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Gameweek 5 | REVEALED: TOP 3 INs and OUTs For Guaranteed Fantasy Premier League Points

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Eyy, its that’s time of the week again! We at T4O are reshuffling our Fantasy Premier League squad for the best return on investment, for game-week 5, based on the fixtures on offer, and accounting for club and player form. Here are the 4 INs and OUTs you ought to carefully consider.

Roberto Firmino IN
Paul Pogba OUT

Roberto Firmino has a fine knack of turning it up in the big matches, and as far as big matches go, Chelsea vs Liverpool has to be up there. Klopp has already made known that he expects Conte’s team to sit deep, and make it laborious to carve into them. It’d be like hacking down a door of a sequoia cabin with a switchblade knife. But perhaps, a switchblade knife is exactly what Liverpool require to pick the lock. Bob the Brazilian has shown his nous in finding spaces and affecting passages of play that lead to goal-scoring chances, and would be pivotal to their chances.

You’d think that the costliest player in world football would have set the league alight by now, but, Jose Mourinho’s confounding obstinacy in making the box-to-box midfielder hold a deeper role, shows  no sign of relenting. It’s best that you keep him out of your FPL team entirely until Jose wisens up.

Jermain Defoe IN
Kelechi Iheanacho OUT

You still can’t put Aguero back in your team, so if you’re the daring sort, like most of us ere are, in T4O, go for Jermain Defoe as he faces his old club, Tottenham at home. Defoe has been the key to Sunderland’s survival the past season, and looks like he has picked up from where he left off. With Tottenham’s midweek exertions, losing away to Monaco, the old boy, Jermain might duly stick and twist the knife in.

Laurent Koscielny IN

Branislav Ivanovic OUT

Branislav Ivanovic is seeing somewhat of a mini-resurgence under Tony Conte, but with Juergen Klopp’s hounds from hell making their way to Stamford Bridge, especially with the form their left-sided attacker, Roberto Firmino is, it could end in tears for Bran. John Terry is a major doubt, and this will effect a defensive shuffle, with David Luiz or Ivanovic occupying the middle. Either way, without Terry’s back-to-the-walls talents, their work will be cut out.

Koss the Boss has been of Arsenal’s stand-out performers this season. A fixture away to hull may not provide him with sleepless nights, but his front-footed play would do well to keep Uruguayan lighting rod for worldlies, Abel Hernandez at bay.

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