FPL Tips : We pour insight into the most ideal picks for gameweek 4 after divulging in the fixtures, current form and best expected performing players for the weekend’s clashes
With gameweek 4 transcending upon us today, the imminent need for us was to take another look at the viable options for Fantasy Premier League. With a slew of star performers emerging as exceptional choices to indulge in for the impending gameweek given the fixtures, we poured into the best plausible options, names who take precedence for us given their pivotal roles in their side’s framework.
While the usual must have names feature as ever for us, hammered down as unmovable entities in our FPL side, this gameweek was all about segmenting out the lesser picked options, bargain buys who can help act as difference makers to our side. We also immersed in the captaincy choices along with the best formation to stick with for this gameweek before the Premier League takes a hiatus of two weeks owing to the Euro Qualifiers slated for the upcoming week.
Vicente Guaita, 5 million
We’ll be beginning with the cheap option for this gameweek, seeing us pick out Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita as our man between the sticks. The side have made it apparent after the early exchanges of the Premier League 2019-20 season that they’ll be making an advent into matches with a well disciplined defensive setup, relying on their backline to shut down defences with effervescent ease.
Ederson Moraes, 6.1 million
Although he’s delivered only the singular cleansheet till now, with Brighton coming calling this gameweek, this might just be the perfect match for Manchester City to register their first cleansheet since gameweek 1.After impressing in the opening gameweek, Brighton have found it sticky to score goals, an ordeal which saw them go goalless against a vulnerable Southampton outfit at home last week.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, 7 million
With two assists till now and a heavy involvement in his side’s right hand corners and freekicks, Trent Alexander-Arnold is the first name we are getting in. Although Liverpool have conceded against Burnley in every single encounter since the last two seasons, they are up against a Burnley side who were involved in a Carabao Cup clash in the middle of the week, a fixture which is bound to have drained them.
Along with this, Liverpool will be yearning to register their first cleansheet of the season, something which should see them tighten up things at the back.
Oleksandr Zinchenko, 5.5 million
With Benjamin Mendy closing in to a return with each passing day, Oleksandr Zinchenko’s regular starting spot in the leftback role might end up being snatched away from him. However till then he continues to remain the best and cheapest choice from the reigning champions’ backline, one which is up against Brighton at home.
Expect Brighton to sit back and look to soak up the pressure in this one, a strategy which should see them have extremely little of the ball and conjointly muster up a tepid amount of attacking chances, a script which makes the leftback a safe option for this gameweek.
Emerson Palmeiri, 5.5 million
Although Chelsea have been abysmal at the back till now, leaking in a calamitous 7 goals in three matches, the side have found solace in a position they were looking to rectify for quite some time now. With Marcos Alonso shunted out of the playing 11, Emerson’s performances have escalated, seeing the leftback emerge with the second highest tackles across the league and the second most shots for Chelsea as well.
The side take on Sheffield United in this gameweek, a clash at home which could see them finally open their books and imbed their first cleansheet, making Palmeiri a nice little option to indulge into.
Martin Kelly, 4.1 million
With cleansheets being wiped out across the previous two gameweeks as teams head into matches with vigour and determination given it’s the opening part of the season, the likelihood of too many cleansheets in this gameweek is meek as well. Investing in cheap options and clearing up funds to work around elsewhere is the ideal choice for this gameweek seeing us bring in only the second 4 million playing defender into our side given his fixture.
Raheem Sterling, 12.3 million
5 matches and three goals means Raheem Sterling is someone you have to opt for his gameweek. Manchester City are hurting after drawing to Tottenham in gameweek 2 and were ruthless and clinical in attack against Bournemouth last week, a showing they should emulate against Brighton this time around as well.
Sterling will be massively involved in his side’s countless attacking sojourns on the day and could end up being one of the highest scoring players from this gameweek.
Mohammed Salah,12.5 million
With people letting go of Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah in huge numbers in the last gameweek, the hoard to get him back after his two goals against Arsenal is back on. His second goal in particular saw him use his burst of pace to make a mockery of David Luiz before moving into Arsenal’s defence and coming up with his usual, corner of the goal left footed finish.
He faces a tired Burnley outfit this time around and although Burnley are known for their defensive resolve, Liverpool’s attacking might should see them score with Salah involved in either a goal or assist.
James Maddison, 7 million
Hi side are up against Bournemouth, a team who are known for their defensive aberrations and inability to stop well worked and pulsating attacking canters. Maddison got an assist in the Premier League last week along with a freekick goal against Newcastle in the second round of the Carabao Cup and should manage to deliver another attacking contribution in this clash as well.
Todd Cantwell, 4.7 million
With two assists against Newcastle and a goal against Chelsea, Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell is emerging as the best prospect to get in as a bargain buy. His performances have seen his price go up to 4.7 million with an ownership of 15.3% and with his price only projected to further rise given the immense value he offers, picking him up at the earliest is the best thing you can do.
He also plays against West Ham this week, a fixture Norwich are bound to score in given the side’s penchant for goals and West Ham’s wavering form at the back.
Mason Mount, 6.2 million
With two goals in straight matches, Chelsea’s attacking midfielder, Mason Mount has made it clear that he’s here to stay. His stupendous displays have rightfully seen him being called into England’s squad for the Euro Qualifiers, a bit of development which is bound to buoy the Chelsea player ahead of his home encounter against Sheffield United.
Sergio Aguero, 12 million
Our first pick in this facet, the Manchester City man was reinstated in his side’s playing 11 against Bournemouth and showed why he should never be left on the bench again. He scored two goals for his side, taking his season’s tally to four in tree matches and is bound to add to that momentous figure, becoming a steady source of points for our side.
Teemu Pukki, 7 million
He started at 6.5 million but with five goals in three encounters, the Norwich City striker hasn’t taken much time in catching everyone’s eyes. The most owned striker in the game at the moment at 38%, the Norwich City man is a pivotal part of his side’s consummate success up the field, someone who has done an extremely pristine job of latching onto passes and converting them successfully.
Callum Wilson, 7.9 million
After failing to register a goal in three matches, Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson has dropped in price with many people perhaps neglecting that he’s gotten three assists in as many matches. FPL s a game of longevity, one where you have to earmark faith in players and stick with them for the long run, names who are going to keep getting in points for your side on a persistent basis.
Roberto Firmino, 9.5 million
He’s scored one goal and got the one assist in the opening match for Liverpool, two performances he wrapped up by making a mockery of Arsenal’s defence last week. He failed to contribute with either a goal or assist in that one but with the highest number of shots for his side and the most touches of the ball in the opposition’s attacking box, Firmino is not far away from getting another goal, something he might do today easily.
We suggest going ahead with a 3-4-3 formation for this gameweek given the fixtures with Sergio Aguero the best choice as captain and Mount sitting in nicely as the vice-captain.
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