Liverpool head to Turf Moor on Saturday to face Burnley in the Premier League’s late game. The Reds are atop the table with nine points from nine possible and are the only team to win all their matches this term. Game 4 throws up an interesting challenge for Liverpool, one that almost saw them lose at Turf Moor last term. Fantasy Premier League managers have a great Liverpool man to captain their squad for GW 4 and this player is ideal for a big points total.
The Liverpool player you need as captain for GW4
Roberto Firmino is in excellent form for Liverpool and heads into the weekend having collected a total of 15 FPL points. While some FPL managers may argue Firmino’s return of 15 points isn’t worth the £9.5 million outlay for his services, especially with Mohamed Salah having double the points, there are plenty of reasons to select the Liverpool striker for GW 4.
The three reasons to draft Firmino into your FPL team this season is the three goals he scored against Burnley last term. The Brazilian scored the winner at Turf Moor in December as Liverpool came from behind to beat the Clarets. Firmino then scored two against Burnley when the teams tangled at Anfield in March.
Firmino averages 5.0 FPL per fantasy gameweek. GW 3 saw Firmino score his fewest gameweek total with just two FPL points. He had tallied an assist and goal in the first two gameweeks before drawing a blank against Arsenal. The Brazilian striker’s form against Burnley bodes well for a great match in GW 4.
Saturday’s match against Burnley is Liverpool’s last until after the international break. The Reds will return to action on 14 September against Newcastle United. Liverpool will begin their Champions League journey three days later with Chelsea to come in the following Premier League match.
Can Firmino rebound in FPL this season?
Firmino was selected by 733,558 FPL managers for GW 3. Each gameweek has seen Firmino’s selection increase. The Brazilian is seeking a rebound this season in FPL points. The striker scored 160 points last term, it was 21 points fewer than his previous season. Firmino’s best FPL season was the 2017-18 season as he scored 15 goals, tallied eight assists, and 181 total points.
After four seasons in the Premier League, Firmino manages 169 FPL points a term. Firmino also averages 12 goals a year and 8.75 assists. The consistency is provided by Firmino for your front line is fantastic.
The Brazilian’s form against Burnley is great and FPL managers should make him their captain for GW 4.