The dawn of the weekend means Fantasy Football returns for the fourth game week of the season.
Game week 4 presents the most challenging captain decision of the season so far, with top picks from Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal all having favourable fixtures.
Without further ado, FootballCastle provides the best tips for GW4 ahead of the deadline on Saturday 27 August at 11:00 BST.
Robert Sanchez (£4.5m)
Brighton have a solid defence and a favourable run of fixtures having conceded only one goal this season.
Sanchez faces Leeds with a chance of some save points
Nick Pope (£5.0m)
Newcastle’s new goalkeeper faces a Wolves side who have failed to score in their last two matches. Pope already has two clean sheets, three save points and three bonus points and will be looking to add to his tally after a confidence-boosting performance against Man City.
David Raya (£4.5m)
The Spaniard is another cheap goalkeeper with favourable fixtures as Brentford face goal-shy Everton in GW4.
Raya is owned by 6.2% of managers and that differential factor could prove key in his upcoming run of games.
Kieran Trippier (£5.1m)
The right-back offers potential at both ends of the pitch and is the only defender to produce returns in each of the first three Gameweeks
Trippier already has 20 points from three games, with that exquisite free-kick against Man City set to raise his appeal.
Ivan Perisic (£5.5m)
The Croatian has registered two assists and a clean sheet in the last two games, posing double-digit potentials every time he starts.
Perisic has featured heavily in our Fantasy Premier League tips so far this season and for good reason.
Ben Mee (£4.6m)
The Brentford centre-back will torment Everton’s weakness at set-pieces having scored a header and produced 14 points in the 4-0 win over Manchester United at home.
Combined with Everton’s lack of firepower and Mee’s low price, he could become a longer-term feature in your squad.
Granit Xhaka (£5.0m)
The Arsenal man has produced a goal and two assists in the last two game weeks and is a fantastic differential with 2.5% ownership. Xhaka is also a low-risk bargain ahead of the visit of Fulham.
Kevin De Bruyne (£12.2m)
The Belgian has produced attacking returns in all three opening fixtures with one goal, three assists, an xG of 0.97, 12 chances created and an xA of 2.47.
The mere presence of Erling Haaland will get a lot of assists for De Bruyne this season, and his brilliance should be too much for Crystal Palace who nevertheless pose a tough prospect.
Jack Harrison (£6.0m)
The winger has somewhat gone under the radar due to Rodrigo’s sparkling start to the season. Harrison has been key to Leeds’ excellent form and is an option for managers looking to double-up on their vibrant attack.
Harrison has three assists and a goal having got his first double-digit return of the season, he is on set-piece duties and poses an excellent midfield option.
Mohamed Salah (£13m)
The Egyptian is a GW4 captain favourite despite Liverpool not being at their best he still pops up with attacking returns. Salah had one shot on target in the defeat to Man United and created four chances to make it a league-leading 13 chances created.
Liverpool are expected to bounce back against Bournemouth and Salah should get plenty of scoring opportunities against a newly-promoted side. The 30-year-old has an incredible record against the Cherries, scoring eight times in six Premier League matches and never blanking.
To make matters worse, their opponents have conceded seven goals in their last two games.
İlkay Gündoğan (£7.6m)
The burly presence of Haaland is City’s attack is creating space for midfield runners and Kevin De Bruyne will execute pinpoint through balls for the intelligent German.
Gündoğan is sure to get into great positions as we saw from him in the 2020/21 season when he scored 13 goals.
Rodrigo Moreno (£6.3m)
The Spaniard is the best-performing FPL player so far, with four goals and one assist from the opening three fixtures. Rodrigo is fortunately listed as a midfielder but playing as a forward, meaning he’s set to pick up an extra point for each goal and will get a clean sheet point too.
Rodrigo is currently top among all FPL midfielders for shots (13) and shots in the box (12), with no big six opponents until GW8.
Andreas Pereira (£4.5m)
The Brazilian is a set-piece-taking attacking midfielder for Fulham who are behind only Manchester City for expected goals (xG) so far.
Pereira’s premium bargain price make him a risk-averse choice with his 13 points offering brilliant value for money.
Erling Haaland (£11.7m)
The Norwegian is one of a few players who have delivered an attacking return in each game so far this season, with three goals and one assist.
Haaland leads the way for big chances this season (seven) for a side who are joint-top Premier League goalscorers so far with nine.
Harry Kane (£11.4m)
Another captaincy contender visits Nottingham Forest backed by just 17.6% of FPL managers despite a great away record against promoted teams.
Kane has had a good start to the season, with two goals from three games, he is on penalties and looks to be the focal point once again for Spurs.
Ivan Toney (£7.2m)
The Brentford man has been heavily involved in the eight goals scored across their opening three fixtures with two goals and two assists.
Toney is on penalties for a side who have a kind run of fixtures starting with winless Everton, he is the joint top-scoring forward in FPL alongside Gabriel Jesus (25 points) and is one of just two forwards to deliver attacking returns in each of the opening three GWs.
Gabriel Jesus (£8.1m)
The Brazil international has been involved in two goals and three assists of the nine goals scored by table-topping Arsenal so far.
Jesus’ two goals have come from three big chances while opponents Fulham have conceded nine big chances.