Another round of football has passed, and after an electrifying weekend of fixtures, we take a look at the players you should be adding to your fantasy team for game-week 4.
The football started on Friday with Everton travelling to Villa Park, where the Merseyside team showed a lacklustre defensive performance and succumbed to a 2-0 defeat. Saturday got underway with Norwich battling against Chelsea, a 5-goal thriller saw rising star Teemu Pukki getting a goal and assist for the home side. Chelsea however ended up on top, following a hattrick of goals split between England youngsters Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount, Abraham netting the brace and scoring a round high 15 FPL points. Mohammed Salah managed to match Abrahams game-week tally, scoring a brace of his own against Arsenal, who travelled back to London ashamed after their 3-1 defeat. Embarrassed is the only way Man United and Spurs would have felt, with both members of the big six losing at home to bottom of the table sides Crystal Palace and Newcastle respectively.
So, after such a nail-biting weekend you’re probably wondering which players you should add to your fantasy line-up?
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – £12m
Guardiola’s side have remained unbeaten since the start of the 19-20 season, amassing a huge 10 goals in their first three outings. Bad news struck in training however, when Brazilian second-string striker Gabriel Jesus injured his hamstring. This leaves City with only one out and out striker, fellow South American Sergio Aguero. Aguero will definitely have a regular place on the team sheet, and with their next 8 games coming against teams that finished in the lower half of the table last season, he is expected to add to his goal tally. One more hattrick and the Argentine matches Alan Shearers hattrick record; do you think he will be able to do it in the next few months?
Joel Matip (Liverpool) – £5.4m
When looking at The Reds’ defence, you typically think of Virgil Van Dijk (unsurprisingly too, given he’s been voted as the world’s best defender). But what if you found out that another player in the Liverpool backline is just 1 point behind him in FPL, and for over £1m cheaper? Joel Matip has had an equally influential part in the set-up, furthermore he sits on 11 points with favourable upcoming games against Burnley and Newcastle. Only owned by 1.9% of all FPL players, could Matip be the difference in this week’s FPL side?
Wesley Moraes (Aston Villa) – £6m
The 22 year old bagged his first Premier League goal at the weekend, beating the Everton offside trap and calmly slotting the ball home with a first time finish. Before transferring to Aston Villa this season, the prolific Brazilian striker was named Belgian young player of the year while playing for Club Brugge. Although relatively unknown, his low price of £6m could be worth a punt, especially if he’s to even come slightly close to replicating his Belgian performances. His time in Europe saw him getting on the score-sheet once every three games! Can he bring such finesse to the Premier League?
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – £8.9m
A relatively slow start to the season shouldn’t mean you discount the Foxes frontman. Vardy was the first on the scoresheet when Leicester travelled to Sheffield after counterattacking and smashing the ball into Dean Henderson’s goal. The striker then found himself trending on twitter, after he got himself in some bother with the Sheffield United fans, showing the home crowd his best owl impression given his love for their local rivals Sheffield Wednesday. Their next game invites Bournemouth to the King Power Stadium, and with The Cherries struggling in defence, can the Englishman make the headlines again?
Joelinton (Newcastle United) – £5.9m
One of the surprises at the weekend was when Newcastle made the long trip down the country to London, most likely anticipating a tough game in their first appearance at Spurs’ new stadium. Not even half an hour into the game, The Magpies surprisingly found the lead, thanks to the new Brazilian signing Joelinton, and managed to park the bus and grind out a tough victory. At less than £6m, the striker is a good option for your FPL team. Securing 8 points against Tottenham, and facing Watford at home in their next game. Could Joelinton be the addition your team needs for those extra points?