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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. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

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

  2. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Is ASM > Podence -4 kneejerk?

  3. Igz08
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Podence vs Jimenez ?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Both shite tonight.

      1. Igz08
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days 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…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

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

    2. Baby Face Nelson
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      rubbish

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

    KDB is too good.

    1. Utopsis
        2 months, 9 days ago

        He's on a different stratosphere to everyone else

      • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Always makes time and space.

    2. Baked baines
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Poor mans Redmond.

      2. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. Wivanee
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Foden will only play every other week

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days 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
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        a, KDB

      2. brianutd-why always we? 20
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        A

      3. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        A gives you £4.0m in the bank

    4. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

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

    5. FPL_DON
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

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

    6. Right In The Stanchion
        2 months, 9 days ago

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

        It’s easily accessed on Wikipedia

        #amateurs

        1. JustSomeGuy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Only amateurs use Wikipedia.

          Pros use Transfermarkt

          #amateurs

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Hahaha

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        give Jimi a VAR pen

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Wolves good City good WC good

        1. GloryManUnited
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          You are on a roll today. LOL

      • Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

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

      • FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. Utopsis
            2 months, 9 days ago

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

        2. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

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

        3. TONY123
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Does any City defender look worth owning?

        4. Kloppcorn
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Unsure on selling Werner tbh before WBM

          2. brianutd-why always we? 20
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Werner v WBA tasty

          3. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            No thanks. Would just do ASM > Podence.

            1. Kloppcorn
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Podence looks to have no composure in front of goal

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                But he's 5.5m and has amazing fixtures.

          4. Kloppcorn
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

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

          5. ivantys
              2 months, 9 days ago

              No way

            • Right In The Stanchion
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Terrible moves imo. Am bringing in Werner and capping him

                1. Kloppcorn
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

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

              • FPL_DON
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                scenes when werner hauls and foden gets a 10 min cameo

            • brianutd-why always we? 20
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              City will become essential again

              1. thegaffer82
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                Not their DF

                1. brianutd-why always we? 20
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Agree

            • Wivanee
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Is ASM likely to drop this week?

              1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                100% yes

            • BobbyDoesNotLook
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              1 ft. Which one (first)?

              A) Auba > KDB
              B) Asm > Podence

              1. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                A

                1. AlternativeB
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    not both for -4?

                    1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Thinking of that. Tempting definitely

                2. Silecro
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

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

              2. Pedram
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

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

                1. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

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

              3. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

                A) Soucek>Foden

                B) Soucek>Podence

                1. Wivanee
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  B

                2. Twisted Melon
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  A

              4. Bubz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 9 days ago

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

                1. FPL_DON
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  no

                  1. Bubz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Why not?

                    1. thegaffer82
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      His finishing?

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

                      Neto sniffing about.

                      1. Pukki Party
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        He's playing opposite wing

                2. UNDERWORLD7
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Why wouldn’t he be?

              5. ivantys
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Leicester could score a few against this crappy defence

                  1. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    True

                  2. Hazz
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Barnes

                    1. ivantys
                        2 months, 9 days ago

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

                  3. FPL_DON
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

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

                  4. Says
                    • 10 Years
                    2 months, 9 days 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

                  5. Chandler Bing
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

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

                    1. Bubz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      2 goals incoming for Jimi?

                  6. Flair
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Having Foden will be so frustrating... Sigh

                  7. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

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

                    1. FPL_DON
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      jheeze didn't know it was that bad

                    2. Nightcrawler
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      How old is he

                      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        25 next month

                    3. Right In The Stanchion
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        And most of his goals were in the portugese lower divisions

                      • JustSomeGuy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Don't forget the 42 assists.

                    4. AC Yew
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Who looks better KDB or Sterling?

                    5. Lukakuna
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Happy to own Barnes this week after having seen this