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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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4,714 Comments Post a Comment
  1. psyurmh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    A) Zaha
    B) Foden

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Zaha

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Wilf

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Zaha’s fixtures are great. Half chance that he might be on pens too if Milojevic is not a starter.

  2. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA | Saïss | James
    Salah | KDB | Son | Zaha | Podence
    Jiménez | Ings

    Forster | Mitchell | Dunne | Brewster

    Thoughts on this active WC... Where do I find 0.5 from? (currently over budget)

    1. TONY123
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      James to Taylor

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Yes I do like that, Taylor would be best of any of the 4.6/4.5s IMO.
        I may be overestimating the Chelsea def.

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why do you need 0.5? It looks fine to me

      1. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        because I am 0.5 over.

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      I think it’s wise to have a slightly better bench than this if on WC.

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Ings to Dominic and either get a 4.5 for the bench or just go Podence to Foden.

      2. Gabbiadini
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        I have always ran a "cheaper" bench.

  3. Kloptimus Prime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Which one?

    1. Digne and Klich
    2. James and foden

    1. MrCloppity
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      2

    2. jc001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      2

  4. Denis Tueart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    How do I access the Captains Poll outcome?

  5. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Can you rank the 6.5-7.5 mids that are talismanic, on set pieces with good fixtures?

    A) Zaha
    B) Barnes
    C) Hamez
    D) Foden

    1. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      A
      C
      B
      D

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      They are all excellent picks. Hard to split them. I’d say Zaha has the best fixtures. Foden might be an amazing pick given the current circumstances. Barnes has great stats from the first games. And I’m a bit in love with Mr Rodriguez (Everton fan).

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

    1) TAA + Sterling

    Or

    2) Robbo + Mane

    1. jc001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      1

  7. jc001
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Hi can I have some advice here please? am on WC

    Martínez, Steer
    Robertson, Saïss, Mitchell, Dunne, KWP
    KDB, Bruno, havertz, Alzate, romeou
    Werner, Jiménez, martial

    Cheers

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Question #1:
    A) Guaita & Forster
    B) Martinez & Steer

    If Forster wins his place back (fair sized maybe) rotation is surprisingly decent.

    Question #2:
    1) Guaita / TAA / Jimenez
    2) Martinez / Robertson / Werner
    3) Other

    1. FlockofSeagulls
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Why would Forster be ahead of Gunn?

  9. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Surprised no one is going for Mahrez

    He sores just 29 points less than Sterling last season by playing 717 fewer minutes.

    He’s nailed now as well.

    1. jc001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Torres? Where does he play?

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

    Martinez Justin

    Or

    Mendy Wolves 5.0?

    This is for gw4 and onwards

    1. jc001
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Option 2

  11. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Lads Captain Kane or Steri

  12. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Any changes need to this WC team or GTG?

    Martinez Forster
    TAA Robbo Saiss Lamptey Mitchell
    Son KDB JRod Foden Burke
    Mitro Jimmy Werner

  13. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Podence or Foden?

    Have Jim, KDB and Raz.

    1. 1nonly
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Foden

        Podence in competition with Traore

    2. 1nonly
        2 months, 9 days ago

        On WC which one would you choose?

        Option 1
        Martinez (Forster)
        TAA Saïss Taylor (Lamptey Justin)
        KDB Mo Son Rodríguez Podence
        Werner Mitrovic (Brewster)

        Option 2
        Martinez (Forster)
        Robbo Saïss Taylor (Lamptey Justin)
        KDB Mo Rodríguez Foden (Stephen)
        Werner Mitrovic Jiménez

      • The Ra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        DCL overrated. Do not expect returns from him this week.

        1. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Lol.
          Whole team playing for him

      • That Posh Bloke
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Price rises do my nut in. I’m 0.2 short of my ideal team and I can’t shift anyone out.

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Risk and reward bud.
          I transfer early; against all advice.
          In the last 2 years it has gone wrong and in that time it has probably added up in 10 mil price gains.

      • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Start dunne or lamptey this gw?

      • Taegugk Warrior
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        James, Taylor, or Lamptey...?

      • Kristobal
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Any Wolves supporter (or anyone) know anything about Marcals injury? How long can he be sidelined for?