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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 3 Round-Up

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Now that the dust has settled on Gameweek 3, we take a look at the key FPL talking points from the weekend.

The gameweek began with Chelsea bouncing back from their defeat to West Ham by seeing off Luton in a comfortable victory. Raheem Sterling (£7.1m) was undoubtedly the star of the show with his two goals and assist producing an eye-watering 19-point haul, while budget darling Malo Gusto (£4.1m) provided excellent value for money with a pair of assists and a clean sheet handing his grateful owners 14 points. Popular forward pick Nicholas Jackson (£7.1m), meanwhile, got off the mark with his first goal at this new club.

Despite fears he would be set for a spell on the sidelines, James Maddison (£7.7m) took to the pitch against Bournemouth and promptly got on the scoresheet in what has been an impressive start to his Spurs career, while West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen (£7.0m) – who comes in at a little cheaper – logged a goal and assist against Brighton to take him to 23 FPL points overall.

Those who kept faith in Man Utd assets Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) and/or Bruno Fernandes (£8.5m) were left feeling smug after they both produced the goods against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, while Bukayo Saka (£8.7m) proved that he’s still the leading FPL asset in the Arsenal ranks as he resumed penalty duties against Fulham.

Largely overlooked by the FPL masses, Taiwo Awoniyi (£6.5m) continued his superb scoring form by scoring the opener against Man Utd. The Nottingham Forest striker found the net for a seventh Premier League match in succession – a record that stretches back to last season. A mere 3.1% of managers own Awoniyi at the present time, but that surely won’t last long if he continues to score with such regularity.

Matty Cash (£4.6m) was the standout star on Sunday with a mammoth 17 points for the full-back, while teammates Moussa Diaby (£6.6m) and Ollie Watkins (£8.0m) – both of whom have proven popular fantasy picks in the early weeks of the season – produced returns in the win over Burnley.

There was initial disappointment for Phil Foden’s (£7.6m) new owners when news filtered through of the Man City midfielder’s benching at Sheffield Utd, but the blow was softened somewhat when he assisted Rodri’s (£5.7m) winner just two minutes after joining the action. Another substitute was the star of the show at St. James’ Park, with Darwin Nunez (£7.3m) scoring a brace for ten-man Liverpool to complete a dramatic comeback against Newcastle. Premium asset Mo Salah (£12.5m), meanwhile, continued his streak of registering a return in every game so far by assisting Nunez’ second.

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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