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

    Going Havertz over Jimmy was silly in hindsight

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

      I corrected that mistake on my WC this week.

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

        Wise man

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Bloody ridiculous going Werner over Jimi too, so annoyed with myself

  2. 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*

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

      -McCarthy had a shocker but it isn't crucial for him to be gone.
      -TAA is expensive, doesnt need to be gone but probably should be gone when wildcard is activated - can keep at the moment.
      -Vinagre, hes gonna be in and out of the team. I think you have enough cover to avoid wildcarding.
      -Davies is fine at the moment, Reguilon wont be in the side till after the internationals same as Bale i think.
      -Auba ... The only arsenal assest whos fixture proof. 12m is a lot though and you can definitley spread the money better.
      -Bruno ... its 1 game week for united, dont knee jerk.
      -ASM ... yeah.
      -Bissouma ... 3 match ban annoying but if you have 11 starters its not essentiall to get rid.
      -Werner ... give the man time.
      -Brewster ... dead weight unless he moves.

      I don't think you need to Wildcard. Take a -4 and Get rid of Aubameyang and ASM.

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

        Thanks!!!!

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

        Why Reguilon wont be in the side ? I think he will start next game in the league. Bale is injured.

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

      I would because of the defense

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

    Everyone seems to be switching to Martinez on wildcard but villas fixtures don’t look great til game week 9 when a switch from macarthy looks on

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

      McCarthy might be dropped. I like Guaita on Wc

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

      I mean you aren't really looking at fixtures for GK's because you aren't ever planning on transferring them out till 2nd WC.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Martinez will have a DGW

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

        Might be a silly question but is Martínez guaranteed to keep his place? From the what I’ve read Heaton is targeting mid-October for a return.

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

    Captain

    A. KDB
    B. Salah

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

      I'm going with Mo

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A

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

      A for me

    4. Zen_Master
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      KDB. Arteta is gonna park the bus at Anfield.

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

    Would you rather do :

    A : Auba and Adams to Foden and Jimenez for free
    B : Auba to KdB and hold other transfer and get Jimenez later

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      B

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

      I’d rather have KDB. But I also think Jimi could be good his fixtures are great and he looks real sharp.

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

        Cheers

  6. Vazza
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Is it worth doing Dire to Saiss for a hit?

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

        For a hit no. Need Spurs to concede and Saiss cs just to break even.

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

          Both would be favored to happen to be fair.

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

      I didn’t see the game tonight. What were the conclusions?

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

        City are hungry get Wolves players. From these teams you need at least 5 players or so

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

      Anybody know if ASM will likely drop tonight?

      Considering ASM > Podence for a -4 but would rather sleep on it

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

        I think he won't fall. In the same boat myself. Might just do it since I have a busy working week and would stop spending time hoovering the button

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

          I'm in the same boat with work. I should be getting my head down now but hovering over this is keeping me up. I might risk him not falling, still affordable even if he does.

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      anyone keeping Che Adams ? He was dangereous and awful in finishing, but my concern is will he start

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

        Keep him for one more game imo unless you have cash to upgrade

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

          have 0.5

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

            Not sure I’d want anyone over him in that range. Might as well hold, especially with West Brom coming up.

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

        Keeping. Has WBA in GW4 so will reassess after that

    • TheOrangeMan
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      kdb,foden & saiss
      or
      kdb, podence & fernandinho

    • FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Anyone talk me out of this, more peach of mind than anything.

      Rash + Jimi to Kdb and wood (-8)

      Wood may match Jimi, both have nice fixtures,
      KDB v Rash is not debate

      Gives me this
      Mesiler
      Keane TAA Saiss Ayling
      KDB (C) Sterling Salah Hamez
      DCL Wood

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

        I'm trying to find ways to bring Jiminez in... this seems madness. Midfield way too expensive.

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

          Yep, could go sideways for Sterling to KDB instead.

          Wood also has some lovely fixtures.

          Ultimately I like having 2 to 3 of DCL, Wood and antonio for the season based on value and stats.

          Not sure if the midfield is too expensive. Nice captain options for Liverpool against cannon fodder and city capt rotation for home and away

      2. stat sifter 888888
          2 months, 9 days ago

          -8 is craziness imo. You've played your WC and ft already?

