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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. L S P
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    One last time:

    What's the better way to trim .5 from my DEF?

    A) Tierney-> 5.0 (Coady?)
    B) Egan->4.5 (Lamptey?)

    Other suggestions at those pricepoints welcome...

    Cheers.

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. Hospital Pass
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      If Coady becomes your only Wolves defender, A.

    3. Aubamewho
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

  2. Aubamewho
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Bench one, please?

    A) TAA
    B) Davies
    C) Justin
    D) Mitchell
    E) Vinagre

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      C

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Why would TAA even be on that list?

      1. Aubamewho
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Thought it might help with choice.

  3. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Foden false 9 please Pep

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      where is jesus?

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Injured

        1. Totti
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          won't play on sunday?

          1. Meinhoff
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Nope

    2. Hart-ake
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      surely Sterling up top. Foden a great option either way I think.

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah probably, just hoping for some Pep improvisation. And I also think Sterling is not that great playing up top

  4. timawflowers
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Zaha or foden?

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Foden

  5. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Captain who?

    A) Kdb
    B) Sterling
    C) Werner
    D) Salah

    1. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. Stormbringer22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

    3. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A

  6. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Mendy 4.5 Leicester now that Ndidi is our best option?

  7. Steager
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Any chance of Pep giving Delap ago, might be a better option than Brewster at 4.5.

    Jesus out for a few games.

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

      Can’t see it

  8. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Was debating KDB Sterling double up before jesus news but followed the crowd and got KDB in and thought about keeping hold of Bruno for one more week now I'm tempted to ditch Bruno for a -4 and bring in Sterling I also have Martial?bwill I need to make the move tonight is Sterling likely to rise Bruno to fall?

    Mccarthy
    TAA KWP Taylor Mitchell
    Salah KDB Bruno Rodriguez
    Martial Mitrovic

    Nyland Ceballos Saliba Davies

    Cheers

  9. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Will Foden play forward when Mahrez also starts?

    1. Aubamewho
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I think Mahrez covers sterling spot.

  10. W
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC please?

    Martinez
    Robbo / Saiss / Justin
    Salah / KDB / Son / Havertz
    DCL / Jiminez / Bamford

    Steer // Burke / Lamptey / Mitchell

    Thanks!

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Don’t like bamford

      1. W
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Who would you swap him for and where do you find the funds?

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

          Ppl will probs recommend Podence in a 3-5-2 instead. Imo go Justin > 4.5 and Bamford > Adams

  11. HenrikFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    De Bruyne Salah Son Podence __

    DCL Brewster __

    Which pair to fill last two front spots on WC?

    A) Jimenez J. Rodríguez
    B) Werner Foden

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

      Both good

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

      I'm on A atm but not comfortable without Chelsea attack

    3. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Jimenez foden. Save the money

      1. HenrikFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers.

        Appreciate the feedback!

  12. Hart-ake
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Looking likely that Bamford rises tonight?

    1. Goro Majima
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Not at the moment.

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

    Thoughts on the Werner vs. KDB captaincy debate? For me, they are clearly the best two options. Werner with the better fixture but playing away, De Bruyne with a harder fixture but playing at home. I'm not sure whether Jesus being out makes a big difference or not - maybe it guarantees KDB playing an attacking role?

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

      If tammy starts and Werner out wide I'm not sure if helps Timo. It could do as space might be there for him or Havertz to attack

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

        Yes it's a really tough choice. I think I will go with KDB because there are less doubts. I think he is the risk-averse choice.

      2. fplofagooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Why do you think Tammy might start as cf? Because of his performance in the league cup?
        Equally impressive was mount imo. Which makes it a selection conundrum for lamps.

        Werner did a lot of run ins vs Brighton and he was limited with opportunities against pool (not his fault). Was given a week rest too.

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

          Going off what Chelsea supporting mates think. They feel it's a game of Lampard will give Tammy a run out will be this one.

  14. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Correct order?
    Play: Vinagre (whu)
    1st bench: Ayling (shu)
    2nd: Soucek (WOL)

    Logic being CS betting odds basically 🙂

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

      Yeah I agree

  15. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Solid WC draft? My worry is being Trent-less.

    Martinez
    Van Dijk, Chilwell, Semedo
    Salah, KDB, Rodríguez, Foden, Podence,
    Jimenez, Ings
    (Steer, Justin, Mitchell, Brewster)

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

      Ings to DCL and get Trent? Or dont want to double up on Everton attack?

