My Fpl Team Talk : Gameweek 3


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Gameweek 3 started off very good for me, though son blanked once more (3 points) my patience with Andreas Pereira and Leon Bailey paid off as they both got assists. Ivan Toney bagged a goal as well. My Captain Gabriel Jesús was a bit disappointing, he only grabbed one assist and a yellow card finishing with 4 points (8 points as my captain). But still It was looking like a good start at the end of Saturday's games.

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Sunday came and all my dreams of a good week were shattered. I was dumb and decided to take a big risk by having two Chelsea defenders (Reece James and Marc Cucurella) . As you probably already know, that was a bad idea as both of them conceded 3 goals and gave me a combined 2 points. @darthhelios told me about Rodrigo, but I overestimated the Chelsea defense, and expected Rodrigo to blank. He didn't and he grabbed 13 points against them (Kudos 👏🏾 👏🏾 👏🏾 @darthhelios ).

Things got worse as Newcastle scored and Trippier, who was on my bench, scored a free kick. It was then I knew this week wasn't going to be so good. My only hope was a Salah and Arnold masterclass.

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It wasn't so hard to picture a Salah and Arnold masterclass seeing as United have been poor since the start of the season, but that didn't happen as United beat Liverpool 2-1 on Monday. Arnold gave me zero points. My only consolation was that Salah grabbed a goal, though if I had captained him like I'd planned on doing, I'd have done better.

At the end of the day I finished with a measly 45 points.


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In general a lot of people had bad gameweeks which is why the average score was 48. This was my time to brush past a few but I couldn't even beat the average score.

I had two major regrets this week, first one was swapping Cucurella out for Trippier, and the second was removing the armband from Salah.

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I decided to look this week and I'm currently down to 55th position In the @hivefpl league with a total of 160 points.


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Here's the top 5 in the league


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I'm currently 53 points away from the current first position, so I'd say I'm not too far off considering there's still 35 gameweeks. Still a lot of time, but at the moment I'm at a disadvantage if I have any hope of finishing in the top 5, which was actually my goal when the tournament started.

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My Team for this week

Once more the wildcard thought came to mind, and once more I've shoved it back. I said I'd be saving my wildcard for somewhere near mid season when things are starting to go differently. By then some players would have lost form, and others would be on fire, then I'd use it to do a mass reset while those who have already used theirs will have to start taking hits.

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At first I thought I'd sell either Son or Arnold as they've been disappointing so far, but then I took a look at their fixtures and these are fixtures you'd expect them to have an impact on.

For that reason I decided I'd take out Pablo Fornals, who I actually brought in for Mount in gameweek 2 as a differential option and also so I could afford another good striker, (Haaland at that time, but I settled for Toney) and I brought in Rodrigo who I've been eyeing since @darthhelios brought him to my attention. He's been Amazing this season, scoring two double digit hauls in the three gameweeks and is currently the player with the highest points this season. He's scored four goals, one assist, and gotten 5 bonus points. He faces Brighton this week, and I'm hoping he can take that form into the next gameweek. And at a price of 6.3m he's definitely looking more than worth it.


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I moved Andreas to the bench this week, but I'm still contemplating whether I should replace him with Bailey or not. I also continued my risky move of having two Chelsea defenders against Leicester as I currently don't see any better options in my team. I'm also thinking Chelsea will want to come back this week with a response and whenever Chelsea play well, their defenders are usually in on the action. So fingers crossed that happens.

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I'm also going back to my previous Captain choice Salah. He just always seems like a safe choice every gameweek. But I'm actually thinking of going a bit riskier and putting it on Rodrigo. Who knows I may just take that risk before the deadline.

At the moment, my team looks solid, but then again it's been looking solid for the last 3 game weeks and you may have seen how that turned out. I'm hoping this is my week and I finally get good points this week. Thanks for reading, have a wonderful day.

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Woo, I feel like a monster of a curator. Here's another one, thanks Hivebuzz.

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I think you should sell James or Cucurella. If Chelsea concedes, you are doomed. Ivan Perišić would be a better option as he is also likely to score. I don't know about Son as I went for Kane cause he is cheaper.

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Yes that's actually next on my agenda,having the two of them is too risky. Im just trying to keep myself to one transfer per gameweek so I don't take any -4 hits, or have to use wildcard.

Perisic seems another good option. I've also been looking at Saliba or Zinchenko, but Perisic seems better.

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I sawSpurs in preseason against my Rangers and they looked tasty, so picked both Son and Kane! This is last week saloon for Son...

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You did way better than me; I also did a review and one thing we have in common is our front line killing us

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Yeah, this week all the big defenders conceded goals. And then I benched the only defender that actually delivered.

I read your review a while ago, you have a good team

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I can imagine your pain, I also had an 8-pointer on my point; hopefully this weekend is better

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Nice lineup. I hope you will get better point in week 4.

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Thanks, I hope so too. I've seen your squad, and I have to say you have a great squad. Good luck.

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This week three wasn't it at all and I don't even know which player to bring in with the prices of the in form players going up. I quickly added Rodrigo too. I need Saint-Maximin and Martinelli... I am looking at how I can squeeze them in.

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Week 3 was not good for most. I'm also looking at Martinelli, not too sure of Máximan though. I wish you good luck this week.

!PIZZA

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I wish I can squeeze him in but I already used my free transfer for Rodrigo.

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Made my first transfer and swapped TAA for Zinchencko, next week may prove more changes. Son what a disappointment, maybe he will get traded for Salah. Goodluck B0s!

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Hmm, I'm also looking at TAA and son this week. Let's hope you're not swapping TAA too early.

You don't have Salah? 😳That's like fpl 101, lol. Just kidding.

Goodluck this week

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Yeah not impressed with Liverpool, City going to stroll the league.
Salah his worst season in years.
Will see about TAA, more concerned about Son though.

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Yeah, City look like they'll turn the prem to a farmers league.

As for Salah He's gotten 2 goals and an assist in 3 games even with Liverpool's poor performance, not too sure it can be labeled as his worst season yet.

I'm already eyeing son replacements as we speak 😁

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I sold TAA to give me cash to use for Salah by selling son hehe

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