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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 3 Midfielders

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With a selection of midfielders having produced eye-catching performances in Gameweek 2, racking up significant FPL points in the process, we pick out a group of midfielders who could find themselves amongst the points in Gameweek 3 ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

The highest scoring Fantasy Premier League in all competitions in Gameweek 2, Bryan Mbeumo (£6.7m) made it three goals for the season after netting twice in Brentford’s 0-3 triumph over Fulham, accruing 16 FPL points. Two of those have come from the penalty spot, making him even more attractive from a fantasy perspective. Playing either as part of a front two or on the right-hand-side of a front three, Mbeumo should court plenty of further interest among FPL managers going into Gameweek 3, with Brentford hosting Crystal Palace having now netted five goals across their opening two matches.

The temptation to double-up on Brighton midfield assets must be high when taking into account the performances of their two wingers so far this campaign. Solly March (£6.6m) and Kaoru Mitoma (£6.6m) are responsible for four goals, two assists and 49 fantasy points between them over the past two gameweeks, which have seen the Seagulls gain consecutive victories by four goals to one. West Ham travel to Brighton in Gameweek 3 and boast an attractive fantasy midfielder of their own in Jarrod Bowen (£7.0m), who found the net in West Ham’s last away league fixture away to Bournemouth in Gameweek 1.

Phil Foden (£7.6m) picked up his first attacking return of the season in Gameweek 2, acquiring an assist and 9 FPL points as Man City beat Newcastle 1-0. He’s expected to play a key role for Pep Guardiola’s side again in Gameweek 3 as the champions face newly promoted Sheffield Utd. Meanwhile, Liverpool midfielders continue to profit greatly with all four Premier League goals they have scored so far this season coming from players listed in that position in FPL. Luis Diaz (£7.7m) has netted in both gameweeks, accumulating 15 points in total, whilst Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) opened his account for the campaign against Bournemouth, missing a penalty but scoring from the rebound. Diogo Jota (£8.0m) also found the net on Saturday to go with an assist and offers a cheaper fantasy alternative to Salah.

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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