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We’re back for another stab at Fantasy5 – the game that gives you the chance to win £10,000 for free.

All you have to do is pick one player from each of five nominated fixtures for the upcoming Gameweek. If all of your selections score more points than their respective Fantasy5 ‘points targets’, then you win.

And that looks even more achievable in Gameweek 17, with some points targets appearing more generous than ever – a single goal for Patrick Bamford away at Spurs, for example, would see him over his threshold of 5.5.

Fantasy5 is easy to play as it follows the exact same scoring system as FPL, just without the bonus points.

It’s also the fastest media outlet for live Fantasy points, displaying all player points from the five games in question, as well as the live score and time.

For the more detailed lowdown, head here.

The competition is limited to one entry per person per round and selections must be submitted before kick-off of the first eligible match.

If two or more entrants correctly select five players who all score more than their points target, then the prize pot is split among all winners.

For a full list of the terms and conditions, click here.

GAMEWEEK 17 FIXTURES

The five matches in this round of fixtures are:

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United
  • Brighton and Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal
  • Newcastle United v Leicester City
  • Southampton v Liverpool

The deadline is at 12:30 GMT on Tuesday 2 January.

SCOUT’S GAMEWEEK 17 PICKS

  • Patrick Bamford (5.5): As we mentioned earlier in this piece, this looks to be a very achievable points target for the Leeds United striker given that he has 15 attacking returns in 16 matches this season. It’s away from home where he has particularly shone, with 59 of his 99 FPL points coming on the road. While a trip to Spurs is a tough test on paper, all it takes is for one goal to fly in – and given that he has had more shots in the box than any other Premier League player this season, he’ll surely have a chance or two in north London.
  • Daniel Podence (5.5): Rested at Old Trafford in Gameweek 16, a fresh Podence will be expected to regain his place against Brighton this weekend. Top among Wolves assets for shots in the box this season, the fact that his target total is a whole point less than teammate Pedro Neto leads us to plump for Podence. A clean sheet and an assist would even do, should he fail to find the target.
  • Pablo Mari (5.5): With Gabriel still sidelined, the left-footed Pablo Mari will hope to retain his place at the heart of the Gunners’ defence this weekend. While his defensive colleagues have a points target of 6.5 and will need attacking returns to pass the threshold, Mari simply needs a shut-out against an attack who have carved out fewer big chances – by quite some distance – than any other Premier League team this season.
  • James Maddison (6.5): Providing Brendan Rodgers passes him fit, Maddison is our selection for Leicester’s trip to Newcastle. The dead-ball specialist will be up against a Magpies side who historically have shipped a lot of chances from set plays, while Maddison himself ranks joint-second among all FPL assets for key passes over the last four Gameweeks. A single goal would be enough to see him to seven points, too, of course.
  • Alex McCarthy (2.5): Not the most glamourous of picks, McCarthy has picked up a clean sheet and/or a save point in 13 of the last 14 Gameweeks. Providing Liverpool don’t run riot at St Mary’s, the Southampton stopper looks a good bet to accrue three points or more.

TED TALKS FPL’S GAMEWEEK 17 PICKS

  • Hugo Lloris (6.5): Spurs’ defensive nature means they’ll allow Leeds some chances to shoot, albeit speculatively – I’m hoping this will give Lloris some save opportunities in addition to a clean sheet, both needed to surpass the 6.5 points target.
  • Pedro Neto (6.5): Hopefully a goal is on the cards for the lively Neto against Brighton, who have conceded the fifth-highest number of goals this season. Neto is joint-sixth for goal attempts in the last four Gameweeks amongst midfielders.
  • Kieran Tierney (6.5): Tierney is fourth for number of crosses and joint-third for chances created in the last six Gameweeks amongst defenders. I’m hoping for a clean sheet and an assist against a lacklustre West Brom side.
  • Callum Wilson (5.5): Wilson’s target looks very achievable against Leicester this weekend. He only needs a goal for this pick to be a success and the Foxes have conceded on three occasions in their last two games. Wilson being on penalties is another string to his bow.
  • Alex McCarthy (2.5): I’m expecting Liverpool to beat Southampton but not by a landslide. If Southampton can limit Liverpool to a maximum of three goals, I’ll feel comfortable that the Reds will have tested McCarthy enough for him to earn a couple of save points and take him to the three required.

