Fantasy Premier League 2022/23: Gameweek 5 tips and advice from experts

With the Premier League now moving into midweek action, Sky Sports continues its weekly column bringing you essential tips from the best Fantasy Premier League managers in the world.

In our latest column, Holly Shand and FPL Heisenberg discuss how to address the problem of Liverpool’s leaky defence, what late arrivals are worth targeting and whether Alexander Isak’s impressive debut is enough to consider a transfer already.

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Alexander Isak impressed on debut – is he, or other Newcastle players, on your radar now?

FPL Heisenberg: Yes, Newcastle players are firmly on my radar with some really juicy fixtures coming up. However, picking which asset to go for is tricky given the injuries to Callum Wilson and Saint-Maximin. Kieran Trippier (£5.1m), Fabian Schar (£4.7m) and Nick Pope (£5.0m) represent excellent value and good routes into the Newcastle defence whilst new signing Alexander Isak (£7.0m) looked excellent vs Liverpool. However, is that performance enough for us to trust Isak with a spot in our FPL teams, there’s many other strong forward options to choose from with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ivan Toney, Gabriel Jesus and Erling Haaland all great options.

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FREE TO WATCH: Alexander Isak notched one – and had a second narrowly ruled out for offside – as Newcastle were beaten late on by Liverpool

Holly Shand: Absolutely! It’s time to invest in our forward lines now, with plenty of options to consider and Isak is a fantastic differential. Newcastle have a great run of fixtures across the next seven game weeks and as their record signing, I can see Isak racking up the minutes across this period. I’m also looking to Trippier for my defence, with two clean sheets already this season.

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Have you got an eye on any of the other late transfer signings?

FPL Heisenberg: Not straight away, with new signings it’s usually best to wait until they are guaranteed starters for their new club and to see how they fit in with their new team etc. Wesley Fofana (£4.4m) at Chelsea is interesting though, not a great deal of attacking threat but he represents a really cheap route into the Chelsea defence – although I would need to see defensive improvements from them before bringing him in.

Holly Shand: I’m generally cautious with new signings until I see them play, especially players new to the Premier League. However, Brighton defender Pervis Estupinan (£4.5m) has caught my eye after he registered an assist against Fulham last time out. I will also be keeping a close eye on Manchester United’s new midfielder Antony (£7.5m) and how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£?) settles into life at Chelsea.


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Published Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 09:00:00 BST

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