Nick Pope & James Ward-Prowse star in best XI of Gameweek 5 – top gaffer now £100 richer! | The Sun

HAPPY with your performance in Gameweek 5?

Just imagine how Chris Davison is feeling having outscored every other Dream Team manager in the world.

Chris' XI racked up a gigantic tally of 231 points this past week, almost doubling his overall score for the season.

Let's take a closer look at how he used Dream Team to enhance his bank balance to the tune of £100…


As expected, Chris made use of the Park the Bus Booster to double all his defenders' points in Gameweek 5.

It's advisable to opt for a formation with five at the back when activating the most powerful Booster in the game but it's hard to criticise Chris given the performance of his XI.

Nick Pope (£3.9m) soared to the top of the goalkeeper rankings with a 19-point haul after back-to-back clean sheets against Brentford and Milan.

The Newcastle custodian was his side's hero in Italy on Tuesday night as he held firm to register EIGHT saves – a rearguard that earned him four additional points.

Kieran Trippier (£5.2m), Fabian Schar (£3.8m) and Dan Burn (£3.4m) also benefited from the Magpies' defensive fortitude – the trio combined for 50 points which Chris doubled to a century!

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Lucas Digne (£2.2m) was unable to contribute to a clean sheet in either of his Gameweek 5 fixtures but he compensated with attacking returns.

The Aston Villa left-back provided an assist against Crystal Palace at the weekend and scored against Legia Warsaw in the Europa Conference League on Thursday night.

However, Chris' greatest stroke of genius was his decision to strap the captain's armband to James Ward-Prowse (£3.8m).

West Ham's set-piece specialist managed to take Manchester City for 12 points on Saturday before a masterful display at home to Backa Topola in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Only five midfielders have more points than Ward-Prowse after five Gameweeks – what a signing he's proving to be for the Hammers.

Bruno Guimaraes (£2.8m) mustered just five points from his two outings while Eberechi Eze (£3.6m) added six thanks to another three bonus points.

Crystal Palace's No10 is hoarding bonus points so far this season, mostly thanks to his unmatched dribbling ability.

It's a sign of Bukayo Saka's (£6.2m) standing among Dream Team gaffers that his return of 17 points in Gameweek 5 was essentially normal service.

Arsenal's No7 provided the assists for his side's winning goal at Goodison Park before setting up another against PSV in addition to a goal of his own.

Dream Team's top midfielder has six goal involvements already this season – no wonder he features in 52.2% of teams.

Naturally, Chris is among the overwhelming majority of Dream Team bosses with Erling Haaland (£8.2m) up front.

Manchester City's prolific poacher endured one of his more frustrating weeks as he missed FIVE big chances against West Ham before finally bagging his goal.

The ball wouldn't fall for him at home to Red Star Belgrade in midweek either and yet still he pouched 20 points from the two outings, such is his pedigree.

Chris is probably more interested in his £100 winnings but after he's enjoyed a celebratory drink he may need to think about replacing Alexander Isak (£3.9m).


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The Sweden international has produced nine points between Gameweeks 2 and 5 – he's only registered one shot on target in that time!

Excellent work, Chris, good luck to you and all gaffers ahead of Gameweek 6.

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