Artificial intelligence has emerged as the ultimate assistant for Fantasy Football managers in the current Premier League season.
Fantasy Football Hub offers a complimentary AI-powered assessment of your FPL team through the My Team tool, allowing you to delve into AI-recommended transfers.
If you’re still pondering over which FPL players to select, stay tuned as we unveil Fantasy Football Hub’s top ten must-have players, ranked according to their projected point totals for Gameweek 5 of the Premier League 2023/24 season.
10. Gabriel Martinelli vs Everton(A)
Martinelli finds himself among the top ten players from Arsenal as they prepare for an upcoming match against Everton. Everton, having yet to secure a clean sheet this season, has conceded eight goals across their four games. Martinelli, contributing significantly with two assists this season, has been instrumental in set pieces, taking 14 corners. Notably, the Arsenal forward has attempted nine shots on goal, with a remarkable eight of those originating from within the penalty area.
09. Martin Odegaard vs Everton(A)
The Arsenal trend persists, with Martin Odegaard anticipated to outperform Martinelli’s points tally by a margin of 0.1, despite his reduced involvement in set pieces. Odegaard stands as the top shooter among Arsenal’s ranks this season, having taken 14 shots, six of which have found the target. In contrast, Everton’s defense has yielded 12 ‘Big Chances’ to opponents in this campaign, with 50% of these opportunities originating from central positions.
08. Nicolas Jackson vs Bournemouth(
Nicolas Jackson of Chelsea has become the most frequently transferred-out player in FPL leading up to Gameweek 5, having earned just one fantasy point in each of the first three gameweeks. However, artificial intelligence is showing confidence in his potential to shine in the upcoming match against Bournemouth.
Jackson currently leads the charts in terms of ‘Big Chances,’ having seven to his name, a feat he shares with Erling Haaland. Despite this, he has only managed to convert one of these opportunities into a goal, highlighting the need for an improvement in his finishing skills.
07. Bukayo Saka vs Everton(A)
Arsenal is set for an advantageous matchup this weekend, with Bukayo Saka emerging as the standout choice among their trio of players. His statistics provide a clear rationale for this selection. Saka currently ranks second in the team for key passes, having made 14, and he has already contributed two goals and an assist in the ongoing season. Additionally, Saka retains his role as the designated penalty taker and has taken 17 corners. Notably, he leads all Arsenal assets in expected goal involvement for the season, boasting an impressive figure of 3.7.
06. Marcus Rashford vs Brighton(H)
Marcus Rashford’s performance has seen a resurgence ever since he transitioned to the left-wing position in Gameweek 3, resulting in three goal involvements, including one goal and two assists. The recent addition of Rasmus Hojlund to the team is expected to further enhance his productivity. Meanwhile, their upcoming opponents, Brighton, have struggled to maintain a clean sheet in all four of their opening games, conceding a total of six goals. These goals have emerged from seven significant scoring opportunities against their defense.
05. Bruno Fernandes vs Brighton(H)
Bruno Fernandes, a teammate of Rashford, receives a nod of approval from AI, mainly due to his pivotal role in all of their set pieces. In the current season, Fernandes has created a remarkable 14 chances, with four of them being categorized as ‘Big Chances’ according to Opta. However, he has encountered some misfortune in converting these opportunities, resulting in just one assist to his name. Notably, Fernandes’ goal-scoring potential is equally impressive, with only Haaland and Salah surpassing his expected goal involvements of 4.0.
04. James Maddison vs Sheffield United(H)
James Maddison, the recent addition to the Spurs’ roster, has undoubtedly been one of the standout fantasy picks in this season’s campaign. In the first four gameweeks, he has showcased his prowess with two goals and two assists, impressing fantasy managers. Maddison’s influence extends to set pieces, where he has created two significant ‘Big Chances.’
What makes Maddison even more enticing is his striking goal-scoring potential. Currently, he ranks second in shots on target, having registered an impressive total of nine. Should Son continue in his role as the central striker, it is expected to further boost Maddison’s fantasy output.
03. Mohamed Salah vs Wolves(A)
Mohamed Salah stands out as one of the select few players who have consistently delivered attacking returns in each of the initial four gameweeks. His upcoming fixture against Wolves promises to be an enticing prospect as well. This season, Salah ranks fourth in ‘Big Chances’ taken, totaling four, and he’s at the forefront for ‘Big Chances’ created with an impressive tally of four as well. These statistics underline his capacity to contribute not only goals but also assists. Despite having a penalty saved in Gameweek 2, Salah is expected to maintain his role as the team’s designated penalty taker.
02. Heung-Min Son vs Sheffield United(H)
Son Heung-min has unquestionably caught the attention of fantasy enthusiasts following his remarkable hat-trick performance against Burnley in Gameweek 4. In that game, he was strategically positioned in a central role, resulting in five shots, two of which were deemed ‘Big Chances.’ Should Son persist in his role as the number nine, it appears he’s poised for a standout season within Ange Postecoglu’s attack-oriented squad. This situation places him as a strong contender for the Golden Boot, a title he has previously competed for.
01. Erling Haaland vs West Ham(A)
Once again, Erling Haaland claims the top spot in predicted points, even though he faces a more challenging away fixture against West Ham. Haaland remains a reliable choice as our preferred captain. He currently holds the title of the highest fantasy scorer this season and leads the league in shots taken with an impressive total of 20. From seven significant scoring opportunities, he has netted six goals. It’s worth noting that this particular fixture marked Haaland’s Premier League debut last season, during which he scored a memorable brace.