Premier League odds, picks, FPL transfers: Week 5 of the 2022-23 season


It’s a Premier League midweek and there’s danger to missing some big opportunities in both Fantasy Premier League and your local picks contest with so many fixtures and a limited amount of hours in the day.

We’re here to deliver both, albeit in shortand sweet fashion.

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So who should you captain this week? Oh that is very, very tricky.

As for picking the games, there are a lot of depth plays and it’s not straightforward.

The Premier League’s midweek slate is here. FPL picks, on-field predictions from our three writers, and

Fantasy Premier League notes, Week 5

We said to consider Raheem Sterling as your FPL captain for Week 4, which worked out great with his brace. Mohamed Salah should not be considered a failure despite his not having a goal or an assist, as he had several chances and Liverpool scored nine. Ivan Toney? Not our best day, as Everton’s back line stood tall enough.

Adding William Saliba and Gabriel Martinelli worked, and we still believe in Kieran Trippier and Neco Williams as long-term adds. Jury is out on Leon Bailey.

As for Week 5

Captains: Midweeks are brutal, especially when the best matchups (Man City vs Forest, Arsenal vs Villa) feature the big boys at home. There’s rotation uncertainty this early in the season, so it’s not as simple as Erling Haaland and Gabriel Jesus start, or betting on Mohamed Salah vs Newcastle (Salah went 90 vs Bournemouth despite it being a 9-0 win, and Jurgen Klopp’s made fierce claims about player safety).

Look at Arsenal against Villa’s beleaguered defense corps and look at guys who went 90 in the bruising Fulham test. Most key attackers did and Jesus went 88. This could be a good time to go one-and-done on Eddie Nketiah at 6.7

Richarlison doesn’t have a good record vs West Ham but also hasn’t been with the superior side. He may be one even with Tottenham away.

Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez are worth shots for Man City.

Outside of the big boys, if you’re holding Rodrigo or favor a Leeds man… now may be the time to deploy one given Everton’s lack of defensive depth and two matches in quick succession.

Transfers in: If you’re considering a change in goal, Nick Pope at 5.0, Robert Sanchez at 4.6, and David De Gea at 4.9 seem smart adds (Yes, even with Martin Dubravka potentially arriving at Old Trafford).

Marcus Rashford at 6.3 seems okay to me. William Saliba remains a pickup at 4.7. Now add another name into the mix is Pascal Gross, who is in form but worth a move to your watchlist if Brighton doesn’t add a proper finisher and he continues his attacking role.

Maybe Southampton is a look for Armel Bella-Kotchup (see video).

PST’s Premier League picks standings after Week 4

Considering that winning requires getting the correct result (win, loss, or draw), getting a ‘W’ in picks isn’t all that easy.

JPW made a statement after a slow start to the season: The man behind JPW’s Picks for so many years still has the touch.



JPW 7-3
Andy 6-4
Nick 6-4


Nick Mendola, 22-18
Andy Edwards, 20-20
Joe Prince-Wright, 18-21

Premier League picks: Week 5 of the 2022-23 season

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Crystal Palace vs Brentford

Odds: Crystal Palace (+110) vs Brentford (+250) | Draw (+230)
Kickoff: 2:30pm ET Tuesday
TV/Stream: Watch live on Peacock Premium

JPW: Palace 2-2 Brentford
Andy: Palace 2-2 Brentford
Nick: Palace 2-1 Brentford

Fulham vs Brighton

Odds: Fulham (+220) vs Brighton (+125) | Draw (+225)
Kickoff: 2:30pm ET Tuesday:
TV/Stream: Watch live on Peacock Premium

JPW: Fulham 1-1 Brighton
Andy: Fulham 1-1 Brighton
Nick: Fulham 0-0 Brighton

Southampton vs Chelsea

Odds: Southampton (+400 vs Chelsea (-155) | Draw (+300)
Kickoff: 2:45pm ET Tuesday
TV/Stream: Watch live on Peacock Premium

