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. estheblessed
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    WC attempt #2 (£0.4 in the bank)

    Martinez
    Saiss, Robertson, Digne
    Podence, Salah, KDB, Son
    Bamford, DCL, Werner

    Nyland, Mitchell, Anguissa, Dunne

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Maybe Digne-Janes and Mitro for Bam?

    2. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Not a fan of Bamford. He's generally a poor finisher and Leeds' underlying stats suggest they won't keep their current returns up anyway (unless they start creating a lot more).

      Fine other than that.

  2. Wolfman180
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Whats the latest on Tierney? Any chance he starts or is he ruled out?

  3. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    A) Semedo + Son

    B) Robbo + J.Rod/Foden

    1. Shteve
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Hard to see semedo starting this weekend

      1. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Have a decent bench if he doesn't, but like him for the next few

        1. Shteve
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Fair enough, if he looks good, I'd be keen to get him in too but I'll be giving him a few weeks

  4. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thoughts?
    I acc really want Mahrez.. and one more 4.5 defender but how?

    Martinez Forster
    VVD Lamptey Saiss Ferguson Dunne
    Salah KDB/Sterling Podence Son
    Werner DCL Jimenez.

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Son -> Mahrez

      1. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Werner ➡️ Mahrez instead

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          ?

          1. Aubamewho
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Downgrade Werner or DCL

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

            To have success with Mahrez, you're probably better off with a Werner downgrade, so that you can have 0.5 more on the bench, to cover the Mahrez rotation.
            (mahrez 33 games for 175, you want 2 point per game from his sub fill in)
            Hey presto, a 200 point position for $8.5mil.

            (not all Werner downgrades are terrible : Jimenez)

    2. Dr_ban_her
        2 months, 6 days ago

        How have you afforded that team ?

        1. Cynical
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          No Trent

        2. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          It’s KDB or Sterling, not both

    3. Shteve
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      RMT please!

      Guaita
      Robbo Saiss James
      Salah Kdb Son Foden
      Jimi DCL Wood
      (nyland, Mitchell, Dunne, Anguissa)

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Looks like some good solid value picks.

        You pick that based on the rate my team tool by any chance?

        1. Shteve
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks. No, it's the outcome of hours of contemplating and tweaking all week!

          1. FPLMACKEM
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Gtg imo.

            I'm considering Adams > wood after hes played WBA.

            1. Shteve
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Good luck!

      2. Aubamewho
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Balanced. Looks good.

        1. Shteve
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks

    4. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Auba to Kdb or Sterling for -4?

      1. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yep, just pick the one you like best. Don't overthink but do overdrink.

      2. mox81
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah KDB looks essential, Sterling a nice diff and could pay off amazingly, but not sure if moving to false 9 will help.

        1. Igz08
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Am going with him, but it didn’t go to well last season did it

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Best option of these?

      A. TAA Zaha Jimi
      B. Robbo Foden Werner

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B easily for me.

      3. Goro Majima
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B

      4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B

      5. The Truth Is...
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        a

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

        A but Foden over Zaha

      7. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Cheers all.

    6. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Which one is better?

      A) Taa & Lamptey

      B) Robbo & Justin

      1. Shteve
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B

      2. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A of course, Ricardo is back end Oct so Justin will be toast.

        1. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I know and with current defence I wont start Justin so probably better get Lamptey for long term

          1. Netley Lucas
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            He's great, 2 good players.

    7. R Whites
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      On a WC, A, B, C or D?

      A. 352
      Martinez (Forster)
      TAA, Saiss, Mitchell (Justin, Lamp)
      KdB, Salah, Son, JRod, Podence
      DCL, Jimi (Brewster)

      B. 352
      Martinez (Forster)
      TAA, Saiss, Mitchell (Justin, Lamp)
      KdB, Salah, Son, Barnes, Perreira
      DCL, Jimi (Brewster)

