GW3 in Review

by - August 29, 2017

Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester City

Raheem Sterling found himself in the centre of the controversy at the Vitality Stadium at the weekend after scoring a last gasp winner for City before being subsequently red carded by official Mike Dean. Gabriel Jesus was given the nod up front ahead of Aguero and made the most of the opportunity by equalising for the Blues in the first half. David Silva is gathering the attention of many FPL managers as he continues to impress with assists while Kevin de Bruyne fails to make an impact once again. Charlie Daniels' strike to give the Cherries the lead could very well be chosen as goal of the season come the end of May.

Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea

Misery mounts for Frank de Boer after he saw his side lose once again this season. That makes it 3 games on the bounce that Palace have failed to not only score, but to pick up any points. Tammy Abraham scored his first premier league goal and looked comfortable leading the line for the Swans. Kyle Naughton also stood out as he provided an assist for Jordan Ayew's goal to make it 2-0. De Boer's time in the Premier League could be over before we know it.

Huddersfield 0-0 Southampton

Yet another goalless game involving the Saints. Nothing much of significance in the game. Huddersfield have now managed to keep 3 clean sheets in a row and look like a great asset to have in anyone's FPL team. Southampton also look strong at the back and this result earns them their second of the campaign. Their struggles are in their attack line where they have trouble scoring.

Newcastle 3-0 West Ham

The Magpies were utterly dominant in their game against the Hammers putting a further 3 goals past Joe Hart (that now makes it 10 goals conceded for the English goalkeeper). Joselu, Atsu, Mitrovic, Clark and Ritchie were among the stand out players at St. James' Park. Slavan Bilic's managerial role is again under scrutiny and I wouldn't be surprised if he's shown the door after his recent poor form.

Watford 0-0 Brighton

The red card is the only real talking point in the game. Britos' horrific challenge in the first half earned him his third red card in 2017 and sealed his place in this season's worst tackles nominees. Jose Holebas would have certainly been proud of it however.

Manchester United 2-0 Leicester

Manchester United keep up their red hot form after securing their third consecutive win and clean sheet of the new campaign. Lukaku had the chance to score his fourth goal of the season but was denied by a wonderful Kasper Schmeichel penalty save. On the otherhand, Mkhitaryan continued in his assisting form as he was the creator in United's first goal scored by Rashford. Leicester were surprisingly quiet for their standards. 

Chelsea 2-0 Everton

Alvaro Morata found himself again on the scoresheet and now has 2 goals and 2 assists for the season so far. With the likes of Harry Kane continually blanking, he's appealing to many managers to take a chance on him. Everton struggled to contain Chelsea and even struggled to create many chances. Sandro had the best chance for the Toffee's but skewed his opportunity when he had it. Would expect better performance in the future from Everton.

West Brom 1-1 Stoke

The Baggie's defence was eventually infiltrated after impressing for the first two gameweeks of the season. Peter Crouch proving to be the villian in this scenario. Fan favourite at the Hawthorns, Jay Rodriguez, got himself off the mark for goals and looks to rekindle his form from the 13/14 season which saw him score 15 in the league.

Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal

A truly devastating performance from the Red's. Arsenal looked amateurish and lethargic and displayed no signs of passion or belief. Mané, Firmino and Salah controlled the game with their great linkup skills and ran Arsenal ragged for the whole 90 minutes. Pressure is also increasing for Arsene Wenger as fans urge for the sacking and reshape up of the club. Decisions such as dropping Lacazette and Kolasinac warrant the abuse without doubt.

Tottenham 1-1 Burnley

The struggles at Wembley continue for Spurs. New signing Chris Wood came off the bench for the Clarets and sealed an equaliser right at the death to earn Dyche's side a hard earned point. Dele Alli rewarded those who chose him scoring a handy 9 FPL points. Harry Kane has taken over 24 shots for Spurs this season but has yet to find the back of the net. It's a mystery as to how he hasn't scored. 

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