1. bootsmanus
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Keep Digne and Brewster, keep Lamptey and Mitro.

                  1. bootsmanus
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    *Skip
                    ** Get

                    I'm tired.

                2. FOMFF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Wouldnt bother with a leeds defender

                  1. Big Chris Wood
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    I'm a Leeds Dan so struggling not to have 3 Leeds players. Bielsa will tighten it up

                3. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  I see what you mean! Good but can't easily get to premium striker.

                  1. Big Chris Wood
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    Yeah I agree but hopefully the midfield gets all the points!

                4. TheLord
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Like it! I might wc for a similar structure. Maybe downgrade one 4.5 def to a 4.0 and upgrade Bamford to Mitro?
                  People won't like a cheap strike force but I think past years have shown that cheap strikers are value for money. You can still downgrade Sterling to a 8-9 mid later and upgrade if necessary. That's what ft are for!

                  1. Big Chris Wood
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    This I like, just need to find another 4.0 defender!

              7. MSTRKRFTSMN
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Who remembers the Pukki bandwagon last season?

                1. Big Chris Wood
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Bamford this season

                  1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 9 days ago

                    DCL?

                2. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  Yeah was a week too late.

                  Missed his hatrick.

              8. allaboutthemagic
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                F - Foden Werner
                B - Rodriguez jimmy?!

                1. TheLord
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  B

              9. TheLord
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                A) Robbo and Mitro
                B) 4.5 def and Jimi (already have Lamptey, no enticing option at 4.5...)

              10. ALI_G
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                anyone here not on a wildcard ?

                1. Lazaretti
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  0/

                2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  o/

                3. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 9 days ago

                  O/