Gameweek 4 Talking Points

October 2, 2020


Gameweek 4 Talking Points

It’s Friday, and another full weekend of Premier League action awaits us on Footstock – what a time to be alive! Here are a few key talking points before we head into the international break.

Man City to bounce back?

The shock result of last weekend’s action was surely Leicester’s 5-2 victory over Man City at the Etihad (at least until West Ham thumped Wolves 4-0 a couple of hours later …). It’s not a result you would expect Pep Guardiola and his team of proven winners to accept without a strong reaction. The Cityzens already showed their mettle with a midweek cup win, but may still have some wrath to unleash on Leeds United on Saturday. Raheem Sterling (current buy price £34.37) bagged two goals against Burnley on Wednesday, while Ferran Torres (£12.93) also got on the scoresheet and was a stand-out performer against the Clarets. On the other hand, both played 90 minutes at Turf Moor. Will they start again this weekend?

Adams to fire vs leaky West Brom?

Those of you of a statistical persuasion may be aware that Southampton’s Che Adams (£1.50) is the Premier League forward with the highest xG (expected goals) yet to actually find the back of the net this season. On Sunday, the Saints host a West Brom side who have leaked 11 goals in their first three games. Is this the week Che gets off the mark?

A winning return to Old Trafford for Jose?

The Premier League narrative klaxon is sounding in the Manchester area, as Jose Mourinho returns to United, with whom he won the Europa League in 2017. After a sluggish start, Mourinho’s Spurs side recently put five past Southampton and scored seven in the Europa League this midweek, with Harry Kane (£38.98) bagging a hat-trick. For their part, Man United have scored three goals in each of their last three matches in all competitions – do we have the makings of a goalfest on Sunday?



Noely has been an avid Footstock player since launch, and recently became a Content Editor for the Footstock blog, quickly establishing himself as arguably the most important member of the entire Footstock team. In unrelated news, he also now edits the author biographies.