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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.

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2,813 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Forster at 4m!

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

      Therefore...?

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

      Who?

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

    4. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Likely to get that Soton keeper spot, nothing lost if not

  2. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    WCers 1 - 0

    1. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not really.

  3. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    How many of those record 44 PL goals in a GW did you guys get ?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Just 5 here (Son x 4 + Justin)

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

        1 Rodriguez

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

      4, all by the same guy

    3. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      1!

    4. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      5 (DCL, Hamez, Justin)

    5. BoleynWin
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      0

      Can you imagine how sickening that is? 86 points last week, 30... yes 30 this week. Disgusting haha.

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        wow

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

        If it helps I got 29

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

        Swings and roundabouts eh. I'm on 84 total over here if that helps

      4. BremerHB
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Same here. Absolutely none. 31(-4)! And I still haven’t wildcarded... One more week!

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

      8

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        bumper GW ?

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

      5. Mitro, Mane, Hamez

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

      None!

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

        Glad to see there a few others at least..!

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

          🙂

    9. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      1 but got a penalty save as well..

    10. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      10 G 4 A

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

      5 =[

  4. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    One gw for Werner and then he is out for Jimenez/ Jesus

  5. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 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*

  6. Granville
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    As a KDB owner I'm prepared to give him the benefit of doubt on the assist.

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

      Haha of course you do

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

      I knew someone powerful must own him...

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

      How they give him assist for that is beyond me.

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

      It certainly assisted my score.

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Worth another 4 points. I might treat myself and spend it on a hit.

    5. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Stop it Granville, never an assist, fpl admins just give silly assists to high owned players. Recovered ball by Jesus, no way Kevin was assisting that. For this kind of shenanigans I sometimes hate fpl towers. They know how to ruin a game really

      1. Granville
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I'll look silly now if it gets removed.

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I hope you win it against Mark. You can do it this year just play serious till the end without some crazy punts 😉

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

    How does this WC team look? Any advice is appreciated.
    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA / VVD / Saiss / Lamptey (Mitchell)
    Salah / KDB / James R / Podence (Burke)
    Werner / Jimenez (Davis)

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

      That bench is abysmal which could be a problem. It would look much better if Brewster moves and replaces Davis. Actually quite similar to my current draft overall except Salah over Son - not sure which version I prefer yet.

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

        I know that bench is abysmal, but given the fact that I had in my team Egan, Nketiah, ASM, Che Adams, McCarthy and Auba, the trigger had to be pulled. Burke will perhaps play for SHU so I might even get to rotate him with Lamptey if the fixtures are favourable for one more than for the other.
        Cheers 😀

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

          I do like it overall. The differences right now are you have Salah/VVD/Burke/Davis and I have Son/Reece/Foden/DCL. I like to have options on my bench especially because Podence and Foden are not nailed on. However, compromises are necessary to accommodate Salah. I missed out on his 20 points in GW1 already and even posted earlier today about how he scored 15 points in the exact same fixture (GW3, ARS) last season. Options, options

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

            I'm just too much scared of not owning Salah, and we all know what's he capable of. Your team is more flexible, and you'll probably never get 10 players playing, but, on the other hand, you risk not owning Salah. As you sad, too many options...

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

        Also, if Brewster gets sold, I'll definately have him over Davis.

  8. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    TAA still essential on WC?

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

      Nope

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

        Till next week.

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

      Definitely. He's the best value player in the game.

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

      Nah

  9. Feed tha Sheep
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Would you do Soucek > Podence?

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

      Yes

    2. Lemongrab
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes. Looked lively tonight and Wham fix are awful

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

      Yes

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

      Ye

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

    How is that an assist for KDB?

  11. AYLD28
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I’m starting to think those on wildcard should take the opportunity to get KDB & Sterling...

    For me, it would be losing TAA to do it.

