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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. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Raheem for me

  2. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Cue everyone getting in Kev and then Raheem scoring 5 next week with Kev assisting the assister 😆

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

      thats fantasy

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        It’s standard FPL karma

        Written in the stars

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      This

    3. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Inevitable 😀

  3. 420king
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What happened to Marcal? Is Vinagre an option now?

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      He walked off, didn't look on pain. Could be a twinge, and not risking it

      1. 420king
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Thanks.

  4. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    So everyone ditching Saiss now I guess.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Swift and clean

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No

  5. Del Griffith
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Well that settles that then, KDB it is. Never in doubt really

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

      Or both?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      On pen yes but what if Sterling scores 3 2nd half?

      1. Del Griffith
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sterling is a bit streaky, if you can catch his hot streaks then great but I'm sticking with Kevin..... sit back and enjoy the constant stream of points

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Where is Mahrez? Is he rotated with Foden?

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Looks like it

  7. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Need Sterling to blank tonight so i can bring him for next GW

  8. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    save it kevin for next week

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

    So what's the Consensus on Wolves defence right now?

    Saiss
    Saiss + Vinegar (No midfielder)
    Vinegar

  10. ivantys
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Saiss > Stones?

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      A) Hold
      B) Aub > KDB (-4)
      C) ASM > Zaha (-4)
      D) Wildcard

      Mcarthy
      TAA Dallas KWP
      Salah Aub Rodriguez ASM*
      Werner DCL Mitro

      steer mitchell bissouma* justin

      1. ArseneAllTheWay
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Just B

      2. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        What did you already burn your transfer on?

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

          Martial to DCL

          1. Sloane426
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Probably still B. Start Mitchell for ASM

    • Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Greenwood to Hamez for -4 worth it? Will be doing Auba to KDB too

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

        No

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Ta

    • Al Moon Yeah
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Wohooo Debryune my boy. Thank you for repaying the hit! You are so so good to me!

    • ArseneAllTheWay
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kdb > Auba
      Egan > Coady/Saiss

      Worth a -4?

    • The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Auba, Soucek > KDB, Podence looking pretty nailed on for me now.

      Worth a -4 to get a Wolves defender in? Lovely fixtures for a solid side:

      McCarthy (4.0)
      TAA, James, Taylor (Justin, Mitchell)
      Salah(C), KDB, Son, Podence (!Biss!)
      Werner (V), Richarlison, Mitro

      1. ArseneAllTheWay
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Wait and see what impact Semedo coming to wolves has. Might move Adama to RW, one of Podence or Neto miss out

        1. The Tinkerman
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I still have WC, if transfers in mess up my team I will use it when the window closes, happy to take the risk on Podence for 5.5

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      What is the maximum limit of hits before doing WC instead you reckon? Anything beyond -8?

      1. n-doggg
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Yeah

      2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        -8 is a gun to head situation for me. How bad is your team?

      3. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I’ve done a -20 before 😀

        But early in the season, I’d consider -8, but beyond that probably would use WC

    • HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Kevin De Bruyne was directly involved in 33 Premier League goals last season, more than any other player.

      He’s off the mark in 2020/2021.

      Anyone going without from gw3 onwards?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Not in penalty year

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Plenty no doubt.

        Some will have Raz instead.

        Both will have their days.

      3. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Sterling 35-32-26 in previous 3 seasons more than KDB in that time

    • MoSalalalalalalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Need Mahrez to stay on the bench so Barnes can autosub in. Draft is very interesting

      1. Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Very unlikely but one can hope.

      2. ivantys
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Hard cos pep always subs him in. I had mahrez last season and same thing happened.

      3. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Already got KDB 🙂
        .. oh wait, that's for next GW 😐

      4. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        The biggest problem with having Son is that hes not a penalty taker.

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          He's a goalscorer though. And he is 9.0m. If he was 10m+ it would be more of an issue.

      5. BobbyV
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Foden anonymous

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Pep needs to realise he is not a winger.

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

            This X1000000

          2. BobbyV
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Pep trying to Havertz him lol

      6. McGowan
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        A) Castagne, Zaha and Taa
        B) Lamptey, Salah and Van Dijk

        With top 3 I would change son to salah next week if I kept. Thanks

      7. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        KDB rising tonight

        1. Gazza2000
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Bye bye Auba, hello Kevin

      8. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Have a few issues. Tempted to hit the wildcard button! Have 1FT. What would you do with this lot?
        Ben Davies
        ASM
        Auba

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Hit.

        2. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          ASM and Auba to £5.5m and KDB for a -4.

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Name that 5.5

            1. Will J 256
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Fair enough thanks guys!

            2. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 4 days ago

              Costa at Leeds.

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

        Podence has been in good positions tbf

      10. That Was Easy!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        I've taken a -8 to get here..do I need to WC?

        McCarthy
        TAA Davies Saiss
        KDB Son James Barnes
        DCL Werner Martial

        Button; Reed, Taylor, Justin

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

          No

        2. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Davies might lose his spot. Otherwise ok.

      11. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Vinagre looking good going forward or?

      12. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        My 11 year old son is on 114pts this week with whatever else KDB adds to his haul tonight to come.

        His proud dad is on 43(-4).

        At least I did something right 😆

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

          114 points much closer to your age than his 😀

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Tell me about it!

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

          Can we get him on the Scoutcast? He's going to be a legend!

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 4 days ago

            Haha seriously. He’s been bounding round the house!

            Tbf he has (K)ane, Son, Rich, Alisson, KDB.

      13. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        What is the max number of pen takers in any potential wildcard just 8 starting?
        I assume that is wildcards tactic now?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          I think it can only be 7 unless ur defender takes them

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

            Mitrovic/Kane-Jimenez-Ings
            Fernandes-KDB-Salah-Kilch-Jorginho

            It actually is feasible as front 8 pen takers.
            I only remembered Jorginho.

      14. jorgenoj
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Should I WC?

        McCarty - Steer
        TAA - Justin - Taylor - KWP - Mitchell
        Salah - Aubameyang - J Rod - ASM - Bissouma
        Werner - Martial - Mitro

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          No

        2. Chucky
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

          no

        3. JollyGoodYellows
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 4 days ago

          Nah you'll need it more November/December time.