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FPL: 5 Players To Consider For Gameweek 4

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Last updated 30/05/2024

Micky van de Ven: Tottenham Hotspur – £4.5m

Defender Micky van de Ven has enjoyed somewhat of a mixed start to life at Tottenham Hotspur since joining the London side from Wolfsburg earlier this summer, with the 22-year-old so far playing every minute in the 4 games Tottenham have played so far this season.

Those 4 games have seen Spurs pick up two wins and two draws, with van de Ven playing in the Lilywhites’ opening-weekend 2-2 draw with Brentford before most recently scoring an own goal as Spurs crashed out on penalties to Fulham in the Carabao Cup earlier this week. But van de Ven also played his part in Spurs’ two consecutive 2-0 wins over Manchester United and Bournemouth in the league, with the £34m signing picking up a total of 13 points in those two victories after helping his side to keep a clean sheet in both matches.

Spurs now face a Burnley side who have lost their opening two league matches this Saturday, and so considering the Clarets’ form, expect Tottenham to emerge as winners from that match while very likely keeping a clean sheet in the process. So at just £4.5m on FPL, van de Ven could be a fantastic source of extra points this gameweek.

Eddie Nketiah: Arsenal - £5.6m

With Arsenal taking on Manchester United at the Emirates this Sunday, Bukayo Saka would have been a fantastic shout as one of our picks for this gameweek – the young Englishman has a fantastic record against the Red Devils having bagged 3 goals across his 7 appearances against United.

But, at £8.7m, Saka is the 5th most expensive midfielder on FPL, and with over 65% of players already having Saka in their team, we are going to go for a slightly more niche pick in Eddie Nketiah instead. The 24-year-old has had a fantastic start to the season personally having been tasked with leading the line for the Gunners in the absence of the injured Gabriel Jesus, with Nketiah scoring a goal against both Nottingham Forest and Fulham while he was unlucky not to have bagged against Crystal Palace.

The Englishman’s blistering start to the season means he will be high on confidence going into this weekend’s clash, and he will therefore be looking to add to the two goals he has previously scored against United, with Nketiah bagging a brace (including a stoppage-time winner) in this fixture back in January of last season. Having scored at least 5 points in each gameweek of FPL so far, we think Nketiah will carry on his great run of form into this weekend and would therefore be a great addition to your team.

Raheem Sterling: Chelsea – £7.2m

Chelsea picked up their first league win of this season last Friday night when they hosted Luton Town at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues running out 3-0 winners in what was ultimately a fairly easy victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, with Raheem Sterling bagging a brace and laying on an assist for Nicolas Jackson’s first-ever Chelsea goal.

But, Pochettino’s men will face a slightly tougher test this weekend when Nottingham Forest make the journey to west London on Saturday. Now despite the shortcomings in their squad and constant inability to hold on to a lead, Forest are still a tough prospect to play against, and that will remain the same when they play this low-on-confidence Chelsea side. But Chelsea can take solace in the way Forest have started the season themselves, with Steve Cooper’s men losing two of their three opening league fixtures, whilst also suffering a demoralising loss to Burnley in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Forest’s last league game was against Manchester United, and despite the fact that they went 2-0 up, they could not hold on and went on to lose the game 3-2. Raheem Sterling, fresh from his brace against Luton, will definitely fancy his chances of adding to his goal tally against a side with such a leaky defence and whom he has a good personal record against – the 28-year-old scored in both the home and away match of this fixture last season, and we think he will very likely get on the scoresheet in this one, which makes him a good player to bring in to your FPL side this week.

Michail Antonio: West Ham United – £6.0m

Michail Antonio has been West Ham United’s top scorer in all competitions in four of his now-nine seasons at the club, with the versatile Jamaican going on to become the Hammers’ all-time top scorer in the Premier League back in 2021.

The now 33-year-old has had a fantastic start to the new Premier League season, scoring twice in West Ham’s opening three league matches as the Hammers currently sit 2nd in the table. Now this Friday, David Moyes’ men will make the short journey to Kenilworth Road to take on new boys Luton Town, who have suffered defeat in both of their opening two Premier League games but did finally pick up their first win of this season against Gillingham in the Carabao Cup earlier this week.

But, despite them picking up that much-needed win, we feel that the travelling Hammers will be too tough of a contest for Luton, and that Antonio will have no problem carrying on his fine goalscoring form against a team who have already shipped seven goals after just two games.

Antonio, who has already accumulated 17 points following his goals against Brighton and Chelsea, has been the second-most transferred in forward for Gameweek 4 with 219,037 players having brought him in at the time of writing, and it is clear to see why – he is highly likely to end up on the scoresheet on Friday evening and will likely register a high points tally.

Rico Henry: Brentford - 4.6m

At the time of writing, Brentford left-back Rico Henry has already been transferred in for Gameweek 4 by 70,923 players, and there is a reason why.

The Birmingham-born full-back has already accrued 11 points after the first 3 rounds of fixtures, and considering the fact that he is priced at just £4.6m on FPL, he is a cheap yet very smart addition to any team. Henry has been a mainstay of the Bees’ starting XI since well before their promotion to the Premier League and has kept his place in the XI since the Bees made it back to the top flight in 2021, making at least 34 league appearances in the two seasons since.

Those two campaigns saw him pick up 108 and 112 points on FPL respectively, and he has made a great start to 2023/24 with the 11 he has to his name so far, boosted by an assist against Tottenham on the opening day. Now Brentford will be playing a Bournemouth side who have failed to win in the league so far under new manager Andoni Iraola this weekend, and with Brentford having a fine recent record against the Cherries, we expect the Bees to win this one with Rico Henry likely to pick up a nice haul of points in the process.

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