The FPL Draft waiver deadline for Gameweek 4 is tomorrow morning, so here is our timely round up of who they top performers have been so far, and who we expect to perform in weeks to come.
Waiver Targets – by position, both teams and individuals:
With very few home wins, and clean sheets, we don’t have much to say to well performing goalkeepers.
We till like the look of Heaton and Pope, what they miss in clean sheet points they’ll get back in save points so they are worth waivering in, or trying for a trade. It is worth nothing that you will need both keepers, as they rotate for the home and away games.
We would also suggest you monitor the situation at Norwich. Krul has not been performing well, and we expect Fahrmann to have a run-out against Crawley in the EFL cup
This could be the week to pull in a Burnely defender, their next game against Liverpool means most will be looking the other way, but after the international break they have got a very favourable run of fixtures against Brighton, Norwich Aston Villa, Everton, Leicester, Chelsea, Sheffield United, West Ham, Watford and Crystal Palace. This means they are playing 1 top 6 team in next 10 games.
Peiters would be a good choice as he also offers attacking returns. Tarkowski or Mee would be next and then Matt Lowton, as options for a fourth or fifth defender.
The Hammers have a good run of fixtures in the short term, unless the Pukki-party continues.
Their fixtures against Norwich, Aston Villa, Man Utd Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Everton, Sheffield United, Newcastle and Burnley (1 top 6 team in next 9).
Our first pick defender from West Ham for your FPL Draft would be Fredericks, followed by Diop
Has yet to appear for Spurs in the Premier League this season, but Kyle Walker-Peters hasn’t made the position his, despite not doing much wrong. Aurier could be worth a waiver if you want some Spurs defensive cover, as they have a good run of fixtures after the international break. Spurs may also look to adjust their team after the defeat to Newcastle.
Monreal is being heavily linked with a move away from Arsenal and with Kolasinac fit, the flying wing-back would slot straight back in at Left Back. He managed 7 assists last year despite being in and out of the team. Similar to Spurs, Arsenal have a good run of fixtures after the international break.
Is injured for around a month, or 5 weeks, so Ashley Young will certainly deputise.
The first 2 are ones we wrote about last week. There are no excuses to leave them out if they’re still available!
We spoke about him last week. He notched his first goal of the season after 2 assist, giving him a total of 19 FPL points over the 3 games. He passes the eye test easily, looks really good. Aside from Man City in Gamweek 5, Norwich have a good run of fixtures against some leaky defences.
He registered another goal, scoring 20 FPL points over the past 3 games. Again he passes the eye test and looks confident in his general play and in front of goal. Chelsea have a fantastic run of fixtures bar Liverpool in GW6, and he is a favourite of manager Frank Lampard so will expect to continue being given starts.
Scoring against Spurs in GW1, and assist this weekend, scoring 15 FPL points across the 3 games – a very good and consistent return from a promoted midfielder. He is nailed on to start and the players around him look like they’re starting to find form. Aston Villa’s next two games are Crystal Palace and West Ham so he could earn some short term attacking returns.
He has scored 2 wonder goals in 2 appearances (did not feature in GW1) and that’s only accounting for 128 minutes as he came off the bench. Against most opposition he looks set to fill the void left by the injured Brooks. Bournemouth’s next 4 games are Leicester, Everton, Southampton and West Ham, we expect him to feature in all of those, and if he keeps having the same impact we can expect some exciting returns from him.
By scoring 2 goals in 3 games, the young midfielder looks to be a great finisher. He has played 90 minutes in Man Utd’s last 2 games and we don’t see any of his rivals in the squad starting ahead of him. Our only caution with him is the 2 yellow cards he has already received for diving (though only one deserved).
Forwards – unlikely many great options will be available to you
Although he doesn’t have the best fixtures, he will start in Deeney’s absence over the next 2 months. Last season, despite playing every game, he managed over 5 FPL points ever 90 minutes played.
The striker showed enough to keep Benteke out of the squad, but like many third choice forwards, is a patchy performer and Crystal Palace have patchy fixtures – waiver in at your own risk.
There has not much talk about Murray so far this season as Andone and Locadia look set to bear more responsibility. The veteran front man should feature while Andone is suspended and will be on penalties should they win any. The next game against MCI may not be ideal.
Quick note on Wesley/Joelinton/Haller
These strikers are all new arrivals to the league and all scored this weekend. If they’re there, grab them! If you’ve got them – hang on to them, just be aware Joelinton may have picked up a minor injury.
Martial is possibly injured, so rotating in the young striker would be Man Utd’s obvious choice to maintain the system they are playing.
“Nicholas Anelka” Mercenary of the Week: Alex Iwobi
The new signing for Everton is at home against Wolves, with both teams playing midweek. Iwobi to started in the EFL cup against Lincoln and scored, and we expect him start for Everton on Sunday.
(Last week – Davinson Sanchez)
“Raheem Sterling” Rising Stars: Harry Wilson
(Current List – Maupay, McNeil, Trossard)