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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. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Sterling sweating. Rest confirmed?

  2. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Captain Auba it is

    1. Dare Do The Punt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      This

    2. tempest
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Surely Aguero?

      1. tafrère
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Surely those with Auba don't own Aguero?

  3. No Professionals
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Ah the old brainless smashed cross by mendy, missed those.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      One of the best crossers imo. Fizzes it so well, was a good ball but nobody really offered anything. If he plays, he'll get more assists than Robo this season imo

      1. jr3jonny
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Some of his side foot 'fizzes' were absolutely fantastic when he joined. Not from the by-line, but from deeper and low. Don't see many players hitting them like that!

  4. Cornholi0
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Love it when it`s so obvious who you should captain.

    Sergio (K)un Aguero

    1. KNOW IT ALL
        1 month, 25 days ago

        ayews on fire though

    2. JJeyy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Midfield choices so bad

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Tonight:

      Aguero - 0 mins
      Sterling - 90 mins

      1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Mount - Still injured

      2. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Informative post

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Sterling gets his rest during games.

        1. MoManeTaa
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Lol

        2. KNOW IT ALL
            1 month, 25 days ago

            but he plays football during games so will struggle to get rest then, I don't think you thought about it

            1. Brehmeren
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Wow

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Old Ronaldo scores that...

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Hes pretty old now

      5. Neo-Viper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Mason out for how long?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Likely to be just 1 game. No ligament damage.

          1. Neo-Viper
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Phew! What a relief!

            1. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yes, and with Liverpool up next before an amazing run of fixtures, the more that sell the better!

        2. Nigel Knows
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Mason is fit.

          Ole says he’s a great finisher.
          For sure he finishes lots of matches after 10minute cameos.
          I wonder if he’s a good starter?

      6. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        So what’s all the fuss?

        100% if you own Sterling - you keep

        If your on Wildcard and didn’t own - he’s on your watchlist and you have a decision to make and might not bring him in.

        If you don’t own already then you probably don’t get him in.

        Captain him if you feel he’ll score your team the most points v Watford otherwise captain another good option.

        1. Cornholi0
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Captain him this match if you don`t want to do good this season

        2. Wiseguy
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          This..

        3. jr3jonny
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Well said.

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Id deffo take a -4 to get in Kun instead

      7. tempest
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        I’ve always thought stick, but is a WC a bad late shout... Mount and Martial out, Sterling injured....

        Would bring in Pope, Otamendi, Son, Cantwell and Abraham minimum....

        Ederson/Button
        VVD/ Coleman/ Lund/Lowton/ Aurier
        Sterling/ Martial/ Mount/ Dend/ James
        Aguero/ Firmino/ Pukki

        1. tempest
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I mean Sterling rested (maybe)

      8. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Start one of
        A) soyunchu
        B) mings
        C) hayden

        1. KNOW IT ALL
            1 month, 25 days ago

            after thinking about it I need to know who they play

          • tempest
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            CAB

        2. Atimis
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Abraham gonna go up tonight ?

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

            Unlikely.

            1. Atimis
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Thanks 😉

        3. SUPER MOKH
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Sterling/Wickham > Douglas Luiz/Kun?

          1. FDMS All Starz
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Tempting, that Kun (c) choice looking real juicy right now

          2. tempest
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Could be nice. Any other options instead of DL? He sits quite deep right?

            1. SUPER MOKH
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Hmm maybe Gendouzi for that run of fixtures, or Cleverly who look different under Sanchez

              1. tempest
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Same issue with Gend.

                Cleverly is interesting. Don’t know if Cantwell or McGinn are possible?

                1. SUPER MOKH
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Own both already. Salah Sterling KDB McGinn Cantwell

        4. FDMS All Starz
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Cheeky Kdb cap punt or stick to your guns and cap sterling?

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

            I'm doing neither.

            1. FDMS All Starz
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Who is your cap? Would you take a -4 hit to bring Kun in just to cap him?

            2. TLF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Probably Auba for me this week. Him or Sterling, you ?

          2. AC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Taking a minus 4

            Aguero and cantwell in Sterling and greenwood out

            1. tempest
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Decent if you’re captaining?

              1. AC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yep have KDB but will captain Aguero

          3. Jayv807
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Kun for me 100% now

          4. KNOW IT ALL
              1 month, 25 days ago

              what defenders have you got?

            • Artemis Titans
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Kdb

          5. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Dammit pep

          6. Viper
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            The fixture swings for Chelsea, Spurs & Leicster in particular make gw7 an ideal time to wildcard imo if I (or you) have another very average gwk

            1. SUPER MOKH
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Thinking the same, plan is ditching Raz now and get him back at gw7 with WC

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yeah, I'm looking at it.

              Just no idea what to do this week RE: Jota, Sterling, no Aguero, double LIV defense etc.

          7. mikess
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Which do you prefer?

            A) 5.3 defender and Sterling

            B) TAA and Son

            I own Salah, KDB and Aguero

            1. Dee Lixon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              A

              1. Dee Lixon
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                No, should be B!! Sorry

                1. mikess
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Cheers

            2. tempest
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              B looks loads better when written down....

              1. mikess
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Cheers

          8. Jammydodger2018
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Think I’ll Captain Son for a differential. I get it wrong every week anyway.

