fantasy premier league captain tips GW5 – plus transfer poll results


Here’s our fantasy premier league captain tips GW5 article. We look at the fixtures, the bookies odds, the FFGeek captain poll, and stats to seek out the best captain choice. There’s also the results of the transfer poll.

fantasy premier league captain tips GW5 – plus transfer poll results

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The Fixtures

fantasy premier league captain tips GW5

The Bookies team to win odds

The odds are for the team to win with the return from a £1.00 bet

Man City v Arsenal £1.44 – Sterling, De Bruyne

Chelsea v Southampton £1.50 – Werner, Abraham, Havertz

Spurs v West Ham £1.60 – Kane, Son

Newcastle v Man Utd £1.67 – Bruno Fernandes, Rashford

The anytime goal scorer odds

These are the odds for anytime goalscorer for £1 bet. They assume the player starts and don’t take into account assist potential

£1.67 – Vardy

£1.80 – Kane

£1.85 – Salah

£1.91 –  Jesus, Sterling

£2.00 – Werner, Abraham

£2.10 – Mane,  Fernandes

£2.20 – De Bruyne, Son, Bale

£2.25 – Calvert Lewin, Ings

£2.30 – Wood, Jimenez

£2.37 – Mahrez, Foden

£2.40 – Aubameyang

The FFGeek Poll

The FFGeek captain poll asks who will be your captain? Thanks for taking the time to vote

Other FPL advice site Polls

Site 1 has the highest traffic and asks who is the best captain.

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I’d expect all of Salah, Son and Kane to play.  Kane was an injury doubt at some stage over the International Break but apparently is ok

Here’s there 20/21 stats vs their 19/20 stats

fantasy premier league captain tips GW5

Although it’s only 4 You can see Salah is well down on his non penalty xG from last season but still keeping up his shooting volumes.  He’s improved his creativity but it’s not a good look even though for only 4 games.

Kane and Son are both playing at way over their 19/20 levels and Kane especially has become a provider out of no where.  Do you believe last season or how this season has started is the question.

Kane and Salah have penalty duties

Defences 20/21 stats vs 19/20 stats

fantasy premier league captain tips GW5

You can see on 20/21 stats that we’re dealing with 2 of the best defences in the league.  Look again at 19/20 and Everton did a reasonable defensive job except for their fairly incompetent GK.  West Ham were just a pretty terrible defensive team but improved markedly in the last 10 gameweeks to become the 8th best defensive team in xGA ranking.


The bookies see Salah and Kane at similar levels but Son a way back.

The polls are very even

The stats depend on whether you take more notice of 20/21 stats which see Son and Kane with fantastic stats and Salah’s shooting stats having dropped.  If you believe more weight should be on 19/20 stats then Salah leads the way.

Both Everton and West Ham have been defensively exceptional this season.  Everton were good anyway last season but let down by the GK.  West Ham were bad overall but improved markedly in the last 8 gameweeks

The FFGeek View

At the moment I’m still unsure on my transfer but if I had them I would probably go with one of the Spurs players.  If not Salah

The transfer polls



ntasy premier league captain tips GW5

Other posts

Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers

Costas Chari activates his wildcard

Joseph Crilley and Kris O hit the wildcard button

FFGeek Contributors GW5 teams Part 1

FFGeek Contributors GW5 teams Part 2

FFGeek Contributors GW5 teams Part 3

The FFGeek GW5 Podcast

The GW5 fixture difficulty schedule

Defender and GK player rankings 

Midfield player rankings

Forward player rankings

The FFGeek Captain Poll

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