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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 4 Rotations Risks


With the transfer window about to close, Premier League clubs are making final additions to their respective squads with some big names set to join the English top flight. However, this may have an adverse effect on those previously nailed-on starters during the first three gameweeks of the campaign.

We run the rule over those FPL assets, whom we think are most under threat of rotation in Gameweek 4.

Following a brilliant brace from Darwin Nunez (£7.3m) to give ten-man Liverpool a shock victory away at Newcastle, it seems inevitable that the Uruguayan striker will be rewarded with a place in the Reds’ starting XI for Gameweek 4. This surely leaves Cody Gakpo (£7.4m) most at risk of being dropped with Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) a guaranteed starter and Luis Diaz (£7.7m) having scored twice already this season.

It’s already clear that Brighton attacking players are going to be victims of rotation throughout the season by Robert De Zerbi and this has been emphasised further by the imminent arrival of Ansu Fati on a season-long-loan from Barcelona. Whilst this shouldn’t be an issue in Gameweek 7, it would be a surprise if record signing Joao Pedro (£5.5m) was left out of the starting line-up for a third consecutive fixture. Evan Ferguson (£5.9m) started for the first time this season last weekend but after Brighton were beaten 1-3 by West Ham, his position must be under threat.

Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus (£7.9m) made his first appearance of the campaign last Saturday in the closing stages, although it remains to be seen as to whether he will be fit enough to start in Gameweek 4. After his goal off the bench against Fulham, Eddie Nketiah (£5.6m) should be in line for a return to the starting XI, replacing Leandro Trossard (£6.7m).

After signing for Luton this summer following an excellent season in the Championship, Ryan Giles (£4.5m) has yet to hit the same heights so far in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the man in direct competition for his place at left-wing-back scored a magnificent free-kick in the Hatters’ Carabao Cup victory over Gillingham in midweek, that being Alfie Doughty (£4.4m). Boss Rob Edwards must be tempted to throw Doughty in from the start vs West Ham in Gameweek 4.

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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