Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 Gameweek 3: Three in, three out

Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 3 is set to get underway on Saturday the 26th of September.

The first clash of the weekend pits Brighton against Manchester United at 12:30 PM UK time.

As a result, your team must be locked in by 11 AM UK time on Saturday.

Gameweek 3 will end on Monday the 28th, when Liverpool and Arsenal face off.

Below are 101’s FPL tips for the upcoming game week.

Three in, including Manchester City midfielder

Kevin De Bruyne (11.5)

Our first pick of the week is one of the most expensive players on FPL, but also one you really should have in your team.

Manchester City, due to their European commitments in 2019/20, started their Premier League season later than most.

As a result, Kevin De Bruyne, and the rest of City’s squad, did not feature in game week one.

So, it is unlikely that you will have had the Belgian in your FPL side to kick off the campaign.

However, with City and De Bruyne now up and running, he is a must have this term.

The midfielder has been a superb FPL asset for many years, and has already managed to bag one goal and one assist this season.

Also, De Bruyne, particularly with Sergio Aguero out, looks set to be the Sky Blues’ penalty taker in 2020/21, which will no doubt help to improve his superb numbers even further.

Heung-min Son (9.0)

At 9.0, Heung-min Son may have appeared something of a risk for your FPL side.

When Harry Kane is fit, the South Korean can be forced out wide, and this, in turn, can see his goal contributions drop.

However, the signs over the weekend were that Son could prove a steal on FPL this term.

Should Harry Kane continue to play in the slightly deeper role he was shifted into for the second-half of Spurs’ meeting with Southampton, Son will likely be more central and, in turn, be involved in goals more often.

Obviously, the 28-year-old will not be scoring four goals every week, but, with Kane potentially now set to line out in a sort of 9/10 hybrid role, Son, along with Gareth Bale, should benefit greatly.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (6.0)

If you are looking for a budget centre-forward, Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic should be your man.

The Serbian was the top scorer in the Championship last season, and his fine form looks to have carried over into 2020/21.

Mitrovic didn’t start Fulham’s first league game of the season, perhaps due to a fitness issue.

But, after being reintroduced to the Cottagers’ XI versus Leeds last weekend, he managed to net a brace.

Fulham also have a very favourable run of fixtures on the horizon, which will not see them face a ‘top-six’ side until December 5th.

Three out, including Arsenal midfielder

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (12.0)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was one of the top scorers in the Premier League last term.

He has also had a decent start to the new season, scoring one and providing one assist in two league outings.

So, selling the Gabonese hitman may seem like something of an odd move.

However, at a price of 12.0, Aubameyang is the joint-most expensive player in the game, and with Kevin De Bruyne now available for 0.5 less – swapping the former for the Belgian could prove a solid move which would allow you to invest money elsewhere.

It is also worth noting that Arsenal are set to face Liverpool and Manchester City over the next three game weeks.

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game with da Silva Willian during the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London. (Photo by Ben Stanstall/PA Images via Getty Images)

Kavi Havertz (8.5)

With such a huge transfer fee having just been splashed out on his signature, most no doubt expected Kai Havertz to shine from the get-go at Chelsea.

However, as so often proves the case with foreign players, the German appears to be taking time to adapt to the Premier League.

Havertz didn’t look anywhere near his best in Chelsea’s opening two league fixtures – perhaps owing to the fact that he hasn’t had an awful lot of training time with his new club, and that he was not utilised in his favoured 10 role vs Brighton.

Havertz did excel vs Barnsley on Wednesday, but it is important to remember that they are only a Championship outfit.

So, though the 21-year-old will likely come good at some point this season, at 8.5, you may be better severed selling him on, and signing someone like Son for now.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: Kai Havertz of Chelsea runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea at American Express Community Stadium on September 14, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Glyn Kirk/Pool via Getty Images

Caglar Soyuncu (5.5)

Caglar Soyuncu was one of the better defensive options on FPL last season, especially given his low price.

However, the Turkish international has now gone up in price and has, so far, failed to impress.

If you are desperate to have a Leicester defender in your side, wing-backs James Justin and Timothy Castagne represent better options.

But, you should perhaps consider selling off your Foxes stoppers altogether now that Wilfred Ndidi looks set for a spell on the sidelines.

Obviously, one player does not make a team. But it is worth noting that Leicester lost five of the six league fixtures in which Ndidi didn’t feature in 2019/20, keeping just one clean sheet.

See also: Brighton vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Lincoln City vs Liverpool FC betting tips: Carabao Cup preview, predictions & odds


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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