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Wolverhampton Wanderers forward an unsung hero this season

Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Adama Traore is one of the unsung heroes for the club this season and brilliant addition to any Fantasy Premier League side at the moment. The former Barcelona B player has recorded two goals and two assists in the Premier League while bagging 43 FPL points.

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Traore’s 16-point haul against Manchester City in gameweek 8 remains his best performance to date as his two goals gave Wolves a dramatic late win away.

The Wolverhampton Wanderers forward was a key part of the team’s win over Aston Villa at the weekend as he popped up once more with a big performance. Traore’s cross led to Raul Jimenez’s game-winning goal.

Traore achieved a unique feat against his former team Aston Villa by being the first Premier League player to complete 10 dribbles in a single league match this term.

After eight gameweeks, Traore is just one point behind his FPL points total from 2018-19. Traore scored just one goal and tallied one assist in 884 Premier League minutes. He has nearly equalled the same minutes total from last term with 83 this term.

Adama Traore’s breakout year

This season is Traore’s breakout year with Wolverhampton Wanderers after making a move to the club in the summer of 2018 from Middlesbrough. Traore showed plenty of potential at Middlesbrough in 2017-18 scoring five goals and tallying 10 assists in 34 EFL Championship matches.

His performances for Nuno Espirito Santo’s team led to a shock call up to the Spanish national team to play Malta and Romania for the November international break. Unfortunately for Traore, he was forced to withdraw from the squad due to a hamstring injury.

The forward isn’t just shining for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. His powerful runs in the final third have helped Wolves collect nine points from 12 possible in the Europa League group stage.

Wolverhampton Wanderers are five points ahead of third-place Slovan Bratislava and can qualify for the knockout stage in their next group match in the Europa League against Besiktas.

A product of Barcelona’s academy, Traore has twice scored five goals in a single season. His five goals with Middlesbrough equalled a five-goal haul with Barcelona B in 2013-14. This season could see the Wolverhampton Wanderers forward shatter that previous career-high.

Traore is beginning to fulfil his potential at Molineaux. He should be back to full fitness for gameweek 13 against Bournemouth from the hamstring problem that ruled him out of a Spain national team call up.

The forward only costs £5.2 million in FPL and that price is on the rise. FPL managers should consider adding the Wolverhampton Wanderers forward before his pricetag rises too high.