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. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    This would be my WC team.

    Martinez
    TAA James Saiss Digne
    Salah KDB Son Podence
    Werner DCL

    Steer Brewster Ferguson Burke

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

      Brewster a real headache for wildcarders

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      v nice ! i would prefer 4 3 3 with jimmy but i like it

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah do like Jiminez. Also thinking Robbo and Guaita

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

      No Ferguson

  2. AYLD28
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which 7m mid?

    1. Foden
    2. Grealish
    3. Barnes
    4. Costa / Klich
    5. Trossard
    6. Other

    I have Podence

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1

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

      Barnes

    3. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      All have merits

      I'm on Foden and keeping an eye on Barnes as a potential 'out'

      Trossard a nice alternative pick too

      1. AYLD28
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Agreed that Barnes is a great alternative.

        Trossard is such a tease. I’m finding it hard to resist him for 6m

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

      1 & 3 combo , 3 if I had to chose

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

        I agree. First had Barnes, been tempted by Foden. I'm hoping to make 0.1m profit and move to Barnes to retain my 5.0 GK.

    5. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Foden

    6. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      1

    7. AYLD28
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Actually I can add Zaha to this too

      1. HM2
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 3 days ago

        too late

    8. W
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Van de Beek

  3. Bagheri Arce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Any Brewster news?

    If he moves then great bench fodder but I'm tempted by Delap for a few weeks as I think he will get the odd cameo (which Brewster won't at Pool)

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

      best case scenario for Delap:

      get a few points while he is on your bench, then drop in price when people start selling him after he 'lost' his place

      1. Bagheri Arce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah he is unlikely to ever make it into my team let alone City's but Brewster is actually more owned and currently falling so Delap protects the cash more

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He spent his millions

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He is actually a liability cuz if he comes on he can block someone else on the bench who may be able to score more points.

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

    With Jesus out, unless Pep starts Torres his front 4 surely has to be KdB, Mahrez, Foden and Sterling?

    1. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      That's my thinking.

      Made me swap Mitro for Foden on WC

    2. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You'd think so.

      Never know with Pep though, Walker as a false 9 wouldn't surprise me.

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        One of the keepers up front

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

      I'm thinking this makes Mahrez a great option

    4. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Should be

      But

      Pep

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

    A) Jimenez + Brewster (and bench Brewster every week), or
    B) Mitrovic + Bamford (rotation)?

    Already have Podence

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Jim

  6. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Apologies for repetition and unimaginative posting...but....

    a) Foden

    b) Mitrovic

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

      Prefer A. It's the quality of the team that they're surrounded by.

      1. You've got red on you.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        But Mitro nailed and on pens with great fixtures

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

          Then get Mitro.

          1. You've got red on you.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            But that's boring

    3. Bagheri Arce
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A seeks to be more exciting

      If Fulham score them chances are it is Mitro...but how many will they score

      If City score then Foden maybe involved 30% of the time. I like the hope as they score plenty 🙂

    4. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

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

      B

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

    Guaita
    TAA / R. James / Saiss
    Salah / KDB / Son / Foden / Podence
    Jimenez / DCL

    Forster // Lamptey / Brewster / Mitchell

    A) Martinez/Steer instead?
    B) Chelsea player in? How? Hear me out...

    A could also get me:
    Brewster/Foden >> Abraham/Anguissa.

    Tammy could be a huge differential this week...

  8. jimmyabs1987
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Bottomed:

    G2g?

    Martinez
    Saiss, TAA, Lamptey
    KDB, Salah, Zaha, Son
    Wood, DCL, Jiminez

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah. Nice team.

  9. Atwood
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Are there any alternatives in Podence price range, or is he the clear stand out?

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

      I've got Lundstram. He's 5.4 now and seems to have been unlucky in the past two games...

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

      Soucek

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

      Leeds mids

  10. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Areola worth a punt over Martinez? Villa have tougher fixtures

    1. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Consensus is no

      But follow your own instincts

  11. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Does Martial to Jimenez on a FT make too much sense? 0.2 price swing likely plus Jimmy on form

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      You know Jimmy will get you 20-30 points over next 5 GW

    2. james 101
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Jimmy is reliable

      Martial may deliver little again, but if Man U start clicking...

