Who is the Best Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 3 Captain?

Fantasy Premier League GW3 has arrived and now we have a wide selection of premium FPL assets to choose from.

With Lukaku and Kane getting their first minutes of the season the list of candidates for the armband each week has increased, making the decision a lot more important. To give you more insight, here are some of the best choices for GW3.

For a full ordered list of the most likely goalscorers in FPL Gameweek 3 check our Best FPL Captain page.

Heung-Min Son

  • Chances of scoring: 47%
  • vs Watford (H)

The South Korean has had a steady start to the season, scoring on the opening weekend against Manchester City. Overall he’s taken seven shots whilst starting the first two fixtures in the striker role.

But since the news of Harry Kane’s decision to stay at Spurs, we may see the return of the Kane and Son partnership, which combined for 14 goals last season. If Kane doesn’t return to the starting lineup straight away, Son will remain upfront which increases his goal potential significantly.

Michail Antonio

  • Chances of scoring: 42%
  • vs Crystal Palace (H)

Antonio’s start to the season has been explosive. He’s the joint top scorer with three goals and has the most FPL points so far with 29.

Also, he’s claimed three assists in FPL and is averaging three attacking returns per 90. The forward has been very lively, taking the joint most shots (10) and the most on target (5), whilst also registering four goal-creating actions, and only Paul Pogba has more (5).

His opponents, Palace, haven’t convinced yet and Antonio’s record against them has seen him get a goal and seven assists. If he can produce anything like his first two performances, he’ll be a no-brainer for the armband.

Bruno Fernandes

  • Chances of scoring: 40%
  • vs Wolves (a)

The Portuguese midfielder is the joint top scorer after his hat-trick against Leeds and in GW3 he has another favourable fixture against Wolves. When in front of goal he’s been clinical, half of his shots have led to goals and he’s outscored his xG by 2.3.

Additionally he’s made six passes into the penalty area and had 4.5 shot-creating actions per 90. With a striker like Greenwood or Cavani lurking in the box, he will be able to supply them with lots of chances to gain assist points from.

Mohamed Salah

  • Chances of scoring: 37%
  • vs Chelsea (H)

With three returns in GW1 and a disallowed goal in GW2, Mo Salah has looked a major threat. The Egyptian has taken the joint most shots and places third in the FPL threat rankings.

In his career, he has played his former club eight times in the league which has seen him score twice. He could find lots of freedom down the right due to Chelsea’s marauding wing-backs.

However, despite this, the Chelsea defence is tough to crack. They’ve kept clean sheets in both matches this season and have only allowed an average of five shots per game. Despite the tough opposition, Salah is a player that can return against anyone on his day.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

  • Chances of scoring: 31%
  • vs Brighton (a)

Like last season, Calvert-Lewin has started the campaign in fine form, scoring two in as many games. As a result of his fine form, he boasts the highest xG (3) and the highest non-penalty xG (2.3). He’s been active in front of goal, taking four shots per 90 as well as having the most on target (5).

The England international is best known for his aerial prowess and has won 10 aerial duels this season, the sixth most. His threat from set pieces will be key in GW3, as Brighton struggle to deal with them. They conceded from a corner against Burnley in GW1 and conceded from ten set piece situations last season. If a differential captain is what you’re after, Calvert-Lewin could be the choice.