            1. jr3jonny
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              If you always get it wrong, just captain the person everybody else will captain. Your differential then becomes less likely to fail that way...

          9. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Hate that for sterling

          10. Bookkeeper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Sterling 0 goals 0 assists tonight a trap?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Same as his last two City games.

              Consistency is Key!

            2. kopite65
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              same for previous 2 games also, bri & norwich, hes a trap !

            3. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              It's obvious. 15+ points incoming vs. Hornets

            4. Rasping Drive
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Nah, just a continuation of his poor form.

          11. Berbinho's Forehead
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Sterling 0 involvements in City's last 10 goals

            1. jr3jonny
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Law of averages?

              1. GARY AND JAMIE
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                This. Siggy due too

          12. jr3jonny
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I saw the name Théophile-Catherine when watching the Dinamo Zagreb game and was thinking surely this isn't the same guy playing in Champions League as the one playing for Cardiff like 5 years ago....

            1. Ser Davos
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              How many Theophile-Catherines are there?

          13. aidmata
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Pope Button

            KWP TAA Zinchenko Digne Lundstram

            Deondocker Salah Sterling KDB Mount

            Haller Pukki Greenwood

            Coming more and more round to the idea of WC'ing this lot. Would likely lose Salah for Mane and Sterling for Son to get Aguero in. Thoughts guys?

            1. Jammydodger2018
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yeah KWP and Zinc may get benched soon too and with Mount injured....

          14. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            All the people contemplating selling Sterling. What’s changed?

            1. AllINeedIsCoffee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              People are impatient and result oriented.

              1. KNOW IT ALL
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  people just need to relax and have a coffee

                  1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Stop talking and bring some coffee for everyone

                    1. KNOW IT ALL
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        when you know it all, you have things to do, unfortunately coffee making isn't one of them

                  2. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Is he not having a dip in performance, in your opinion?

                • Klaren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  He played 90 minutes again so is a risk for Watford game.

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Pep never rotates Sterling though.

                • Jammydodger2018
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  People Captain him and are worried he won’t start. Aguero just looks like a better option now but I’m holding off 1 more week

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    If they’re not sure, Salah or Mané vs Chelsea looks a good fixture. Chelsea concede at least 2 every game.

                • AC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Love the fixture for Aguero, like his form and will captain.

                  1. Twisted Saltergater
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Is Watford at home better than Brighton at home and Norwich away, for you?

                    1. GARY AND JAMIE
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Probably made for Sterling or Jesus brace coming on last 20

                      1. Twisted Saltergater
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Always a chance

                        1. AC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          peps subs unless city are behind sometimes appear predictable i.e. 2 of the midfields and Aguero for Jesus 75 mins. Imho Sterling does not play this weekend

              2. Relaxing
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Gonna play devil's advocate here and mention that Sterling has also hit the post in his last two games.. fine margins

                1. CRO KLOPP
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Yes,but he's 12 million

                2. el polako
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Kun butchered his two assist against Barcelona ... I mean Norwich.

              3. AllINeedIsCoffee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                So Mendy is back back. Abort the Zinchenko train right now?

                1. jr3jonny
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Zinchenko owner and I'm looking to get rid anyway before tonight. Laporte and Stones out for some time and I don't rate their defence anyway.

                  Teams will have seen the Norwich game and will try and do the same.

                2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Digne keeping his place nicely warmed in my team for him!!

              4. MoManeTaa
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Predict the city lineup vs Watford

                Ederson
                Walker ota fernandinho Mendy
                Kdb Rodri dsilva
                Mahrez Kun bsilva

                1. tempest
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Looks about right.

                2. Eytexi
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Sterling over Mahrez imo, don't intend to captain him regardless.

                3. avfc82
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Personally think Sterling starts but you could be right. If you are, presume Bernardo right, Mahrez left tho.

              5. donlobatto
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                So Zinch is gonna get rested right?

                1. AllINeedIsCoffee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Rested or just replaced entirely is a possibility I guess.

                2. Hy liverpool
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Make sure you have a good sub this week.

                  1. donlobatto
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Was planning to ditch him or AWB anyway. Has made the decision easier

                  2. KNOW IT ALL
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      what if I don't have a good sub? do I buy one?

                  3. tempest
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Wouldn’t rush him out but can’t see many transfers in for a while....

                    1. donlobatto
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Just not sure how good a pick he is anyway with rotation hanging over his head.

                      Was planning to drop him or AWB as part of my moves anyway

                3. Neo-Viper
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Ryan
                  Zinc TAA Digne Lundstram
                  Mount KDB Salah Sterling
                  CWilson Pukki

                  Button Norwood Greenwood Rico

                  1 freebie. Any pressing transfer?

                  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Team looks great mate!! I’d only change Ryan and Norwood

                    1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Norwood to Cantwell??

                  2. Crazygopher
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Keep an eye on zinc. Mendy played tonight. So might get dropped this gw.

                  3. Crazygopher
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      See mendy is back. Tho zinch moved to midfield. Does anyone think. Pep might play zinch out of position.

                      1. Hy liverpool
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        No way zin is lazy slow fu**er

                      2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Zinch plays as cm for Ukraine

                      3. KNOW IT ALL
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          I think someone does think that

                        • Twisted Saltergater
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Zinchenko is from Ukraine. Just allowing him to be a show pony in front of his countrymen.

                          Man management.