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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4,714 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sentz05
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

    2. Drafting Away
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

    3. fplofagooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Yes

    5. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

  2. Tinmen
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Folks, Lamptey or Taylor ?

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

      Lamptey for me

    2. Drafting Away
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lamptey

    3. Dash4
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lamprey better and much more fun!

    4. Gazpilicueta
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Depends who for

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

        DCL

      3. Rocky FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        B

      4. Pukkipartyy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        C

    5. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Do you have Sterling in right now?

    6. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Any hits needed

      McCarthy
      TAA KWP Taylor
      KDB Salah Hamez Soucek
      Ings Werner Mitro

      Mitchell Justin Bissouma

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

        looks great

    7. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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!

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

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

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

    9. Drafting Away
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Drafting Away
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

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

    10. DV8R
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      ASM to Podence for a -4?

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Will pay off long term imo

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

        Yep

      3. Pukkipartyy
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Ya

    11. PepSala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. SouthCoastSaint
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

      2. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Not crazy, but idk I'm afraid

    12. adstomko
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      RMT / 10

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

    13. k
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Did Nuno have a presser?

    14. Hotdogs
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

    15. Grimmy
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Foden/Jimenez or Son/Watkins?

      Thoughts?

      1. Drafting Away
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Can you go Son/Wood?

        1. Grimmy
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          No..0.4 short for that

      2. SouthCoastSaint
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      3. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      4. GloryManUnited
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        First

    16. Arcaddde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

      2. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        2

    17. cuppatea78
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      How is this WC team looking?

      Ryan
      VVD Lamptey KWP
      KDB Son Pondence Salah
      Kane Jiminez Bamford

      Sub Steel Michell Justin Bissouma

    18. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

    19. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        1!!!!!

      2. Rocky FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        1

    20. Tabasco
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days 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!

    21. popcoin
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      ASSUMING both city payers start..

      A) Foden & Jiminez

      B) Mahrez & Wood

      1. Sacked in the Morning
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

      2. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        A

    22. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

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

      80% vowels...

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

        Ow wa

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          You okay?

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

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

            Other than that I am not high...

      2. Right In The Stanchion
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Sounds like

          Ow er

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Oh I see.

            Thought FPLOFAGOONER stepped on lego or something...

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

        • Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Eh eh eh eh n eh

        • Zilla
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

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

        • Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days 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".

      3. Rinseboy
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

        1. Sacked in the Morning
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pretty sure I'm captaining him

      4. Sacked in the Morning
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

      5. The Overthinker
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days 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
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I'd play Davies over Taylor this week.

      6. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days 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

      7. pundit of punts
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Is Jesus definitely injured?

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

          Yes. Confirmed by player and brazilian football federation

        2. Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yes he confirmed it.

        3. OLEgend
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yes..Out of the Brazil squad

        4. Das Boot
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          deff yes

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

        WC team:

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

        Any suggestions?

        1. JT11fc
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Look quite good tbh

      9. JT11fc
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days 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

      10. Obi Wan Elokobi
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

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

      11. BIELSA
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days 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
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I would just incase.

        2. JT11fc
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Wait til after price changes, Werner might fall

          1. Obi Wan Elokobi
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            He’s going up. No chance he falls tonight

            1. JT11fc
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Oh wow ye lol

        3. COLLIN QUANER
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah do it

        4. Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yes