FPL Focus: Gameweek 5 and 6

Welcome back to our FPL Focus article, where we discuss everything FPL based. In this article, we will cover off tips of all sorts for the next two weeks ahead, review how our previous weeks and start of the season tips have played out and explore who is doing well in our Focus league.

In the very first article, we pinpointed 3 main men for the coming season, whilst this is not a short stay tip, more for the duration of the season or until at least January, it is good to check up on how they have been currently performing each week;

Aubameyang

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Upcoming matches – Newcastle (A), Everton (H).

Having been a slow starter, Aubameyang has now kicked on with some valuable points, picking up 10 points in his last two games. This could have easily been more with a goal having been awarded to him but then taken away. Aubameyang should really kick on now Arsenal are finding a bit of fluidity up top.

His next two figures are not easy on the eye, but there’s potential for a goal in each of those matches, with 6 favourable fixtures until they face Liverpool on 3rd November, Aubameyang is still a great choice.

Bernado Silva

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Upcoming Fixtures – Fulham (H), Cardiff (A).

Whilst Bernado has only picked up 3 points in his last two gameweeks, he is one of the only players who can be seen as a mainstay in the city line up (he has started 3 out of 4 of his fixtures this season).

As I keep drumming on, Bernado is a steal at his price. Also with Fulham travelling to the Etihad (gulp) and then City travelling to south Wales, there’s so much potential for points there.

Andros Townsend

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Upcoming Fixtures – Huddersfield (A), Newcastle (H).

Bang average, that’s how Townsend has scored so far in FPL terms. But his performances have been promising, with some easy fixtures coming up, he really should start to pick up points soon.

Last Article’s Captain Choices

Gameweek 3 – Aubameyang/Firmino (another Liverpool player).

Aubameyang – 2 points (4 if captained). Average return for a good performance.
Firmino – 5 points (10 if captained). Fairly good return for a captaincy choice, coming into form now this season.

Gameweek 3 – Richarlison/Hazard.

Richarlison – N/A suspension.
Hazard – 11 points (22 if captained). Brilliant return this week from Hazard who is finally starting to play 90-minute matches.

Bargain Buys

We will now look at how our ‘bargain buys’ section of players that we had chosen at the start of the season and see how they are performing, these will not necessarily be the highest scorers, but great squad fillers who have the capability to step up for a low value.

Joe Gomez

Price – £5 million
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Upcoming Fixtures – Spurs (A), Southampton (H).

3 clean sheets in 4 matches and starting for England in the international break, great start of the season for the young man.

Lewis Cook

Price – £5 million (dropped to £4.9 million)
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Upcoming Fixtures – Leicester (H), Burnley (A).

Not currently starting games, I would think about getting rid, but at his value, he is worth keeping as a bench player.

Cenk Tosun

Price – £7 million
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Upcoming Fixtures – West Ham (H), Arsenal (A).

Picked up a reasonable amount of points in the last couple of weeks, tricky fixtures in the next two weeks.

Josh King

Price – £6.5 million (dropped to £6.4 million)
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Upcoming Fixtures – Leicester (H), Burnley (A).

11 points in his last two matches, finally picking up some points from his great pre-season form.

Looking Ahead to the Next Two Weeks

Who to transfer in?

In the last article I had tipped Yerry Mina as one of my two players to bring in, the day after publishing the article he was ruled out for more games, so let’s hope to not call any of those again this week!

Eden Hazard – You really should be thinking of transferring in Eden Hazard about now, he is starting matches finally after the World Cup and shows no sign of slowing up on his performances either.

Hazard has picked up 19 points in his last two matches and with Cardiff and West Ham his next two fixtures, I really see no reason why he can not continue his hot form.

Joe Gomez – I will not say much here, as had you read the previous articles (and even this one!) you’d know how much of a steal Joe is. Get him in your team!

Who to captain?

Gameweek 5 – Eden Hazard.

Picking just the one player this time, I sound like a broken record the amount I’m repeating his name. But I can’t look towards any other player with Hazard about to face a poor Cardiff City side at home. Expect goals!

Gameweek 6 – Bernado Silva / Manchester City player.

Cardiff away for Manchester City, whichever City player you have you should captain. The kind of game that Pep’s side really should look to score a few.

Which teams have the easiest fixtures in the coming month?

Manchester City – Fulham (H), Cardiff (A), Brighton (H), Liverpool (A).
Now really is a time to invest in some Manchester City players.

Arsenal – Newcastle (A), Everton (H), Watford (H), Fulham (A).
Slightly trickier than Manchester City, but get your Arsenal forward players in!

Crystal Palace – Huddersfield (A), Newcastle (H), Bournemouth (A), Wolves (H).
Some bargains to be had in Hodgson’s team here, in what could be a very good spell for their side.

Fulham Focus League

Leaders

1 – Kelvin Hazenberg 314 points.
Kelvin has Alonso, the highest points scorer of any player so far, Hazard, Mane and Aguero. Great choices of players to pick from the pricey players.

2 – Charlie Bourke 297 points.
Seri and Mitrovic doing the business lately for Charlie, as well as captaining Hazard last week. Great Mendy inclusion also.

3 – Paul Camp 296 points.
Robertson, Aguero and Moura are 3 of the players who have helped Paul score highly so far.

Remember, there are 34 gameweeks left, there’s still so much left to play for!

Important Tip

Do NOT jump into anything hastily, keep your Wildcard (unless you have an injury crisis or are really behind the leaders), save your triple captain for a double gameweek AND try and keep your bench boost for a week where all of your players will start and play against appealing opposition. Trust me, there will be one week which sticks out above the rest and you’ll be gutted if you shoot too early.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to writing the fourth article in 2 weeks time! – @lukealele.

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