Fantasy Premier League: Week 5 Player Picks


We are back for the fifth gameweek of the Barclays English Premier League (@premierleague).

Arsenal (@Arsenal) won’t kick off against Stoke (@stokecity) until Sunday.

They had a fine 1-2 victory on Tuesday in their first match of the Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) group stage against Marseille (@OM_Officiel).

We would have held a clean sheet if not for a poorly awarded penalty late in the match.

Nevertheless, the Gunners came out on top and Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) continued his torrid form with yet another goal.

This weekend also marks the return of Mikel Arteta (@m8arteta) to the squad, though it is not yet clear how he will be integrated into an already crowded midfield.

My guess is Wilshere (@JackWilshere) makes way as he has been largely ineffective early into this campaign.

The Arsenal match will be followed by the Manchester derby. Always fun!



Onto the picks!

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Norwich City (@NorwichCityFC) is facing Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) to open up the slate today and there have already been a few negatives for me.

Snodgrass (@robsnodgrass7) was denied a penalty after a superb stop from Guzan (@bguzan).

Benteke was removed from the pitch prior to the end of the first half due to an apparent groin injury.

It looked serious enough to warrant an extended absence.

Not the best start for me. Worrisome, even.

I have been happy with Giroud (@_OlivierGiroud_) as my captain in both games but I shifted over to Rooney (@WayneRooney) in the Yahoo! game for this week.

He has been too good to ignore of late and is playing like he has something to prove.

Hoping it pays dividends as I expect goals galore at the derby!

How about you? How are your XIs looking this weekend?


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