We have chosen our best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) players for Gameweek 4 ahead of Saturday’s deadline.
The final selection is partly based on the Scout Squad consensus picks but budgetary constraints, midweek minutes and injury updates from the pre-match press conferences are all factored in, too.
We line up in a 4-3-3 formation this week and, as ever, are limited to £83.0m for our first XI.
SCOUT PICKS CHANGES FOR 2022/23
While the maximum starting XI budget remains the same, there has been a slight change to how we nominate substitutes following our on-site poll.
As a result, given that our starting XI costs £82.9m, we have £17.1m to spend on the four substitutes you see on our Scout Picks graphic.
However, in an attempt to please both crowds (the poll was extremely tight after all), we’ll be giving some slightly more expensive alternatives below where appropriate, who in most cases, carry a bit more potential.
Brentford’s defensive form remains a bit of a concern, particularly when Thomas Frank opts for a 4-3-3 formation over a wing-back system. However, given Everton’s lack of attacking threat, we’re backing ‘keeper David Raya (£4.5m) to collect his second clean sheet of the season in Gameweek 4. The Spaniard has managed 13 saves across his first three games – only Dean Henderson (£4.6m) has managed more. The Toffees, meanwhile, have created only three big chances so far this season and won just twice on the road in 2021/22.
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Each week, a member of the Fantasy Football Scout community takes on the Scout Picks.
The community member who beats our team by the largest margin will win a £100 Amazon Voucher and a place in our Moderators and Contributors League for the following season.
Our champion this week is Boris Bodega, the organiser of the SKLW community competition, who has gone with the following selection: Pope; James, Cucurella, Dalot; Son (c), Sterling, Kulusevski, Diaz, Rashford; Ings, Welbeck
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We’re running a Scout community team in FPL this season, with regulars like TopMarx, Geoff, Tom Freeman and more contributing to the weekly decisions.
And we’re not just looking one week ahead like we are with the Scout Picks but instead planning in advance for the weeks and months to come.
You can follow our team via the Premier Fantasy Tools Pro Planner, which you can learn more about here.