The Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 4 Preview arrives just before the International Break.
The big question is who to bring in for Richarlison given his ban.
Many managers have decided to activate their wildcard. For the Gameweek 4 preview, Fantasian PL looks at whether an early wildcard can be beneficial for fantasy managers. It all comes via the FPL Académica blog.
🃏 Weekly Wildcard ~ GW4 🃏@FantasianPL kicks off his new series ‘Conventional Foolishness’ by appraising the merits of an early wildcard by looking at early form and its sustainability.
Will you be playing yours early or saving it for a rainy day?
— FPL Académica (@FPLAcademica) August 27, 2018
The next episode of The 59th Minute Podcast is now available, with plenty of advice for the Gameweek 4 Preview. Listen to the General’s update to the watchlist, after a challenging week, plus your questions are answered.
🎙️Ep. 12 is now available🎙️
Soundcloud ▶️ https://t.co/pATXzo8aKH
iTunes ▶️ https://t.co/acSsvGaxD8
YouTube ▶️ https://t.co/eGhnbyv2c4
Also available on Stitcher, Acast & Podbean. pic.twitter.com/u5WTqSzUOx
— The General (@FPLGeneral) August 28, 2018
With many managers on the hunt to load up on attacking premium defenders, Ben Crellin shares the bookies perspective on their Gameweek 4 potential. Marcos Alonso looks to be the most promisng source of goals.
Defenders who are most likely to score in Gameweek 4 based on these odds:https://t.co/hNbWF9GqMc
van Aanholt: 14.3%
— Ben Crellin (@BenCrellin) August 28, 2018
Andy from Let’s Talk FPL has the Gameweek 4 preview video, dealing with all the hot topics in the community. Alongside Alonso, get his suggestions for Richarlison replacements and strategy for Aubameyang owners.
Latest @OfficialFPL 📽️ now up – Gameweek 4 preview!
– Is Alonso must own
– Who to replace Richarlison with
– What to do with Aubameyang
– And more!
— Andy (@LetsTalk_FPL) August 28, 2018
Jamie FPL takes all of August’s data to bring the very latest Formcast. Find out which players are leading the Must-Have bracket for your transfers in, plus those who are likely to explode at any moment.
#FPL Formcast: August (GW1-3)
The chart below combines performance statistics with FPL points to provide a more accurate representation of player form.
Please note: The sample range is half of what I'd consider ideal.
Happy to add players on request. pic.twitter.com/sQCcqaqs5Y
— Jamie (@jamieFPL) August 28, 2018
The Gameweek 4 captain decision has been causing plenty of debate in the community. It’s Sergio Aguero who leads the way with that impressive record against Newcastle. But should you consider some other options?
Aguero's record v New 😲😲
Hazards's v Bou 😯
J-Lingz bombshell dropped 💣
Plus a load of old balls from @FFCommunity_ ⚽️
— Fantasy Football Scout (@FFScout) August 28, 2018
Those searching for a Richarlison replacement are encouraged to use the Fantasy Football Hub comparison tool for inspiration. The most popular transfers in are Walcott and Moura, with the former looking the stronger option statistically.
🚨 #FPL Player Comparison Tool Update 🚨
All issues sorted by @fplcloud
Compare any two players here ⤵️https://t.co/3yBV5jRmb8
Walcott vs Moura below pic.twitter.com/gtvcEAI41h
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFootballHub) August 28, 2018
FPL Tips updates his watchlist for the Gameweek 4 preview video. Richarlison replacements are high on the agenda, plus a couple of mid-priced midfielders that are outperforming their premium counterparts.
▪️Walcott to replace Richarlison?
▪️Wilson finds a third consecutive return
▪️Mitrovic equals Aguero's points tally
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) August 27, 2018
Those managers on a wildcard this week are scrambling for three premium defenders, with remarkable consistency. It remains to be seen whether they can sustain these levels, but the triple up is tempting!
The Premium defenders first 3 games…🔥
Alonso: 11+ 13 +11
Robertson: 11 + 7 + 9
Mendy: 15 + 8 + 4
I'm tripling up! Who's with me? #FPL
— FPL Prince (@TheFPLPrince) August 26, 2018
It’s not too late to board the Marcos Alonso bandwagon, according to the Fantasy Football Pundits. With an enticing trio of fixtures upcoming, his 30% ownership and price could rise rapidly in the coming weeks.
GW 1️⃣: 11pts
GW 2️⃣: 13pts
GW 3️⃣: 11pts
Next 3 fixtures:
Bournemouth (H), Cardiff (H) & West Ham (A)
Potentially rising in price tonight too…
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) August 26, 2018
As managers look to load up on the big bandwagons, some are tempted to sell Mo Salah ahead of a tougher run of fixtures. Adam Hopcroft is a strong advocate of holding the most expensive player in the game, as he maintains consistency.
Salah's consistency is incredible
Average points scored last season
8.42 per game
Non top 6 home – 9.78
Non top 6 away – 8.16
Top 6 home – 9.4
Top 6 away – 4.2
18/19 so far – 8.33
Even with Spurs, Chelsea and City in next 5 it would take brave man to get rid
— Adam Hopcroft (@ahopcroft13) August 26, 2018
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