Two goals and an assist have made him profitable so far off the bench but he’s not quite a starter.
His value makes him a solid long-term investment as it will rise so you can sell him on.
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – £9.6m
The only game where the Brazilian hasn’t made a goal contribution was the 3-1 victory over Arsenal.
He seems good value to continue this even if future games against Manchester United, Tottenham and Man City stifle him.
Until that point he’s going to go up against Sheffield United – live on talkSPORT – and Leicester and while they will be tricky fixtures his form could see him through and give you a player just 13 per cent of managers are using.
Mason Mount (Norwich City) – £6.6m
Just like his team-mate Abraham, the fixtures are looking very good for England starlet Mount.
At his current value he’s a must-have even if every other manager is picking him up too.
With three goals already this campaign he’s operating well in attacking midfielder and the assists are only a matter of time as he averages two key passes per game.
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We all know the Fantasy Premier League can be attritional at this point in the campaign with injuries, selection issues, and poor form battering your team.
These early stages can make or break a season, especially if you aren’t keen on using your wildcard after just five games.
You’re probably having a tough time picking out your limited free transfers too, pondering whether it’s better to make moves to accumulate money or to get points on the board – it’s a tricky situation.
Luckily, we’re here to help you make some tough choices.
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Emiliano Buendia (Norwich City) – £6.0m
Here at talkSPORT.com we were on the Buendia hype train from the very start, including him in our bargains list having watched him excel in the Championship last season.
The 22-year-old now has four assists in five games, including two against Manchester City, he’s also one of the best at playing key passes in the Premier League, averaging 2.6 per match, so expect plenty more to come.
This week Norwich play Burnley before upcoming clashes with Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, and Bournemouth, a mouth-watering run of fixtures.
Oh, and only 1.6 per cent of managers have him – the perfect differential.
Mason Mount (Chelsea) – £6.5m
Okay, seeing as he’s injured and if he is fit he’ll play against Liverpool, this could be a hard sell.
Hear us out, though, Mount is clearly one of the first names on the teamsheet for Frank Lampard when able to play – always promising. He’s cheap and playing in a, theoretically, top six team – lovely so far.
Mount is also in-form with 6.2 points per match this season and following the Blues’ clash with the Champions League holders he’s set to have a really kind run of games.
Brighton, Southampton, Newcastle, Burnley, Watford, and Crystal Palace. If Mount is the real deal you can expect him to cause a real splash and send you flying up your mini-leagues.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – £7.8m
The England striker is always a player who features heavily in Fantasy Premier League and this season is no different.
Wilson is yet to have a gameweek without either a goal or an assist this campaign and this makes him a hugely attractive proposition.
Last year the forward added creativity to his game, jumping from two assists in 2017/18 to 12 assists in 2018/19.
He’s carrying this on again with two already, as well as three goals for himself.
Wilson has Southampton next up and in the next five games Arsenal are the only ‘Big Six’ side he will face.
He’s still only selected by less than 10 per cent of teams too so could give you a real boost.
Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur) – £4.9m
After just one Premier League game, the Ivorian is already Spurs’ second highest defensive point-scorer in FPL.
Two assists and a clean sheet were exactly what the doctor ordered and they clearly missed him the Champions League draw with Olympiakos.
Given he was rested for this clash, it seems likely he’s now first-choice right-back in north London and for the low price £4.9m.
Under one per cent of managers have selected him so he could be an absolute bargain for your side in the long-term.
Frederic Guilbert (Aston Villa) – £4.4m
Another man who is looking like a decent long-term prospect is the Villans’ Frenchman.
He’s already usurped Ahmed Elmohamady to become Dean Smith’s No.1 right-back and while a game against Arsenal this weekend isn’t palatable, Guilbert should do well with Burnley, Norwich, and Brighton following it.
He’s perhaps not too creative but he does love taking shots and is seventh when it comes to shots per game for defenders, averaging 1.3 per game – one will go in soon, right?
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So who should you think about bringing in this week? talkSPORT.com has identified five must-haves for Gameweek 5.
Have a look at our verdict below…
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Kevin de Bruyne (£9.8m)
After an injury-struck 2018/19, De Bruyne is now back to his blistering best and that was clear for all to see over the international break.
