Telegraph fantasy football “ones to watch” – game week 3

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

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 telegraph fantasy football  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   £4.0m  – quality

Howard  £3.4m –  value fixtures

Begovic    £3.0m  –  budget

Comment – Hart still seems the best bet here despite the poor start.  with negative points for goals youve got to try for quality.


Zabaleta  £3.4m – value best value city def watch out if RB Maicon signs this could put game time at risk

Rafael   £5.5m – value. attack  Great value but a game time risk

Distin   £3.2m – fixtures and value.  Seems to be holding his place

Reither  £3.0m – value fixtures

Jenkinson  £2.8m  – value. tough fixtures but better defence from arsenal. Difficult fixtures and will lose position when Sagna back but good until then

Gallas – £3.2m fixtures value.  Bit of a game time risk but great value and kaboul injured

Again the negative points for goals conceded means that you do need a side capable of clean sheets.  Ive gone for top 6ish sides with good fixtures above


Hazard   £4.3m – Quality. form.

Bale  £5.5 – Quality. fixtures.

Kagawa  £4.1m – Quality. value

Michu  £3.3m – value form. (15 la liga goals last season)

Kacaniklic   £2.6m budget  fixtures

Pienaar   £3.6m – fixtures. form value

Fellaini  £3.8m form. fixtures. played in an advanced position again. Good underlying stats too.   Mirallas form only question over advanced role

Sigurdsson   £4.0m  VDV leaves he could be great value for those who cant afford Bale

Nolan  £3.3m some really good fixtures.

Guthrie  £2.7m – budget best choice with Kacaniklic but more secure

Diaby  £2.8m – budget

Schneiderlin   £2.8m secure with little return

Bubbling under

Carzola   £3.2m value.  a bit more monitoring required before fixtures improve


Tevez   £6.4m  quality. form.

RVP   £7.0m   QUALITY no game time risk with Rooney injury

Adebayor  £5.6m fixtures.  value.

Jelavic  £5.8m – fixtures quality

Petric   £4.6m  form. fixtures.

Bubbling under

Lukaku £3.5m  quality. value.  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