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
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
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.
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