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FPL GW5 Transfer Tips: Who Are the Best Picks?

With the international break behind us, FPL managers are eager to fine-tune their teams as fixtures start taking a turn.

In this article, we look at the best players to add to your team before GW5 kicks off.

Three of our selections are Tottenham players but it’s essential to keep in mind that they face tougher fixtures against Arsenal and Liverpool in the following weeks.

Son Heung Min

  • Fixtures: Sheffield United (H), Arsenal (a), Liverpool (H), Luton (a), Fulham (H)
  • Ownership: 11%

A remarkable hattrick against Burnley and a favorable fixture against Sheffield United at home makes Son undoubtedly a great transfer prospect.

Son played as a striker last game week, an out of position role for him and he delivered.

While it’s not certain if manager Ange Postecoglou will play him again upfront, there’s a strong likelihood of him retaining this role, at least for now.

Notably, Son has the 7th most shot-creating actions (21) and 7th most shot-creating actions per 90 (5.82) in the league.

Additionally, Son might be on penalties for Spurs as well and he offers a certainly viable differential captain option going into GW5.

Kieran Trippier

  • Fixtures: Brentford (H), Sheffield United (a), Burnley (H), West Ham (a), Crystal Palace (H)
  • Ownership: 30%

Trippier’s fantasy resume speaks for itself, having finished last season as the highest-scoring defender with 198 points.

His underwhelming performance till now could be credited to Newcastle’s difficult fixtures, facing the likes of Liverpool, Brighton, and Manchester City in the first 4 games.

Despite the tough fixtures and not a single clean sheet, Newcastle boast 6th best xGA (expected goals allowed) in the league at 4.9.

The fixtures are taking a turn and they are set to play Brentford at home in GW5, followed by a relatively easier set of opponents in newly promoted Sheffield United and Burnley.

Also, as per our clean sheet odds, Newcastle boast the 2nd best percentage (42%) this GW.

Julian Alvarez

  • Fixtures: West Ham (a), Nottm Forest (H), Wolves (a), Arsenal (a), Brighton (H)
  • Ownership: 14%

Alvarez has certainly hit the ground running this season with Man City.

Having started all four games and featuring for at least 89 minutes in each, he is a reliable pick.

His impressive stats speak volumes, with 2 goals and 3 assists in just four games.

Moreover, he has taken 14 shots (6th most) and 6 on target (5th most).

Adding to Alvarez’s appeal is the favorable fixtures up ahead for City. With a home game against Nottingham Forest next GW, he could still continue to rack up the points.

James Maddison

  • Fixtures: Sheffield United (H), Arsenal (a), Liverpool (H), Luton (a), Fulham (H)
  • Ownership: 27%

Spurs are currently enjoying a good run of form and displaying attacking football under Ange Postecoglou.

They have scored 11 goals (2nd most) and as mentioned earlier, facing the newly promoted Sheffield United, they could be set for another comfortable victory.

Maddison has been at the heart of everything for Spurs. He has 4 G/A in 5 games with an xGI of 3.4.

He also has the 2nd most shot-creating actions (25) and 2nd most shot-creating actions per 90 (6.68) in the league.

Given the current form of both Spurs and Maddison, doubling up on their midfield alongside Son is a reasonable choice.

Destiny Udogie

  • Fixtures: Sheffield United (H), Arsenal (a), Liverpool (H), Luton (a), Fulham (H)
  • Ownership: 14%

Another intriguing Spurs asset worth considering is Udogie.

He has displayed his attacking threat with an assist in each of the last two games, showcasing his potential to contribute offensively.

He currently ranks fourth among defenders in terms of points per match, averaging 5.8 points.

Spurs also boast the highest clean sheet percentage in the league for GW5 at 49%.