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. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Need some input on these options:

    1. TAA + Taylor
    2. TAA + Lamptey
    3. Robbo + James

    1. popcoin
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      3

    2. FeverPitch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2

  2. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Worth getting ASM out for a hit?

    Have 6.9 for a replacement.

    Other options are Reed or Justin from the benc

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Who would you play instead?

      1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Foden?

      2. Tallahassee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Mate I’m sorry to say this but your spider is missing a leg. Such an elementary mistake.

  3. popcoin
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A) Ings (bur WBA)

    B) Jiminez (whu FUL)

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

      B

    2. Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      They may well score the same tbh

      I'm on Jimenez

    3. LaurieH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Jiménez because lee, NEW, CRY afterwards

  4. Baked baines
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    WC is activated, Will get Pool defence when Wolves fixtures turn!

    Martinez

    Saiss Coady Dunne

    Sterling KDB Salah Son Burke

    Jimenez DCL

    Steer Mitchell Burke Brewster Justin

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Can’t rely on dunne

  5. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Think I had 1 pick last week and all went swimmingly.

    7 picks this week. Going to end in tears.

  6. George James
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Best options for team below

    Martinez • Steer
    James • Saiss • Taylor • Mitchell • XXX
    Salah • KDB • Son • Foden • XXX
    DCL • Werner • XXX

    A) Vinagre / Bissouma / Jimenez

    B) Robertson / Podence / Brewster

    1. OLEgend
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

  7. bautasten
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A) Play Soucek
    B) Soucek -> Foden (-4)

  8. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Do we think Podence keeps his place? Wary of Semedo coming in and Traore moving up.

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He'll start but share mins with other attackers imo.

    2. bautasten
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Might see rotation or reduced minutes, but should be safe for now.

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

      Think it depends on his performances, no one really knows

  9. Kuzser
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Confused on the best combo to complete WC - who to pick?

    1) Robbo - Son Podence Zaha
    2) Robbo - Zaha Foden - Jimenez
    3) TAA - Son Podence - Wood (extra money to do justin/taylor->James)
    4) TAA - Son Podence Foden
    5) James- Son Foden - Jimenez

    Martinez
    Saiss - Taylor - Justin - Mitchell - XXX
    KdB - Salah - XXX - XXX - XXX
    Dcl - Werner - XXX

  10. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Who are the go-to 4.5 defender alternatives to Justin, excluding Lamptey? Brewster, Taylor spring to mind, others worth considering?

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lamptey and KWP rotate well

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Southampton defence out of favour , though

  11. And nothing else Mata'…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    In absence of Jesus.
    Who is the better CIty option:
    Foden or MAhrez?
    What is the news about Mahrez's fitness?

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Foden. Cheaper

    2. Cynical
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Foden, better value for money

  12. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    After never owning Salah at any point in my 2+ years, I want to tell everyone I am officially an owner.

    Glad to be here.

    1. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Wow,
      Never owned. What’s your rank been like?

      1. COLLIN QUANER
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I saw an interesting post on twitter a while ago. A guy finished around 8k overall rank last season I believe without owning Salah at all

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Guy finished in the top 200 did it. Very viable last season

          1. COLLIN QUANER
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Oh wow. Very impressive

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

        Terrible. Lol

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

      The tough times are finally over.

    3. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Lol just as I'm going without

    4. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Maybe he owned Mane instead

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

        I did for a very long portion.

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Blank incoming then

  13. Pépé Pig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Final decision on WC:

    A) Son, Vinagre + J.Rod

    B) Foden, Robbo + Podence

  14. Cynical
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Start Lamptey or Taylor this week?

    1. PrestigeWorldwidewidewide..…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Taylor IMO

  15. Dušan Citizen
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Do you think James is nailed?

    Chillwell is fit again and Azpi is also there.

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

      We need more data

  16. umerlfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Would you do Bruno - > KDB (-4)?

