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GW3 Captains: Vardy a leading contender

The Scout 26 Aug 2021
Jamie Vardy, Leicester

The Scout says Leicester striker offers big armband potential against Norwich's struggling defence

A trip to Norwich City raises the armband appeal of Jamie Vardy (£10.5m) in Gameweek 3 of Fantasy Premier League.

The Leicester City talisman thrived against promoted sides last season.

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Vardy totalled 42 points in his four appearances against Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham, earning double-figure hauls on three of those occasions.

Norwich, meanwhile, have conceded a league-leading eight goals in the opening two Gameweeks.

Elsewhere, Michail Antonio (£7.7m) and Said Benrahma (£6.2m) are both seeking a third successive double-figure haul as West Ham United host Crystal Palace.

The West Ham pair are the leading points scorers in Fantasy, on 29 and 24 respectively.

Antonio has scored three goals and supplied a further three assists, while Benrahma has two goals and two assists. 

Differential forwards

Danny Ings (£8.1m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.2m) and Patrick Bamford (£7.9m) all have strong fixtures to thrive this weekend.

Both Ings and Calvert-Lewin have scored in each of the first two Gameweeks ahead of their meetings with Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion respectively.

Bamford, meanwhile, was involved in a team-leading 61 per cent of Leeds United’s away goals last term.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side visit Burnley, whom they beat 4-0 in the corresponding fixture of 2020/21.

More home joy for Son?

Son Heung-min (£10.1m) is among the strongest armband contenders for Tottenham Hotspur’s home contest with Watford.

The South Korean has nine double-digit returns over his last 18 home outings, including a 10-point haul against Manchester City in Gameweek 1.

And Harry Kane (£12.3m) could prove a huge differential if he starts for Spurs. Last season's top-scoring forward can be found in only 7.4 per cent of squads.

Also in this series

Part 1: Fernandes favourite for top spot
Part 3: Who to captain in GW3? What the experts say

See: The Scout's essential FPL tips for Gameweek 3

Remember, the Gameweek 3 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 28 August.

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