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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
    5 months, 19 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. MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 hours ago

      B

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 19 hours ago

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

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 19 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
            5 months, 19 hours ago

            Aubameyang, easy.

            1. MoManeTaa
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 19 hours ago

              then B easy

    2. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 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
        5 months, 19 hours ago

        B all the way.

      2. Wonderful Wizard Hazard
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 12 hours ago

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

  2. DS29
      5 months, 19 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
        5 months, 19 hours ago

        Tielemans to James ?
        Salah to Mane ?
        Vardy to Abraham

    • Lallana
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 19 hours ago

      Richarlison on a wildcard a bad pick?

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

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 hours ago

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

      2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 hours ago

        Yea a good pick.

    • Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 19 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
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 19 hours ago

        2

      2. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 hours ago

        Mane vs Sterling = Mane
        Aguero vs Auba = Aguero just

        1. Rasping Drive
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 17 hours ago

          Thank you both.

    • Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 19 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
        5 months, 19 hours ago

        Yes, great news.

      2. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        5 months, 19 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
          5 months, 19 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
            5 months, 19 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…
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 19 hours ago

        Beckham?

        1. Differential (c)
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 19 hours ago

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

      4. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 hours ago

        That Sancho fella is bobbins eh haha.

    • MoManeTaa
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 19 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
        5 months, 19 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?

    • Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 19 hours ago

      How nailed is Aurier...?

      I think I want him and will probably regret it 🙂

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 18 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.

    • Offs!de
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 19 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
        5 months, 18 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
        5 months, 18 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.