Daily Fantasy Premier League PREMIUM vs DIFFERENTIAL picks for Gameweek 5 by Starting11.io
Posted by @FFPundits_Dale
10:04pm Sep 13 2017
Picks from Spurs are set to dominate the top fantasy scorers in Gameweek 5, but which assets will you have in your lineups?
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Gameweek 5 features a number of match-ups between mid and lower-table sides, plus some lopsided fixtures as Liverpool host Burnley, Swansea travel to Spurs, and Watford welcome Man City.
However, each of the favoured sides in those three fixtures have midweek Champions League matches and could be in for a surprise, so keep an eye on things and have your three live substitutions in-mind accordingly, should one of the big sides disappoint.
Safe Pick – Harry Kane
Now that August is gone, we can safely count on Kane once again. He scored two for England on September 1st of course and another brace against Everton in Gameweek 4.
While he’s only scored half as many goals as Romelu Lukaku this season, he outpaces the United forward in shots inside the area (21 to 15), so it feels like it was only a matter of time until the goals turned on.
He’ll be taking on a Swansea defence that shipped four to United in Gameweek 2, but did shutout the comparatively toothless Southampton and Crystal Palace in Gameweeks 1 and 3, respectively.
While Kane will only have two days’ rest from his Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, both matches are at home and he should be able to recover quickly this early in the season.
Differential – Chris Wood
The Kiwi forward has scored in two consecutive Gameweeks since joining Burnley from Leeds where he scored 41 goals in 83 appearances.
While away to Liverpool isn’t a fixture to be optimistic about, Jurgen Klopp still hasn’t figured out how to set up their defence, so while Burnley may not get a result, they’re still likely to score.
They’ll also have the added benefit of facing a squad that faces Sevilla on Wednesday, giving them two days to recover for their Saturday kickoff.
Safe Pick – Christian Eriksen
After an incredible international break for Denmark in which he scored and had three assists in a 4-0 defeat of Poland, Eriksen got his first goal of the EPL season against Everton in Gameweek 3.
With 8 key passes and 10 chances created across the first 4 Gameweeks (numbers on par with Paul Pogba and Kevin De Bruyne), and an in-form Harry Kane in front of him, Eriksen should be a safe bet against the Swans.
Differential – Riyad Mahrez
With the transfer window shut and Mahrez staying put, perhaps he’ll look to settle in until at least January and find some of his scintillating form again.
He registered three assists across Gameweeks 1 and 2 before drawing blanks and has Jamie Vardy in front of him, who returned to scoring in Gameweek 4 against Chelsea.
The Foxes take on Huddersfield, who didn’t look great against a West Ham side that’s set to struggle this season, so he may be able to capitalize on the Terriers’ first wobble of the season.
Safe Pick – Ben Davies
Playing at home against Swansea and coming off two assists and a clean sheet in Gameweek 4, Davies feels like a no-brainer in your back-line.
The risk with all Spurs players this week will be that they’ll be coming off of a midweek fixture in the Champions League against Dortmund. But, both matches are at home and Swansea have only managed two goals so far this season.
Differential – Christopher Schindler
Despite a poor result away at West Ham in Gameweek 4, Schindler has played every minute for Huddersfield this season, including three straight clean sheets to begin the season.
The Terriers have allowed the joint-fewest goals this season, tied with both Manchester United and Manchester City with two.
Safe Pick – Rob Elliot
The Newcastle stopper will be playing at home against Stoke City and is on two consecutive Gameweeks with clean sheets.
Currently, Elliot has one of the Premier Leagues highest saves per goals ratios at 3.67, which is near the standard of David de Gea and Jack Butland.
His opponents, Stoke, may have played spoiler for Man United last weekend, but have still only scored four goals this term.
Differential – Wayne Hennessey
Now we’re truly getting into differential territory. Crystal Palace are terrible, and they haven’t yet registered a clean sheet! But hear me out.
Two of their matches are 1-0 losses to Liverpool and Burnley away and at the weekend they’re hosting a Southampton side that failed to score in three of their four matches this season.
Plus, while a new manager bounce feels a bit odd coming after a manager with only four matches in charge, Roy Hodgson knows how to set up a team with discipline.
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For Gameweek 5, Christian Eriksen is in fantastic form and could get you both goals and assists from midfield against the Swans.