The Belgian was unplayable against Scotland, picking up a goal and three assists in a faultless display.
The dynamic playmaker remarkably has SIX assists already to his name this season, and with Norwich up next, he is certainly a must-have in your XI for the weekend.
Whether that means downgrading a premium striker to fit him in, or even replacing a Liverpool asset in Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, bringing in De Bruyne should be a top priority because at just £9.8m, the 28-year-old represents incredible value.
His price will only rise and rise should he remain injury-free for the rest of the campaign.
Erik Lamela (£6.0m)
Tottenham have had a mixed bag of results so far this season, with a disappointing defeat to Newcastle coming in between of two hard-fought draws with Arsenal and Man City.
However, Spurs now have a kind run of fixtures and the perfect opportunity to get a good run of results together.
In Gameweek 5, Pochettino’s men face Crystal Palace at home, who they have defeated eight times in eight Premier League fixtures.
Lamela has been a bright spark for Spurs this season despite their dodgy early form showings.
The Argentine has already scored once and assisted twice in four games and has somewhat gone under the radar as an FPL asset, with just three per cent of managers owning the winger.
Therefore, taking a risk on the 27-year-old could be the perfect move to make some ground over your rivals.
Erik Pieters (£4.6)
Full-back Pieters already has two assists to his name this season – the joint most of any defender so far.
Burnley have extremely favourable fixtures in the shape of Brighton, Norwich, Aston Villa, Everton and Leicester in the next five Gameweeks, and now could be the perfect time to invest in the defender who costs well under £5m.
Furthermore, the Clarets’ defence has looked reasonably rigid, conceding just six goals in their first four games despite already facing Liverpool and Arsenal.
Callum Wilson (£7.8m)
Following on from his brilliant campaign last term, Wilson is once again proving to be a big handful for opposition defences.
The Englishman has been a constant threat in every game so far, and although he has only netted once he looks like he will get many more in the coming weeks.
The Cherries face Everton, Southampton and West Ham next and you’d back Wilson to get at least one clean-cut chance in those games.
He is owned by under ten per cent of managers and would represent a great alternative pick up front in your team.
Callum Robinson (£5.3m)
Robinson has operated in a striker role for Sheffield United in the opening 4 Gameweeks, after completing a move from Preston North End in the summer.
The Irishman was central to all of the Blades’ success against Chelsea, scoring the goal to equalise the match.
He has been on great form so far this campaign, and with a home fixture against Southampton next now might be the perfect time to put him in your XI.
Having netted 12 goals in 27 appearances in the Championship last season, Robinson could be one of the best value picks of the season, with his price currently at £5.3m.
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Trossard looks like a real prospect and although he plays in a Brighton side many are backing to struggle this term, his 0.8 per cent ownership represents a real shout for a differential option in your XI.
Brighton have favourable fixtures, with Southampton and Burnley coming either side of a trip to Premier League champions Man City, where you could keep him on the bench.
Managers across the globe will be frantically logging on to make last minute changes to ensure they get bragging rights over their mates.
While everyone will want to ensure they get some of the best-performing stars from last year into their team, there is an influx of new players available.
Not only do Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United possess a wealth of talent, but there have also been a host of new signings made across the division.
There are also players from last year who are expected to kick on after exceptional previous campaigns, even surpassing the score they racked up last time out.
It’s easy picking out the men likely to get you the most points as they’re usually the stars who are the most expensive.
But you may also need the odd cheap player in your ranks so you can keep to the £50m budget and, depending on your game plan, you might need a few.
So who should you be looking to sign before the start of the season? Below, talkSPORT.com has identified 10 stars you should definitely consider putting into your team before the transfer deadline.
Everton have a very welcoming set of fixtures back into Premier League action, meaning Richarlison should definitely be in your team. No other side has managed to avoid all of last season’s big six in their opening six games.
In fact, it is not until Game week 7 when the Toffees face champions Manchester City that we will see Marco Silva’s side really tested.
At just £8.0m, the Brazil international is certainly worth a punt, considering he produced three goals in his first two matches of 2018/19, including a 14-point haul away against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Gameweek 1.
