Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 5 Team, Picks, Transfers And Captain: The SportsRush brings its team for the imminent fifth gameweek of FPL, divulging in our transfer and captain for the week
Two weeks without Premier League football meant two weeks without Fantasy Premier League as well but the much anticipated wait finally comes to an end today with Liverpool and Newcastle set to resume service in the showpiece league. And a return of action in the league brings with it a return of FPL as well, seeing us sit down and ponder over the ideal transfer for the imminent gameweek as well as which players to roll out.
While life in Fantasy Premier League 2019-20 has gotten off to a healthy start for us, seeing us end with 66 points in gameweek 4 to be perched in the annuls of our league with an accumulated 269 points, we are well aware that the journey to retaining this berth and further making massive strides is going to be a rocky one. In a bid to keep continuing in our steady manner, we engaged in heavy deliberations, pouring over the pool of players to indulge in for gameweek 5.
It saw us get in Ashley Barnes as our one transfer for the week whilst opting for the services of Sergi Aguero as our side’s captain. We venture into the rest of our side here, further elaborating on our articulate reasoning for opting to go in with this pertinent side for this round of fixtures.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 5 Team
Mathew Ryan, 4.6 million
Ever since his stellar display in the opening gameweek, one where he got a cleansheet along with bonus points, Brighton’s Ryan has been a letdown for us. He and his side have failed to shut down the opposition ever since gameweek 1 but with Burnley coming visiting this gameweek, the chances of keeping a cleansheet increase, seeing us keep him in our side.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, 7.2 million
With the clamour at the beginning of the season being to get in Andrew Robertson or Dijk from Liverpool as a defensive option, we stuck with rightback Trent Alexander-Arnold, a selection which has paid off immensely for us. He got an assist in the previous encounter to see him get a total of 3 assists in four matches till now and with Liverpool’s fullbacks so vital to their attacking play, their clash against Newcastle should see the RB get in more points.
John Lundstram, 4.2 million
Sheffield United conceded twice in their last match against Chelsea but with an easier fixture slated for this gameweek, the side should be back to keeping things tight at the back. They are up against a Southampton side which has found it a travesty to fathom successful plays up the park and with Lundstram playing in CDM, the eventuality of him getting a goal as well isn’t too unlikely.
Lewis Dunk, 4.6 million
Despite Burnley having gotten off to a solid start till now with Ashley Barnes in terrific form, we have decided to stick it out with Dunk given the threat he offers in the air. He’s someone who is always amongst the first players to get his head on a corner or free-kick for his side, a player who loves cantering down the pitch and acting as a talisman in scoring as well.
Oleksandr Zinchenko, 5.6 million
With Benjamin Mendy still not fully fit, Zinchenko will continue to play at leftback, making him the cheapest way to get into Manchester City’s display. A cleansheet might not be possible for the side today with them up against a Norwich side who are unsparing in their counterattacking brand of football but City enjoy so much of the ball that they might just escape with one here, seeing us keep Zinchenko in our side.
Mason Mount, 6.4 million
Frank Lampard’s ardent and rapturous faith in the midfielder has clearly paid off for him with the Chelsea man scoring twice this season already, making him assured of playing out the entire 90 minutes. A bargain and cheap buy, hi ownership has steadily rocketed seeing his price elevate from 6 million, a player whose penchant to keep sending down shoots will see him come up with vital contributions for us this gameweek.
Raheem Sterling, 12.3 million
With 5 goals in the Premier League and the three assists and 2 assists in the bygone international matches, a match against Norwich City was only the added bonus for us in getting in Raheem Sterling. City are going to be unsparing against Norwich, putting in a relentless display of attacking football, one where they encapsulate their affinity to pile on the goals, seeing Sterling getting a goal or assist atleast today.
Mohamed Salah, 12.5 million
After his two goal display against Arsenal, Salah came under heavy backlash for his selfish display against Burnley, one which saw him keep the ball to himself as he refused to pass to either Roberto Firmino and Mane, seeing him pick up just the assist. However he’s bound to have been handed a hammering from Klopp and with Liverpool squaring off against Newcastle at home this gameweek, Salah becomes an instant pick for us.
Sergio Aguero, 12,1 million
One of the most baffling figure in the game at the moment for us, an inexplicable one is how the Manchester City striker is owned by just 26.1% people after four gameweeks. He’s scored in every fixture he’s played in for the side so far despite not starting the first two and with Norwich looming for gameweek 5, Aguero is a must have, someone who is criminal to not have this week.
Teemu Pukki, 7 million
From a Norwich City striker to Player Of The Month for August and from 6.5 million to 7 million, Teemu Pukki is enjoying one of the best years of his career. He’s in unstoppable form at the moment, scoring twice for Finland as well in the international matches and with four goals in the Premier League, we couldn’t keep him out despite him facing off against City this time around.
Ashley Barnes, 6.7 million
The second highest goal scorer in 2019 after Aguero, Burnley’s Ashley Barnes’ confidence and eye for the goal can be augured from the fact that he tops the ranks for the most shots taken in the 2019-20 edition. He’s up against Brighton this time around, a side always vulnerable to conceding and he could easily end up scoring the one at a bare minimum, seeing him become our transferred in player as well this time around.
Not much to write home about over here with us having a paper thin bench once again, constituting of Lucas Torreira, Dendoncker, David Button and Ben Gibson.
We have opted to head into this gameweek with a 4-4-2 formation, one which sees us repose faith in Sergio Aguero as our candidate for captain.
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