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. YEAH PITCH!
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Play

    McCarthy

    Ryan

    1. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      McCarthy for me

    2. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      McCarthy

  2. H-SF
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Start Mitchell or KWP?

    1. Congressman
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      KWP

  3. The Littlest Robbo
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Last spot on wc:

    A. Wood
    B. Zaha
    C. Barnes

    1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      tough. idk. maybe A since there are more options to go to in that range

    2. Sterling Archer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Zaha

    3. Cynical
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      C

    4. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I'd say Zaha right now, but i wouldn't keep him for long. Just take him for the price rises

      He's peno taker and trying to get a transfer, so should be better than the other two in the short term.

  4. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Saiss Davies Mitchell
    Salah KDB(c) Son Podence
    Werner Ings

    Button Justin Brewster Bissouma

    0.5 itb, 0 FT

    Good to go??

    Thanks

    1. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Template, so G2G

  5. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1. Son Werner
    2. Salah Mitro

    1. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2 for me right now, but it's very close. Get them all?

      1. Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        can't get them all have sterling and KDB

  6. Boo Ya Ka Sha
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    One of the last decisions..

    A) Jimenez + Digne

    B) Werner + Reece

    1. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jimenez is guarenteed to return over the next 6, but Werner could go huge this week... A for me, just.

      1. Boo Ya Ka Sha
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Right. It's definitely a bet going without Werner.

    2. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I like Jimenez's steady returns, so probably go with A. However why not go Jimenez & Reece, that 1m could come in really handy

    3. jc001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

  7. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Now that we have a plethora of mid price options both in midfield and forward positions, I've just come to think that the primary argument to choose a 4.5 mid is not the like for like comparison betwen 4.5 mid (Bissouma, Stephens etc) or 4.5 forward (Brewster, Davis), but rather the fact that we have 3 forward slots and 5 midfield slots - so a flexible 343 - 442 setup is the most flexible

  8. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Does the Jesus injury make Foden more attractive? Nailed-ish for next two games?

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      what jesus injury??

      1. Sam-not-so-wise
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        he died on the cross for us... haven't you read the bible?

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          hahaha walked into that one, but i try to stick to reading books written in this millenia lol

        2. osceola31909
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          LOL

      2. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        did i just save your WC team? ;b

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          well was thinking of holding onto werner on WC so can get jesus in next GW but that changes everything

          Foden and Sterling are safer choices now

    2. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He deserves starts regardless but in one sense the player pool is smaller but there are still options that could bench him.

      1. jaguar shark
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Would you pick over Podence for the next two?

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Adama a real option if you are in the 6.5m range

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Adama has barely been in games ; Podence was eveywhere. . . same with Foden. Adama can explode but largely he's been a liability.

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

              Adama been at RWB, not anymore

    3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      i think so. less options for Pep to choose from

  9. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Werner isnt going to drop today is he

    1. Rondon9
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Nope

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No chance - heading upwards fast

    3. Boo Ya Ka Sha
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      just another reason why im starting to dislike how fpl conducts business.

  10. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this WC draft? Is it GTG?

    Martinez
    VVD, James, Saiss
    Salah, KDB, Son, Rodriguez, Podence,
    Calvert-Lewin, Jimenez

    Forster, Lamptey, Mitchell, Brewster

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Very similar to mine

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 hours ago

        Switch VVD for Robbo and u have my team good luck

  11. Tricky FC
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    sterling or salah?
    with jesus confirmed out in mind.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      im just finding out about jesus injury and immediately though sterling over salah

      1. Tricky FC
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        exactly same here

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

          If on wildcard I'm thinking it's an attacking move

  12. cnewman7
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Play one:

    A) McCarthy
    B) Ryan

  13. Igz08
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Advice on this lot anyone?

    WC

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

    Got a 0.5 ITB for an upgrade, which is probably Dunne -> C. Taylor/Vinagre

    1. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Why don’t you just get Taylor in now?. How long I had Dunne got?.

      1. Igz08
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Yeah, I'm thinking of just doing that now but worried Sterling will backfire and I'll want Mane or that Vinagre will keep his place (prefer him to Taylor)

  14. Tricky FC
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    also. when do wildcard transfers kick in with regards to price rises? tonight? or start of gameweek?

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      The transfers happen at the moment you do the transfers. Using the prices at that moment.

      The only thing that happens at the deadline is that they won't subtract your points for your transfers

      1. Igz08
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I don't think that's what was asked, but rather when are the wc transfers added to the transfer total and affect the players price rises

        1. Tricky FC
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          yes you are right

          1. Igz08
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Yeah I have no idea tho sorry mate

  15. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    On Wc.
    How does this look?

    Martinez
    Janes-Saïss-Lamptey-James
    Salah-KDB-Son-Foden -Burke
    Ings-Jimi-DCL

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Are you okay going without Pool defence?

