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  • Writer's pictureTom Sullivan

Fantasy Premier League GW5 Preview: Will The International Stars Shine?

With some much needed Premier League action returning to us this weekend, it’s finally time to take a look at some of the potential headliners after another somewhat painful international break.

Despite finding himself on last week’s watchlist, I have no choice but to include the South Korean star himself, Son Heung-Min (£9.1m). It’s hard to argue otherwise, especially with an upcoming fixture against Sheffield United on its way, in which the Spurs forward looks to build on his hat-trick performance from the last gameweek. We should expect nothing but points this time around, however this might not be the case moving forwards as Spurs then face Arsenal and Liverpool, two ties which look set to be particularly close contests.

 

England and Manchester City regular Kyle Walker (£5.2m) enjoyed an impressive showing in his country’s unbeaten international break. The full-back claimed a goal and an assist in his side’s two fixtures, with City fans hopeful he can carry this momentum over to the team’s clash with a red-hot West Ham outfit. The Sky Blues then enjoy two relatively easy fixtures against Nottingham Forest and Wolves, another reason as to why the Champions League winner is very much worth the investment.

 

From one Cityzen to another, three-time Golden Glove winner Ederson (£5.6m) kept yet another clean-sheet in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Peru. Although the shotstopper comes at quite the expense, he’s more than likely going to keep clean sheets, as he acquired a save bonus against Fulham on top of his two clean-sheets kept so far.

 

Making just his second appearance for England, Eberechi Eze (£6.3m) will look to add more to his points tally after a great display in Crystal Palace’s 3-2 win over Wolves in the previous gameweek, in which the young midfielder netted once. Palace face some choppy fixtures over the foreseeable gameweeks, but I’m still keen to make a purchase after some harsh price reductions which have made the transfer much more of a possibility.

 

Final Thoughts

 

As we head into another week of FPL, let me again remind you to keep your priorities straight. In other words, get one of the mentioned players in before swapping Cameron Archer (£4.5m) for your backup striker. Although there’s no denying that he’s a solid purchase, let’s remember the key word: priorities.

 

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