    TAA & Son
    Digne & Sterling

    I’m coming round to the idea

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

      I think it’s the most secure move

  12. Drizz ✅
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I just lost my head to head from that KDB assist. Damn

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

      Damn that sucks

  13. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    2 City attackers seems a must on wildcard

    Looking at 2 of sterling, kdb and jesus

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

      It could all change again was a wait and see before this gameweek!

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

      I just don’t trust jesus

  14. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Mcarthy
    Taa VVd Taylor
    KDB Auba ASM Trossard
    Martial Werner Mitrovic
    Steer Soucek Mitchell Justin

    Doing asm to podence this week.. well chuffed with that team 🙂

    1. Gazza2000
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not getting KDB in ?

      1. Valar(Keith)
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Got him in for gw 2 already. WC still in tact 🙂

  15. Weasel51
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Fplstats isn’t loading ....

    .... KDB likely to rise tonight?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Was on 84 an hour or so ago so might just miss out

    2. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Already 100

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        As if, casuals don’t mess about

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        doubt he will rise he wasn't reset to 0 by FPL statistic after the price lock was lifted at weekend.

  16. Lemongrab
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Is KDB going up tonight do we know?

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

      Surely

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Was 80% an hour ago

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

    Play Mitchell (EVE) or Justin (mci)?

    1. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Mitchelle

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Mitchell

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

      Neither getting a CS. I’d go Mitchell on the off chance he gets something. City will overpower that Leicester back line.

  18. Totti
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    howcome this is an assist for KDB?

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

      Rules change week to week

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

        i think he didn't even touch the ball
        bolly did

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

      Because I own him 😀

      From the rules:

      Assists
      Assists are awarded to the player from the goal scoring team, who makes the final pass before a goal is scored. An assist is awarded whether the pass was intentional (that it actually creates the chance) or unintentional (that the player had to dribble the ball or an inadvertent touch or shot created the chance).

      If an opposing player touches the ball after the final pass before a goal is scored, significantly altering the intended destination of the ball, then no assist is awarded. Should a touch by an opposing player be followed by a defensive error by another opposing outfield player then no assist will be awarded. If the goal scorer loses and then regains possession, then no assist is awarded.

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

    It’s only 4 points but jammy assists like that are so great, especially when lots of other things been rubbish this week

  20. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    ASM > Podence for free?

    1. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Go for it

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

      Yes

  21. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    All this over a 3 point assist lol. Though it didn’t look like one granted

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He is highly owned and it involved bonus. It is a big thing. Also WAS NEVER AN ASSIST!!!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Maybe it will be taken away, happened last season with someone, think Son against Leicester Justin own goal

  22. troller
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Suggestions plz guys
    A) auba and asm to son and james -4
    B) asm to podence ft

  23. Dutchboy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    What are some likely incoming transfers for Wolves? Trying to see how much Podence would be affected.

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

      I wouldn't expect Podence to be nailed tbh, Adama will go further forward cause they've signed Semedo

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

    Auba, ASM, Davies -> KDB, Podence, Saiss -4 done! Im happy for that.

  25. Captain Hindsight
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Best website for price changes this season?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      fplstats.co.uk

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        fplstatistics.co.uk

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

    Any chance that jesus shot was going wide?

    Asking for a friend..

  27. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I want Official FPL on twitter to explain that KDB assist immediately.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Tweet them for an explanation

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

      Have you tried asking to speak to their manager?

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

    Werner about to go down in price?!?!?

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

      Seems like it

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      About time, been sold by half the game

    3. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      On WC, transfered him out and will grab baxk after he has fallen

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Do people literally make transfers whilst watching the games?
    Movement on fplstats is insane sometimes

  30. fusen
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    https://streamable.com/s36zek

    50 seconds into that, right click the video and play it at 1/4 speed.

    Boly initially fully blocks the ball and pushes it in the direction of Jesus, then KDB kicks out at the ball and brushes the top of the ball with his studs.

    It then rolls to Jesus with a bit more force and he scores.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Did they really see that to give the assist though lol. I imagine they just gave it anyway