In this article, we have identified our top 5 GW3 FPL player picks and the players that have great fixtures coming up.
Last season’s top FPL point scorer tops the list, ahead of his teammate Sadio Mane. Liverpool host Brighton on Saturday and go into the game having not conceded a goal in the opening 2 fixtures. Brighton on the other are coming into the match off the back of a brilliant 3-2 victory against Manchester United, and full of confidence.
However, Hughton has confirmed that Duffy will miss the weekends match, meaning a debut for Leon Balogun. This hasn’t come at a good time with the arrival of Liverpool, and could prove to be a great points haul for Salah owners. Salah registered 2 assists on Monday night against Crystal Palace, along with his opening day goal. Against a weakened defence and the attacking form that Liverpool are in, we fancy him to score big and reward the 53% that own him.
Aubameyang’s blanks in the opening 2 fixtures has seen 124,000 transfers out for the Arsenal frontman after GW2. This seems like a strange decision considering the fixtures that Arsenal now have:
Aubameyang averaged 6.7 points last season, the second highest of any forward in the league. Having proved his quality, we think that he could replicate a similar return over the next fixtures, and prove to be a slight differential with his current ownership. West Ham have had an awful start to the season, with the team looking like strangers after the vast amount of summer signings trying to gel together. West Ham have already conceded 4 goals against Liverpool, and didn’t seem to learn their lesson after the 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth.
Arsenal’s underlying attacking stats shine a light of hope after their back-to-back defeats. They registered 24 shots in total against Man City and Chelsea, and Aubameyang had 5 of those, missing 2 big chances. Against a weaker defence, we think he can be a must-own FPL player in GW3 and in the future gameweeks.
Hazard has started both of Chelsea’s opening games from the bench, but has still been able to assist twice. Saurri’s comments stated that Hazard has not been match fit to start either match, but is close to reaching the desired level. Chelsea play Newcastle on Sunday and look to continue their winning streak, while Newcastle will be looking for their first win.
We fancy Hazard to get his first goal of the season this weekend, with Chelsea already registering 37 shots over their first 2 matches.
Danny Ings started his first match for the Saints last weekend against Everton, following his cameo from the bench in the opening fixture. Ings has played 124 minutes of football and registered 9 shots within that time. He hasn’t taken long to find his feet, scoring his first goal for the club against Everton in the second half. Ings has also had more shots in the box than any other forward in the league, and at £5.5m he is a great budget option for FPL managers.
Aleksandar Mitrovic rejoined Fulham this season after his loan spell at the club over the Championship campaign. Fulham fans will be delighted that the club have retained his services, starting the season well with one goal in 2 games. Mitrovic’s underlying stats are the ones that have caught our attention. He has registered 11 shots across the opening matches, hitting the woodwork on one of the occasions.
Fulham host Burnley this weekend, and after their European exerts on Thursday night we think Mitrovic will take advantage of a tiring Burnley defence.
That’s our FPL picks for GW3, we fancy them to score big and reward managers who have them in their squads. Remember to consider both the players form and fixture schedule when transferring players into your team. All the best for the game week!