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Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Gameweek 5

By The Scout 26 Aug 2022
Gabriel, Arsenal

Gabriel part of an Arsenal double-up included in best XI using a 4-4-2 formation

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The potential for returns at both ends of the pitch earns Gabriel (£5.0m) a place in the Scout Selection for Gameweek 5 of Fantasy Premier League.

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The centre-back scored and earned nine points in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Fulham last weekend.

He has also helped the Gunners to two clean sheets and collected a further three bonus points.

A home encounter with Aston Villa can help the Brazilian extend his fine start to the campaign.

Villa have scored only once in their two road trips, losing on both occasions.

Gabriel is joined by his Arsenal team-mate Gabriel Jesus (£8.2m) in a best XI that lines up in a 4-4-2 formation, with Kevin De Bruyne (£12.2m) handed the armband and Harry Kane (£11.4m) named as vice-captain.

Robert Sanchez (BHA) £4.6m

Brighton & Hove Albion's No 1 visits Fulham on the back of three clean sheets in the first four Gameweeks. Sanchez has also collected two save points and four bonus points this term.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.5m

The right-back’s 17-point haul against AFC Bournemouth last weekend highlights his armband prospects at home to Newcastle United. Alexander-Arnold produced five double-figure scores at Anfield in 2021/22 Fantasy.

Ruben Dias (MCI) £6.0m

His threat at set-pieces helped the Manchester City centre-back produce two goals and five assists last season. Dias offers strong all-round potential at home to a Nottingham Forest side who have scored only twice in their first four contests.

Reece James (CHE) £6.1m

Chelsea’s wing-back has been a reliable source of returns, claiming seven points in three of his first four matches. James has combined a goal and an assist with a clean sheet and five bonus, highlighting his many routes to returns at Southampton.

Gabriel (ARS) £5.0m

The centre-back’s total of five goals last season was joint-top among defenders. 

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £12.2m

The playmaker is likely to offer a rotation-free route into Man City’s attack over the busy schedule. De Bruyne’s 12 shots and 13 chances created both place among the top four players in Fantasy this term.

Luis Diaz (LIV) £8.1m

The Colombian has three goals and 23 points in his two home appearances. Diaz is the most-bought midfielder in the Gameweek, earning 436,000+ new owners for the visit of Newcastle.

Ilkay Gundogan (MCI) £7.6m

Man City’s German is expected to start against Nottingham Forest after being benched last weekend. His assist off the bench against Crystal Palace means Gundogan has attacking returns in three successive Gameweeks, earning 22 points in that run.

Rodrigo (LEE) £6.5m

Four goals and an assist have taken the Spaniard to the top of the midfielder standings on 37 points. Playing up front for Leeds United, Rodrigo entertains an Everton side who are yet to keep a clean sheet in 2022/23.

Harry Kane (TOT) £11.4m

The Tottenham Hotspur forward has scored four goals and earned 24 points in his last three matches. Kane was successful in his previous meeting with West Ham United, claiming 13 points in a 3-1 win.

Gabriel Jesus (ARS) £8.2m

Arsenal’s Brazilian is among the top armband contenders at home to Villa. Jesus’ 14 shots in the box and seven chances created both place in the top three among forwards this season.

Also in this series

Part 1: GW5 Ones to watch: Kane backed to extend goal streak
Part 2: GW5 Differentials: Eze can unlock Brentford defence
Part 4: GW5 Captains: Back De Bruyne over Haaland
Part 5: Who to captain in GW5? What the experts say

Don't forget the Gameweek 5 deadline is 18:00 BST on Tuesday 30 August.

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