Fantasy Football Failings Tips Matchday 3 review

Actually, ignore that headline. ALL Fantasy Football is tricky for me, regardless of the weekend. Of course, it does help if you remember to hit the deadline for making substitutions and naming a team. And once again, for the second time this season already, I forgot to do even this.

And as a result, I was left with Kenedy and he wasn’t actually allowed to play against Chelsea. BOOM!

Shall we get this over and done with?

Fantasy Football Failings Tips Matchday 3 reviewFantasy Football Failings Tips Matchday 3 review

What a shambles, right? Mind you, I do have the luxury of United and Tottenham getting it on later.

David De Gea, Manchester United: Tonight

I need big Dave to get me at least four points otherwise I’ll be regretting not picking Mat Ryan for an awayday at Anfield. Like I’d ever have picked him anyway, but you know what happens when you start second-guessing your team selections!

Kyle Walker, Manchester City: 2 points

Wolves do seem to be gaining a reputation for being City’s bogey team. Kyle Walker did nothing wrong at all, but he only gets two points for that. Not even a world-record sprint or five down the inside channel this week for Kyle.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool: 5 points

Trent needs to cut out the silly yellow cards to really be in my good books. But, that’s three clean-sheets out of three now so he is pretty much knocking on the door of my good books.

Davinson Sanchez, Tottenham Hotspur: Tonight

It really shouldn’t be too difficult for Sanchez to pick up a clean-sheet against United. I say that, but I can imagine he might make it look quite tricky. He is rapid though and that might come in handy if he is having to chase Fellaini in the dying moments of the match. Ha. As if.

Sadio Mane, Liverpool: 6 points

And yeah, it’s only six points because he is still skipper from last weekend. Mind you, he’d probably have still been skipper anyway truth be told. He’ll get 20 goals this season, I’m not too bothered.

Kenedy, Newcastle United: 0 points

Yeah, I am as stupid as Kenedy.

Ruben Neves, Wolverhampton Wanderers: 2 points

Just the two points for turning up this week. He is already on my “I think I might have made a mistake” list.

Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur: Tonight

I’m actually thinking a 4-0 win to Tottenham with De Gea making a load of saves would be a satisfactory outcome. I am thinking Dele will score tonight, he is a big game player after all and United just about still count as a big game.

Joselu, Newcastle United: 7 points

Off the bench and scores with Newcastle’s only proper touch in the Chelsea area. The only real highlight of my weekend!

Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur: Tonight

Come one ‘Arry. At least score a penalty tonight, forget the August thing. I need GOALS.

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City: 2 points

And one of the reasons I need goals is that Sergio drew yet another blank. It’s either a hat-trick or nada for Sergio this season. I cannot rely on that, can I?

Total: 24 (with four players to play)

Yikes, that is a poor score so I need some magic tonight. Equally, unless Fellaini scores a hat-trick himself tonight I am not looking at my bench and thinking about what could have been.

It’s been a tough start but it’s only really Neves that I am considering changing right now – you go through the team and there should be cast iron points over a long season, shouldn’t there?