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Premier League Fantasy Football Tips: Round Four

Here's some quick advice ahead of this weekend for those of you playing our Premier League fantasy games. With this being the final round ahead of an international break at the start of September, most will be keeping faith with their current team before perhaps looking at making more drastic changes following the significant changes in team news that usually follow each 2-week interval.

Notable team news that is worth considering ahead of this round, however, is that Manchester United have ruled out Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw from their game against Southampton. Tanguy Ndombele hasn't recovered from his injury in time for Sunday's North London derby and N'Golo Kante, Pedro and Antonio Rudiger will all miss Chelsea's home clash with Sheffield United.

Using the average taken from the thousands of picks to have been made in our main game - the Premier League Predictor - we're able to provide you with a 'predicted goals' tally for each team in every round of the competition and we believe this can come in handy when choosing between certain players for your fantasy points.

Round Two: Predicted Goals

Here are two graphs displaying the predicted goals (PG) data for this weekend. It's no surprise to see Manchester City top the PG chart ahead of their game vs. Brighton though 3.36 is about as high as you'll see! In addition to the likes of Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne, Liverpool players are expected to perform well at Turf Moor while Chelsea are the other team with a PG tally that is North of 2.

Those three teams also stand a good chance of a clean sheet based on the data, such is their superiority over their opponents, but Newcastle United are an interesting name near the top of the PG conceded list. They face Watford at St James' Park this weekend and the Hornets have lost all three of their opening games.

Round Two: Players to Consider

Tammy Abraham
My actual number 1 pick for this week would undoubtedly be Raheem Sterling, but since we tend to focus on slightly more 'outside of the box' picks in this piece, Tammy Abraham is my top man for this weekend. Abraham scored twice at Norwich last week meaning he is likely to be given another start ahead of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi on Saturday. Chelsea have looked strong in attack, creating plenty of chances, meaning Abraham should find himself with opportunities to have another goal-scoring weekend in Round 4.

Felipe Anderson
West Ham scored three at Watford last week with Anderson bagging an assist at Vicarage Road. Striker Sebastien Haller was the man in the goals for West Ham in that game and he's also a good pick this week but Anderson, based on last season, is often the man creating if not scoring the goals for his team. Opponents Norwich have shown they're set to be very open this season so whilst I wouldn't recommend picking West Ham defenders, their midfielders and forwards seem sensible.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
As a joint golden boot winner last season, Aubameyang is obviously far from a small name in Premier League fantasy games but some players look to avoid picking forwards for their fantasy team who are playing other top six teams. In this case, I'd say Aubameyang is well worth sticking with against Tottenham and looks a good pick for our 5-a-side fantasy round on Sunday too. 'Auba' is Arsenal's main goal threat in what tends to be a high-scoring fixture and if he's given another chance from the penalty spot as he was in a North London derby last year, I'd expect him to bounce back and score this time around.

Best of luck to you all with your fantasy teams this weekend.
18,932 caps
Thanks for the info. Need every bit of help I can get after finding myself at the bottom of all my pools. . .
31 Aug 11:23
30,758 caps
Abraham was a good pick
Might have to start reading this
2 Sep 09:57
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