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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. twisterteo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Is it too much to double up KDB + Sterling?
    Thoughts on this lot?
    Martinez
    Justing Robbo Lamptey-
    Kdb Sterling Salah Klich
    CLewin Mitrovic Jimenez

    1. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Foden & 1 of those would be a lot cheaper. Worth considering anyway...

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

        Ok but will he play?

  2. ivantys
    1 month, 1 day ago

    wtf jimmy missed a tap in

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

    The big differnce between my current team (-4) and potential WC team would be:

    A: Werner + Martial + 6m mid (Podence?) (-4)...current team
    B: DCL + Jimmy + Son

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

      Save the WC

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

    Best mid up to 5.7 - Kilch, Costa or Podence?

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

      Podence is the best of those.

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Podence and Foden double up?!

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

        Just worried he gets dropped!

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

      Looking at Podence I don't see how he get's dropped. Leeds have a lot of really tricky games coming up .

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

        I know but he does like to rotate up top it seems. Might be worth a punt then sell if dropped

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

    When is the best time to wildcard in your opinion?

    1. ivantys
      1 month, 1 day ago

      6 or 10

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

      Any time you feel the need. Now imo

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 1 day ago

        Same as this. When your team needs it

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

      now of course. this is FPL scout. everyone wants to wildcard every week

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

        Thanks guys!!

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

      I did it last week , got a green arrow and a better team longterm but in hindsight i would rather wait longer for more data.

      Lesson learned for next year.

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

      After the transfer window closes.

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

    Impodence

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      :')

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

    Wolves missing chances left and right

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

    What a match!

    Wolves should be level!!!

  9. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Podence saving his goals for next GW.

  10. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Podence just gonna be benched next week based on how this season is going

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

      missed 3 chances in a row. Thats justifciation for a benching tbh

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

    City’s luck set to continue this season it seems.

  12. luk46
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Traore creating so much... can they just score??

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

    Jimi missing sitter

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

    Jiminez the fraud at it again

    Wannabe firmino

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

    Podence damn it

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

    ASM -> Podence looks actually very good move.

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

    Podence essential

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

    Werner, auba, asm -> Jim, kdb, Podence -4?

  19. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Podence playing CF. Get in my team

  20. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    As a Jimenez and Podence owner this is painful to watch.

    Need luck in this game.

  21. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Podence Justin or Foden Taylor (latter leaves 0 ITB)

  22. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Podence is awful. He wont start game in next 10-15 GWs i'm sure.

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

    Triple City and Wolves guaranteed

  24. Here Comes The Son ★
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    Two ways to look at all these Podence chances. He's trash for missing them, or he's getting lots of chances and he's only 5.5m

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

      Latter IMO

    2. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 1 day ago

      Just a cheaper version of Richarlison.

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

      Need to factor in John Stones too!

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

    Podence messing up 3 consecutive sitters

  26. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 1 day ago

    come on Jimi!

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

    2 more goals needed to break the gameweek goalcount record apparently. 43 is the number to beat

  28. Baby Face Nelson
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    City are luky Podence is a bit on the s... side

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

    Stones is so freaking bad. Podence has got in behind him so often.

  30. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 1 day ago

    I can't settle on a front 3 for my WC
    Werner/Jimi/DCL/Jesus/Bamford/Mitrovic even Ings
    Too much choice

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

      DCL ings Jimi proven combo