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·16 August 2022

Best FPL players for Gameweek 3: Top 5 best forwards

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Who are the best FPL forwards for Gameweek 3?

Four-time top 1k and six-time top 5k finisher Abdul Rehman uses the Hub's OPTA, Prediction, Comparison and Fixture tools to identify the best Fantasy Premier League forwards for Gameweek 3.

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Best FPL Forwards for Gameweek 3

Ivan Toney (£7.0m) – Brentford

Fixture: Fulham (H)

Brentford have got off to a great start this season. They recorded a historic win for the club, thumping Manchester United by four goals to nil last Gameweek.

It was Ivan Toney who was heavily involved in their goals once again. Although he didn’t get on the scoresheet this time, he did provide two assists. Over the first two games, he has an Expected Goals (xG) of 0.77, and has created six chances with an xA of 1.04

Brentford come up against Fulham in Gameweek 3 - a game which they will be expected to win.

Toney will surely be the favourite to get some attacking returns in this fixture. The Bees are looking good, and have even improved from last term.

Toney will no doubt have another great season, as he is their talisman and number one penalty taker.

Plus, Thomas Frank’s men have shown they can score goals, and the loss of Christian Eriksen (£6.5m) doesn’t seem to have affected them.

They won't get many better fixtures this season than Fulham.

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Jamie Vardy (£9.5m) – Leicester City

Fixture: Southampton (H)

Leicester City have gotten off to a shaky start. They have conceded six goals, but also scored four, so have had no problems in the final third.

Jamie Vardy looks to be the first choice forward again this season, still ahead in the pecking order of Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.4m) and Patson Daka (£5.9m).

He has looked fine fitness-wise in the first two games, and has picked up one assist so far.

The Foxes have a really nice fixture in Gameweek 3 as they welcome Southampton to the King Power Stadium.

The Saints have conceded six goals (twentieth) with an xGC of 3.8 (eighteenth). They were also one of the worst defensive sides last season, and haven't really improved personnel at the back.

Vardy is also on penalties, and plays in a good attacking side who scored 62 goals (fifth) last season with an xG of 53.99 (eighth).

He also ranks extremely high on our Points Prediction Tool also.

It actually ranks him as the highest scoring player overall (7.5 points) for Gameweek 3. That's not surprising, as he has both goals and assists in his locker.

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Harry Kane (£11.4m) – Tottenham Hotspur

Fixture: Wolves (H)

Harry Kane got off the mark last Gameweek with a 95th-minute equaliser in a thrilling London derby. Over his first two games, he has four shots in the box, with an xG of 1.1 and has also created five chances with an xA of 1.08 (second).

He looks to have picked up where he left off last season, and his stats tell us he will get plenty of goals and assists.

Spurs have a decent home game in Gameweek 3, and although Wolves are a good defensive side, Antonio Conte’s men should be too much for them.

They are a hugely improved side and with the likes of Kane, Son and Kulusevski leading the line, Bruno Lage’s men will struggle.

It has only been two Gameweeks, but Kane already has the highest xG and xA amongst his teammates, and I do expect this to continue with Son Heung-min (£12.0m) the only one rivalling him.

Tottenham are a great side going forward, and already have six goals in their first two games. The English forward will no doubt get chances in this game, and with him being on penalties and very likely to play 90 minutes, he is a fantastic option.

Our has Kane as the second highest predicted scoring forward (6.8 points) for Gameweek 3.

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Gabriel Jesus (£8.0m) – Arsenal

Fixture: Bournemouth (a)

Gabriel Jesus rewarded his owners with a  19-point monster haul against Leicester City.

He scored two goals and two assists, and now has an xG of 1.52 (third) and an xA of 0.79 (fifth). As expected he has proved to be a great FPL asset.

Arsenal have also scored six goals (first) in the first two games, and are looking really good in the final third. They now come up against Bournemouth in Gameweek 3, in what is a really favourable fixture.

Mikel Arteta’s team are clearly a good side going forward, and have improved their personnel from last season when they were already in the top five for attacking stats.

The Cherries started the season well, beating Aston Villa in Gameweek 1, but were brought back down to earth by Manchester City last Gameweek. I can see a similar scenario here, and think the Gunners will win convincingly.

The Brazilian is likely to be involved in any goals they score. He can score and assist, and as we saw last gameweek is capable of some big hauls.

He is also by far Arsenal’s first choice forward right now, and will be nailed to start.

Our Points Prediction Tool ranks him as the fourth highest predicted scoring forward (5.4 points) for Gameweek 3.

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Erling Haaland (£11.7m) – Manchester City

Fixture: Newcastle United (a)

Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth was no surprise, but the fact Erling Haaland did not get on the score sheet certainly was. He did manage an assist, however.

He could have easily had a brace, if Phil Foden (£8.0m) had rightly passed the ball to him in the six-yard box for an easy tap-in, and if the lay off from Jack Grealish (£7.0m) had been converted by the Norwegian.

If you captained him, it was the right decision, even if the outcome was underwhelming.

He has seven shots in the box, and an xG of 2.00 in the first two games which is top amongst all players.

City come up against Newcastle United in Gameweek 3, and although the Toon are a good side, I can’t see them holding off the Citizens here.

I am not worried about Haaland not scoring against Bournemouth, and he will take those types of chances more often than not.

He has another good fixture here, and his underlying stats tell us there is nothing to worry about at all.

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To conclude, I will rank these Gameweek 3 Forwards in accordance with our Power Rankings for Hub members!

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