• Ojas Sharma

Fantasy Premier League: Game Week 4 Preview

Game week 3 is now done and dusted. With plenty of things to talk about let us see what Game Week 4 has in store for us. What are the big changes you can do in Game Week 4 to boost up your ranking? Check out the latest tricks and tips in the world of Fantasy Premier League football. Lets us see how my team performed in FPL Game week 3.

Game week 3 average score was 44. My squad scored 56 points, however, I had taken a -4 so you can consider it to be 52. I had removed Luka Milivojevic and Mason Greenwood for Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki. The -4 taken was well worth it as Teemu Pukki scored 11 points and Todd Cantwell scored 7 points (though he was on my bench).

My strategy to go with premium defenders seems to be backfiring as only Aston Villa, Southampton and Newcastle got a clean sheet. That is 3 teams getting a clean sheet out of 20. This was slightly better than 2 teams getting a clean sheet in Game week 2. I will have to plan moving funds from defense to midfield or forwards. Assist from Trent Alexander-Arnold was the only highlight. He continues to be a reliable asset and will haul big points once Liverpool starts getting clean sheets.

Mohamed Salah scored 15 points as opposed to 8 points from Raheem Sterling and sadly I had Sterling as captain. I expected Sterling to perform much better considering his previous record against Bournemouth. Gylfi Sigurdsson and Joshua King just gave 2 points. Penalty saga continues in Manchester United as for the second week in a row Manchester United got a penalty but couldn’t convert it. This time it was Rashford missing the penalty and hence giving 0 points.

There is a big event coming up now, the international break. In the international break, players fly off to play with their national teams in a very hectic schedule, which often results in many injuries. My initial plan was not to make any transfer now so that after the international game week I will have 2 free transfers. The continuing abysmal performance from Gylfi Sigurdsson meant that I had to act.

One of the important ways to have a good understanding of which players to pick is to try and see as many matches as possible. I was watching the Chelsea vs Norwich game and was very pleased by the performance of Mason Mount. He is playing in a Number 10 position behind the striker and seems to be an assured starter in Frank Lampard’s Chelsea. Mason Mounts’ clinical finish convinced me to get him in my FPL squad, especially at that price point.

I swapped Mason Mount with Gylfi Sigurdsson while the game was going on as I knew his price will rise soon. I was not wrong in that as the price has already increased to 6.2. This transfer does leave me with 2.1 million pounds in the bank, which will be very helpful when I make the next transfer after the International break.

In terms of captain choice, both Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling have easier fixtures as they face Burnley and Brighton respectively. Manchester City has a home fixture and that is more favorable. Also, Burnley is off to a good start and might be able to pull off an upset. So for Game Week 4, my FPL squad captain will be Raheem Sterling.

This is how my Fantasy Premier League squad will be looking for Game week 4. Keep checking for more FPL tips and tricks.