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

    Best Wolves 3 on WC with Marcal out?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I have Saiss,Podence and Jimenez

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

      Saïss, Podence and Jimmy

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

    Havne't watched the game lads - who's looked better FPL wise, Kev or Raheem?

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

      kev by far

    2. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      KDB

    3. Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kev but saving myself the headache and getting both. They're both gonna smash it like always. Wolves away is one of the toughest fixtures in the league.

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

    That was the worst gw in my fpl accout..

    37 pts...

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Beat you by two

  4. JBG
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Auba + Soucek to Kdb + Podence for a hit, worth it right?

    1. dshv
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      You want podence like 4th or 5th mid

      Auba kdb is ok.

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

        Podence will be my 4th mid, yes.

    2. AD2110
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I’m thinking exact same moves. Can’t decide between Podence or Costa though?

  5. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which 2 to fill the midfield?

    Foden, Barnes, Zaha, Podence, J.Rodriguez, Costa/Klich

    1. Spab
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      All 7 are essential, as are about 5 premium mids.

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

      Foden, J.R

  6. Phlajo
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Auba to step up against Liverpool? Doesn't feel right transferring in Sterling or KdB for him..

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

      If it doesnt feel right maybe you've got corona. It's the best transfer this week by far

    2. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No imo. 12.0 mid, scored 12 points in first 2 games against FUL and WHU with tougher opponents coming up? OK to be replaced by KDB.

  7. ThisPostsOnFire
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Final decision on the WC

    Foden or Zaha?

    Ride the anything goes Pep roulette wheel or keep a steady footing with the Palace talisman?

    1. LucasMoregametime
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Post WC team
        Pickford (Ryan)
        VVD, Saiss, Lindelof (Justin, Mitchell)
        Salah, Hamez, Zaha, Podence (Reed)
        Kane, Werner, Jimenez

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

          Lindelof?

          1. Vazza
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Lindelol

      • 9I6
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        So I'm now rethinking a few players on my WC...

        A) Ryan, James, Saiss, Alzate

        B) Martinez, Lamptey, Justin, Podence

        A would mean I bench Alzate every week, whereas B means I will choose between Bamford & Podence

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

          B

      • Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Why not WC this lot? Need reasons...
        Ramsdale
        TAA Doherty Saiss KWP Mitchell
        Salah Auba Soucek ASM Reed
        Werner Vardy Robinson

        Want to get rid of:
        Ramsdale
        Doherty
        Auba
        Soucek
        Asm
        Reed
        Vardy
        Robinson

        1. abhirup780
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          1 hit is enough, I feel

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            What do you suggest?
            Auba, ASM, Robinson out?

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

          WC time for shu

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

        1 Werner and Podence
        2 mitrovic and Son ?

        1. Vamos Los Celeste
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          2 i reckon.

      • Vamos Los Celeste
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        D) DCL Doherty
        J) Jiminez James

        For the next 5 gws?

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

          J

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

          J&J

      • MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I can't decide.
        Foden & James
        Or
        Podence & Digne

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

          B. More nailed on.

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

          A

      • NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        how bad was that KDB knock?

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

          Looks like nothing

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

        Jesus goal

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        OMG Jesus

      • Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Chances that KDB and Son play midweek?

        1. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Kdb is ruined now, no games for for several weeks

          1. Teahupo'o
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Hilarious

      • Hattrick Harry
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Jesus came and saved us all, hail Jesus

      • Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I will buy them all.

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

          Haha

      • liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        A)Start Justin
        B)ASM to -4 Podence

      • Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Oh Jesus

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

        No assist

        1. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Really hope not! Can see fpl giving it

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

        Give KDB assist

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

          He tackled it to Jesus

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

            Nope.

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Would you WC?
        Ones marked with * could be out.

        McCarthy*/Steer
        TAA*/Davies*/Vinagre*/Justin/Mitchell
        Auba*/Salah/Bruno*/ASM*/Bissouma*
        Werner*/DCL/Brewster*

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

          YES

      • Stand By Mee
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Kdb assist?

        1. Vamos Los Celeste
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Yes

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

            No.

        2. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          It’s been given yea

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        No assist

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Boly assist.

      • Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        KDB assist!!!!!!!!!!

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

          Nah

      • TONY123
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Kdb assist? Did he even touch it?

      • ivantys
          2 months, 9 days ago

          That's not KDB assist right? He didn't get in control of the ball.

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

          That better be a kdb assist seriously

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

            Not a chance.