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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 4 Fixture Analysis

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Gameweek 3 of the 2023-24 Premier League season saw 31 goals scored, the first time this campaign where the 30-goal-mark has been passed in a single round of games. The only club of the supposed ‘Big Six’ not to be victorious were Arsenal, the Gunners held to a 1-1 draw by ten-man Fulham. Everton’s awful start to the season continued, they were beaten 0-1 by Wolves and are now the only club of those not promoted last season who are yet to pick up a point so far. Newcastle were stunned by Liverpool, who came back from a goal down to triumph 1-2 at St. James’ Park despite having had Virgil Van Dijk sent off in the first half.

As we look forward to the Gameweek 4 deadline of 18:30 on Friday, here are the upcoming round of Premier League fixtures and a deep dive into which ones appeal most from an FPL standpoint.

Friday 1st September
Luton vs West Ham (20:00 BST)

Saturday 2nd September
Sheffield Utd vs Everton (12:30 BST)
Brentford vs Bournemouth (15:00 BST)
Burnley vs Spurs (15:00 BST)
Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest (15:00 BST)
Man City vs Fulham (15:00 BST)
Brighton vs Newcastle (17:30 BST)

Sunday 3rd September
Crystal Palace vs Wolves (14:00 BST)
Liverpool vs Aston Villa (14:00 BST)
Arsenal vs Man Utd (16:30 BST)

Key Gameweek 4 Fixture Ramifications

West Ham have accrued seven points from a possible nine so far this season, scoring seven goals in the process. They travel to Kenilworth Road in what is Luton’s first home fixture in the Premier League. The likes of Carlton Morris (£5.5m) and Elijah Adebayo (£5.0m) will be desperate to get off the mark for Luton in the goals department, whilst the Hammers boast a plethora of attractive FPL options from midfielder. James Ward-Prowse (£6.0m) and Jarrod Bowen (£7.0m) stand out in particular.

Following his match-winning brace vs Newcastle, Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez (£7.3m) will no doubt be itching to be let loose on Aston Villa at Anfield, but Jurgen Klopp’s men are without a clean sheet so far this season. This bodes well for Ollie Watkins (£8.0m), who will pose a huge attacking threat for Villa, as will Moussa Diaby (£6.6m), a scorer in each of his side’s last two away league matches.

On paper, Man City’s Gameweek 4 fixture at home to Fulham offers the sort of potential that FPL managers look to seize upon when it comes to offensive assets. Erling Haaland (£14.0m) is due one of his trademark monster-hauls after being forced to settle for just one goal last time out against Sheffield Utd, maybe it’ll come this weekend vs a team who have let in six goals across their last three in all competitions.

Chelsea are no doubt looking to back up their comfortable 3-0 triumph over Luton with another home game on the horizon, this time against Nottingham Forest. Striker Nicolas Jackson (£7.1m) will be aiming to kick on, after having bagged his first Premier League goal vs the Hatters. Gameweek 4 is concluded by a mouth-watering clash between Arsenal and Man Utd, this fixture last season having ended 3-2 to Mikel Arteta’s side.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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