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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, 9 days ago

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

  2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

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

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      yes

    2. ivantys
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Possible pep roulette?

    3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      You’ll know if he starts vs Bournemouth

  3. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

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

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      nail on for next gw 😉

      1. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        *cup game

  4. InVinoVeritas1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    WC RMT

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

  5. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Has to be KDB over Sterling. Basically confirmed tonight.

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

      Until the next game

  6. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Sterling benched for Torres next week...

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Midweek*

  7. H-SF
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Just done Podence and KDB in for Auba and Soucek

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

      I'm thinking the same...

      1. DAVESAVES
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Me top

  8. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who scores more in the next 3 games?

    A) Jesus

    B) Kane

    C) Jiminez

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

      C

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

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

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Podence back

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

      I played mine, best move I made

    2. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Do, you'll sleep better.

    3. Taff1952
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

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

  12. Captain Hindsight
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days 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, 9 days ago

      Who the heck is Bamba?

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

        Bamford?

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

      Strong imo 🙂

    3. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Oh wait, no salah?

  13. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

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

  14. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Scenes if Podence scores the equalizer

  15. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How bad was marcal injury?

    1. BENOIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      This. Anyone?

    2. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

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

  16. Liberate HK - antichinazi
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

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

    1. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days 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, 9 days ago

      That must have been brutal

    3. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      wtf that's very stupid

  17. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    James (1.7 ITB) or Digne (0.7 ITB)

    1. LucasMoregametime
      1 month, 9 days ago

      How nailed is Foden?

      1. BobbyV
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        50%

  18. aapoman
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days 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, 9 days ago

      Drop Werner, get DCL for Rich

  19. twisterteo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Too much doubling up Podence + Jimenez?

    1. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

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

  20. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Foden leading the BAPS. Amazing stuff

  21. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is it bad thing to wildcard now?

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

      Hell naw

  22. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days 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, 9 days ago

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

    2. Manani
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

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

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 9 days 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, 9 days ago

      Same here. Nerves of steel are needed!

  23. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Podence seems to have a pretty underwhelming goalscoring record

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      And tonight showed why.

  24. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Possential?

  25. Ibra
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which one out of WC team?

    A) Jimenez
    B) Werner
    C) Son

    1. aapoman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Son

    2. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      All 3

    3. liverpool01
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    4. BooYaKasha
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      3

  26. XabiAlonso
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Jiminez Ings DCL looks a good forward line at the moment

    1. ALI_G
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      yep

      bit like last season

  27. 16ShimiC16
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Foden or Podence to replace ASM ?

    1. LucasMoregametime
      1 month, 9 days ago

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

      1. 16ShimiC16
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

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

  28. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    lmao Podence literally saved me from losing my H2H match

  29. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

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

  30. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    KDB down