Best fantasy football starting XI after GW4

The English Premier League is heading into an international break after the first four games of the 2019/20 campaign.

Liverpool are the only team with a 100% win record and have already opened a four point lead on third-place Leicester City. Crystal Palace are the early surprise package as they sit in fourth spot heading into the break.

Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers are the only two sides yet to win. The latter have won all six of their games to make it to the Europa League group stage at least.

Here are the top eleven players to score the most points through four games:

Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio (Wolverhampton Wanderers) – 20
Despite Wolves being winless their goalkeeper is outscoring any other player in his position by three points. Rui Patricio started the season with his only clean sheet to date in a 0-0 draw at Leicester City, before saving a penalty in their following game, a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. The Portuguese number one has collected a bonus point for making three saves in each of his last two games.

Defender 1: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) – 24
Crystal Palace defenders were a good, cheap option last season and have started the new campaign in similar fashion. Left-back Patrick van Aanholt leads all defenders with his 24 points through four games. His value is now up to 5.6. Six of his points came from scoring the winner at Old Trafford in gameweek 3, but the Dutchman has also helped his side to clean sheets in both of their matches at Selhurst Park this season – 0-0 against Everton and 1-0 against Aston Villa this past weekend.

Defender 2: Lucas Digne (Everton) – 23
Selected by 28.4% of fantasy football players, behind only Virgil van Dijk and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in his position, Lucas Digne is a popular choice among players because of the great clean sheet run Everton had at home prior to this past weekend, and that the left-back takes corners and some direct free kicks for Everton. The Toffees were the only team to keep clean sheets in their first two games. Digne has yet to register a goal so far this season but does have an assist.

Defender 3: Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) – 22
Two defenders are on 22 points, but Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard makes our defence because his 5.0 is significantly cheaper than Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 7.0 price. The Saints were convincing losers in their opening two matches before hitting back in their last two – winning 2-0 at Brighton & Hove Albion and holding Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s. Vestergaard scored the equaliser in the latter.

Midfielder 1: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 37
Raheem Sterling was a popular choice for captain this past weekend but failed to get among the goals in Manchester City’s 4-0 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion. The forward had scored in each of his first three games of the season, including a hat-trick in their season opening thrashing of West Ham United at the London Stadium. The England star has played the full 90 minutes in each of their first four matches, aided by Leroy Sane’s long-term lay-off.

Midfielder 2: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 36
The cheapest option in our midfield, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is an early favourite to win the Premier League Player of the Season award. The Belgian playmaker has seen his price rise from 9.5 to 9.8 in only four gameweeks and that’s because he’s recorded at least one assist in each of his four games (5 in total) and scored his first goal of the campaign this past weekend.

Midfielder 3: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 36
The Egyptian has made an excellent start to the new season as Liverpool aim to win their first-ever Premier League title. Mohamed Salah has had a goal involvement in three of the Reds’ opening four matches, including a goal and assist in their season opener versus Norwich City, and a brace in their 3-1 thrashing of Arsenal at Anfield in gameweek 3.

Midfielder 4: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 25
It doesn’t feel as though Sadio Mane has had a huge impact to start the new season but he’s doing very well to make the top four given that he only came on for the final 16 minutes in Liverpool’s season opener against Norwich City. 21 of the Senegalese forward’s points have come in his two away games – a goal and assist in their 2-1 win at Southampton and a goal this past weekend at Burnley.

Striker 1: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 40
The overall top scorer in fantasy football is Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. The Argentinian striker scored a goal in each of the defending champions’ first two games and then a brace in each of the next two. A great choice to make your captain each week, Aguero has scored 13 and 16 points in the last two gameweeks alone.

Striker 2: Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) – 37
Norwich City’s striker scored five goals in his first three Premier League appearances before West Ham United finally shut out Teemu Pukki this past weekend. The Finn’s value has already risen from 6.5 to 7.0 in fantasy football but is still a bargain.

Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) – 28
Tied on points with Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, Tammy Abraham makes the team because of his 7.2 valuation compared to Vardy’s 8.9. The striker fired blanks in his first two Premier League games for the Blues but has hit back with consecutive braces in a 3-2 win at Norwich City and this weekend’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.