Thursday, 30 August 2018

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 4

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Safe Pick – Aguero vs Newcastle (H)

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Sergio Aguero is this week’s safe pick. His record at home against Newcastle speaks for itself.

A hatrick last season, FIVE goals in one game the season before – how many will it be this time?

An easy pick and an easy captain choice for Gameweek 4.

Differential - Jimenez vs West Ham (A)

If you have the joint highest number of goals conceded this season and you haven’t even played Manchester City yet, you know there are issues at the back for West Ham.

With confidence high from earning a draw against the champions last weekend, Wolves will be thirsty for more success and have the fixture this weekend to do just that.

Raul Jimenez spearheads the Wolves attack and has been ever present during their opening three fixtures with a goal on the opening day of the season for the newly promoted side – I can see him potentially adding to his tally on Saturday.


Safe Pick - David Silva vs Newcastle (H)

If Aguero is going to be scoring goals on Saturday evening, who will be assisting them?  Most likely David Silva, who also registered an attacking return in their last home game.

The Spaniard has made nine key passes during his first 150 minutes of Premier League football this season.

Although not a direct replacement for De Bruyne, the Belgian’s absence increases the reliance on Silva – he will be key to Manchester City for the next few months.

Differential – Schurrle vs Brighton (A)

If I were to tell you a player registered 11 shots last weekend, setting a new Premier League record in the process – I'm sure you would not have thought Fulham’s Andre Schurrle was the said player.

Fulham travel to Brighton this weekend, who have had a positive start with a win against Manchester United. However, they have conceded five goals during their opening three games.


Safe Pick – Alonso vs Bournemouth (H)

"GOALONSO!". What a start to the season he’s had.

For a defender to have scored once and have four assists in the first three gameweeks is nothing short of outstanding.

It’s become clear that when Chelsea attack down the left, Azpilicueta moves inside for a back three – leaving Alonso to play as a winger or even alongside Morata!  He's a must-have in all formats of fantasy football at the moment.

Differential – Van Aanholt vs Southampton (H)

He was built up as an essential fantasy football player during pre-season.  He followed the hype up with a clean sheet and assist during the opening game of the season, but since then it’s all gone a bit quiet.

I still have faith in him and with PVA at home to Southampton I’m hoping to see those forward runs return,

Southampton have yet to register a win and they have allowed 39 shots at their goal during their opening three games. This makes them vulnerable against Crystal Palace this weekend.


Safe Pick – Cech vs Cardiff (A)

Cardiff City still haven’t scored a goal, the only team not to do so in the Premier League this season.

It’s not as if they have had the toughest opening fixtures either. In fact they even played against 10 men for the final 30 minutes of their previous two games.

Arsenal may not have looked exactly water tight at the back but they are improving and it’s an area the manager will be keen to rectify with Cech looking to make up for his drab start to the season.

Differential – Pickford vs Huddersfield (H)

Only one team have a worse attacking record than Cardiff and that is Huddersfield Town, who have only scored one goal this season (and conceded 9!).

Everton are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, but they have also gone down to 10 men twice already in their opening two games.  I think World Cup hero Pickford is worth a punt this weekend to keep a clean sheet