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Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 4 Perfect XI

The Perfect XI format of Fantasy EPL on Fantrax is going to take the community by storm. Fact. Our good friends at DPLCommLeague have brought the concept over to Fantrax, and it is sensational. We're here to provide Draft Premier League managers with our very own Perfect XI tips for each gameweek. Details of the concept and rules can be found here!

Check out DPLCommLeague for further information on the format, regular updates on the latest standings, as well as information on how you can enter.

Fantasy EPL Gameweek 4 Perfect XI

So, what is Perfect XI? Similar to Official Fantasy Premier League game, all managers have full access to the entire player pool each week, meaning multiple teams within the league could be completely identical. The main departures from OFPL are the Fantrax Default Scoring, unlimited transfers each week, no budget/salary cap, and live lineup changes available. This means that each week you can select a dream team of Fantrax assets who you think will score the most points on a given gameweek, and have the added bonus of being able to see the real life lineups before your players lock in. Magic.

Check out our Gameweek 4 Perfect XI tips below. These are our recommendations for the best eleven players this weekend! Picks are now accompanied by our weekly projections, which our Inner Circle members can exclusively access.

GK: Hugo Lloris

Team: Tottenham

Opponent: Crystal Palace (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: ~8.0 (GK projections coming soon)

The Thought: Just like we said last week, Lloris is the highest scoring goalkeeper so far this season, averaging nearly 18 points per game. More importantly though, he's got another great matchup this week against Crystal Palace on the road. Tottenham are expected to keep a clean sheet 40% of the time and let in 0.8 goals (according to the oddsmakers). Lloris has been averaging 4 saves a game as well, so even without a clean sheet, he has a decent floor Pivot: Vicente Guaita

DEF: Marcos Alonso/Ben Chilwell

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Aston Villa (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 14.1/13.5

The Thought: The debatably best handcuff in the whole of Fantrax EPL is perfect for the Perfect XI format. Regardless of which one starts, get them in your lineup. Alonso has been on absolute fire, second only to Trent in fantasy points. Ben Chilwell may start in this one, after finally reaching fitness during the international break, but both have proven themselves to be among the best wing backs in the league. Chelsea's offense is firing on all cylinders, particularly with the addition of Lukaku, and the left backs surely will benefit. Alonso has combined goal-assist odds of 41% with Chilwell not far behind. Chelsea have a 51% chance of keeping a clean sheet. All signs look good, no great reason to fade either of these guys. Pivot: Cesar Azpilicueta

DEF: Joao Cancelo

Team: Manchester City

Opponent: Leicester (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 11.9

The Thought: Cancelo is simply too good to bench, even in a somewhat tough road matchup to Leicester. He is averaging 14.5 points this season without any offensive returns. That'll change eventually (not the incredible scoring run,but the no attacking return part), if not this week, but even if it takes time, Cancelo clearly scores well in other categories. On top of that City have 37% clean sheet odds against an underperforming Leicester side. Pivot: Luke Shaw

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold

Team: Liverpool

Opponent: Leeds (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 13.6

The Thought: The best scoring fantasy defender in the game, averaging an impressive 23 points a game, don't overthink this one. Plug Trent into your lineup and let the points flow in, regardless of how they come.

Pivot: Konstantinos Tsimikas

MID: Bruno Fernandes

Team: Manchester United

Opponent: Newcastle(Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 17.7

The Thought: Bruno is pretty much a lock in every gameweek of Perfect XI when he starts for United, and this week is no exception against a poor Newcastle side. He's the highest projected player this week, he has a 48% chance of assisting and 50% chance of scoring. Please I beg, play Bruno. Pivot: Paul Pogba

MID: Kevin De Bruyne/Jack Grealish

Team: Manchester City

Opponent: Leicester (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 16.3/15.2

The Thought: You know the drill by now. If KDB plays, you start him. If he doesn't, you take the nicest pivot in the league in Jack Grealish. If KDB plays you can even play them both if you want to go heavy on City. Even against Leicester, they'll see tons of the ball and score well. Pivot: Ilkay Gundogan

MID: Mason Mount

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Aston Villa (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 14.6

The Thought: Mount has started the season a little slowly, only averaging 10 points a game, but he's also only assisted once and hasn't scored yet. I expected that to change sooner rather than later. He has about a 45% chance of getting an attacking return in this one, alongside one of the best midfielder floors, due to his creativity and set pieces. If Chilwell gets the nod over Alonso, I like Mount even more in this one, due to likely getting more set pieces (with Reece James also out). Pivot: Hakim Ziyech

MID: Pascal Gross

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Brentford (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 14.5

The Thought: Gross is the epitome of a high floor midfielder with decent upside. He takes almost 100% of set pieces for Brighton, is their primary creator, and starts almost every week. He's also fairly underrated and will likely be under-picked this week in Perfect XI, so I'd recommend getting Gross in, for some extra leverage against your competition in a great matchup vs Brentford. Pivot: Lucas Moura

FWD: Romelu Lukaku

Team: Chelsea

Opponent: Aston Villa (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 17.1

The Thought: Continuing with Chelsea assets vs Villa, Lukaku is the highest predicted forward of this week, and we think you must have him in your lineup vs a leaky defense. He has a 55% chance of scoring and will generate plenty of offense regardless. Pivot: Trincao

FWD: Cristiano Ronaldo

Team: Manchester United

Opponent: Newcastle (Home)

Projected Fantasy Points: 15.5

The Thought: Will he or won't he start, is the question on everyone's minds this week when it comes to Ronaldo this week. Well if he does, he simply must be in your lineup . He boasts a 66%(!!) chance of scoring and a 30% chance of assisting. He'll likely be on penalty duties, and will be shooting in bunches. With Bruno as his supply man, we believe benching Ronaldo would be a big mistake. Pivot: Mason Greenwood

FWD: Sadio Mane

Team: Liverpool

Opponent: Leeds (Away)

Projected Fantasy Points: 15.4

The Thought: Sometimes its good to zag when others zig. We think this might be a good opportunity for that. Yes, Salah has scored better so far this season, and yes, he has penalty kicks, but Mane has a better fantasy floor, and its a good week to take advantage of that. Even if Salah has had 3 more attacking returns this season than Mane, they both have similar scoring and assisting odds this week. We think most of the managers in Perfect XI will play Salah so Mane will give you massive upside if he plays better than Salah this week! Pivot: Mohamed Salah

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