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FPL 2023-24 – Gameweek 5 Round-Up

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It was another goal-laden weekend of Premier League action with only five teams managing to keep a clean sheet in Gameweek 5. In total, we saw 24 goals scored and four clubs racking up three goals in their respective fixtures. We pick out some of the key developments from an FPL stand-point.

Liverpool’s excellent start to the Premier League season continued, as did the form of Mohamed Salah (£12.5m). Two assists for the Egyptian saw him accrue 10 fantasy points, his first double-figure haul of the campaign as the Reds triumphed 1-3 away at Wolves. Andrew Robertson (£6.5m) was on the scoresheet for the first time this season, the full-back giving a reminder to FPL managers of his attacking credentials.

Aston Villa bounced back after their loss away at Liverpool prior to the international break, beating Crystal Palace 3-1. After falling behind through Odsonne Edouard (£5.6m), who netted his fourth Premier League goal of the season, Villa struck back with a late show. Leon Bailey (£5.5m) equalised, before a Douglas Luiz(£5.4m) penalty won by Ollie Watkins (£7.9m) deep into second half stoppage time saw them lead. Jhon Duran (£5.0m) then sealed victory with a cracking goal.

Many suspected Brighton would be afforded success against Man Utd at Old Trafford and so it proved. The Seagulls also ended up 1-3 winners, the previously popular FPL asset Joao Pedro (£5.4m) on the scoresheet alongside former United forward Danny Welbeck (£5.8m). Right-back Tariq Lamptey (£3.9m) recorded two assists.

Julian Alvarez (£6.8m) continued his excellent recent attacking form for Man City with two assists as Pep Guardiola’s side came from behind to defeat West Ham by three goals to one. Erling Haaland (£14.1m) made it five goals across his last three league matches, whilst James Ward-Prowse (£6.1m) has still yet to go a game without an attacking return for West Ham after opening the scoring at London Stadium.

Fulham and Newcastle picked up one-goal victories against Luton and Brentford respectively. Spurs meanwhile, came from behind in second-half injury to win and stun Sheffield Utd. Although neither James Maddison (£7.9m) or Heung-Min Son (£9.1m) were among the attacking returns.

The only goalless draw of Gameweek 5 was contested at the Vitality Stadium as Bournemouth and Chelsea could not be separated. Frustratingly for FPL managers, popular defender Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) was benched, only to come on as a substitute and pick up a yellow card. Speaking of bookings, forward Nicolas Jackson(£7.0m) talked himself into a fourth yellow card in five gameweeks, with one more meaning a one-match suspension.

Everton put up a good fight, but couldn’t keep Arsenal out at Goodison Park, the Gunners triumphing by a goal to nil, Bukayo Saka (£8.7m) setting up Leandro Trossard (£6.6m). The Monday night fixture was contested by Nottingham Forest and Burnley. Low-priced goalkeeper Matt Turner (£4.0m) saw his clean sheet wiped out by Zeki Amdouni (£5.4m), but Steve Cooper’s side equalised through Callum Hudson-Odoi (£4.9m). Forward Taiwo Awoniyi (£6.6m) assisted the goal, his ninth consecutive league game in which he has gained either a goal or an assist.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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