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GW5 Saturday review: Sarr soars ahead of strong run

The Scout 19 Sep 2021

Find out what The Scout has learned in Gameweek 5 as Watford's winger moves up to sixth in the midfield standings

Ismaila Sarr (£6.1m) and Joshua King (£5.5m) both produced their top scores of 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League in Watford’s 3-1 over Norwich City.

Sarr scored twice and collected the maximum three bonus points for a 15 point-haul return, while King’s two assists helped him to 10 points.  

Sarr now has 30 points across the first five Gameweeks, just one point off third place in the Fantasy midfield standings.

Norwich 1-3 Watford highlights

Watford's upcoming matches point to more success for the winger.

According to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), only one of their next six matches scores more than three.

Brentford’s Ivan Toney (£6.3m) was another promoted player who produced a big haul.

The forward scored once and supplied an assist in a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers

Toney has claimed 20 points in the last three Gameweeks and now ranks fifth among forwards in Fantasy.

Dias among top defenders

In defence, Aston Villa’s Matty Cash (£5.0m) matched Sarr’s Gameweek-high haul on Saturday.

The right-back combined a goal with a clean sheet in a 3-0 home win over Everton, also collecting three bonus.

Meanwhile, a fourth successive clean sheet for Manchester City helped Ruben Dias (£6.0m) to joint-top of the defender standings, level with Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m) on 34 points.

Dias has also recorded an assist and five bonus points. He has avoided Pep Guardiola’s rotation so far, starting every Gameweek.

Van Dijk shows potential

With Alexander-Arnold missing out through illness, his team-mate Virgil van Dijk (£6.5m) reminded managers of his potential.

The Dutchman produced an assist in a 3-0 home win over Crystal Palace, picking up 12 points. 

He is the only defender to start each of Liverpool's first five matches. 

Liverpool 3-0 Palace highlights

Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) soared to the top of the overall player standings with his third double-figure score of the season.

Liverpool’s Egyptian rewarded his massive 2.67 million armband backers with a 24-point captaincy haul, scoring once and supplying an assist.

He has blanked in only one appearance, averaging 10 points per match this term.

Arsenal’s form at both ends of the pitch continues to improve thanks to a favourable schedule.

Aaron Ramsdale (£4.5m) has kept back-to-back clean sheets since making his debut in Gameweek 4, totalling 15 points against Norwich and Burnley.

Martin Odegaard (£5.5m) scored the only goal in Saturday's win at Turf Moor, with Bukayo Saka (£6.3m) producing an FPL assist.

Arsenal now play at home in four of the next six Gameweeks. Three of those Emirates Stadium matches, against Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Watford, score only two in the FDR.

Also in this series

Part 1: FDR Analysis: Arsenal can provide differentials
Part 2: GW5 Bonus points: Benrahma shines for West Ham
Part 3: GW5 FPL stats: Ronaldo justifies soaring popularity

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