Gameweek 2 of the Premier League turned out to be a rather tricky one for fantasy managers. Both the most captained player Mohamed Salah and the most picked midfielder Bruno Fernandes failed to deliver, drawing blanks.
The upcoming Gameweek is a tricky one to call as well with Liverpool hosting Chelsea at Anfield while Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City. On the other hand, Manchester United make an away trip to the Molineux Stadium to play Wolves.
A win or even a draw for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will see Manchester United create history as they would stretch their unbeaten away run in English top-flight football to 28 games.
Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 3 tips to make your team
Best attacker: Danny Ings
Aston Villa’s summer signing Danny Ings has hit the ground running at his new club. The former Southampton man has scored in both the opening two games of the season and a home match against Brentford is a perfect opportunity to add to his tally. While Brentford’s defensive record has been good this season, it’s worth noting that they have allowed their opponents a whopping 18 shots from inside the penalty box, which is an area of the pitch that Ings has made a career of excelling in.
Best defender: Aymeric Laporte
One might consider the likes of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold or Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso for their fantasy team, but it’s worth mentioning that their chances of keeping a clean sheet aren’t very high since the two clinical teams clash over the weekend. However, Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte could be a handy option. Considering Arsenal have conceded four goals in two league matches and are yet to score a goal themselves, a clean sheet for City seems highly probable. Furthermore, Laporte will be a threat for Manchester City in attacking set-plays - an area of Arsenal’s game that needs improvement.
Best player: Michail Antonio
West Ham United forward Michail Antonio is the second most picked player in Fantasy Premier League after Said Benrahma. The 31-year-old has made a fantastic start to the new Premier League season, scoring three goals and assisting thrice, resulting in a total of 29 fantasy points from two games. With West Ham playing a struggling Crystal Palace side at home, expect Antonio to deliver yet another masterclass.
Fantasy Premier League stats for Gameweek 3 fixtures
Manchester City vs Arsenal
Manchester City are unbeaten against Arsenal in the Premier League since 2015, winning nine of their 11 meetings.
The Cityzens have scored at least three goals in three of their last five appearances.
Liverpool vs Chelsea
Chelsea have won just two of their last 13 Premier League games against Liverpool (L6, D5). As for the Reds, they have scored at least two goals in four of their last five games against Chelsea.
New Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku starred on his debut against Arsenal but he has scored just one goal in his last 11 outings against Liverpool.
Wolves vs Manchester United
Wolves against Manchester United has rarely been a high-scoring match. The teams, in fact, have registered marginal wins in recent times, with United winning 2-1 in the most recent meeting in May 2021.
Wolves’ last win over Manchester United in the league dates back to April 2019.
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