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498 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mid budget coach
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    My team is:
    Mccarthy
    Holding, Dias, Dallas
    Salah, Bruno, Son, Neto
    Vardy,DCL, Bamford
    My cup rival has:
    Fabianski
    Bednarek, Zouma,Chilwell
    Bruno, Grealish,El Ghazi, Tielemans
    Vardy, Bamford, Watkins
    Any pointers on how to get the edge on him, eg. Captain choice. His armband is permanently on Bruno

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Don't play for the cup win.
      A dead team with Auba (C) would probably knock you out in a few weeks

      1. Mid budget coach
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 2 days ago

        That's a good point, am fairly new to this and i appreciate all the help, cheers

  2. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Can someone post a decent WC 17 team that covers both BGW 18 and DGW 19? thanks

    1. Well you know, Triffic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lol

    2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Yes please 😆

    3. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Lol thought I was lazy

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I need this too plzzzz

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Check Magnus
      11 BGW players, 9 DGW players

      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/76862/event/16

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        brewster,steer,kilman.. lol don't want those players...

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Brewster haul this week incoming

      2. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        thanks for the link

  3. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I'll just leave this here!

    PPG for popular City defenders:

    Walker 4.6
    Cancelo 5.3
    Dias 4.2
    Stones 6!

    1. yousunkmybattleship
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      But who is most nailed for DGW?

  4. Lukakwho
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Fantasy 5 looks pretty fun, who did everyone go for?

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Kane, Gross, Wilson, Wijnaldum and Sam Johnstone

      1. Lukakwho
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Bamford, Neto, Wilson, Salah and Mari myself

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Harrison, Fabio Silva, Johnstone, Wilson, Mane

  5. Super Jack Grealish
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Decisions now, build towards BB19 or TC KDB19?

    Martinez, Forster
    Robbo, Dias, James, Dallas, Branthwaite
    Salah, KDB, Bruno, Grealish, Soucek
    DCL, Bamford, Adams

    2 FT 0.5 ITB

    A) James + Branth> Cancelo + Strujk/Mitchell
    B) James + Branth > Stones + Lowton
    C) James + Branth > Coufal/Stephens + Pieters/Balbeuna (money for Forster>Johnstone)
    D) Branth > Balbeuna/Lowton
    E) Other

  6. Dele
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Watkins or Rodrigo for the double?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Sheraer almost wet his pants over Watkins in MOTD recently, not sure why - guy couldn't hit barn door.

    2. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Rodrigo imo

    3. ManUtdFan_UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Rodrigo for 19 but Watkins longer term.

  7. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is it safe to make Taylor -> Holding tranfer?
    Better options at 4.4?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Thats the transfer I'm planning to do but waiting till just before deadline

    2. ManUtdFan_UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Wait as late as possible

  8. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I think i will still go FH in 18. United and improving Arsenal players have made it more attractive. Will leave decision to TC or BB in 19 very late, I have a lot of potential doublers but need to be convinced they have a good chance of both games

  9. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is Stones nailed?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No

    2. ManUtdFan_UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      No

    3. Gomolon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I bloody hope he is

  10. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I appear to have drawn a ghost team in the cup with Van Dijk, James Rodriguez and Saint-Maximin in their ranks. First round exit then.

    1. Top Mark.S
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I have drawn a guy ranked 7 million. First round exit for me too

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Who's their captain?

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Calvert-Lewin.

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Mines had several weeks with massive hits - 8, 10, 13, 9, 8 and 7 transfers made - 0 transfers all the other weeks and he also forgot to play his first WC

      No idea what to expect from him/her this week

  11. bitars
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Gonna free hit 18 so need to use my transfer this GW for a DGW player 19.

    Who is the best option as a defender with 4,6 budget?

    Already got Dallas, Dias, Coufal and Trent.

    Is Strujic a option?

    1. bitars
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Anyone?

  12. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Play Meslier or McCarthy, will be starting Dallas.... McCarthy to spread the risk?

