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GW4 Ones to watch: Anthony Knockaert

The Scout 6 Sep 2017
Anthony Knockaert, Brighton

The Scout's third tip for Gameweek 4 has the ability to expose a West Brom weakness

The Scout is naming five players for Fantasy Premier League managers to consider for Gameweek 4.

Anthony Knockaert (BHA) £5.9m

Brighton & Hove Albion's main FPL prospect is back fit and firing.

Knockaert produced 15 goals and eight assists in Brighton's promotion campaign before an ankle injury ruined his pre-season.

But two appearances from the bench led to a first start against Watford in Gameweek 3.

That one display at Vicarage Road has put managers on alert.

Although they were held to a goalless draw against 10 men, Knockaert was Brighton's standout performer.

He produced more shots (four) and shots in the box (three) than any player on the pitch.

The midfielder also stuck a post and was at the heart of his side's attack, creating three chances. 


A home meeting with West Bromwich Albion comes next for the Seagulls, who are yet to score this season.

While the Baggies have conceded only once, they have given room to opponents on their left wing.

They have allowed more crosses (54) from that side than any other Premier League side, conceding 11 chances from that area. Knockaert can exploit such space.

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis may look to counter this threat by handing Kieran Gibbs (£5.0m) a debut following his arrival from Arsenal.

It would be a tough start for the defender, who is yet to play this season.

Knockaert also boasts the platform to emerge as a genuine option for FPL managers.

That is because seven of Brighton's next nine matches score two in the Fixture Difficulty Rankings (FDR).

It is a promising run for the 1.3%-owned midfielder.

Brighton's next six Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
4 WBA (H) 2
5 BOU (A) 2
6 NEW (H) 2
7 ARS (A) 4
8 EVE (H) 3
9 WHU (A) 2
Also in this series

Tammy Abraham (SWA)

Marcos Alonso (CHE)

Michail Antonio (WHU)

Robbie Brady (BUR)

The FPL GW4 deadline is Saturday 9 September, 11:30 BST

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