Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL), an FFScout regular and Youtube streamer, takes us through five players who could excel ahead of GW3 in Fantasy Premier League.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0m) v West Ham (H)
On the back of two blanks from the opening two fixtures, FPL managers are panicking at owning Aubameyang. At the time of writing this he’s already been transferred out by 223,543 managers ahead of a match against West Ham who have conceded six goals in their opening games.
Arsenal’s frontman looks prime for points this week after being unlucky to miss out against Chelsea. This is a forward who managed 120 attacking returns in 144 matches while in the Bundesliga and showed us last season that he can return regularly in the Premier League, recording a goal or assist every 75 minutes.
Those selling the Gabonese international this week are likely to look back on gameweek three as one filled with regret as he piles more misery on West Ham and Manuel Pellegrini.
Naby Keita (£7.5m) v Brighton (H)
With a plum fixture at Anfield I have to back someone in the Liverpool attack, although it would be too easy to choose one of Salah, Mane or Firmino.
Keita is a box to box midfielder who’s already been involved in Liverpool’s forward play with 2 chances created and 4 shots in the opening fixtures.
A match against Brighton is a great opportunity to register his first attacking return. Brighton conceded the 4th highest amount of shots away from home last season and have already struggled against Watford this season, something you’d expect to be repeated against Liverpool.
With arguably the best attacking trio in the Premier League to supply chances to, as well as having some goal threat I’d back Keita to be in the points this weekend.
David Brooks (£5.0m) v Everton (H)
If you’re anything like me you may not have heard of David Brooks until this season. The Welsh international signed for Bournemouth from Sheffield United in July.
Playing on the right of Bournemouth’s midfield, he’s looked impressive in this opening two fixtures. He looked dangerous against West Ham and was close to returning on a couple of occasions.
He’s already registered six shots and two chances created this season and isn’t far away from converting this into FPL points.
Everton have conceded three goals so far and with Jagielka suspended and Mina potentially missing again or lacking match fitness, we could see him cause Baines and the rest of the Everton defence problems.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.5m) v Burnley (H)
I have to say I got it wrong with Fulham. I wasn’t expecting them to start so quick and be as attacking as they have been against Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.
Although Mitrovic is off the mark already, he can probably consider himself unlucky to only have one goal to his name. If it wasn’t for Hennessey’s heroics in the opening fixture he could already be on two or three.
In terms of stats he’s not far behind Aguero who has been on top form. With 11 goal attempts already for Mitrovic it will take a good performance from Burnley’s backline to stop him from netting again.
After seeing the Clarets concede 3 at home the Serbian will be chomping at the bit to get going at Craven Cottage and to increase his tally further.
Alvaro Morata (£9.0m) v Newcastle (A)
Morata has been labelled a troll by some FPL managers after starting last season strongly, only for his form to take a nose dive.
The Spaniard boasts a relatively healthy attacking return rate, although has seen minutes limited in the past few seasons prior to coming to the Premier League.
Even on the back of what some people would call a bad season for Morata, he still managed 17 attacking returns in 31 appearances in 2017/18.
Lacking form and perhaps confidence going into this season it will feel like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders after the goal against Arsenal, he took his chance really well.
It’s tough to predict how Newcastle will cope with Chelsea, a lot will depend on whether Hazard is fit enough to start. I think Chelsea will be too much for them though and I’m backing Morata to increase his tally for the season at St James’ Park.