English Premier League week 3 is now in the books, and who would have thought Liverpool would have crushed Arsenal, 4-0 before the weekend? Meanwhile, Manchester City needed a late stoppage-time winner to beat an upstart Bournemouth on the south coast. With the games now finished, it is time for week 3 fantasy reflections, and to look at what went right and what went wrong for your team.
Manchester City players disappointing us all
Another gameweek has gone by, and Pep Guardiola’s men have failed to live up to the hype in FPL. Kevin De Bruyne has been especially disappointing as he tallied just three points in week 3 and eight overall. Surprisingly, David Silva has been the team’s best FPL player, tallying a total of 16 points in three matches. For me, Manchester City players have great potential, and if they score you points during a gameweek, that is fantastic. But the team seem less likely to grab the points you would expect.
Liverpool are better without Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho is an important player for Liverpool and FPL managers. However, the team have really turned it up a notch this term without the Brazilian. The Reds go from defence to attack so much quicker than in the past, and the trifecta of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are to thank. The three attackers already have 71 points combined in FPL, and are setting the pace all other attackers will need to run at this season. Liverpool have also got good gameweeks from Joel Matip and Joe Gomez. Could this be the most talented attacking team in the Premier League this season? The answer for now, is yes.
Underrated defender of the week: Kyle Naughton
Swansea will fight relegation this season now that the club have sold Gylfi Sigurdsson to Everton. However, the team played well on Saturday against Crystal Palace, who can’t buy a Premier League goal at the minute. Swansea’s best performer so far has been full-back Kyle Naughton, who has tallied 19 points thus far. Naughton had a fantastic 12 point game against the Eagles, and costs a mere £4.5 going into the international break. Other than a match against Spurs on September 16th, Swansea have a great run of fixtures they can win. Naughton is a great signing as we look at our week 3 fantasy reflections.