Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 4 Team

Gameweek 4 Team

Events last weekend have caused plenty of selection headaches for Fantasy Premier League managers.

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Wilfried Zaha get’s the nod for our Gameweek 4 team, as we deliberate over the chips.


Gameweek 3 Fallout

Gameweek 3 was particularly unkind: Richarlison saw red, Tomkins picked up a knock in the warm up and then Cairney went off injured in the latter stages of Fulham’s win against Burnley.

Added to these problems, Aubameyang blanked for the third game running, despite a supposedly favourable fixture against West Ham. Lacazette and Welbeck’s goal involvements late in the game don’t help his chances.

With Wan-Bissaka banned last weekend, plus Peltier losing his place in Cardiff’s XI, we actually ended up fielding just 10 players, with no valid defensive substitutes. The wildcard beckoned.


Gameweek 4 Transfers

Looking pragmatically at the Gameweek 4 team, Richarlison simply had to go: a 2 match ban, followed by an away trip to Arsenal. Pedro, Moura and Mkhitaryan were all considered as replacements, but ultimately we landed on Walcott.

Walcott has had a strong start to the season, with two goals and an assist in his last two games. The fixtures are excellent, with home games against defensively weak Huddersfield and West Ham, followed by an away trip to old club Arsenal.

Three blanks have resulted in downgrading Aubameyang, in order to improve the overall squad elsewhere. It was a close call between Zaha and Mitrovic as his placement, with Zaha getting the nod in our Gameweek 4 team due to better fixtures.

The final decision, was how to use those funds released from Aubameyang. Peltier, Tomkins and Cairney were all likely potential sales. Tomkins is still in with a chance at the weekend, so the rotated Peltier heads for the exit. Cairney may be back after the international break.

We made the move to transfer Peltier out for Alonso. This weekend, the top FPL points scorer takes on a defensively weak Bournemouth side: attacking returns look promising there.

After that, Cardiff come to Stamford Bridge: they’ve failed to score in the opening three games. West Ham in Gameweek 6 should provide more opportunity for attacking returns.


Chips

Given the number of injuries and suspensions in the side, we strongly considered using the wildcard. However, with two free transfers and a strong array of premium players, we made the decision to wait a little longer.

The fixtures for Liverpool are set to turn soon, corresponding with an upturn in Spurs fixtures. At some point in the near future, Harry Kane will be in our thoughts and at 12.5 million, he’s difficult to get in without a wildcard.

The captain armband was a no brainier this weekend: Sergio Aguero has a fantastic record against Newcastle and was a nailed on captaincy pick. We’ve gone all out, opting to give Aguero the Triple Captain chip this week. The stars are aligning, giving potentially the best Triple Captain option this season outside of the Double Gameweek’s.

Our success with this chip in a Double Gameweek has been torrid, so we’ve taken the leap to try something different this season. When we put it to a poll, we were surprised by the swing towards a Single Gameweek decision.


Gameweek 4 Team

We line up with a 4-3-3 formation for the Gameweek 4 team, including the “holy trinity” of Alonso, Mendy and Robertson in defence.

To summarise, we made 3 transfers for a -4 hit: Alonso, Walcott and Zaha in for Peltier, Richarlison and Aubameyang. We’ve also activated the Triple Captain chip.

The team is currently ranked at 55k overall, with the wildcard still available for the coming weeks. We have 1.3 million in the bank. Good luck all!

Gameweek 4 Team

While you’re here, check out the Gameweek 4 last minute tips!