The @FPLGeneral has looked at his FPL Watchlist and picked out five options he thinks could do well this weekend. These players can be considered for your FPL transfers and for the £2,500 contest on FantasyBet.
Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City)
With John Stones ruled out for a couple of weeks at least, Otamendi is the only recognised fit centre back at City so he looks nailed in the starting eleven despite his dreadful mistake last week in the defeat to Norwich.
Guardiola will be expecting a big reaction from his players at home to Watford in Gameweek 6. Fantasy managers will be hoping for a clean sheet and plenty of goals from the attackers.
Otamendi is always a threat in the opposition penalty area, he came close to scoring a few times against Norwich, registering three goal attempts. He’s got 15-pointers in him.
Emiliano Buendia (Norwich)
Teemu Pukki and Todd Cantwell have been getting all the praise in recent weeks but another Norwich player Buendia is ticking along nicely in Fantasy terms with four assists in five appearances.
If it wasn’t for Cantwell being so cheap, Buendia would be in a lot more teams. I own Cantwell and Pukki in FPL but usually stick Buendia in my Fantasy Bet team and he’s done a great job for me so far. He’ll be included again this weekend for the away trip to Burnley which could be a tricky fixture for the canaries but the way they are playing I fancy them to get a goal or two.
Looking at the creativity statistics for midfielders, Buendia (13) is third behind Lanzini (15) and De Bruyne (19) for ‘key passes’ this season.
Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)
This guy is very exciting, he reminds of Sadio Mane in his Southampton days. His time on the pitch has been limited so far this season due to injuries but he’s looking sharp now, scoring in each of his last two appearances. He’s flying under the radar a bit probably because of the tricky fixture schedule but he could a great differential.
When there’s a Friday night game, I always like to have at least one player in action in my Fantasy Bet team and Djenepo will be my guy this Friday night at home to a Bournemouth side who are allergic to clean sheets (none yet this season). I fancy him to make it three in three.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
Aubameyang doesn’t need much explanation, he’s a world-class striker, in form, playing at home to Aston Villa. Given that he’s scored five in five (including a brace against Watford in Gameweek 5) he’s arguably the best captaincy option for the weekend.
The player I wish I owned most going into an FPL Gameweek is always the first name on my Fantasy Bet team sheet. This week, it’s the Arsenal forward. Lacazette’s injury is allowing Aubameyang to play through the middle where he can be at his devastating best.
Villa have conceded 90 shots over the first five matches which bodes well for the Gabonese international.
Neil Maupay (Brighton)
The Frenchman could emerge over the next few weeks as another budget striker for us to consider alongside the likes of Pukki, Barnes, Abraham, Haller and Wilson. He banged in 25 goals for Brentford in the Championship last season and is starting to show signs than he can do it in the Premier League too.
He got his 2nd of the campaign against Burnley last week and will be looking to do the same away to Newcastle on Saturday evening.