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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. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Hold Saiss hold. Only 87 more minutes...

  2. RoyaleBlue
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How on earth does sterling not get a yellow for the dive then????

    1. ivantys
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Favoritism

      • GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Same reason City are still eligible for CL.

      • Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Coz it looks like a slip

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Hes English

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sterling is world class diver

    3. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Sterling looking hungry...lets see how this goes. Auba to Sterling up next

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Really hungry, poor thing cant stay on his feet.

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Couldnt watch the game, haircut and socks aside - how did Grealish look ?

    5. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Clear yellow for Sterling? No contact, dive. I dont understand.

    6. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vardy -> jimi for -4
      Or
      Vardy/ asm -> jimi/ kdb for -8
      Or
      Do nothing... given already used FT

      1. fussballstadion
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Just swap out ASM

    7. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      How can you afford that -8?

    8. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      You have actually got to be kidding me if Vinagre is now going to be in the team

    9. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vinagre coming on for Wolves

    10. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vinagre wagon!!!!

    11. Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vinegar benchwonkers PUNISHED

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Who's he on for?

    12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vinagre bandwagon?

    13. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vinagre is back!

      1. Ser Davos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        wow, things get stranger

    14. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Any thoughts on the better double up?

      Mane + Salah

      Sterling + KDB

      Sterling's pace to win pens and KDB then taking them entices

    15. Will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I’m fairly certain I need to WC this team:

      McCarthy/Steer
      TAA/Shaw/Egan/Vinagre/Tierney
      Salah/Auba/ASM/Greenwood/Soucek
      Adams/DCL/Martial

      I figure Steer/Tierney/Vinagre/Egan/Auba/ASM and possibly Adams/Soucek/Greenwood need to go.

      I’d rather wait for the transfer window to close, but the team is dropping in value already.

      Agree/disagree?

      Thanks

    16. FPLShaqiri
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      VINAGRE!!!

    17. BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Spurs playing very expansive football here, very unlike Mourinho

    18. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vinagre wagon back on.

    19. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Vinagre on WC 4.4. We can dream!!

    20. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      This game has me watching for:

      Saiss & Ake
      Podence & Neto
      Jimi & Jesus
      KDB & Sterling

    21. ivantys
        2 months, 10 days ago

        omg vinagre

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Vinagre on

      • ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Vinegar!!!!

      • GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Not watching the match--What is going on with Vinagre?

        1. NATSTER
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Mascal seems to be injured, so Vinagre subbed on.

        2. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          he's playing football

      • Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Loool you cant make this up

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          You can though

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Who's he on for?

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Marc Al

      • Tsssst
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        This Marcal fella oop again, any reason to overlook him?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          😀

        2. Tsssst
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Timing on that. Not watching the game, what did he do?

        3. Iceball
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          On monitor. Might double up with Saiss

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Any word on how long Marcal is out for?

        1. Drizz ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Looks like 2 months hammy

        2. Corgzzzz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Deffo 82 mins

        3. Meinhoff
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          She literally went out 20 seconds ago

        4. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          He just walked off the pitch fella. Probably only going to hear after the game

      • Silecro
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        i would be so pissed right now if i've done vinagre out for -4 as planned