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FPL GW5 Transfer Tips: Who Are the Best Picks?

This weekend saw plenty of goals, with Liverpool scoring 9 and Man City scoring four against Bournemouth and Palace respectively.

FPL GW5 is the first midweek round of the season, with last season’s top two both at home again.

If GW5 is a repeat of the previous gameweek, then points will be high, so here are the top transfers to make ahead of Tuesday’s deadline.

Best Players to Transfer In for FPL GW5

NameTeamPositionPricePick %GW4 PointsTotal Points
Raheem SterlingChelseaMidfielder£9.9m7%1524
Luis DiazLiverpoolMidfielder£8.1m28%1427
Leandro TrossardBrightonMidfielder£6.5m3%618
Jack HarrisonLeedsMidfielder£6.1m4%226
Eberechi EzeCrystal PalaceMidfielder£5.5m2%516

Raheem Sterling

  • Price: £9.9m
  • Picked by: 7%
  • Fixtures: Southampton (a), West Ham (H), Fulham (a)

Sterling is now off the mark for his new club, scoring twice against Leicester in their 2-1 win.

Chelsea’s big summer signing is priced fairly high and hasn’t set the world alight so far, but this performance might be his turning point.

His next two opponents have made a poor start, winning just once between the pair, with the latter only picking up their first points in GW4.

The Blues had the third-best away record last campaign (40 points) and two of their next three are away from the Bridge.

Luis Diaz

  • Price: £8.1m
  • Picked by: 28%
  • Fixtures: Newcastle (H), Everton (a), Wolves (H)

Diaz kept up his good form this weekend, scoring twice in Liverpool’s 9-0 thrashing of Bournemouth.

That increases the Colombian’s tally to three goals now, averaging 0.8 per 90 (8th most), as well as the 6th most shots on target (5).

He’s the 6th highest scorer in the game currently, sitting on 27 points, averaging 6.8 per match (9th most).

With their winless opening three games clearly being a blip, Liverpool have appealing fixtures upcoming.

They have two home games in their next three, with the away match being against Everton, who they’ve not lost to in the last 11 meetings at Goodison.

Leandro Trossard

  • Price: £6.5m
  • Picked by: 3%
  • Fixtures: Fulham (a), Leicester (H), Bournemouth (a)

Trossard started the season at left wing-back for Brighton, but against Leeds in GW4 he featured in a more familiar attacking role.

New signing Pervis Estupinan will play in the wing-back role, pushing Trossard forward and making him a more appealing midfield asset.

After his assist against Leeds the Belgian now has a goal and assist each, although his teammate Gross, who featured in last week’s article, has more (3G 1A).

Trossard has also taken 11 shots (9th most), at a rate of 3.1 per 90, and made 9 passes into the box (fourth most) and 13 shot-creating actions.

Brighton face two newly promoted sides in Fulham and Bournemouth, as well as Leicester, who sit bottom of the table.

He is one of the Seagull’s more consistent players, and therefore is a great differential.

Jack Harrison

  • Price: £6.1m
  • Picked by: 4%
  • Fixtures: Everton (H), Brentford (a), Nottingham Forest (H)

Harrison has started brightly this season, scoring and getting three assists (joint-most).

He has made 9 key passes and had 15 shot-creating actions (both fourth most).

The winger has been accurate with his shooting, scoring 50% of his shots overall, with a non-penalty xG per shot of 0.3 (6th highest).

Leeds may have lost for the first time this season in GW4 but they have a good set of fixtures ahead.

They face three sides in a row that give him a realistic chance of an attacking return, including Everton and Forest who are both in the bottom half of the table.

Eberechi Eze

  • Price: £5.5m
  • Picked by: 2%
  • Fixtures: Brentford (H), Newcastle (a), Man United (H)

Eze has the second most points out of Palace assets after four gameweeks, scoring 16.

He has two assists (5th most) and also has two goal-creating actions and 12 shot-creating actions.

Read More: Predicted Lineups for All Premier League Teams (Updated Before Every GW)

Palace face Brentford at Selhurst Park next, with Man Utd visiting in GW7. Their home record is impressive under Vieira, losing just four times there last term.

Others on this list are objectively better transfer targets but if you’re looking for a differential that passes the eye-test, Eze could be your man.