We are back with our fourth instalment of EPL Fantasy gameweek preview, in which we reveal our squad, changes we made compared to the previous gameweek and suggest transfers for each position ahead of the next Premier League round.
Not a lot changes as far as our goalkeeper is concerned. Hugo Lloris produced underwhelming two points in the last game week when Tottenham lost to Newcastle. For gameweek four, Lloris will be very busy, as his team meets with Arsenal, which is expected to be a tough match for both sides, especially for the defenders. While we did consider switching him up for our reserve goalkeeper, Pope is facing Liverpool, meaning Lloris is still the better pick out of the two.
Alternative players: Tom Heaton, Kepa Arrizabalaga
Moving down to our defensive line, we will enter gameweek four with three defenders, one of which is a new addition to our team.
With no game time to his name in the first three rounds of EPL, we have decided to send Vertonghen away and replaced him with Lucas Digne, who has been a very solid defender for Everton so far. With 18 points to his name, he is also among the overall dream team, making him a very good pick at only £6.0. Joining him will be van Dijk and Laporte.
A lot of hopes have been put into the trio this gameweek, considering Liverpool faces Burnley, Manchester City hosts Brighton and Everton hosts Wolves. We will keep an eye on Lucas Digne, as he is known to support his team in the attack and considering Everton faces off against Wolves, we believe there is a good chance he will earn some bonus points.
Alternative players: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Willy Boly
Four midfielders for gameweek four on our team.
Starting off with El Ghazi, who has played very well against Everton last week, unfortunately, we did not have him on our team. Hoping he can repeat his impressive performance this gameweek, he has found his way to our starting XI, as Aston Villa visits Crystal Palace. Joining him, we have a well-known name on our team, Neves, from Wolves, who has yet to find his stride. Wolves enter gameweek four with no wins to their name, however, if they are serious about finishing top six, they will have to start performing much better in the attack. Which is why we believe goals will be on the menu in their clash with Everton.
It’s been an up and down season for Mane so far, nonetheless, we have not lost our trust in him just yet. Against Arsenal, he did not produce anything noteworthy, yet there is a reason to believe he will have a much easier time against Burnley. Last but not least, we have got Perez, who will enjoy a fairly easy schedule in the next three gameweeks. Just like Neves, we are waiting for Perez to start performing up to par, and should he underperform in the upcoming weeks, a possible transfer is on the horizon for the 26-year old.
Alternative players: Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Mason Mount.
Better late than never, I’ve said when I decided to sacrifice 4 points to switch out King for Pukki. King, while a very solid player failed to impress us so far and with the direction his team is heading, we do not believe that will change. Pukki on the other side impressed everyone with five goals to his name so far. While there are without a doubt more talented strikers in the league, we can never underestimate good form, which is why we believe sacrificing four points to sign the Norwich striker was a very good deal. Furthermore, Norwich will have a fairly easy schedule in the next weeks, with the only exception being their clash with Man City in GW5.
Standing next to Pukki, we have got Jota, who just like King failed to impress so far, yet we decided to wait for another gameweek to see what he can produce. Last but not least, it’s the return of Aguero, who should have an easy time scoring goals against Brighton, which is also why we have passed the captain armband to him for this gameweek.
Alternative players: Sebastien Haller, Jamie Vardy
In our substitutions, we have got Pope, Cathcart, Coleman and Trossard.
Two changes for our team ahead of GW4, which we believe are both very solid. There is still a long way for us to catch up to the pack, following two rather disappointing gameweeks, however, we can at least comfort ourselves, there is only one way we can go now. And that is up. If Pukki continues with his spectacular form, Aguero shows off all his abilities against Brighton and the remaining nine players contribute a few points of their own, we feel confident GW4 will be a successful one.
Good luck to everyone!
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