World Cup Fantasy: GW5 picks

There are just eight games left in the 2018 FIFA World Cup as we reach the quarter-final stage, aka GW5 in the world of World Cup Fantasy.

A few points to note for this GW:

  • You are allowed to make 3 free transfers
  • You are allowed to have 5 players from the same country (up from 4)
  • The team budget is 105 million 

With that we have a team of picks <<Team value @103.0>>

There are also just two different calendar days over which GW5 will be played – choose a good spread of players who play on the first day and on the second day. Especially for GKs, make sure you pick a GK playing in day one and another playing in day 2.



  • ALISSON (BRA | 6.0) – Brazil is a good bet to go all the way so Alisson is a solid choice to have as a GK, having only conceded once in 4 games.
  • DANIJEL SUBASIC (CRO | 5.6) – Croatia is arguably on the easier side of the bracket and can be fancied.


  • ANDREAS GRANQVIST (SWE | 5.2) – Captain. Inspiration. Penalty taker. Granqvist is a must have at his price.
  • MIRANDA (BRA | 5.6) – Cheaper of the two Brazilian center-halves.
  • DEJAN LOVREN (CRO | 5.1) – Lovren has yet to score, but is known to be a threat at set-pieces going forward.
  • BENJAMIN PAVARD (FRA | 4.5) – Another top bargain player, highly expected to start after his performance against the Argentines
  • KIERAN TRIPPIER (ENG | 5.6) – Trippier was a constant threat going forward and is due an assist at the minimum.


  • PHILIPPE COUTINHO (BRA | 9.2) – The maestro of the Brazilian midfield; takes free-kicks for his nation and has already scored twice.
  • DENIS CHERYSHEV (BEL | 5.7) – Very good value at his price, even though Russia may continue to adopt a defensive approach.
  • JESSE LINGARD (ENG | 7.6) – Lingard came from nowhere to be one of England’s top performer in the tournament so far. Energetic and packs a good shot.
  • KEVIN DE BRUYNE (BEL | 9.9) – It’s a travesty that KDB only have had an assist thus far to his name. May be time for him to leave his mark in fantasy soon.
  • VIKTOR CLAESSON (SWE | 5.6) – Feels like shopping in IKEA but CLAESSON is another absolute Swedish bargain.


  • HARRY KANE (ENG | 11.2) – You cannot ignore the tournament’s top scorer who is his team’s regular spot-kick taker.
  • ARTEM DZYUBA (RUS | 8.1) – Dzyuba is also Russia’s spot-kick taker.
  • KYLIAN MBAPPE (FRA | 9.0) – This French youngster have the opportunity to steal the show at the World Cup.




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