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With the international break done and dusted, it’s time to look ahead at Gameweek Four of Fantasy Premier League.
The transfer window is shut as well and a few new faces have entered the game since the previous Gameweek.
Plenty of wildcards may already be in play, so there is plenty to consider.
Here are a few pointers to guide you ahead of Gameweek Four.
CAPTAIN – MESUT OZIL | ARSENAL | 9.5M
Harry Kane (12.4m) was the captain pick in the last round with but his August curse rumbles on for another year. He came close again, producing a couple of good saves from the keeper, but it wasn’t to be.
Despite then scoring twice for England during the international break, Tottenham face Everton away this week.
Instead, another gamble in Mesut Ozil is the pick for the armband this week. Like Kane, he hasn’t delivered yet but boasts some of the finest stats in the game.
That may come as a surprise as his performances at first glance hasn’t been up to standard but the fact of the matter is, he’s been the most creative player in the entire game this season.
The German boasts a Creative Index of 178.6 and has created 12 chances so far but is yet to register an assist.
Meanwhile, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (8.3m) has emerged as one of the most popular players in the game, but has a Creative Index of 176.2. He’s managed to create only one more chance than Ozil, but in contrast, has five assists to his name, the most in the league.
It’s only a matter of time until the Arsenal man’s efforts translate into points and playing Bournemouth at home could be the right time for things to click into place.
He offers a great differential as well with only 2.4% of FPL managers opting for the German playmaker.
He’s back! He may not be too thrilled about remaining at Arsenal this summer, but there’s no doubting ALEXIS SANCHEZ’S (11.9m) quality. He’s been waiting in the wings for a while and barely got a look in against Liverpool. Could he announce his return to the fold in emphatic fashion against Bournemouth?
CHRIS WOOD (6.5m) played just 33 minutes on debut in Gameweek Three but managed to get on the score sheet. He’s proved to be a prolific Championship striker and Burnley face a leaky Crystal Palace defence at home.
KYLE NAUGHTON | SWANSEA CITY | 4.5M
With Swansea opting for wing-backs at the moment, Kyle Naughton should be at the top of every FPL manager’s transfer lists, if he isn’t already part of their squad.
He’s already picked up two clean sheets in three games this season and is getting forward a lot more as well.
He even managed an assist in his last outing against Palace.
ALVARO MORATA | CHELSEA | 10.1M
Alvaro Morata looked a bit rusty in his brief appearance for Chelsea in the Community Shield as he didn’t have the benefit of a proper preseason with his new team.
Since then though, he has steadily improved and already has two goals, two assists and five bonus points. He looks like being their main goal-getter this season and is settling into the new system slowly but surely.
His price is only going to rise as it already has by 0.1m. It’s worth bringing him in sooner rather than later.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE | MANCHESTER CITY | 9.9M
Most FPL managers have given Kevin De Bruyne every opportunity but it’s now finally time to drop the Belgian. It’s a shame because he’s been one of City’s best players this season and is likely to pick up eventually.
However, Pep Guardiola has used him in a more withdrawn role so far. He’s dictating play but isn’t having much of an influence in the final third. He’s dropped in price to 9.9m but is still to expensive for someone who isn’t showing enough promise at the moment.
KYLE WALKER | MANCHESTER CITY | 6.5M
Despite his sending off in GW2, Kyle Walker still boasts a 12.5% ownership but that loyalty in the City defender seems ill-advised.
While they do have largely good fixtures over the next seven rounds, Guardiola’s side has been less than convincing.
The availability of Danilo as well complicates matters as the Spaniard tactician is bound to use him as part of his rotation policy particularly in Champions League weeks.
For a 6.5m defender, you have to be certain of their starting position and Walker’s is definitely up in the air.