Many Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers may find themselves with a couple of free transfers to use this week, though if you’ve kicked off the season with a bang, you might not feel the urge to mess around with your lineup.
Are you holding onto Gabriel? It might be time to bid him adieu, despite the possibility that he might start Arsenal’s home game against Fulham in gameweek 3. With Oleksandr Zinchenko eyeing a return and Takehiro Tomiyasu benched due to a red card against Crystal Palace, it’s tempting, but Gabriel’s lack of consistent starts make him a risky choice.
My personal take? Sell Gabriel. A dependable starter every week is a must, and Gabriel’s current status doesn’t tick that box.
Swapping Gabriel for Saliba is a no-brainer, although it will now set you back an additional £0.2m as Saliba’s value has risen to £5.1m and Gabriel’s dipped to £4.9m.
For a secure Manchester City defender, Ruben Dias (£5.5m) seems your best bet, though Kyle Walker and Manuel Akanji, both cheaper at £5.1m, have started all Premier League games as well as the Uefa Super Cup match against Sevilla.
Ben Chilwell is practically a requirement if you haven’t snagged him yet. Chelsea’s upcoming games against Luton, Nottingham Forest, and Bournemouth make his teammates Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto hot bargains at £4.5m and £4.0m, respectively.
Looking elsewhere, Brentford’s Rico Henry is a steal at £4.6m, while Tottenham’s Pedro Porro (£4.9m) and Destiny Udogie (£4.5m) could offer surprising attacking returns.
Here’s a deeper dive into what you should ponder for gameweek 3.
Fantasy 606 – Haaland’s Reign & Sutton Death Weeps
Predictable? Perhaps, but unseating Erling Haaland as captain against Sheffield United would require a bravado few possess. While Arsenal and Manchester United’s home games look promising, no attacker has shown enough to steal Haaland’s captaincy spotlight.
However, Raheem Sterling’s vibrant form could put him in contention, along with Nicolas Jackson for Chelsea’s match against Luton. Yet, Haaland remains the safest bet.
Fixtures to Watch
Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez have impressed, making adding a second City attacker tempting for their trip to Bramall Lane.
The dilemma for those backing Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford is whether to ditch one before a home game against Nottingham Forest. My advice? Hold onto them for now.
Sterling’s mere 2.6% ownership, along with Colwill and Gusto’s under-5% mark, could be savvy picks for Chelsea’s home game against Luton.
Richarlison, a midfielder in FPL, is a unique choice for Tottenham’s Bournemouth trip, and Julian Alvarez, at 8.3% ownership, is worth considering.
The Weekly Gamble
The gamble this week? Selling off players before they’ve shown their worth. This holds true for Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
Consider selling Ollie Watkins for Nicolas Jackson, but beware. Jackson’s youth and inexperience in the Premier League and Chelsea’s adjustment under Mauricio Pochettino are risks. Meanwhile, Watkins is going into his 4th top-flight season with Aston Villa, fresh from a European hat-trick.
Hold off on parting with proven point scorers, but if you’re feeling adventurous, Sterling against Luton or Jackson might be your gamble.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword Fantasy Premier League
What are some of the key transfer suggestions for gameweek 3 in Fantasy Premier League?
Some key transfer suggestions include considering Gabriel for Saliba, looking at Ruben Dias or Kyle Walker for defense, and acquiring Ben Chilwell if you haven’t already. Also, considering differentials like Rico Henry, Pedro Porro, and Destiny Udogie might be valuable.
Who is the recommended captain for the upcoming gameweek?
Erling Haaland is the recommended captain against Sheffield United. While Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson are also considered good options, Haaland is viewed as the safest bet.
Are there any suggested differentials or gamble picks for this week?
Differentials include Raheem Sterling, Levi Colwill, Malo Gusto, Richarlison, and Julian Alvarez. The gamble of the week might be taking players out of your team before they’ve proven themselves, or going for Nicolas Jackson or Raheem Sterling against Luton.
What fixtures should Fantasy Premier League managers target in gameweek 3?
Managers should consider targeting Manchester City’s trip to Bramall Lane, Tottenham’s goal-scoring potential under Ange Postecoglou, and Aston Villa’s Watkins going to Burnley in gameweek 3.
Should I keep or sell Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford?
The advice is to stick with both Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford for now, and reconsider their positions next week, despite the fact that neither of them has shown an attacking return in Manchester United’s first two games.
Where can I find the Fantasy 606 podcast?
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