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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. Agger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    This season has been such a troll you just know Vinagre comes on to assist a couple goals and maybe a cheeky clean sheet and bonus

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Mitchell 1st sub, Vinegar (sic) 2nd sub.

      Neither coming on.

  2. MoSalalalalalalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Not keen on doubling up with Saiss and Vinagre

    1. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Podence/Neto aside that looks a superb double up

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Maybe, don't expect Podence to be out for long though

        1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Marcal*

  3. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Does Egan miss 1 game or 3? Will determine hold v sell..

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      1

    2. ivantys
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Should be just one, maybe a league cup if there's one in midweek.

      • GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Misses Leeds game.

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Who is the literal midget for Wolves who was next to the wall?

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Podence

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Podence. Catch up mate

      3. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Fair play, I lol'd

      4. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 4 days ago

        "Person of less achieved height" if you don't mind.

      5. Erdogan
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        It was budget version of Messi

    4. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Wow, Podence is tiny!

      1. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        you call your todger Podence?

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          🙁

    5. MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Looked like a small knock, Marcel to miss maybe one gain, in my opinion

      1. MoSalalalalalalalalah
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        game*

      2. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Thanks Dr Nick

      3. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Theres a chance he won’t play again this season.

      4. pablo discobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Small knock and you carry on on your home debut

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Marcal was only subbed cause they realised he wasn’t Portuguese.

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Lol

      2. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Hahahaha

    7. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Let's have a poll: How many weeks woul Marcal have to be out for to make Vinegar a good buy?

      1. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        4 minimum

      2. Vazza
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Until GW16

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            🙂 If only

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Too many other transfer needs to worry about Vinegar!

        • pundit of punts
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          4

      3. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Vinagre will 100% score now, cursed gameweek

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Yup

      4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        What happened to marcal?

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          His mime act wasn't working out.

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Marceau 🙂

      5. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Pretty sure it was tactical to remove Marcal against Walker

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          After 5 minutes??

        2. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Lol. Clearly injured

        3. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Walker was hardly an unknown before KO.

        4. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Because they don't make Salt & Marcal?

      6. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        4.4m defender for wolves. Thanks very much.

        Kdb looking dangerous as is sterling

      7. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Gas the way Vinagre went on on 8 mins after all the fuss.

      8. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Traoré oh dear

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Sonic the hedgehog cant pass.

      9. BenDavies
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Still 0-0. KDB and Sterling bandwagons derailed. Abandon ship.

        1. el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Season over, title stays at Anfield.

      10. ivantys
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Nuno pulling another troll

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Wildcard now and you get Vinny for 4.4
            Got a week to find out if he plays again.

        • jorgenoj
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Rate my WC.

          Martinez - Steer
          Saiss - R. James - Justin - Taylor - Mitchell
          Salah - De Bruyne - Son - J. Rodriguez - Zaha
          Werner - DCL - Brewster

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Like it.

            I'm going for similar but with Sterling instead of KDB.

          2. Vazza
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Too stale. Needs some salt and vinagre.

          3. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            People who were interested in Podence because you like saying his name, now you have seen how small he is, will that affect your decision to bring him in?

            1. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              I’ll bring him in cos he’s a damn sight better than ASM.

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Only 6ft plus guys do it for me. But if you have Sterling, you're exempt.

              1. Old Man
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                That's a bad as women saying size matters. It didn't seem to affect David Silva/Garrincha/Jimmy Johnstone etc etc (on the football pitch, not sure about elsewhere)

          4. manu4life99
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Is Son worth getting back in or just chasing pts?

          5. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Sheffield United are going to have second season syndrome, aren’t they.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              No Hendo, No Hope.
              But 3 worse teams.

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Regret Ramsdale now.

                I really don’t want to WC after 2 frickin weeks, but my gosh, my team sucks massively right now!

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Desperately need a loaner up front . . .someone with pace.

              1. Nomar
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Like Brewster, perhaps?

          6. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Jesus look around you!

          7. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Ake & Laporte . . . tight.
            Ake & Stones . . . liability

          8. Pep Roulette
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Vinagre back on radar?

            1. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              on the menu

          9. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Why doesnt Ronaldo come to Wolves?

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Because they already have their own with Vinagre

          10. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Great to see Raz, KDB, Jimmy all looking in great shape and hungry for goals...

          11. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Vinagre looking essential.

          12. thericeking
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            So podence may stop playing because traore will get pushed up thanks to new th signing?

            Is this a thing or am I making it up?

          13. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Kdb wins pen

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              KDB goal

          14. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Pen

          15. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Trying to fall a sleep and thinking which goalkeeper is better for fpl

            Martinez or Guaita.

            Exclude the penalty save pls since that is unpredictable

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Guata. Villa will concede an awful lot more than Palace.

              1. United 99 4Ever
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I want to bring in Guata, but then I won't have any $$ in the bank; if I bring in Martinez I'll have 0.5