Who are the best FPL forwards for Gameweek 3? 4-time top 1k and 5-time top 5k finisher Abdul Rehman uses the Hub's OPTA, Prediction, Comparison and Fixture tools to find the best Fantasy Premier League budget and premium forwards for Gameweek 3.
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Who are the Best FPL Forwards For Gameweek 3?
Harry Kane (£12.5m) – Tottenham Hotspur
Fixture: Watford (H)
Harry Kane had an outstanding season last time out, finishing with the most goals (23) and assists (14) to mark 37 attacking returns in 35 games.
Unsurprisingly, his statistics were amazing too. He had 137 Shots (1st in the league), 53 Shots on Target (1st), 84 Shots in the box (4th), and 31 Big Chances (3rd). He also created 49 Chances and 15 Big Chances which was the most amongst forwards.
Much has been made of his move to Manchester City but as of yet nothing has materialised. The England international came on as a substitute in Spurs’ Gameweek 2 fixture with Wolves and he will surely start against Watford.
The Hornets have conceded four goals in their opening two fixtures with four Big Chances conceded also and an Expected Goals Conceded (xGC) of 2.7.
Spurs haven’t had the easiest of opening games with Manchester City (H) and Wolves (a) but have managed to win both with an xG of 2.8.
With Harry Kane very likely to start, he is by far the best FPL forward for Gameweek 3. As a result, he is the highest predicted points scorer from the forwards (6.5) according to our Prediction Tool.
He's also the favourite to score anytime according to the bookmakers (66%).
Michail Antonio (£7.5m) – West Ham United
Fixture: Crystal Palace (H)
West Ham also have one of the best fixtures in Gameweek 3 coming up against Crystal Palace at home. The Eagles have conceded 27 Shots, 12 Shots in the Box and 9 Shots on Target.
Antonio has got off to a blistering start this season and with back-to-back double-digit hauls. He has three goals and three assists with 11 Shots, (1st), 6 Shots on Target (1st), 8 Shots in the Box (2nd) and 5 Big Chances (1st).
The West Ham forward also has the highest xG in the league with 2.76. He is currently the highest scoring player in the game and is simply a must-have in our FPL teams when he's fit.
David Moyes' men have been very attacking this season also. The Hammers have registered 8 Goals (1st), 37 Shots (3rd), 16 Shots on Target (2nd), 27 Shots in the Box (2nd) and 9 Big Chances (1st). Their xG is also now at 5.5 (1st).
I can’t see Palace putting up much of a fight here. The Hammers are too strong offensively and Antonio is a phenomenal FPL asset.
He is also one of the favourites to score anytime according to the bookmakers (42%). On top of that, Antonio is the third highest for predicted points amongst forwards (6.0) according to our Points Prediction Tool.
With West Ham being at home, I can see them scoring at least two goals given the attacking firepower at their disposal. They are also at 60% (3rd) to win this game according to the bookies.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.1m) – Everton
Fixture: Brighton (a)
The Everton forward has been recording some fantastic stats in his start to the new season. He's actually been unfortunate not to have scored more.
Calvert-Lewin scored two goals in his opening two fixtures with 9 Shots (2nd), 6 Shots on Target (1st), 9 Shots in the Box and 3 Big Chances (1st). He also has recorded the highest xG (2.23).
The Toffees have a relatively tough fixture against Brighton in Gameweek 3. Yet with Everton’s and Calvert-Lewin's attacking numbers thus far, I still think he will do well.
The Englishman seems to be even more of a focal point of attack under Rafael Benítez. His manager has even stated he is looking to get the Englishman to score as many goals as possible.
We also saw in the last Gameweek that he is also now the number one penalty taker which is huge for him as an FPL asset.
Despite Brighton being a defensively solid team, they have conceded 3 Big Chances in their first two games so are vulnerable. Everton undoubtedly have the attacking prowess to score against them.
The Seagulls have also conceded eight headed chances in their opening two games (18th). It's worth noting that the England international had the highest headed attempts at goal last season (33) and headed goals (7).
Danny Ings (£8.0m) – Aston Villa
Fixture: Brentford (H)
Danny Ings has enjoyed a great start to life at his new club, scoring two goals in his first two games. The Villa striker is one of the most clinical finishers in the league and a fantastic FPL asset when he's fit.
He has notched 34 league goals and six assists in his last two seasons. Ings only started 58 games during that timeframe.
Aston Villa have a very favourable fixture in Gameweek 3 against newly promoted Brentford (H). The Villains have scored four goals (3rd) in their opening two games with 10 Shots in the Box and two Big Chances.
Their opponents have conceded 29 Shots, 18 Shots in the Box and 6 Shots on Target. Although they have kept two clean sheets on the bounce, this has come with an xGC of 1.6. Crystal Palace hit the woodwork against them last weekend also.
After a rocky first game, Villa seem to have found their feet in their Gameweek 2 win over Newcastle United. They have another excellent fixture to carry on that run of form.
Ings is the third highest forward for predicted points according to our Points Prediction Tool (5.8) and also second for anytime goalscorer (51%).
Furthermore, our advanced Fixture Ticker ranks them as the second best team this week when filtered for attack.
Patrick Bamford (£8.0m) – Leeds United
Fixture: Burnley (a)
Patrick Bamford hasn’t got off to the best start this season, picking up only one assist in his first two games. However, it's still early days for him. With 17 goals and 11 assists last season, if I was an owner I wouldn’t panic just yet.
Leeds United have shown they do not intend to change their attacking playstyle this season. Bamford remains the focal point of their attack so he'll get plenty of chances to score.
They ended last season with 62 goals (4th), 353 Shots in the Box (4th) and 76 Big Chances (8th), while also creating 60 Big Chances (6th).
The Whites come up against Burnley in Gameweek 3 who have conceded 41 Shots (19th), 32 Shots in the Box (20th), 17 Shots on Target (20th) and 6 Big Chances (19th). Burnley have also registered an xGC of 5 which is also the worst in the league.
The Clarets don’t seem to have sorted out their defensive problems from last season. Leeds are still the same attacking team so there are bound to be goals in this one. Bamford is also the number one penalty taker.
The Englishman is at 48% to score anytime and the fifth highest predicted points scorer (5.7) amongst forwards according to our Points Prediction Tool.
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