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

            FT transfer was Auba to Salah yesterday before his price rise

            -8 not terrible at times, have worked for me in the past. KDB would be the easiest player to justify such a hit.

      3. stat sifter 888888
          2 months, 9 days ago

          General consensus is that Foden/Torres/Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling, KDB, Bernardo will not match the heights of Sane, Sterling, Aguero, KDB, D. Silva of 17/18 right?

        • F_Ivanovic
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Too many players I want but I don't know if I can justify a WC just yet. Everton + Wolves players lacking from my team (really like the look of Rodriguez and Podence) but at the same time I don't know if I can justify a hit either to get them in.

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

            I’m in the same boat too

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Are u keeping Bavies ? Have 2 FT's but also have other problems in team

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

            If nothing else in your team I’d get him out yeah

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

              Also have Adams, but dont see any alternatives beside Jimenez who i cant afford

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

                Southampton arnt looking great though?

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

            I'm keeping Doherty if that helps because New (H).... long term probably looking to swap for someone cheaper.

          3. stat sifter 888888
              2 months, 9 days ago

              At least he does start. If you have problems mounting up you should be using those transfers or WC.

              1. stat sifter 888888
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  Reguilon will not get played from the off.

            • George Agdgdgwngo
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 9 days ago

              On a WC

              Zaha or Podence?

              (Have jimi)

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

                Pod

                1. George Agdgdgwngo
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  He’s pretty much OOP?

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

                    Yeah playing up front looks lively and wolves have good fixtures

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

                Zaha. easily. Podence wont be too much in starting XI

                1. George Agdgdgwngo
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  It’s his place to lose?

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

                    Yup. Semedo will play RWB and Podence and Neto will rotate.

                    Also Wolves will play 3-5-2 in many games with Dedoncker instead of Podence/Neto with Traore and Jimenez upfront.

                    And there is new guy Fabio Silva also. I would avoid

                    1. stat sifter 888888
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        I think the 5-2-3 is here to stay this time. Makes sense if they sign a RWB and then they have far more options on wings than in CM.

                2. stat sifter 888888
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Zaha. Playing as a CF. Doesn't look like he's going to leave.

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

                  Would Auba Son & Wilson > KDB JRod & Jimi -4 be crazy move?
                  It will Prob be good over next few weeks but -4 to get Son out who just scored 4 is it mad?

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

                    nice moves.

                    Im probably selling Jimi tonight to get KDB money.

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

                      Selling Jimenez? Have you looked at Wolves fixtures!?

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

                        Yes but C Wood has as good fixtures.

                        Its more the overall balance

                        KDB + wood or Rashford + Jimi

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

                          Find another way

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

                            Aye but Wolves typically dont bang in attack. Its a hard one.

                  2. stat sifter 888888
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Nothing wrong with Son out, I had him this week as well but there is too much risk with Moura/Lamela/Bale/Bergwijn and Mourinho's unpredictability now. I am taking a gamble on Auba/KDB not being tooooo much difference next week so I will have made my mind up vs Leeds GW4.

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

                        Too much risk? Son is equally as nailed as Kane. Neither are rotation risks.

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

                    How would you get KDB here?

                    Sideways from Sterling , or via Rashford + Jimi to KDB + wood

                    Or leave it be and hide behind the sofa?

                    Meisler
                    Ayling TAA Saiss Keane
                    Sterling Salah KDB Rashford
                    Dcl wood

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

                      Keep Jimenez

                      Stick with Sterling

                    2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      hard one. would want to.keep.jiminez. maybe thats the only way

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

                        You mean only way is to remove him to get KDB?

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

                          Sterling > KDB is the only way but I wouldn't do it personally.

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

                            Yes i see what your saying.

                            Im trying to take a longer term view. Ultimately i agree, i see both KDB and Sterling as both potentially in a best 11 fpl team come year in. So wouldnt like to make that sideways move.

                            Jimi to wood is an interesting one. Wood is clearly underpriced and someone id like longer term ( had planned to get him gw 4 already) but this may just kill 2 birds with one stone

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

                    Any help here appreciated. Current team for GW3 - would you take any hits here or save?

                    McCarthy
                    TAA Davies Taylor Mitchell
                    Salah KDB Son ASM
                    Werner Martial

                    Nyland Justin Davis Bissouma

                    A: ASM > Podence (-4)
                    B: Davies > Saiss (-4)
                    C: Both (-8)
                    D: WC
                    E: Save

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

                      Save in your position.

