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Who To Pick For Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 4?

The @FPLGeneral has picked out five players he thinks could deliver the fantasy points this weekend. These players can be considered for both FPL and your Gameweek 4 FantasyBet team.

Fabian Schar (Newcastle)

Steve Bruce’s side were impressive defensively in their 1-0 win over Spurs in Gameweek 3. Schar was a hero for many managers last season, scoring four goals and registering one assist in just 24 appearances. When it comes to centre backs in the Premier League, he’s one of the best in the opposition penalty area.

The Magpies face a Watford side this weekend who have had an awful start to the campaign, losing all three of their matches and scoring just once. Based on that, a clean sheet looks a good possibility for Schar and co. on Saturday.

James Maddison (Leicester City)

The Englishman created more chances (99) than any other player in the league last season and he’s already started this one well, registering two assists in the opening 3 games.

A home tie against Bournemouth is one of the best fixtures of the season for attacking players in fantasy football. The Cherries rarely keep clean sheets (none yet this season).

Maddison ranks fifth among midfielders for touches in the opponent’s half (132) so far in 2019/20 and has a great relationship with Jamie Vardy ahead of him. I expect to see both deliver attacking returns in Gameweek 4.

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Manuel Lanzini (West Ham)

Like Maddison, Lanzini has two assists to his name after just three appearances. Injuries have plagued Lanzini’s time in the Premier League but hopefully those issues are behind him now and he can kick on and deliver plenty of FPL points this year.

The Hammers host a Norwich side who’ve shipped seven goals already. As good as Norwich have been in attack, they have been woeful defensively. Lanzini could have a lot of joy on Saturday.

Only Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne (14) has created more chances for teammates than Lanzini (10) over the course of the first three matches.

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Despite scoring 4 goals in 3 appearances, Aguero is owned by less than 20% of FPL managers. What’s most impressive is the fact that he’s only been on the pitch for 176 minutes this season and has still managed to do serious damage.

With Gabriel Jesus ruled out of Gameweek 4 through injury, Aguero looks primed to tear Brighton apart at the Etihad this weekend. As an owner of three City assets already (Zinchenko, KDB & Sterling), there’s no space for Kun in my FPL squad but he will get the captain’s armband in my FantasyBet XI for this weekend’s £2,500 Grand Weekend contest.

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

Vardy’s underlying stats don’t make for good reading so far this season (just 3 goal attempts in 3 games). Having found the back of the net against Sheffield United, that could be about to change. We know from previous campaigns that Vardy doesn’t need many chances to score. He’s on penalties as well which is always a bonus.

As mentioned above with Maddison, Bournemouth this weekend is a great fixture for the Foxes. It’s been all about the Pukki party this week, but Jamie could be hosting another bash in Gameweek 4.

The General’s Fantasy Bet XI for Gameweek 4

Dubravka
Schar – Ritchie – Zinchenko
Maddison – Lanzini – KDB – Mount (if passed fit)
Vardy – Aguero © – Haller


Mark McGettigan

With three top 500 finishes in his last 5 seasons, Mark (or @FPLGeneral to many) is as close to FPL royalty as you can get. You'll find him co-hosting our Fantasy Weekly podcast, but he's no stranger to Fantasy Premier League show either.

BEST FPL FINISH: 102 (15/16)

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