Salah, Antonio and Ronaldo

Champions League winners Chelsea host Premier League winners Manchester City in this weekend’s blockbuster clash, but with the many Fantasy Premier League assets involved in both teams it creates a dilemma for what is set to be a tactical battle.

In another big match of the weekend, resurgent Arsenal host Tottenham in the first North London Derby of the season. Elsewhere, plenty of goals are expected at West Ham versus Leeds which threatens to end up as the most entertaining game of the weekend.

As always, a lot of careful planning will be needed to navigate a game week with many of the big-hitters facing tricky fixtures. Yet, FootballCastle provides a juicy selection of players likely to produce the goods, as well as the best captaincy options for game week 6.

All moves must be made ahead of the deadline at 11:00 BST on Saturday 25 September. Let’s get right to it.

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Aaron Ramsdale(£4.5m)

Two clean sheets from as many games tell of a man who has been impressive between the posts for Arsenal as he has restored solidity and calmness to the backline. 

Although he is set to feature in an unpredictable derby in GW6, Tottenham’s attacking play has yet to click and they are suffering from a couple of injuries in attack.


Tino Livramento(£4.1m)

The young full-back has been ever-present for Southampton this season and should increase his FPL credentials in the coming weeks. Livramento has now featured in back-to-back clean sheets against Man City and West Ham, and would be pleased to face wasteful Wolves up next.

Livramento’s talent and bargain price are too good to pass up from an FPL perspective and you should have the defender in your squad if you don’t already have him

Shane Duffy(£4.3m) 

The Brighton man has played every minute in their backline this season and has already scored once and assisted another in five games. The high-flying Seagulls take in the M23 Derby at Crystal Palace who are still getting to grips with the style of Patrick Viera.

Shane Duffy

Duffy could personify Brighton’s experience and improvement, and his attacking threat could even prove key in a tightly contested game. 

Lucas Digne(£5.4m)

Although he put through his own net last time out against Palace, Digne is a prime option in GW6 against Norwich. The Canaries’ abysmal goalscoring record of only two goals in five games this season adds to the Frenchman’s appeal, while his goal in the Carabao Cup Third Round whets the appetite further.


Mohamed Salah(£12.6m) 

Where better to start our midfield selection than the game’s most-owned player. 

Salah has delivered attacking returns in four of five matches so far as he remains a huge thorn in the sides of Premier League opposition. He is the player with most FPL points this season and averages 10 points per game.

Fixture-proof and on penalty duties, Salah would once again be a menace to Brentford’s rather solid defence having been rested in midweek.

Said Benrahma(£6.4m)

Three goals and two assists in five games emphasize what form Benrahma is in. The West Ham ace has hit double digits three times in five game weeks to show his reliability as a must-have.

Against Leeds, this tricky performer could end up with another big haul, especially as Michail Antonio – with whom he shares a lethal combination this season – is set to return.

Andros Townsend (£5.4m)

Injury-hit Everton would be dependent on their flying winger who is in form and once again scored at QPR in midweek. The Toffees would be up against winless Norwich who have conceded 14 goals in just five matches, scoring only twice.

Conor Gallagher(£5.6m)

Conor Gallagher

The Chelsea loanee is Crystal Palace’s leading FPL points-scorer with 28 and has also registered the most shots (10), expected goals (2.40) and chances created (seven), outperforming star man Wilfred Zaha in all key metrics.

The 21-year-old looks the biggest threat to Brighton’s rather solid defence and his low price and ownership of 7.1% makes him an exciting differential option.

Ismaila Sarr(£6.1m)

A brace in GW5 made it three goals in five games for the explosive winger who boasts 30 FPL points already.

Watford host the league’s second-worst defence Newcastle this game week, before facing Leeds, Liverpool, Everton and Southampton. With Sarr relatively low-priced and on penalty duty, he could be a wonderful differential option in the coming games.


Jamie Vardy(£10.4m)

Despite an inconsistent start to the season for Leicester, Vardy has led by example with three goals and an assist in five games. The striker looks set to continue his impressive attacking form in GW5 against Burnley.

Michail Antonio (£7.9m)

The Jamaica international had a perfect start to the season until a red card in game week 4, but his four goals and four assists suggest a quick return to big attacking hauls.

In GW6, Leeds’ defensive crisis makes the West Ham marksman an appealing option and he is not expected to disappoint. A sure Captaincy pick.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£6.7m)

The Frenchman is adept at creating chances out of nothing as he unsurprisingly tops the Newcastle squad for shots (11) and second for chances created (11).

Against Watford, he will come up against indifferent opposition and you can back Saint-Maximin to provide the Magpies’ sole inspiration in the absence of Callum Wilson. 

Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.7m)

Cristiano Ronaldo

The Manchester United forward Is the overwhelming captaincy favourite for GW6 due to the fact other big-hitters have difficult fixtures coupled with Ronaldo’s midweek rest. 

The Portuguese superstar has already registered the most shots in the game despite featuring in only two game weeks and is primed to deliver big at home to Aston Villa. Ronaldo has already scored 19 points and has the highest expected goals (xG) this season with 3.33


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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