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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. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Delaps back

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Get him on Pep, Ake will get the goals with his help

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Rory?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Nope, Liam, but I assume he has a huge throw in his locker

        1. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Terrible opinion

  2. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Stones with Otamendi on the bench

    Chinks in the armour all over

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    audition for KDB Sterling Neto and Podence

  4. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    skillfully managing to avoid the points this season...

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      haha so true

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Takes skill

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Points are all luck in this game

        1. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          It's disgusting. Remove the points element of this game and the dirty casuals would quickly pipe down.

      2. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        it does, but doing well so far 😀

    3. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      It's a skill to be fair

    4. Krupinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Mastered it, whopping 30 points for this GW

  5. Apwilkin
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Welp trying to stay strong and not WC but...
    McCarthy* (Button)
    TAA-VVD-KWP (Egan*, Ferguson*)
    Auba-Salah-ASM-Rodriguez (Bissouma*)
    Wilson-Werner-Adams

    Original plans were to go Auba to KDB. But cant see not taking a hit on this?
    Or just blow it up with a WC? Thoughts?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Ha! Same boat as me below
      Deep breath
      Not that bad
      Play KWP
      Any money itb?

      1. Apwilkin
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        0.5 ITB. My gut is to deal with ASM and Egan this week. Hope that Auba sneaks one in on pool. Deal with Auba and one of Wilson/Adams the following week.

  6. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Planning is a myth........

    Saved 2 FTs this week to move Auba and one for City/Wolves assets

    Now have to deal with
    Egan Bissouma ASM Walton

    #no bench
    #havetoplaykwpandMitchell
    #notwastingmywc

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Was biss ever starting for you? Move on Egan and ASM? Double wolves could be good for their fixtures.

    2. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Why ASM when could see Harrison, Costa and Klich bargains, just pick one, I would only change him. Egan will be back next week.

  7. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    The jammy Martinez penalty save has papered over the cracks of bad teams created by GW2 wildcarders who sold the likes of Son, Mane, Ings, etc. Ideal in a way.

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Ideal for who?

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Non-wildcarders who kept those players

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Depends what they do with them and what GW2 wildcarders do with theirs. >36 GW still to go.

    2. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      😀 I wildcarded and sold Son, Ings, Mitrovic...

      On 86 with KDB to go 😎

      Brought in Martinez, Klich, DCL, Lamptey

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Martinez jammy, the other 3 sensible. You're fine

    3. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      This is the 2nd time I've seen you moan about this. Suck it up.

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        You mean gloating

        1. Whiskerz
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I actually mean a completely different word we're not supposed to use.

    4. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Its a 38 gw game

    5. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wildcarding in players like DCL, Rodriguez, Bamford. Yes terrible.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Noise about Bamford was too much .... 🙁

        5.5m starting striker is so cool.

    6. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Unless you went with Pickford...

  8. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 32 with autosubs.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wow. Kick a man when his down

      1. Matjes_taet
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Ouch.

    2. Zilla
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Out in GW2 ffs, getting to GW32~ will be very hard to repeat.

  9. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Come on you Wolves. Win as many corners as you can 😀

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What's the bet, 3 per half?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Got saiss for a hit 😀
        I know i know

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Best of luck Amey. Ramsdale's 2 cancelled Egan's -2. I'm out for GW2.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Thanks and same to you mate

  10. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Nuno is an older, less groomed, more sun-exposed version of Pep

    1. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Decent man. Pep likes the sound of his own voice.

  11. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Martinez was a gift from FPL for GW 2 WC managers 😀

    1. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      😎

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Nice ..

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yeah i sold Son of the big scorers this week but brought dcl and martinez in on wc for macarthy and adams sonworked out alright in the end

      Rest if team pretty nuch scored the same as the pre wc team

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        This is one of the weirdest GW's I've seen

  12. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Give it 2 hours.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wonderful

  13. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Will McCarthy start again or has he lost his place?

  14. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Didn't watch the match. Penalty aside, is Martinez worth a pick up? How were the Villa defence?

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Early Egan red made it a one sided game so difficult to say. He is a quality keeper but untested today.

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Unfortunately, we'll never know because the red card tilted the game in Villa's favor. Would've helped to see them against 11 men

  15. jorgenoj
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Rate my WC.

    Martinez - Steer
    Saiss - R. James - Justin - Taylor - Mitchell
    Salah - De Bruyne - Son - J. Rodriguez - Zaha
    Werner - Calwert Lewin - Brewster

  16. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    BBC only sign Strikers as pundits, Sky only defenders and BT only Midfielders

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Rio Ferdinand on BT.
      Redknapp on Sky.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Well done. Do you want a cookie for that deep insightful contribution?

    2. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Perfectly balanced as all things should be

  17. antis0cial
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Anything worth a hit? 1.5 itb

    Martinez
    TAA Digne Ayling Saiss
    KDB Salah Hamez Grealish
    Martial DCL

    Steer Mitchell Brewster Bissouma

  18. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Is Semedo a threat to Podence in a round about way?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Massive.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        😮

    2. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yes but they'll play on a pitch not a roundabout.

      1. JamTart
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Good point, that's me convinced...

    3. F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yea

    4. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Or Neto

  19. F4L
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Did Grealish play well?

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      No.

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Fair enough. Lets see how Foden does tonight

    2. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      He played ok. Had two or three decent attempts / chances.

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        cheers

  20. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Sterling will haul tonight. Mark my words

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Put a tenner on it then

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I hope so, my captain 😀

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Probably. I have KDB.

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Lube Adama up to avoid them tactical fouls.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      That smell .... 😎

  22. Spencer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Evening guys,

    Martinez the best 4.5 goalkeeper going forward?

    Spending the extra on Ramsdale hasn’t quite worked out how I wanted.

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yeah probably, looks good. Villa fixtures not ideal though. Perhaps Ryan?

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      The only 4.5 keeper with the exception of perhaps Ryan

      You know Martinez will have those superhuman afternoons where he racks up every point going

    3. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yes

    4. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Seems to be a popular pick on here. If I was on wildcard I'd consider getting him for McCarthy. Fixtures aren't great though

  23. chrismoo75
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Pressed the WC panic button. Current deciding between

    Guaita + Mitro

    or

    Martinez + Wood

    Any thoughts please?

    1. Differentiator
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      A. Just

    2. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      B

  24. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    With a 12% ownership has anyone posted ‘Egan fail’?

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Jeez, have I been hacked? Lol

  25. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Clips of Jimenez showing his magic

  26. Drizz ✅
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Wolves ML tonight

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Dont know why journos even bother asking Pep questions 😆 He clearly hates answering them and gives the least he possibly can without being rude

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      He’s unbelievably blunt

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        He's a .....

  28. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Gave up on this gw after the chelsea game and a score of 37 with my 3 cheapest players up next

    20 from justin and martinez. Podence show now

  29. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Wolves can get at this City back line. Looks frail

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I think they'll win something like 2-0 here

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Amen

  30. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Could Zaha be on pens now?