Pro Pundits - Darren

Why I’m lining up for FPL Gameweek 3 without any Chelsea players

A Fantasy Premier League veteran of 11 years, Darren Wiles has an incredible track record with three top 1k finishes in the last four seasons.


With so many favourable match-ups in Gameweek 3, I am feeling confident about the next round of Fantasy Premier League.

It has been a positive start thus far, anyway, with 80 and 90-point hauls in the first two Gameweeks taking me to a total of 170 and an overall rank of 29k.

The goals have been flying in so far and I have been lucky enough to capitalise on the early glut of double-digit returns. But all of that is in the past, and it’s what happens this weekend that matters now.

Here is what my team looks like for Gameweek 3 and the reasons behind some key decisions.

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  1. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    Play KWP or Mitchell?

    Also playing McCarthy

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Kwp

    2. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Wouldn’t double up on Saints defence. Go Mitchell, could get an assist

    3. Dash4
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Double Southampton my biggest mistake so far...I would look at other options.

    4. JURGENAUT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Is this team G2G?

      McCarthy
      TAA / Doherty / Mitchell
      Salah / KDB / Hamez / Zaha / Soucek*
      Werner / Ings

      Bench: Steer / Justin* / Douglas / Brewster

      * I am currently thinking of playing Soucek over Justin. Would you do the same?

      Cheers

      1. Major League Shocker
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Yes

    5. Netters2018
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Am i gtg? Or any changes?

      Martinez
      Coady, Saiss, VVD
      Salah, Son, Zaha, KDB
      Jimi, DCL, Wood

      1. wildnothing
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Very nice

      2. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Different but I don’t mind it

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Maybe Coady to James

    6. southernrocker1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Podence - how many games do we think he is going to start now? His rotation risk worries me.

      1. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        At least he’s only 5.5 and not the end of the world if he misses the odd game

      2. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        He's safe for now.

    7. XABI 15
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Would you rather:

      1. Havertz Wood
      2. Werner Podence (have Jimenez)

      1. UnitedFan
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        2 imo

      2. Cynical
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        2

    8. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      RP

      Saint-Maximin > Podence worth a hit?

      1. Cynical
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Yes

      2. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Earlier in the week to avoid the prices rises/ falls. Yes.

    9. timawflowers
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Who to wc
      A - Zaha, salah, kdb, son, James Rod
      B - foden, salah, kdb, son, James Rod
      C - Zaha, sterling, kdb son, James rod

    10. The Wizard of Ozil
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      How we looking?

      Martínez
      James - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey,Mitchell)
      Salah - KDB - Foden - Son (Reed)
      DCL - Werner - Jiménez

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Like it a lot actually.

        No Taa. But it means you can have those attackers.

    11. Wirbelwind
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Lamptey or Taylor for my 4.5 mid?

    12. Garfield1001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Podence or Foden?

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Foden

      2. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Now jesus is out. Foden.

    13. I Member
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Really need Martial to produce the goods after selling Ings for him last week.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        .

    14. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Would it be insane to double on Wolves' defence rather than opt for Chelsea's James? Wolves are a better defence and someone like Semedo seems more nailed on than James.

      1. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Not insane at all.

      2. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        I’d get James now and maybe switch to Semedo once we see how he plays

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          think this is the route

      3. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        I'd assess after a few more gameweeks. Monitor the game time.

      4. Igzie08
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        I’m thinking of doing that

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Same, but it does automatically lock out Podence who may be the best 5.5 mid, at least for now

          Semedo Castagne Reece

          Justin 4.6 too

      5. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Semedo not nailed before he starts a game... Wolves looks better attacking and less in defence

    15. Cynical
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Reckon Werner drops tonight?

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Unfortunately for my WC I don’t think it’s going to happe

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        No, he’s gone from -90 to -70, people are buying him

      3. thegaffer82
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Hope so. I’ll lap up that 0.1 discount

      4. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Decent captain option, buying not selling

    16. The Truth Is...
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Helder costa or jack harrison?

    17. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Evening all, on a WC, what do you think -

      Salah + Lamptey or TAA + 8.5 mid (Havertz/Mahrez, Son at a push)

      Thanks!

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Who are your other mids?

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Yeah need to see the team

        2. mox81
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          KDB, Foden, James, 4.5

          Also have Robertson -

          Martinez (4.0)
          Saiss, Robertson, XXX, (Mitchel, Dunne)
          KDB, XXX, Foden, James, 4.5
          Jimi, DCL, Werner

          I rarely put money on bench!

    18. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Which pair?

      A) Foden + Ings
      B) Mahrez + Adams

      1. fantasy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        A

      2. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        A

      3. Cynical
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        A

    19. fantasy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Which do you think guys?
      A: VVD & JROD
      B: TAA & Foden

      1. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        B

      2. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        I've gone for B

      3. Cynical
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        B

      4. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        B

    20. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      My WC ultimately comes down to Werner, or Son... who’s the better WC choice & which team would you prefer?

