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Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 5: Midfielders

Jack Wilshere, one of our Fantasy Premier League tips for Gameweek 5 midfielders
SHEER WILL: Wilshere (Image: Ronnie Macdonald)

Roll up, roll up – our Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 5 midfielders round-up is here to lend a helping hand with all your Fantasy Premier League midfield selection issues!

These tips are based on FPL player prices, but the principles should apply more or less across the board – so even if you’re playing fantasy football at Sky Sports, the Telegraph, the Mirror, or indeed anywhere else, you are still advised to proceed.

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On with those Gameweek 5 midfield tips, then…

Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli, Tottenham Hotspur – £8m and £6.2m

Eriksen showed last season that he has plenty of goals and assists in him, and he’s off the mark for this season following his goal in the 2-2 draw at Sunderland.

Spurs’ other scorer that day was Chadli, who is now on three already for the campaign and will make a mockery of his £6.2m Fantasy price if he can continue scoring at such a rate.

This weekend sees Tottenham at home to a struggling West Brom so if logic holds there could be some good points to be had here. Football’s never been the most compatible with logic, though.

Kevin Mirallas, Everton – £7.5m

The Belgian has scored in consecutive games now and looks to be forming a dangerous front three alongside Romelu Lukaku and Steven Naismith.

With Crystal Palace this weekend’s visitors, Mirallas could well make it three in three.

Alexis Sánchez and Jack Wilshere, Arsenal – £10.5m and £6.5m

Aaron Ramsey’s an obvious pick and Sánchez looks increasingly so, insomuch as he’s listed in Fantasy Premier League as a midfielder yet looks capable of a striker’s return in goals.

Jack Wilshere’s sporadic contributions last season were peppered with goals and assists, so his claiming one of each in the 2-2 draw with Man City should have you sitting up and taking notice.

Goodness knows what to do when £9m Theo Walcott returns from injury. With him back, the Gunners would boast a minimum of three FPL midfielders who could score 10-15 goals this season.

Gameweek 5 sees Arsenal travel to unbeaten Aston Villa, who will be flying having won 1-0 at Liverpool. It’s no easy game, but they’re equipped to score against anyone.

Gylfi Sigurðsson, Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge, Swansea City – £6.5m, £5.6m and £5.5m

With five goals (three being Dyer’s) and four assists between them already this season, take your pick of Swans’ attacking midfielders for the visit of Southampton this weekend.

Saints may be coming off the back of two convincing wins but, in West Ham and Newcastle, they did come against two of the league’s poorest sides so far.

Raheem Sterling, Liverpool – £8.8m

Don’t be discouraged by his substitute appearance in the 0-1 defeat to Aston Villa – he’ll be back in the Reds’ attack for this weekend’s visit to West Ham, and with Liverpool looking better equipped to play away from home he could well be back in the goals.

In fact, expect him to be his side’s focal attacking point in the absence of the injured Daniel Sturridge.

Approach with caution: Ángel Di María, Manchester United

He may have looked the business against Queens Park Rangers, but then so did Spurs the other week. Wait and see how he fares against superior opposition – ie. most if not all other Premier League teams – before spending the best part of £10m on him.

We’re not saying he won’t ultimately be fantastic, just that he might take a little longer to settle in than his performance against a woeful QPR may indicate.

Good luck and happy selecting!

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