Another Fantasy Premier League gameweek looms large on the horizon, which means we once again delve into the latest Fantasy Premier League news to try and unearth the best selections to give your captaincy to in this weekend’s fixtures. So, with that in mind, here are our Fantasy Premier League captain picks for gameweek 4.
Fantasy Premier League Captain Picks – Gameweek 4
The first of my Fantasy Premier League captain picks for Gameweek 4 is Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy. Any manager who was wise enough to captain him last week would’ve reaped in a healthy 34 points thanks to the lethal finisher netting a hat-trick against title favourites Manchester City. As such this week the retired England international is incredibly difficult to ignore against West Ham.
Despite West Ham beating Wolves 4-0, they still don’t look the finished article defensively. Up against the speed of Harvey Barnes and Vardy, the Hammers may struggle at the back which makes doubling the number nine’s points quite a wise move.
Last season’s Golden Boot winner is also penalty taker for the Foxes too which is a massive positive given how the frequency in which penalties have been awarded so far this season.
West Brom’s defensive frailties were highlighted last Saturday against Chelsea and they were cut apart on several occasions, throwing away a 3-0 lead and only earning a solitary point for their hard work. There were plenty of positives to take away for the Baggies, however I don’t think a week will be enough for Slaven Bilic to strengthen and reorganise his weak defence.
With that in mind, I think Southampton should have the beating of West Brom and, if they do, Danny Ings is likely to be at the heart of the result. Three goals in three games this season shows that Ings has picked up where he left off last season as the Saints’ main and only true goal threat.
The 28-year-old is quick, full of confidence and has a goalscoring instinct, which will make him a nightmare to play against for that shaky West Brom defence. The forward is also on penalty duty for Southampton too, which, as already mentioned, is a massive plus at the moment.
Probably the least confident of this week’s Fantasy Premier League captain picks with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang usually considered the greater goal threat for The Gunners. However after failing to even register a shot on target against Liverpool, the Frenchman seems like the safer option to an out of form Auba.
The former Lyon striker has scored in every game since the restart, as well as picking up a bonus point in all three fixtures too. With manager Mikel Arteta adamant on using captain Aubameyang on the left and Lacazette down the middle, the latter is starting to seem like the bigger goal threat for the Gunners and, as such, goes into this weeks FPL captain picks.
They take on a vulnerable Sheffield United side who, without a serious reshape, will be among the relegation contenders at the end of the season. Teams have learnt to adapt to defend the Blades’ playing style and Chris Wilder’s famous overlapping centre-backs, making them quite predictable.
With Lacazette looking confident and clinical, even if his goal against Liverpool was very lucky, you’d fancy the Frenchman to convert at least one of his chances this week.
Scott Parker’s Fulham are already looking relegation certainties after just three games; their defence is scarily vulnerable, their midfield lacks leadership and quality and their attack simply cannot score. And sadly for Fulham fans, they take on Wolves next, who will be full of fight and determination as they look to bounce back from a 4-0 thumping by West Ham.
Mexican forward Raul Jimenez is Wolves’ biggest goal threat and is an incredibly well-rounded finisher, he is clinical with both feet and just as lethal with his head. The Molineux outfit should dominate this fixture so you can’t help but fancy their number nine to notch a goal at the minimum.
A 3-0 loss at home to Aston Villa on Monday night showcased that Fulham will concede to most teams in this league, so given that Wolves were playing Europa League football last season, they should show their class on Sunday afternoon.
Finally, the last of my Fantasy Premier League captains picks is Raheem Sterling.
The latest Fantasy Premier League news suggests that Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus will remain out with injuries for a while so it is expected that either Sterling or Riyad Mahrez will step in to fill the striker’s role until one of them returns– assuming that Pep Guardiola doesn’t hand Liam Delap his full debut this weekend.
Despite conceding five to Leicester on Sunday, City still looked menacing on the attack and it was their defence that was the issue that day. The pure speed and trickery of Sterling and Mahrez can tear defences apart, especially with playmakers Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden sat behind feeding in inch-perfect passes, which will probably be the setup in Gameweek 4.
City will be looking for a reaction against a Leeds United side that is settling into Premier League life surprisingly well. Marcelo Bielsa’s side nabbed a late winner to beat Sheffield United this weekend in what looks a good result on the surface but, given Sheffield’s dreadful performances recently, the result isn’t that great considering they struggled to make a breakthrough until the 88th minute. Saturday’s fixture will be a true test of their capabilities.
The Whites have conceded seven goals in three games this season so are hardly defensively stable, so probable centre-forward Sterling will be licking his lips at the prospect of a backline with no confidence or quality. The England winger has added goals to his game in recent campaigns so Saturday seems a great opportunity for the former Liverpool striker to grab his first of the season, therefore making him a solid captain selection.
The risk is that Sterling could start on the wing with Mahrez up top, however if this is the case then City are still likely to score a handful of goals so Sterling can still accumulate some assist and bonus points from out wide. The England forward goes in to conclude our Fantasy Premier League tips for this week.
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