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
One of the hardest decisions in the game is deciding where to spend your money. When you go big, you want it to be worth it.
Spending your transfer budget on three players will leave your bench too sparse, so pick Sterling and save yourself the trouble.
The England international racked up 234 points last season and has been deployed as a central striker by Pep Guardiola throughout pre-season – meaning the £12.0m is a sound investment.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Trent Alexander-Arnold enjoyed a remarkable season in 2018/19, culminating in a Champions League winner’s medal. He want’s bad in the Premier League either, scoring once and making 13 assists.
That helped him to 6.4 points per match (ppm), the third-highest average among regular starters in FPL, as well as his 16 clean sheets.
The £7.0m man also had 20 shots at Anfield last season, surpassed only by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
After a slow start to last season, Jota switched from a left-wing role and began to reap the benefits from a central position.
Alongside Raul Jimenez, the 22-year-old from Portugal scored nine goals and supplying seven assists in 20 subsequent appearances.
At £6.5m, he is cheaper than his club teammate, but equally as vital to Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Jack Grealish (Aston Villa)
The Villa captain was vital for Dean Smith, helping the former European champions achieve promotion via the play-offs and even more will be expected of the midfielder.
Despite missing many games through injury, Grealish still managed six goals and seven assists last season.
At £6.0m and with a relatively easy schedule for Villa for their Premier League return, the 23-year-old is definitely worth considering for your team.
After a record-breaking move to Anfield, Alisson outlined his importance to the Reds by keeping 21 clean sheets and earning the Premier League Golden Glove.
Investing in a solid goalkeeper is crucial for success and, although Alisson is still costly at £6.0m, he justified his price with 176 points last season, finishing as the top-scoring custodian in FPL.
After finishing so close to Manchester City last season, the Brazil international will be as hungry as his teammates to ensure the trophy is finally adorned with the red ribbons of Liverpool come May.
James Maddison (Leicester City)
When it comes to set-piece specialists in the Premier League, few would argue Maddison’s position as no.1. At Leicester, he takes all the corners, is second to Jamie Vardy for penalty duty and also scored three direct free-kicks.
Maddison created 100 chances in his debut season in the Premier League and he was rather unfortunate to get just seven assists.
At £7.0m, expect to see the England Under-21 international carry on where he left off and continue to be a driving force for the Foxes alongside Youri Tielemans.
Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur)
Dele Alli is unlikely to be fit for the start of the season, meaning Lucas Moura will be given a starting berth after a terrific pre-season campaign.
Although classed as a midfielder in the game, Moura is likely to start in a more advanced role for Spurs and he scored ten goals and got two assists last time out.
At £7.5m, it is certainly a gamble to put him into your side, but the Brazilian popped up with vital goals in the Premier League and in Europe last season.
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Che Adams (Southampton)
After 22 goals and four assists in the Championship last season, critics doubted whether or not the 23-year-old could replicate the feat in the Premier League.
But Adams less than two minutes into his debut, in a 1-1 draw with Austrian outfit SCR Altach in mid-July.He then took less than 60 seconds to find the net in his next appearance and he needed only six minutes to fire in his third goal in as many starts in a 3-1 win over Feyenoord last weekend.
He can prove to be a huge difference for the start of the season at just £6.0m.
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
The Ivory Coast international failed to get a move away so far this summer, despite bids from Arsenal and Everton.
Zaha has been put back into his original position of midfielder for his season and has a point to prove after declaring his desire to play in the Champions League.
The £7.0m forward produced 10 goals and 11 assists in the previous campaign, the first time he has recorded double figures for both statistics.
Only three days remain to get your team sorted for the new campaign, before the deadline strikes on Friday night.
It can be a stressful time, but fear not, because here at talkSPORT.com, we’ve done all the work for you.
Obviously, your team will contain the likes of Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah, but everyone picks those guys.
Mini-leagues are won and lost on differentials, the hidden gems with low ownership who bag a load of points.
So, without further ado, here they are…
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Josh King (Bournemouth) – Selected by 0.8 per cent
Penalty takers are your bread and butter this season, with the introduction of VAR.
