There has been a shift of power at the top of the Anfield Edition Fantasy League as we enter the first international break of the season.
Points aplenty were up for grabs as gameweek 4 was filled with goals. An average of 3.1 goals were scored each game across the weekend’s fixtures. Only four teams (Palace, Liverpool, Man City and West Ham) kept clean sheets.
Liverpool head into the international break top, recording another win to set a club record 13 straight league wins – beating the record set by Kenny Dalglish’s title-winning side in 1990. Leicester City and Manchester City continued their unbeaten start to the season, both registering impressive wins against Bournemouth (3-1) and Brighton (4-0).
Last week’s leader Rustem Turtayev has slipped to joint-second after recording just 56 points, one below the FPL database average. Vincent Gallo put up an impressive 90 points, mostly thanks to a triple-captained Sergio Aguero, to level with Rustem.
However, it’s Marcin Popiolek who takes the top spot after gameweek 4. He sits at 290 points overall, four ahead of Rustem and Vincent. The ‘Liverpool FC’ of the Anfield Edition League (I’m sure there are a few more), registered 74 points. 74 may not be the best score when compared to many users in the league hitting and beating the 90-point mark. However, the decision to make Kevin De Bruyne captain paid off, with the Belgian earning Marcin 26 points. Tammy Abraham (13), and a back three of Van Dijk (7), Kelly (6) and Zinchenko (6) – all of whom kept clean sheets – also made a solid impact.
Sterling had a disappointing weekend, collecting just three points – while the forced introduction of Mason Greenwood, who only appeared off the bench as United dropped two points at St. Mary’s, for an injured Martial.
Mason Mount and Teemu Pukki (both 2) failed to continue their form in FPL, getting nothing more than game time points.
We had joint top-scorers this week, both hitting an impressive 99 points without using their triple captain.
Jordan Reid played the wildcard to perfection, improving drastically on the 37 points picked up in gameweek three. Jordan went for a complete overhaul of his side, with only Trent Alexander-Arnold and Zinchenko surviving the cut. This introduction of Sergio Aguero, Tammy Abraham and Kevin De Bruyne played a huge part in his success this week. Other additions include De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Martin Kelly, Mane and Pulisic. Interestingly, Jordan’s squad had five at the back after Wan-Bissaka was automatically bought in for the injured Javier Hernandez.
Laila Elmoataz hit the top score without using any boosts. Laila now sits at 80th overall in the Anfield Edition League.
Captain KDB bought in the most points, with Vardy (16), Firmino and Tielemans (both 12) also racking up good numbers. Clean sheets from Fabianski, Robertson and Zinchenko accompanied by Lucas Digne, who picked up an assist, meant Leila’s defence was a real force in picking up those extra points. Agonisingly, Laila could have picked up extra points with Martin Kelly, who hit 6 points, remained on the bench. With Pukki (2) and Ceballos (1) disappointing, Kelly would’ve boosted the total to at least 103.
Will you be making changes following the international break? Keep an eye out for more Anfield Edition FPL content next week in the build up to gameweek 5. The Premier League recommences when leaders Liverpool host Newcastle United on September 14th.