FPL GW05 Review
At the start of the season, we were all looking at Allan Saint Maximin (FWD | 6.7), who had been reclassified as a forward, and just wondered how he had ended up as he was.
One of my favourite players in previous seasons in real life, he had filled in at times for the injury prone Callum Wilson (FWD | 7.4), but he was always a winger.
His 27 points say differently.
Newcastle certainly haven’t started the season, but Saint Maximin has been the creative hub we know him to be, and with a lack of budget forward options, he could be the one to fill the gap.
Around the grounds
Leeds continues their stuttering start to the new season with a 1:1 draw away to Newcastle. With Jack Harrison out with Covid, Daniel James started, and should start the next few as a cut price asset.
Brentford dominated Wolves, with Ivan Toney running the show in a 2:0 win at Molineux. Despite the Bees’ next 4 fixtures not looking easy on the eye, there is attacking potential beyond those.
Arsenal scraped past Burnley thanks to an Ødegaard free kick. The Norwegian should be on all direct free kicks, and offers potential at £5.5m.
Injury problems didn’t stop Liverpool winning 3:0 against Crystal Palace, with Tsimikas and Milner starting in the full back positions. Mane and Salah carried on their hot form, whilst Jota struggled.
Livramento impressed me again for Southampton in a 0:0 draw against Man City. Word has it that Livramento could be deployed as a winger, so as a budget price defender, how can you ignore him.
A 3:1 win over Norwich puts Ismaila Sarr into the spotlight. The joint highest scoring player with 15 points. Two nice goals and a high xG proves that he can be the type of consistent player Watford need.
Everton uncharacteristically let three in against Villa. Leon Bailey came off the bench and returned twice in a 20 minute cameo. If fit, he should be an option to give thought.
Brighton flew into the top 4 with a 2:1 win at Leicester. Maupay and Welbeck seem to be finishing their chances, albeit Maupay from the penalty spot, and Trossard the creative hub.
It took a last minute penalty save to guarantee the three points for United. Ronaldo doing what Ronaldo does best, and proving that at his premium price he is worth every penny.
Chelsea’s defenders stole the show against Spurs. Alonso, who managed an assist and clean sheet, personally stole the show from an FPL perspective and cannot be dropped.
My team review
I can’t complain about this gameweek. A 4th captain return in 5 gameweeks helped things out, with a goal, assist and two bonus from Salah, whilst, Toney, Sarr and Tsimikas kept me happy. Trent getting sick didn’t help, along with the Vardy Party, but my one week gamble on Doucoure, along with my defence, told me all I needed to know.
A green arrow to 110k, and a fresh start.
Martin Ødegaard makes it onto the watchlist this week. His set piece abilities, combined with a potential managerial change that has been rumoured, put this man high up on the transfer ticker.
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