FPL Gameweek 4 team reveal and tips from Rich Clarke.
Rich is an FPL veteran and has one of the most enviable records out there, notching 2 top 500 finishes, 8 top 10k finishes and is the only FPL manager never to finish outside the top 35k in every single one of his 15 seasons.
Rich will be revealing his team on a weekly basis in 2021/22 season; providing observations and strategy comment where appropriate.
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FPL Gameweek 3 Performance: 67 points
(Rank: up 19k places to 99K )
FPL Gameweek 3 - Brief Review
Fewer goals and clean sheets than the opening two gameweeks made it a more typical week in the Premier League and for FPL itself. The average FPL score was well down on the first two weekends.
Manchester City won 5-0 against a woeful Arsenal, with Ferran Torres (£7.1m) hauling for his owners. Liverpool and Chelsea's draw was over-shadowed by the red card for Reece James (£5.6m) on the goal-line. Manchester United were underwhelming in their win away at Wolves.
It was a week for taking a punt on the captaincy. Michail Antonio (£7.9m) delivered once again for FPL managers who gave him the armband.
If you managed to resist chasing the 'Benrahma bandwagon', you may have taken two free transfers into the International Break.
FPL Gameweek 3 - My Team
I was happy with the gameweek score of 67 points, which managed to get me into the Top 100k before the break. Although only a modest green arrow this week, I'm relieved that the trajectory was upwards.
Goals from Mohamed Salah (£12.5m), Mason Greenwood (£7.7m), Ivan Toney (£6.4m) and Michail Antonio (c) helped reward the patient approach somewhat. (I was considering transferring out Toney).
I was also happy with my transfer of Kostas Tsimikas (£4.1m) to Tino Livramento (£4.1m), pocketing a small profit on the way. More importantly, it frees up a Liverpool spot in my squad.
The much-hyped Said Benrahma (£6.4m) failed to punish me last week - but he remains a decent FPL pick going forward.
Overall it feels a nice position after three gameweeks. Two transfers in-pocket and no need to 'chase the game'.
Gameweek 4 Transfers (2 free transfers, £0.1m ITB)
The 'Ronaldo Effect'
The end to an incredible transfer window was dominated by confirmation of Cristiano Ronaldo's transfer to Manchester United. After his price (£12.5m) was confirmed shortly afterwards, he scored twice late-on as Portugal came from behind to beat Ireland in a World Cup Qualifier last week.
I watched that game. Ronaldo still managed to miss a penalty and won the game with two great finishes in the box. For anyone doubting whether he still 'has it' at 36-years-old, please be assured that he does.