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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. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 hours ago

    Happy with my Podence pick! Looked good and great fixtures!

  2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 hours ago

    Sterling sulking in stands when subbed. Would he be dropped the next day?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      yes

    2. ivantys
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Possible pep roulette?

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

        You’ll know if he starts vs Bournemouth

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Looks like Mahrez won't be getting any minutes...

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        nail on for next gw 😉

        1. Brehmeren
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          *cup game

    4. InVinoVeritas1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      WC RMT

      Martinez/Ryan
      TAA/Saiss/Castagne/Mitchell/Taylor
      Salah/KDB/Son/Podence/Alzate
      DCL/Mitro/Ings

    5. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Has to be KDB over Sterling. Basically confirmed tonight.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Until the next game

    6. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Sterling benched for Torres next week...

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

        Midweek*

    7. H-SF
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Just done Podence and KDB in for Auba and Soucek

      1. chaser123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        I'm thinking the same...

        1. DAVESAVES
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          Me top

    8. FPL Kaka
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Who scores more in the next 3 games?

      A) Jesus

      B) Kane

      C) Jiminez

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        C

    9. chaser123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Auba + Bissouma > KDB + Podence (-4)?

    10. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Podence back

    11. MrFrodo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Help…
      I’ve got a score of 26pts and have lost Egan and Bissouma to suspension! I really didn’t want to play my WC this early but am now thinking I have no choice. What would you do in my position.

      A. WC
      B. -4 (Auba & Davis > Podence & Kane or Son & DCL )

      Here is my team.

      McCarthy (Nyland)
      Saïss, Davies, TAA (Ferguson, Egan)
      JWP, Fernandes, Salah, Auba (Bissouma)
      Werner, Adams, Davis

      Thanks

      1. Captain Hindsight
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        I played mine, best move I made

      2. Make America Greta Again
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Do, you'll sleep better.

      3. Taff1952
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Just take a hit or two unless there are lots of players you want to change.

    12. Captain Hindsight
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      How does this look to you?

      Guaita
      TAA / Castagne / James
      Son / Rodríguez / KDB / Zaha
      Jiménez / Bamba / Werner

      Forster / Mitchell / Lamptey / Anguissa

      1.5 ITB

      1. aapoman
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Who the heck is Bamba?

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          Bamford?

      2. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Strong imo 🙂

      3. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Oh wait, no salah?

    13. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      A good night, tonight with Martinez,Podence and Jimenez.

    14. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Scenes if Podence scores the equalizer

    15. Jacky boy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      How bad was marcal injury?

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        This. Anyone?

      2. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        look like a Hammy...........lasted only 6 mins..........

    16. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      Sold Son Mane Mitro for KDB Foden Jimmy. Today gives me a bit comfort.

      1. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Sold Son before playing newcastle? You do realise Brighton stuck 3 past them? People never learn. Son could to bonkers again

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

        That must have been brutal

      3. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        wtf that's very stupid

    17. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 hours ago

      James (1.7 ITB) or Digne (0.7 ITB)

      1. LucasMoregametime
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          How nailed is Foden?

          1. BobbyV
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 7 hours ago

            50%

      2. aapoman
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Would you wild card to get this? Total 24pts in hits

        Martinez
        TAA Castagne Saiss
        Salah KDB Hamez Podence
        Werner Richarlison Mitro

        Steer; C. Taylor, Lamptey, Reed

        1. BooYaKasha
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          Drop Werner, get DCL for Rich

      3. twisterteo
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Too much doubling up Podence + Jimenez?

        1. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          no. looks good to me, at least until they get another RWB

      4. DycheDycheBaby
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Foden leading the BAPS. Amazing stuff

      5. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Is it bad thing to wildcard now?

        1. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          Hell naw

      6. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Christ almighty, I'm down to 3.5 million in rank after this GW 😮

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          Never have so many highly owned picks scored so many points. Brutal gameweek

        2. Manani
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          im 4m yesterday, and I don't have anyone playing today lol

        3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          Unlucky. If did not WC I would have being in serious trouble.

        4. The Mighty Hippo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          Same here. Nerves of steel are needed!

      7. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Podence seems to have a pretty underwhelming goalscoring record

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          And tonight showed why.

      8. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Possential?

      9. Ibra
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Which one out of WC team?

        A) Jimenez
        B) Werner
        C) Son

        1. aapoman
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          Son

        2. yakirh
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          All 3

        3. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          B

        4. BooYaKasha
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          3

      10. XabiAlonso
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Jiminez Ings DCL looks a good forward line at the moment

        1. ALI_G
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          yep

          bit like last season

      11. 16ShimiC16
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 hours ago

        Foden or Podence to replace ASM ?

        1. LucasMoregametime
            1 month, 7 hours ago

            Depends on how nailed Foden is, if you know Foden is playing 60m every game 100% Foden.

            1. 16ShimiC16
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 7 hours ago

              Just realised Foden is 6.5 & not 5.5, Podence it is lol

        2. Pedram
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          lmao Podence literally saved me from losing my H2H match

        3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          My two worst attacking performers were two Man United players. Really odd week.

        4. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 hours ago

          KDB down