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

    Play 1

    a) Mitchell
    b) Justin
    c) Reed

    1. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

    2. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

    3. jc001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

  2. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Have Saiss
    1. James
    2. another 5.0 Wolves defender

    1. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      1 for me.

    2. Boly Would
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      James

    3. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'm prob going with coady, if I don't need the extra cash.

  3. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Is Jonny Evans still suspended for the City game?

    1. The Littlest Robbo
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      nope

    2. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wouldn't he be red flagged on FPL if he was?

  4. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    How long will Mitchell play what do you think?

    1. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Wasn't it PVA that will replace him? Not sure when he's back.

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

        With Mitchell form, not very soon

        1. SalahFingers
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I think he's good for the moment. You should get a few price rises especially if crystal palace do well. I'm keeping right now.

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Rumors they want new left back and PVA to PSV

  5. gomez123
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Wildcard sorted now off to bed gtg Y/N
    Martinez
    Robertson/Saiss/James
    Salah(C)/Sterling/Son(vc)/Foden
    DCL/Jiminez/Wood
    Bench Forster/Anquissa/Lamptey/Mitchell
    0.2 in bank

    1. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Y

      Sterling could be a big differential for you. I'm liking it.

      1. gomez123
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Rider on the Storm
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Y

  6. jaguar shark
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Got a fire to put out... which would you pick for next two games?

    a. ASM to Podence
    b. ASM to Foden
    c. Egan to Saiss
    d. Egan to Roberton

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      C has good run of nice games

    2. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A or C. Wolves have good fixtures.

  7. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Anyone picking Mané over Salah?
    Tierney is more of an issue than Holding/Gabriel

    1. Pia06rc
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Had Mane first couple of weeks and wasn't worth the stress!

    2. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      No I won't be

    3. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      for same price no comparison, pick the one on pens, and also the one who has consistently outscored mane points wise the past 3 seasons.

    4. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I was considering it, although not on pens, he's an all-round better player than Salah imo.
      Not sure if will have either player this GW though.

  8. Pia06rc
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    I see little to no Man U representation in the majority of WC teams here. Has everyone written them off after one game? This time last week people were desperate to double/triple up on them..

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Was never desperate to triple up.. i still think greenwood and martial are decent picks, but for the money there are better options.

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

      Their fixtures are not great. I am sure a lot of people will have them when they turn more favorable.

    3. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Lets see some form first is my stance

    4. Tsssst
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Happy to wait until gw9

  9. boroie
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A - Podence
    B - Klich
    C - Costa

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A.

      Easy.

      Leeds are not going to continue scoring so clinically - they're creating hardly anything relative to other teams.

      Podence nutmegged KDB, they will award him 500 bonus points next week.

      1. Made in Japan
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Kevin!! Topofthegame GC?! 😉

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Haha, after waltzing to the Ladbroke Trophy.... now give me a clue.....

          Kev Loaf and Kevchenko are easy, especially with the same picture....

          Give me a clue 🙂

          1. Made in Japan
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            The name says everything... I’ll be back on the forum again shortly!

            1. kevchenko
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Bloomin' 'ell.

              You've not been on since March 13th!!!!

              Get back on immediately! 🙂

              Horse racing is better than this nonsense anyway haha

              http://www.fatjockey.com/forum/

              1. Made in Japan
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 8 days ago

                Haha, fair comment - I’ll sort that out!!

                1. kevchenko
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  There is a fantasy league thread as well now that you may not have seen 🙂

                  Goonyaboyaaaaa.

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

    Came into season with robbo and taa,convinced that I'd show patience and hold both to season end, and somehow on a wc have ended up with neither!!

    Think werner will be downgraded in a week or 2, and will get one of them back!

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Oh wow.

      Stick to your guns. I'm going with both and I expect I will be rewarded!

  11. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Justin or lamptey?

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Lamptey, if long term..... Justin isn't going to keep his spot.

    2. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      justin for short term and price rises. lamptey longer term

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I gained the 0.1m SV, and have now shifted to Lamptey.

      If Lamptey stays fits, and continues to play like he's playing, whew.

      Justin is a transfer I don't necessarily want to plan on WC.

  12. Tmel
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Son or Werner on a WC?

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Son a bit safer?

      Werner definitely more fun.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      The one who’s banging them in every game he plays?

    3. COLLIN QUANER
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Probably Werner

    4. Taff
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Son

    5. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'd go Werner

  13. boroie
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Anything worth a -4 hit?

    McCarthy
    TAA Shaw Davies
    Son(C) KDB(VC) Salah Podence
    Werner Wilson Adams

    Nyland; KWP Justin Bissouma

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    On WC - worth saving cash for Salah but for the next two go with Sterling?