      1. Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Hmm not 100%
        Trying to fit son in basically

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Or perhaps drop Ings? Gets no points for CS and less for goals scored?

        2. Igz08
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          downgrade Ings and you'll have it

          1. Old Gregg
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks. Yeah mitro or another 6.0m will do it.

  16. Steager
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A) Saiss

    or

    B) James

    Also is Holding nailed as a 4.5 option?

  17. FPL_WILDCARD
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Wilson to Mitro for a -4?

    1. Cynical
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No

      1. Belli2007
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Not for a hit

  18. Tozier
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Sorry if this gets asked a lot but - what's with half of the predicted lineups in Team News still not being available by Friday evening?

  19. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Torres bandwagon starts Sunday night.

    Calling it now!

    3-1 City

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      *Mahrez

  20. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Going Sterling over Salah on WC.

    My thinking is that Sterling scores more in the next 2, especially with Leeds next week, and Salah playing away. Salah's record against Arsenal is good but i think this is a different Arsenal team than we are used to seeing. Tierney playing on the left will cause Salah problems.

    My other reason is that all my cash league rivals have Salah and KDB only. Wildcarding allows me the luxury of bringing Sterling in also. Could go well or horribly wrong lol.

    I have KDB(c)

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Tierney will certainly not cause Salah problems.

  21. Pegilagi
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Martinez

    Saiss / Taylor / James
    Son / Salah / Costa / KDB
    Werner / Mitrovic / Jimenez

    Bench: Ryan - Mitchell - Ceballos - Justin

    What you think?

    1. jaguar shark
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      If you're on WC, this might be the opp to punt on Sterling for a couple games.

      1. Pegilagi
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Im on WC and this is exactly what Im considering. Hard choice.. Cheers for comment!

    2. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Very nice, except for Ceballos. He is not FPL material, try going for a nailed 4.5M or Soucek.

      1. Pegilagi
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I have 0,9 in bank.. podence instead?

        1. Belli2007
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          yes, Podence a much better option

    3. Igz08
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Ceballos hmmmm

  22. Atletico Junior
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this final WC team?

    Martinez (4M)

    Robertson - Taylor - Lamptey (Mitchell, Dunne)

    Salah - KDB - Son - Podence (Anguissa/Burke)

    Werner - Jimenez - DCL

  23. Genji3lade
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this Midfield Heavy WC? Stripped the defence for funds, 0.0 ITB exactly!

    Martinez (Steer)
    Saiss James Dunne (Mitchell, Ferguson)
    Salah Sterling KDB Podence Son
    DCL Jiminez (Brewster)

    Leave as it is or downgrade Son > Foden for funding a better defense?

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I could see a week where you have 1 (or 0 defenders) in the next month or so

  24. Tricky FC
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    is sterling kdb and foden overkill or just looking good value for money

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      I've gone KDB sterling mahrez lol

    2. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Was just going to ask the same question very tempted but are you looking longer term? Surely Leicester won't be that easy a pushover?

      1. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Leicester are a terrible defence

      2. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Is jonny evans still suspended?

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

          no

      3. Tricky FC
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        ndidi is injured for them and key. evans comes in, first game for him

    3. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Sterling KDB Foden with a good sub

    4. osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      LOL. I just logged on to ask this same question.

  25. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is tomori nailed?

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      i don't think so
      thiago silva will play

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

      No

    3. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Talk of a loan move to Everton. Not sure what happened about that

  26. Totti
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    guys my last draft on wildcard 🙂

    need your help plz

    martinez steer
    Robertson lamtey justin mitchell dunne
    salah KDB son foden burke
    werner mitrovic jimenez

    0 itb
    Any suggestions?

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

      Dunne and Justin are short term, but if you know that, no worries

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        yes i know
        but what do u think excluding those

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 1 day ago

          It's pretty template. Decent side.

  27. McCann37
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Does kdb have a concussion?

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

      No

  28. Steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Jesus out for at least 3 weeks.
    7 weeks until kun comes back

    Delap could be gold, but surely sterling will play up front for a few weeks?

  29. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Which option to fill the gaps on wc??

    Martinez steer
    X X Lamptey Mitchell Ferguson*
    Salah kdb son X Burke
    Werner jimi dcl

    A) robbo taylor soucek
    B) vvd saiss soucek
    C) james/coleman saiss foden

  30. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Any help here appreciated.

    It was probably a bit silly not doing ASM > Podence before the price rise. Considered it and came so close but shyed away from the hit.

    Should I still make the move now for a -4? Or just risk having ASM or Justin play?

    Team below
    McCarthy
    TAA Davies Taylor Mitchell
    Salah KDB Son ASM
    Werner Martial

    Nyland Justin Davis Bissouma

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes for me.