FPL Game Week 5 Tips
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Game Week 5 Tips - Fantasy Premier League Tips
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Despite there being a full round of international fixtures still to play we thought we take a look at our early game week 5 tips, not that we are missing the Premier League at all… ahem!
Last seasons top 4 all have difficult games with the exception of Man City who travel to Crystal Palace but this is an early top of the table clash and Palace take on the Sky Blues having beaten the current champions Chelsea in the last round. So it may be that we have to look to some of the other fixtures once again for where the points will come in game week 5 so we will take a look at what those fixtures could mean:
Norwich Vs. Bournemouth Tips
Both of these newly promoted sides see themselves sitting with 4 points from as many games after decent starts to their Premier League campaigns, but it is Bournemouth who have really caught the eye as they have tried to stay true to their ‘passing football’ style that saw them do so well in The Championship. The start performer so far has been Callum Wilson with 4 goals in the last 2 games and this game represents an excellent opportunity to continue his good form.
Norwich will be without defender Steven Whittaker following his red card in the 3-0 defeat to Southampton last weekend and it was only the goalkeeper that prevented the defeat becoming a real drubbing! We expect this game to be fairly tight and a 1-1 draw is a probable outcome but we wouldn’t be surprised if Bournemouth nick it 2-1. Bournemouth have added Glenn Murray to their attacking arsenal but we think he will start on the bench.
Leicester Vs. Aston Villa Tips
Unbeaten Leicester City take on an Aston Villa side that has shown glimmers of form in an otherwise ordinary start to the season. The star man for The Foxes this season has undoubtebly been Riyad Mahrez who has already notched an unbelievable 36 FPL points! He will be the danger man again for Leicester along with England’s Jamie Vardy.
Aston Villa have their own start performer in Scott Sinclair and the ex-Man City winger represents phenomenal value at £4.9m. He has scored 5 goals in his last 2 games for Villa (3 in the League Cup against Notts County) and the form cannot be denied. Leicester have been decent at the back this season but they did ship 2 goals to Sunderland (who Villa also scored 2 against last week) so we could see a goal or two for each side in this game.
Sunderland Vs. Spurs
Spurs have been poor this season so far and have failed to register a win despite having good chances to do so, but this could be the game where they finally get off the mark. Sunderland had a woeful start to the season but have stemmed the tide somewhat in recent weeks with two good draws against Swansea and Aston Villa. This will be a tough test for Sunderland though and we have been quite impressed with the positions being taken up by Nacer Chadli in the first 4 games, playing just behind Harry Kane who also got off the mark this week (albeit in an England shirt). Chadli has already notched a goal and an assist to his name this season and at £7m he might be a good alternative for those players looking to ditch Coutinho.
A word on Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd and Liverpool
All four of these teams have not shown the kind of form they would have hoped for so far this season and with 4 games played it is hard to know what to expect from these so called ‘top sides’. Arsenal probably represent the best biggest threat at home to a Stoke City who will be without 2 of their key players having been reduced to 9 men in their last game. Liverpool will of course be without Phillipe Coutinho after his dismissal against West Ham and it may just be the kind of game that could ignite Manchester United to start their season – but we have been here before. Chelsea have a tough away game at Everton and we fancy an Everton victory here with an astute Roberto Martinez looking to expose Chelsea’s weaknesses (notably Ivanovic who looks to have lost his pace). We will be back later in the week with our game week 5 captain picks but we will be looking away from any of these teams this week.
We will be back later this week with our full game week 5 tips and our captain picks. If you haven’t already read our Bakary Sako write up then check it out.