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. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is triple City attack (Sterling, KDB, Foden) viable?

    Yes / no

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

      Yeah why not, the leeds game could be riot

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

      Given the fact that they have been among the top scoring teams in the past few seasons, that is a very viable strategy.

      The only thing that you need would be for all of them to start. For now, it looks as if they are good to go

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

      Yes but I feel safer long term with Salah instead of Sterling

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

      Is Foden nailed for this week after playing the Cup match. Chances of Mahrez starting?

    5. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes.
      Considering how cheap Foden is.

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        For me. It’s between sterling or salah

    6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      What I am going for

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

        I'm on the same with Salah too

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Ditto 🙂

    7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely viable but not for me

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Missed a great opportunity there 😉

    8. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Yes. Sterling can easily swap to a different big hitter down the line. KDB is someone to keep and Foden is great value while starting.

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Agreed, cheers

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

      Yes- keep cash in bank to get Salah back when you plan to captain him

  2. Ninjaa
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is this g2g. No fts left.

    McCarthy (Nyland)
    TAA Davies Justin (Ferguson Egan)
    Salah KDB Podence JWP (Reed)
    Werner Vardy Adams

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

      Egan to Wolves defender for a -4 should be worth it for your team and bench Justin imo

    2. No Fuchs Given
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      swap Adams for Mitrovic - form and fixtures seem better

      And agree on Egan to Wolves defender

      1. No Fuchs Given
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        I wouldn't take the hit this week for either of those though

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

    Robertson, C Taylor,
    VVD, R James

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

      Which one do you prefer?

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      2

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

      2

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

      2

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

        Thanks mate!

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

      Would you go KDB if you have Salah?

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

        I do and I am

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

          Making me doubt my self.

    2. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      On pens too

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

    A) Kane + J.Rod
    B) Salah + Mitrovic

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      B but I do like Kane

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

    Floored!! 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

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

      Keane is more like to cs than Taylor according to sky bet.

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

    Better team A or B? On A I think?

    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

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

      A for me...I like the 5 man mid this year so far

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

      Prefer the 1st one mate

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

        Ta that’s the one I’m on 🙂

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

    Wc this? -12 taken.

    McCarthy Steer
    VVD TAA KWP Saiss Dallas
    KDB Salah Son Zaha Lemina
    DCL Mitro Adams

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

      12 points it a lot to loose at this stage...I would hit the button

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Definitely wildcard

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      -12 is too much.

      Wildcard

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

    Final WC decision:

    Martinez - Steer
    TAA - Saiss - Lamptey - Mitchell - Dunne
    KDB - Salah - Son - Rodriguez - ___________
    DCL - ___________ - Jimenez

    a) Foden and Brewster

    b) Bissouma and Mitrovic

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

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

        A

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

      That's...quite unanimous.

      Any reasons?

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

        Foden to outscore Mitro IMO...other are bench players

    4. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A

    5. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      A. Because if you remove the bench fodder then you're just asking whether you should opt for a Fulham or Man City attacker.

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

      Idk if ur bench is good enough to handle foden benchings tho

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

    Hey guys please pick one to NOT play this week
    H.Barnes away at man city 10 shots so far, no Laporte
    Ayew at home to crystal palace
    Bowen at home to wolves 5 shots so far great preseason, west ham shite tho
    Adams away at Burnley, could he get rotated?

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Bowen

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

      Barnes

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

        1 vote for Bowen not to play 1 for Barnes..hmm thanks guys conundrum

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

      Bowen. Some talk about him beeing benched for Yarmolenko.

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

        Oh really? Thanks didn’t see that!

    4. skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Barnes you cant not play. Ayew has done a great job so far, cant see CPL changing their starting lineup after those performances. Bowen and Adams have played well but their teams lost both games so maybe could not start. I d bench one of them, would probably bench Adams since WHU play later so i d have sth to wait.

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

    Choose:

    A) Werner & Podence
    B) Son & Wood

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

      A

      1. aleksa96
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        A

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

      B

    3. K_UN_DE_BRU_YNE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Son & Barnes

  12. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    On Wc like many.

    Martinez/4m
    Lamptey-James-Taa-Justin-mitchell
    Salah-KDB-Foden-Burke-Podence
    Werner-DCL-Jimi

    How does this look?. Template?.

    Any better option than Justin?. Can only go to 4.8m

    1. Hospital Pass
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      You're only direction from Justin is down, and the options apart from Taylor are few.

      I guess you know that the Mid is super-cheap, and the plan is a -4 if Son/Pulisic et al become essential, or -8 if there's another fire to put out.

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

        Thanks. YeaH, I’ve Been looking at Son and mitro/woods. Not sure who to get rid of though.

