The fourth gameweek of the Fantasy Premier League season served up some real treats with two debutants stealing the limelight. Arsenal continued their fine start to the season by putting a sorry Southampton to the sword, whilst United finally broke down the Wigan resistance with a commanding second half performance. Elsewhere, Fulham brought the Baggies back down to the ground with a strong 3-0 win and Villa brought a similar halt to high fliers Swansea, defeating them by two goals to nil. There were some impressive scores this weekend so without further ado, here is the Fantasy Premier League Dream Team in a valid formation:
DREAM TEAM ANALYSIS
The Gameweek 4 Dream Team is full of some unlikely names as stars like RVP and Hazard were outshone by others. Matt Lowton (4.5m) opened the scoring against the Swans with a well-struck, swerving shot to deceive Vorm, which added to a massive 14-point haul. However, he was outdone by fellow defender Alexander Buttner (5.5m), who made his debut against Wigan on Saturday. With Evra sitting out, Buttner took his chance to impress picking up an assist before jinking his way into the box to slot home his first goal for United, rounding off an excellent start to his Premier League career.
Scholes rolled back the years to ease United’s worries by opening the scoring against Wigan to edge into the Dream Team in a 5-man midfield. Although Arsenal beat Southampton by 5 goals, as their points were spread so evenly, Gervinho (7.3m) is the only Gunner to find his name in the lineup. The Ivorian was given a role up front in place of Giroud and made the most of it, grabbing two goals. With Gervinho scoring the winner at Montpellier, he could be one to watch but Arsenal travel to the Etihad next before hosting Chelsea at the Emirates.
Sidwell (5.0m) and Kacaniklic (4.6m) played their part in the 3-0 win over the Baggies, grabbing a goal and setting up two respectively, but the star of the show was Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgarian was making his first start for Fulham and put in an excellent performance, scoring twice, to show that he has not lost that quality. At 7.0m, he offers brilliant value and will be a danger everytime Fulham play at Craven Cottage. Partnering him up top in our fantasy football dream team is another 2-goal hero, Demba Ba (7.7m). He was dropped to the bench as Pardew went for a more defensive strategy at Goodison, but was introduced at half time, with Newcastle struggling to get to grips with an excellent Everton. Demba Ba has recently spoken of how he wants to return to a role up front and with a performance like this, Pardew is sure to push the mid-budget player back up top.
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