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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. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Penalty to City

  2. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Not a fan of Sterling's new haircut. This will contribute to my KDB/Sterling decision.

  3. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    KDB on penalties

  4. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    It begins.

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    KDB wins pen.

    Stupid Saiss.

  6. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Peno

  7. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Auba to KDB done...

  8. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Should have done Auba to KDB or start with him on the bench

  9. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Lol. That's not pen. He didnt even touch him

  10. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    'Clever' Kevin.

  11. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    KDB G

  12. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    C'mon folks get rid of Soucek, so I can get him cheap.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      You will be able to get him for around 0.7m cheaper in 3 GWs.

  13. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Silly

  14. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    KDB essential... shocker

  15. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Nobody noticed there’s a ball boy running around on the flank in a Wolves strip?

  16. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Kevs back

  17. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Yes KDB!! Saving my Gameweek!!!

  18. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Not watching. Who's looking better so far sterling, jesus or kdb?

    1. Lucackadoodledoo
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      All lookin good. Kdb steals the show though

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Auba > kdb on the cards

  19. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    KDB owners still casuals now? 😎

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Brain dead defending.

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    KDB > Sterling

  22. Differentiator
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    KEVIN WAGON STARTS

  23. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    DIVE TASTIC

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Not that it wasn't a daft challenge.

  24. ivantys
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Dumb Saiss he was going nowhere

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Beautiful peno

    • Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lool kdb > Sterling on a wildcard now

      1. BobbyV
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Sideways...

    • BobbyV
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      As you were...

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

      Even Wolves have caught the current plague of moronic defending

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        No one defends anymore...

    • TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      KDB TRAIN

    • Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      KdG G (pen)
      No assist