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Beat the experts: Fraser rewards patience

The Scout 17 Sep 2019
Ryan Fraser

AFC Bournemouth winger nets his first goal of 2019/20 and is among top three points scorers for FPL experts' team in Gameweek 5

Did you beat the Fantasy Premier League experts in Gameweek 5?

The FPL Experts Panel team comprises some of the best Fantasy managers in the world. 

But it was a rather disappointing Gameweek 5, with their total of 47 points coming slightly below the Gameweek average of 52. 

Consistent returns 

Teemu Pukki (£7.1m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) extended their strong starts to the season. 

Pukki somewhat defied the odds with a goal and an assist in Norwich City's 3-2 home win over Manchester City. He is now the top-scoring player in FPL on 49 points. 

And Salah is the top-scoring midfielder on 45 points. He notched his fourth goal in five Gameweeks for a welcome nine-point contribution.

Meanwhile, Ryan Fraser (£7.3m) repaid the faith shown by the experts. 

The AFC Bournemouth winger, who has been sold by over 790,000 managers since the start of 2019/20, struck his first goal of the season at home against Everton

Armband blow 

However, the experts’ team suffered their third captain blank of the season.

They joined over 1.3million managers in trusting Raheem Sterling (£12.3m) with the armband against Norwich. 

But the winger failed to deliver an attacking return for the second Gameweek running.

Regrets with rearguard 

The experts' defence also endured a frustrating week, their five defenders and goalkeeper managing just 13 points between them.

The one positive came from Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson (£6.9m), who delivered his first assist of the season in a 3-1 home win over Newcastle United

Meanwhile, the decision to use a transfer and swap AFC Bournemouth forward Joshua King (£6.3m) for Burnley's Ashley Barnes (£6.7m) backfired.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily) did warn of King's impressive record against Everton last week, and her fears were realised as the Norwegian earned 10 points against the Toffees with two assists and two bonus points. Meanwhile, new signing Barnes blanked at Brighton & Hove Albion.

New leader 

The team’s Gameweek 5 score of 47 points means they fall to 915,995 in the overall standings, and are now ranked 12,484 out of 38,490 teams in the "Beat the FPL Panel" mini-league. 

Kristian Nagel Andersen has moved into first place after his side, "Buggebakken City", managed an excellent 73 points. He has taken over from Hady Mohamed. 

Kristian played his Wildcard in Gameweek 4 and brought in Chelsea duo Mason Mount (£6.5m) and Tammy Abraham (£7.3m). The pair contributed four goals in Gameweek 5.

Managers who want to take on the panel should enter the private classic league: "Beat the FPL Panel".

The code to join is: 3hdr4s

Remember to select your Gameweek 6 team before the next deadline of 19:00 BST Friday 20 September.

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