Sunday, 8 September 2013

Gameweek 3 FPL Wrap-Up

Gameweek 3 is over and in its place are fond memories for some, good riddance for others, and a little bit of "meh" for others still.  Before the internationals are over and the frenzy of pre-gameweek 4 begins, let's recap the goings-on of the 9-fixture gameweek that was.  Since it's a recap of gameweek 3, I'll give you a 3-line summary of each fixture, plus a short list of the top 5 FPL point earners from each fixture. Away we go....

Manchester City  2  - 0  Hull City

Captain Dzeko; no collecto. Captain Zab, you're feeling fab.
Hull City supporters leave the Etihad with heads held high
Negredo on target and Yaya slots home a beaut

FPL managers were smiling because of:
Zabaleta 12, Y Toure 11, Hart, Kolarov, Lescott, Negredo  6

Cardiff  0  -  0  Everton

Cardiff follow up huge home win vs City with scoreless home draw to Everton
Mirallas and Kim both squander good chances
Baines not fouled in box at 41st minute; or was he?

Happy happy joy joy to those of you who had:
Distin 9, Baines 8, Jagielka, Coleman, Marshall 7

Newcastle  1  -  0  Fulham

Newcastle finally score - and win!
Cabaye does not say Goodbye
Ben Arfa makes the home supporters happy

Good stuff from:
 Ben Arfa 9, Coloccini 9, Yanga-Mbiwa 8, Krul, Santon, Debuchy, Riether 6

Norwich  1  -  0  Southampton

Redmond seals 3 pts in 3rd EPL match
2 penalties that "weren't" - Lallana and Snodgrass
Elmander starts; new boys Fer and Redmond shine

Fortunate FPL managers started: 
Redmond 11, Fer 8, Bassong 8, Ruddy, Whittaker, Turner, Garrido 6

West Ham 0  -  1  Stoke City

Pennant highlights bore fixture with fantastic 82nd minute free kick
Jaaskelainen comes up big on Wilson volley and Walters' follow up
No 3rd point of interest; 2 is more than enough for that borefest!

Despite the bore, some FPL managers could smile:
Wilson 9, Pennant 8, Begovic, Shawcross 7, Huth, Pieters 6

Crystal Palace  3  -  1  Sunderland

Palace result leaves Holloway dancing and DiCanio craving a candy bar
Crystal Palace fighting spirit / great atmosphere earn them fans who love the underdog
Paulo cries foul-o on his own Captain O'Shea

FPL high earners include: 
Gabbidon 9, Gayle 9, Fletcher 7, Colback, O'Keefe 6

Liverpool  1  -  0  Manchester United

Pool crowd celebrate birthdays of Bill Shankly and Daniel Sturridge with 1-0 victory
Liverpool yet to concede amid 3 straight 1-0 wins - all goals from Sturridge
United held scoreless for 2nd EPL fixture in a row for first time since May 2007 - WOW

To the victors go the spoils:  
Agger 12, Mignolet, Sturridge 8, Skrtel, Enrique 7, Johnson 6

West Brom  0  -  2  Swansea

Davies delivers in 22nd - cracker of a volley
Hernandez follows up with nice second goal of his own
West Brom yet to score this season - uh oh

FPL All-Stars: 
Davies 15, Hernandez 13, Chico 7, Vorm, Williams 6

Arsenal  1  -  0  Tottenham

North London Derby on Deadline Day Eve - Yes Please!
Olivier rules the day
Wenger has last laugh - for now

The icing on the FPL gameweek 3 cake provided by:
Giroud 9, Szczesny, Mertesacker 8, Gibbs, Jenkinson 7

Well, there you have it.  Gameweek 3 in a nutshell.  Here's a nice little screenshot of the Gameweek 3 Dream Team.  FPL managers carrying these players will look on and shake their heads with proud satisfaction while those who have activated their Wildcard during the international break can use it as a teaser as they build their "new" squad.  Good luck in gameweek 4 everyone!