September 23, 2023


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GW3 captain picks: Jesus, Haaland, Kane, Salah the best gameweek 3 captain

GW3 captain picks:

Gameweek 2 wasn’t all that bad in terms of captaincy. In fact, two out of three of the most captained FPL assets produced attacking returns which isn’t bad for us FPL managers.

Haaland was our gameweek 2 captain and he did quite well even though he didn’t live up to our expectations. Gameweek 3, however, is here and we go again.

There are four players who standout as good captain picks in GW3 and they are: Gabby Jesus, Erling Haaland, Harry Kane and Mo Salah.

In this article, we’d be taking a closer look at our GW3 captain picks, we’d be looking at their stats and performances over the course of the last gameweek, we’d analyze their individual fixtures and finally we’d use all these metrics to pick our GW3 captain.

Five of the best gameweek 3 captain picks

5. Harry Kane

Harry Kane would be fifth on our list of GW3 captains. The Spurs forward has not really hit the ground running this season and so many of our other GW3 captain picks are currently performing better than he is.

His underlying stats haven’t been all that great as well and that’s a major red flag for us. He has managed just five shots in his opening two games this season.

In fact, in Spur’s 4-1 win against Southampton, Harry Kane took just two shots, with only one of his two shots coming in the penalty box.

Against Chelsea however, he looked quite impressive and he took more shots in the box. He did in fact manage to get himself a goal and three shots in the box.

We’ve been seeing Kane drop deep and that’s probably one of the reasons why he’s not getting that many shots at goal and also Son’s drop in form, might also be a reason why the English forward’s numbers might have dropped.

Well, we don’t want to be too critical when judging these players, it’s still early in the season and the game against Wolves is another opportunity for Harry Kane to haul.

Wolves are known for their defensive solidity and we’d be hoping Spurs and Harry Kane can find a way through.

Spurs as a team have looked really good under Antonio Conte, they create a decent amount of chances each game and have scored six goals already this season, so you won’t put it past them and Harry Kane to get a couple of goals this weekend.

Kane would be a really good differential captain pick when you consider his low ownership.

4. Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland is one who would be fourth in our list of GW3 captains. The Norwegian man was a little quiet when Man City played Bournemouth in GW2.

Haaland did alright from an FPL point of view, by getting himself an assist. While that might not be what we wanted, he in fact did better than Mo Salah who blanked.

Haaland managed just eight touches in that game against Bournemouth and he also could have got his name on the scoresheet, if Phil Foden had squared the ball to him in the 8th minute.

In GW4 however, the signs are good and the potential for Erling Haaland to grab a couple of goals is really high. Newcastle, who Man City face this gameweek, only managed to get a 0-0 draw against Brighton.

Brighton created a ton of chances and were a constant threat to Newcastle’s defense. Which makes this Erling Haaland GW3 captaincy even more appealing.

If Newcastle give away as many chances as they did last weekend to Man City, they’d get punished and Haaland would be in the thick of it.

3. Kevin De Brunye

The addition of Erling Haaland, has made players like Kevin De Brunye even more dangerous. As we saw last weekend, marking Erling Haaland allows players like De Brunye to affect the game even more and that’s why we have De Brunye in number three of our GW3 captain picks.

Kevin De Brunye has got himself a goal and two assists this season – he hasn’t blanked yet this season. And he was really impressive against Bournemouth last time out.

The quality that Kevin De Brunye possesses makes him a really good GW3 captain. His ability to score and create chances makes him more lethal than Erling Haaland and a much better GW3 captain pick.

2. Gabby Jesus

Gabby Jesus is going to be second on our list of GW2 captains. The Arsenal man was really impressive against Leicester last time out, getting himself two goals, two assists, 3 bonus points and an impressive 19 point haul.

He plays Bournemouth next in GW3 and we’d be hoping he can carry his form into this game. The striker was heavily involved in everything Arsenal did against Leicester City.

He got himself into good positions against Leicester, he also took 7 shots in the box which is really impressive and was a massive improvement from his game against Palace where he managed just one shot in the penalty area.

Jesus is a player that is worthy of getting the captain’s armband in GW3. He plays a Bournemouth side that just conceded four against Man City last weekend.

With Arsenal’s really good attack and Jesus’ form, you’d be expecting yet another solid game from the Arsenal forward.

1. Mo Salah

Mo Salah is number one on our list of GW1 captains and this is because Liverpool go up against Manchester United, a team that are struggling to find their feat this season.

Brighton and Brentford have all exposed Man United’s weaknesses in the past few weeks and you’d expect Liverpool to do even more damage when they face the red devils.

Mo Salah is one FPL asset who enjoys playing against United. In fact, in his last nine games against Man United in the Premier League, he has got himself 9 goal involvement, scoring 7 goals and getting 2 assists.

You’d expect Mo Salah to add to his tally this weekend, when he plays Man United. The last time Liverpool played an out form United in the league, Mo Salah got himself a hattrick and 21 FPL points.

Man United still haven’t fixed up since then and we FPL managers would be hoping Mo Salah can replicate his last performance against Man United, this weekend.