After a solid finish of gameweek two, we are back to look at what awaits us in gameweek three and prepare our fantasy team accordingly. Once again, we have implemented some changes to our squad, hoping to further improve on our results last week.
Starting this week, we will also provide our EPL fantasy tips for alternative picks in each position, for those looking to make a transfer and/or have the players available in your squads.
No changes as far as our goalkeeper is concerned. Lloris enjoyed his debut in our team last week when he helped Tottenham earn a point against Manchester City. While he only earned us three points, there are a lot of reasons for us to be positive going forward. In gameweek three Tottenham Hotspurs will host Newcastle, which should prove to be a very promising match as far as a clean sheet is concerned. Will Hugo Lloris manage to keep his net untouched, is yet to be seen, nonetheless, we will trust him to prove his worth once more.
Alternative players: David de Gea, Mathew Ryan
We have four defenders in our team for gameweek three.
Just like in the previous two weeks, we will start van Dijk, who will be very busy this Saturday, when Arsenal visits Liverpool at Anfield. We were skeptical about picking van Dijk here, considering Arsenal’s attack is very potent, however, we have come to realise that if there is any team that can stop Arsenal it is Liverpool. Joining van Dijk, we have Coleman, who was in great form in first two fixtures, and we have a reason to believe he will put up yet another solid performance this Friday when Everton visits Aston Villa.
Laporte, while failing to impress in the last fixture against Tottenham, will be our third defender for the week. Manchester City will visit Bournemouth in their third fixture of the season and while we believe Bournemouth are a solid team, Manchester City should have enough quality to win here, possibly even without conceding a goal. Last but not least, we have added Cathcart to our starting line-up. Watford might not have impressed with their opening two matches thus far, however, we believe they can bounce back with a home match against West Ham United.
Alternative players: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Kyle Walker-Peters, Oleksandr Zinchenko
Four midfielders in our team this week with a new addition to our squad.
After a strong performance against Manchester United, we have decided to once again pick Neves as our midfielder. He scored a goal against the Red Devils, and should he continue with his form this gameweek, we can expect a few points from him once more. Joining him, we have Mane, who is coming off one goal and one assist match against Southampton. While not among the most potent players in the EPL so far, Mane is always a threat to opponents, and with an important match against Arsenal around the corner, we believe Mane will be on top of his game.
Perez had a good offseason but failed to impress so far. He seemed like a bargain pick and while we still believe he has some unused potential, picking him does for some reason come off as a risk. Nonetheless, with a match against Sheffield United on the schedule, this will be a great opportunity for him to wake up from his slumber and put his name on the board.
For our fourth midfielder, we have decided to trade away Zaha and replace him with Lenardo Trossard, who performed admirably well against West Ham United last week. He might not be one of the best midfielders so far into the season, but at £6 million, we believe he is a huge upgrade from Zaha who failed to live up to the expectations.
Alternative players: Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Anthony Martial, Mason Mount.
Only two strikers in our line-up this game week. We have decided to rest King ahead of the Manchester City fixture, leaving us with only Jota and Aguero. Jota, while still without a goal or assist to his name is a player we will trust to put up a show against Burnley on Sunday. Wolves will look for the first win of the season and with overachieving Burnley on the menu, we can expect them to push and derail the visitors.
Aguero on the other side scored a goal in both of his last two fixtures and we expect him to continue with his form. While it’s still unsure whether he will start ahead of Jesus, we can expect Aguero to get his fair share of playtime on Sunday and hopefully produce us a couple of points.
Alternative players: Harry Kane, Teemu Puki, Roberto Firmino, Gerard Deulofeu.
In our substitutions, we have got Pope, Vertonghen, El Ghazi and King.
With that, we conclude our starting XI for gameweek three. Last week was fairly successful, and while doubling our points from gameweek one was a success, we will look to further improve this week. A lot of hopes have been put into Trossard to perform better compared to Zaha, who did not live up to the expectations we had. Will he impress is yet to be seen, but considering how poor of a pick Wilfried Zaha proved to be for our team, we can be almost certain the 24-year-old Brighton midfielder will be an upgrade.