Sterling had been in explosive form this season, scoring in each of the first three Gameweeks and netting five goals in total. Therefore, his home match with Brighton & Hove Albion appeared to offer the chance of further returns.
But the Manchester City winger endured a frustrating afternoon, picking up just three FPL points for his first blank of the season.
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Like Sterling, Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) produced attacking returns in each of the first three Gameweeks.
And the Argentinian did not disappoint the 702,000 who handed him the Gameweek 4 armband, with his 16-point return making the forward the top-scoring player in the game.
For the second Gameweek in a row more than one million FPL managers transferred in Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki (£7.0m). Team-mate Todd Cantwell (£4.7m) joined him in the top three for most-signed players.
The Canaries duo were the best-value players in the game ahead of Gameweek 4: Pukki had returned 5.0 points per million (ppm) and Cantwell 4.0 ppm.
But both suffered a disappointing trip to West Ham United, Norwich losing 2-0.
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Injury also explained the sales of Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m), with Tottenham Hotspur team-mate Harry Kane (£11.1m) shipped out in large numbers too after a disappointing blank at home to Newcastle United in Gameweek 3.
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