Spurs midfielder Son Heun-min was the top individual points scorer in week 4 with two goals, an assist, a clean sheet and bonus points taking his tally to 19.

It was the man with the next highest tally however, that caught the eye of most FPL managers.

Romelu Lukaku (£9.1m) amassed 17 in the final game of the weekend with his hat-trick at Sunderland.

The Belgian forward’s efforts took his tally of goals in the week to five, including a brace for his country. It is no surprise to see that he tops the list for transfers in, ahead of week 5, with over 105,000 players adding him to their squads.

Everton men in general could be the way to go, with the Toffees having made a fine start to the season and a favourable run of fixtures in the offing.

Ronald Koeman’s men entertain Middlesborough on Saturday evening, before tackling Bournemouth and Crystal Palace in the following two weeks. That run of games means an average FDR (fixture difficulty ranking) of just 1 before they face Man City on October 15 – a clash that could well be first against second.

Assessing the squad of the Goodison Park outfit, it is possible to pick a few players that might be a good source of points between now and then.

At the back Everton are unlikely to concede many in the next three weeks so Maarten Stekelenburg (£5m) in goal should significantly add to his tally of 17.

In defence it seems Phil Jagielka and Ashley Williams (both £5m) are establishing themselves as the first choice pair of centre-backs but it may well be worth spending the extra half million on Leighton Baines, a perennial FPL high scorer, back in the side after injury.

The England full-back’s set piece delivery and crossing means he always notches assists to go with his clean sheets.

After Everton the team with the most promising looking schedule is Arsenal. Arsene Wenger will expect his side to climb the table with five of their next six games looking straightforward before the North London derby at the start of November.

The major exception is a home clash with Chelsea in two weeks’ time.

The soundest strategy therefore might be to use transfers in the coming weeks to bring in Everton men, following that with Gunners a couple of weeks later.

Santi Cazorla is leading the way for his side in terms of points this term and remains a risk-free option with his importance to the side and penalty responsibilities.

Looking to the coming weekend in particular, it is the Chelsea vs Liverpool fixture that stands out and also seems the most difficult to call.

Perhaps sound advice for players this week would also be to relieve captains from either of those two sides of their duties prior to Friday.


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