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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. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Bizarre to give an assist for that.

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

    WC activated. Have had enough.

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

    That is not an assist.

    Boly kicked the ball to Jesus.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Looked like KDB got the last touch, no?

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

        I don’t think so

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

    Such an annoying injury time goal.

  5. Sloane426
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    (A) ASM > Podence -4
    (B) Start Mitchell

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

      I’m thinking B

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

    Ramsdale
    TAA - Doherty - KWP
    Salah - Auba - Son - ASM
    Werner - Mitrovic - Adams

    (Button - Webster - Mitchell - Bissouma)

    2 FT 0.0 ITB

    Really want Rodriguez but it is sensible...

    Auba + ASM -> KDB + Klich/6.0 midfielder and under (free)

    or

    Auba + ASM + Werner + Doherty -> KDB + Rodriguez + Jimenez + Saiss (-8)

  7. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    I've read the rules and that's not an assist.

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Not even close. They are delusional if they give it

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

        this

  8. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    If that is an assist for KDB,fpl is a bonkers game

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

    100% an assist. If that's not an assist I will make myself an issue.

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

      Not even remotely close to an assist.

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      It is not an assist. Was assist 5 years ago when who touched it last in the box got an assist anyway but they changed that

  10. Vazza
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Which is better

      A. Saiss
      B. Vinagre

      Thanks

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

        A for sure

      2. The Units
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Is Vinagre back in the fold?

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

          Marcal off inured

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      That's not an assist.
      Looked more like a tackle, non-intended target and ricocheted off a Wolves player.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Recovered ball. They are absolutely wrong if they give it

    • Tingate
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      RMWCT:

      Martinez
      Justin - Saiss - TAA
      KDB - Salah - Hamez - Podence
      DCL - Jesus - Jiménez

      Steer - Burke - Mitchell - Ferguson

      £0.3M ITB.

      Thanks!

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

      Crazy stat that it was the highest scoring premier league weekend ever

      Even crazier for me is that I play this game seriously and managed to build a team which didnt score a single one!

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

        Snap

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

          High five of sadness

          I reckon we should get some kind of award for that, gotta take some skill to dodge points this effectively

      2. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yep I got a red card though

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

          Oh yep Bissouma off the bench for Alli to just finish me off entirely 🙂

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

        I had only Auba goal. 35-4 = 31 pts.

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

          Bissouma rc and ASM injury. One of the worst weeks ever 🙁

        2. Sloane426
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Auba didn’t score by the way

    • Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      For those who are getting Foden, expect to start in bench next game week

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

      Auba > KDB (c) done. Was superb all evening. Spearhead. If he stays fit will get 250+

    • George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      How’s it looking?

      Martinez,
      Robbo, Lamptey, Vinagre
      Salah, KDB, Sterling, Hamez, Soucek
      Jimi, DCL,

      1. AYLD28
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Vinagre and Soucek I don’t like I’m afraid. I also feel like Robbo is cover for TAA.

        Robbo > Digne
        Soucek > Podence
        Lamptey > Taylor (fixtures)
        Vinagre > James (fixtures)

      2. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Presumably a WC? Hope you're aware that Soucek is falling either today or tomorrow so get him back in after that for 4.9

    • DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thats not going to be removed is it, ridiculous

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

        Make it up as they go along, always have

    • F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Come on FPL towers, just asking for some consistency

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      WTF THIS IS NOT ASSIST

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        It is not but they are delusional and mediocre admins

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

        I thought KDB won the ball back and Jesus then collected it and scored. That's what it looked like to me anyway.

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

      High ownership makes an assist way more likely in any event, if previous trends are to be followed.

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

        Keep the casuals happy early on.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        He’s not high owned yet surely

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

          He's the 5th most-owned in the game and rising.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Bloody hell, so annoying

    • Spab
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      And there ends a mad gameweek. 75 points. Its not at all bad, but there were so many points out there to be had that it feels like a failure...

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

        bro stfu I got 29 😆

      2. AYLD28
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Oh come on haha

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

      Didn’t think Mark owned KDB.

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Spot on

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      how' s that KdB assist ? lol

    • Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      It’s De Bruyne?? Never an assist!!

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Is this team good enough? (WC)
      Ryan
      TAA Robbo Saiss
      KDB Salah Rodriguez Saha
      Jimenez DCL Bamford

      Can go Digne + Werner instead of Jimenez +Bamford

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Instead of Robbo + Jimenez sorry*

    • JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      How is that assist?

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

      Jesus shot on target at close range
      KDB last touch

      Easy decision

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        KDB didn't touch the ball. This is ridiculous.

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

        Just looked at the replay and it's quite clear that it was Boly that kicked. KDB didn't actually touch it. Robbed of a Foden BP.

    • ivantys
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Damn it scam assist

      • El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Have KDB so that's automatically assist

      • Yome
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Jesus looking strong, looks a better pick than Werner.

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

          Don't rate Jesus at all. Wouldn't have Werner either though.