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The FPL line-up lessons we learned from Gameweek 5

We take our regular look back at the Premier League line-ups from the weekend just gone, analysing the systems and personnel used by the 20 top-flight clubs and seeing what lessons could be learned ahead of Gameweek 6.

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The figures in brackets given after each player name correspond to the numbered shirts in the position maps.

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Lessons learned from Gameweek 5

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  1. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 3 hours ago

    Pick one.

    A)Sterling+Guilbert+Lowton
    *Guil+Low will be benched, Rico+Lundy will play.
    *Sterling only City asset

    B)deBruyne+Vertonghen+Otamendi
    *KdB and Ota would be the only City assets I'd have

    1. Captain the FWD playing Nor…
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      B

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        This is on a WC, a possible long term investment, though.
        Might I know your reasoning?

        1. Captain the FWD playing Nor…
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 3 hours ago

          if only one asset from city, I wud have KDB given the price,,,,and Ota and Vertonghen more reliable than the other two

          which captaincy options wud u have in absence of sterling?

          1. Differential (c)
            • 4 Years
            26 days, 3 hours ago

            Aubameyang, easy.

            1. Captain the FWD playing Nor…
              • 2 Years
              26 days, 3 hours ago

              then B easy

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      A would be

      Gunn
      TAA Rico Lundstram
      Sterling Mane Son Cantwell
      Aubameyang Abraham Pukki

      B would be

      Gunn
      TAA Vertonghen Otamendi
      Mane deBruyne Son Cantwell
      Aubameyang Abraham Pukki

      1. dylano21
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        B all the way.

      2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 20 hours ago

        No Sterling or Aguero? I don't know about that.

  2. rohaansunil
    26 days, 3 hours ago

    Pickford button
    Taa awb digne Kelly Lundstram
    Salah Cantwell Dendonker Tielemans David silva
    Aguero Vardy Jota
    Play wildcard? Or any transfer suggestion?
    Thanks in advance...
    I need 0.2 to fund jota to pukki... How can i do it if no wildcard?

    ..

    1. dylano21
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Tielemans to James ?
      Salah to Mane ?
      Vardy to Abraham

  3. Lallana
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 3 hours ago

    Richarlison on a wildcard a bad pick?

    I'm not convinced on Cantwell/Pukki double up yet.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Not a bad pick imo, but be ready for frustrating games where he does little.

    2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Yea a good pick.

  4. Rasping Drive
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    26 days, 3 hours ago

    With what transpired in Europe, which of these pairs looks better:

    1) Mané Aguero
    2) Sterling Aubameyang

    I actually prefer 2 mid-term but for the next 2 weeks at least, has to be 1, surely?

    1. Lallana
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      2

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Mane vs Sterling = Mane
      Aguero vs Auba = Aguero just

      1. Rasping Drive
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 2 hours ago

        Thank you both.

  5. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 3 hours ago

    Just seen Trippier got two assists last night for Atletico, a MotM performance, and if you look at social media, he's turning into a cult hero there. Wow. Haven't seen an Englishman do well abroad in a looong time, possibly since McManaman.

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes, great news.

    2. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Hi style of play suits the La Liga really well. Doesn't defend well but he is so efficient in attack.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Caught out a few times vs Juve, tbf, but he's basically almost a playmaker for Atletico in attack.

        His corners are bloody deadly too.

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 3 hours ago

          He is built for La Liga indeed. He is the opposite of Walker if you ask me. Walker good for PL.

    3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      Beckham?

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 3 hours ago

        Haha, I forgot about him! Yeah, ofc, Becks!

    4. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 2 hours ago

      That Sancho fella is bobbins eh haha.

  6. Captain the FWD playing Nor…
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 3 hours ago

    Big night for man united fans tonight...hope some of these youngsters do well and put their name up for a place in the first team

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 3 hours ago

      What will it take for Greenwood to start this season? Played well in his cameos, certainly offers a lot more than Lingard.
      Chong . .. idk, looks a talent but has shown himself to be naive in his passing when I've seen him. A lot of energy and desire, but needs to improve a lot.
      Tuanzebe, pretty much make or break this season. Needs to show he has what it takes to be a regular, or he'll be sold next season like Paddy mcNair, Donald Love etc. Think he's very good, but does Ole trust him?

  7. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 3 hours ago

    How nailed is Aurier...?

    I think I want him and will probably regret it 🙂

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 2 hours ago

      I’m also considering but also think I would regret it. No such thing as a nailed Spuds fullback at the best of times, never mind one who has only started one league game in a row so far and wasn’t on bench in the last game overall. Could pay off but it’s definitely a risk.

  8. Offs!de
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 3 hours ago

    Last touch of my WC saga. Which one, please?
    a) Auguero, Mane, KDB (No Sterling) ?
    b) Auba, Salah, KDB (No Sterling) ?

    1. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 2 hours ago

      A I reckon, looks like Aguero will start in league and Jesus cups, great fixtures to boot. Can always downgrade later at worst.

    2. Devo-McDuff
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 2 hours ago

      What’s your lineup btw? I’m also on WC and have settled on front 3 of Haller, Pukki and Tammy. But feels daft not getting Kun as mega hauls do not seem unlikely and Sterling has not looked great past 3 City games.