Mohamed Salah might’ve not had the best start to the season, but with a fixture against Bournemouth—a team he has scored against in every Premier League match—tipster Paul is backing the Egyptian for a big score in his FPL player rankings for GW4.
Hi everyone, before every gameweek, I will try to share my top five rank for the best FPL assets for each position.
|1||Harry Kane||TOT||@NFO||11.4M||Nottingham Forest is first for xGC with 6.3 even though they haven't played against any of the top six teams. Kane seems like he is no.1 in the Spurs attack again and this matchup seems to be made for him, with 49% of chances conceded centrally by Nottingham.|
|2||Gabriel Jesus||ARS||vs FUL||8.2M||Jesus is superb, feels like he is playing for years for Arsenal. He can consider himself unlucky with only two goals and three assists in three games.|
|3||Ivan Toney||BRE||vs EVE||7.2M||The main man in Brentford's attack with two goals and two assists, the talisman of the team is also on penalties.|
|4||Erling Haaland||MCI||vs CRY||11.7M||The main threat from the best team in the league, he could have been higher but his minutes are not secured now that City will have two games per week.|
|5||Aleksandar Mitrović||FUL||@ARS||6.6M||Mitrović tops the charts after three games for xGI (4.7) and xG (3.76). He seems to be fixture-proof, on penalties and the focal point of every Fulham attack.|
|1||Mohamed Salah||LIV||vs BOU||14.5M||Even though he hasn't looked like he is at the same level as last year, the best FPL asset in the last three years is having the best fixture of the year at home, making him the best captain option for this GW.|
|2||Kevin De Bruyne||MCI||vs CRY||12.2M||KDB is back at his best, he tops the charts for xA by far with 2.47 and has created five big chances (two more than everyone else). He seems to be the most nailed City attacker and even though the fixture against Palace is not an easy one, he should reward his owners in FPL.|
|3||Gabriel Martinelli||ARS||vs FUL||6.4M||Martinelli is the gift that keeps giving, at only 6.4M, he is one of the most in-form midfielders and has returned in every game so far. His link-up play with Jesus and Zinchenko is really good and he seems on for another good game.|
|4||Son Heung-min||TOT||@NFO||11.9M||He has looked a bit out of touch so far, but the matchup seems to favor Son and maybe a goal here will bring his mojo back.|
|5||Wilfried Zaha||CRY||@MCI||7.1M||Zaha is on fire, he has the highest xG (2.73) among midfielders and also xGI (3.6). The matchup might be the worst it can be but I fancy his chances for a return against Kyle Walker.|
|1||Trent Alexander-Arnold||LIV||vs BOU||7.5M||Liverpool didn’t start the season as everyone expected, with only two points and no cleansheets after three games. Despite all this, TAA still ranks first for xA with 1.12. Bournemouth is the last team in the Premier League for xG with 1.27 and it seems to be the perfect matchup for TAA and Robertson to bag a clean sheet and possibly an attacking return, too.|
|2||Andrew Robertson||LIV||vs BOU||6.9M|
|3||Ivan Perišić||TOT||@NFO||5.5M||Perišić showed last game what he is capable of. If he starts he will be a bonus points magnet. His position is very attacking (almost at the level of Kulusevski and Son) and is also on some set pieces. The matchup this GW gives him a decent chance for a cleansheet and attacking returns.|
|4||Reece James||CHE||vs LEI||6.1M||James has looked a bit off compared to last season. He was also played in a back three by Tuchel and not in his usual spot of RWB but the matchup against Leicester is too good to ignore. Leicester is one of the worst teams for xGC with 1.8 and also Maddison, the most dangerous player on the team, is not at 100% fitness.|
|5||Joël Veltman||BHA||vs LEE||4.5M||Brighton is one of the most organized teams in the Premier League. They didn’t concede against Newcastle and West Ham, on paper better teams than Leeds, and when that happens Veltman seems to be hooked on bonus points.|
|1||Robert Sánchez||BHA||vs LEE||4.5M||Sanchez can be on bonus points with or without a clean sheet, but considering the matchup, a clean sheet is not out of the equation.|
|2||David Raya||BRE||vs EVE||4.5M||Raya is playing against an Everton team without a proper goal scorer and I can see him keeping a clean sheet and adding some saves to that.|
|3||Dean Henderson||NFO||vs TOT||4.5M||Henderson has the most shots conceded as well as saved, and even though I don’t expect him to keep a clean sheet, he could have some points by saving shots.|
|4||Alisson Becker||LIV||vs BOU||5.5M||Best odds for a clean sheet in gameweek 4.|
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