GAMEWEEK 4: TEAM REVIEW | Tottenham's Harry Kane Scores a Brace Against Everton!
Posted by FFPundits
9:05am Sep 12 2017
Harry Kane strikes twice for the @_FPLTips Gameweek 4 team, but was it enough…
With returns of just 49 points for the @_FPLTips team in Gameweek 4, they just about beat the weekly average of 44 points, set by the 4.9 million of us that play Fantasy Premier League.
Before we look ahead to Gameweek 5, let’s check out how they got in Gameweek 4 to see what we can learn from their thought process and opinions.
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Gameweek 4 Points: 49
Goalkeeper and Defenders
West Brom suffered a 3-1 defeat to newly promoted Brighton, so no clean sheet for Ben Foster for a 2nd consecutive week. This was made all the more frustrating by the fact that Rob Elliot returned a clean sheet and bonus point, on the bench.
A temporary move to a 4-man defence proved unsuccessful, as 3 of the 4 failed to keep out their opponents.
Swansea were unfortunate not to get anything from the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle and Kyle Naughton’s yellow card saw him receive just a 1 point return.
The Swans defended well for the most part but Newcastle were still able to produce an impressive total of 8 shots on target, only Arsenal and Man City managed more in Gameweek 4.
Manchester United failed to keep a clean sheet for the first time this season, with Stoke scoring twice in a 2-2 draw, to see Phil Jones return just 1 point.
Despite their defensive errors, only 5 teams conceded fewer goal attempts than Man Utd in Gameweek 4. Only Liverpool and Man City have conceded fewer goal attempts in total this season.
Southampton were another team to let us down, suffering a 2-0 defeat at home to Watford, with Cedric Soares also returning just 1 point.
Despite the poor result, Saints conceded a total of just 3 shots on target in Gameweek 4, with 2 of those ending up in the back of the net. They’ve now failed to score in 3 of their 4 games, scoring just 1 goal from open play this season.
Ben Mee was very much the savour in defence, as Burnley secured a 1-0 win over a badly out-of-form Crystal Palace side.
There wasn’t a lot to shout about in midfield either, with 2 of the 3 suffering blanks.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan was unfortunate not to be awarded the assist for his through ball to Lukaku. The forward took 2 attempts to find the back of the net, after a save from Jack Butland, which ruled out the potential assist.
Mkhitaryan produced a total of 2 attempted assists in Gameweek 4 but was outperformed by teammate, Paul Pogba, who produced 3 attempted assists, in addition to his 2 shots on target.
This was partly down to a change in formation, which saw Mkhitaryan move to a wider position, rather than the central role he’s been playing previously.
Christian Eriksen continued with his fantastic start to the season, with a goal during the 3-0 away win over Everton.
The Denmark international produced a total of 5 goal attempts, with 2 finding the target, as well as 1 attempted assist.
By comparison, Dele Alli failed to register a shot on target this week and also produced 1 attempted assist.
A red card for Sadio Mané saw Man City dominate their game against Liverpool, after a fairly promising start from The Reds, prior to Sergio Aguero’s opening goal.
Mohamed Salah was sacrificed at half-time, when Klopp subbed on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in order to change formation.
The Egyptian had come close to FPL points during the first half, missing from a shot on target and producing 1 attempted assist.
There was also no joy for Roberto Firmino and that is the risk you take sometimes when doubling up from the same team.
The red card certainly changed the game and made it much harder for Liverpool to compete with an impressive Man City side.
Romelu Lukaku continued with his solid start for Manchester United, scoring his 4th Premier League goal of the season, in the 2-2 draw with Stoke.
He took a total of 6 attempts on goal, with 3 finding the target, only Newcastle forward, Joselu, managed more shots on target during Gameweek 4.
Harry Kane finally ended his goal drought, as Spurs made light work of an away trip to Everton.
After failing to score from 24 goal attempts in August, the Spurs forward finally opened his account for the new season. He took a total of 4 attempts on goal, with 3 finding the target and also produced 2 attempted assists.
Overall Points: 202
There is one more game to play for Gameweek 4, when West Ham will host Huddesrfield, but a score of 49 points this week is above average so far.
It is bittersweet, however, since the pre-Wildcard team would have actually scored more points.
Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey particularly had strong scores in Gameweek 4, as was always likely to be the case at home to Bournemouth.
We really needed returns from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mohamed Salah to justify playing the Wildcard this Gameweek and those two providing just 3 points between them means it has to go down as a bit of a fail.
However, the team is in good shape for the weeks ahead now and hopefully, the changes made using the Wildcard will prove to be successful in the long run.
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