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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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Lessons learned from Gameweek 5

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1,973 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    KDB, Sterling and Jesus all looked poor tonight tbh.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 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
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        See what I mean 😉

        1. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Just going to say that

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Save the powers for Saturday, FFS 😛

      2. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Timing

    2. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      🙂

    3. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      😀

    4. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

  2. timawflowers
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Salah will Score 13 this gw

      1. thepeen555
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        13 goals? Wow lol

    2. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Auba is not worth getting rid of Salah

      1. timawflowers
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Jesus G
    KDB A

    1. JonBoy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Jesus essential on that kind of cross.

  4. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Benzemaaaaaaa
    Disallowed

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sterling, Greenwood to McGinn, Aguero?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yes please I need a McGinn rise 😉

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

    2. fr3d
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Do you ever get tired of this

      1. Ultimo Campo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 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
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  7. Lalrota
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

    Have KDB

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Auba

    2. Wiseguy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      What you going to do with the extra 1 itb?

  8. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Keeping faith in Raz?

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

        1. Lalrota
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 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. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 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
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Not this week.

      1. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Would be more wise i guess, cheers TM

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Digne will probably punish you.

    3. Marmalade Forest
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 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. ZICO SENNA
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 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
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 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.

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Bilva on
    KDB off

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      77'

    2. Longlatini
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      🙂

    3. Lalrota
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Nice.

  10. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Vardy and Sterling to Kun and Son for free?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Sounds good.

    2. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      very tempting !

    3. Dele
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Looks good to me

  11. Wag the Drog
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Get sterling off

  13. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      If he starts this weekend, yes.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Is Mahrez slow?

  14. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sterling off get

  15. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    KDB Captain over Sterling now this weekend ??

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Not sure.

    2. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Pukki maybe?

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Always tempting!!

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

  16. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    KDB off

  17. Longlatini
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Higuain off Ronaldo next goal!

  18. PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

  19. The Overthinker - I blame R…
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    City look good at the back

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Zinchenko looks right at home.

      1. Lalrota
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Mendy could start soon.

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 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
            2 months, 23 days ago

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

      2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        His time are limited with mendy back

  20. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sterling (c) this weekend anyone

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Might take the chance. Got nothing to lose.

  21. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Walker off
    Cancelon

  22. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. Lalrota
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

  24. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Cancelo getting up to speed.

  26. Marmalade Forest
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Is Pukki a viable captain candidate?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      YES

  27. Pukki Party
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Idrissa Gueye has been brilliant tonight. Bossing that midfield

  28. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Template creaking a bit tonight 🙂

    1. GreenPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Mendy coming on

    1. Lalrota
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      A start at the weekend looks likely.

  30. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sterling gets 90