        1. Hospital Pass
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          it's a proper dilemma. Some have gone without the Liverpool defence to get Son in, others drop Werner or Jimi. Basically, you write Werner, DCL, Jimi, Son, Salah, KDB, TAA down... and cross one name off. Only KDB stays for certain with me. After that you're on your own.

  13. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    If Tarkowski moves, who would partner Mee at CB?

    Dunne or Long?

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

      Long I would imagine.

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

      Long

    3. Whats the Huth
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Hopefully Dunne. 4.1 starter is tasty

    4. Netley Lucas
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      They'll buy a good CB. WHM won't pay what BUR want though so it's not happening, atm.

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

        Leicester have put in a bid

  14. Stram Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Pretty close. Any thoughts?

    Martínez
    VVD Saïss Castagne
    Salah KDB Havertz Son Anguissa
    DCL Jiménez

    Steer Lamptey Mitchell Brewster

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

      I too tried 6 attackers and a 4.5. Not viable imho. A downgrade of someone is needed

      1. Stram Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Cheers

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

    Should I:

    a) Take a hit and swap Martial for Werner
    b) Keep Martial and lose 0.1 tonight, assuming I'll get it back at some point
    c) Take a hit and swap Martial for Jimenez
    d) Take a hit and swap Martial for someone else ...

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

      B, its brighton.

      1. Whats the Huth
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        You obviously haven’t watched any games so far.

        I’d go C mate

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

          Man Utd played one game man. Taking a hit is stupid.

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

    Hello everyone

    Play one of these?

    1) Mitchell
    2) Justin

    Captain one of these?

    A) Auba
    B) Werner
    C) Son

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mitchell out of them due to Palace being more defensive and organised.
      Captain Son out of those. Due to form.

  17. adstomko
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is having two 5.6m midfielders too much? One takes pens in an ultra-attacking team (Klich), the other is Podence

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Probably best of the bunch.

  18. FF Dirtbag
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Hows it looking for this game week?

    McCarthy
    TAA KWP Vinagre
    Salah KDB(c) Son Foden Soucek
    Werner Jiminez

    PeacockF; Davis, Mitchell, Justin

  19. SouthCoastSaint
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is Ferguson a silly choice on wildcard? Feeling like he doesn’t walk into the team when he’s back and a possible 0,1 loss if he continues to be out... need a 4.0

    1. FF Dirtbag
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Mitchell or dunne

  20. Gaffa914
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Choose one please
    A) Trent and Jiménez
    B) Martial and Robertson

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

      A

  21. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Thoughts on this WC draft? Is it GTG?
    Martinez
    VVD, James, Saiss
    Salah, KDB, Son, Rodriguez, Podence,
    Calvert-Lewin, Jimenez

    Forster, Lamptey, Mitchell, Brewster

  22. Heiro
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Is 5 decent mids overkill?

    Saiss/James/Mitchel/Justin /Lamptey

    Son/Salah/KDB/Podence/jRod

    Jiminez/Werner/Brewster

  23. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone else here playing Soucek or Justin this week?

  24. Woody01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    G2G? On WC

    Martínez (Nyland)
    Digne / James / Saiss (Castagne / Mitchell)
    Son / KDB / James R / Salah / Podence
    Jimenez / DCL / (Brewster)

    Brewster looking ever more likely for a Prem move too

  25. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    Sterling score only 29 points more than Mahrez by playing 717 minutes more.

    Mahrez is 3m cheaper.

    Looks a no brained on WC to me.

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

      That's based on keeping either player in your team for the entire season

  26. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 1 day ago

    1) Havertz DCL
    2) Werner Hames

  27. UnitedRthebest
      2 months, 1 day ago

      Just wanted to say have a good day and fpl weekend! No matter what happens trust your decisions.

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        GL dude

        1. UnitedRthebest
            2 months, 1 day ago

            Thanks!

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

          Amen

      2. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        Thinking of going Pereira or Townsend over Podence for more security of starts. Especially since I already have foden.

        Thoughts?

      3. Shoplifters United
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 1 day ago

        On WC. Here's what I've got:

        Martinez (Steer)
        TAA, Robertson, Saiss, James (Mitchell)
        KDB, Havertz, Son, Foden (Klich)
        Werner, DCL (Brewster)

        - Klich covers Foden when he loses Pep roulette.
        - Somewhat bothered by not having United cover, but I can move to Martial from Werner or double up on FTs to bring in Bruno+.

        Too much Chelsea?
        Anything to fix before my WC expires?

        1. Shteve
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 1 day ago

          Too much chelsea and no Liverpool attackers

          1. Shoplifters United
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 1 day ago

            TAA and Robertson

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

        Final choices on my WC... would you prefer A or B?

        A. Werner, Alzate & Foden
        B. Son, Brewster & Barnes / Foden