Fantasy Football Scout picks out four players to get in your line-up for Gameweek 4.
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This fourth consecutive Friday FPL deadline is the last one until late October’s Gameweek 10, with line-ups and captains needing to be sorted by the 18:30 BST deadline that precedes Luton Town versus West Ham United.
Last week’s Fantasy Football Scout tips correctly put faith in Nicolas Jackson (£7.1m) and Bruno Fernandes (£8.5m) to deliver their first attacking returns of 2023/24.
For Gameweek 4, here are a few players we think could haul.
JARROD BOWEN (£7.0m)
A strong pre-season has continued into the opening three Gameweeks for Bowen, with two goals, an assist and a 23-point total higher than all forwards and defenders.
Losing set-pieces to new arrival James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) hasn’t yet been a problem and Bowen will be optimistic of a big score at Luton.
It will be a special night for the Hatters as they’re hosting their first-ever Premier League match at Kenilworth Road. But once it kicks off, it’s hard to overlook them being the team that’s conceded the most goals so far – and from only two games rather than three.
On average, they’ve conceded ten shots on target per match.
BRYAN MBEUMO (£6.8m)
In Gameweek 1, Bowen started the streak of each right-winger netting past Bournemouth. He, Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Dejan Kulusevski (£7.0m) have done so and Mbeumo is next up.
Not that he needs encouragement to score – joint-top scorer with three goals, alongside having the league’s highest expected goals (xG) tally of 3.29.
The Brentford attacker blanked in Gameweek 3 but we’ve already seen that he’s on penalties. Bournemouth have conceded the second-most shots (59) overall.
ODSONNE EDOUARD (£5.5m)
This pick feels slightly riskier now that strike partner Jean-Philippe Mateta (£4.9m) scored a midweek EFL Cup hat-trick but Edouard’s start has been good enough for Roy Hodgson to keep faith.
He bagged an opening-day goal at Sheffield United and sits joint-second for shots inside the box (11) so far. As a team, Crystal Palace’s 37 are only bettered by Brighton and Manchester City.
When you add this to the fact that opponents Wolves have allowed the second-most big chances (12), all signs point to Edouard getting several good goal-scoring opportunities. With the creative Eberechi Eze (£6.4m) providing him from midfield, cheap Edouard could be a good move for those wanting to shift Joao Pedro (£5.5m).
BEN CHILWELL (£5.8m)
Finally, someone who in theory should be a defender but is actually spending most of his time in attacking areas. His 106 touches inside in the final third beat all others in his position.
Owners of Chelsea’s Chilwell will be content to see returns arrive in two of the first three matches but also frustrated that it hasn’t been more. A Gameweek 1 goal was ruled out by VAR, whilst last week brought a huge close-range chance to score before he strangely opted to pass elsewhere.
Opponents Nottingham Forest were last season’s worst travellers but have so far been competitive in narrow losses at Arsenal and Manchester United. Forward Taiwo Awoniyi (£6.5m) has netted in all three outings and is now on an incredible seven-match scoring streak that stretches into last season.