      A:
      Martinez (Steer)
      Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey & Dallas)
      Salah - KDB - Foden - Podence (Alzate)
      Werner - DCL - Jimmy

      B:
      Martinez (Steer)
      Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey & Dallas)
      Salah - KDB - Foden - Podence - Son DCL - Jimmy (Brewster)

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        I’d give Werner the next 2 and Son long term after that

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Yeah I’m super nervous of not owning Werner this week!

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Doesn't B cost 0.5m less as well?

        For that alone, you can get an upgrade on Taylor/Dallas.

        I'd do B anyway. Son is priority for me.

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Yeah 0.5m cheaper for B, I’m just worried about not owning Werner for this week.

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            You can't own anyone. It's fine.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              *everyone

      3. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        A

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks mate

      4. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        A

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks bud

      5. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        A for me- Son not going to get same space that Southampton allowed but WBA might let a few in again

    21. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Spent the day away on an island.

      Anything I should know about? Any players out that might not play? Team is pretty locked in now I think.

      Martinez Forster
      Semedo Saiss James Lamptey Mitchell
      Salah KdB Son Havertz Foden
      Jimenez DCL Davis

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Jesus injured thats about it. Team looks great

      2. Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        If you could bring 1 off the players in your team on a trip to a desert island, who would it be?

    22. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Whats best for this WC draft?
      Martinez (Steer)
      VVD James XXX (Lamptey Mitchell)
      Sterling KDB Son Havertz XXX
      Jimenez DCL XXX

      A) Adams, Burke, Saiss
      B) Foden, Brewster, Vinagre(Cant afford Saiss)

      1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        B.

        C. Taylor instead of Vinagre

    23. Ahtikullervo
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      McCarthy
      Saiss Vinagre Keane
      Brüno KDB Foden Hamez
      Mitrovic Werner (c) Vardy

      Steer Thiago Gabriel Holding

      What could be done better?

      1. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        WC?

        1. Ahtikullervo
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          No

    24. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Where will Sterling play with Jesus out?

      1. Cynical
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Probably CF

      2. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        False 9 unless Pep has other ideas.

      3. fplofagooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Don't know. Could be false 9. Could be a 4-2-2-2 with mahrez.

        1. Podorsky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          To get ahead, might be an idea to bring in and punt on Sterling C rather than KDB. Got burned by C Sterling rather than KDB last game, last season though.

      4. bench boost for every gamew…
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Ask pep
        Does it really matter

    25. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Last check in boys, all replies appreciated

      Guaita - Forster
      Virgil - Saiss - Lamptey - Kean - Mitchell
      KDB - Salah - Zaha - Barnes - Grealish
      Jimmy - Ings - Brewster

      😮

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Tony approves good luck man

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Cheers Tony, I don't even have you#

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        No Everton attack and no Son doesn't appeal to me, but you have a ton of PK takers there so I guess that's your bet. Everyone appears to be starting from that lot.

        Nice team.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Cheers camzy. Yes ,nailed player and pk takers is a general theme

    26. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Hi all, which combo On WC?

      A) Justin + Bamford (play 3-4-3)
      B) Castagne + Brewster ( play 3-5-2)

      Thanks in advance

    27. icanseethroughyou
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      McCarthy (Ryan)
      Digne, TAA, Justin (Holding, Egan)
      Aubameyang, ASM, Greenwood, Alli (Minamino)
      Werner, Watkins, Richarlison

      Looking to do a 4pt hit to sort my midfield and move up the table...
      1) ASM & Auba -> Podence & KDB
      2) ASM & Minamino -> Podence & Foden ?

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        1. Get KDB

        1. icanseethroughyou
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          Isn’t he a doubt? Also wondering whether ppl may regret letting Auba go so quickly.

    28. The Truth Is...
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Helder costa or jack harrison???

      1. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Jack's numbers stank v FUL, get Costa.

        1. The Truth Is...
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          cheers mate

    29. EWH2020
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Please let me know your thoughts on this lot.

      Martinez
      TAA, James, Taylor
      KDB, Sterling, Havertz, Son, Podence
      DCL, Jimi

      Steer, Vinagre, Mitchell, Brewster

    30. Das Boot
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Ah well, will be behind the sofa on Sunday while the City game is on but other than that feel happy with my team

      Ryan

      Saiss, TAA, James, Baldock

      Son. Haevertz. Salah

      Bamford. Werner Kane (c)

    31. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Tas & Lamptey better option than Robbo & Justin?

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Taa**

        1. The Truth Is...
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          yes

        2. Das Boot
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          As a quick look Schmeichel had 4 more clean sheets than Ryan suggesting that Leicester are tighter defensively. go with Justin

      2. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        for sure

      3. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        No. TAA 39 points more than Robb in similar minutes. Ignore that last comment

      4. fplofagooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Nothing against taa but how about Robbo and Lamptey.

        Could save 0.5 to invest elsewhere.

    32. Bennyboy1907
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        BEST TEAM WITHOUT LIV DEF !!RMT WC:

        Martinez (steer)

        Reece Shaw Saiss (Lamptey) (mitchel)

        Salah KDB Hamez Foden greenwood

        Werner Jiminez (Brewster)

        How does it look? Is it worth the none liv defence risk yes or no?

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          It's fine. A decent calculated risk.

          I prefer other picks to Greenwood and Hamez (both good but not great options) but it's strong overall.