Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 4 Preview - Who’s Hot, Who’s Not
With only four clean sheets across 20 teams, gameweek 3 was one for the attackers as penalties continue to be awarded for marginal handball decisions.
Leeds vs Man City is arguably the stand-out game this weekend as tactical minds meet in Bielsa and Guardiola but Man United vs Tottenham should also be a close game on Sunday. Gameweek 4 deadline: Saturday 3rd Ovtober at 11am.
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Averaging a goal per game and against the worst defence in the league on Sunday, Ings is a prime captaincy pick at the discounted price of £8.4m, down £0.1m from the start of the season. No Southampton player has recorded more shots on target than Ings this season and no team has conceded more shots on target than West Brom so this really could be the perfect match.
Raul Jimenez (£8.6m) vs Fulham (H)
Although Jimenez scored in the wrong goal last week, he has a great chance to make amends against Fulham who sit bottom of the league and have lost their first three games. On penalty duty, Jimenez scored seventeen league goals last season and started this season strong with two goals in his first two games. Jimenez alone has recorded over half of Wolves’ shots on target this season, proving how important he is to their attack.
Sadio Mane (£11.9m) vs Aston Villa (A)
With three goals across his last two games, Mane is now the third highest scoring midfielder in the game. Across the two league games against Villa last season he recorded two goals and an assist so if history repeats, captainers should be very happy with their return. Only Kane and Vardy had higher expected goals than Mane last week, which shows that he shoots in dangerous areas.
The Form Guide - Who’s Hot?
Timothy Castagne (Leicester, £5.7m)
A goal and three assists over three games would be fantastic returns for a premium midfielder or attacker but for a defender it is amazing. Operating as a right wing-back with the chance for clean sheet points, Castagne averages nine points per game and with West Ham, Aston Villa and Leeds in October, he has a great chance to continue his strong start.
Jimmy Dunne (Burnley, £4.0m)
Stepping in while Ben Mee is injured, Dunne has started Burnley’s last two games and is popular in FPL primarily for his price. Being the cheapest player in the game, Dunne is a fantastic budget option especially as he plays Newcastle and West Brom in his next two games. If you’re struggling to afford your ideal team, stick Dunne in to free up some funds.
The Form Guide - Who’s Not?
Timo Werner (Chelsea, £9.4m)
Yet to score a league goal, patience in Timo Werner is starting to wear thin. Across his last two games against Liverpool and West Brom, the German has only managed two shots on target and created just one chance for teammates. With a £9.4m price tag, managers may be tempted to look elsewhere at Ings or Jimenez for replacements but with games against Crystal Palace and Southampton up next, good things may come to those who wait.
Matt Doherty (Spurs, £5.9m)
With no goals, assists or clean sheets, Doherty has just four points to his name so far this season. Tipped to be a high-scoring attacking defender, the Irishman hasn’t even had a shot over his last two games and is starting to look expensive. With three games in a week for Tottenham ending with an away game at Old Trafford on Sunday, Spurs may struggle this weekend.
Ones to Watch (Less than 5% ownership)
Riyad Mahrez (Man City, £8.4m, 4.0%)
With a goal and assist in what was otherwise an awful Man City display against Leicester last weekend, Mahrez was their clear stand-out performer. On corners and set-pieces, no Man City player recorded more shots or created more chances than the Algerian which earned him 12 points. With games against Leeds, West Ham and Sheffield United in October, Mahrez is another one to add to your watchlist.
Edouard Mendy (Chelsea, £5.0m, 0.6%)
Alhough West Brom away came a tad too soon for the Frenchman last weekend, Mendy played well in Chelsea’s League Cup defeat and looks set to keep his place in the starting line-up for the foreseeable future. £5.0m is a very reasonable price for a top 4 side’s goalkeeper and if the likes of Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell can find form in front of him, he will prove to be a bargain.
After picking your initial squad, you receive 1 free transfer each Gameweek. Each additional transfer you make in the same Gameweek will deduct 4 points from your score.
If you do not use your free transfer, you are able to make an additional free transfer the following Gameweek. If you do not use this saved free transfer in the following Gameweek, it will be carried over until you do. You can never have more than 1 saved transfer.
For example, since you get 1 free transfer per gameweek, if you make no transfers between gameweeks, you will have 2 free transfers in preparation for the next gameweek. You will incur a 4 point hit per transfer over your free transfer allowance.
During the season, your fantasy football players will be allocated points based on their performance in the Premier League. Remember, every week your captain scores double points, so pick them wisely!
1 For playing up to 60 minutes
2 For playing 60 minutes or more (excluding stoppage time)
6 For each goal scored by a goalkeeper or defender
5 For each goal scored by a midfielder
4 For each goal scored by a forward
3 For each goal assist
4 For a clean sheet by a goalkeeper or defender
1 For a clean sheet by a midfielder
1 For every 3 shot saves by a goalkeeper
5 For each penalty save
-2 For each penalty miss
1 to 3 Bonus points for the best players in a match
-1 For every 2 goals conceded by a goalkeeper or defender
-1 For each yellow card
-3 For each red card
-2 For each own goal
For more information on the rules of the game, visit https://fantasy.premierleague.com/help/rules
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