Fantasy Premier League: GW3 Dream Team

Most FPL managers were Manchester City light given their start to the season; however there will be a massive rush to add their players following a GW2 win over Wolves.

Kevin de Bruyne has already gone up in price and at the time of the article has over 40% ownership, whilst the likes of Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus offer good value.

Other dilemmas this week include whether to stick or twist with Timo Werner and Manchester United assets after a mixed start to the campaign.

Brighton vs. Manchester United: Bruno Fernandes
Price: 10.5

Manchester United were awful in their opening fixture with Crystal Palace, suffering a 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

Brighton on the other hand have looked good in their first two, pushing Chelsea at the Amex, before an easy win away to Newcastle United.

In a tough to predict fixture, I’d probably avoid assets if possible here. United are the favourites though and Bruno Fernandes is probably the best selection.

Fernandes scored twice in the fixture last year and given United’s record of penalties, you wouldn’t bet against them getting one on Saturday.

Other options
Tariq Lamptey (4.5)
Marcus Rashford (9.5)

Crystal Palace vs. Everton: Lucas Digne
Price: 6.1

Two sides that are two from two meet on Saturday as Crystal Palace host Everton.

Another tough game to call here and despite the two sides scoring eight between them last weekend, I can’t see a great deal being scored at Selhurst Park.

Tyrick Mitchell is the best 4.0 option in the game (he has risen to 4.1 now) – however the attacking potential of Lucas Digne for Everton maybe too much to ignore.

Other options
Tryick Mitchell (4.1)
Richarlison (8.0)

West Brom vs. Chelsea: Kai Havertz
Price: 8.4

Chelsea are yet to really get going in the Premier League this season; however a trip to West Brom could see the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner find their feet.

Havertz scored a hat-trick in the mid-week cup victory over Barnsley, although that hasn’t been enough for some FPL owners to keep, with the midfielders price dropping.

West Brom have conceded eight in their first two league matches this season and you’d back Chelsea to score at least a couple at the Hawthorns.

Chelsea assets appear a must here and at least one of Havertz or Werner are the way to go.

Other options
Timo Werner (9.5)
Reece James (5.1)

Burnley vs. Southampton: Chris Wood
Price: 6.5

Southampton have made a surprisingly poor start to the season, losing both of their opening fixtures, conceding six in the process.

Burnley were beaten in their opening game of the season at Leicester; however looked decent going forward, scoring twice at the King Power.

Chris Wood is on the more under rated players in the division and a home fixture against the Saints is one you’d expect him to score in.

Other options
Erik Pieters (4.5)
Danny Ings (8.4)

Sheffield United vs. Leeds United: Helder Costa
Price: 5.6

Sheffield United host Leeds United in the first Yorkshire derby in the Premier League of the campaign.

The Blades have struggled so far this campaign, losing both of their first two and failing to score in the process.

Leeds United got off the mark last week as they edged past Fulham in a seven goal thriller at Elland Road, with Helder Costa scoring twice.

Sunday’s opening fixture is another tough one to call; however the Portuguese winger could be the best option and is well priced, despite a minor increase during the week.

Other options
Illan Meslier (4.5)
George Baldock (5.5)

Tottenham vs. Newcastle United: Matt Doherty
Price: 6.0

Tottenham and Newcastle had differing Sunday’s last weekend, as Spurs thrashed Southampton, whilst Newcastle put in a woeful display at home to Brighton.

Spurs are yet to keep a clean sheet in any of their four fixtures this campaign, however a home game against a defensive side represents a good chance.

Matt Doherty may not be so attacking as he was at his former side Wolves, but he will get lots of space to attack into from full-back with Newcastle likely to defend deep.

Other options
Harry Kane (10.5)
Heung Min Son (9.0)

Manchester City vs. Leicester City: Raheem Sterling
Price: 11.5

Like we’ve touched upon already, getting Manchester City assets into your side from now appears a must.

De Bruyne, Sterling, Foden and Jesus are all excellent shouts and you can’t really go wrong.

Sterling’s ownership is incredibly low at 5% and it may well be worth the risk of gambling on him rather than De Bruyne at 40%.

Leicester City are top of the Premier League having won their first two; however you’d be surprised if they get anything from the Etihad.

Other options
Kevin de Bruyne (11.6)
Phil Foden (6.5)

West Ham vs. Wolves: Raul Jimenez
Price: 8.5

There are few strikers better than Raul Jimenez in the Premier League and the Mexican international has made an excellent start to the season.

Jimenez found the net in both of Wolves’ first two games, including a stunning effort against Sheffield United in their season opener.

West Ham were unlucky to lose at Arsenal last weekend, but are without a point so far this campaign and it will be hard for them to get off the mark on Sunday.

Jimenez scored in the meeting between the two last season and you’d fancy him to score again.

Other options
Daniel Podence (5.6)
Ruben Vinagre (4.4)

Fulham vs. Aston Villa: Aleksandar Mitrovic
Price: 6.0

Fulham are without a point so far this season, however looked good going forward against Leeds United last time out.

Aleksandar Mitrovic opened his account for the season with a brace in the 4-3 defeat and a home fixture against Aston Villa is a nice follow up.

Villa improved defensively towards the end of the 19-20 campaign and kept a clean sheet in their opening game, however did face 10 men for the majority of the fixture.

Mitrovic at 6.0 is one of the under priced players in the game and looks the best bet for this one.

Other options
Ollie Watkins (6.0)
Jack Grealish (7.0)

Liverpool vs. Arsenal: Mohamed Salah
Price: 12.1

Two sides with 100% records meet in the final game of the weekend as Liverpool entertain Arsenal.

Mohamed Salah has an excellent record at home to the Gunners since returning to the Premier League, scoring four and providing two assists in the three matches.

Arsenal under Mikel Arteta are better defensively; however you’d fancy Salah to improve on this record.

Other options
Sadio Mane (11.9)
Andrew Robertson (7.0)

GW3 Dream Team:
(3-4-3): Meslier; Walker, Doherty, Vinagre; Havertz, Foden, Sterling (C) Salah; Werner (VC), Jiminez, Mitrovic

GW2 Dream Team:
(4-4-2): Ryan (6); Gabriel (2), Digne (1), Dallas (1), Castagne (9); Aubameyang (10)(C), Fernandes (2), Rashford (2), Grealish (3); Vardy (2), Richarlison (12)
Total points: 50
GW1 Average: 59

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