    Martinez
    Robbo, Saiss, James
    KDB, Son, Sterling, Podence, Zaha
    DCL, Jimenez,

    Steer, Delap, Lamptey, Mitchell,

    .7

    1. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      id thought about this, but salahs rise and another potential rise makes it difficult to drop.if you want him back in a week or 2.

    2. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Sterling can easily do as well as Salah. Seems good to me.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Ta, bought at 12.1 so price not a problem

  15. reason17
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    A) klich
    B) Costa
    C) Bamford

    (Leeds players)

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Klich because of the pens.

      Bamford not really nailed long term, and Costa is bang average.

  16. Taff
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Thoughts pls gents on this slightly drunk WC effort:

    Martinez (Forster)
    Robbo, Saiss, James, (Lamptey, Mitchell)
    KDB, Mo, Son, Wilf (Bissouma)
    Jimi, DCL, Mitrovic

    1. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah good side, I prefer a gamble on Foden than Zaha but I can see why people wouldn't.

      1. Taff
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He just won’t play enough and you know he’ll be rested when you most need him

        1. jason_ni
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          With dilva gone, I think he'll get as much game time as likes of bilva/mahrez.

          Even coming on for 30.mins he can offer value at 6.5

        2. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          I disagree, I think he'll play plenty and be the best PPM mid.

          A 6.5 winger playing for City, is well worth having. Look at Mahrez last year and he was 8.5m, getting 175 points.

          Foden can match that, at 6.5!

          Zaha has had lots of chances, and has never gone past 149 points. He is streaky, and this notion that he now has penalities isn't certain yet.

          If he does have them he's a solid pick....

          As I said, I can see why people would pick him - I just would prefer Foden as he could be sensational.

    2. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Template... so G2G

    3. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Slightly drunk response. Steer as back-up to Emi and Oliver Burke at M5. Nice side.

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        won't Heaton be taking the back-up spot at Villa?

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

          yeh

  17. Teahupo'o
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Mitchell will likely play instead Struijk. Otherwise, G2G?

    Martinez
    Digne James Struijk
    Salah KDB Son Rodriguez Podence
    Martial DCL

    (Steer, Brewster Mitchell Justin)
    0FT 2ITB

    1. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Yes G2G

      1. Teahupo'o
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Cheers

  18. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    To complete WC best option between A or B? (B players shows in full team below)

    A Semedo Son Havertz Dunne Brewster
    B TAA Podence Werner Lamptey Burke

    Martinez
    TAA* Saiss James
    Salah KDB Podence* Foden
    Werner* Jiménez DCL

    Forster Lamptey* Mitchell Burke*

    Semedo Son Havertz Brewster
    TAA Podence Burke Werner

    1. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      B

      1. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Thanks

  19. JoeJitzu +42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Any preference?

    A. TAA & Foden
    B. Digne & Hames (0.5itb)

    1. Blunder fc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A, but I wouldn't want to be Everton-less for the run of fixtures they have..... do you have other options?

    3. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A for me

    4. Rider on the Storm
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

  20. The Wizard of Ozil
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Do we think Zaha or Foden will go up on price tonight?

    1. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Doubt it. A lot of the rises haven't been completely accurate because so many wildcarding. Foden maybe if theres a ton of transfers in the next 3 hours.

  21. Azzy
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Rate my wildcard team! After hours and hours
    I think I’m done.

    Lloris - Steer

    R James - Saiss - Justin - Mitchell - Lamptey

    KDB - Son - Havertz - Barnes - Podence

    Werner - DCL - Jiménez

    Making the most of Wolves and Chelsea fixtures

    1. Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Where the heck has all your money gone???

      Defense and midfield need work imo

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        7/10

    2. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      I'd have at least 1 premium defeneder.

      With the team you have, you've got at least 1 good player on the bench every week.... I assume Harvey Barnes this week, but who next week? Son? That'd be crazy at 9.0 ....

      Downgrade a mid or Striker, get a premium def.

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

        Absolutely correct with the bench calls...

        1. kevchenko
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Right now, literally, I have the same situation....

          Son is in this week, with Podence on the bench, next week I bench Son.

          We're making a mistake, I'm 99% sure I'm changing that in the morning (hopefully after Son rises)

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

            I meant there’s nothing wrong with having that dilemma! I’m trying not to be too template

            1. kevchenko
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 8 days ago

              Yeah that's fair enough.....

              I'm currently:

              Martinez / Forster
              TAA / Robbo / Saiss / Lamptey / Dunne
              KDB / Son / James / Foden / Podence
              DCL / Richarlison / Jimenez

              Comparing our two teams.... you're with Chelsea, I'm with Everton! 🙂

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

                No Chelsea?! Why?
                No salah like me either.. scary!
                2 premium Liverpool defenders? Why not downgrade one and use the money elsewhere

                1. kevchenko
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 8 days ago

                  Chelsea are missing Pulisic and Ziyech - that is HUGE. At the end of the season we will all think they are key players, so until they're all playing together I can risk no Werner.

