Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 5 Picks From The International Matches: We dwell into the five most impressive players during the international set of fixtures to indulge in for the upcoming gameweek
As we edge closer to resuming action in the Premier League with the fifth gameweek beckoning on Saturday, the impending need to start crafting out our Fantasy Premier League has started materialising. What makes this gameweek ever more important in the land of Fantasy Premier League is the fact that we are back after a hiatus of two weeks, a break which is bound to have an effect on how teams performance in their slated fixtures.
With us having a slew of international matches being contested in the period as the Euro 2020 Qualifiers took place around with several other contests across the global stage, one big takeaway from those set of fixtures were the Premier League standout performers. There were some ravishing performances from players set to dole out their exceptional skill set starting Saturday, seeing us identity 5 such names who should be heavily considered by you to rope into your FPL side based on their ravishing outings in the bygone two weeks.
5 Players To Indulge In Based Of International Performances
Kevin de Bruyne
He missed out a majority of the 2018-19 campaign owing to injury but Kevin de Bruyne has returned into Manchester City’s side with some good displays in the Premier League. And he continued that in the international matches as well for Belgium, picking up three assists and a goal against Scotland as his side went onto make a mockery of Scotland in a 4-0 hammering.
For all their articulate and ravishing displays right infront of the opposition’s goal, it is clear that the key to Manchester City’s gameplan lies in the side’s midfield two of David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne. And with KDB being given a free hand by the side, an elevated role that sees him maraud down the pitch freely and contribute at will to his side’s attacking soirees, a goal or an assist is extremely likely for him this gameweek.
These set of international fixtures were especially fortuitous for Manchester City players, seeing three of them feature in our picks with Bernardo Silva being the second. The return of Kevin de Bruyne has limited his involvement in Manchester City’s side in the first four gameweeks but after three assists and a goal in the two matches Portugal partook in, he should be right back in City’s playing 11 for their impending clash against Norwich.
He got the goal and assist in Portugal’s first match of the Euro 2020 Qualifying Round in this break, following it up with two assists in the 5-1 win they registered against Lithuania in their bygone clash and should get good points this gameweek as well.
Continuing with our picks from Manchester City and we have the final player come in from their side for us. Although England had to relatively easy encounters, matches they were expected to cruise past, Sterling’s 3 assists and 2 goals in the 2 matches make him a real contender to get into your Fantasy Premier League side for gameweek 5.
He scored a goal and got an assist against Bulgaria with the two assists and a goal against Kosovo as England prevailed in an 8 goal thriller to win 5-3. With Manchester City up against one of the most faltering defences in the league at the weekend, Sterling could easily end up getting more goals against Norwich as well.
For Teemu Pukki, the last two months have been nothing short of a dream. Although we was in stupendous form in the 2018-19 campaign as well, it’s his stellar displays in the Premier League which have seen him vehemently stand tall in the league of strikers in the showpiece league. And he ensured that he maintained the same piquant form in the international matches as well, scoring twice for Finland with the one goal apiece in the two matches the side played in, making him a real contender to get in.
He has 4 goals in the Premier League as well, seeing him become the second highest goal scorer in the opening exchanges and although he faces a stern test in Manchester City, he and his side are always good for a goal given their indomitable style of football.
He ended up missing a penalty against Kosovo, the one blob on what was an otherwise speckle free outing for him for England, the Tottenham striker had an incredible time out in the middle in the bygone two weeks. His hattrick against Bulgaria paired with an assist and the goal against Kosovo showed how lethal and formidable he is infront of goal and with their being an incessant clamour to get in Manchester City players this weekend, Kane could emerge as a real difference maker.