taiwo awoniyi

The first international window of the season is now out of the way as Fantasy Premier League managers will have had ample time to go over their decisions and plan for the next steps. 

Those who have had a good start will hope to keep it going while the poor starters can hope for a revival in fortunes. There was an average of 72 points in game week 4 due to hat-tricks for the trio of Erling Haaland, Heung-Min Son and Evan Ferguson but that is unlikely to repeat itself soon. 

Hence, Fantasy managers will be keen to continue hauling points and the FootballCastle has all the tips to help you through game week 5. Remember to make all your transfers and changes before the deadline on Saturday, 16th September at 11:00 BST.


Bernd Leno (£4.6m) 

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The Fulham keeper has amassed a league-high six total save points and five bonus points in the first four matches despite keeping only one clean sheet. Leno offers multiple routes to points at home to Luton Town and looks very likely to keep a clean sheet in GW5.


Pedro Porro (£5.0m) 

Porro is yet to blank this season with an assist and two clean sheets in his three appearances. The Spaniard is owned by only 5.5 per cent of FPL managers ahead of a home encounter with Sheffield United and provides huge differential value in GW5.

Pervis Estupinan (£5.3m) 

The Brighton left-back has the most attacking returns of any defender with a goal and two assists in four games and he will be essential to unlocking the Manchester United defence in GW5.

Estupinan has registered 12 key passes already, proving he is a major influence on his team’s attack.

Lucas Digne (£4.5m) 

Digne has supplied five assists in his last four appearances in all competitions and has the momentum to keep it going against Crystal Palace. Indeed, a recent switch to wing-back will guarantee even more forward contributions which the Frenchman is well capable of. 

The Aston Villa man has created the most chances (10) so far for Villa but he is still owned by a mere 3.4 per cent of FPL managers. He has the potential to be an incredible differential given his price.


Bryan Mbeumo (£6.8m) 

The Cameroon international has hit four goals in the first four games and now tops the FPL midfield standings with 33 points.

Bryan Mbeumo

Mbeumo is also on penalties for Brentford and would find good fixtures against Everton, Nottingham Forest and Burnley over the next five GWs.

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) 

The Egyptian King has only blanked once in 14 games since Liverpool’s change in formation and he has an exciting run of games up until GW13 against Manchester City.

Salah has the pedigree and hunger to keep returning points and managers will be wise to have him as a differential captain after Haaland. 

Marcus Rashford (£8.9m)

Rashford has seen an upturn in form since returning to the left wing in GW3 by producing a goal and two assists in that time. 

Brighton visit Old Trafford having failed to keep a clean sheet so far and the English winger will be looking to punish their high defensive line. The presence of new striker Rasmus Hojlund should also give Rashford a platform to thrive with his trademark movement into goalscoring positions from the left flank. 

James Maddison (£7.8m) 

The playmaker has wasted little time settling in at Tottenham as he produced two goals, two assists and two clean sheets each. Maddison also leads the team for key passes, shots and shots on target and he’s primed to haul huge returns against Sheffield United.

The Spurs no.10 is also on set-pieces and could prove a GW5 captaincy differential. 

Raheem Sterling (£7.2m) 

Sterling remains Chelsea’s most secure attacking asset and Bournemouth away is a chance to haul against a side that is yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

The Cherries have conceded two goals per match and Chelsea’s number seven will be ready to go after missing out on England’s pair of fixtures in September. 

Heung-Min Son (£9.1m)

The South Korean rewarded his loyal owners with an emphatic hat-trick against Burnley in GW4 and it indeed offers a peek into what is to come in the centre-forward position. Hence, Son is now the most-bought player ahead of GW5.

Son Heung-Min

The Spurs captain will be relishing the central role in Ange Postecoglou’s team and his Golden Boot win in the 2021/22 season proves he can step up to the demands.


Erling Haaland (£14.1m) 

The Norwegian has a staggering 92 per cent ownership which justifies his massive price tag with that goalscoring ability still serving millions of FPL managers.

Haaland delivered three goals, an assist and 20 points against Fulham while he next visits West Ham where he scored twice for 13 points in the corresponding fixture last season. Only a few can dare not captain this fiendish goal scorer. 

Taiwo Awoniyi (£6.6m)

His goalscoring streak may have ended at Stamford Bridge but he stands alongside ex-teammate Mo Salah as the only player to have returned in each Premier League game so far after laying on Anthony Elanga’s winner in their famous win at Chelsea last time out. 

The Nigerian also scored an acrobatic goal over the international break and you will find few who are likely to score again in game week 5. Given that a meagre 5.4 per cent of managers own Awoniyi ahead of hosting the league’s worst defence, he is a great differential option this weekend. 

Odsonne Edouard (£5.5m) 

The Frenchman is Roy Hodgson’s preferred striker this season and his brace against Wolves proves just that. 

Confidence and continuity should see Edouard emerge as a valuable asset at the focal point of an exciting team. He could indeed play a key role during the visit to Aston Villa.


Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.


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