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Forget bragging rights and a small green arrow – you could be £10,000 richer at the end of Gameweek 3. And it won’t cost you a penny (or a free transfer)…

We’re talking about the free-to-play weekly Fantasy5 tournament, where there are various other prizes on offer beyond the whopping jackpot.

You can even set up a mini-league and compete with colleagues, friends and family.

It’s as simple as this: pick five players from the nominated Gameweek 3 matches below and, if they all exceed their ‘points targets’ (a par score set by Fantasy5 for each asset), you’ll be in the money.

We’ve selected our own picks for Gameweek 3 below, with FPL Family’s Sam following suit. As we’ll discuss, there are some generous points targets for some of the big Fantasy names this week.

But first, the essentials for newcomers.

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Fantasy5 is easy to play as it follows the exact same scoring system as FPL, just without the bonus points.

It’s also the fastest media outlet for live Fantasy points, displaying all player points from the five games in question, as well as the live score and time.

For the more detailed lowdown, head here.

The competition is limited to one entry per person per round and selections must be submitted before kick-off of the first eligible match.

If two or more entrants correctly select five players who all score more than their points target, then the prize pot is split among all winners.

For a full list of the terms and conditions, click here.

GAMEWEEK 3 FIXTURES

The five matches in this round of fixtures are:

  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Everton
  • West Ham United v Crystal Palace
  • Liverpool v Chelsea
  • Tottenham Hotspur v Watford
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

The deadline is at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, August 28.

SCOUT’S GAMEWEEK 3 PICKS

We alluded to some players with generous points targets at the top of this piece and Michail Antonio is among them: the West Ham United striker, who tops the division for ‘big chances’ in 2021/22 so far, needs just two attacking returns to beat his target score of 6.5. Given that he’s already got six goals and assists combined to his name, it’s surely within his reach.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Romelu Lukaku will likely face tougher defensive tests than the one that Crystal Palace will pose West Ham but chances galore are falling the way of the pair this season. Calvert-Lewin has had more goal attempts than any other forward bar Antonio, while Lukaku had eight of them in Sunday’s clash with Arsenal alone. Liverpool’s risky high line, which just about held against Burnley, looks ready-made for one of the best counter-attacking forwards in the world to exploit.

It’s two clean sheets from two for Spurs, who face a Watford side that looked limp on their first Premier League away day in two years last weekend. All of the Lilywhites’ defenders need an attacking return to best their points targets and who better to have a good stab at this than Sergio Reguilon, who will surely see more of the opposition area than he did in the previous two Gameweeks when Spurs came under heavy pressure.

Most defenders in the Fantasy5 game, indeed, need to do better than just keep a clean sheet. Luke Shaw is one of the best placed for that. He had the best minutes-per-key pass rate of any defender last season and he’s been back at it again in 2021/22, carving out four opportunities in the first two Gameweeks.

SAM’S GAMEWEEK 3 PICKS

Pick the best Gameweek 3 players for a free chance to win £10k with Fantasy5

This season’s Everton team is built upon supplying crosses to Dominic Calvert-Lewin and therefore he has real potential this week, especially as Brighton are susceptible from set pieces.

Dele Alli has never blanked at home to Watford in the Premier League, returning 27 FPL points in four games. Following on from his goal in Gameweek 2, he could be a great pick this week with both his goal threat and set-piece potential.

The Liverpool v Chelsea game is difficult to call, however if Liverpool do lose their clean sheet, Romelu Lukaku is likely to be part of that. He dominated the game on his return to Chelsea in Gameweek 2 against Arsenal and whilst Liverpool will be more solid defensively. he will make it very hard for that Reds backline.

Michail Antonio is playing a Palace side who have made a slow start to the season. In contrast, Antonio has come out of the traps and was the top points-scoring attacker in Gameweek 2 – a feat he could easily replicate this week.

Paul Pogba’s assist potential is excellent at the moment as he is playing in the right position to optimise his potential returns. Manchester United’s performance against Southampton in Gameweek 2 was disappointing and this is something that they will be looking to rectify on Sunday; Pogba will likely be part of the points it they do.


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  1. Bishopool
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    How would you change it? 2 FT-s and cant decide. Thinking of WestHam and Spurs assets but not convincing.. Is it worth to let it be as it is?

    Sanchez
    Tsimikas Shaw Cancelo
    Salah Bruno Barnes Gundo
    Antonio(C) Ings Wilson

    Subs: Digne, Amartey, Bissouma

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Barnes and Gundo are the weak spots imho. I would play Digne or Amartey instead of Tsimikas.

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I would monitor if KDB is ready or not, if not then I would keep Gundo for one more GW, especially that they play Arsenal at home

    2. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      if youre going to bench Digne you might as well get rid

  2. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Is the situation around the international break finally settled? Players not going to the red list countries or how does it look like?

