Gameweek 5 Tips – FPL 2018/19

Gameweek 5 Tips

Gameweek Tips

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.

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.

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