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

                    ASM >

                    A. Podence

                    B. Klich

                    C. Foden

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

                      A or C

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

                    Auba to Kevin done. Wanted Sterling but cant ignored fact that KdB is on penalties.

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Same..

                  7. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Mccarthy
                    Taa-Davies-Ayling-(Egan-Mitchell)
                    Auba-Mane-Podence-Pereira(Bisousuma)
                    Adam-Wilson-Vardy

                    My team a bit mess and way far behind. Do i need wc to sort it out? Im willing to take a -8 hit maximum though...

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

                      Auba to KDB
                      Adam to Wood

                      1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        cheers. Im thinking adam to werner if he going to drop this week

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

                          im starting to come around to the idea that both Lampard and Ole will both be sacked before the year is done.

                          May avoid Chelsea and United longterm

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

                    Is Mccarthy a doubt for next game?

                    1. FC Hakkebøf
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      According to some yes.. Didnt see the game.. Keeping my faith for now... Not taking a - 4 for a goallie

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

                        Yea I wouldn't take a - 4 but if he isnt goint to play, I would probably wildcard

                  9. FC Hakkebøf
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    GTG?

                    McCarthy
                    TAA Saiss Davies
                    Salah (C) KDB Son Podence
                    Werner DCL Mitro
                    ___
                    4.0 Ferguson Justin Bissou

                    Feel like saving the wc.. People sold son before because he blanked one gameweek. Now people sell Werner AFTER a liverpool match involving a red card...might as well have sold him after gw1 then...

                    1. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      great team

                    2. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Davies won't play

                  10. JoelyG
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Which one?

                    A: Salah, Podence, DCL
                    B: Sterling, Zaha, Bamford

                    (have KDB, Son, Rodriguez)

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

                      If this is a WC id get rid of Son.

                      1. JoelyG
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Why not a fan? I agree I'm personally not totally convinced by Spurs as an attacking side but not sure who's much better, is Zaha worth it over him?

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

                          You answered it yourself. Despite the goals their attacking numbers are very poor.

                          You could argue he is still value for 9.0 but id much rather a Sterling + Podence, than a Son + Zaha.

                          Spurs just dont create that much anymore. Yesterday wont happen every again.

                      2. Alonso The Great Midfielder
                        • 8 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        why though?

                        1. JoelyG
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          I feel like Sterling will explode at some point, and not sure double Eve worth it, Leeds atm look like they can score against anyone. Zaha is a Striker with good fixtures (but playing for a not so offensive team).

                          Just my opinion tho.

                    2. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      A

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

                      a

                  11. Super Saints
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Soucek to Podence worth a -4?

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

                      No.

                  12. FPL_trail_runner
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    I dont understand why people are generally against big in midfield

                    Past few years multiple big options would have been best template set and forget team

                    Salah KDB Mane last year
                    Hazard Sterling Salah before
                    Sanchez Salah Sterling 2 years ago

                    I may just roll with Salah KDB Sterling this year and maximize the City attack.

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

                      Because it messes up the team balance and makes it harder to get the rest of the team right.

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

                        But each year the best 11 still has it. Just matters to find those underpriced type players ( Hamez DCL potentially and more).

                  13. Sun Jihai
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Pulisic back next week do we think?

                    WBA = most big chances in the league conceded (8), joint most goal attempts in box conceded (24), worst xG conceded (6.8, next worst is 4.5)

                    Werner the 3rd most transferred out player in the game ahead of it!

                    1. Vazza
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Stats can be misleading sometimes. Chelsea have looked awful recently

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

                      Pick 1 for wildcard please

                      A....zaha

                      B...foden

                      Thanks

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

                        A.
                        Talisman
                        Nailed
                        Dives ,gets penalties.

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

                        What's the rest of the team like?

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

                      Hello all, how's this GW3 Wildcard looking folks?

                      Ryan (Steele)
                      Trent Justin Taylor (Mitchell, Dallas)
                      KDB Salah Son James Zaha
                      Mitro DCL (Bamford)

                      Thanking you in advance 🙂

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

                        That midfield is lush.

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

                          Thanks 12th Man, do u think Martinez(+Steer) or Ryan(+Steele) combo for GK's?

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

                      Werner dropping tonight? -100.7 on FPLStatistics.