      1. adstomko
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Don't want double Everton attack. Tough fixtures soon

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

          Good point. I cant decide between James or DCL atm

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

          looking at the same myself on wc
          something has to give, either Everton attack is the real deal vs Palace team that have seemingly improved - but which one is it?
          Have my doubts on Palace

  16. Mikel Arteta
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    1 FT, 0.5 itb. Good to go?

    Ryan
    TAA Robertson Saiss Ayling
    KDB(c) Son Havertz
    Martial Ings DCL

  17. buttsy9
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Wildcard attempt, GTG or any changes recommended?

    Patricio (Ryan)
    James - Saiss - Digne (Mitchell) (Justin)
    Son - KDB - Rodriguez - Foden (Jorginho)
    Werner - DCL - Jiminez

    1. Steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      I like it, but no Salah?

      Too much spent on gks in my opinion.

      1. buttsy9
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Risky not to have Salah I know (I am Reds fan too!) not sure how else to shoehorn him in. Plumped for Patricio because of Wolves run of games coming up - it's either him or a 4.5m but don't really fancy any of them.

    2. Steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      But you can get wolves def for .5 less?

      1. buttsy9
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Good point but already got Saiss... which 4.5m Gk would you go for?

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

      can't see more than 1 game where you'd bench Patricio over the next 10 so no need for Ryan

      1. buttsy9
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Good shout but Wolves back-up keeper isn't 4.0m unfortunately so any pick would just be bench fodder.

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

          as long as you're happy to carry the extra 0.5m not being used

    4. Steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      But bench fodder is fine. I’m probably cursing him here, but how often does a gk get injured or sent off?

      1. buttsy9
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Makes sense, and the extra 0.5 could be used to better effect elsewhere.

        Are Rodriguez, Jiminez, Digne sensible picks or should I downgrade them to get Salah?

  18. Wirbelwind
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Last wc fiddling

    A) hard on leeds: klucht/Bramford
    B) foden / brewster (as bench)

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

      B for me - with Jesus out as well, Foden should play.

    2. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

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

    No viable bench, or Jesus to Jiminez for a -4?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Raul is a good investment for a hit, yeah.

  20. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Last place on the WC will set the formation. Which one guys?

    A. Play 4-4-2 Digne,

    B. Play 3-5-2 Foden,

    C. Play 4-3-3 Mitro

  21. n-doggg
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Captain

    A. Werner
    B. Kdb

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

      See my comment above. I think I'm going to go with KDB for the home fixture.

  22. Razmataz
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Thoughts on Werner...

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He'll score, not a brace though. VC

  23. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    In a 6 man draft league: Who do you prefer?

    A) Chilwell
    B) Podence
    C) Tarkowski

    1. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      B

    2. Steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Chilwell

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

    Stephens now at Burnley, is he a decent 5th mid choice now?

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      When did he move?

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

      Meh

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

      Very boring but I assume he will be nailed on to play every match.

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

        Alternatives would be Anguissa or Bissouma. Much of a muchness, I presume

    4. Steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Yes I think so. Bissouma would be my first choice but the red card made me consider Anguissa. However if you are feeling brave Burke. That’s who I’ve gone with, due to comments on the scoutcast and the scout video from guy who’s wildcarding

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

        Please enlighten me on the merits of going with Burke

        1. motty47
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Currently playing as out of position striker for Sheffield utd

    5. Steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      4.5m mf. Playing up front. Wilder praising him for bringing something different in terms of pace. He stayed on the pitch when Egan got sent off, as mcburnie was sacrificed.

      As a 4.5m bench fodder punt, what’s not to like?

  25. lifes a pitch
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Zaha or J Rod?

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

      z

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Wilf for now.

    3. Steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Jrod. I was on Wilfried at the start of my wildcard, but he scores a few every season, then does nothing for months. Maybe this season will be different, but surely Everton will score more, keep more clean sheets and finish higher than palace?

  26. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Repost

    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)

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      A with James is template.
      B isnt great

      1. Danstoke82
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Looks like A then!

  27. boroie
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Is Podence currently guaranteed a start?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      No, and his finishing was so bad v citeh. He's ahead of Neto atm, not by much though.

    2. gonzalocampos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      He has played solid for two weeks in a row. Would you take him out of your own team?

  28. wildnothing
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    RMWCT please

    What about this wc draft?

    Martinez Steer
    VVD Saiss Lamptey KWP Dunne
    KDB Sterling Havertz Barnes Foden
    Jimenez DCL Mitrovic

  29. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    G2G?

    Martinez
    Ayling, James, Saiss
    KDB(c), Son, Foden, Salah, JRod
    DCL, Jimi

    Steer, Castagne, Lamptey, Brewster

  30. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Not a good sign when my wilcard team is almost identical with scout pics