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Fantasy Premier League: The storm before the calm

Braces were a common theme for the best performers of Gameweek 4 as many FPL managers’ faith got rewarded with some consistent plays.

With Gameweek 4 in the books, the Premier League heads into an off-week, leaving us with some clutch performances from the usual suspects and a few rising stars to remember the weekend by.

FPL managers were rewarded for their trust in rising stars like Tammy Abraham, while the likes of Sergio Aguero delivered on point, as expected.

JAMIE VARDY (16 POINTS)

Leicester City enjoyed an emphatic home win against Bournemouth on Saturday, with Jamie Vardy contributing two goals toward his side’s 3-1 victory. His stunning chip over Aaron Ramsdale was a sight to behold.

With his Bournemouth brace, Vardy has made it 12 goals in 14 games under manager Brendan Rogers.

SERGIO AGUERO (16 POINTS)

As we had discussed after Gameweek 3, Manchester City’s stock was back on track, and Gameweek 4 saw his selection rate go up a notch further, and his brace against Brighton took him up to six goals for the season.

That said, his game time may start getting managed again once Champions League season gets underway. That’s something to keep in mind for FPL managers.

RICHARLISON (15 POINTS)

Yet another with a brace to his name this past weekend, Richarlison scored the winning goal for Everton as they won 3-2 against the Wolves.

That second goal was a thing of beauty, as he headed in a cross from Lucas Digne. The timing of it was perfect, coming just five minutes after Raul Jiminez had scored the equaliser for the Wolves. With a selection rate of 6.7%, it’s fair to say the Brazilian made more than a few managers smack their foreheads!

TAMMY ABRAHAM (13 POINTS)

After a sluggish start to the season, Tammy Abraham kicked off a real storm of form with a brace against Norwich a couple of weeks ago, and that is reflected in his selection rate going up to 13.5% in Gameweek 4. And he sure put in a performance worthy of the renewed faith of FPL managers.

He nailed in two perfect goals during the first half itself and Chelsea was on course for their second win of the season, as Sheffield United trailed 2-1 until the dying stages. Sadly, his efforts were undone by an embarrassing own goal by Kurt Zouma at the 89th minute. Whoops!