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Fantasy Premier League gameweek four review: Marcos Alonso leads top 10 scorers as we enter the international break

With over a week to consider your next move is it time to play the ‘free hit’ or ‘wild card’ chip ahead of gameweek five?

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 September, 2018, 6:11pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 September, 2018, 6:11pm

The English Premier League might be taking an unwanted hiatus for the international break but there is no rest for Fantasy Premier League managers.

Instead the pause is a great time to take stock of where you are this season and work out the best plan of action to either kick on up the table or to keep yourself at the top.

In our weekly video we take a look at what happened to our teams in gameweek four and whether we made the right transfer decisions the week before (we might not have done).

We also review the top 10 scoring players of the season so far and whether now is the time to use your wild card or free hit options in order to get as many of them into your team for gameweek five as possible. Below is an explanation of what those cards offer.

Free Hit – one per season

This chip allows a manager to make unlimited transfers in a gameweek with the changes lasting for that gameweek only. After playing the chip, your 15-man squad will return to how it was the previous gameweek. If you have injuries or suspensions then this is a quick fix, similarly if the calendar is affected with either more or fewer games than a normal 10-match gameweek.

Fantasy Premier League: gameweek four preview, top transfer picks to buy and sell and who to buy to replace Richarlison

Wild card – two per season

With one before the turn of the year and one after, the wild card allows you to start from scratch. Unlike the free hit chip, your squad will remain. It’s best used when you want to make multiple changes but not accrue the points deductions of those transfers.