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  • Writer's pictureTom Sullivan

Fantasy Premier League GW5 Review: Is Doku Worth a Shot?

It appears Manchester City have yet another star-boy on their hands, as recent arrival Jérémy Doku (£6.5m) showcased his scary potential in a 3-1 comeback win over West Ham. The young Belgian international was a serious problem all game long for the Hammers, with some impressive skill helping him on the way to his first goal for the Sky Blues in just his second appearance. For me he’s a must have if possible, especially with the absence of De Bruyne (£10.2m), which will ensure Doku gets the game time necessary to make our teams.

Another essential if you can get him in is fellow City forward Julián Álvarez (£6.8m). The World Cup winner only trails Haaland (£14.1m) for points this season, averaging a direct goal involvement per game so far. And with favourable upcoming fixtures against Nottingham Forest and Wolves, a punt on both of the City stars would be more than reasonable.


Time to Reinvest in Newcastle?


It was a generally tough round of opening fixtures for the Magpies, and despite three loses in five, things are starting to look up for the Toon Army. They kept their first clean-sheet of the season in a solid 1-0 result over Brentford, and this is likely to be maintained with ties against Sheffield United and Burnley.


Given that now is definitely the time to invest, I’d suggest two players if you’re interested, one of which being premium option Kieran Trippier (£6.5m). The price is costly to say the least, but considering he’s been unlucky to be uninvolved with the goal contributions as of now and will almost guarantee clean-sheet and bonus performance points, the purchase is all the more worth it.


The second and final player to make my watchlist is the prolific Callum Wilson (£7.8m). Thanks to some questionable price reductions, the English centre-forward sits at a generous price, considering the three goals in five games he’s already netted. In other words, it’s a no-brainer.


Final Thoughts


I’m sure you’re probably bored of me saying it at this point, but let’s remember to get the transfers in early and avoid those pesky price changes. I only say this as it’s been a long period of inactivity during the International Break, and therefore very easy for them to catch you off guard with the return of Premier League football. Besides, if you get the changes in early doors, there’s no forgetting it before the deadline and giving up on your mate’s league mid-season- nobody wants to be that guy.



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