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Premier League Fantasy Football Tips: Round Three

Here's some quick advice ahead of this weekend for those of you playing our Premier League fantasy games. Last week was very tough with the community average in our 11-a-side fantasy game dropping from 76.9 in Round 1 to just 43.1. It's time to get thinking about your selections for Round 3 with the action beginning this evening! That means a Friday night 5-a-side fantasy round consisting only of the Aston Villa v Everton game.

Using the average taken from the thousands of picks to have been made in our main game - the Premier League Predictor - we're able to provide you with a 'predicted goals' tally for each team in every round of the competition and we believe this can come in handy when choosing between certain players for your fantasy points.

Round Two: Predicted Goals

Here are two graphs displaying the predicted goals data for this weekend. As you may have already expected, Manchester City and Tottenham are the two sides expected to score the most goals this weekend as they face Bournemouth and Newcastle respectively.

Manchester United also rank very well this week both in terms of predicted goals and predicted goals conceded as they face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford while Liverpool's record of scoring a lot of goals against Arsenal at Anfield is expected to continue.

These graphs suggest the usual suspects such as Raheem Sterling, Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Paul Pogba are all set to score nicely this week but here are some other players that I feel may perform well in this round. Feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments.

Round Two: Players to Consider

Heung-min Son
Son is of course usually a very popular, high scoring fantasy player but the fact he has been suspended for the opening two games of this season means he is now a slightly 'under the radar' pick until he appears and all fantasy players remember he has returned. As you can see from the charts, Newcastle (H) looks like an ideal fixture for him to come straight into your team and Pochettino has said he's been 'unbelievable' and very hard-working in training.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka
AWB faces his former team Crystal Palace this weekend who haven't managed to score a single goal in their opening games. Manchester United have looked instantly better defensively since Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire have arrived meaning both our certainly worth considering for your fantasy teams. AWB looks like a good long-term selection for your 11-a-side team but is especially attractive this week since he'll likely go forward more than usual against a defensive Palace side.

Leandro Trossard
A final and more outside of the box pick for this weekend is Leandro Trossard who is a new arrival at Brighton for this season and starred last week against West Ham. Trossard occupies the LW position in the new formation Potter has brought to the Amex and looks like a key part of the new attacking approach Brighton are adopting. They face Southampton this weekend who have lost both of their opening games so if you're in need of a player who won't be affect your limit of 2 players from each of the top teams then he's certainly worth a look.

Best of luck to you all with your fantasy teams this weekend.
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