The third gameweek of the Fantasy Premier League season was filled with goals, where every player in the Dream Team barring the goalkeeper broke the double figure mark. Both Manchester clubs marched on, notching 3 goals each, whilst the Swansea train was finally brought to a halt by a determined Sunderland. Deadline day signings made an instant impact with Andy Carroll inspiring West Ham to a 3-0 victory over Fulham, and Select XI pick Moussa Dembele grabbing a debut goal for a struggling Spurs side against Norwich. There were some outstanding scores this weekend so without further ado, here is the Fantasy Premier League Dream Team in a valid formation:
DREAM TEAM ANALYSIS
Unsurprisingly, the Fantasy Premier League Dream Team is full of West Ham players after their 3-0 victory but Carroll (8.4m) pulled his hamstring and is looking at a period on the sidelines, so investment in players like Nolan (6.0m) and Matty Taylor (4.9m) should be postponed until his return. McAuley has started the season in style, with attacking returns adding to his 2 clean sheets. His price is set to go up to 5.1m before the end of the week, and with Fulham(a), Reading(h), Villa(a) and QPR(h) up next, it comes as no surprise that fantasy football managers are looking to bring him in.
Cazorla (9.0m) has settled straight into life at Arsenal and on his first visit to Anfield, he grabbed his first goal and assist for the club. He looks like a real danger and for those looking for Arsenal coverage, they should look no further than the Spaniard. Another new signing, Steven Fletcher (7.0m), prevented Swansea from taking the top spot by scoring a brace on his debut for Sunderland. O’Neill claimed that his match fitness was not up to scratch but Fletcher is definitely one we should keep an eye on over the coming weeks. At 7.0m he is a budget option up front and with McClean, Johnson and Larsson supporting him, there could be a lot more goals in him.
Joining Fletcher up top, we have hat trick hero Robin Van Persie (13.3m) and the City bad boy, Carlos Tevez (9.7m). RVP seems to have picked up from where he left off last season and marked his second start with a trio of goals despite missing a penalty. With Rooney out, a lot rests on the Dutchman and it seems as though he is well up for the challenge. If you can somehow afford to bring him into your squad, you should do so immediately. The same can be said for Tevez, who has started the season in fine form averaging 11 points a game. Like United, City are also missing their main striker but due to Aguero’s fellow Argentinian attacker, they are still racking up the points and are sitting in 4th place overall.
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