Who are the best FPL forwards for Gameweek 4? 4-time top 1k and 5-time top 5k finisher Abdul Rehman uses the Hub's OPTA, Prediction, Comparison and Fixture tools to find the best Fantasy Premier League budget and premium forwards for Gameweek 4.
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Who are the Best FPL Forwards For Gameweek 4?
Michail Antonio (£7.9m) – West Ham United
Fixture: Southampton (a)
Michail Antonio has been the standout pick of the season so far. He has already risen in price by £0.4m and deservedly so. After three gameweeks he leads in goals scored (4) and FPL points (40). He has 7 Shots on Target (1st), 13 Shots in the Box (1st) and an xG on 3.39 (1st), while also creating 3 Big Chances (1st) and an xA of 1.90 (1st).
It’s safe to say at a starting price of only £7.5m he is a must-have in our FPL teams. West Ham have also been great in attack so far, scoring 10 goals (1st), with 25 Shots on Target (2nd), 38 Shots in the Box (2nd), 11 Big Chances (2nd) and an xG of 7.4 (3rd).
They come up against Southampton in Gameweek 4 who have conceded six goals (17th) in the first three games with an xGC of 5.3 (15th). This includes conceding 29 Shots in the Box (15th), 15 Shots on Target (17th) and 8 Big Chances (18th).
With the numbers both West Ham and Antonio are putting up, I see this as another very favourable fixture for more attacking returns. Antonio is the fourth-highest predicted scorer according to our Points Prediction Tool (5.3) and also at 42% to score anytime according to the bookies.
With four goals, four assists, and three double-digit hauls on the bounce already for the Jamaican forward it's going to be extremely hard to bet against him this week.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.2m) – Everton
Fixture: Burnley (H)
The Everton forward has also got off to a great start this season scoring in each of his opening three fixtures. He has managed 7 Shots on Target (1st), 11 Shots in the Box (2nd), 4 Big Chances (2nd) with an xG of 2.98 (2nd).
Everton face Burnley (H) in Gameweek 4 which is one of the best fixtures of the gameweek. In the first three, the Toffees have managed 19 Shots on Target (3rd), 28 Shots in the Box (6th) with an xG of 5.9 (4th), while actually scoring 7 goals (3rd). That puts them in the top five attacking teams in the league.
Their opponents this week have been one of the worst defensive sides in the league so far and their poor defence has stretched back as far as last season. They have conceded 41 Shots in the Box (20th), 19 Shots on Target (20th), 8 Big Chances (18th) and an xGC of 6.2 (18th).
With Dominic Calvert-Lewin the clear focal point of the Everton attack, and being on penalties now, the Englishman's appeal stretches far beyond Gameweek 4. Calvert-Lewin could be a season-keeper.
He's at 49% to score anytime and our Fixture Ticker has Everton third for best fixture when filtered to attack.
Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) – Chelsea
Fixture: Aston Villa (H)
Lukaku's return to the Premier League was much coveted. There were high hopes in regards to his FPL returns from fantasy football managers. He is a proven goalscorer in the Premier League already with 113 goals in 252 games, which came in stints at West Brom, Everton and Manchester United.
During his time in Italy, he scored 64 goals and 16 assists in only 95 games for Inter Milan.
In his first two games for Chelsea he has managed 1 goal, with 9 Shots in the Box (4th), 3 Shots on Target an xG on 1.28. It's also important to note that much of his fixture against Liverpool was played with just 10-men.
The Blues have a very encouraging fixture in Gameweek 4 as they play Aston Villa at home. The Villains have conceded 23 Shots in the Box (13th), 10 Shots on Target and an xGC of 3.2 despite a relatively easy run of games: Watford (a), Newcastle (H) and Brentford (H).
With Chelsea’s attacking ability and with Lukaku now leading the line, they are no doubt going to be a much more potent attacking force. Not only that, it's very likely the Belgian will be the talisman. He's a nailed-on starter and spearheading the front line.
Lukaku can assist too. As well as his 24 league goals for Inter Milan last season he picked up 10 assists. He managed 44 assists in total during his years in the Premier League. There is also a chance he takes penalties, though we can’t say for certain.
Adam Armstrong (£6.0m) – Southampton
Fixture: West Ham United (H)
Southampton have had a mixed start to the season with a loss and two draws in their opening three games, one of which came against Manchester United. They have scored four goals, with 12 Shots on Target, 20 Shots in the Box and an xG of 4.6 (7th).
Their new signing Adam Armstrong has had a good start to life in the Premier League. He's bagged a goal and an assist in his first three games. He looks a great value option at only £6.0m and arrives at the Saints off an impressive season with Blackburn, in which he scored 28 goals and provided five assists in 40 games.
The Saints come up against West Ham in Gameweek 4. Although the Hammers have been very impressive going forward, they haven’t been as good at the back. They have conceded five goals with xGC of 3.0, but they've faced relatively easy opposition in Newcastle (a) and Crystal Palace (H). They also conceded against 10-man Leicester in Gameweek 2.
Looking at the stats, this looks to be a high-scoring game. Both teams have been relatively poor at the back but good going forward.
Adams looks to be their main attacking threat now. He's their most advanced player, takes the most shots in the box and provides the best stats from an attacking viewpoint.
Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) – Manchester United
Fixture: Newcastle United (H)
The return of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League and Manchester United has got the majority of fantasy managers excited and rightly so. He is one of the best players to ever play the game and his record speaks for itself. Over his long and illustrious career, he has scored a quite unbelievable 674 goals and 229 assists in 895 games.
More recently in his last three seasons, he scored 101 goals and 22 assists in 134 games for Juventus (29, 31 and 21 league goals). Despite being 36-years-old, he is still performing at an elite level. Admittedly, he is not quite at his peak like he was at Real Madrid.
In Gameweek 4 he restarts his career for the Red Devils against Newcastle at Old Trafford in what will no doubt be a packed stadium.
The Toon have got off to a poor start this season, losing two and drawing one of their opening three games. They have also conceded eight goals (18th), 30 Shots in the Box (16th), 17 Shots on Target (18th), 11 Big Chances (19th) and an xGC of 7.7 (19th).
These are quite worrying stats for Steve Bruce’s men as their opponents haven’t exactly been the top teams (West Ham, Aston Villa and Southampton).
Man United, on the other hand, have scored seven goals (2nd), with 30 Shots in the Box (5th), and xG of 4.9 (5th). There is no doubt their attack will improve with the acquisition of Ronaldo and he will no doubt spearhead their attack.
Another factor to take into consideration is that there is a very high chance that he takes penalty and free-kick duties from Bruno Fernandes (£12.1m).
Although it's speculation for now, it's hard to imagine Ronaldo not taking penalties for Man United. He has been the first choice taker at every club he has been at and also takes them for his country, Portugal. Notably, Fernandes is also Portuguese.
If he starts against Newcastle there is no doubt he is the best option for Gameweek 4.
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