Fantasy Premier League - Gameweek 5

Dimitri Payet's fabulous performance saw him collect an outstanding 16 Fantasy Premier League points this Gameweek!
West Ham United star Dimitri Payet also took centre-stage for Fantasy Premier League sides all over the world with his match-winning display against Newcastle United.

The France international amassed 16 points on Monday night by scoring two goals, keeping a clean sheet, completing the full 90 minutes and picking up three Bonus points for being selected as Man of the Match.

As West Ham completed a comfortable 2-0 home Barclays Premier League win over Newcastle, Payet also contributed nine ball recoveries and seven key passes to complete a virtuoso display.

Behind him, the defence stood firm, with Darren Randolph making four saves to collect two Bonus points, and James Tomkins adapting to his changing role at the back to contribute nine clearances, five ball recoveries and two successful tackles for one Bonus point.

Payet’s haul saw the Hammers midfielder rise to fifth in the overall standings with 36 points, ten behind leader Riyad Mahrez of Leicester City and behind only Manchester City trio Aleksandar Kolarov, Vincent Kompany and Bacary Sagna – who Payet and company will face at the Etihad on Saturday evening.

Payet’s price has risen from the £7.5m he cost at the start of the season to £7.6m, while 8.8% of managers have taken up the opportunity to sign the outstanding No27.

A look a little further down the list and Fantasy Premier League managers will find Payet's West Ham teammate Cheikhou Kouyate, whose two goals and three clean sheets have powered to 28 points after five Gameweeks.

Senegal powerhouse Kouyate has been snapped up by 5.1% of managers and is available for just £5.6m.

With five completed matches, three clean sheets and two assists, Aaron Cresswell has also amassed 28 points so far, while Mark Noble (23) and Darren Randolph (16) are also performing well for their managers.

?As for the West Ham Fans’ League, congratulations to August Manager of the Month Ibrahim Ahmed, whose originally-named team West Ham Utd topped the table with 269 points after Gameweek Four.

After Gameweek Five is tight at the top, with Charlie Hathaway’s Ho Chi Mingers and Phillip Mills’ Baldock All Stars tied for first place with 322 points after both scoring 72 in Gameweek Five.

There is also a tie for third place, with Gareth King’s cokjugglingpoowomble and Nathan Bevis’ Nobbys Irons each on 319 points.

Transfers for Gameweek Six must be confirmed by 11.45am on Saturday 19 September.

With Manager of the Month and a Manager of the Season award on offer, it is not too late to join the West Ham Fans’ League and get involved in Fantasy Premier League, so sign-up now here!