Pick Your Squad for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 3
The third round of English Premier League is just around the corner so it is time to create your Fantasy team for the weekend that will certainly accumulate the points.
Gameweek 3 Deadline: 26 Aug 11:30
Bournemouth vs Manchester City
Crystal Palace vs Swansea
Huddersfield vs Southampton
Newcastle Utd vs West Ham
Watford vs Brighton
Manchester United vs Leicester
Chelsea vs Everton
West Brom vs Stoke City
Liverpool vs Arsenal
Tottenham vs Burnley
Our squad for Premier League Fantasy Gameweek 3: Tips and Picks
Fantasy Premier League Tips for Goalkeepers
The two goalkeepers that are eyeing a clean sheet following the last round’s defeats are the optimal choice for the weekend. Joe Hart is eager to prove himself again in the homeland, while Wayne Hennessey and his teammates are in a must-win situation after the horrible start. Frank de Boer will demand discipline from his men and tight defense will be first on the list.
Fantasy Premier League Tips for Defenders
The Dutch manager will heavily rely on Timothy Fosu-Mensah, the young all-around defender, and his fellow countrymen. Fosu-Mensah is a huge potential and taking the fact that he is on the loan from Manchester United, being under Jose Mourinho’s watch is a huge motivation.
Yet another Dutch player is set to explode any time now - Patrick van Aanholt. His strength and penetrability on the left flank could be a crucial factor for Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Chelsea’s guardian David Luiz is always a wise choice, especially as CFC are facing Everton and a narrow and tactical match is forecasted.
His teammate Antonio Rüdiger proved to be a perfect addition for Conte’s men as the German centre-back adapted Chelsea’s style almost instantly.
Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld will be commanding with Spurs’ defense in the upcoming clash with Burnley wherein securing a clean sheet is a must for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Fantasy Premier League Tips for Midfielders
Nemanja Matic for £5m is a must for your weekend’s team. The Serbian midfielder has fitted perfectly into Mourinho’s tactic and he proved himself as a valuable addition both defensively and offensively. Also, having an opportunity for beating the World’s second most expensive player is a significant morale booster.
With international break approaching, another Serbian midfielder is an excellent choice for your Fantasy team. Dusan Tadic explodes around his matches for Serbian national squad, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get back into the form he was in before the injury.
Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez is anxiously counting the days until the transfer window deadline. The Algerian is still hoping for a transfer to one of the stronger European clubs, and this is his last chance to make an impact that could convince Arsenal, Barcelona, or several another teams that showed interest in him.
Bernardo Silva is still grappling to embrace Guardiola’s philosophy and the upcoming match with Bournemouth could be a turning point for the Portuguese midfielder.
Despite spending only 25 minutes on the field in the opening two matches of Premier League, Anthony Martial netted twice and logged one assist. The French is hungrier than ever, and he will almost certainly make an impact against Leicester City. Him and Romelu Lukaku, our first-choice striker, are capable of creating the chemistry that could influence the whole squad.
Fantasy Premier League Tips for Forwards
Steve Mounie had a dream debut in the first round against Crystal Palace, but the young striker could be the next big thing this season. He already registered two goals and taking the fact that Huddersfield will take on Southampton his skill and agility could decide the outcome.
Rock-bottom West Ham are expected to step up against Newcastle this weekend, so all eyes will be on Javier Hernández Chicharito who returned to Premier League after several seasons of absence. Despite West Ham acquired several new players during the transfer window, it’s about time for grabbing some points. All eyes will be on the Mexican as the stakes are high both for West Ham and him since this is a perfect opportunity for his career revival.
And the last player for your Fantasy squad is Romelu Lukaku, the proficient Belgian striker. So far, transfer to Manchester United was a perfect move for both Jose Mourinho and Lukaku. He fitted into the team perfectly, mostly because his power and lethal finishing are what Manchester United required after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury. Also, taking the fact that several of his teammates are French speakers boosts the cooperation and teamwork, most importantly between him, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba who will be aiming to keep him busy throughout the season and help him on his way towards Premier League top scorer achievement.