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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. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Any reason why would i choose Sterling ahead of KdB ? Both are 11.5 and KdB is on pens

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

      Next match is away.

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        No, it s home.

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

        It's at home vs Leicester.

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

      KDB is good for regular returns, but less explosive. Depends who you’re (c)ing

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

      no reason.

    4. The Man Pastore
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Possibly more explosive

  2. fusen
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 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.

    (bottomed)

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

      Email this to them

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

      Kdb owner spotred

      1. fusen
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I don't own KDB, I was trying to back up my initial theory that he didn't touch it 🙁

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

      Jesus shot going wide yeah

  3. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    62 points...very underwhelming

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

      I had 39 and ended up with 62 (Martinez Sterling Podence). So pretty happy with WC team, original would have scored 61..

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

      Half that and my score is still lower, imagine how i feel lmao

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

    Thoughts on WC?

    Martinez
    TAA Saiss Taylor
    Salah KDB James Podence
    DCL Jesus Jimenez

    Steer Lamptey Reed Mitchell

    1. Yome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      No Son

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

      I like the Jesus pick, everyone will have KDB so having a second is the only way to take advantage of the spankings they hand out

    3. acesingh
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Looks perfect except if have Werner over Jesus

  5. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Watch FPL tower stop KDB's price rise again tonigh, at this point it's pretty obvious they're manually manipulating data.

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

      This

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

      Has to be unlocked now everyone has played surely.

    3. Silva’s Left Nut
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      did they block martial and kdb from rising last week? was super confused why they didn't bc price predictor said they would

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

    Guaita
    Tara, James, Saiss
    Salah, Kdb, Son, Foden, Podence
    Jiminez, DCL

    Steer, Lamptey, Mitchell, Brewster

    I could wildcard to this but I’d be wasting a fit and losing Werner and Havertz before Brom along with United assets. United looked awful and Brighton looked great though.

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

      Tara=Taa

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

      I have the same but Martinez in goal and Werner for Jiminez. I think it’s a thing of beauty

    3. Silva’s Left Nut
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      why on earth would you wc that? I have same big 3 mids with werner martial at fwd instead of jimi dcl and I'm not even considering the wc lol.

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

    Auba and Willian to KDB and Son done

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

    Going to email and tweet Official FPL to explain that KDB assist.

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

      Aaaaaaaa

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

      Let's do it

    3. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I already did

  9. Igz08
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    WC Team:

    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?

    Am leaning to B myself

  10. Dele
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    What an assist from KDB the end there, love to see it!

  11. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Safe to get KDB for Auba now, injury didn't look serious?

  12. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    On a WC, who would you prefer?

    1. Son, DCL & Bamford
    2. Podence, Maupay & Jesus/Werner

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

    I’m getting KDB and he’ll be staying for the season barring injury.
    Bye bye Bruno, can’t afford both.

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

    It's a matter of principle. That is not an assist. Recovered ball by Jesus

    1. fusen
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      KDB literally touched the ball last before Jesus scored though

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

        Zero intent if he did.

  15. Ginola
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Would you WC this? I’m really tempted now.

    McCarthy Button
    TAA Davies Taylor KWP Mitchell
    Salah Auba Hames Soucek Bissouma
    Werner Martial Mitrovic

    1. wheato
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I’ve 14 of those massively considering

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

      no waayy. switch out auba>KDB and it's fine

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

    ASM -> Podence
    ASM & Shaw -> Foden & Lamptey (-4)?

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

      Podence

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

      Podence.

  17. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    That should be own goal with assist by Jesus

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

    Werner, Auba, ASM +> Jimi, KdB, Foden

    Good, bad for -4?

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

      Werner got west brom next match, could backfire

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

      I would do that

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

      Yupp

  19. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Foden or Podence or both on the WC? Could just lose JamesR and have both these cheap rotation threats!

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Salah, KDB, Son, Foden, Podence looks tasty

      1. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        it does but do does Jrod!

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          So many options. Need to clear my head.

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

        thinking going this, but Zaha instead of Foden as my bench is weak

  20. only2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Foden or Podence + 1.0 Mill itb

  21. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    So does KDB go up tonight in price?

    Really annoying that extra assist as I wanted to wait a few days

  22. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    25 points from Justin Martinez Podence. Great end to an otherwise horror GW

  23. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    A) Podence + Richarlison
    B) Foden + DCL

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

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

      I have A

  24. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Is son likely to rise again anytime soon? Don’t like making transfers this early in the week usually

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Would you WC this? Or just Auba to KDB for free?

      McCarthy
      TAA Robbo Mitchell
      Salah Auba Havertz Barnes Podence
      DCL Adams

      Button Davis Johnson Ferguson

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Just Auba to KdB

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Cheers fam

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

        Wouldn’t WC that at all

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Cheers mate

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

        How many problems apart from a non existent bench?
        Aubamayang,Havertz,Adams.
        Maybe McCarthy.

        You could get away with a -4 or -8 but a WC and go to one Liverpool defender to get some bench could serve you well.

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Have 2.4 ITB. Will be getting a Wolves defender in GW4 for Johnson, most probably Semedo!
          Don't want to lose Havertz & Adams because of their next 2 games! McCarthy is an issue!

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

            If your happy with Havertz and Adams then I wouldn’t use the WC.
            Just Aubamayang > KDB
            Then Johnson to your Wolves defender will give you a better squad.
            McCarthy might have to stay until WC or wk 5 if no other problems.

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Cheers mate! Thanks a lot for your help!

    • Werner Bros
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA Davies Taylor Mitchell
      Salah Auba Son ASM
      Werner Martial

      Nyland Justin Davis Bissouma

      A: Auba > KDB
      B: Auba/ASM > KDB/Podence (-4)
      C: Auba/ASM/Davies > KDB/Podence/Saiss (-8)
      D: WC

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thinking to do tonight Auba to KdB and avoid price change...

      I wanted Sterling but he wasnt that sharp tonight, and Kdb is on pens..

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

      Would you WC this? I have 2ft’s

      McCarthy
      James, Shaw, Bertrand
      Auba, Rashford, Havertz, Soucek
      Werner, Martial, Wilson

      Meslier, Pereira, Dier, Egan

      About to lose about .5 in team value at least

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

      Is this team in need of a WC??

      McCarthy
      Trent Shaw Saïss
      Auba Salah Son ASM
      Werner DCL Adams

      Bench: Justin & cheapies

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

        No don’t think so

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

      On WC. Patricio, Robertson and Martial or Patricio, Digne and Jesus?