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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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  1. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Podence could've had a hattrick if he had better composure.

  2. DAZZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is ASM > Podence -4 kneejerk?

  3. Igz08
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Podence vs Jimenez ?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Both shite tonight.

      1. Igz08
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Don't agree. Podence showed great movement, he's gonna be finishing these chances on another night imo

        1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yep I have Podence and Jimenez for thier nice run. Podence playing well second half.

    2. Baby Face Nelson
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      rubbish

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

    KDB is too good.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He's on a different stratosphere to everyone else

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Always makes time and space.

  5. Baked baines
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    wow.......Podence is so advanced. He looks great value at 5.5

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Poor mans Redmond.

    2. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Him & Foden frees up a lot of cash and you still get big goal threat from both

      1. Wivanee
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Foden will only play every other week

  6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    For me it comes down to:

    A) KdB or Sterling and TAA
    B) KdB and Sterling and no TAA

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      a, KDB

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    3. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A gives you £4.0m in the bank

  7. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I can't tell if Podence is a good player or trash. He is trying so many different things to no avail.

  8. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Why do teams persist with such high lines, constantly caught out

  9. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    I assume people with Podence didn’t check his scoring record before buying him?

    It’s easily accessed on Wikipedia

    #amateurs

    1. GreenAmberRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Only amateurs use Wikipedia.

      Pros use Transfermarkt

      #amateurs

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Hahaha

  10. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    give Jimi a VAR pen

  11. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Wolves good City good WC good

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      You are on a roll today. LOL

  12. Whats the Huth
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Podence is in danger of not being nailed. Once wolves signs new player.

  13. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    The normal never take a -8 hit doesnt count for Kdb right ? 🙂 he could have had 20 points 2nite.

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I need to make 3 transfers as well - dunno what to do tbh

  14. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Auba, Havertz and Wilson to Kdb, Foden and Jiminez -4?

  15. Robson-Canoe
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Does any City defender look worth owning?

  16. Kloppcorn
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thinking of doing:
    Werner and ASM to DCL and Foden
    Next game gw thoughts?

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Unsure on selling Werner tbh before WBM

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Werner v WBA tasty

    3. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No thanks. Would just do ASM > Podence.

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Podence looks to have no composure in front of goal

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          But he's 5.5m and has amazing fixtures.

    4. Kloppcorn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      After this gw guys not before West Brom, hell no 😉

    5. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      No way

    6. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Terrible moves imo. Am bringing in Werner and capping him

      1. Kloppcorn
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Just trying to find a way to spread my funds, could transfer out martial instead of Werner

    7. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      scenes when werner hauls and foden gets a 10 min cameo

  17. brianutd-why always we? 20
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    City will become essential again

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not their DF

      1. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Agree

  18. Wivanee
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Is ASM likely to drop this week?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      100% yes

  19. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    1 ft. Which one (first)?

    A) Auba > KDB
    B) Asm > Podence

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

      1. AlternativeB
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        not both for -4?

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Thinking of that. Tempting definitely

    2. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B. Auba can score vs Liverpool as evidenced in their last encounter

  20. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    If only Podence wasn't so shite at scoring goals...

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He'd be 8m plus and playing for proper club not Portugal B team.

  21. FFSbet.com
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    A) Soucek>Foden

    B) Soucek>Podence

    1. Wivanee
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

    2. Twisted Melon
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

  22. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Reckon Podence will be a mainstay in the starting 11 then?

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      no

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Why not?

        1. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          His finishing?

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Neto sniffing about.

          1. Pukki Party
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            He's playing opposite wing

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Why wouldn’t he be?

  23. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Leicester could score a few against this crappy defence

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      True

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Barnes

      1. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Anyone would droll when they see Stones+Ake as CB.

  24. FPL_DON
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    KDB really is something else, looks essential and on pens too with the way they're being handed out

  25. Says
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Fernandinho re-inventing dribbling as giving the ball away to the next player and tackling it through him until he beas nough payers to reach goal was hilarious

  26. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Jimenez and Podence are the Wolves version of Adams and Ings.

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      2 goals incoming for Jimi?

  27. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Having Foden will be so frustrating... Sigh

  28. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Podence has 27 goals in 220 career appearances, for those wondering

    1. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      jheeze didn't know it was that bad

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      How old is he

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        25 next month

    3. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      And most of his goals were in the portugese lower divisions

    4. GreenAmberRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Don't forget the 42 assists.

  29. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Who looks better KDB or Sterling?

  30. Lukakuna
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Happy to own Barnes this week after having seen this