    1. Cynical
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      No

  17. Davekitson
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How's this on WC? Obvious omission is Liverpool defence but after a few games TAA can come in if needed

    Martinez - Nyland

    Castagne - Semedo - James - Taylor - Mitchell

    KDB - Mane - Son - J. Rodriguez - Podence

    Werner - DCL - Brewster

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

      Would personally go Saiss over Semedo to start with.

  18. Obi Wan Elokobi
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Repost bottom of last page:
    Is Jimenez likely to rise tonight. Literally will mess up all planned transfers next week

  19. SOTHPAW
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    A, Havertz & Jimi
    Or
    B, Foden & Werner

  20. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Finalised my WC, gone for the following.. am I all good to go? Any changes?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey & Dallas)
    Salah - KDB - Foden - Podence (Alzate)
    Werner - Jimmy - DCL

    1. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not sure about Foden but rest looks good. Foden won’t start every game

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Plus: durability of the bench. this is quite the rarity in WC drafts and I think necessary if you are going with Fodence.

      Minus: lack of a slot for an 8.5-9.5 mid to draft in based on form/fixtures (conversely there are 2 such slots upfront) is something im not keen on from a structure perspective. thats why i prefer Son (or could be Pulisic, Havertz, Bale, Rashford etc) over Werner.

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

        This. Have got Son instead of Jimenez (352). Good price point to get Pulisic,Rashford,Barnes etc. in if needed

  21. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Liverpool full back & 6.5 mid-table striker
    vs
    Wolves defender & Chelsea mid.

    I think I have made my decision.

  22. k
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Do we think Nelson Semedo will start this week for wolves?

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      check in on it tmr morning.
      Boly isnt a bad option anyway - he can score

  23. Totti
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    who do u rather guys?

    A) TAA and bamford
    B) Robertson and mitro
    C) VVD and wood

    1. popcoin
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B

    2. Cynical
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      C

      1. Totti
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        why no love for bamford?

    3. Totti
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      then i need more replies to finalise the wildcard 🙂

  24. popcoin
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone else think Trent looks a little bit off it at the moment and Robbo is better option?

    1. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Think this was asked the night before he got 3/4 assists and a goal. Although I agree I'm reluctant to remove TAA

    2. OLEgend
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Can't take the risk of not owning him when he scores a free-kick and a couple of assists,already suffered once lase season.

    3. Totti
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      i think at the end of the season the difference will be negligible
      but TAA has advantage of playing fouls outside the box

  25. OLEgend
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Why is Zaha not preferred in the WC team? I just picked him for the first time ever in my team in the WC. Hope it works out.

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You'll probably find out soon enough.

      1. OLEgend
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Haha.. Inconsistent isn't it? He is my only differential in an otherwise template WC team.

    2. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You'll be removing him quickly. Always flattered to deceive IMO.

    3. mr messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Too streaky

    4. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      He is a decent pick with the fixtures and for that price imo

    5. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Good pick OOP on pens

  26. mr messi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Just realised I can do Ings to Vardy for a hit. Yes or no?

    1. Drafting Away
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Not now

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

      ... but why would you do that??

  27. cuppatea78
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    What would you go with?

    A) Foden, Mitrovic, DCL
    B) Pondence, Bamford, Jiminez

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A then

  28. Wally711
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Play one of these?

    1) Mitchell
    2) Justin

    Captain one of these?

    A) Auba
    B) Werner
    C) Son

    1. Totti
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      1 C

  29. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    How is she looking fellas? GTG? Bench order ok? Thank you!!

    Martinez
    Saiss Taylor Davies
    KDB Salah (C) JRod Klich Son
    Jimi Richarlison

    Steer Keane Mitchell Brewster

  30. lilmessipran
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    KDB in the hole behind the striker is fpl gold, don't see how the gap between Werner and him for the armband is not bigger

    1. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      yeah the striker point is a bit sticky at city this week

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

      Based on how city attack its perfect for KDB owners