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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. Chuism
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Pick one WC team for GW3:

    (1)
    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA - Saiss - Lamptey (Mitchell - 4.5)
    Salah - Prodence - KDB - J.Rodríguez (Burke)
    Jimenez - Werner - DCL (4.5)

    OR

    (2)
    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA - Saiss - Lamptey - Castagne (Mitchell)
    Salah - KDB - J.Rodríguez - Son (Burke)
    Jimenez - DCL (4.5)
    0.4m in the bank

    OR

    (3)
    Martinez (Steer)
    TAA - Saiss - James - (Lamptey, Mitchell)
    Salah - Prodence - KDB - J.Rodríguez - Foden (Burke)
    Kane - DCL (4.5)
    0.3m in the bank

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2

    2. Blzbobuk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C having a 6th midfielder is a big differential

  2. Alisson WondHaaland
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Just a warning from someone who refused to get KDB for the whole of last season: Dont do it. Its too painful to watch KDB haul 17 points while your captain Sterling gets benched

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I had the same issue w Salah haha

  3. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    On WC

    Tempted with Jesus KDB double up tbh