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FPL 2023-24 – Free Hit XI For Gameweek 3

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For those FPL managers considering using their Free Hit team this week, we’ve come up with a suggested team for Gameweek 3.

The following team is within the £100m budget at the time of writing, with the cheapest possible substitutes used:

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GOALKEEPER: Aaron Ramsdale – £5.0m – Arsenal
Fixture: vs Fulham (H)

Kept a clean sheet in Gameweek 2 and faces a Fulham side who have found the net just once across their first two games.

DEFENDER: Ben Chilwell – £5.7m – Chelsea
Fixture: vs Luton (H)

Despite a blank last time out, has been regularly getting into attacking positions and possesses both goal and assist threat.

DEFENDER: Pervis Estupinan – £5.2m – Brighton
Fixture: vs West Ham (H)

The standout FPL defender so far with three goal involvements to date. A frequent attacking threat in an attacking, free-scoring Brighton side.

DEFENDER: William Saliba – £5.2m – Arsenal
Fixture: vs Fulham (H)

Clearly the most ‘nailed-on’ Arsenal centre-back in light of successive benchings for Gabriel. Assisted in Gameweek 1 and received two bonus points in a clean sheet on Monday.

MIDFIELDER: Bruno Fernandes – £8.5m – Man Utd
Fixture: vs Nottingham Forest (H)

Despite successive blanks, has the second highest xGI stats in the Premier League and faces a Forest side who haven’t kept a clean sheet away from home since January.

MIDFIELDER: Martin Odegaard – £8.5m – Arsenal
Fixture: vs Fulham (H)

Potentially on permanent penalty duty after assuming the responsibility against Crystal Palace and successfully scoring from the spot.

MIDFIELDER: Phil Foden – £7.6m – Man City
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (a)

Played both Premier League games so far and was particularly impressive against Newcastle last time out. Should be among the points if City run riot against newly-promoted Sheffield Utd.

MIDFIELDER: Kaoru Mitoma – £6.6m – Brighton
Fixture: vs West Ham (H)

Three attacking returns so far, including his wonder goal against Wolves last weekend. So far proving that last season is no fluke.

FORWARD: Erling Haaland – £14.0m – Man City
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (a)

Likely to return to his scoring ways after a rare blank last weekend. Will be heavily captained so going without would be a huge risk.

FORWARD: Ollie Watkins – £8.0m – Aston Villa
Fixture: vs Burnley (a)

An assist in each of his first two Premier League games, and a hat-trick in Europe midweek underlined his FPL potential.

FORWARD: Julian Alvarez – £6.6m – Man City
Fixture: vs Sheffield Utd (a)

Off the mark in Gameweek 2 and looks set to feature regularly for the time being given injuries to other City assets.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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