If, like me, you’ve played Sky Sports’ Super 6 game and FPL, you will LOVE this game.
‘Fantasy Five’ (https://fantasy5.com/) is pretty much a blend of the Super 6 concept married in with choosing players who we think will do the best based on an FPL points scoring system, and I’m having a go at it from now on!
The aim of the game is simply to select ONE player from 5 selected Premier League matches who we think will outscore their ‘points target’. If ALL 5 outscore their points target, you win the jackpot of £10,000! Who doesn’t love a free shot at a big pile of money?!
There’s no budget, you can pick whoever you like from either side, but of course, the more expensive players like Mane/Salah will have higher points targets than say a Gini Wijnaldum, who doesn’t score or assist often, so you will have to be savvy with your pick, just like in FPL.
It is scored identically to FPL however, there is no bonus points system and thus, no bonus points, so bare that in mind when making your selections!
The best part of it all? It’s quick and simple to sign in and it’s completely FREE every time you play. There’s nothing to lose.
If, like me, you fancy yourself a decent FPL player and think you’re savvy enough to pick the right players, then register an account and start playing by hitting the link below.
SIGN UP HERE TO GET STARTED >> https://fantasy5.com/
My Team and Suggestions for Gameweek 8
Crystal Palace v Leeds United
Crystal Palace, under Hodgson, are a side that play a certain way, and that way is well-organised and defensively solid. They think if they can keep things tight at the back, they can knick a goal at the other end with the talent of Wilfried Zaha or with a set-piece.
Because of this, and despite Leeds’ more expansive style under tactician Bielsa, I don’t expect many goals in this one, so the points targets for Bamford (6.5) and Zaha (7.5) would mean both would need a couple of attacking returns to beat their target.
It’s not unthinkable of course, but I’ve opted with Patrick van Aanholt as my choice. I can see a tight low scoring game with a good chance of a clean sheet for Palace and PVA has a great history of attacking returns for Palace, with 32 attacking returns in his last 5 seasons so a goal, or a clean sheet and an assist/goal would do the trick here.
Chelsea v Sheffield United
Chelsea have much improved defensively in recent matches and Sheffield United have struggled to score goals so far this year, so in this game, I’m looking at Chelsea for the points.
Rhian Brewster (5.5 points target) would only need a goal to beat his target, so if you do fancy the Blades to steal a goal, he could be a good option.
Personally, I think this will be a comfortable win to nil, and as such, I’m looking at either Chilwell (8.5 points target) or Ziyech (8.5 points target) as my main considerations.
Sheffield United won’t offer much space in behind, so this might not be the best game for Werner, who will be limited in utilising his main weapon, his pace, so his points target of 9.5 feels a stretch for me.
The goal may be more likely to come from a bit further out, or a cross, and both Ziyech and Chilwell should supply those, as both have fantastic technique and crossing/passing ability.
WBA v Tottenham Hotspur
This game screams good value, as Harry Kane has been given a very respectable 9.5 points target to beat, given that WBA are the worst defensive side in the league and Kane has been on fire so far this season.
This is a game you should really expect Spurs to kick on in and win comfortably, given that WBA’s xGA (expected goals against) stat of 13.11 is the worst of any team so far.
Add in the fact that Spurs have scored 18 goals and created 24 big chances, and it paints a very clear picture.
Given that Son (11.5) and Bale’s (10.5) points targets are higher, it only makes sense to go with the guy in the best form with the same potential and the one who has penalties – no brainer!
Leicester v Wolves
This is the toughest one, as historically, this game doesn’t produce many goals: the last 6 games between the two sides have produced 8 clean sheets between them, Wolves keeping 4 of them, Leicester keeping 4 also, as 3 games ended in 0-0’s.
So points targets for the attacking players in this game, are all set at requiring 2 attacking returns to beat their points targets, and given the above, I’m reluctant to choose one.
With each defender for both sides having a points target of minimum 6.5, it means you cannot only rely on a clean sheet to beat the points target, so I’m opting with Nelson Semedo, because this match-up has been a tight and tactical game in history with clean sheets, and he has a good chance of an attacking return playing in the wing back role.
Man City v Liverpool
Man City have kept a clean sheet in each of their last 3 games, but we have to take into account the opposition; Olympiacos, Sheffield United and Marseille, all of which aren’t prolific in attack, not least when compared to Liverpool’s attack.
We saw what pace in behind their back line can do when Vardy tore them apart at the Etihad earlier in the season and I think if City don’t keep the ball well against Liverpool, we could see Mane and Salah get chances on the break.
Liverpool however, have been poor defensively, conceding 15 goals from 14 big chances so far this year. Raheem Sterling will be licking his lips at the prospect of playing against a Liverpool side without Fabinho and Van Dijk.
But given that Salah’s (10.5), Kevin De Bruyne (9.5) and Sterling’s (10.5) points target are all higher than Sadio Mane’s (8.5), I have to choose him.
A goal and an assist for Sadio would beat his target, whereas the same outcome for Sterling and Salah would not. It would also be enough for KDB, but Mane’s goal threat in open play is greater than KDB’s.