After a long weekend without any action in the Premier League, we are back, with our game week five preview, hoping we can start pushing our team into the right direction after an up and down experience in the last four weeks.
I’ll keep this intro short and jump righto our EPL Fantasy Tips for gameweek 5 and our suggestions on which players you should consider having on your team comes next weekend.
Our EPL Fantasy Tips for gameweek 5
As it was the case last week, we will keep Hugo Lloris in the goal for Tottenham’s clash with Crystal Palace. While he failed to impress us so far, it’s only fair to expect better results this gameweek. We will count on Lloris to claim his first clean sheet against Crystal Palace, who failed to score in gameweek one and two against Everton and Sheffield United, leaving us to believe, scoring against Tottenham won’t be any easier.
We did consider using Nick Pope here, who despite his failure to keep clean sheets in last three matches could put up very solid performance against Brighton. It, in the end, came down to a coin-toss decision-making strategy.
Alternative players: Dean Henderson, Nick Pope
As for our defensive lineup, we choose van Dijk, Digne, Coleman and Cathcart.
There is not a lot of explaining to do, as far as to why we choose the mentioned lineup. Van Dijk produced solid number so far, and with a fixture against Newcastle on the horizon, we could even see him do some work in the attack. Digne and Coleman will both take a visit to Bournemouth this weekend, which could be an interesting fixture. Bournemouth will surely make Everton’s defence work due to their aggressive approach, which in return could allow Digne to showcase his offensive potential.
Last but not least we have Cathcart. Watford will face off against Arsenal next gameweek and while it may seem like this will be a match Watford will struggle to do anything, we are not all too confident Arsenal will have an easy time. Watford have a solid team, yet their results don’t show that yet. They will have a solid shot at winning something this weekend, considering Arsenal have several injury problems. Then there is also the fact Watford signed a new coach, which should give them a morale boost to put up a tough fight against Arsenal. Looking at our choice of picking Cathcart, it is a risky one, yet a choice that can payoff.
Alternative players: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Nicolas Otamendi
We did put a lot of thought whether we should transfer Neves out of our team and replace him with another midfielder, but came to a conclusion, we will wait for another gameweek to pass. That being said, Neves has found his way back to our team, hoping he can repeat his performance from gamewek two. Wolves will face off with Chelsea in Saturday and considering how underwhelming Chelsea were this season, we can expect some action to happen, and hopefully, Neves will be involved. Next to him, we have got Mane, once again representing our midfield. He had a solid performance last gameweek and with a home fixture against Newcastle on the menu for Liverpool, we can safely assume Mane will produce something and bring us points. Last but not least, we have got El Ghazi as the third midfielder.
Alternative players: Raheem Sterling, Mohamed Salah, Christian Eriksen, Mason Mount.
We enter our gameweek five with the same attacking lineup as last gameweek. Pukki, has failed to score a goal last round, but considering his solid performance in the Euro 2020 qualifiers matches, we are confident he can produce something here, especially with Laporte out of the team for Manchester City. Jota has failed a score a goal so far. That being said, he will have a solid shot at doing so in the fixture against Chelsea, who have not yet impressed this season. Since Lampard took over, their defence looks very leaky and I would not be surprised if Wolves score a goal or two against the Blues.
As for our final striker, it would be silly to not include Aguero against Norwich. He has been just phenomenal last gameweek, and we do believe he can produce impressive numbers this weekend as well. That’s also the reason he will take over our captain armband. This time, we will make sure to double-check he really is our captain, so we can avoid another humiliating mistake.
Alternative players: Ashley Barnes, Wesley, Sébastien Haller
In our substitutions, we have got Pope, Zinchenko, Perez and Trossard.
With that, we conclude our preview of our gameweek five fantasy team. We have had a mixed bag of results so far into the season, but as always, we will keep on pushing and hope to reach new heights each gameweek. Looking at our team for this gameweek, it does come off as a solid one. It will once again heavily rely on Wolves to perform up to par against Chelsea, but should they live up to the expectations, we can surely expect a nice sum of points.
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