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Cherry pic-King and value in Ake: FPL round-up


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After Gameweek 3 came to an end at Old Trafford on Monday night, AFC Bournemouth’s official Fantasy Premier League mini-league has an unchanged leader.

The gap at the top is closing though, and it might be worth keeping an eye on some of the Cherries players over the coming weeks.

We’ve got the lowdown on it all in our FPL round-up of Gameweek 3.

Tight at the top

Daniel Kvalvagnes found himself at the top of the AFC Bournemouth Official FPL Mini-League last week when he played his wildcard early in the season ahead of Gameweek 2. His four point-lead at the top has been reduced to three with big points from Marcos Alonso, Andrew Robertson, and Jose Holabas helping him retain the lead with 53 points for the third Gameweek.

With a total of 268 points, Daniel’s now being chased by Cassius Bonotto Guerra who sits in second with 265 points. Mohamed Deabes is breathing down both players' necks in third on 264 points.

If Daniel can manage to stay at the top of the tree for one more Gameweek he will be the first winner of one of our monthly prizes!

King the pick of the Cherries

After playing 90 minutes and getting on the scoresheet against Everton on Saturday, Joshua King boasted the highest round score of any Bournemouth player with nine points.

With King taking over penalty duties from Callum Wilson he could be a more profitable choice for players up front. A record of five penalties scored out of his six for Bournemouth in the Premier League also bodes well for those who choose to put faith in the Norwegian.

He is slightly more expensive than Wilson, but his slim player ownership of 4.5% could make him a key differential.

Looking ahead

Beyond Bournemouth’s visit to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea this Saturday, the Cherries don’t have any fixtures with a difficulty rating greater than three until they face Manchester United at the start of November, making Nathan Ake another potential asset for your squad.

The Dutchman only costs £5m, a price that offers good value considering he has played 90 minutes of all three matches so far with at least eight points from two of them thanks to a clean sheet against Cardiff and a goal against Everton.

Ryan Fraser is also still worth a mention, the midfielder getting a goal and assist in his first two Gameweeks - he's also created five key chances in his three games.

Best of the rest

With only three players from any team allowed in your squad, we’ve scouted the best players at other Premier League clubs, with Liverpool’s Alisson looking like great value at £5.5m. The Brazilian keeper has kept three out of three clean sheets already this season, but some tough fixtures in the short-term could test that resolve.

One mid-valued player with more favourable fixtures lined up is Aleksandar Mitrovic at Fulham. His side have only two of their next six games with a difficulty rating higher than three, while individually the forward has managed three goals in his last two games.

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