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

    Which option?

    A) Auba + ASM > KDB + Foden (-4)
    B) Auba + ASM > KDB + Podence
    C) Auba > KDB

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

      B option -4 as well

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

      C

    3. Teahupo'o
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

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

    How is your WC frontline? Im thinking Werner Jimenez 4.5.

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

      I do really want Werner for next week, but I can't squeeze him in without planning 1 or 2 transfers.

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

        I would sell Werner on a WC

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

          That's currently what I'm doing. We'll beat West Brom but perhaps in true Chelsea fashion we'll make it difficult for ourselves.

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

            Chelsea needs time to gel and lads to be back. I watched Lampard he said I am not sure for the lads and Tiago is different he is working towards match fitness. Seems to me they are out until after the IB

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
        2 months, 9 days ago

        DCL?

      • Manani
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Werner DCL 4.5

        DCL my only everton player though

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

      Guaita or Martinez?

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

        Guaita for me

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

      Has Pep done his post game presser? No injuries for KDB before I pull the trigger

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

        KDB is speaking now, seems fine

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

        He was perfectly fine. . .

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

      Martinez (Steer)
      Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey & Mitchell)
      Salah - KDB - Jrod - Son (Reed)
      Bamford - Jimmy - DCL

      Would you do Bamford & Reed to Podence & Brewster & play 352?

    6. H-SF
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Will KDB rise tonight?

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

        Will be close. Not guaranteed

    7. soulsaver
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Thoughts on this WC?
      Martinez
      Robbo,Saiss,James,(Lamptey,Mitchell)
      KDB,Salah,Zaha,Foden,Rodríguez
      DCL, Jiménez,(Connolly)

    8. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wildcard???

      From this:
      McCarthy Steer
      Trent Ayling Justin Taylor KWP
      Bruno Auba Salah ASM Soucek
      DCL Werner Wickham.

      To:
      Martinez Forster
      Trent Zouma (.1 off James) Saiss Justin Dunne
      Sterling Salah Rodriguez Son Greenwood ( if he we don’t get Sancho)
      DCL Wood ( great fixtures) Brewster.

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

      Thought on Jimmy Dunne for 4.0 def?

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

        As long as he's purely an enabler fine.

      2. COLLIN QUANER
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Depends how long Tark is out for

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

      KDB just saying he doesn’t know if he touched it as he was really tired hmmmm

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

        They have to review it. We VAR for every silly situation this has to be reviewed as well

    11. Tangosteps
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Looks like most people are like me wondering to get Podence in for ASM. My concern is when Semedo plays he will rotate Netto, Traore and Silva

        Need to decide before Costa goes up tonight. No money left.

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

          After looking at today's game! Podence's place is his to lose! Neto backup for both Adama & Podence! Silva backup for Jimenez!

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Losing my H2H match because of that KDB assist

      • Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Which option?

        A) Auba ➡ KDB
        B) Auba Bruno ➡ KDB Son -4
        C) Auba Martial ➡ KDB Jesus -4

        1. HARLEY
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          A

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

          b

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

          A

      • Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 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*

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

        Bruno > Kevin?
        Yes or no.

        City look miles better.

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

          Do it

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Anyone doing tonight Auba to KdB ?

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

          Everyone and his dog will be doing it imo

          1. Teahupo'o
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Just asked my dog, he's sticking.

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

            Ok, but tonight ? Thinking to dont wait

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

              I've done it tonight. Can't wait for it

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

                cheers

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

          Done.

      • Cheeto__Bandito
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Next week best time for wildcard. Then an get rid of werner after brom

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

            I think am gonna WC next week too

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

            Could be about 10 players you want who cost 0.1 by this time next week.

            But you're not wrong.

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

              10 players? Naaaah. I wont make 10 changes probably

            2. Cheeto__Bandito
                2 months, 9 days ago

                10? No way. I have dcl, KDB. so only really 2 or 3 max.

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

            ASM at -84.9%. Did anyone fall this season when he wasn't in the 90ties? Anyone following this?

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

              Anyone knowledgeable about this topic?

              1. Vazza
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  I had Havertz who was hovering around the -100 mark but didn’t drop. So ASM should be ok for a day or so

            2. IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              How bad was the Marçal injury? Hoping to get a few matches out of Vinagre!

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

              FPLStatistics not working for me.

              Any indications on price risers?

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

                It works just be patient

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

                Not working for me either

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

                  Works for me, just leave the tab and come back after few minutes

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

                    Yes it's alright now! Cheers!

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

                Rodriguez & Costa seem to be the ones above 100 now. With a bunch around 98/99

            4. 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 & cheap

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

                We have a similar team. ASM is a problem otherwise we should be fine

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

                Not at all! Auba & ASM to KDB & Podence

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

              WC this should be your front 3

              Richarlison Jimmy Ings.

              Set and forget for 10 GWs or so

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

                Would get DCL for less and there are better options than Ings

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

                  DCL needs to become the English Inzaghi in order to continue. He scored 4 goals from 4 shots in the box. Unsustainable

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

                I’m on a 3-5-2 with Jimmy and Rich.

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

                  Ings looks like bullet proof striker. I was impressed by him the last game. 3 5 2 might work as well

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

                    My 5 is Salah,Son,Rodriguez,Podence,Bruno soon to be KDB.
                    Jimenez,Richarlison with Brewster on the bench.

                    So no room for Ings. Good pick though.

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

                People still overlooking Kane. Bale and Reguillon will improve the squad.

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

                  Not overlooking.

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

              Jimenez is must have for me with those Wolves fixture, but dont see how to fit him without playing WC right now

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

              Whats the WC template then after this weekend? Properly stuck...

            8. Atimis
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              Any word on Marcal? Can Vinagre get some games?

              1. Vazza
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  If you are desperately short of funds then go for Vinagre. But it’s not the wisest move in the world by any stretch

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

                Im confused. Why is everyone so desperate to get rid of Werner?

                New into the PL, in a chelsea side full of new faces, yet should be on 2assists.

                Looks like the only chelsea attacker worth doing anything at the moment. West Brom next.... what am i missing. Knee Jerk City in football scout these days.

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

                  That's the name of the game. We overreact on small samples. I kept Son and swallowed the price drop but 500K sold him

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

                  I'm keeping for next 2-3 fixture surely, but also i want Jimenez

              3. Vazza
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Which is better

                  A. Saiss
                  B. Vinagre

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

                    A

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

                  SHOULD I WC?? I am about to lose so much value this week but have 2ft’s.

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

                  Meslier, Pereira, Dier, Egan

                  1. Vazza
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      No chance. Your team is decent enough. Maybe transfer 3 players for a 4 point hit. But defo no need to play WC

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

                        I’m about to lose about .5m in value while the players I want are rising. Makes it difficult to hold tough.

                    • Carky
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      It all depends on the value you're losing. If it's players you see long term in your team, then losing value is part of the game and should always be sucked up instead of knee jerked.

                      If it's completley dead wood, and the team value decreasing harms you then yes of course, wildcard.

                      1. Vazza
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          This

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

                          Yeah looks like Havertz, Werner, Egan, Soucek, Bertrand, Auba, Rashford, Wilson and Martial could all drop this week.

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

                      Which combination is better for the next couple?

                      A) Jesus and Podence

                      B) Jimmy and Foden

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

                        Jimmy and Podence +1m

                    • Niho992
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      anyone selling Auba for Sterling instead of KdB ?