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The Complete Guide to FPL Gameweek 5: Tips, captains, team news and best players


What to do with the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£8.1m) and the suspended Michail Antonio (£7.9m) has been a hot topic among Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers this week.

Calvert-Lewin could be missing until after the October international break, while Antonio will sit out Gameweek 5 after his dismissal last weekend.

Leeds United’s favourable fixture swing and the ongoing Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.6m) v Romelu Lukaku (£11.6m) debate have also been on the FPL agenda in the run-up to Friday’s deadline.

You’ll find plenty of advice on these sources of discussion, along with the usual help with armband conundrums and transfer dilemmas, below.

There’ll also be team reveals, Members articles and videos in this comprehensive guide to the upcoming Gameweek.

WHO ARE THE BEST FPL PLAYERS TO OWN FOR GAMEWEEK 5?

WHO IS THE BEST CAPTAIN FOR GAMEWEEK 5?

Our captain poll is also now live for Gameweek 5 – cast your vote on the sidebar of our home page.

GAMEWEEK 5 TEAM AND INJURY NEWS

For more information, check out our Predicted Line-ups page and Injuries and Bans feed.

GAMEWEEK 5 TEAM REVEALS

BEST FPL STRATEGY AND EXPERT TIPS FOR GAMEWEEK 5 AND BEYOND

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Wilson injury latest as Ronaldo and Lukaku haul

1,277 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Nespinha
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Sanchez (Gunn)
    TAA, Digne, Cancelo, White (Livramento)
    Salah, Raphinha, Benrahma, Gray, Buendia
    Ronaldo, (António, Perica)

    A) Buendia --- Torres/Grealish
    B) Digne --- Coady (save for Lukaku)
    C) Buendia --- Gallagher (save for Lukaku)
    D) Save transfe

    1. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      When you say save for Lukaku your plan is to upgrade Antonio?

      1. Nespinha
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        yes

        downgrade buendia and digne to fund antonio to lukaku
        or play 343 (also an option)

        1. Our Tiny Servant
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Have you made the decision Ronaldo is a keeper all season then?

          Because Ronaldo to Lukaku in GW 7 is viable and you don't have to make sacrifices elsewhere.

          1. Nespinha
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            I'm evaluating him until GW7.
            Options are to save transfers and money until I make the decision to spread funds or get Lukaku and Ronaldo.

            1. Our Tiny Servant
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 3 days ago

              pick a captain and save

  2. Pacer.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    PLAY UP POMPEY

    1. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Close! But no cigar...

  3. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Mo or CR7

    Make my decision right now

    1. Johnny 8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mo

    2. Dthinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      mo

    3. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Sanchez

    4. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mo

    5. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Same dilemma, thinking Mo but with no real reason or confidence

      1. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        The reason is Liverpool are the most attacking side in the prem!

      2. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        This

    6. MikeS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Cr7.. co Vince me otherwise. What so many going mo?!

    7. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Mo easy

    8. JohnnyRev7
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Mo (c) Ronaldo (vc) - Don't overthink it.

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

    Last-minute WC draft:

    Sanchez
    TAA Ayling White
    Bruno Salah ESR Sarr
    CR7 Pukki Jimmy

    Steele Gilmour Duffy Williams

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

      I'd ditch Bruno and Pukki for Lukaku and a mid personally

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

        I'm pretty sure I only want one of Ronaldo/Lukaku

  5. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Have a feeling Traore will run riot (probably not score though haha) just bought him in for Benrahma

    1. Threat Level Midnight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      You'll be in tears, should've bought Sarr

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        50/50

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Due.

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

      Got a good feeling about Traore this week.

  6. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Transfer in Jimenez or Bamford for DCL?

    Already have Raphinha

    1. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I went Bamford, Raphinha, Traore

  7. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Ramsdale
    Trent James Dias -
    Salah Raph Gray -
    Ronaldo Lukaku

    Steele Sissoko Livra Scarlett

    A) Marcal, Sarr
    B) Semedo, Gallagher

    1. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

  8. Thomas Magnum
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Thanks all for help so far, last question I hope, best option?
    A) Webster > Semedo -4
    B) bench Webster, play Gilmour and bring in Semedo or someone up to 5.0 for free next week

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

      Credible?

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Has a decent following, so unlikely to mislead them with the insider text screenshots?

        1. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I mean, anyone could get 2000 followers if you're based in India. That's actually abysmal. Their population is only 1.3 billion 😀

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      If true then this is great, especially with Klich coming in, I think they've missed him bringing the ball forward and breaking through midfield lines

    3. Thomas Magnum
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Geez that source

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        but...but... he has screenshots 😀

    4. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      3 hours ago the same guy posted a picture with Raphinha on crutches saying ‘rest up Raphinha’

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

        😆

    5. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      FPLtipsIndia, a very credible source!

