With the international break finally over, we can intensify our focus on Fantasy Premier League again! Here are our FPL Gameweek 5 tips. We start with fixture difficulty via our FPL cheat sheet, list who you should be transferring in/out and analyse the ever present conundrum of who should be your captain. Fixture difficulty over the next several gameweeks can be found here: https://www.fantasyfootballpundit.com/fixture-analysis/
Gameweek 5 Tips
Gameweek 4 provided the lowest average points so far this season. This marked the first time that the weekly average fell below last season’s total average of 49 points.
Gameweek 5 Fixtures
Here is our cheat sheet for the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 5 fixtures. As usual the percentage chance of each team winning, keeping a clean sheet and the matches most likely goal scorer are all included.
|Fixture||Home Win||Draw||Away Win||Home Clean Sheet||Away Clean Sheet||Most Likely To Score|
|Bournemouth vs Leicester||40%||28%||32%||29%||25%||Jamie Vardy|
|Chelsea vs Cardiff||83%||13%||4%||59%||8%||Alvaro Morata|
|Everton vs West Ham||47%||27%||26%||32%||20%||Cenk Tosun|
|Huddersfield vs Crystal Palace||30%||31%||39%||30%||37%||Steve Mounie|
|Man City vs Fulham||89%||9%||2%||52%||4%||Sergio Aguero|
|Newcastle vs Arsenal||23%||26%||51%||19%||33%||Pierre Aubameyang|
|Southampton vs Brighton||47%||30%||23%||42%||27%||Charlie Austin|
|Tottenham vs Liverpool||34%||27%||39%||22%||24%||Harry Kane|
|Watford vs Man Utd||22%||28%||50%||22%||38%||Romelu Lukaku|
|Wolves vs Burnley||55%||27%||18%||48%||22%||Raul Jiminez|
Gameweek 5 Captain Choice
Once again, it is difficult to look beyond Sergio Aguero for the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 5 captaincy. The usual, lingering doubt in the back of FPL manager’s minds as to whether he will be benched remain but nonetheless he is clearly the stand out captain choice. The bookies give him a 68% chance of scoring. The other usual captain contenders, Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah, face each other on Saturday lunchtime. They are both around 50% to score in a match where Liverpool, to the surprise of some, are favorites. Naturally Chelsea vs Cardiff is the other stand out fixture for captains where Eden Hazard and even Marcos Alonso will tempt some FPL managers. The 19.9% who own Hazard could well be tempted to captain him, even over Aguero, given the fixture.
Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero are our captain contenders for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 5!
With good home fixtures Benjamin Mendy and Marcos Alonso were also considerations!
— FPL Fantasy Football (@FantasyFPundit) September 12, 2018
Gameweek 5 – Transfers In and Out
Man City’s good run of fixtures seems to be going on forever. As a result both Benjamin Mendy and Sergio Aguero should be transferred in if possible. Elsewhere, Chelsea also have good fixtures, although they do face both Liverpool and Man Utd at home in the coming weeks. Eden Hazard is the name that stands out to take advantage of this. Furthermore, Romelu Lukaku seems to be hitting form just when Man Utd’s fixtures improve.