      C. 343
      Martinez (Forster)
      TAA, Taylor, Mitchell (Justin, Lamp)
      KdB, Salah, Son, Barnes (4.5m)
      DCL, Jimi, Wood

      D. 343 +0.3m ITB
      Martinez (Ryan)
      TAA, Saiss, Mitchell (Justin, Lamp)
      KdB, Salah, Son, Pereira (4.5m)
      DCL, Jimi, Wood

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        C

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

        bruh

      3. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I like A but I just can’t shake the feeling I need a Chelsea attacker for this game

      4. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Jesus

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          injured mate 😉

    8. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Bottomed

      Havertz DCL
      Hames Werner

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A. Don't consider DCL optional for what he offers at his current price.

      2. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        H&W

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

        I'd go B, prefer the striker in both situations tho

    9. Teomi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wc- thousand... but I have a good gut feeling about this one.

      Tear it apart pls...

      Martinez (steer)
      Taa James saiss (lamptey Mitchell)
      Kdb salah Foden Havertz Podence
      Jimi Ings (Brewster)

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Very good indeed

        1. Teomi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Cheers

      2. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I like it 🙂

        1. Teomi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Let’s see if I can stay with this feeling then

      3. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Nothing to tear apart really, I like it

        1. Teomi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks

    10. Gentle_Turks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lot of people buying Dunne, but is he nailed?

      1. Igz08
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        No one really knows

      2. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        For 1 game maybe, Tarky's toe is on the mend. WHM won't pay what BUR want, he's staying.

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Thanks all.

      3. The Truth Is...
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        if we dont sell tarkowski he will be on the bench

    11. Igz08
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      RMWC

      Martínez Forster
      Robbo Saiss Dunne Lamptey Mitchell
      Sterling Son Zaha JRod KdB
      Jiménez DCL Brewster

      0.5 ITB for an upgrade somewhere ?

    12. Garfield1001
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Play KWP or Mitchell?

      Also playing McCarthy.

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

      Think my WC team is done. Now, who to captain?

      Martinez Forster
      TAA Semedo James Lamptey Mitchell
      Foden KdB Salah Podence Anguissa
      DCL Jimenez Werner

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

        Robertson, not TAA.

      2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Kev

    14. Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Desperate for help!
      A) ASM+Rodriguez>KDB+Podence (-4)
      B) Davis>Jiménez for free.

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      2. Netley Lucas
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A looks good, relax.

    15. Tabasco
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      How's she looking for the forseeable?

      Martinez (Forster)
      TAA / KWP / Castagne (Mitchell / Lamptey)
      Podence / KDB / Salah / Foden (Anguissa)
      DCL / Jimenez / Werner

      I'm buying into the idea that Spurs undef Mourinho aren't very dangerous unless teams like Southampton play a high line - is this nonsense?

      Otherwise I'd downgrade Jimé/Werner to get Son from Podence/Foden?

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        They do have very nice fixtures next 6 tho, I dont think they'll EXPLODE again like they did this week tho

      2. motty47
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I have a VERY similar wc team currently, and have the same thoughts re:spurs. Newcastle won't be so naive, and will sit deep, where son has been frustrated last season. I would only say.. j.rodrigruez? Super value at 7.5m, season keeper for me. But the jesus injury has thrown a spanner, I want Foden now.. and podence is good value, so I'm a bit stuck. Podence or dcl will go for me..

    16. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      With Jesus and aguero our, surely the best city pick is now sterling. Could be an epic month of games for him up top

      1. Igz08
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        He’s in my team, but I’m actually worried playing up too will harm him

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          He generally plays well when he’s the striker no?

      2. Tony Martial
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        This is what I’m thinking...

      3. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I’m really considering him over KDB

    17. Danstoke82
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Hi all, here is where I’m at with my WC team;

      Martinez
      TAA Saiss Mitchell
      Salah Son Foden Podence KDB(c)
      Werner DCL

      Subs: Steer Lamptey Justin Brewster

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

    18. Bennyboy1907
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A Son and 5mil defender
        B Greenwood and foden

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

      • Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hmmmm, so tempted to WC, another draft.

