fantasy premier league – “ones to watch” – game week 3

Here’s the GW3 fantasy premier league “ones to watch”.  This is a menu of players to pick from for your team with factors stating why.

I’ve also put the removals  in strikethrough to show you who has come off from last week and why.  The new players and reasons why are added  in italics to make it easier to follow.  Below each position if applicable is a “bubbling under”  category for monitoring certain players before they are added to the “ones to watch” list.  Remember these are fantasy premier league players in would have in my team.   at the bottom is a key if you want a bit more detail on the factors listed


Hart – £7.0m quality

De Gea – £6.0m quality value

All £4.5m and budget



Green  Cesar joining.  Plus nightmare start




Zabaleta-£6.0m – value best value city def

Rafael – £5.5m – value.  attack

Ivanovic – £6.5m  attack value

Hibbert  £5.5m – fixtures and value

Hangeland £5.0m – value fixtures sleeping giant

Ridgewell – fixtures.  attack.

Jenkinson – value.  plus better defence from arsenal.  Difficult fixtures and will lose position when Sagna back butgood until then

Budget £4.0m

Clyne – Saints attack

Fonte – saints

Demel – west ham

Gorkks – Reading


Hazard – £9.5m –  Quality. form.

Bale – £9.5m/£9.0m – Quality. fixtures.

Kagawa – £8.5m – Quality.  GW2 fixtures.

Lampard – £9.0m  –  Quality.  Never write him off, even in 4-2-3-1  11 goals last year. pens

Nzogbia – £6.5m – fixtures sleeping giant.  No stats no returns a big disappointment

Michu – £6.5m – fixtures. form.  (15 la liga goals last season)

Noble – £5.0m – fixtures pens

Pienaar/Osman £6.5m – fixtures. form

Fellaini – form.  fixtures. played in an advanced position again.  Good underlying stats too

Nolan – some really good fixtures.  Bit dearer than id like but plays in such an advanced position you would think he will score

Morrison – fixtures.  form.  The best of the WBA midfielders with a goal threat.  Most advanced position wise as well.

Budget at £4.5m

Guthrie – Reading – best choice

Britton – Swansea

Whitehead  – stoke

Cattermole – sunderland YC risk

Diakite – QPR YC risk


Schneiderlin – Saints

Sterling – a risk with Assaidi being purchased but with form shown maybe worth it

Bubbling under

Nasri – Still looking like a rotation risk for away games.  Should play this week

Carzola – a bit more monitoring required before fixtures improve

Sigurdsson –  If VDV goes then far better option


Tevez £11.5m/£9.0m – quality. form.

Rooney £12.0m – quality.  pens

RVP – £13.0m – QUALITY  no game time risk with Rooney injury

Adebayor -£9.5m  fixtures

Jelavic – £8.5m – fixtures quality

Bent – £8.5m fixtures sleeping giant   Now no returns no underlying stats and difficult away game this weekend

Petric – £6.0m  pre-season.  form.  No returns no stats too away game

Graham – £6.0m pre-season fixtures.

Cisse QPR – £6.5m quality.  No returns no stats and difficult away game this weekend plus fixtures stiffen

 Petric/Ruiz – good fixtures and good stats and returns.  I personally like Ruiz but its difficult

I’m not putting a budget section for strikers.  I just think the position is too important and theres too much quality to put a filler in.

Bubbling under

Suarez – if he could shoot he would be lethal.  needs more monitoring and better fixtures

Lukaku – Watch him to see if he can get starts.  He is some player.  fixtures are good just needs a chance


quality – an elite player for his position

value – a player at a value that is less than the returns I expect

fixtures – a player facing good fixtures over the next 6 games

budget – filler at the minimum price the position allows. Should play

sleeping giant – a player with past form who may have had a quiet season last year but has the potential for far greater returns than his value

YC – card magnet

DGW – has 2 games in the specified game week

pre-season – has pre-season form

pens – should take penalties

short term – will only play for a few games

Form – current form

hope that stimulates some thought for your fantasy premier league team.  Heres the link to the latest fantasy premier league fixtures article if you want to look at that again

7 thoughts on “fantasy premier league – “ones to watch” – game week 3”

  1. hi my last question got lost he

    would you get rid of cech for a -8 pt hit? Vorm, Foster or krul are my options (i have rangel at back)

    or you’d keep him, play 10 and play him the next 2 easy fixtures

    the other advantage of selling cech is that will give me money to get hazaard without selling bale.


  2. -8 point hit is a lot. -4 for a GK is probably not going to be worth it. Even if the keeper keeps a clean sheet you will only gain 2 points after the -4 hit. Foster may not play with the arrival of Cesear and if you have Rangel in Defence I would avoid doubling up with Vorm in nets. If you are going to do it i’d go with Krul but i personaly wouldnt take the hit.

    • in 4-4-2 its definitely an issue. in 3-5-2 then ZAb should play but the intro of Toure k has sown that mancini will rotate everyone

      i did the artcile prior to the maicon stuff btw


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