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

    Traore looks even more of a unit than usual

    1. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Giving you a rager is he?

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

        He's nice and lubed up too

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Traore looks ridiculous, who would go around looking like that

    3. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Does he purposely drip water/lube to make those muscles?

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

        He does it so defenders can't grabs his arms when he runs past them

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        yes

  2. Right In The Stanchion
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Man City really have gone backwards with their squad the last few windows. Peps lost it

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

      Elaborate please?

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        no big signings, signing players that don't turn out to be very good, like Mendy... and Rodri...and Angelino

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

          Rodri has been great. Mendy hasn't been very far off either? This is a big time yikes take.

      2. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Ok

        Lost silva and kompany, Bernardo dropped for no good reason.

        Rodri - shite
        Ake - relegated and unproven
        Torres - who?
        Cancelo - shite

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

          Bernardo isn't dropped, we all know Pep Roulette.

          Rodri is far from shite.
          Ake's team was relegated, not him.
          Torres is class and maybe you should actually research the sport you act to have an interest in?
          Cancelo is shite. Lol

          1. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Bernardo was dropped for most of the season.
            When does cancelo play? How much did he cost?
            Rodri is shite
            Ake is decent but probably another expensive flop
            Torres who?

            Get your tounge out gloryhunter

  3. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    When is Jimi earning his settled status in Portugal?

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Why would he get one there? 😛

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        because he plays for the Portugal squad week in week out in the pl.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Need 2 more Portuguese players.

      Contacted mendis he said it's matter of time.

  4. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Could Zaha be on pens now?

    Cheers

    1. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He is until Mili returns

      1. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Is he injured?

        1. BenDavies
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          yes

          1. Rondon9
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Ty mate

    2. Zinedine
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Hard to say for sure but it’s a possibility!

  5. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    City are absolutely terrified of Wolves. Probably shaking in the tunnel as we speak. Bogey team.

  6. Zinedine
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    TAA to Saiss to get ASM to Son? Or is that a massive knee jerk?

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I wouldn't mate

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Do it

    3. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I would want Son, but not at the expense of TAA. What else could you do?

  7. stat sifter 888888
    1 month, 4 days ago

    So, looks like 5-2-3 for Wolves is here to stay instead of 5-3-2. Great midfield options opening up.

    1. Zinedine
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Who’s the best option?

  8. Gregorini
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC please

    Martinez/Ryan
    TAA/KWP/Justin/Mitchell/Dunne
    Greenwood/Salah/KDB/Zaha/Costa
    Mitrovic/Werner/DCL

    Thanks

    1. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Benching headache for front 8?

      1. Gregorini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Definitely is but I figure Mitro and Costa can alternate depending on form or fixtures

    2. AlternativeB
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Greenwood to JRod?

      1. Gregorini
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Figured DCL was enough cover just in case united do something

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

    This match has got to be one the most scouted ever in FPL history 🙂

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Is the ginger guy in the Man City midfield any good?

      1. Londongeezaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        My mates dad used to coach him few years back. Said he’s one to watch.

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        not too shabby

  10. AlternativeB
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Mccarty* (Nyland*)
    Justin TAA KWP (Mitchell Bernardo*)
    Auba Bruno ASM* Salah (Stephens*)
    Werner DCL Mitro

    1. WC
    2. Auba --> KDB (After watching tonight)
    3. Auba + ASM --> KDB + Podence/Costa
    4. ASM --> ?

    Many people wondering the same I suppose, but havn't gotten any response so far. Hoping for reply

  11. Drizz ✅
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Ake watch

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Jimenez to eat he and Stones alive

      Too much Bournemouthitis

  12. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    'Points' tab on FPL is a lowkey mock.

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Foden too much of a risk on wc?

  14. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    How does this WC look

    Martinez Button
    TAA Saiss Ayling Taylor Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son Zaha Biss
    Jimenez Mitro DCL

  15. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Bring on Delap Pep

    Streets will never forget

  16. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    that defence, Wolves are gonna smash

  17. xHaTr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Chris Wood or Phil Foden for 6.5?

  18. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Man City dont play in white, what is this?

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

      Feels like I'm watching Spurs

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

        Maybe England

    2. Spencer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Looks so strange

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

      It's so the opposition don't notice Otamendi waving a white flag.

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

    Sterling at it already.

  20. Drizz ✅
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sterling diving already

  21. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Clever from Coady

    Strong pull out game

  22. ivantys
    1 month, 4 days ago

    No yellow for dive?

  23. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    City playing in Spurs kit.. bad omen for City owners.

  24. Krupinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    After 2 bad GWs, its come down to this;

    A. -4 Sterling & Mitro 4 Auba & Adams
    B. -8 Sterling, DCL & Zaha 4 Auba, Adams & Willian

    Thinking over the next 4 GWs or so, option B will outscore A and gain my points back

  25. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sterling looks faster than usual
    Pace 19
    Acceleration 20

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

      Cheating: 18

  26. Amey
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Cheat

  27. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    The blessed trinity on display tonight.

    Espirito Santo, the Holy Spirit.
    Jesus
    And Pep thinks he's God.

    1. King Carlos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Loooooool

  28. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Sterling looks sharppppp

  29. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Pathetic dive from Sterling and pathetic refereeing. Why not use VAR for something useful like punishing cheating attempts... Bring back the 3 match ban

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

      He tripped bro. It's not hard to fall when running full speed. You're clearly a keyboard warrior who's never played the sport. He didn't even appeal for a foul..just got up right away.

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

        lol, blind or naive, dont know whats worse.

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

          But did he appeal for a foul?? Lmao you're a fool

  30. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Pathetic from Raheem, should have been given a YC