Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 3: Midfielders

Featuring Aaron Ramsey and some less obvious suggestions.

Jack Rodwell, one of our Fantasy Premier League tips for Gameweek 3 midfielders
RODWELL: Get him before they Jack up the price (Image: Leon Queeley)

Come all ye faithful, for our Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 3 midfielders round-up is here to help you build on what we hope has been a productive opening couple of weekends for your fantasy team!

These tips are based on FPL player prices, but the principles should apply more or less across the board – so, should your fantasy football game lie at Sky Sports, the Telegraph, the Mirror or indeed anywhere else, you should still find something useful here.

As educated guesses go, rest assured that our Fantasy Premier League tips remain every bit as educated as they are guessed. If outright score predictions are what you seek, consult Mystic Megson.


Okay, let’s do this…

Gylfi Sigurðsson, Swansea City – £6.3m

Yes, this is the third week running we’ve recommended the Icelander, but with a goal and two assists to his name already – not to mention a home game against West Bromwich Albion to come this weekend – it’s hard not to.

If you haven’t done so already, get him in before his price creeps up even further. Also consider his £5.5m teammate Nathan Dyer, scorer of the Swans’ winner against Burnley and 6 goals overall last season.

Nacer Chadli, Tottenham Hotspur – £6m

QPR may not have provided the stiffest resistance, but the Belgian’s two goals against them yesterday should book his place in Spurs’ side for Sunday’s visit of Liverpool.

Might not look like the easiest fixture on paper, but Liverpool’s defence looked vulnerable against Southampton on opening day.

Maybe see how they get on at Manchester City tonight before deciding, unless you want to nab Chadli before his price goes up a notch – it’s only likely to rise by £0.1m, mind.

Jack Rodwell, Sunderland – £5m

Scored Sunderland’s goal against Manchester United yesterday and takes on a woeful-looking Queens Park Rangers side this weekend.

Rodwell’s a threat from set pieces and has a cracking long-range shot on him, so he could wind up a bit of a bargain if he remains free of injury.

£5.5m teammate Sebastian Larsson is also looking in good form with a goal and an assist to his name already. His set pieces could make him valuable.

Stewart Downing, West Ham United – £5.5m

Downing’s goal and performance in the 3-1 win at Crystal Palace earned him a ten-point haul, and his Hammers side are at home to Southampton this weekend.

If Downing can reproduce the form that got him 9 goals and 6 assists in 2007-08, and 7 goals and 9 assists in 2010-11, he’ll be one of the bargains of the season.

After all, it may feel like he’s been around forever but he’s still only 30.

Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal – £9m

Obviously. Does it even matter who he’s playing (away to Leicester City, in case you’re wondering)? There’s no excuse for not having him in by now.

Good luck and happy selecting!