And, somewhat surprisingly, Bournemouth’s man on spot-kicks is owned by just 0.8 per cent of players.
His record is pretty good, too. Last season, the Norwegian successfully converted five of his six penalties.
Plus, he remains prolific from open play, netting 12 times in total last term.
He can be yours for just £3m.
Wesley (Aston Villa) – Selected by 0.9 per cent
Take a dive into the unknown with Villa, who could be a real force this season.
Club-record signing Wesley headlines a list of 12 new arrivals at Villa Park, with more than £130m spent.
He is certain to lead the line following Tammy Abraham’s return to Chelsea, and we expect him to be prolific.
The 22-year-old grabbed 13 goals and seven assists for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League last season, and crucially, he’s owned by less than 1 per cent of players and costs just £2.5m.
Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) – Selected by 0.6 per cent
Mr Sheffield United just loves scoring goals.
He averages more than a goal every two games for the Blades and, you guessed it, he takes their penalties!
Only 0.6 per cent of players have taken a punt on the 33-year-old, which is probably a reflection on Sheffield United’s hopes for the new campaign.
But at £2m, he’s sure to bag you some points.
Max Aarons (Norwich) – Selected by 0.9 per cent
The youngster is this season’s Matt Doherty. You heard it here first.
Owned by less than 1% of players and priced at just £2m, the 19-year-old right-back is sure to get plenty of assists for a free-scoring Norwich side.
Aarons notched three goals and six assists from defence last season, earning him the Championship’s Young Player of the Year prize.
However, don’t expect too many clean sheets – Norwich conceded 57 goals on their way to the Championship title last term.
Pascal Gross (Brighton) – Selected by 0.1 per cent
For some strange reason, the Seagulls playmaker fell off the grid last season.
Nonetheless, he could well be rejuvenated this year by the arrival of Neal Maupay at Brighton.
Not only does this boost his chance of assists, with a dynamic frontman to link up with, it also means Glenn Murray will probably lose his place in the team, leaving Gross on penalty duties.
The 28-year-old is also on corners, free-kicks, you name it – and literally no-one has him.
He’s owned by 0.1 per cent of players and costs just £2m.
Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United) – Selected by 0.7 per cent
I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out.
Imagine, just imagine, if Sanchez returned to form and you were one of the 0.7 per cent of managers who picked him for just £2m?
The forgotten man at Manchester United scored twice at the 2019 Copa America and looked to be regaining some confidence.
Danny Ings (Southampton) – Selected by 0.5 per cent
It’s rather surprising that Danny Ings is owned by just 0.5 per cent of players.
He represents another cheap penalty taker, at £2m, and given Saints paid £20m to sign him permanently this summer, you would expect him to start.
Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea) – Selected by 0.7%
This is an interesting one. We’ve fallen out of love with Marcos Alonso, who was once a fantasy football manager’s dream.
And it seems that Chelsea have, too. Following a dip in form under Maurizio Sarri last season, Alonso lost his place to Emerson at left-back.
So there’s every chance Emerson will retain his spot under Frank Lampard. It’s a punt, but you could have Chelsea’s first-choice left-back, owned by 0.7 per cent of players, for £2.5m.
Troy Deeney (Watford) – Selected by 0.8 per cent
Nobody appears too keen on Watford this season, with none of their players selected by more than 1% of Dream Team managers.
But they’ve got a decent opening four fixtures, with none of the top six until the fifth gameweek, and Deeney is deadly from 12 yards.
With Gerard Deulofeu a potential doubt for the opener against Brighton, Deeney is almost certain to start as well.
He’s available for £3m.
Mark Noble (West Ham) – Selected by 0.2 per cent
Probably the most rogue option on this list, given the fantasy football golden rule of staying away from defensive midfielders.
But, we can’t stress this enough: there’s going to be loads and loads of penalties next season because of VAR.
Noble, who costs £2m, relinquished penalty duties to Marko Arnautovic for a short while last season, but with the Austrian gone, the Hammers captain should be back on spot-kicks this season.
West Ham possess plenty of pace and trickery in attack, with the likes of Pablo Fornals, Manuel Lanzini and Felipe Anderson, all of whom are likely to fool defenders in the box.
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