Writers' Teams - FPL Gameweek 4


In this feature, we will take a look at teams our writers’ have gone with for the upcoming gameweek. They’ll talk about their teams, and maybe give you inspiration for that last minute transfer!

Note that all teams are subject to change, if a writer has a last minute change of heart or injury concern for any player.

Which team below do you think has the better chance of sweeping up points? Do you think you have a better eleven this week? Send it over to us @AnfieldEdition and we’ll see how it compares!

Tom Rist (@TomRist3)

Last week I had Perez chosen as my Captain, which proved to be an atrocious choice. I expected him to carry on his fine form from the tail end of last season, which he has so far failed to do.

Starting XI: Ederson, Wan-Bissaka, Boly, Van Dijk, Robertson, Salah, Tielemans, Perez, D. Silva, Pukki, Jimenez

Subs: Fahrmann Duffy, Milivojevic, Maupay

Ederson keeps his spot, despite only registering one clean sheet so far this season. Whereas Fahrmann has yet to make a premier league appearance after his loan move from Schalke- avoid.

Like many other FPL managers, I’m still banking on Liverpool to start racking up clean sheets, which is why Robertson and Van Dijk keep their places. I’m hoping Wolves can begin to replicate their Europa League form in the league, to allow Boly to rack up clean sheet bonuses. Salah regains the captaincy, as I hope to see him score his first goals at turf moor. David Silva took up one of my free transfers as I hope to see a comfortable performance against Brighton at home.

Pukki and Jimenez make up my front two. As I was one of the lucky ones to have Pukki from the get go! And with Jimenez currently firing them in, in the europa league, We will surely see him start to score on a consistent basis this season. However if Sebastian Haller continues to show the signs he can replicate his form at Frankfurt, I could very easily be tempted to transfer him in.

Martin Turner (@Turner_LFC)

So you’ll probably notice my team is defensive heavy… Not out of choice I assure you!

Starting XI: Ederson, Robertson, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Digne, Cancelo, Mane (C), Sterling, Mount, Jiminez, King

Subs: Button, Martial, Ndombele, Brewster 

So as you can tell by my bench, my midfield and attacking options are injured, hence why my defence is packed this week. Cancelo hasn’t got the starts for City as of late, but his quality is undeniable, and as he approaches fitness, I’d expect more minutes for him. Robertson speaks for himself with the assists, and Wan Bissaka has started well for United on the whole, and expect him to do so again this weekend.

Digne shown midweek how lethal he can be in an attacking sense, and Kelly is a cheap option to make up the numbers, but he plays often. I’m sticking with Mané this week as captain (after taking Salah out for him last week), despite Sterling seemingly having an easier game at home tj Brighton. Oh Mané Mané… 

Mason Mount rounds off my midfield after some superb displays. I’ve gone with Jiminez and King up front, two players who consistently get goals most weeks. King often sets up goals too, and hoping he can do the same. 

I’ll admit, wildcard time may be approaching… 

Matthew Skelly (@matthew_skelly)

The Wildcard has been used!

Starting XI: Patricio, Robertson, Zinchenko, Doherty, Mane, Mount, Milivojevic, De Buryne, Pepe, Haller (C), Pukki

Subs: McGovern, Origi, Lundstrom, Dunk

Used my wildcard, bringing in Patricio, Zinchenko, Doherty, Mount, Pepe, Haller, Pukki and the three outfield players on the bench. Haller is captain, with his goals last week, he should kick on and bag some more.

Haller and Pepe have a nice run of games coming up, Doherty I was already keen to bring in due to his defensive and attacking attributes for Wolves. Zinchenko was a must buy due to his price and the injury to Benajamin Mendy.

Mason Mount and Teemu Pukki speak for themselves after their great starts to the season..

Zac (@ZacLBell)

Harry Kane was an awful captain choice for me last week, but I’m hoping Mane can do the business for me this time around.

Starting XI: Fabianski, Alexander-Arnold, Digne, Van Dijk, Ceballos, De Bruyne, Mount, Mane (C), Pukki, Jiminez, Kane

Subs: Ryan, Lundstram, Aarons, Choudhury

Fabianski remains between the sticks with a more favourable fixture at home to Norwich. Matty Ryan faces Manchester City – avoid. Lucas Digne, Alexander-Arnold and Van Dijk make up my back three. I’m hoping for a first Liverpool clean sheet. Digne scored a worldy on Wednesday against Lincoln, hopefully he can do something similar this weekend.

Ceballos starts his first game for me against Tottenham. I did bring him in last week as part of my wildcard but my golden rule in FPL is that players from the opposition team Liverpool face always take up a place on the bench. I can’t support them against The Reds.

De Bruyne is on fire and he should pick up more points for me this week. Mason Mount has concerns over his fitness after suffering a minor calf injury. He starts for me but Max Aaron’s is waiting in the wings if further news suggests Mount won’t be ready. Sadio Mane came in last week as part of my wildcard, replacing Salah (I know!!) and I was disappointed he wasn’t able to come up big for me. I’ve captained him this week though, so I have faith.

Timo Pukki was in my initial FPL squad before the season even started, but I replaced him one day before the opening round of fixtures for Origi. Initially I didn’t regret that decision because Origi bagged plenty of points for a goal and assist. But, he was never a long-term option and I’ve been made to regret my decision. Never-the-less, he’s here now!

Jiminez and Kane make up the final two players, though both really need to step their game up for me, otherwise they face the chop (not that they actually care). Barnes of Burnley and Haller of West Ham are looking like intriguing options.