Fantasy Football round four preview

In association with St. Anthony's & Claddagh Credit Union

The Premier League is back. Irish fans will be delighted to be returning to domestic matters after the international team had a dreadful week, drawing against Georgia and losing to Serbia.

This period is crucial for Fantasy Football managers as they juggle their squads and give much needed rests to South American and Asian players who would have had huge journeys back from their respective continents.

So who should you select for round four of the Galway Advertiser Tribal Leader League in association with St Anthony's and Claddagh Credit Union.

Eric Bailly (Man United ) v Stoke City

United have flown out of the blocks this season with three wins out of three, 10 goals scored and none conceded. At the heart of the defence, is the rock, Eric Bailly. The Ivorian is a no nonsense defender who can pop with the odd goal as seen against Swansea City in August and against a Stoke team who are struggling to find their scoring boots, I expect another shut out for Bailly and his mates.

Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi (West Brom ) v Brighton

The Egyptian may have had a horror moment two weeks ago against Stoke City when a mix up between himself and Baggies' goalkeeper allowed big Peter Crouch to nip in and secure an equaliser for the Potters. Despite that mistake I am backing Hegazi to be rock solid against Brighton who have yet to find the back of the net on their return to the top flight. And at £4.8 million Hegazi is an absolute bargain.

Sam Vokes (Burnley ) v Crystal Palace

The striker caused Chelsea no end of problems on the opening day of the season and bagged himself a double at the Bridge. Although he has been kept off the score sheet for the last two rounds I fully expected Vokes to break his mini-drought against a team who have conceded six goals in their first three games; pointless Crystal Palace. I am advising all managers to make Vokes their captain.



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