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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 4 Midfielders

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The spotlight falls on midfielders here as we analyse some of the top performers last weekend, with no less than nine players in this position reaching double figures for FPL points.

One midfielder stood above them all in Gameweek 3, and that was of course Raheem Sterling (£7.1m), who produced the highest points return in FPL so far this season. The Chelsea man was on fire against Luton, having a hand in all three goals by scoring twice and assisting Nicholas Jackson’s strike. Formerly a premium-priced asset, Sterling has fallen down the pecking order among FPL managers since he joined Chelsea, but his 19-point haul was a reminder of what he can produce. With the Blues at home once more when they entertain Nottingham Forest this weekend, Sterling has been a popular purchase this week.

Bruno Fernandes (£8.5m) is another player who is perhaps not quite as explosive as he once was, and indeed a fair few FPL managers had shipped out the Man Utd midfielder prior to their Gameweek 3 clash with Nottingham Forest. The Portuguese star responded by recording his first attacking returns of the season though, first assisting Casemiro before despatching a penalty. Teammate Marcus Rashford (£9.0m) was also amongst the points with two assists for the England international, who played wide left for the first time this season.

Jarrod Bowen (£7.0m) also scored 12 FPL points as he continued to tick over nicely, while Aston Villa’s Moussa Diaby (£6.6m) matched that score by scoring and assisting in the 1-3 victory away at Burnley on Sunday.

Five midfielders each scored ten points in Gameweek 3; James Maddison (£7.7m), Pascal Gross (£6.4m), Joao Palhihna (£5.0m), Rodri (£5.7m) and Anthony Gordon (£5.5m). Maddison in particular is attracting plenty of interest among fantasy managers at the moment, particularly as Tottenham face two promoted sides in their next two Premier League fixtures.

Bukayo Saka (£8.6m) owners breathed a sigh of relief in Gameweek 3 when the Arsenal star stepped up to take the Gunners’ penalty in their meeting with Fulham. Against Crystal Palace a week prior, it was Martin Odegaard (£8.5m) who assumed spot-kick duty, but that appears to have been a one-off. With Saka successful from the spot against the Cottagers, he remains the best Arsenal asset heading into the Gameweek 4 showdown with Man Utd.

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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