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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.

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2,813 Comments Post a Comment
  1. twisterteo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days 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, 5 days ago

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

      1. twisterteo
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Ok but will he play?

  2. ivantys
      1 month, 5 days ago

      wtf jimmy missed a tap in

    • unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days 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, 5 days ago

        Save the WC

    • JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

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

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Podence is the best of those.

        1. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Podence and Foden double up?!

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

          Just worried he gets dropped!

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

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

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

      When is the best time to wildcard in your opinion?

      1. ivantys
          1 month, 5 days ago

          6 or 10

        • The Dance
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Any time you feel the need. Now imo

          1. Team Bobcat
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Same as this. When your team needs it

        • ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

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

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

            Thanks guys!!

        • FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 5 days 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.

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          After the transfer window closes.

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Impodence

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          :')

      3. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Wolves missing chances left and right

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

        What a match!

        Wolves should be level!!!

      5. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Podence saving his goals for next GW.

      6. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days 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, 5 days ago

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

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

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

      8. luk46
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

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

        Jimi missing sitter

      10. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Jiminez the fraud at it again

        Wannabe firmino

      11. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Podence damn it

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

        ASM -> Podence looks actually very good move.

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

        Podence essential

      14. Dog and Fox
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

      15. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Podence playing CF. Get in my team

      16. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

        Need luck in this game.

      17. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Podence Justin or Foden Taylor (latter leaves 0 ITB)

      18. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

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

        Triple City and Wolves guaranteed

      20. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days 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, 5 days ago

          Latter IMO

        2. The 12th Man
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Just a cheaper version of Richarlison.

        3. Honourvolley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Need to factor in John Stones too!

      21. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Podence messing up 3 consecutive sitters

      22. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        come on Jimi!

      23. Infected by ebolasie
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

      24. Baby Face Nelson
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

      25. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

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

      26. Shultan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days 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, 5 days ago

          DCL ings Jimi proven combo