FPL Gameweek 5 team reveal and tips from Rich Clarke.
Rich is an FPL veteran and has one of the most enviable records out there. Notching two top 500 finishes and eight top 10k finishes, he is the only FPL manager never to finish outside the top 35k in each of his 15 seasons.
Rich will be revealing his team on a weekly basis in the 2021/22 season; providing observations and strategies where appropriate.
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FPL Gameweek 4 Performance
Rank Change: 42k Green Arrow
Overall Rank: 57k
FPL Gameweek 4 - Brief Review
It was a Gameweek dominated by the acquisition and performance of 'Premium' players.
Cristiano Ronaldo entered the game and brought instant returns for his new FPL owners and Manchester United fans alike. Those who decided to stick with Romelu Lukaku were vindicated as he matched Ronaldo's returns.
In fact, the temporarily forgotten stalwarts of the game - Bruno Fernandes and Mohamed Salah, also scored to dilute much of any captaincy differentials!
It was a much quieter week for 'non-premium' assets. Injuries and suspensions now threaten the stability of many FPL teams for this coming week.
The popular Michail Antonio, was sent off for West Ham. Meanwhile, Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin now faces two to three weeks on the sidelines.
FPL Gameweek 4 - My Team
Another very solid week for my team with a score of 73 points. This resulted in a huge green arrow, climbing up to a rank of 57k. I am well inside the top 1%, which at this stage of the season represents an excellent start.
My transfer in of Cristiano Ronaldo gave immediate captaincy returns. A late decision to captain him following the press conferences proved to be a good one.
Fellow Portuguese international Diogo Jota somehow blanked in Liverpool's comfortable victory at Leeds United. With Roberto Firmino out though, he looks set for returns over the coming weeks.
Further attacking returns from Mohamed Salah and Mason Greenwood helped secure a healthy green arrow. Ivan Toney and Michail Antonio disappointed though, and both will be popular transfers out this week.
A full complement of points from my defence of Robert Sanchez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Luke Shaw and Ben White was very welcome.
Even my fourth and fifth defenders on the bench (Vladimir Coufal and Tino Livramento) delivered clean sheets. This gives me confidence ahead of Gameweek 5 to look to my bench if needed.