      1. Ibralicious
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Exchanging DMs with Bamford sounds like a credible source

        1. DycheDycheBaby
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          I can't tell if you're being serious lol 😀

      2. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I simply won't believe it unless I get confirmation from @FPL_PublicSectorChitFund or @FPLHoldtheMayo

        1. Ibralicious
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Shii I mean he was right, so at this point, he seems to be twice as reliable as you innit?

          1. Ibralicious
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            (Sarcasm intended) Your team news is always spot on 😀

    6. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Watch him get another marvelous 2 points for us.

    7. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Reputable source..

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Fair play to the lad

  9. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Final one: Sarr or Raphinha please (WC GW7)?

    1. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Raph

    2. Hot Toddy
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Watford are shite

      1. Carlton P
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        But Sarr isn’t

      2. AnfieldLad
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I needed to hear this. Think you’ve helped my decision

    3. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Raph

    4. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Great stuff, thanks folks!

    5. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Raph

  10. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Play one:

    Omobamidele (WAT)
    Ayling (new)

    Thanks

    1. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      O

  11. Jontharon
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Start Raya vs wolves or Sanchez vs leicester?

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on Lukaku (C) ?

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Am on it

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      I'm doing it, thought about it all week but decided I'll just go for it, Spurs could be missing loads, Chelsea in great form and have Kante back. Salah still the standout option of course but I think SLR all have their merits as captain this week

  13. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Alonso or James on WC?

    1. built_this_city
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Jim bob

  14. OptimusBlack
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Who to play this week

    A. Williams
    B. Allan
    C. Livra

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

      That order.

    2. Weak Become Heros
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

    3. AnfieldLad
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

    4. OptimusBlack
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Cheers

  15. Bruno Commando
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Posted in the last article..

    I am able to avoid using my WC in GW7 and save it for the next fixture swing if I replace existing players with those that are of the same value (or +0.1). Which option is the best?

    A) Tsimikas -> Williams
    B) Obafemi -> Dennis and use WC in GW7
    C) Tsimikas -> Semedo and use WC in GW7

    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw Ayling White
    Salah Greenwood Raph Traore Benny
    CR7

    Steele Tsimikas Obafemi Antonio

  16. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Which option do you prefer?

    A Rudiger Gray
    B R.James Docoure

    Thanks!

    1. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

  17. Abra Dubravka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    On WC:
    A) Marcal
    B) Semedo?

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    3. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B. He’s worth it and could be in your squad right up until gw15

  18. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Captain
    A. Salah
    B. Bamford
    C. Raphinha

    1. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

    2. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      A

    3. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

  19. Werner Bros
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC team any changes?

    Sanchez
    TAA Cancelo Semedo White
    Salah Torres Greenwood Gray
    Lukaku Bamford

    Steele Livra McArthur *Antonio*

    1. ballsy_b
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Very solid..
      Maybe Ramsdale
      For Sanchez?
      Can you get Jota
      In for torres?

      1. Werner Bros
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Is Ramsdale their permanent #1 now?

        Would have to make funds elsewhere for Jota but think I prefer Torres for now anyways as long as he keeps starting up top for City

  20. Carlton P
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Tough but A

  21. AnfieldLad
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Final decision to make

    Mahrez ->

    A) Sarr
    B) Greenwood

    1. Heisenberg W. W.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      B

    2. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Greenwood

  22. Heisenberg W. W.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Sanchez (4m)
    TTA-Digne-Shaw(Tsi-Manquillo)
    Salah-Benrama-Traore-Bruno(Gilmour)
    Toney-DCL-Antonio

    1. DCL to Bamford
    2. DCL+Guilmour to Bamford and Gray (-4)
    3. Bruno+DCL to Gray and Ronaldo (-4)
    4. Bruno+DCL to Raphina and Ronaldo (-4)

    1. Werner Bros
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      1

  23. Threat Level Midnight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Egyptian fraud (C)

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Nathan Redmond in sandals

      1. Threat Level Midnight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        I LOLed

  24. Junks
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 3 days ago

    1FT 0.2ITB
    Sanchez
    TAA Shaw White Pereira
    Salah(c) Raph Greenwood Dele
    Toney Ronaldo

    Steele / Gilmour / TSI / Ant

    Dele to Saka and GTG is enough right??

  25. james 101
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Bottomed…

    A. Williams (Watford home).

    B. Allan (Villa away)

  26. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    On WC keep or sell Torres?

    1. james 101
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Sell

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

        Wou, tought that keeping is obvious.

    2. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Sell

  27. FPLMarc88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Was on Rudiger all along but wondering if James is worth the risk?

    1. Carlton P
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      He is

    2. DycheDycheBaby
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Andy says Rudiger but almost everyone here is saying James. I also think James is worth the risk. Just ensure you got someone decent enough on the bench!

  28. Jdpz
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Play Reguilon or Ayling?

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Ayl

  29. ManUtdFan977
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Benrahma to Gray or sarr