Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 Gameweek 3: Three in, three out

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 3 kicks off on Friday the 23rd of August at 8pm UK time, when newly-promoted Aston Villa host Everton.

Gameweek 3 will end on Sunday the 25th of August, with Tottenham hosting Newcastle and Wolves hosting Burnley.

So, all of your transfers for GW3 need to be done by 7pm UK time on Friday.

But if you are struggling to choose who to sign and who to sell this week, here are some tips.

Three in including Tottenham forward

Harry Kane (11.0)

Harry Kane has, in the past, struggled for form in August of Premier League seasons.

However, the Englishman hit the ground running in his opening game this time around, bagging a brace vs Aston Villa.

Granted, Kane did not score or assist last weekend, but in Kane’s defence, he was away to Manchester City.

This week, though, Kane is at home to Newcastle United.

The Magpies were smashed 3-1 by newly-promoted Norwich last weekend, and if they are in similar form on Sunday, Kane could have a field day.

Raheem Sterling (12.1)

Raheem Sterling is already staking a claim to be the best player on FPL in 2019/20.

The Manchester City standout has already bagged four goals in his opening two league games.

One of those goals came against Tottenham, showing that Sterling is capable of delivering in big games as well.

The attacker will face Bournemouth at their ground in game week 3.

Bournemouth have not had a great start to their new season.

Eddie Howe’s side drew their opening game vs Sheffield United, and only just saw off Aston Villa this past weekend.

Man City also have a superb record against Bournemouth.

Since they won promotion back to the Premier League, Bournemouth have lost all eight of their league outings against the Sky Blues.

As a result, it is likely that Sterling will once again be among the goals this weekend.

It is also probably worth considering Sterling as your captain this week.

Antony Martial (7.6)

With Romelu Lukaku now at Inter Milan, the task of providing the goals for Manchester United looks to have fallen to Anthony Martial.

The Frenchman has been given the number nine shirt this season, and has started their opening two PL fixtures through the middle.

Martial has so far delivered for United, scoring against both Chelsea and Wolves.

However, while United are playing Martial as a striker, FPL have him down as a midfielder.

As a result, you are getting the points of a midfielder, but he is playing up top.

A midfielder gets one extra point for every goal they score, five compared to the four given to a striker.

The Red Devils also have a fairly easy game this week. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side host a Crystal Palace side who are without a win in the league in 2019/20.

Three out including Liverpool defender

Virgil van Dijk (6.5)

Given the fact that Virgil van Dijk is one of the top centre-backs in the Premier League and maybe the world, selling him may seem a bit odd.

However, including the Community Shield and European Super Cup, Liverpool are yet to keep a clean sheet in their first four games of the new season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side came close vs Southampton, but Adrian gifted the Saints a goal with a silly error.

Adrian could start again this weekend when Liverpool face Arsenal.

Given Unai Emery’s side have the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette at their disposal, a Liverpool clean sheet doesn’t look that likely.

If you have Andy Robertson or Trent Alexander-Arnold in your side, you may want to hold on to them, as they are also good at getting points from assists. But VVD looks less appealing, with Liverpool yet to keep a clean sheet this season.


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3 points! #YNWA 😁

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Josh King (6.5)

Bournemouth were a dream club for FPL fans last season.

Josh King, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser were all great cheap options throughout 2018/19.

While King is still cheap, Bournemouth haven’t been in great form so far this season, and their next game is a much tougher test than their previous two.

The Cherries host Man City and, as mentioned above, Bournemouth haven’t beaten City since they were last promoted to the PL.


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3 points in the bag✅ A BIG thanx to the travelling fans yesterday

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Ayoze Perez (6.5)

Like Martial, Ayoze Perez looked an appealing pick at the start of the season, as he was a midfielder on FPL, but looked set to be deployed further up the pitch.

While Perez has been playing pretty high up for Leicester, he has yet to get off the mark for the Foxes.

Perez was subbed off in Leicester’s last game for Marc Albrighton, and Brendan Rodgers’ side looked much better after that change.

As a result, Perez could well find himself dropped to the bench in GW3.

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