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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 3 Rotations Risks

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Even just two gameweeks into the new campaign, we’ve already seen the perils of rotation with a number of players having been forced to settle for a place on the bench in Gameweek 2 after having started in the opening round of fixtures, much to the dismay of their fantasy ownership.

We mark out those most notable FPL assets, whom we think are most at risk of rotation in Gameweek 3.

As was feared in the approach to Gameweek 2, Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi tinkered with his starting line-up, dropping the substantially owned Joao Pedro (£5.6m) to the bench. As a result, his ownership has been steadily dropping over the course of the week but it would be no surprise if the Brazilian was recalled to the starting XI in Gameweek 3 against West Ham. Striker Evan Ferguson (£6.0m) could also gain a starting berth and whilst Julio Enciso (£5.4m) will miss out through injury, Danny Welbeck (£5.9m) could be the latest victim of De Zerbi’s penchant for rotation.

Following two underwhelming performances, Erik ten Hag could look to make changes to his Man Utd starting XI in Gameweek 3, which sees them host Nott’m Forest. Forward Anthony Martial (£6.5m) is fully fit and is a contender to make his first start of the campaign, meaning the likes of Alejandro Garnacho (£5.0m) or the under-performing Antony (£7.0m) may be at risk of dropping out.

With two starts under his belt but no attacking returns, Liverpool’s Cody Gakpo (£7.4m) is starting to come under some pressure, especially with a player like Darwin Nunez (£7.4m) sitting on the bench. The Uruguayan will be itching for a Gameweek 3 start against Newcastle and if Jurgen Klopp gives it to him, Gakpo could be the one to drop out. As for Man City, it’s impossible to predict Pep Guardiola’s starting line-ups at the best of times, but owners of Julian Alvarez (£6.6m) will be hoping the forward has done enough to keep his place in the side, having recorded an assist, a goal and 12 FPL points so far this campaign.

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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