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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. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    JESUS WOLVES.

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

    how's this WC team?

    Martinez 4.0
    Saiss Lamperty TAA Mitchell 4.0
    Zaha Salah KDB Son Podence
    DCL Werner Brewster

    .3m itb

    1. Pariße
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Too many 4.0s, you overkilled it in the midfield.

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

      Looks great. If on wc you could potentially transfer out werner then back in when he drops. That will give you the extra 0.1 needed to swap Zaha to jrod.

  3. Check out my Umtiti's
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Kdb assist given

    • King Mo
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lol no way that's a KDB assist but he'll get it.

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      KDB didn’t have control of the ball, if he did, he was tackled.

      No assist.

    • Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      KDB assist + 3 bonus yessssssssss

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

      Classy KDB assist

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

      I’ve been thinking a lot about you lately

      https://youtu.be/FglQ6coUBw4

    • Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Going to have to run a yard sale to make room for all the City players

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      That's a KdB assist to cap off one of the most depressing GWs yet. Unbelievable.

    • Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      KDb asssit given

    • Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Theres no way KDB gets the assist for that, right?

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Absolutely disgusting if that's not an assist

      1. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I think its disgusting if it is an assist

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          How the hell is that an assist??!?!?!?

        2. norab
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          no way that should be an assist

    • Long ago I drew a walrus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Martinez Forster
      TAA Saiss Reece Lamptey Mitchell
      KDB Son JamRod Foden Podence
      Werner Jimenez DCL
      0.5 ITB

      3x Wolves 2x City 2x Everton 2x Chelsea for the fixtures, with Son and TAA thrown in.

    • Igz08
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Panicked and played wc last night, too late now 🙂

      Martinez
      Dunne Saiss James
      Zaha Mane JRod KdB Son
      DCL Jimenez

      Fabri Justin Mitchell Brewster

      Have 2.0 ITB to get TAA. What's the best way to do that?

      A) Saiss, James -> TAA, Lamptey
      B) Saiss, Zaha, Jimenez -> TAA, Podence, Werner
      C) Something else?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        If every game week is the same as this one, you’ve smashed it

        1. Igz08
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          lol yeah fair point, I see the sarcasm

    • yakirh
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Werner to Jesus?

    • HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      That should be KDB assist he got on that then Foden take and finish!

    • Here Comes The Son ★
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Worst assist decision in FPL history?

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Will be taken away

      2. GenerationalTalent
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Why... he won the ball back which setup Jesus

        1. GenerationalTalent
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Nvm I’ve just seen it back

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lukaku.

      4. Spab
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Definitely. Probably even worse than that.

    • UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Got to laugh this gw, gonna be a loooooong frustrating season yet again

      1. Covid Chameleon
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Straying from the template has hurt me. Gotta give credit to the pundits even if a little lucky but Justin, Son, Salah, Ings, template players have done well

    • Covid Chameleon
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A) Havertz to Foden
      B) Auba to De Brueyne

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

        b

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Both

      3. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B

      4. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B. KDB essential imo.

    • FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Who to keep?
      Werner or martial?

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

        surely keep werner with those fixtures?

        1. FF Dirtbag
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks bud!

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

        Keep the faith in Werner especially against wba, I did Ings to Martial last week hopefully the same don't happen to you

    • Big Ronnie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Foden or Podence?

      1. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Podence. Foden not nailed

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wtf how is that a KDB assist

    • ymx
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      For next 5 games, Ings or Jimi??

      1. d1g2w3
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I have ings and for me it's Jimmy. Planned on switching to Jimi but got other fires now

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Jimmy

    • Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Would you WC?

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

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yes. Well I did with many of those players...

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

        I did. Almost identical team.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          We'll have the same afterwards too lmao.

    • thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Desperately need Brewster to get a move to a Prem club. My WC depends on it.

      Can make a peach of a team with him in it...

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Indeed, samesies

      2. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Move to Palace is close. Not sure that’s a great spot for him

        1. Igz08
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Apparently that's bs

          1. HMC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            James Pearce from the athletic tweeted last night. He’s pretty ITK but I was surprised when I saw it

    • Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      85 points yet I was absolutely mocked for my WC haha

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Thought you said your season was over?

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

        You are a consistently incredibly jammy player. I'm not sure how you do it.

      3. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        My mini league leader got 140+ without a WC.

    • F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      That came off Boly ffs.

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      So in all seriousness, what's the best team to get on a WC right now?

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      59 points having got rid of son and mane.

      Shocking but I’ll take it.

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I’d kill my mum for 59 points this gw

        1. Utopsis
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Wow

            1. No Professionals
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              It’s a joke by the way