Team FPL Connect Picks: Round 5

Fantasy Premier League tips from the team at FPL Connect ensuring you have those key performing players as well as a few cheeky differentials to get the jump on your rivals from gameweek to gameweek

Hello and welcome FPL managers. The fifth instalment of our new weekly series is here!

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Results for Gameweek 4

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For the first time, it’s all reds for Team Connect.

Not one of us got a single thing right this week and none of us were even close – a poor showing from us all.

We all saw the Arsenal game as the game with the best potential for goals choosing Ramsey (6pts), Lacazette (6pts) and Giroud (1pt).

Ramsey registered an assist and Lacazette bagged the solitary goal, with Giroud unable to make the impact he normally does when he comes on in the second half of matches.

Elsewhere, it was quiet games for all our differentials with both Atsu and Phillips blanking in their respective games.

With 0’s across the board last week, the overall table stays the same with myself (Simon) and Pilko leading the way with 2pts each, leaving Gaz still bottom with 0pts.

Time to move on to next week I think!

Gameweek 5 picks


  1. Top scoring player (TSP): Alli – 16pts
  2. Differential: Hazard – 9pts
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Justification for TSP: With Spurs finally cracking their Wembley woes last night beating Dortmund 3-1 and Kane back in the goals with August well behind him, Spurs look ready to explode ahead of 4 beautiful fixtures. I fancy Spurs in general to do well and think all of the main Spurs guys will be in the points, but with Alli fresh as a daisy due to his European suspension, I’m fancying him to be the highest points scorer this week with a brace, max bonus and a clean sheet.

Justification for differential: I just had to get Hazard in whilst I still could, with his ownership currently at 2.5%. Hazard got the majority of the second half on Tuesday against Qarabag and I think he’ll start the match against Arsenal on Sunday. I’m still not entirely convinced by Arsenal’s defence and with Hazard coming back to full match fitness and Morata firing on all cylinders, I fancy Chelsea to score a couple of goals and Hazard to get one of them.


  1. Top scoring player (TSP): Kane – 16pts
  2. Differential: Trippier – 9pts
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Justification for TSP: It’s gotta be Harry Kane this week! The big man is back in the goals with back to back braces away at Everton and then last night at Wembley to Dortmund. Swansea haven’t been convincing so far this year and lost on the weekend to an improving Newcastle outfit. I really can’t see anything other than a long long afternoon for the Jacks. Spurs to run riot in this one and Kane to get himself another brace along with a cheeky assist and maximum bonus.

Justification for differential: I’m picking another one from the Spurs game, as I just can’t see anything other than a one-sided high scoring win to 0. With Aurier playing in the Champions league, I’m thinking that means that Trippier is safe for the Premier League games for the time being, so I’m taking advantage of this whilst I can. I’m fancying him to grab a clean sheet and an assist, but 0 bonus.


  1. Top scoring player (TSP): Kane – 17pts
  2. Differential: Antonio – 10pts
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Justification for TSP: Hat-trick for Arry’. What more can we say about this lad. He’s started September on fire, scoring for England, grabbing 2 away at Everton, following that up with another brace against Dortmund last night! This game will be all Spurs and the chances will be full-flowing. Fully expecting a rout here with Alli and Eriksen getting big points too, but I simply can’t look any further than (K)ane this week.

Justification for differential: West Ham grabbed their first win of the season on Monday and may well have kept Slavin Bilic in the job for a little while longer. The pressure is still not off though for the Croatian. The Hammers will need to take full advantage of the kinder run of fixtures that are on the horizon. Antonio has looked very dangerous in the 3 games he’s played in and is unlucky to only have one assist to his name so far. I see him grabbing a goal at the Hawthornes and getting in the bonus points too.







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