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Allsvenskan Fantasy – Scout Picks GW5

After Gameweek 5, which kicks off today, the Gameweeks are about to start flying by again with GW6 arriving in midweek only to followed by a double in GW7. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for all your kind words along the way and I’d also like to lift up community contributors Poohdini and Gerardo7 in particular (@poohdini59 and @BitacoraFantasy on Twitter) who make the English community around Allsvenskan Fantasy an even nicer and more informative place to be. We might not be that many yet, but it’s a great community none the less!

Gameweek 4 review

Allsvenskan Fantasy contributors @poohdini59 on Twitter has provided these superb summaries of data points from GW4:

Jacob Bergström continues to rack up good underlying numbers and could be one to look at going forward, assuming he finds his scoring boots sooner rather than later. Equally, David Löfquist had a good game on the creative side of things against Degerfors, something we can probably expect to be a theme for the teams facing Degerfors this season. Norrköping budget striker Carl Björk pops up here and there in the charts after a solid display in GW4, yet both the short and long term prospect for him look muddy with Ari Freyr Skulason coming back to fitness which should push Jonathan Levi back into the attacking trio and give Björk/Samuel Adegbenro/Levi just two spots to fight for, even with Christoffer Nyman temporarily out of the equation.

Should Levi or Adegbenro fall out of favour, or Nyman continue to struggle with fitness, or when Sead Haksabanovic gets his likely summer transfer, Björk might start making his way into the line up on a more regular basis. Not a complete stay away given his price, the warning flags should still be raised given the competition. Speaking of Sead Haksabanovic, he really came to life against Örebro with his 8 key passes and 7 shots – it will be interesting to see if he can build upon that performance in the coming Gameweeks.

Mjällby as a whole continues to put up numbers but make very little of them, a theme we might see going forward unless Jacob Bergström either starts making more of the chances, or ideally he gets a bit more help in the attack. The loss of Moses Ogbu is really showing so far and the best thing for Mjällby would be if there are more attacking threats than just Bergström. Varberg are also surprisingly high up the charts, especially in the category shots in the box where they registered 13 this game and have taken 43 all season, the second highest tally ahead of Malmö (40), Norrköping (36), and Djurgården (35). Highest of all are none other than Mjällby with 45 shots in the box in 4 games.

As always, be sure to check out @BitacoraFantasy on Twitter who continues to contribute to the community with his articles on players to watch

Scout Picks

The Scout Picks selection is 11 players hand-picked as the best options for the week, with no more than 3 players from one team and within a 83.5m budget. The picks for Gameweek 4 are:

Malkolm Nilsson Säfqvist (4.6m)

Aslak Fonn Witry (8.3m), Johan Larsson (8.0m), Simon Strand (5.5m), Joel Nilsson (5.4m)

Tobias Sana (8.5m), Anders Christiansen (12.2m), Edward Chilufya (7.1m), Nicklas Bärkroth (7.2m)

Antonio Colak (9.6m), Marokhy Ndione (5.4m)

The Captain Pick this week is Aslak Fonn Witry.

The full article on our Scout Picks for GW5 in Allsvenskan Fantasy can be found here.

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30 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Mullered in Maenam
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Great thanks Petter, Witry for C for me too. Off to a slow start, WC is beckoning.

  2. General Nuisance
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Sensible picks. Mjallby need indeed to find a way to deliver on the stats.
    I am surprised by recent transfer trends given the attacking stats posted here above.

    1. Gerardo7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Indeed. I sold Lofquist and kinda regrets it tbh. But Bärk will deliver hopefully!

    2. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 5 Years
      1 month, 15 days ago

      Fantasy managers are in general, rightly or wrongly, mostly basing their transfers on points already scored rather than underlyings. It opened my eyes a bit as well to see these numbers but atm both Varberg and Mjällby need to up their efficiency to provide us with some proper alternatives!

  3. Gerardo7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 15 days ago

    Very aggressive team that one. Love the double up on Djurgarden mids. I can see some hauls there. Thanks!

  4. Eytexi
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    1FT: Jallow & Haksabanovic to Strand & AC (-4). Had the premium-midfield switch pencilled in for a couple GWs now and, despite Haksabanovic performing in GW4, I got it done early. Had I waited a little, I may have preferred a Djurgarden midfielder & a switch to AC for DGW7. Having no Hammarby & Djurgarden attacking cover is my main concern over the next 2, although I may move for either next GW. Jallow to Strand I did later in the week for a perhaps questionable hit. I've been impressed by both so far this season - Jallow, similalrly to Chilufya when I sold him last week, goes straight back on the watchlist. GBG just haven't cut it for me defensively so far, especially over GW3 & GW4. I reckon, with DGW7 looming for Strand, this move pays off over the next 3. Could backfire, though.

    GW4: Nilsson Säfqvist, (Påhlsson);
    Nilsson (K), Witry (V), J.Larsson, Knudsen, Strand;
    Löfquist, AC, Sana, (Kpozo, Carlén);
    Colak, Adegbenro, (Vilhelmsson).

    A round rank of 42nd, and a solid 89-pointer, in GW4 takes me to 81st OR. Nilsson takes the armband for GW5 to make it 5 different captains over the first 5 gameweeks. Admittedly Witry is the obvious choice this week for the armband, but Nilsson did enough vs. Degerfors to convince me he can outscore him. Despite returning a solid 11-points in GW4, I think he has more in his locker, especially goals. ÖFK have looked poor at both ends, the 5-0W vs. ÖSK aside, so I'd back Nilsson for a CS as well (at least as much as I do Witry vs. Degerfors). Good luck all!

