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

    Rate my wildcard team?

    Ryan, Button
    TAA, Saiss, Taylor, Mitchell, Digne
    KDB, Salah, James Rodriguez, Zaha, Anguissa
    DCL, Jimenez, Mitrovic

    1. Werner Bremen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      9/10 great

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

      Too much in defence, shame to leave so much money on the bench

  2. ymx
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Podence vs Klich???

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Also wondering this

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

      Podence, no contest

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

      podence with those fixtures surely?

    4. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Podence 100% allmost 2+1 today

    5. BooYaKasha
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Klickitat has penos

  3. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    KDB TC next week

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

      GL

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

    Never an asisst. If they somehow give it, I quit complaining.

  5. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    ASM, Egan and Bissouma - a pretty shitty bench for next GW

  6. jg7u
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on if Davies starts vs Newcastle?

    1. Werner Bros
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wondering this as well.

      1. jg7u
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I have bench of Justin(vs City), Bissouma(suspension) and Ferguson(injured). So not great if Davies doesn't play.

        1. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Similar to me - I have Justin, Bissouma and Davis and I also have ASM starting atm

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

      Get Saiss

      1. jg7u
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Would be for -8, not too keen.

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

    There is no template team.......

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

      Get Saiss

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

        lol reply fail

  8. maclrc
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    A - Bamford and 4.5 mid
    B - Podence and 4.5 fwd

    Guaita (Steer)
    TAA Saiss Justin (Mitchell Lamptey)
    Salah KDB Son Zaha xxx
    DCL Jimmy xxx

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

    At this point I don’t even care about 3 more points. Have the bloody assist owners

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

      Okay thanms

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

      4 with bonis

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

      3 + extra BAP.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Have it. Do your worst

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

      It is effectively 4 points, because it gives him 1 more bonus point too.

    5. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Literally might as well, the amount of goals I've missed this week what does it matter

  10. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    9 pt return from Foden. Happy days.
    I think he'll play more minutes than people expect. Sterling, Kdb, Mahrez and Foden will be rotated particularly when CL starts in October

  11. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Im pretty sure that even shot was way off target,but that assist is just ridiculous

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

    Kdb non owners fuming

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

      Not really

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

    2.1M up

  14. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Auba tripple fall incoming

  15. ivantys
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Do I start Burke against Leeds?

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

        Nope

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 6 days ago

            It sure is tempting but I would be benching an expensive player.

      2. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Surely KDB assist will be removed?

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

          Nope

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

        Anyone with a shite score this week 30-50pts not activating wildcard???
        I got 80 last week and 33 this week with ASM Auba Egan McCarthy Soucek Brewster moves just the start
        Prefer to hold it but not at the expense of -4 each week

        1. The Desi Messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I’m holding. No point chasing this week’s points and a hit could still set the team up nicely. Keeping faith with Che Adams

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

            Between this weeks points and the upcoming price changes it’s very tempting to change half the team if not more.
            Feels like a game of chasing vs holding without being stubborn

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

        Which is the better move?

        Ings > Jesus
        Fernandes > KdB

        1. BobbyV
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          2nd one

        2. Yome
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Do both

        3. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          KDB

        4. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          B

        5. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Kdb

        6. Garth Marenghi
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          B

      5. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I have Salah Hames Son so how to get KDB? who should i drop?

        1. Lindelol
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          4th one is ASM and 5th a fodder

        2. JayLegend
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Son, you've already banked his points

      6. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        KDB Podence and Jimenez dragged me to 80 according to fantasy football fix. Did as well as I could out of the game.
        Bonus KDB 3 - Foden 2 - Jesus 1

      7. ymx
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Tough one...Werner + Mitro + Jimi vs DCL + Jimi + Ings???

      8. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Average positions for Neto and Podence within the width of six yard box

      9. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        On WC:

        A. TAA, Foden
        B. Robertson, Zaha

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Very good question.

          Probably A

      10. Shultan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Whats KDB ownership likely to be by end if this week?
        >50%

      11. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Jesus KDB looks the best double up

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

          Until next week when Sterling and Mahrez explode

      12. Garfield1001
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Would you wildcard this team:

        McCarthy 4m
        TAA Justin Doherty KWP Mitchell
        Auba JRod Son ASM Bissouma
        Vardy Adams Werner

        Opinions appreciated

        1. Shultan
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          No a -4 to get rid of Auba & ASM

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

          I would

      13. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        LOL that's never an assist

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

        Assist confirmed.

        Crazy but FPL have always been kind to highly owned players.

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          idiots

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

        Does Mark own KBD? That settles it

      16. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        That assist was worth 4 points.

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

          ?