Fantasy Premier League: Picks & Tips for Gameweek 5
Gameweek 5 of the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is just around the corner following the international break, and KingFut’s pundits are back to review Gameweek 4 and identify some key players for your squads ahead of this weekend‘s fixtures.
After a rough few Gameweeks to start the season, GW4 was kind to our FPL pundits, with Mohamed Korain (@MKorain) even hitting 100 points! Omar Khairallah (@khairallax) and @FPLMad kept the faith in some of their fringe players which helped them further climb up the rankings. As we quickly recap Gameweek 4, our team will analyze some captain choices, differentials and players to keep an eye out for in Gameweek 5.
Gameweek 4 Review:
Mohamed Korain (@MKorain): FPL treated me good at last for the first time this season after the -8 point punt paid off. Bringing in Aguero (also captaining him) and Tammy Abraham instead of Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford let me rise up 2.3 million places in the overall rankings. Also, I kept my wildcard as it was not logical at all to play it after this massive score. Let’s wait and see if the momentum continues.
Omar Khairallah (@khairallax): I managed to score 69 points after two sub-par Gameweeks, which helped me jump one million places! Kevin De Bruyne, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and my saviour – Sheffield United’s Callum Robinson – all scored double digits to help me jump up the rankings.
FPL Mad (@FPLMad): With four Gameweeks gone, the league is still taking shape but it looks like a repeat of last year’s two-horse race with Liverpool and Manchester City. In terms of FPL, clean sheets are becoming rare and must-haves are emerging with several players like Aguero and KDB getting FPL returns consistently. With the seemingly long international break over, we’re looking at our fifth Gameweek where we can see some fixtures turn as well as possibly new players getting into form.
Gameweek 5 Preview:
Mohamed: Kevin De Bruyne (£9.8m) – A fully fit Kevin De Bruyne is absolutely unplayable, we can all see that this season. Goal, an assist and maximum bonus points last Gameweek against Brighton increased his season tally to one goal and five assists. A must-own no matter what.
Omar: Sébastien Haller (£7.5m) – The West Ham forward is very lucky with the playmakers supporting him, and with his finishing skills he’s a player who I expect to continue to provide good value for money.
FPL Mad: Tammy Abraham (£7.2m) – Chelsea have been suffering defensively; conceding 9 goals in the first 4 games, which meant they had to compensate that with goals. Tammy Abraham has done just that, scoring two braces in the last two games. However, I’d be worried if he’s able to continue like that, especially with Wolves and Liverpool in his next two, and with Giroud and Batshuayi waiting for their chances.
Mohamed: Marcus Rashford (£8.5m) – The Englishman has not hit his top form yet. I think if anyone wants to have a United asset in their team they should go for Daniel James instead of Rashford/Martial, and invest the difference elsewhere.
Omar: Raúl Jiménez (£7.4m) – With the pressure of European games, the Mexican doesn’t seem to be up to his performances of last season. Probably a normal second season syndrome.
Mad: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) – Last year’s £4.0m gem of a defender has had a rough start, FPL wise, although he has been sensational defensively for the Red Devils. At 5.5m and just 11 points in the first four, he’s simply not cutting it for his FPL owners. Until the Man Utd defense can show they can keep some clean sheets, I’d definitely get rid of any MUFC defender, especially with their price tags.
Mohamed: João Cancelo (£5.4m) – The newest Man City recruit is set to feature more for the champions after the international break. Maybe Laporte’s injury could see Walker switch to the centre-back role and give the Portuguese right-back the chance to impress.
Omar: Daniel James (£6.1m) – OGS has been playing the young Welshman on the left side of his attack and he continues to be a force to be reckoned with, having scored three goals in four games.
Mad: Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) – The Dane playmaker has seen the bench more than usual since the start of this season with speculation of him leaving Tottenham. However, with the transfer window shut, I’d expect him to get back into a team that desperately needs him to gel, in my opinion. With him on set pieces and possibly being their number one playmaker, he’s one to keep an eye on for sure.
Mohamed: Dwight McNeil (£6.0m) – Burnley have a fantastic run of fixtures for the next 5-6 games and I believe Dwight McNeil will shine in those matches. The English youngster has already two assists to his name in four encounters.
Omar: Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£5.1m) – Arsenal have a favourable run of fixtures and he can provide good value until Bellerin is fit.
Mad: Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) – The former Arsenal winger has arrived at Goodison Park for around £40 million in the summer. It took him some time to get used to his new teammates and he finally showed what he can do last week against Wolves scoring a goal. His starting role should be safe given how much Silva paid for him. With Bournemouth and Sheffield United in the next two, he’s a great differential at 1.9% and £5.9m.
Mohamed: Sergio Aguero/Raheem Sterling – It’s very tight between these two. City should absolutely destroy Norwich who already are the weakest defence in the league. Flip a coin if you have both of them.
Omar: Sergio Aguero (£12.1m) – Aguero against Norwich after a rest during the international break is too good to be missed in my opinion.
Mad: Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) – With Norwich’s injuries and Man City’s ferocious attack, Sterling is one of the top candidates for captaincy. Although he blanked last week, I believe it was one of rare weeks we’ll see this year from him. Unless you opt for Aguero or even Salah, Sterling should be an easy pick.
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