Gameweek 5 of Fantasy Premier League saw leaders Liverpool’s big hitters all deliver healthy points totals, whilst early season stars Teemu Pukki and Tammy Abraham continued their fine recent form in front of goal.
Throughout the new season we will compile a weekly dream XI of the game’s biggest points getters, the player’s who score highest in each game week regardless of price.
Here is our Fantasy Premier League Team of the Week for GW5:
Goalkeeper: Lukasz Fabianski – West Ham – 10 points
The West Ham goalkeeper made it back-to-back clean sheets as a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa on Monday night secured a second successive shut-out. The Poland international was awarded three bonus points following his performance, which saw him make five points to earn a save bonus and an additional three bonus points.
Fabianski has taken matters into his own hands.
— Goal (@goal) September 16, 2019
Defender: Serge Aurier – Tottenham – 14 points
Making his first appearance of the season and first start since February, the Spurs right-back delivered with a fine performance in the club’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace. Aurier’s low cross was inadvertently turned into his own goal by Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt, before the Ivory Coast international registered his second assist with a deep cross to find Son Heung-Min.
A clean sheet and two bonus points took his tally to 14 points, making him the equal third-highest scoring player for Gameweek 5.
Defender: Toby Alderweireld – Tottenham – 10 points
Alongside Aurier in our defence is Tottenham teammate Alderweireld, who registered 10 points during their win over Crystal Palace. The Belgian provided the assist for the game’s opening goal, a long pass forward finding Son Heung-Min to fire home.
Alderweireld’s assist and clean shhet helped him earn an additional one bonus point, his score of 10 his first big score of the campaign after a quiet opening to the new FPL season.
Defender: Fikayo Tomori – Chelsea – 9 points
What a way to score your first goal for the club. The young defender has been handed his chance by Frank Lampard over the past two weeks, and responded by scoring a stunning opener at Molineux this weekend.
The 21-year-old curled a brilliant, first-time finish beyond Rui Patricio from all of 35-yards to break the deadlock, before also playing a hand in Chelsea’s second goal during the 5-2 win. Tomori’s performance saw him earn two bonus points to secure a tally of nine for Gameweek 5, and at just £4.5m could prove a bargain buy in FPL.
Midfielder: Emiliano Buendia – Norwich – 11 points
The star of Norwich’s shock victory over the champions, the Argentine midfielder was inspired form as Daniel Farke’s side earned a 3-2 win over Manchester City at Carrow Road.
Influential all over the pitch, an all-action performance from Buendia saw him earn three bonus points, whilst he provided two assists to finish with an impressive points haul of 11.
Midfielder: Moussa Djenepo – Southampton – 11 points
Plucked from Belgian side Standard Liege over the summer, Southampton look to have found a talent in the 21-year-old Mali winger. Djenepo scored a brilliant individual goal to earn victory at Sheffield United on Saturday, his second goal in three Premier League appearances since his £14m move.
Djenepo’s solo stunner earned him three bonus points in FPL, adding to his goal and midfielder clean sheet to give him a total of 11 for Gameweek 5.
Midfielder: Sadio Mane – Liverpool – 14 points
Mane’s double helped leaders Liverpool come from behind to maintain their perfect start to the new season, Jurgen Klopp’s side registering a 3-1 win over Newcastle at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime. It’s now four goals in his past four games for the Senegalese star, who is the second highest scoring midfielder in FPL so far.
Mane’s total of 40 was boosted by earning 14 FPL points this weekend, his brace helping him seal the additional three bonus points.
Midfielder: Son-Heung Min – Tottenham – 16 points
The highest scoring player in Gameweek 5, the Tottenham star returned to form with a brilliantly well taken double against Crystal Palace this weekend. Having missed the opening Gameweeks through suspension, the South Korean is owned by just 5% of managers at present, though that percentage is sure to rise following an electric display this weekend.
Son’s brace saw him earn three additional bonus points, adding to a midfielder clean sheet for a tally of 16. His performance has already seen his price rise to £9.6m, so move quickly if you want to add him to your squad.
Forward: Callum Wilson – Bournemouth – 13 points
Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson remains one of FPL’s most reliable mid-priced options, with a double against Everton this weekend earning him an additional three bonus points and a tally of 13.
Wilson is the only FPL player priced £11m or under to have failed to fire a blank in any of the opening five Gameweeks, having scored or assisted in every fixture so far. Remarkably, despite this run, his price has dropped to £7.8m, so he may well be worth considering for your FPL squad before he rises once more.
Forward: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal – 13 points
Another player who has scored or assisted in each Gameweek so far is Arsenal’s Aubameyang, who continues to justify his premium price tag with impressive points totals. The Gabon forward earned 13 points in Gameweek 5 after scoring twice at Watford, his first double figure haul of the campaign.
The 30-year-old is the fourth highest scoring forward in FPL so far, and with home fixtures against Aston Villa and Bournemouth to come in his next three Gameweeks, could be set to continue his point scoring streak.
Forward: Tammy Abraham – Chelsea – 14 points
The Chelsea forward simply can’t stop scoring at present, it’s now a barely believable seven in his past three games and the 21-year-old is oozing with confidence under Frank Lampard this season.
Abraham’s hat-trick at Wolves means it is now three consecutive FPL gameweeks with double digit scores, making a mockery of his ever-increasing £7.3m price tag.
An unfortunate own goal saw his tally take a hit of two points, though his 14 point haul moved him behind only Teemu Pukki, Sergio Aguero and Mohamed Salah in total points for the season so far.
Championship top scorers last season.
Pukki : 43 matches 29goals
Tammy Abraham: 37 matches 25 goals. "iTs jUSt cHAmpIoNshiP"
Tammy: 7goals in 5 matches
Pukki : 6 goals in 5 matches.
Maybe people can start respecting the championship? pic.twitter.com/uDauFBC7XL
— eskay (@PulisicSZNi) September 16, 2019
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