Telegraph Fantasy Football Gameweek 5 team reveal from experienced TFF manager Paul McAnulty.
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Telegraph Fantasy Football Gameweek 5
Firstly, apologies for the lack of articles last week. I tweeted my team and transfer plans prior to making my moves in order to keep full transparency.
I’ve seen slow and steady progress each week thus far, moving up to 1,273rd with a score of 66 last week.
Originally, I had planned to move onto Lukaku from Son, but Ronaldo’s short-term fixtures looked too good to pass up on. As a result, I brought in the Portuguese superstar along with bringing back Salah, reaping immediate rewards through both moves.
I usually use early transfers, trying to find the best long-term budget enablers. Therefore, it is not unusual for me to have used a few transfers at this point in the season.
GK – Sanchez (£2.9m) 7pts
I’m extremely happy with 19pts from four games for my budget keeper. The Seagulls’ fixtures do stiffen in October. Yet with the bonus points for saves rule, I’m not sure if that warrants a move yet. Hold
DEF – Webster (£2.9m) 4pts
An unfortunate injury for the Brighton defender. I’ll be keeping a keen eye on Graham Potter’s press conference on Friday.
If he's ruled out for longer than a couple of weeks, I’ll be looking to move him onto the impressive Conor Gallagher. Out (if declared injured for a sustained period of time).
DEF – Alexander-Arnold (£5.4m) 10pts
A much better start to the season this time out for the full-back, combining attacking output with defensive returns. Hold
DEF – Shaw (£4.2m) 5pts
I’ve formulated my plan to get to Rudiger by selling Shaw. Chelsea play after Manchester United in Gameweek 7. I can benefit from the extra game just in time for Chelsea’s fantastic fixture run. Hold, for now
DEF – Coufal (£3.2m) 5pts
West Ham’s first clean sheet of the season was welcome, with several decent fixtures post Gameweek 5. Hold
MID – Son (£6.6m) 0pts (OUT)
I tried to be too clever with a couple of "fixture gain" moves, including bringing in the South Korean. A blank from the only game he played in followed by an injury for the second wasn’t my finest hour. Out
MID – Salah (£7.0m) 7pts = NEW
I always intended to bring the Egyptian back in quickly. Salah showed me why he should remain in my team for the long-term. Hold