Right here’s our FPL gameweek Four evaluation the place we glance again at every recreation in GW4. We take a look at the lineups, give some key workforce indicators and evaluation FPL relevant participant performances.
- 1 FPL Gameweek 4 evaluate – a take a look at the video games and underlying stats from GW4
- 2 Man City Four Brighton 0
- 3 Burnley zero Liverpool Three
- 4 Chelsea 2 Sheffield Utd 2
- 5 Leicester Three Bournemouth 1
- 6 West Ham 2 Norwich 0
- 7 C Palace 1 Aston Villa zero
- 8 Southampton 1 Man Utd 1
- 9 Newcastle 1 Watford 1
- 10 Everton 3 Wolves 2
- 11 Arsenal 2 Spurs 2
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Man City Four Brighton 0
Man City 15 photographs xG 2.2 Brighton 6 photographs xG zero.84
Lineups: There weren’t many surprises from Pep although you all the time get the feeling that one of many Silva’s might be on the bench if Pep decides he’s going to play Mahrez at RW. Lineup clever for Brighton Duffy being excluded was the surprise. Apparently for tactical reasons.
Aguero, De Bruyne and D Silva have been the celebs with Silva particularly taking over advanced positions between the strains or CB/FBs and flicking first time passes to whoever. The disappointment was Sterling who managed just the 1 key move and didn’t have a shot within the recreation. It’s a must to return 16 PL video games before the weekend for a recreation where Sterling didn’t shoot. It’s value noting that in contrast to Salah though he’s not a high volume shooter anyway.
Though Brighton only had 6 photographs that understated their position within the recreation. They really had 46% possession which for a perceived backside half group is exceptional. Particular person errors and ruthless finishing by Metropolis undid Brighton though. Trossard was their star and his capability to get ahead into capturing positions was something value noticing.
Burnley zero Liverpool Three
Burnley 7 photographs xG zero.59 Liverpool 15 photographs xG 1.18
Lineups: No surprises from either aspect.
Firmino was easily the star stat sensible right here. Salah had alot of quantity of photographs and key passes however little high quality possibilities though he did hit the publish and had one bounce of the knee from shut vary. Mane regardless of being quiet was ruthless in his finishing and will have had 2 if Salah passed to him just earlier than Mane was subbed.
Burnley never really received going. They determined to avoid the danger of the press by passing long instantly over it to the forwards but Van Dijk particularly was all the time profitable these battles. They solely really obtained behind Liverpool with an extended ball as soon as early on via Wooden but he couldn’t finish. Sub Rodriguez had one of the best probability in his 18 minutes which says alot.
Chelsea 2 Sheffield Utd 2
Chelsea 13 photographs xG 2.28 Sheffield 8 photographs xG 0.99
Lineups: Lampard continues to spring surprises and right here he dropped Christensen for Tomori and Barkley got here back in for Pedro. No Kante again by way of damage. For Sheffield McBurnie began as an alternative of McGoldrick
2 objectives from Abraham was the eye catching stat nevertheless it’s value mentioning that it’s Four objectives from 7 photographs towards 2 promoted groups and each objectives as we speak came from defensive errors.
Mount moved to the left of 4-2-3-1 (regardless of the graphic above Barkley played more centrally and superior and for all sensible functions it was a Four-2-Three-1) and was utterly invisible aside from one probability from a Jorginho lengthy ball. To me he seems to be a guy that may create possibilities by urgent slightly than artistic passing and so it seems a waste of that talent to have him left. Particularly when Barkley seems to have little interest in urgent. Barkley continued his excessive quantity low high quality capturing coverage at present.
Mid Robinson who performed as a part of a strike partnership was the star for Sheffield and his objective additionally confirmed the attacking intent of LWB Stevens who obtained the assist.
Leicester Three Bournemouth 1
Leicester 13 photographs xG 1.82 Bournemouth 8 photographs xG 0.59
Lineups: Perez was dropped as Rodgers went back to his ordinary 4-1-Four-1 with Ndidi on the base of the midfield. Barnes and Albrighton came in. Harry Wilson began on the suitable in a 4-Four-2 for Bournemouth. The formation provides Tielemans so much more scope to get forward and he made use of that as we speak. Vardy and Tielemans have been simply the celebs here for Leicester.
Only Fraser and Wilson confirmed up for Bournemouth. Fraser’s average position was very large though so it was no surprise his objective menace was negligible. Vardys aim stated every thing concerning the incompetence of the Eddie Howe led defence. 1 straight ball excessive to Vardy from the Leicester penalty area. His greatest CB in Ake enjoying LB. It’s past belief actually as left footed CB/LB Tyrone Mings bought by Howe will get his England name up Ake moves to LB because the left footed participant and in effect accommodates Steve Prepare dinner of all individuals.
