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GW4 Saturday review: Marcal matches big-hitting forwards

The Scout 12 Sep 2021
Marcal, Wolves

Wolves full-back equals returns of Ronaldo and Lukaku in Saturday’s eight matches

Two assists against Watford helped Wolverhampton Wanderers wing-back Marcal (£4.5m) to a bumper 13-point haul in Fantasy Premier League.

The Brazilian starred as his side kept their first clean sheet of the season in the 2-0 win at Vicarage Road.

Marcal's delivery has proven a key weapon for the West Midlands side this season, with his 23 crosses at least 10 more than any team-mate.

And Wolves' upcoming schedule suggests he can continue bringing in points in attack and defence.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), each of their next three matches score only two.

Watford v Wolves highlights

 

Marcal's haul was the joint-highest over Saturday's eight matches.

Premium forwards Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m) and Romelu Lukaku (£11.5m) both scored twice on their home returns for Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.

Lukaku's team-mate Mateo Kovacic (£5.0m) equalled his tally, scoring once and supplying an assist in the 3-0 home win over Aston Villa.

Crystal Palace pair Wilfried Zaha (£6.9m) and Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m) were also a big success, each producing 12 points in a 3-0 home win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Palace v Spurs highlights and reaction

Brighton & Hove Albion's Leandro Trossard (£6.4m) scored his first goal of the season, netting a late winner in a 1-0 success at Brentford to claim 11 points. 

Elsewhere, Manchester City duo Joao Cancelo (£6.0m) and Bernardo Silva (£6.9m) both delivered big points in a 1-0 win at Leicester City.

Cancelo combined his clean sheet with the assist for Bernardo's goal at King Power Stadium, earning 12 points.

Man City dominate the defender standings thanks to their third successive shutout, with Cancelo, Ruben Dias (£6.0m) and Aymeric Laporte (£5.6m) among the four top-scoring players in the position in Fantasy.

In midfield, meanwhile, a trio of Man Utd players are tied for top spot on 31 points.

Bruno Fernandes (£12.0m), Paul Pogba (£7.7m) and Mason Greenwood (£7.7m) all earned attacking returns against Newcastle United at Old Trafford.

Fernandes sales

Despite scoring in the 4-1 win, Fernandes continues to suffer significant sales as managers look to free up funds to invest in their forward lines.

The Portuguese is second only to Michail Antonio (£8.0m) for sales in Gameweek 5, moved on by 155,000 managers.

Antonio, meanwhile, has amassed 400,000+ transfers out already following his sending-off against Southampton.

The forward, who remains in 47.1 per cent of squads, is suspended for West Ham United’s meeting with Man Utd next weekend.

Also in this series

Part 1: Schedule can revive Leeds in Fantasy
Part 2: GW4 FPL stats: Ronaldo rewards his record backing
Part 3: GW4 Bonus points: Townsend stars for Everton

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