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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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  1. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which option?

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

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B option -4 as well

    2. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      C

    3. Teahupo'o
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      B

  2. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        I would sell Werner on a WC

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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 Jebbison
            • 12 Years
            1 year, 1 month 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
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      DCL?

    3. Manani
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Werner DCL 4.5

      DCL my only everton player though

  3. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Guaita or Martinez?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Guaita for me

  4. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      KDB is speaking now, seems fine

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      He was perfectly fine. . .

  5. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Will KDB rise tonight?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Will be close. Not guaranteed

  7. soulsaver
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  8. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Thought on Jimmy Dunne for 4.0 def?

    1. Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      As long as he's purely an enabler fine.

    2. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Depends how long Tark is out for

  10. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  11. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  12. Pedram
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Losing my H2H match because of that KDB assist

  13. Teahupo'o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which option?

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

    1. HARLEY
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

    2. Khark
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      b

    3. F_Ivanovic
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

  14. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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*

  15. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Bruno > Kevin?
    Yes or no.

    City look miles better.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Do it

  16. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Anyone doing tonight Auba to KdB ?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Everyone and his dog will be doing it imo

      1. Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Just asked my dog, he's sticking.

      2. Niho992
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Ok, but tonight ? Thinking to dont wait

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

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

          1. Niho992
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

            cheers

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Done.

  17. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I think am gonna WC next week too

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      But you're not wrong.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        10 players? Naaaah. I wont make 10 changes probably

      2. Cheeto__Bandito
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  18. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Anyone knowledgeable about this topic?

      1. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month 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

  19. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  20. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    FPLStatistics not working for me.

    Any indications on price risers?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      It works just be patient

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not working for me either

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          Yes it's alright now! Cheers!

    3. Espanyolie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  21. Mackans
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Pep Roulette
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Not at all! Auba & ASM to KDB & Podence

  22. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    WC this should be your front 3

    Richarlison Jimmy Ings.

    Set and forget for 10 GWs or so

    1. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Not overlooking.

  23. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  24. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  25. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Any word on Marcal? Can Vinagre get some games?

    1. Vazza
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month 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

  26. Khark
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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 Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

  27. Vazza
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which is better

    A. Saiss
    B. Vinagre

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      A

  28. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month 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
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

    2. Khark
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 1 month ago

        This

      2. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  29. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Which combination is better for the next couple?

    A) Jesus and Podence

    B) Jimmy and Foden

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Jimmy and Podence +1m

  30. Niho992
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    anyone selling Auba for Sterling instead of KdB ?