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Still no clarity really. Infantino asked Johnson to make exemptions for PL players travelling to red zones so they didn't have to quarantine on return which was shot down. I think FIFA rules currently state that any player that doesn't go still isn't allowed to play any game on those dates + 5 days after their last scheduled game so PL clubs keeping their players doesn't solve anything. La Liga have also said they're backing their clubs not sending players.

      1. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        I dont see how Fifa can enforce the +5 days ban, since they dont hold jurisdiction over clubs (continent bodies do, so UEFA in this case). But we'll see I guess

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Then they'd ban the players from representing their countries in future.
          Can't see how that helps anyone mind. Brazil would be trying to qualify for the World Cup with their Olympic squad.

          1. Noisy Neighbour
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 12 days ago

            The thought of no international football for Premier League players leaves me all warm and fuzzy inside.

  3. Maddamotha
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Mendy accused of 4 rapes and is suspended by Man City. Hope its not true...

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      He's definitely been suspended by the club. And he's been CHARGED, not simply 'accused'.

  4. Agger
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    When's Jadon Sancho gonna start then?

    1. Galza-The Wanton Trader
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I’ve been asking myself this since GW1… (owner)

      Surely he gets in for Martial, but then I said that last week about DJames… 🙂

  5. Fernandito
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    What to do with Mahrez and Barnes
    A keep both 2 FT for next GW
    B Mahrez to Grealish for free
    C Mahrez and Barnes to Son & Grey

  6. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Liverpool & City playing same nights again, FFS.

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Oilclassico 😮

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Agueroooooo

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Messi vs Ronaldooo

  8. Stupendous
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    F@@k Ronaldo

    Sincerely

    A City fan

    1. Noisy Neighbour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      What he said. I hope we finish 5th or below if we sign that walking piece of excrement.

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      What just happened?

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Ditto. Don't want to have to watch that humourless narcissistic cretin in a blue shirt, no matter how good he is.

      Another City fan

  9. royals forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    If you can’t afford Son is Alli the next Spurs MF to have or is there someone else

    Any ideas would be welcomed

    1. dark91
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Yes Alli would be your best bet

  10. dark91
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    City vs PSG. That will be dripping gold

  11. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Messi Vs Ronaldo could be on in the UCL again

  12. FC Hakkebøf
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 12 days ago

    Ronaldo will be listed as a forward at 12.5?

    1. Agger
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      13 minimum.. Its Ronaldo

    2. PartyTime
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Yes, believe so

      • Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        he wont join

    3. Agamenmon
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      I have TAA, Shaw, Veltman, White and have 4.5 to spend who is best to go for

      A Dier
      B Ayling
      C Other

      1. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Livramento and save the .5

      2. Azurri
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        A

    4. One Wheels Enough
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Any help on who to bench please:

      a) Ayling
      b) Toney

      1. FC Hakkebøf
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Bench ayling

      2. OLLY G
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Start Toney 100%.

      3. Scholes Out For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Ayling

      4. Alcapaul
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Ayling

      5. lilmessipran
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Bench the defender

        1. One Wheels Enough
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Sorted...

      6. One Wheels Enough
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        However, it's not just the defender element - there's plenty of defs out there that you'd play over Toney - TAA, Shaw, Coufal etc.

    5. dark91
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Didn't really miss facing Bayern in the CL. Now even without Messi so let's see how it goes

    6. merin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Best 4.5 forward?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        They're all duds - doesn't matter.

      2. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Scarlett the popular choice. Think Zeqiri is Maupay’s replacement but think Maupay will be back this week or next

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          Welbeck first

          1. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Looks like Welbeck’s back then. All duds probably right

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      Those 3 clubs together 😆

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 12 Years
        3 months, 12 days ago

        Which 3? Not watching?

        1. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 12 days ago

          Leipzig City PSG
          Inter Madrid Donetsk
          United Atalanta Villareal

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 11 days ago

            Cheers.

    8. Scholes Out For Summer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 12 days ago

      City finally has a hard group

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Pep only has 2 more goes at this

      2. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        They had a few really tough groups under Mancini and Pellegrini.

      3. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Finally? Back to the research tent for you fella.

    9. diesel001
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      This CL draw is looking nice, but Man Utd getting an easier group.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 11 days ago

        Definitely

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 11 days ago

          They even get Arsenal in the 4th pot [Young Boys]

    10. korbendallas82
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      Feel like having 2 ft til international. But i still have one tf to use. But at the same time, i will use 2 now if it is for the best.

      Sancez

      TAA, Tsimikas, Shaw
      Benhrahma, Salah, Bruno, Mahrez
      Antonio, Ings, Toney
      Steele Brownhill ,Omobamidele, White.

      A. Downgrade Mahrez to 6-7 mill midfielder.
      B Keep White, do Tsimikas to Livramento.

      What would you prioritise?

    11. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 11 days ago

      So - Group B...

    12. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      CR7