Fantasy Football Gameweek 4: Strikers, midfielders, defenders & goalkeepers to pick in PL game

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Don't reach for the Wildcard just yet! Goal brings you some transfer options for the upcoming gameweek that will help you improve your points tally

The 2018-19 Premier League season is just a few weeks old, but fantasy football leagues across the globe are already taking shape.

One or two players will have taken early leads, leaving those trailing behind to panic about their teams. 

It can be tempting to invoke the Wildcard option and make wholesale changes but that is a risky tactic, especially at such an early stage of the season.

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Each week, minor alterations - which don't need to cost you any points - can make all the difference and you can mould your team into a point-earning machine as you go.

If you're considering a few transfers ahead of Gameweek Four, Goal has taken a look at some of the best strikers, midfielders, defenders and goalkeepers to pick.

Fantasy football strikers to pick in Gameweek Four

Harry Kane - Tottenham - £12.5m

The month of August was historically a terrible month for Harry Kane, but the Tottenham striker appears to have overcome the psychological barrier, scoring twice in three games thus far. Spurs play Watford this weekend and Kane has a decent record against the Hornets, so he is worth backing if you want to change your attacking options. 

Aleskandar Mitrovic - Fulham - £6.6m

Serbia international Aleksandar Mitrovic looks to be enjoying his football at Fulham and he has picked up where he left off, scoring three goals in the opening three games of the season. There is a fair chance Mitrovic will continue that form against Brighton on Saturday and he is available for a bargain fee too.

Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace - £7.1m

Crystal Palace are at home to Southampton this weekend and they will be relying on Wilfried Zaha to come up with the goods as they attempt to bounce back from consecutive defeats against Liverpool and Watford. Zaha is aiming to hit double figures in goals this season and he has already scored twice in three appearances.

Fantasy football midfielders to pick in Gameweek Four

Lucas Moura Tottenham 2018

Lucas Moura - Tottenham - £7.1m

Lucas Moura took some time to adjust to life at Tottenham since his arrival from Paris Saint-Germain last season but the Brazil international has dispelled any lingering doubts with a strong start to the 2018-19 campaign. Lucas has started all three games for Spurs and has three goals to his name too, including a double against Manchester United. At £7.1m, he is much cheaper than his team-mates Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.

Roberto Pereyra - Watford - £6.2m

The departure of Richarlison to Everton has barely been felt at Vicarage Road this season thanks to the incredible impact of Roberto Pereyra. The former Juventus forward has three goals in three appearances and will be eager to carry on his impressive performances against Spurs at home on Sunday.

Andre Schurrle - Fulham - £5.9m

World Cup winner Andre Schurrle is a relative bargain at £5.9m and he could turn out to be one of the shrewdest pieces of business in the transfer window after showing glimpses of his ability in Fulham's opening three matches. The 27-year-old winger has a penchant for scoring goals, something he demonstrated in previous spells with Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea and Wolfsburg, and got off the mark with a strike against Burnley last week.

Fantasy football defenders to pick in Gameweek Four

Joe Gomez Liverpool

Joe Gomez - Liverpool - £5m

Liverpool have kicked off the new campaign with a new-found defensive solidity, with the likes of Alisson and Virgil van Dijk taking the plaudits. However, the performances of Joe Gomez are worthy of mention too and the England international can be picked up for considerably less than his Dutch centre-back partner.

Kieran Trippier - Tottenham - £6m

Dubbed the 'Bury Beckham', Tottenham's Kieran Trippier has carried his World Cup form for England into the new Premier League season. Not only is the attacking full-back a potent threat going forward on the flank, he possesses pin-point accuracy from dead-ball situations.

Nacho Monreal - Arsenal - £5.5m

While Arsenal's defensive stability may be questionable, they possess a strong fantasy football selection in Nacho Monreal, who has been one of the most consistent performers over the past few seasons. The Spain international has been playing at left-back for Unai Emery's team and opened his account for the season with a goal in last week's 3-1 win over West Ham. He will be an outlet for the Gunners against Cardiff City this weekend.

Fantasy football goalkeepers to pick in Gameweek Four

Kepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga - Chelsea - £5.5m

The Maurizio Sarri era at Chelsea has started on a positive note with three wins from the opening three games, but the Blues have only managed to keep one clean sheet thus far. That should change in the coming weeks, with the likes of Bournemouth, Cardiff City and West Ham being Chelsea's next three fixtures, and the world's most expensive goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, will have a good opportunity to earn more fantasy football points.

Mat Ryan - Brighton - £4.5m

Brighton showed themselve to be a formidable defensive unit in their maiden Premier League campaign last term and, despite struggling against Watford on the opening weekend, they demonstrated that once again in recent games against Manchester United and Liverpool. The Seagulls host Fulham this weekend and they are particularly likely to keep a clean sheet at home.

Petr Cech - Arsenal - £5m

Arsenal picked up their first league win of the season last week against West Ham and they will be aiming to build on that this weekend against Cardiff City. The Gunners have not managed to keep a clean sheet year this term, but their Welsh opposition are no real threat going forward as their return of zero goals in three games testifies.