This season’s Fantasy Premier League has by far been the most exciting one in its history. The game has also registered a record number of managers playing this time, which has furthermore increased the competition for fantasy managers. Choosing the captain wisely is one of the most important factors in the game, last week we were gifted with 3 massive captaincy choices, each of them which provided high scoring hauls. This upcoming week is one of the most crucial and can be a deciding gameweek as well. In this article, we look at the 3 players you can select as captains for Gameweek 5.
#3 Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
Romelu is just the striker Chelsea needed to have a solid shot at winning the Premier League, and he has already started to show how capable he is in the league. The Belgian is on top of his game and as many say is in the form of his life right now. After winning the Serie A with Inter last season, the striker had a fantastic Euros with Belgium as well which earned him a move back to Chelsea, returning to the club after 10 long years.
Since joining Chelsea, he has already started smashing goals in the league. Lukaku scored on his debut against Arsenal and then went on to provide a double-digit haul against Aston Villa as he netted two past them. Romelu now faces a Spurs side that will miss the likes of Tanganga and Dier in defence, which makes him a very favourable captain going into gameweek 5.
Price: 11.6m Points: 23 Gameweek 5 fixture: Tottenham Hotspur (A)
#2 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
A player which needs little to no introduction to any fantasy manager in the world is Cristiano Ronaldo. After securing a move to Manchester United ahead of arch-rivals Manchester City, he was signed by over two million fantasy managers within just three days. Ronaldo made sure that his homecoming was a special one as he scored a brace on his second Manchester debut as he registered a 13 point haul against Newcastle United.
Every fantasy owner knows how capable and reliable Ronaldo is, even though he is the joint-most expensive player in the game alongside Salah. Up next, Cristiano faces West Ham United away from home and will be looking to continue his red-hot form going into this game against the Hammers.
Price: 12.5m Points: 13 Gameweek 5 fixture: West Ham United (A)
#1 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
One of the most consistent players in the history of FPL is the Egyptian King himself, Mohamed Salah. The Liverpool winger has created a name for himself among all fantasy managers as one of the must-have picks in your team. Like every season, Salah started this one strongly too as he provided a 17 pointer in the very first week of the season against Norwich. Just 4 games into this season and Mo already has 3 goals and 2 assists to his name.
Salah ranks third in the most attempted shots on goal and will be hungry to get his name on the scoresheet against Crystal Palace next week as well. Although Palace kept a clean sheet against Tottenham last week, this weekend they will be tested by the deadly trio of Jota, Mane, and Salah. Salah has 38 points to his name this season as he tops this list of 3 players you can select as captains for Gameweek 5.