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Fantasy Premier League: Best captains for FPL gameweek 3

Erling Haaland at Man City
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Let’s check out five players who are set to claim the most points in FPL this weekend.

Choosing the right captain is key to having a successful gameweek on Fantasy Premier League. While you can keep a certain player as your FPL team’s captain throughout the season, it’s better to optimize based on the game’s upcoming matches.

As we prepare for Premier League’s matchday 3, let’s review the best captains for your FPL side.

5-Phil Foden

Foden made an incredible performance for City as they defeated Newcastle 1-0 last weekend. Covering for Kevin De Bruyne’s absence, Foden will most certainly start against Sheffield this weekend.

We expect the England international to be one of Man City’s best players in the upcoming match.

4- Nicolas Jackson

Two games into the new season, it’s clear that Jackson is Mauricio Pochettino’s first target for the centre-forward position. 

As Chelsea hope to bounce back from their disappointing start to the new season, we expect Jackson to shine for the Blues against Luton’s out-of-form backline.

3- Marcus Rashford

Rashford is yet to score his first Premier League goal of the season, and we expect this run to end this weekend. On Saturday, United will host Nottingham Forest, against whom Rashford registered a goal and assist at Old Trafford last season.

2- Bukayo Saka

Saka couldn’t find the back of the net against Crystal Palace last weekend. But we expect him to return to goalscoring ways against Fulham on Saturday.

The Cottagers’ heavy home defeat against Brentford exposed their defensive issues, and Arsenal’s current form suggests they will fully exploit that at Emirates.

1- Erling Haaland

Haaland is the best captaincy choice for FPL in gameweek 3. After a goalless evening against Newcastle, the Norwegian star will be back to improve his stats against Sheffield United.

Last season, there was only one instance when Haaland didn’t have a goal contribution in EPL for two consecutive matches (vs. Chelsea and Manchester United). We don’t expect the same thing to happen against Sheffield this weekend.