    1. Meltens
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      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Great start to the season for you! 🙂 Good luck, Nilsson looks very nice and I regret not being patient with him.

  5. TAT
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    After a bad start to the season, I finally got a green arrow last GW. Still not sure if this team is good enough going forward, so I’m left with playing the WC early, or consider taking hits.

    Team value is only 99.2 (with 0.5 in the bank), which is a disadvantage when making transfers. Heintz need to go, but for who? Bärkroth? kpozo? Löfquist? I’m also short on Malmö assets…

    Jansson
    Witry - Knudsen - Nilsson - Jallow
    Haksabanovic - Sana - Ludwigson - Heintz
    Edvardsen - Turgott
    (Gal - Silverholt - Olsson - Hellborg)

    1. Eytexi
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Heintz out probably wouldn't be my priority given his next 2 fixtures - I'd be more concerned about the lack of MFF & IFE given their fixtures and upcoming DGW7.

      That said, if I was selling Heintz it would be for Bäkroth (or Amoo). I own both Löfquist & Kpozo, yet still prefer Bäkroth of the three you mentioned.

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes, Heintz does have decent fixtures, but his run of 2's and one 3-pointer makes me want to look elsewhere. It can't stretch to any Malmö assets the way my team is set up right now – if not dropping Haksabanovic.

        I'm also tempted to do Edvardsen to Ndione, in order to get more Elfsborg cover.

    2. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      I still like Chilufya a lot and of the two Djurgården mids I think he's the most threatening despite not converting yet so that's where I'd go.

      1. TAT
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Had Chilufya from the start of the season, but transferred him out for Ludwigson last GW. Could be tempted to bring him back if he starts delivering points!

        1. Meltens
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          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Ah okay yeah Ludwigson has good fixtures coming up but so do Djurgården. I'd be tempted if getting rid of Heintz as there are few others in that category that have impressed.

          1. TAT
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Indeed, there are several options that looks moe tempting than Heintz at the moment. What I could do for this GW, is take a -4 for Heintz and Edvardsen to Ndione and Bäkroth.

    3. TAT
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Damn! Got distracted before the deadline, and didn't get the chance to make any transfers!

  6. SUNFLOWER
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Armband also on Witry for me. Just the one transfer this week, Chilufya to Bäkroth. Jallow to Strand may be on the cards soon for the double gameweek. Good luck everyone!

  7. Allsvenskan GW6 Scout Picks and captains
    Meltens
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    No roundup this week I'm afraid but Scout Picks are here:
    https://twitter.com/AllsvFantasy/status/1392415517764423683?s=20

    How are you tackling this midweek GW with the double just around the corner? Who will captain your side?

    1. Mullered in Maenam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Hi Petter

      Taking a -4 hit, Alm and Turgott out and in come two of your recommendations, Khalili and Adegbenro. They will be VC and Captain respectively. I'll likely take a hit again next gameweek for the double. Playing it one week at a time as my previous strategy of careful consideration wasn't getting me anywhere. Time to get a bit more aggressive over the coming few gameweeks and so how that works!

      Good luck.

      1. Meltens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        A weird day for Khalili and Selmani where they managed to dodge all goals (Khalili 59 min sub not so great) but hopefully Adegbenro can still repay the faith 🙂

    2. TallestJohn
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Happy enough with my starting XI bar my Varberg GK pairing so will probably roll the transfer. Selmani (K) here too, heavily involved in that last game and surely the narrative dictates that he has to score against his old club.

      Got a jammy Almebäck clean sheet after Käck's unexpected absence at the weekend but still nervous going without Witry.

      1. Meltens
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        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Really sad to see that Selmani’s last game for my side for quite some time was such a disappointment. Varberg were good on the day, they tend to rattle Hammarby more than they should imo. Joakim Persson is a good manager though, he makes a lot more out of the sum of their parts.

    3. General Nuisance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I hope I will be able to follow through with my indended captain pick. I probably will.

      Good picks, btw.

    4. FC Jammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Rolled the transfer and looking at a Malmö treble up for the double as I’m sure many are. Witry captain for me, even after Djurgården conceding two late goals to Degerfors blew that GW5 captaincy right out of the water.

      1. Meltens
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Nice going with the Witry cap, should have went there myself but the Degerfors game spooked me haha. He’s better at home though so might get the bid for me more regularly at Tele2

        1. FC Jammer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Thanks, and thanks for the great info!

    5. SUNFLOWER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Just realised it's a midweek deadline, but fortunately I made my transfers on Monday. Used both my free transfers to go from Turgott and Ludwigson to Adegbenro and Khalili. I needed a route into the Norrköping attack and I'm still left with two Hammarby attackers so hopefully it should balance out. Armband on Adegbenro for me this round. Good luck everyone!

  8. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Started paying attention, getting in the mindset of planning/using transfers, swapping Captain and caring about this fantasy season after round rank 13 in gw 4 and now the 2nd week after that temporary success I somehow managed to miss the deadline. Interest took a nosedive straight away.
    Giving me flashbacks from last season when in top 10 OR I forgot to hit the intended chip and subsequently forgot 2 more deadlines straight after the chip debacle.throwing me into a state where I just ragequit

    1. Meltens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Now is not the time to give up, the double is next GW! 🙂 surely one or two transfers will set you up nicely and get you back in it - then it’s just GW8 and a long summer break after that.

    2. General Nuisance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dude, there are swings and roundabouts. You can make up for lost ground in the coming double game week. Good luck!