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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
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Delaps back

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

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

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

      Rory?

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

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

        1. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Terrible opinion

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

    Stones with Otamendi on the bench

    Chinks in the armour all over

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    audition for KDB Sterling Neto and Podence

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

    skillfully managing to avoid the points this season...

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

      haha so true

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Takes skill

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Points are all luck in this game

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

        it does, but doing well so far 😀

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

      It's a skill to be fair

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

      Mastered it, whopping 30 points for this GW

  5. Apwilkin
      1 month, 4 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
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

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

        1. Apwilkin
            1 month, 4 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.

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 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 month, 4 days ago

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

          • Hattrick Harry
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 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.

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

            Ideal for who?

            1. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Non-wildcarders who kept those players

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

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

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

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

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

              You mean gloating

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

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

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

            Its a 38 gw game

          5. Granville
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

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

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

              Noise about Bamford was too much .... 🙁

              5.5m starting striker is so cool.

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

            Unless you went with Pickford...

        3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          LMS safety score currently 32 with autosubs.

          https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Wow. Kick a man when his down

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

              Ouch.

          2. Zilla
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

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

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

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

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

            What's the bet, 3 per half?

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

              Got saiss for a hit 😀
              I know i know

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

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

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

                  Thanks and same to you mate

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

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

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

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

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

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

          1. Granville
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            😎

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

              Nice ..

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

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

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

            Give it 2 hours.

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

            Wonderful

        8. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Will McCarthy start again or has he lost his place?

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

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

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

        10. jorgenoj
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Rate my WC.

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

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

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

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

            Rio Ferdinand on BT.
            Redknapp on Sky.

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

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

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

            Perfectly balanced as all things should be

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

          Anything worth a hit? 1.5 itb

          Martinez
          TAA Digne Ayling Saiss
          KDB Salah Hamez Grealish
          Martial DCL

          Steer Mitchell Brewster Bissouma

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

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

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

            Massive.

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

              😮

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

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

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

              Good point, that's me convinced...

          3. F4L
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Yea

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

            Or Neto

        14. F4L
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Did Grealish play well?

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

            No.

            1. F4L
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Fair enough. Lets see how Foden does tonight

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

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

            1. F4L
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              cheers

        15. JONALDINHO
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Sterling will haul tonight. Mark my words

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

            Put a tenner on it then

          2. F4L
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            I hope so, my captain 😀

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

            Probably. I have KDB.

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

          Lube Adama up to avoid them tactical fouls.

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

            That smell .... 😎

        17. Spencer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 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
            1 month, 4 days ago

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

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

            Yes

          4. COLLIN QUANER
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 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

        18. chrismoo75
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Pressed the WC panic button. Current deciding between

          Guaita + Mitro

          or

          Martinez + Wood

          Any thoughts please?

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

            A. Just

          2. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            B

        19. Londongeezaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

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

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

              Jeez, have I been hacked? Lol

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

          Clips of Jimenez showing his magic

        21. Drizz ✅
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Wolves ML tonight

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

            He’s unbelievably blunt

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

              He's a .....

        23. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 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

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

          Wolves can get at this City back line. Looks frail

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

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

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

              Amen

        25. Rondon9
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Could Zaha be on pens now?