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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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  1. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    10 months, 25 days ago

    KDB, Sterling and Jesus all looked poor tonight tbh.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Jesus usually looks crap until he scores anyway, but the other 2 are way below par.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        See what I mean 😉

        1. thepeen555
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Just going to say that

        2. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Save the powers for Saturday, FFS 😛

      2. La Roja
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Timing

    2. MTPockets
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      🙂

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      😀

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Still poor from KDB 😉 only just got ball out of his feet lol

  2. timawflowers
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Salah out for son madness, it will let me bring auba in

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Salah will Score 13 this gw

      1. thepeen555
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        13 goals? Wow lol

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Auba is not worth getting rid of Salah

      1. timawflowers
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I can do sterling and kane to kun and son, what you think?wont have auba though

  3. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Jesus G
    KDB A

    1. JonBoy
      • 7 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Jesus essential on that kind of cross.

  4. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Benzemaaaaaaa
    Disallowed

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Sterling, Greenwood to McGinn, Aguero?

    1. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Yes please I need a McGinn rise 😉

      (Decent move if free - does McGinn play every week?)

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Do you ever get tired of this

      1. Ultimo Campo
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        This is where you shut everything down and go and draw a nice picture of a dog, away from football haha. But yeah I've been looking at defensive options the last few nights and now I jus want to delete all the defenders.

  6. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    3-0 PEP YOU BALD FECK ...........TAKE STERLING OFF

  7. Lalrota
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Auba OR Kun on WC?
    Will be captained in home games.

    Have KDB

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Auba

    2. Wiseguy
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      What you going to do with the extra 1 itb?

  8. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    10 months, 25 days ago

    Repost as bottomed

    Pope
    Digne - TAA - Zinc
    Mount - Sterling - Salah - KDB - Lanzini
    Pukki - Abraham
    ________________________________
    Button: Lundy, Wickham, Hanley

    Something needs to change! This for a -8?

    Mount + Lanzini + Digne >> Son + Cantwell + 4.6 defender?

    1. Lalrota
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Keeping faith in Raz?

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        It’s waining, but i think i’ll keep for now.....maybe 🙂

        1. Lalrota
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Those transfers are not worth it.

          Can Son get you the -8 back??
          Digne alone can get you 8.

          Just get Mount out. Dont panic

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Hmmm, fair point, just impatience this i guess.
            Just Mount then i agree, bit concerned about Sterling

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Not this week.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Would be more wise i guess, cheers TM

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Digne will probably punish you.

    3. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      I wouldn’t do that big move no personally.

      I’d do Lanzini to Cantwell this week, then look to make an upgrade next week.

      1. The Dance
        • 9 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah could be either Mount or Lanzini then just for now then in preparation to facilitate next weeks moves

        1. KNOW IT ALL
            10 months, 25 days ago

            nice team zico, I would only change lanzini and zinc from your team.
            Would you rather have son or KDB?

            1. The Dance
              • 9 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              Sorry mate didn’t see this reply, thanks man, i’d rather have KDB than Son, but Son as well if could be squeezed in.

    4. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Bilva on
      KDB off

      1. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        77'

      2. Longlatini
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        🙂

      3. Lalrota
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Nice.

    5. Brakos2k
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Vardy and Sterling to Kun and Son for free?

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Sounds good.

      2. kopite65
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        very tempting !

      3. Dele
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Looks good to me

    6. Wag the Drog
      • 8 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      More likely to happen this weekend?
      a) Mendy starts over Zinchenko
      b) KWP starts over Aurier

    7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Get sterling off

    8. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Is Sterling the most nailed CITY player? With Sané out they really need his speed?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        If he starts this weekend, yes.

      2. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Is Mahrez slow?

    9. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling off get

    10. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      KDB Captain over Sterling now this weekend ??

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Not sure.

      2. Iceball
        • 5 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Pukki maybe?

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Always tempting!!

      3. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I have Pukki atm due to the uncertaincies surrounding Sterling and KDB.

    11. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      KDB off

    12. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Higuain off Ronaldo next goal!

    13. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling ain't playing this weekend is he let's face it

      Thinking Greenwood Sterling --》 Kun Cantwell -4

      Got the old wc as an insurance policy when it all goes to shite

      1. MTPockets
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        No idea, but Mahrez/Jesus still on too so totally unclear

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • 11 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Anyone who hasn’t got Cantwell yet, isn’t going to impulsively sell Sterling. Let’s be serious for a sec.

        1. Pumpy Pro
          • 11 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Never really had a chance to bring him in. Till now

    14. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      City look good at the back

      1. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Zinchenko looks right at home.

        1. Lalrota
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          Mendy could start soon.

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            10 months, 25 days ago

            Would Mendy be thrown straight in though from a start? Would of thought he’d be subbed in easy

            1. DMil
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              10 months, 25 days ago

              Subbed on for Zinchenko on the 59th minute the way my lucks been going

        2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 25 days ago

          His time are limited with mendy back

    15. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling (c) this weekend anyone

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Might take the chance. Got nothing to lose.

    16. Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Walker off
      Cancelon

    17. Corgzzzz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Walker ??? Get Sterling off you fool.........

    18. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      So Bilva and Aguero come in for Mahrez and Jesus at the weekend?

      1. Lalrota
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        Mahrez keeps his place.
        Sterling drops for Bilva would be my guess

    19. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling Wesley to Son, Vardy or Mount, Aguero tempting.

    20. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Cancelo getting up to speed.

    21. Marmalade Forest
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Is Pukki a viable captain candidate?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        YES

    22. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Idrissa Gueye has been brilliant tonight. Bossing that midfield

    23. pingissimus
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Template creaking a bit tonight 🙂

      1. GreenPL
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        I think the template only exists on here. I had template team last GW and got a GWR of 5.5m 🙂

    24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Mendy coming on

      1. Lalrota
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 25 days ago

        A start at the weekend looks likely.

    25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      10 months, 25 days ago

      Sterling gets 90