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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. sentz05
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Auba to KDB a no brainer? I'm an Arsenal fan and i'm finding hard to make the free transfer. Also, struggling with losing 0.2m in value.

    1. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Being a fan of a club/player shouldn’t be a factor if your aim is to maximise fpl points

    2. Drafting Away
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeh do it arsenal fan here too but this is fantasy
      Kdb will shoot up in price

    3. fplofagooner
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Auba's haul vs his next 5-6 opponents last season was a meagre 2 goals and an assist.

      Numbers are against him, fixtures are against him.

      Fwiw, he didn't create much during the first two gw as compared to others.

      On the contrary, kdb was the standout performer for city in their first game.

      If I was you, I would go for it as I prefer fixtures over form.

      But, it's you who should make the decision. Go with your gut.

      Coyg

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes

    5. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think it’s a smart move. Can see KDB outscoring him over the season

  2. Tinmen
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Folks, Lamptey or Taylor ?

    1. Hotdogs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lamptey for me

    2. Drafting Away
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lamptey

    3. Dash4
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Lamprey better and much more fun!

  3. Gazpilicueta
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I want to have at least one Everton attacking player, because I think they look great, amazing signings, strong going forward. should I grab

    A) Hamez
    B) DCL
    C) Both!
    D) Richarlison or someone else

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Depends who for

    2. Hotdogs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      DCL

    3. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      B

    4. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      C

  4. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I really like the look a a WC team without Salah, but GW 6 & 7 he's the standout captain option for games vs SHU and WHM at Anfield.

    1. Jake.l_8
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Do you have Sterling in right now?

  5. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Any hits needed

    McCarthy
    TAA KWP Taylor
    KDB Salah Hamez Soucek
    Ings Werner Mitro

    Mitchell Justin Bissouma

    1. Hotdogs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      looks great

  6. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Looks like there will be no International duty for Son this year as South Korea don't have any games planned because of travel restrictions till November. Could be a big plus for him in the coming weeks!

  7. TaiwanHC
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Will Heaton be the first or second keeper once he’s back?

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Second. You don’t spend 18 mill on a keeper if you’re Villa for him to be a back up

  8. Drafting Away
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hey guys quick vote

    Who to start out of
    Guiata and Patrício

    Who to start out of
    Bowen and H.Barnes

    Thanks!!!

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Barnes. Don’t trust that city defence with no Laporte

      1. Drafting Away
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Thanks!
        Was thinking that too
        I do want to play Bowen somehow I can bench either Adams or Ayew...

  9. DV8R
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    ASM to Podence for a -4?

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Will pay off long term imo

    2. Laserface
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ya

  10. PepSala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is it crazy to go Sterling over Salah this week? How does Jesus being out affect Sterling's game?

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Have to think beyond this week. Arsenal do look better defensively but Salah has hauled against them at home before

    2. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Not crazy, but idk I'm afraid

  11. adstomko
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    RMT / 10

    Martinez
    Trent, Chilwell, Semedo
    Salah, KDB, Rodríguez, Podence, Klich
    Jimenez, Ings
    (Steer, Justin, Taylor, Brewster)

  12. k
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hey guys just wondering are we thinking Nelson Semedo starts for wolves this week?

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Did Nuno have a presser?

  13. Hotdogs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    A. Jimenez Podence Brewster
    B. Mitrovic Foden Bamford
    C. Mitrovic Podence Bamford

    1. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

  14. Grimmy
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Foden/Jimenez or Son/Watkins?

    Thoughts?

    1. Drafting Away
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Can you go Son/Wood?

      1. Grimmy
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        No..0.4 short for that

    2. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    3. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    4. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      First

  15. Arcaddde
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Opinions please:
    1) J-Rod and Havertz
    2) Son and Zaha

    Not sure why Zaha isn’t getting more attention and hard to know which Son we are getting. Am I too early tho with the Havertz gamble...?

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Zaha one of the most inconsistent players in the league is probably why

    2. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      2

  16. cuppatea78
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How is this WC team looking?

    Ryan
    VVD Lamptey KWP
    KDB Son Pondence Salah
    Kane Jiminez Bamford

    Sub Steel Michell Justin Bissouma

  17. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Did Auba to KDB early in the week. Want to take a hit to sort a few fires.

