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FPL: 5 Players To Consider For Gameweek 5


FPL: 5 Players To Consider For Gameweek 5

On Saturday, we will be five weeks into the Fantasy Premier League season. Choosing who to transfer into your side is always a much more difficult task than it seems, therefore, here are five players you should consider for the upcoming gameweek.

5. Taiwo Awoniyi – 6.6M, 5.5% Ownership

Nottingham Forest have been nothing short of impressive throughout the opening four games of the season, where they have picked up six points with victories over Sheffield United and Chelsea. Despite winning twice, some of their best moments have occurred during their defeats to Arsenal and Manchester United, which somewhat makes Awoniyi fixture proof.

The Nigeran centre forward has been phenomenal over the last six months, with his form from the end of last season, continuing into this one. At only 6.6 million, you are getting a forward that has scored three goals and grabbed an assist in just 253 minutes this season and is yet to blank in a game. Furthermore, he has a very impressive XG of 0.82 per ninety minutes which highlights the fact that Forest are creating chances for the 26-year-old and when he does get an opportunity, he is usually clinical with an overperformance of XG. Awoniyi faces Burnley at home on Monday evening, which is a great fixture to continue his momentum.

The Clarets have played a game less than every other team apart from Luton, yet they have conceded the most goals in the Premier League so far. Their average goals conceded is 3.67 and although they have played three top teams, Awoniyi will be confident that he can cause havoc and get amongst the goals.

4. Malo Gusto – 4.2M, 12.9% Ownership

If you are on the lookout for a budget, starting defender, then Malo Gusto is your man. For what he offers, he is an absolute bargain. With the news that Reece James could be sidelined for up to another three/four weeks, now is the perfect time to board the Gusto train.

The 20-year-old full back has been deployed in a right wing back role since James’ injury and he has showcased why he is an incredible differential. The French defender has started the last three matches but it was in gameweek three where he excelled, earning 14 points by registering two assists and keeping a clean sheet in the 3-0 win versus Luton. His attacking numbers per game are also fantastic, almost matching the most expensive defender in FPL, Trent Alexander-Arnold, for expected assists per ninety (0.2 for Gusto and 0.22 for Trent).

This weekend, he faces Bournemouth away who failed to score in their most recent home game versus Spurs. The Cherries are struggling defensively and have the fourth highest expected goals against in the league, which gives Gusto a great opportunity to add to his assists tally and potentially score his first Chelsea goal. Additionally, Bournemouth average 1 goal per game this season, increasing the Chelsea defender’s point potential.

3. Carlton Morris – 5.5M, 1.7% Ownership

It seems to be the gameweek of the cheap alternatives, as the next player to consider is Luton Town’s, Carlton Morris. I expect the Hatter’s captain to rise in price over the next few weeks as he will feature in a double game week in the near future, therefore, getting him in now with two brilliant fixtures before that double gameweek looks like a smart move.

Despite Luton losing all three of their games this season, they have showed promise in attack and Carlton Morris is at the forefront of that. The 27-year-old has accumulated a goal and an assist in those three defeats, with his goal being a penalty against Brighton. The fact that Morris is on penalties makes him a much more valuable asset. In front of goal, Morris has been slightly inconsistent and has actually underperformed his XG, which can be seen as a positive as he continues to get in goal scoring positions.

Luton face Fulham away from home this weekend, who average a goals conceded per ninety of 2.5, the third worst record in the league. This indicates that Morris should get chances on Saturday, putting him a great position to pick up points. In addition, Fulham have conceded a penalty in their last three matches which favours the Luton striker.

2. Destiny Udogie – 4.7M, 15.1% Ownership

Under new boss and Premier League manager of the month, Ange Postecoglou, Spurs look like an extremely exciting side that embraces an attacking philosophy. This style suits Udogie down to a tee, as he is a young, all action, attacking fullback who has already shown plenty of desire to impact the game in the final third.

The Italian has picked up 22 points over the last three matches which is unbelievable for a 4.7 million defender. Clean sheet points are important when it comes to defenders, but Udogie has shown that even if his side are unable to prevent the opposition from scoring, he can score points by gaining attacking returns. In the last two games he has got an assist and the statistics also suggest that these returns are not going to be anomalies, as he averages the same number of XA as Trent.

This weekend, Tottenham face Sheffield United at home which is by far the best fixture for any club this gameweek. The Blades concede 1.75 goals per game and are yet to win a game thus far. Last gameweek, they drew 2-2 to Everton and if they provide Spurs with similar attacking scenarios, space, and chances, it is safe to presume they will concede a few goals. Furthermore, they are not the most convincing side in front of goal and a clean sheet is very achievable for Udogie.

1. Heung-Min Son – 9.1M, 12.9% Ownership

One of the most transferred players in FPL this week is Spurs’ Heung-Min Son. Yes, choosing another player from Tottenham may be slightly boring, but his point potential is way to good to not feature at number one on this list.

In the first three fixtures, Son was being played as a wide left winger, however with Richarlison struggling for form up front, Son drifted into a striker role last time out and he certainly repaid his manager. The Spurs captain scored an impressive, much needed, Hatrick and he will be looking to take that momentum into this weekend’s tie. Son as a central striker makes him a far better FPL option.

As already mentioned, Sheffield United are weak defensively and Spurs should be able to create plenty of chances. Son’s high expected minutes will benefit owners in this scenario and the attacker will not play in a much better fixture from an FPL perspective all season.