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Fantasy Premier League: Best XI for Gameweek 5

Written by: Ajay A K

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This gameweek is crucial as the international break and upcoming European fixtures play a key role in team selection.

Gameweek 4 was a rollercoaster. Southampton held Manchester United at the St. Mary’s while Sheffield United came back from two Tammy Abraham goals at Stanford Bridge to split the points. Manchester City and Liverpool maintained their unbeaten runs with comprehensive wins against Brighton and Burnley respectively. The North London Derby ended with a share of spoils as Aubameyang and Lacazette scored for the Gunners while Kane and Eriksen found the net for Spurs.

Gameweek 4 Review- 57 Points

Captain Kyle Walker had 12 points while Sadio Mane’s goal against Burnley gave him 8 points. Andrew Robertson and Patrick van Aanholt got clean sheets in their respective matches giving them 6 points each. Harry Kane’s goal gave him 6 points while Bernardo Silva’s goal as a substitute against Brighton gave him also six points. Raul Jimenez got 5 points for his performances against Everton.

Tim Heaton got three points while Jamaal Lascelles and Joshua King got 2 points each. Daniel Ceballos got one point for his performance against Tottenham. The team finished with 57 points.

Gameweek 5 Transfers

Anthony Martial’s injury layoff has made him the prime candidate for transferring out. Daniel James and James Maddison are potential replacements. Bernardo Silva also looks likely to be rotated in and out and therefore could potentially be changed for a more regular player. Kevin De Bruyne is brought in for the Portuguese. The midfielder has been in fine roaring form for both club and country and is a regular player for Pep Guardiola’s side.

John McGinn is brought in as a replacement for Anthony Martial.

Keeping Harry Kane as a captain will benefit as they host Crystal Palace on Saturday



Gameweek 5 Line-up

3-4-3 is the preferred formation this week. Hugo Lloris is in goal thanks to a favourable fixture against Crystal Palace. Tim Heaton moves to the bench. Andrew Robertson, Kyle Walker, and Erik Pieters start in defence. Jamaal Lascelles and Patrick van Aanholt move to the bench.

Sadio Mane, Kevin de Bruyne, John McGinn and Daniel Ceballos start in midfield. Hamza Choudhury sits out. Joshua King, Raul Jimenez start in attack alongside with Harry Kane. Harry Kane is made the captain for the week, while Sadio Mane is the vice-captain for the week.

Leicester’s trip to Old Trafford will be the match to look out for this week as the Foxes’ unbeaten start to the season hangs in the balance. Tottenham face Crystal Palace at home while Liverpool awaits Newcastle at Anfield.

Norwich will be facing a stern Manchester City test and Lampard’s Chelsea heads over to Molineux to face Wolves. Arsenal will battle Watford at Vicarage Road in a bid to get their form back in track.

Published: Fri Sep 13, 2019 04:31 PM IST

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