What have we learned from GW5? That Liverpool is definitely back to their regular state when they will basically concede against anyone. That’s just for instance. Spurs struggled at Wembley again. Aguero still got it. Oh, and Uncle Woy skipped his honeymoon at Crystal Palace.
Everton really had dreadful schedule at the start of the season. However, after spending that much money in the summer, for a team that some pundits said (unrealistically, I must say) may be contender to their city rival to have only 4 points which is half of what Liverpool (that plays like shit) have just cannot be justified. Ronald Koeman is really under pressure and he may very well soon follow his countryman de Boer back home.
On the other hand, Newcastle managed to get the most of their schedule after two losses at the start, and now have 9 point which is somewhat unexpected.
Anyway, since we already seen 5 gameweeks get past us, it is actually a time to speak about the worst possible team you may choose in FPL. So, here’s the worst possible eleven you may had in your squads during the first 5 gameweeks.
Does this team surprises you? Anyway, as I said before, we use slightly different point system, in order to actually find out who were the worst players out of ones that actually play regularly.
Mat Ryan actually did record one clean sheet. However, comparing to Wayne Hennessey he only scored one point on saves, and even if we exclude bonus points (which we actually do here), Hennessey is currently having a better season than Ryan. I would like to point out, however, that Goalkeeper have much more points than other players in this team.
It is not strange that we currently have two Bournemouth’s defenders in the squad (Adm Smith & Ake) since they conceded in every game this season. Joel Ward is actually living up to his standards, as he is back where he was last season – in the worst possible team to choose. We may argue that Ashley Williams is a good defender, but currently his team is playing really bad and conceding a lot of goals, therefore he is at the moment where he belongs.
One of the most amazing stories since the season has stared is the one that says that Leicester City is going to award (??!!) Demirai Gray with a new contract! I might be missing something here, but based on his games in Leicester, Gray can be extremely happy that he came to Leicester in January of 2016 and was able to win Premier league. Jason Puncheon is representing Palace’s great midfield, while we may say something similar for Tom Davies of Everton – two guys that were (un)lucky to have the least points between their teammates. Ward-Prowse is probably lucky he even started against Swansea in the opening gameweek, as that was the only time he earned more than 1 point.
Christian Benteke played 90 minutes in all of the opening 5 weeks, and he only managed to get booked 3 times! Diafra Sakho on the other hand came of the bench in all five games, and even though the got one assist, he was reduced to only 8 minutes in each of the last two games.
In Gameweek 5 solely, top 3 per positions looks like this:
- Gomes – 0 pts – 4 saves, 6 goals conceded
- Ryan – 1 pt – 2 saves, 2 goals conceded
- Pickford – 1 pt – 3 saves, 4 goals conceded
- Holebas – -2 pts – 1 yellow card, 6 goals conceded
- Mariappa – -1 pt – 6 goals conceded
- Janmaat – -1 pt – 6 goals conceded
- McClean – 0 pts – 14 minutes, 1 yellow card
- Elneny – 0 pts – 10 minutes, 1 yellow card
- Routladge – 0 pts – 5 minutes, 1 yellow card
- Okazaki – 0 pts – 21 minutes, yellow card
- Solanke – 1 pt – 12 minutes
- Quaner – 1 pt – 16 minutes
Top 5 worst choices in GW5:
It’s time for GW6 predictions, even though EFL Cup games are yet to be played at the time this article is written:
- West Ham – Tottenham: Well, Spurs are going away again! I think they got a bit unlucky against Swansea, and later in the game they were nervous. They should do better this time. And I really don’t have any confidence ine West Ham whatsoever. Davies should be back in starting eleven, so he may be the one Spurs were missing against Swansea. Really, just go all Spurs in this game.
- Burnley – Huddersfield: One to avoid they would say. Especially avoid defenders, I would say. If you are looking for a cheap attacking option, I won’t break any news with suggesting Chris Wood.
- Everton – Bournemouth: This could be a decisive game for Ronald Koeman. If he survives Sunderland in EFL Cup, actually. Bournemouth finally broke the duck and got some points. Defoe scored a goal just when everyone I know decided to transfer him out – as tradition demands. I can actually see Bournemouth getting Koeman sacked.
- Man City – Crystal Palace: It’s just a question who’ll play for City and who will score the goals. Choose your City forward based on who play in EFL Cup. Guardiola likes to rotate, and he actually has to with UCL game in his mind.
- Southampton – Man Utd: I don’t think we should expect Southampton to take something out of this game. And I don’t see United dropping points here.
- Stoke – Chelsea: Stoke cannot play Zouma against his parent club, while Shawcross will probably still be injured. It will be a tough one for Stoke against Chelsea who has just dropped points against Arsenal in last gameweek.
- Swansea – Watford: A game to avoid.
- Leicester – Liverpool: They will play a replay of their EFL cup game from midweek. Starting elevens will probably be completely different in this two games, but that means pretty much nothing for Liverpool defensively speaking. On the other hand, Leicester should have much more problems against Salah and Firmino.
- Brighton – Newcastle: Another great chance for Newcastle to increase their points tally. They must be over the moon at the moment after 0 points from opening two Gws. You may yet not be late for Lascelles
- Arsenal – West Brom: This may be interesting one. Not to watch of course, ‘cause no-one wants to watch this for Pete’s sake! I meant just to look up the score few hours later to see if Hegazy managed to score at Emirates.
Good luck managers!
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