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Our picks for fantasy football gameweek five season 2020/21

Our picks for fantasy football gameweek five season 2020/21
Our picks for fantasy football gameweek five season 2020/21 October 16, 2020 October 15, 2020 David Nugent
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Unfortunately, the Premier League continued to be unpredictable in gameweek four, so our picks failed to deliver. However, we can only try and give you picks that look to be statistically inviting. Here are our four picks for gameweek five:

Tariq Lamptey (Brighton, £4.7m)

The former Chelsea youngster has already proven his worth in an attacking sense, marauding forward and producing three assists in just three and a half games. The full-back may not produce many clean sheet points, but clean sheets have been hard to come by for every team.

A full-back who produces attacking returns is worth their weight in gold in FPL. Therefore, the fact that Lamptey is just £4.7m adds to his attraction. The Seagulls face a trip to goal-shy Crystal Palace this weekend. Just a slight word of caution with Lamptey in that he is flagged up as an injury doubt. However, the youngster is expected to be fully fit to start for Graham Potter’s team.

Matheus Pereira (West Brom, £6m)

The midfielder played a key role while on loan with the Midlands club last season. He hasn’t performed badly since making his move to the Hawthorns badly either. The Brazilian winger has already contributed two goals and an assist for Slaven Bilic’s team.

This weekend Pereira and his teammates face a Burnley team who have rather uncharacteristically been leaking goals. The 24-year-old has been a lively presence for the Baggies and he has the bonus of taking many of his teams set-pieces. His free-kick goal at Everton illustrated his ability with a set-piece. At £6m, he looks to be a decent mid-range pick for gameweek five.

Heung Min-Son (Tottenham, £9.1m)

This selection seems like a no-brainer after the South Korean’s recent form. The former Hamburg forward (who is classed as a midfielder) has scored six times and produced an assist in his last two games and a half for Spurs. He is currently joint-top scorer in the Premier League, alongside Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

One factor that could help him haul this weekend at home against West Ham is that he did not go away on international duty like many Premier League players. West Ham may have improved of late, but Son has captaincy potential this weekend.

Callum Wilson (Newcastle, £6.5m)

The England international has been a very handy mid-price FPL asset in recent seasons. It seemed inevitable that he would leave Bournemouth once the Cherries dropped into the Championship. The 28-year-old has quickly set about proving his worth to his new team after a £20million switch to the north east club.

Wilson has already scored four times in as many Premier League appearances this season. With former Bournemouth partner in crime Ryan Fraser also at the club, Wilson could be a good player for any self-respecting FPL team. Newcastle host Manchester United this weekend, whose defence has not exactly covered themselves in glory this season. We can see Wilson adding to his goal tally.

Do you fancy Wilson to punish the Red Devils poor defence and fancy a bet? Well, check out our betting page for the bookmakers we recommend for your wager.

Will you have any of our gameweek five picks in your FPL team this weekend?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Nugent

David Nugent


David is a soccer fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.