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Fantasy Premier League tips: Sebastien Haller and Nicolas Pepe are both worth considering for GW4
The start of the Premier League season has seen a number of stand-out performances and a couple of below-par displays that have given fantasy football managers headaches in equal measure.
Bosses are now dipping in to the transfer market to try and make the most of swings in form, with Crystal Palace assets emerging as targets after their win over Manchester United.
West Ham have a good run of fixtures on the way while Liverpool have maintained their 100 per cent start to the season but are still without a clean sheet this campaign – so who should you sign and sell ahead of GW4?
Fantasy Premier League Tips GW4
GKP: Tom Heaton (Aston Villa) – £4.5m
Aston Villa picked up their first clean sheet of the season against Everton last time out, and Heaton represents excellent value at just £4.5m.
A trip to Crystal Palace is next up and the former England international will look to double up, despite the Eagles’ win away at Old Trafford a the weekend.
DEF: Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United) – £4.5m
Fredericks has played every minute of West Ham’s three Premier League matches so far this season and looks to have seen off Pablo Zabaleta for the right-back spot.
Clashes against promoted sides Norwich and Aston Villa in the next two matches provide opportunities for the Hammers’ first defensive returns of the campaign.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Ryan Fredericks has established himself as first-choice at West Ham
DEF: Joel Matip (Liverpool) – £5.4m
Matip opened the scoring for Liverpool against Arsenal on Saturday, rising highest to head home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross.
The Cameroon defender has started the past two league matches and provides a cut-price way into the Reds regard, although his selection is not a certainty.
DEF: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) – £5.5m
Van Aanholt is a known fan of FPL, running his own dedicated league to play directly against fans, and the Dutchman will have been delighted with his last-minute winner and three bonus points against United last time out.
Palace could well have turned a corner after their first victory of the campaign and they will hope to keep the momentum up at home to Villa.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Patrick van Aanholt scored the winner against Manchester United
MID: Todd Cantwell (Norwich City) – £4.6m
Cantwell has caused a stir with his eye-catching performances so far this season, bagging two assists against Newcastle and a goal against Chelsea.
The 21-year-old has seen his price rise already but is still one of the cheapest first-team players available in the game.
MID: Mason Mount (Chelsea) – £6.2m
A favourite under Frank Lampard following their time together at Derby, Mount has scored against both Leicester and Norwich and is on set-pieces for Chelsea this season.
A calf injury against Norwich will temper investment, but the youngster is worth snapping up anyway as he is sure to feature heavily again once fit.
MID: Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal) – £9.4m
Arsenal ended up being well beaten by Liverpool at Anfield but Pepe impressed on his first start for the Gunners.
The Frenchman is in the premium price bracket but offers a great differential for managers ahead of the north London derby.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Pepe impressed in Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool
FWD: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) – £7.0m
Like Mount, Abraham has a bright future at Chelsea under Lampard and gave an indication of his potential with two brilliantly taken goals against Norwich.
The Blues have an excellent run of fixtures on the way, starting at home to Sheffield United this weekend.
FWD: Sebastien Haller (West Ham United) – £7.4m
Injury kept Haller out against Brighton in GW2 but the Frenchman bounced back with an excellent double at Watford.
As mentioned with Fredericks, West Ham will look to punish newly-promoted Norwich and Aston Villa in their next two matches and Haller will be key.
FWD: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – £8.7m
Rashford had a tough afternoon against Palace, capped with a missed penalty that could see managers ship out the striker in a knee-jerk reaction.
However, it is by no means clear who will take United’s spot-kicks moving forward and Rashford should find the net in a kind run which kicks off away at Southampton.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Marcus Rashford missed a penalty against Crystal Palace