Here are our FPL Way Picks for Gameweek 3 of the 2021-22 season. The deadline for GW3 is on Saturday 28th August at 11:00 BST.
We will basically be building a team that I feel will make a solid team selection for Gameweek 3 with a £100m budget. This team uses the full 100m budget.
Before I get started, let’s have a look at all of the Gameweek 3 Fixtures along with the top 6 teams with the best attacking and defensive fixtures.
Here are the fixtures for Gameweek 3
Let’s have a look at the teams with the best fixtures
This is how predicted fixture difficulty is rated:
Let’s start by looking at the top 6 teams with the easiest defensive fixtures for the upcoming 6 Gameweeks:
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I will be going through all the fixtures for our team selection and I will provide you with the reason as to why I have selected them.
Aston Villa vs Brentford
No Brentford picks here, it really does seem that Ivan Toney will have to prove himself before joining my squad. On the other side, I have actually selected three Aston Villa players with Emiliano Martínez (5.5m), Tyrone Mings (5.0m), and Danny Ings (8.1m). Let’s start with Martínez, we all know how legendary and essential he was last season and against Brentford at home, it simply just screams a clean sheet here. His fixtures after this GW are not so great, but remember, I don’t pick this fella for just clean sheets, he can also provide the save points to make him a very appealing pick. Mings provided two assists against Newcastle in GW2, this makes him even more appealing as not only could he get the clean sheet bonus points, but he also offers the attacking returns as well (which is exactly what you want from a defender). As for good old Danny Ings, he’s proven already that he is a consistent asset this season providing a goal a game in the Premier League so far. Let’s not forget how great of a goal that overhead kick was against Newcastle either. At the moment, Ings seems to be on par with DCL in terms of consistency and this is certainly a player I wouldn’t want to be without moving forward.
Brighton vs Everton
Just the one player in this fixture with the man; Dominic Calvert-Lewin (8.2m). This guy is proving to start the season just like he did last season. He was never a big hauler but a person of consistency which for FPL provides great value. Everton faces Brighton away, and in two GW’s, they have only conceded one goal. That being said, I can see Everton shaking up their defence and DCL getting on the goal sheet at least once (if not more). I would certainly back DCL, especially with their great run of fixtures.
Norwich vs Leicester
No surprises here, I feature no Norwich players. I do however feature Ricardo Pereira (5.5m). Norwich is yet to score in the Premier League, and with that record, I can’t see their first goal coming against Leicester. Pereira provided an assist in GW1 against Wolves and accumulated 12 points in that Gameweek. On paper, this has a Leicester clean sheet written all over it, and hopefully, we can’t also benefit from an attacking return or bonus points for Pereira in this fixture.
West Ham vs Crystal Palace
With a new manager, you would expect that Palace would start the season better than they have, they are yet to win a game so none of their players features in our selection this week. For West Ham though, I have the joint top goal scorer and the player who is second on assists; that guy is Michail Antonio (7.8m). This guy is pure fire at the moment providing 3 goals and 3 assists in just 2 Gameweeks (pretty incredible right?). Honestly, he is a serious contender for the Captaincy for Gameweek 3 if he can maintain his impeccable form. I don’t need to say anything else on Antonio, he’s essential, and straight in our squad!
Burnley vs Leeds
The only player in this fixture I have selected is Raphinha (6.5m). For that price, this is a serious steal and for me is essential in any squad. Just take a look at Leeds fixtures after GW5, this guy will be the man to own if you haven’t got him already. Okay, he’s only scored one goal so far this campaign but it looked as if he should have converted in both fixtures. Against a weak Burnley side, I can definately see him getting some attacking returns here!
Spurs vs Watford
Two players in this fixture for Spurs, with Sergio Reguilón (5.1m) and Heung-Min Son (10.1m). Two clean sheets so far for Spurs and with 2 very friendly upcoming fixtures, we can possibly expect that to become 4 in a row. Reguilón also provided 6 assists last season, can he add extra points on top of a cleans sheet? (we like to think so). As for Son, playing Watford, well, this is another great contender for captaincy. We know Kane is back into the squad and this could well boost his attacking returns as we’ve seen in the past. You could argue, but for me, Son is essential. He is always a player I fear not owning which is why he’s been in my squad since the PL Season commenced.
Wolves vs Man Utd
Finally, in this last fixture we have Bruno Fernandes (12.1m) and Mason Greenwood (7.6m). Yes, Fernandes had a great start with a hatty in GW1 followed by a blank in GW2, but we move and he is still essential. On the other side, Greenwood is playing up front at the moment and this certainly adds appeal as a midfielder playing OOP for only 7.6m. The fear is obviously that he will not always play in this position, but with a goal a game and a player that looks to repeat damage against Wolves, it feels like a simple selection here.
Our Bench Picks
Ben Foster (4.0m)
Not much to mention here, essential this fella is bench fodder at a low 4m price to spend more on the rest of your team. Keepers are players in which I’m very reluctant to make transfers, so a set a forget keeper for me is the way forward.
Vladimir Coufal (5.0m)
Coufal provided nine assists last season and has already provided one so far this season. He’s a potential starter really, but I decided Pereira was the better starter facing a weak Norwich squad.
Luke Shaw (5.5m)
Shaw provided a goal and five assists last season, a great player to have in your squad indeed. Since he’s playing Wolves Away, that’s the only reason in which he didn’t feature in the starting XI but he could well keep a clean sheet and a possible attacking return; never doubt this man! After all, he’s the most owned player in FPL this season.
Josh Brownhill (4.5m)
Again, another player which is bench fodder, either Brownhill or Bissouma, take your pick; for 4.5m on the bench, you really can’t go wrong.
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