  13. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    1 hit from this BB gw19
    Meslier Fabianski*
    Robbo Dias Zouma Coufal Mitchell
    Salah Mane Bruno Grealish Soucek
    Bamford Rodrigo* Adams/Watkins*
    *Dont have yet
    Go for BB or rather TC?

  14. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Best 1 week punt on a defender for gw 17?

    5.2 itb

    1. sandman58
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I'm goin Mina for next 2 then a change to Robertson for double....if too expensive then maybe Holgate

  15. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    What if Dias or Stones are the ones who have Covid?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Its probably Foden with Covid and few STDs.

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      The city game not even go ahead this week.

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

        might*

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Is this confirmed or just your opinion ?

  16. corderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Right, with the new fixtures i now have no idea what i'm doing for 18+19!

    Martinez Forster
    Robbo Chilwell Cancelo Dallas Coufal
    Salah Bruno Son Raphinha Soucek
    Vardy DCL Bamford

    Someone sort me a plan out lol

  17. Ninja Škrtel
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is there any chance Bruno won't start this GW?

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Always a chance, nothing we can really do about it

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Only if injured.

    3. ManUtdFan_UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Highly doubt it

  18. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Is Bailly a starter from now on?

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      I wouldn't go there personally.

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Nice price for a united defender though

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          United's most injury-prone player in the current squad.

    2. ManUtdFan_UK
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Can see Lindelof getting game time when he is back fit.

  19. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Anyone who went TC Sane for his DGW 1 pointer in 18/19 and Mane for his DGW 1 pointer in 19/20, who are you captaining in DGW19?

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Thinking about Jahnkabash this year.

  20. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Saiss nailed?

  21. Rondon9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Any ideas here gents?

    Martinez
    Robbo Coufal Mitchell
    Mane Grealish Son Bruno Salah
    Adams Bamford

    4m - Taylor* Dallas Brewster

    1FT 0.0ITB

    FH18
    TC19 maybe

    Cheers

  22. MOZIL
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Any news about the MC vs Chelsea game? Is it getting cancelled?

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

      1st team are all being tested on sat as well as today so who knows.

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Nothing yet but it should go ahead

  23. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    Would you play Maguire over Rodrigo if you brought him in?

  24. Powell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 2 days ago

    I think I’m wildcarding. 3 Villa, 3 City, 3 United... couple of others... DON’T play free hit... bench boost with a full 15 in 19... then have FH and TC for a self isolating day

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Going "all in" on any team during Covid crisis can be very risky.

      1. Powell
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Fair point.

    2. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      means no vardy then? please share your team if possible..

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

    Best forward at 8.0 or less for DGW?

    1. greggles
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Not Bamford

    2. Footieboot
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Adams, Watkins, Antonio (if fit) no one around 8m though

        Unless somehow a Chelsea attacker nails down a spot (unlikely) or Cavani does, then you are better off going for a 6m fwd and using the money elsewhere.

      • Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Wilson. But given the fixtures forthcoming I’d say Adams

    3. thepancakeman123
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Which 3 defenders do I start?

      1) James
      2) Coufal
      3) Bellerin
      4) Balbuena
      5) Dallas

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Not 3 or 4

    4. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Just letting you cats know

      I am the best FPL player in the Whole. Damn. World

      I am just Unlucky, have so-so Timing, slightly Biased and Occasionally get Impulsive

      If you take away the Bad Luck, Timing Issues, Bias, and Impulsiveness ….I am basically the BEST

    5. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Ugghhh very annoying postion to be

      Cant get Robbo without selling one of Son and Kane

      Cant sell Son and Kane this GW

      Dont want Kane and Son for dgw 19

      So will essentialy have to take -8 before 19 to tick all boxes

      1. Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        I will sell Robbo this gw for Dias I think

      2. Canadian Football
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Similar position. I’d buy a city defender instead of robo. Will that fit?

    6. Nunoooooooooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Is Kortney Hause nailed in the villa team for next few weeks?

    7. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Anyone keeping DCL ?
      Can't find any trustworthy fwds apart from my lovely Bamford