                  Havertz, could be amazing, I think and hope Chelsea do really well, but Everton's fixtures are so kind, Ancelotti is an attacking manager and as fantasy league assets, Everton appeal so much. I don't think they're better footballers, but I think they'll score me more points 🙂

                  TAA and Robertson will be #1 and #2 overall for defenders and will outscore almost ALL of the 8.0, 7.5, 7.0, 6.5 options over the season.

                  They can haul in ANY match, they're amazing.

                  🙂

                  1. Bennerman
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 8 days ago

                    Bit condescending using those capitals. Trust us.

                    1. kevchenko
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 8 days ago

                      'Us' could be Liverpool or Chelsea there.

                      I'll assume you've taken offence to my opinion your Chelsea team and assets will be better when you have your full strength side?

                      Interesting. I'll look forward to your reasoned response.

                      1. Bennerman
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        No, I just think it's a bit crass to ram home whatever your point may be using capitals, when we're all grown up and can hopefully take the information as it is.
                        We have no body language here. It just seems like shouting

                      2. kevchenko
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        A bit crass? Showing no intelligence or sensitivity?

                        I put the words 'all', 'huge' and 'any' in capitals.

                        I'm not even sorry that you're offended by that.

                        Having finished '3 in 14/15, I feel I have something to offer the forum - but feel free to ignore my insensitive posts from now on.

                      3. Bennerman
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Terrific, carry on.

                      4. kevchenko
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        I will, and looking at one of your recent posts I'll be sure to avoid your intelligent and sensitive posts like this one:

                        Bennerman

                        2 Years

                        11 days, 23 hours ago

                        Why not stick your hand in the bog and fish out a turd while you're there, replace it with a new one

                      5. Bennerman
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Well done

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

                        YOU are welcome. 🙂

                      7. Bennerman
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 8 days ago

                        Enjoy your 20s when you get there

  22. eamonhegg
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Choose A or B please
    A - Jimi + zaha + trent
    B - timo + foden + Robertson

    1. Rider on the Storm
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A surely

  23. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 8 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA, Doherty, Mitchell
    KDB (C), Salah, Son, ASM
    Werner, DCL, Mitro

    Steer, Bissouma, Vinagre, Buur

    No FT left, any pressing concerns? Captain KDB?

  24. boroie
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Hate my strikers. Anything worth a -4 hit?

    McCarthy
    TAA Shaw Davies
    Son(C) KDB(VC) Salah Podence
    Werner Wilson Adams

    Nyland; KWP Justin Bissouma

    1. Rider on the Storm
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Just be patient

  25. Rider on the Storm
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Best combo ?
    A. Son & Jimenez
    B. Zaha & Kane

    1. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

    2. SalahFingers
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A

    3. kevchenko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A, easy one IMO

  26. Bennyboy1907
      2 months, 8 days ago

      A : zaha 3-5-2
      B: DCL 3-4-3
      C: greenwood 3-4-3

      1. Rider on the Storm
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        A or b

      2. thepuntmaster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        A or B, close. A if u have James

      3. Sam-not-so-wise
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        5-3-2

    • thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      G2G this week? Have taken a -4 and will sort ASM out next week. 1.0itb.

      McCarthy (bur)
      TAA (ARS) - Saiss (whu) - Mitchell (EVE)
      KDB C (LEI) - Salah (ARS) - Bruno (bha) - ASM (tot)
      DCL (cry) - Mitro (AVL) - Jimi (whu)

      Steer - Lascelles - Johnson - Bissouma

      Presume nothing worth an extra -4?

      1. wulfranian
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        ASM is out so from Lascelles you'll get probably 1 point.I think it's worth to take a hit for Podence.

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Really want these 3 Jimenez, Werner and Son, already spent 8 points, should I hit the wc button ?

      1. Honourvolley
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        If you’re gonna spend any more, then yes b

    • Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 8 days ago

      WC ultimately comes down to these 4 options. Been trying to decide all week. any help appreciated

      A) Werner, Son, Robbo, Podence, Brewster (352) werner > Jimenez if werner doesnt deliver
      B) Jimenez, Werner, TAA, Podence, Anguissa (343)
      C) Wood, Jimenez, Son, TAA, Anguissa (343)
      D) Jimenez, Brewster, Son, Podence, TAA (352)

      1. SalahFingers
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I like D the most.

    • Tsssst
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Will Chelsea's attack line up

      Mount Havertz Werner
      Abraham

      then?