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
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Maybe Digne-Janes and Mitro for Bam?

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

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

  3. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    A) Semedo + Son

    B) Robbo + J.Rod/Foden

    1. Shteve
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Hard to see semedo starting this weekend

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

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

        1. Shteve
          • 11 Years
          28 days, 8 hours 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
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Son -> Mahrez

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

        Werner ➡️ Mahrez instead

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

          ?

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

            Downgrade Werner or DCL

          2. Society
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 20 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      How have you afforded that team ?

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

        No Trent

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

        It’s KDB or Sterling, not both

  5. Shteve
    • 11 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    RMT please!

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

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

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

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

          Gtg imo.

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

          1. Shteve
            • 11 Years
            28 days, 8 hours ago

            Good luck!

    2. Aubamewho
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Balanced. Looks good.

      1. Shteve
        • 11 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks

  6. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    Auba to Kdb or Sterling for -4?

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

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

    2. mox81
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 8 hours 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. Igzie08
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 8 hours ago

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

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    Best option of these?

    A. TAA Zaha Jimi
    B. Robbo Foden Werner

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

      B

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

      B easily for me.

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

      B

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      B

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

      a

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

      A but Foden over Zaha

    7. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Cheers all.

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

    Which one is better?

    A) Taa & Lamptey

    B) Robbo & Justin

    1. Shteve
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      B

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

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

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

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

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

          He's great, 2 good players.

  9. R Whites
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      C

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

      bruh

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

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

    4. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Jesus

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

        injured mate 😉

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

    Bottomed

    Havertz DCL
    Hames Werner

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

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

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

      H&W

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

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

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

      Very good indeed

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

        Cheers

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

      I like it 🙂

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

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

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

      Nothing to tear apart really, I like it

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

        Thanks

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

    Lot of people buying Dunne, but is he nailed?

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

      No one really knows

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

        Thanks all.

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

      if we dont sell tarkowski he will be on the bench

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

    RMWC

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

    0.5 ITB for an upgrade somewhere ?

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

    Play KWP or Mitchell?

    Also playing McCarthy.

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

      Robertson, not TAA.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Kev

  16. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

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

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

      A

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

      A looks good, relax.

  17. Tabasco
    • 9 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours 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..

  18. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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. Igzie08
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours 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
        28 days, 8 hours ago

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

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

      This is what I’m thinking...

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

      I’m really considering him over KDB

  19. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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)

  20. Bennyboy1907
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    A Son and 5mil defender
    B Greenwood and foden

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

      A

  21. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Do it

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 8 hours 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
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          You have that without a wildcard?

          Keep for sure.

        2. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      My team except Foden Lamptey over Zaha Ferguson

  22. Genji3lade
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Son Heung Min

    2. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 8 hours 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

  23. cnewman7
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

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

      1. cnewman7
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 8 hours 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
          28 days, 8 hours ago

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

  24. Erdogan
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

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

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours 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

  25. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Probably yes.

  26. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      A

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

      B is my exact team, so... A 😀

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

          Will Semedo play or are you going with Coady?

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

            Semedo for upside. Risking it.

        2. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          28 days, 8 hours ago

          whos your captain then Camz?

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

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

            1. Rinseboy
              • 8 Years
              28 days, 8 hours 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
              28 days, 8 hours ago

              KDB ofc

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      A

    4. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      A

  27. Esalman
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 8 hours 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
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      A

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

    If you could only have 1:

    A) Robbo

    B) Son

    1. Esalman
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      B

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Robbo

  29. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    Best GK 5.0 mil or under? Including value..

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 8 hours ago

      Guiata

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

      Guiata and martinez

  30. Razmataz
    • 10 Years
    28 days, 8 hours ago

    Will Mitchell Keep his place?...

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

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