    A) Holding to Lamptey, ASM to Podence (-4)

    B) Dallas to Mitchell, Holding to Lamptey (-4)

    C) Wilson to DCL, ASM to 4.5 fodder(already have Bissouma)

    D) Suggestions please

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA Davies Coady Dallas (Holding)
    Salah KDB Son ASM
    Werner Adams

    Not willing to burn my WC just yet

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Or E) ASM to Foden and Adam's to fodder.

  18. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    FINAL CALL ON WC!

    Have Sterling & KdB. Money ITB could come in handy.

    1) Foden & DCL (0.8 ITB)
    2) Son & Mitrovic (£0.0 ITB)

    1. popcoin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      1!!!!!

    2. Rocky FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      1

  19. Tabasco
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    How's she looking for the forseeable?

    Martinez (Forster)
    TAA / KWP / Castagne (Mitchell / Lamptey)
    Podence / KDB / Salah / Foden (Anguissa)
    DCL / Jimenez / Werner

    I'm buying into the idea that Spurs underf Mourinho aren't very dangerous unless teams like Southampton play a high line - is this nonsense?

    Otherwise I'd downgrade Jimé/Werner to get Son from Podence/Foden!

  20. popcoin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    ASSUMING both city payers start..

    A) Foden & Jiminez

    B) Mahrez & Wood

    1. Sacked in the Morning
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

    2. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A

  21. G B
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I'm trying to work out how Aouar would be pronounced but I just sound like I'm yawning.

    80% vowels...

    1. fplofagooner
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Ow wa

      1. G B
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        You okay?

        1. fplofagooner
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Fpl wise, no.
          Had 2 reds to start with.

          Other than that I am not high...

    2. Right In The Stanchion
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Sounds like

      Ow er

      1. G B
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Oh I see.

        Thought FPLOFAGOONER stepped on lego or something...

        1. fplofagooner
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Eh eh eh eh n eh

    4. Zilla
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The name in Arabic has a letter that is not in English.

    5. Ragabolly
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      The first letter is an Arabic letter whose sound doesn't exist in English, but it's not an "a". The closest pronunciation of the name would be similar to the word "our".

  22. Rinseboy
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Surprised at the amount of people losing Salah this week. he's captain material this week at home!

    1. Sacked in the Morning
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pretty sure I'm captaining him

  23. Sacked in the Morning
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Would you do Vardy --> Werner for free?
    Likely for 2 weeks as looking to WC after GW4.

  24. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Davies on first bench... No place for him in current team

    Suggestions??

    McCarthy
    Robbo digne coady Taylor
    Salah kdb JRod podence
    Jiminez Werner

    4.0 Davies reed Brewster

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I'd play Davies over Taylor this week.

  25. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Better team A or B?

    A
    Martinez
    Robbo, Saiss, James
    KDB, Son, Salah, Podence, Zaha
    DCL, Jimenez,

    Steer, Lamptey, Mitchell, Brewster

    .1

    B
    Martinez
    Trent, Saiss, Lamptey
    KDB, Son, Salah, Zaha
    DCL, Jimenez, Mitro

    Steer, Burke, Dunn, Mitchell,

    .3

  26. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Jesus definitely injured?

    1. fplofagooner
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes. Confirmed by player and brazilian football federation

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes he confirmed it.

    3. OLEgend
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes..Out of the Brazil squad

    4. Das Boot
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      deff yes

  27. rilo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    WC team:

    Martinez Button
    Lamptey Mitchell Taylor Castagne Saiss
    Grealish Foden KDB Burke Salah
    Jimenez Kane DCL

    Any suggestions?

    1. JT11fc
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Look quite good tbh

  28. JT11fc
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Ok hows this wc looking?

    Martinez Button
    James Semedo Castagne Lamptey 4.0
    Sterling Podence Grealish Barnes KDB
    Jimi Werner Adams

    No pool is crazy but not hard to swap salah in

  29. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Is Jimenez likely to rise tonight. Literally will mess up all planned transfers next week

  30. BIELSA
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Excuse the ignorance i havent been very active

    I have jesus in my wc team, shall i switch to werner

    1. Obi Wan Elokobi
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I would just incase.

    2. JT11fc
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wait til after price changes, Werner might fall

      1. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He’s going up. No chance he falls tonight

        1. JT11fc
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Oh wow ye lol

    3. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah do it

    4. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yes