      Personally I have both

  12. Jake.l_8
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    My current WC team. Any suggestions?

    Martinez
    VVD - Saiss - James
    KDB - Salah - Son - Havertz - Podence
    Jimmy - DCL

    Delap - Mitchell - Dunne

    Thanks! 🙂

  13. alexh87
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    WC good to go?

    Martinez Steer
    Robbo James Saiss Castagne Mitchell
    Son KDB Salah Podence Klich
    Werner DCL Brewster

  14. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Final move for my wildcard...

    A. Martial/ C. Taylor (both starting)
    B. Werner/ Dunne (Mitchell starting as 4th defender)

    All replies appreciated!

    1. Hotdogs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Cech's Magic Hat
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

  15. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    best GK on WC?

    1. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Martinez the popular choice.

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

        Doesn't answer the question though 😉

    2. adstomko
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Areola short term. Sounds mental, but look at his fixtures

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

      Guaita? Nice run of fixtures too

  16. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I hate the word cover but plan is to sell Werner for Jimenez next gw but don't want to go without Chelsea players.

    So getting Havertz instead of Son makes sense right?

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

      Rather have Pulisic if he is potentially back

    2. The_Fish
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Has Havertz impressed you so far?

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

        No.

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

      To answer myself.

      Why don't I just get Jimenez, keep Werner and forget Son and Havertz

      1. InvertedWinger
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yes

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

        Jimenez and Son?

      3. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ditch Timo, get Jimenez and Son.

  17. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Robbo or TAA on wildcard

    1. Hotdogs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      TAA

  18. JM11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    No one looking at Mahrez with Jesus out? His goal involvement per 90 last year was insane.

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      and a good run might threaten foden's minutes later in the season. will be interesting.

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Foden 2 mil cheaper and seems to be more nailed is probably the reason

  19. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Bottomed

    Different WC team -

    Martinez - Button
    James - Dier - Vinagre - Taylor - Mitchell
    Salah - KDB - Sterling - Son - Podence
    Jimenez - Mitrovic - Davis

    Thoughts? 🙂

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Defence is Dier....

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Is it though?

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

      Okeyish

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Ta

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

      Light in defence but I actually say that as a positive thing. Starting all mids I assume?

      1. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Yes indeed

    4. Manani
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      don't really like the defence. podence getting rotated will mean you have to use your bench (which is mostly non-player with vinagre, davis)

    5. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Vinagre - May only start next game?.
      Unless you have some inside info?

  20. gonzalocampos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Anguissa or Burke as bench fodder?

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

      Anguissa

  21. Esalman
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Whom do I get rid of first?
    A. Davies
    B. Maitland-Niles

    1. InvertedWinger
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      B

      1. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Cheers

  22. Optic1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Any opinions on Martinez or Ryan in between the sticks on a WC?

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

      Martinez. Want Lamptey but dont want Brighton defensive double up

      1. Optic1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        I'm probably going without Lamptey so won't be a double up for me.

        I think villa have the better run of games... But can they actually keep a clean sheet?

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

          In that case I would go for Ryan

  23. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 3 days ago

    According to fplstatistics, Saka and Soucek are both going down in price tonight. Does anyone feel confident this will be the case? Cheers

    1. Gazpilicueta
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      hard to say this year, its been weird so far.

  24. Gazpilicueta
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Do you prefer

    A) Robbo and Brewster(benched)

    B) Mitchell(benched) and Jimenez

    1. Kroneek
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Probably B

  25. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 3 days ago

    VVD and James Rodriguez or Robbo and Zaha?

    1. Gazpilicueta
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      VVD and Hamez easy!

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

      VVD and James

      1. Will J 256
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks guys!

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

      Consider Robertson + Barnes.

  26. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 3 days ago

    How is it looking?

    Martínez
    VVD Saïss Castagne
    Salah KDB Havertz Son Anguissa
    DCL Jiménez

    Steer Lamptey Mitchell Brewster

  27. Cech's Magic Hat
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Which combo to finish up my WC team?

    A. Werner Podence Zaha
    B. Jimi JRod Mitro

    Also have DCL in the line up

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

      B

  28. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    a james and zaha
    b chilwell and foden

    thanks

  29. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Son and Brewster or Soucek and Jiminez?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      jimmy

    2. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      A

  30. Gazpilicueta
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    whats the situation with Vinagre? is he likely to get a few games? or just 1 or 2? trying to choose between him and Saiss

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      saiss