Gameweek 3 – The luck of the Irish

In 2011/12 on August 26, 2011 at 8:13 am

Who to pick for fantasy premier league gameweek 3?

Well in honour of my mates wedding in Ireland this weekend I have pulled together the “It’s all about the bonus points” best of Irish.

Shane Long
The first name on the list has to be Shane Long. The ex-Reading man is on fire for Roy Hodgson’s Baggies with 2 goals and 1 bonus points in the first 2 games of the season. At £6million (and rising) Long has to be an option if you are looking for a new striker. If he can get 2 goals against Man Utd and Chelsea you would back him to do the business at home to Stoke.

Kevin Doyle
Long’s old striking partner “Big Kev” is a funny fantasy premier league player. On the one hand he is a guaranteed starter and takes penalties. But on the other hand he misses penalties and doesn’t shoot much. Last season he was pretty average with only 5 goals and 8 bonus points and I expect more from him this year.

Stephen Hunt
The angry Irish winger is a bit of a fantasy premier league legend and has had a solid start to the season. Despite no goals or no assists the Wolves wide man did get 2 bonus points at home to Fulham. I am a big fan of Hunt and he used to be a regular in my team in both his Reading and Hull days – he even made it on the watchlist last season, for gameweek 18 – however this year he is overpriced.

Do you have any Irish boys in your fantasy premier league team?

Let me know in the comments section of the blog or on twitter @mjmaxwell.


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