FPL Gameweek 3 Tips: Best Players to Transfer In

After impressive performances in Fantasy Premier League this weekend, particularly from Romelu Lukaku, Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio, many will be keen to see how they get on in GW3.

With a lot of FPL managers now having two free transfers at their disposal it’s important to use those wisely, in order to get the star performers into your team. Here are some recommendations of who you should transfer in.

The below table summarises the best FPL GW3 players.

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Player Team Position Price Pick % GW2 Score Total Points
Romelu Lukaku Chelsea Forward £11.5m 19% 8 8
Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton Forward £8.1m 16% 7 14
Patrick Bamford Leeds Forward £8.0m 15% 4 6
Michail Antonio West Ham Forward £7.7m 36% 16 29
Mason Greenwood Man Utd Midfielder £7.6m 12% 10 18
Raphina Leeds Midfielder £6.5m 17% 7 8
Said Benrahma West Ham Midfielder £6.2m 19% 12 24
Adama Traore Wolves Midfielder £6.0m 1% 2 4
Sergio Reguilon Tottenham Defender £5.0m 6% 6 13
Shane Duffy Brighton Defender £4.1m 9% 14 16
Tino Livramento Southampton Defender £4.0m 4% 2 3

Romelu Lukaku

  • Price: £11.5m
  • Picked by: 19%

After scoring just 15 minutes into his second Chelsea debut, Lukaku’s ownership has predictably increased. He was a threat throughout, taking eight shots which is the most per 90 of any player so far.

With him it’s not just goal threat, he also managed 11 assists in Serie A last season and provided two through balls on Sunday (second most so far). Now that he’s hit the ground running, he’ll no doubt increase in price and at £11.5m is another premium asset to choose from in FPL.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

  • Price: £8.1m
  • Picked by: 16%

On the scoresheet again this weekend, Calvert-Lewin made it two goals in as many appearances this season. The Everton forward has the highest xG in the league (3) and has had the most shots on target (5).

Being surrounded by players such as Lucas Digne and Richarlison to put the ball into the box for him, he should get plenty of service. Plus, he’s on penalties too after confidently dispatching his effort against Leeds.

Patrick Bamford

  • Price: £8.0m
  • Picked by: 15%

Despite not scoring in his opening two matches, Bamford has a more favourable set of fixtures to come, with Burnley in GW3 and Newcastle in GW5. Facing Burnley last season he scored in a 1-0 victory, from a penalty too. It’s possible he will be taking them again this season, although Mateusz Klich also took them in the last campaign.

So far he’s produced two goal-creating actions, and there will be more to come against weaker opposition. Leeds have scored in both games so far and look like scoring against anyone, which Bamford will be at the centre of.

Michail Antonio

  • Price: £7.7m
  • Picked by: 36%

If you haven’t had Michail Antonio yet, get him now. He has six attacking returns in his first two games (three goals, three assists) and is the leading points scorer on 29. His xG is the second highest (2.1) having taken five shots per 90 with 2.4 on target per 90.

Acting as the focal point for West Ham, every attack revolves around him. This proven by his four goal-creating actions, only Paul Pogba has made more. Up next for him is Palace at home, where he will fancy his chances of goals again.

Mason Greenwood

  • Price £7.6m
  • Picked by: 12%

He scored again against Southampton after moving upfront again, the same position where he scored in against Leeds. In his opening two fixtures he’s taken eight shots, and over the course of the season he should reach double figures for goals.

He also has a decent set of fixtures to come, with Wolves and Newcastle being his next two, and you’d be a fool to sell him for those.

Raphinha

  • Price: £6.5
  • Picked by: 17%

Against Everton he grabbed his first goal of the season with a stunning, curling effort. In GW3 his opponents are Burnley, who he got an assist against during the 4-0 thrashing last season. Leeds did the double over Burnley last season and the Brazilian has been their most threatening player behind Bamford according to FPL’s threat rating.

Out of the other £6.5m midfielders he is arguably the most underpriced and has the best fixtures.

Said Benrahma

  • Price: £6.2m
  • Picked by: 19%

The Algerian has made a fast start this season, scoring two and assisting twice as well. He’s scored from 40% of his shots and outscored his xG by 1.2. West Ham have scored the most this season so far with 8 goals and Benrahma looks like their best midfield asset in this early stages.

Out of his squad he’s put in the most crosses, and with Antonio and Soucek on the end of them he’ll have plenty of assists this season. He’s proving so popular that he’s already gone up by two price points, so get him quickly.

Adama Traore

  • Price: £6.0m
  • Picked by: 1%

After a lacklustre 2020/21 season, Adama Traore isn’t a popular asset this season. However, his first two games have shown signs of encouragement. He has averaged five shots per game and has an xG of 1.1, which is the fourth highest. Also, he’s made five key passes and 15 shot-creating actions, which is more than anyone else.

His main strength is his dribbling, and has dribbled past the most players (16) and had 12 carries into the penalty area (second most). Against Manchester United he will pose a threat on the counter-attack, and has good fixtures after the international break. When Wolves face more even opposition, he will be a great differential.

Sergio Reguilon

  • Price: £5.0m
  • Picked by: 6%

Spurs under Nuno have kept two clean sheets out of two, and against Watford in GW3 they have a good chance of making it three – 50% to be precise according to our Premier League Clean Sheet Odds. As well as clean sheet points, Reguilon provides attacking threat, getting 6 assists last season.

He is the most attacking out of their defence, with other full back Japhet Tanganga being more defensive. With Harry Kane potentially returning to the starting lineup, Reguilon will have one of the best finishers in the world in the box to provide crosses for.

Shane Duffy

  • Price: £4.1m
  • Picked by: 9%

Duffy’s goal at the weekend brought back memories of him in the 2018-19 season, where he scored 5 and collected 115 points. Now he’s a £4.1m starting defender and, since Tsimikas looks likely to return to the bench shortly, could be a viable budget defender option.

However, with Veltman coming back soon his chances of starting will decrease, unless Veltman plays as a wing-back instead of a centre-back.

Tino Livramento

  • Price: £4.0m
  • Picked by: 4%

The young full back impressed again versus Manchester United, contributing both going forward and defensively.

He should be set to start against Newcastle, and could be a good opportunity for a clean sheet. The Magpies have only managed two shots on target per game, which is the second lowest overall.