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City v Crystal Palace: FPL Gameweek 4 Scout Report

Find out who the Scout has backed for Fantasy Premier League success this weekend as City prepare for the visit of the Eagles.

Kick-off is scheduled for 15:00 (UK) on Saturday 27 August at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola's men remain unbeaten so far this season after overturning a two-goal deficit against Newcastle United in our last outing, but face a Palace side looking to build on successive victories in the Premier League and Carabao Cup.

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The visitors came away from the Etihad with all three points in last season's clash, with City reduced to ten men early on, and held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in their most recent away league clash.

With Patrick Vieira's side far from there to make up the numbers, it leaves FPL managers with plenty to ponder ahead of Saturday's 11:00 (UK) transfer deadline.

As always, the Scout is on hand to provide some all-important stats and information to ease those difficult selection dilemmas.

Check out the latest FPL Scout Report below...

City star

Ilkay Gundogan has the form to bring in more returns in Gameweek 4 of 2022/23 Fantasy Premier League.

Manchester City’s midfielder has profited from an advanced central role this season, scoring in back-to-back matches against AFC Bournemouth and Newcastle United.

At a favourable cost of just £7.6m and owned by just over 4% of managers, Gundogan can thrive as a mid-price differential at home to Crystal Palace.

The underlying numbers highlight Gundogan’s all-round influence on the Man City attack.

He has recorded 20 touches in the opposition penalty area in the first three Gameweeks, more than any team-mate.

Indeed, his totals of five shots in the box and seven chances created both place second for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Opponent to watch

Wilfried Zaha (£7.1m) poses the Eagles’ main threat.

The winger has three goals in his previous two outings, and was also on the scoresheet against City in last season's fixture at the Etihad Stadium.

Differentials

Elsewhere, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Leandro Trossard (£6.5m) and Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (£6.3m) provide further options as differentials.

Rashford visits Southampton on the back of a goal and a 10-point return against Liverpool, while Trossard warmed up for a home clash with Leeds United by scoring his first of the season away to West Ham United last weekend.

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