Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 3 Picks

After EFL Cup action midweek the Premier League returns on Saturday lunchtime with Brighton & Hove Albion hosting Manchester United at the AMEX Stadium.

Crystal Palace host Everton in a game between two sides on a 100% win record to start the 2020-21 campaign, whilst Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways away to West Bromwich Albion.

Sunday sees Leicester City travel to Manchester City whilst the best has been saved to last when defending champions Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Monday night.

Here are our picks for your fantasy team this weekend:

Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Clean sheets haven’t been easy to come by in the opening two weekends of the season but Rui Patricio kept one away to Sheffield United in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ opening game before facing a rampant Manchester City on Monday night. With a trip to the London Stadium on Sunday there’s a good opportunity for Nuno’s side to keep a second clean sheet against West Ham United’s poor attack.

Defender: Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur)
Newcastle United never looked like scoring in their 0-3 loss at home to Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend and face a tough test away to Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side are without a clean sheet this season and you can be sure the Spurs boss will have worked hard on defending in training this week. Davinson Sanchez is the cheapest option in their defence.

Defender: Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
Chelsea were 0-0 against Liverpool before Andreas Christensen was dismissed versus Liverpool last weekend. Frank Lampard’s side face a more favourable matchup this Saturday when they travel to West Bromwich Albion, who have been beaten in both of their matches back in the Premier League. Kurt Zouma is sure to start and is the cheapest Blues defender.

Defender: Fernando Marcal (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Wolves should be confident of bouncing back with three points this weekend and their defence should be hopeful of a clean sheet too. Summer signing Marcal is the starting left wingback this season which means he’ll receive clean sheet bonus points whilst also getting forward to get among the goals.

Midfielder: Mason Mount (Chelsea)
Expect Chelsea to net a couple of goals this weekend at the Hawthorns. Mason Mount has started both games for the West London club this season but hasn’t been among the goals so far. It’s only a matter of time before the England international does. With a good long range shot on him, well-time runs into the box and his creativity,the WBA defence will have a lot to deal with on Saturday.

Midfielder: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Kevin De Bruyne starred in Manchester City’s 3-1 win away to Wolves on Monday and will be looking to score again this weekend when Pep Guardiola’s side host Leicester City. The Citizens won this fixture 3-1 last season as the Belgian superstar got among the goals. Leicester were beaten twice in their 4-2 win at home to Burnley last weekend to suggest their defence isn’t watertight this season.

Midfielder: Daniel Podence (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
The Portuguese playmaker has started Wolves’ first two games on the left-hand side of a front three, registering two assists. Opponents West Ham have Ryan Fredericks at right-back so Daniel Podence should be able to tear the Hammers’ defence open.

Midfielder: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Liverpool have had Arsenal’s number in recent seasons and Mohamed Salah has been a real thorn in their side. The Egyptian superstar has made a supreme start to the new campaign too so don’t be surprised if he scores on Monday night too.

Attacker: Heung-min Son (Tottenham Hotspur)
Heung-min Son grabbed the headlines last weekend with four goals in Spurs’ 5-2 win at Southampton. The South Korean should fancy his chances again this time out when Jose Mourinho’s side host Newcastle United.

Attacker: Timo Werner (Chelsea)
Chelsea’s two German attacking signings have yet to get among the goals so far but will fancy their chances away to West Brom this weekend. Timo Werner has come close as well as winning a penalty in the opening two matches and against Slavan Bilic’s side who have conceded eight goals in two games should be an ideal opportunity to get among the goals.

Attacker: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)
The Brazilian is sure to start for Manchester City whilst Sergio Aguero is sidelined. Gabriel Jesus scored the late winner when these two last met, at the King Power Stadium. Expect Guardiola’s side to take the game to Leicester as they did against Wolves in their season opener so Jesus should see a few chances.


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