FPL Gameweek 4 review and tips from BigManBakar. Each week he brings us a statistical rundown on all the numbers you need to know after each Gameweek.
The numbers I have taken for this article are all taken from Fantasy Football Hub. The player data I have taken is from the "Key stats" section:
Crystal Palace v Spurs - FPL Gameweek 4 Review
Gameweek 4 kicked off with Crystal Palace scoring three goals past a Spurs side that was far from their normal level. Palace managed to record nine times as many shots as Spurs in this fixture which just highlighted their supremacy over their London rivals.
Spurs had two shots in the entire game which was the least of any team in the entire Gameweek. Certain players were very impressive with some performing well below their standards.
Conor Gallagher (£5.5m)
Was fairly impressive in the game as he recorded the highest number of chances created. He also managed to create the only big chance in the game that was converted into a goal.
Gallagher was second for big chance involvements and top for shots in the six-yard box among all players who played this Gameweek.
He's also on set pieces which gives him more routes to points. The Chelsea loanee is definitely standing out when it comes to the budget midfielders, and is one worth monitoring when Palace's fixtures improve.
Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m)
The new Eagles signing managed to score twice in six minutes of his Premier League debut. He seemed very keen on taking on a gruntled Spurs defence.
He's another one worth monitoring when he picks up match fitness ahead of a promising fixture swing for Palace.
Harry Kane (£12.2m)
The England captain had a very quiet game. He failed to record any penalty area touches, had no shots and did not manage to create a single chance. He was basically starved of service.
With the likes of Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m) and Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) performing as they are, it might be time to look at alternatives.
Watford v Wolves - FPL Gameweek 4 Review
Wolves recorded a very healthy xG of 2.7 yet again. Watford at home are known to be fairly tough to break down, but Wolves faced no such problems.
Bruno Lage's men accumulated six big chances, which was the most managed by any team in the Gameweek. The Hornets were restricted to just two shots inside the box as Wolves conceded an xG of just 0.4.
Nelson Semedo (£4.9m)
His owners were unlucky to come out of the game without anything other than the four clean-sheet points. Semedo recorded two big chances in the game but did not manage to convert either of them.
Having had five penalty area touches and the highest xG among defenders this Gameweek, he is certainly one I have penciled down to haul sooner rather than later.
Raul Jimenez (£7.4m)
The Mexican also recorded five penalty area touches and had one attempt on goal. His owners were unfortunate not to come out of this fixture with any returns as well. This is because Jimenez registered two big chance involvements, his first of the season, yet recorded just a one pointer.
Fernando Marçal (£4.5m)
Managed to get assists for both goals. His attacking threat isn't as great as Semedo's. However, if you’re on a budget and want a Wolves defender, Marçal might be a great option due to how good they are defensively.
Francisco Trincão (£5.9m)
Had a good game once again. He managed to create one big chance that fell to Semedo. With four penalty area touches and two attempts on goal, his numbers were decent. Yet early substitutions with Daniel Podence and Hwang Hee-chan could be an issue.
Adama Traore (£6.0m)
Traore had a quiet Gameweek and failed to provide any Fantasy returns. Although he had four penalty area touches, he recorded zero attempts on goal.
Chelsea v Aston Villa - FPL Gameweek 4 Review
Chelsea continued their winning streak with another solid performance. This against an Aston Villa side that were very attacking and unlucky not to score.
They registered an xG of 1.6, accumulating 18 shots in the process but were denied time and again by Edouard Mendy (£6.0m).
This is somewhat uncharacteristic of the Chelsea side we have become accustomed to seeing under Thomas Tuchel. However, it's fair to give them the benefit of the doubt given that it was a heavily rotated Chelsea side.
Ollie Watkins (£7.3m)
In his first start of the season, Watkins accumulated five shots from inside the box with two of them on target.
Ezri Konsa (£4.9m) also had three attempts on goal and six penalty area touches. Danny Ings (£8.0m) was quiet and had just the solitary shot in the box. Villa really lacked the final finish, while Chelsea on the other hand were lethal.
Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m)
The Belgian was at his clinical best. Lukaku had just two shots in the game, including one big chance, yet managed to score twice.
Leicester v Man City - FPL Gameweek 4 Review
Manchester City only managed to score just once in this game. This is despite recording a very healthy xG of 2.8 and 25 shots (including 21 from inside the box). Those numbers really suggest that they should have had more.
Ferran Torres (£7.2m)
Started as a striker yet again and had a total of nine penalty area touches (highest in the game). This matched his four shots from inside the box. He got substituted off early but despite that, his numbers are really impressive for someone in his price range.
Gabriel Jesus (£8.6m)
The Brazilian international started on the right flank yet again. It seems Pep Guardiola prefers him as a winger this season rather than as a striker.
Jesus recorded two shots from inside the box and was on the end of one big chance but did not manage to convert it.
Jack Grealish (£8.0m)
Was the furthest up the pitch for Manchester City and top among all City players for chances created.
He also amassed three shots, two from inside the box and seems to be one of the safer City picks. This is because he hasn't been rotated once this season so far.
Leeds United v Liverpool - FPL Gameweek 4 Review
Although Liverpool won comfortably and scored thrice in this fixture, they could have won by more. This would have certainly been the case if they had converted the chances that fell to them.
Sadio Mané (£11.9m)
Mané amassed a total of eight attempts from inside the box and only managed to score once near the end of the game.
He was top among all players for shots in the box and big chance involvements this Gameweek. Diogo Jota's (£7.7m) owners could feel particularly aggrieved with Mané given that the Senegalese wasted both big chances created by his Liverpool team mate.
Mohamed Salah (£12.5m)
Continued his excellent run of form by notching again this Gameweek. Truth be told, he could have honestly had more.
The Egyptian registered two big chances and created four chances for his teammates. Salah always will have additional preference over Sadio Mane, keeping in mind that Salah is on penalty duty.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.5m)
Also continued his spree of Fantasy returns by adding another assist to his name. Trent created five chances this Gameweek, which now takes him to twenty chances created for the season. This is far and ahead of any other player in the league with the next best being Grealish on 13.
Had a quiet game. He did not register any big chance involvements which is rare for him. However, if you already own him, you should be patient and not judge a lot based on this week’s result.
The same applies to Patrick Bamford (£7.9m) who had three shots in the box but no big chances to his credit. Owners have to be patient with the upcoming fixtures being so enticing.