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FPL GW3 Transfer Tips: Who Are the Best Picks?

With two gameweeks already behind us, managers are keenly looking at the standout performers who have already begun to shape FPL.

Whether you have 1 free transfer or a generous 2, here are the best players to add to your team before GW3.

Bryan Mbeumo – £6.6m

  • Fixtures: Crystal Palace (H), Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (a), Everton (H), Nott’m Forest (a)
  • Ownership: 19%

Bryan Mbuemo has had an amazing start to this year’s FPL.

He’s already gathered 23 points with 3 goals in just 2 games. His expected goal involvement (xGI) of 3.41 shows he’s a real threat.

Adding to his appeal, Mbuemo is the designated penalty taker for Brentford, making him a reliable option for returns.

Brentford’s upcoming fixtures against Crystal Palace and Bournemouth at home present a golden opportunity for Mbuemo to shine.

Moreover, he’s owned by only 19% of managers, bringing a somewhat differential edge to your FPL squad.

Yoane Wissa – £6.1m

  • Fixtures: Crystal Palace (H), Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (a), Everton (H), Nott’m Forest (a)
  • Ownership: 13%

Wissa’s start to the season has exceeded expectations, gathering 20 points with 2 goals and 1 assist in the first 2 games.

He achieved this in only 78 and 71 minutes on the field, respectively, during those matches.

While Mbeumo shines with a 3.41 xG, Wissa is equally impressive and comes at a lower cost.

He seems like a smart choice to pair with Haaland and if you’re concerned about Joao Pedro’s limited playing time, Wissa stands out as the solution, costing just £0.5m more than Pedro.

As mentioned earlier, Brentford’s home games gives him a great chance to continue his impressive form and provide significant returns.

Ben Chilwell – £5.7m

  • Fixtures: Luton (H), Nott’m Forest (H), Bournemouth (a), Aston Villa (H), Fulham (a)
  • Ownership: 25%

Ben Chilwell’s rise to £5.7m shows he’s in demand.

We talked about his more attacking role last week, and it’s clear he’s a smart pick.

Chelsea’s upcoming games make him even more appealing. If you don’t have him in your FPL team, it’s time to add him.

Chilwell’s xGI of 1.04 over 2 games means he’s making a real impact. In the West Ham match, he had an xGI of 0.70 in just 60 minutes.

Chelsea also has a 52% chance of a clean sheet in the upcoming gameweek (second only to City’s 61%).

Nicolas Jackson – £7.0m

  • Fixtures: Luton (H), Nott’m Forest (H), Bournemouth (a), Aston Villa (H), Fulham (a)
  • Ownership: 17%

The Chelsea striker has fallen short in the points department with only 2 points in 2 games.

However, his story is far from over, especially considering Chelsea’s promising fixtures ahead.

Chelsea boasts the best set of fixtures for the next 5 gameweeks. Combine that with Jackson’s xG of 1.32 so far, it’s clear why his 2 points so far are nothing to worry about.

With Chelsea set to face Luton and Nottingham Forest back home, Jackson has a golden opportunity to prove his worth to FPL managers.

Phil Foden – £7.5m

  • Fixtures: Sheffield United (a), Fulham (H), West Ham (a), Nott’m Forest (H), Wolves (a)
  • Ownership: 11%

Phil Foden’s recent showcase against Newcastle was magnificent, accumulating 9 points, 1 assist, and an xGI of 0.86.

With De Bruyne out, he’s primed to start and shine, making him an intelligent buy not only for GW3 but for the long term.

Add to that his 13 shot-creating actions in the first 2 games (5th highest in the league) and he looks like a great pick at £7.5m.

While considering City players, another name emerges: Julian Alvarez.

Playing behind Haaland, he’s been superb. If he keeps starting, he’ll be tough to ignore.

However, keep in mind, his minutes could dip when Bernardo returns.

Still, with City’s favorable next 5 fixtures, he’s a tempting pick worth watching closely.