FPLTips Watchlist: Gameweek 5 Players to Watch

11:25am Oct 8 2020

Jose Mourinho returned to Old Trafford to oversee a 6-1 thrashing against his former club, with Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane running riot.


After an incredible weekend of football that saw Manchester United and Liverpool concede 13 goals between them, The FPL Watchlist returns for an early look at some future transfer targets.

Now that there’s an international breaks, it’s an ideal time, in our opinion, to be patient with your transfers if you can afford to be.

Here are three players who impressed in Gameweek 4:

Please note that all player prices and ownership percentages were correct at the time or recording and writing.

Jack Grealish – 7.1M | 14.3% owned

Next 3 fixtures: Leicester (A), Leeds (H), Southampton (H)

Jack Grealish - FPLTips - Gameweek 5

The Champions were run ragged by a much-improved Aston Villa side, as Jack Grealish played a direct hand in five of the seven goals.

No player supplied more than his 5 attempted assists during the Gameweek; a tally shared with De Bruyne, Sterling and Son.

The 25-year-old has attempted 3.3 assists per game; with only Salah (3.5) and De Bruyne (4.7) faring better amongst FPL midfielders.

Only Soucek, Mane (each 9), Barnes (11) and Salah (15) have fired more than his 8 shots in the box.

The 7-2 win ensured that Aston Villa maintained their perfect start to the season, with three wins from three.

They’ve scored 11 goals over the last 3 Gameweeks, with only Spurs (12) faring better.

Only Liverpool, Everton (each 11) and Spurs (15) have had more than their 10 big chances.

The Villains now have a fairly generous schedule up until Gameweek 16, with Leicester and Arsenal their only fixtures with a difficulty rating higher than 3 before then.

Harry Kane – 10.6M | 22.5% owned

Next 3 fixtures: West Ham (H), Burnley (A), Brighton (H)

Harry Kane - FPLTips - Gameweek 5

Jose Mourinho returned to Old Trafford to oversee a 6-1 thrashing against his former club, with Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane running riot.

The Spurs forward took a league-best total of 7 shots during the Gameweek, while only hat-trick hero Ollie Watkins (5) fired more than his 4 efforts in the box.

Kane continued to shine creatively too, supplying yet another assist for Son after sending him through on goal with a quickly taken free-kick.

The England captain now has a league-leading tally of 6 assists this season and no player has created as many as his 6 big chances.

Spurs have scored 12 goals this season; joint-best in the league, along with Leicester and Everton.

No side have fashioned as many as their 17 big chances; three more than Liverpool have had.

There’s likely to be plenty more opportunities for them over the next 4 Gameweeks, where they face West Ham, Burnley, Brighton and West Brom.

Michail Antonio – 6.3M | 5.2% owned

Next 3 fixtures: Spurs (A), Man City (H), Liverpool (A)

Michail Antonio - FPLTips - Gameweek 5

West Ham followed their 4-0 win over Wolves with an impressive 3-0 victory over Leicester, after Michail Antonio opened the scoring.

He landed 3 shots on target in Gameweek 4; only Ollie Watkins (4) managed more.

Over the opening 4 Gameweeks, the 30-year-old ranks 4th amongst FPL forwards with 12 shots in the box; behind only Mitrovic, Calvert-Lewin (each 13) and Kane (14).

The Hammers have scored 8 goals this season, with 7 of those coming in the last 2 Gameweeks.

During that time, only Aston Villa (10) have scored more goals and only Spurs have taken more shots in the box (31 to 25).

Their next three matches are as tough as it gets on paper, against Spurs, City and Liverpool but those sides have kept just 1 clean sheet between them so far.

The fixtures begin to improve from Gameweek 8, however, starting with a home game against Fulham.

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