        Martinez
        Robbo James Saiss
        Salah KDB Son Podence Zaha
        DCL Werner

        Forster Brewster Ferguson Mitchell

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Do it

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            This is my team now

            McCarthy
            TAA James Saiss
            Salah KDB Bruno Hames Podence
            DCL Mitrovic

            Nyland Davies Brewster Ferguson

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              You have that without a wildcard?

              Keep for sure.

            2. Puntillimon
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              I would keep and hold. It’s just GW3. Your team is good on its own

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Do Ferguson > Lamptey and Zaha > Foden and you have the template WC.

          It's good I guess. I used it as my starting point and then made it a little more imbalanced towards the teams/fixtures I'm betting on.

        3. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          My team except Foden Lamptey over Zaha Ferguson

      • Genji3lade
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Who gets more points over the next 2 GWs?

        A.) Foden (Lei H, Lee A)
        B.) Son (New H, Mun A)

        I already have KDB and Sterling but still leaning A in favour of the triple up...

        1. Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Son Heung Min

        2. Pépé Pig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I actually think Foden could if he starts both. The Southampton game was a 1 off in terms of their defending and Newcastle will sit deep

      • cnewman7
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        g2g or need to get KDB / Sterling for a -4?

        McCarthy
        Digne Saiss KWP
        Salah Auba Son Podence
        Richa Werner Mitro

        Ryan Justin Bissouma* Ferg*

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Auba out for one of them for a hit is worth it imo

          1. cnewman7
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            what about given the KDB uncertainty and the Jesus injury? your thoughts?

            1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Think KDB is fine and Jesus out won't affect his points potential

      • Erdogan
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        With Jesus injured - is Sterling a better call than KDB now?

        1. Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I see the main beneficiaries of this news as Foden & Mahrez - as they are more likely to get starts

          Dont think it changes the picture all that much for KdB or Sterling.

        2. Netley Lucas
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Both great options. I prefer Raz wide cutting in but I aslo prefer Kev as a 10 with 2 DM's. Work it out if you can 😆

          *pens

      • soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        With Jesus out, Sterling likely oop right? Not that he's been great when he played up top

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Probably yes.

      • Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I cannot make up my mind. Please give me some votes to get this wildcard locked in! Rest are locked in!

        A - TAA/Robbo Podence Werner
        B - Semedo Havertz Jimi

        Martinez Steer
        Saiss James Lamptey Mitchell
        KDB Salah Son Foden
        DCL Brewster.

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          B is my exact team, so... A 😀

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I have specific reasons for imbalancing it for B.

            Mainly that I want double Wolves defense to steal a march on all the Saiss only owners and that I want to bet on Havertz after his hat-trick/his superb playing history.

            The safer, more logical route is A.

            1. Shteve
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Will Semedo play or are you going with Coady?

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Semedo for upside. Risking it.

            2. Rinseboy
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              whos your captain then Camz?

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Now I can't let you copy everything now, can I 😉

                1. Rinseboy
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  ha! Havertz the ultimate punt! But why bet against KDB the stand out choice!

                2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  KDB ofc

        3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

        4. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          thanks all A feels safer. But this season I wanted to have some more fun and risks and B feels that! tough choice.

        5. Aubamewho
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

      • Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Would you rather:

        A: McCarthy
        KWP Justin Davies Robbo
        Salah Son KDB Jrod
        Werner Mitro

        B: McCarthy
        KWP Justin Davies James
        Salah Son KDB
        Werner Mitro Richarlison

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          A

      • Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        If you could only have 1:

        A) Robbo

        B) Son

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          B

        2. Hart-ake
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Robbo

      • Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Best GK 5.0 mil or under? Including value..

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Guiata

        2. fplofagooner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Guiata and martinez

      • Razmataz
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Will Mitchell Keep his place?...

        1. Netley Lucas
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Some think PvA may go to LW/LM but I dunno, maybe, maybe not.