West Ham 2 Norwich 0
West Ham 18 photographs xG 2.21 Norwich eight photographs xG 0.88
Lineups: No surprises for West Ham. Yarmolenko is making the case for the last midfield spot to be his own. Helped by the damage to Antonio. For Norwich Zimmerman returned at the expense of injured £4.0m def Hanley although Zimmerman also went off injured.
The game was pretty much 1 approach visitors and all the West Ham attacking players of Haller, Lanzini, Anderson and Yarmalenko acquitted themselves nicely. Solely Cantwell had a chance for Norwich though his unfastened cross contributed to the 2nd objective.
C Palace 1 Aston Villa zero
C Palace 22 photographs xG 1.43 A Villa 10 photographs xG 0.31
Lineups: no surprises from either aspect. In actuality the Palace formation is extra like 4-Four-2 with Zaha and Ayew superior. Villa extra like Four-1-2-3 with Luiz holding.
Regardless of the variety of photographs nobody really stood out for Palace as they peppered the aim from nearly each participant.
Villa have been totally ineffective going ahead even if they have been robbed of a objective/penalty (take your decide) on the end of the sport. Towards such a normally accommodating damage hit defence it was a worrying performance.
Southampton 1 Man Utd 1
Southampton 10 photographs xG zero.77 Man Utd 21 photographs xG 1.90
Lineups: Boufal started for Southampton which was provably the primary shock. For Man Utd Lingard went to the bench for Mata and Pereria with Rashford because the CF.
I solely noticed the highlights of this recreation however statistically Rashford had probably the most attacking output with 6 photographs and a couple of KPs with an xG of 0.98. Adams had 1 good probability nevertheless it was a little bit of a non occasion for Ings aside from 1 header saved.
Newcastle 1 Watford 1
Newcastle 13 photographs xG 1.04 Watford 13 photographs xG 1.05
Lineups: Nothing vital from Newcastle aside from Willems coming in for the injured Matt Ritchie. A load of change for Watford who went to a again 3. Deulofeu was dropped to the bench and Pereyra started. Holebas wasn’t in the squad.
You’d be onerous pressed to find a nearer statistical recreation and no one notably stood out attacking output sensible.
Everton 3 Wolves 2
Everton 15 photographs xG 1.49 Wolves eight photographs xG 2.00
Lineups: 2 vital modifications for Everton with Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi beginning. A number of modifications for Wolves with Vinagre coming in for Jonny, Saiss for Moutinho and Catrone for Jota. Presumably a future sign of Europa league associated rotation.
Sigurdsson lastly returned with an assist in his 4th recreation and produced some really good stats. Such is Everton’s reliance on crossing though that his help came from a move when he found himself on the fitting aspect and crossed to Iwobi. Richarlison scored 2 objectives from 3 photographs, the first a defensive mistake and the 2nd a header from a Digne cross. It was a relatively quiet recreation from new boy Kean although he did end up with an help.
For Wolves, Cutrone, Saiss and Jimenez had one of the best stats output though the standout player was RWB Traore who gave Digne a troublesome time though to be truthful to Digne Traore is pretty unstoppable until doubled up towards.
Arsenal 2 Spurs 2
Arsenal 26 photographs xG 2.03 Spurs 13 photographs xG 1.93
Lineups: Emery determined that provided that he has Three world class attacking gamers who should have value almost £200m that he might as nicely begin them and in addition Kolasinac began after Monreal left within the switch window. Ceballos was inexplicably left on the bench regardless of being a reasonably good 2 method midfielder. For Spurs Sanchez performed RB with Foyth injured nonetheless. Eriksen and Vertonghen have been finally allowed to play by Daniel Levy as I think he gained’t be getting a payment this window for both so no need to guard them from damage. Lo Celso and Alli on the bench.
This was some of the fulfilling bonkers video games I’ve ever seen. Arsenal are the worst defensively and so exposed on the counter assault it was unbelievable. Everytime Son received the ball he become about 20 yards of empty area. For whatever purpose the one participant who resembles a CDM in Torriera was enjoying high up the sector. Xhaka (at the base of the 3 for some purpose) tried to compensate by fouling every part that moved. Sokratis seems to be turning himself into his CB companion David Luiz by charging out randomly each time it suits him. In the midst of all this chaos Guendouzi instantly became a very nifty progressive ahead passer. Perhaps Kris had it proper on an earlier podcast by pointing him out as a £4.5m midfield choice.
Nevertheless once you’ve acquired a front 3 all enjoying slender (Emery turned his staff into Klopps Liverpool this week although Xhaka is not any Fabinho) with the standard of Pepe, Aubameyang and Lacazette then you definitely’re by no means out of any recreation as they have been all wonderful.
Stats sensible Arsenal’s entrance 3 put up some pretty impressive quantity numbers.
For Spurs Eriksen put up the most effective numbers though by means of quality somewhat than amount. Son was just 2 photographs and a couple of KPs and in case you took out the penalty for Kane his numbers have been pretty strange again
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