JPW: Saints 1-3 Chelsea
Andy: Saints 1-2 Chelsea
Nick: Saints 0-3 Chelsea

Leeds vs Everton

Odds: Leeds (+110) vs Everton (+240) | Draw (+250)
Kickoff: 3pm ET Tuesday
TV/Stream: USA Network – STREAM LIVE

JPW: Leeds 1-1 Everton
Andy: Leeds 1-0 Everton
Nick: Leeds 2-1 Everton

Bournemouth vs Wolves

Odds: AFC Bournemouth (+250) vs Wolves  (+110) | Draw (+230)
Kickoff: 2:30pm ET Wednesday
TV/Stream: Watch live on Peacock Premium

JPW: Bournemouth 2-1 Wolves
Andy: Bournemouth 0-0 Wolves
Nick: Bournemouth 1-2 Wolves

Arsenal vs Aston Villa

Odds: Arsenal (-221) vs Aston Villa (+575) | Draw (+350)
Kickoff: 2:30pm ET Wednesday
TV/Stream: Watch live on Peacock Premium

JPW: Arsenal 3-0 Villa
Andy: Arsenal 2-1 Villa
Nick: Arsenal 3-1 Villa

Man City vs Nottingham Forest

Odds: Man City (-1250) vs Nottingham Forest (+2500) | Draw (+1000)
Kickoff: 2:30pm ET Wednesday
TV/Stream: Watch live on Peacock Premium

JPW: Man City 4-1 Forest
Andy: Man City 3-1 Forest
Nick: Man City 2-0 Forest

West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur

Odds: West Ham (+260) vs Spurs (-105) | Draw (+270)
Kickoff: 2:45pm ET Wednesday
TV/Stream: Watch live on Peacock Premium

JPW: West Ham 1-2 Spurs
Andy: West Ham 1-2 Spurs
Nick: West Ham 1-3 Spurs

Liverpool vs Newcastle

Odds: Liverpool (-375) vs Newcastle (+900) | Draw (+475)
Kickoff: 3pm ET Wednesday
TV/Stream: USA Network – STREAM LIVE

JPW: Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle
Andy: Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle
Nick: Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

Leicester vs Manchester United

Odds: Leicester City (+230) vs Man Utd (+105) | Draw (+270)
Kickoff: 3pm ET Thursday
TV/Stream: USA Network – STREAM LIVE

JPW: Leicester 1-1 Man Utd
Andy: Leicester 2-2 Man Utd
Nick: Leicester 1-2 Man Utd

Premier League injury news, 2022-23 season


Premier League injury news: It’s time to take a look at which players might be unavailable for matchweek 8 of the 2022-23 Premier League season, due to injury.

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Prior to every matchweek this season, we’ll update this Premier League injuries page with the latest news and update, so make sure to check back regularly to see how your favorite — or least-favorite — club is getting on.

Let’s check out the latest Premier League injury news, below.

Arsenal injuries

OUT: Oleksandr Zinchenko (calf), Emile Smith Rowe (groin), Mohamed Elneny (thigh), Reiss Nelson (undisclosed) | QUESTIONABLE: Thomas Partey (knee), Kieran Tierney (head), Cedric Soares (knock)

Aston Villa injuries

OUT: Diego Carlos (achilles), Matty Cash (hamstring), Lucas Digne (ankle), Boubacar Kamara (knee)

Bournemouth injuries

OUT: David Brooks (fitness), Lloyd Kelly (knee), Joseph Rothwell (thigh), Benjamin Pearson (undisclosed), Ryan Fredericks (undisclosed)

Brentford injuries

OUT: Christian Norgaard (achilles) | QUESTIONABLE: Keane Lewis-Potter (knock), Ethan Pinnock (knee)

Brighton & Hove Albion injuries

OUT: Jakub Moder (knee), Adam Lallana (calf) | QUESTIONABLE: Enock Mwepu (illness)

Chelsea injuries

QUESTIONABLE: N’Golo Kante (hamstring), Edouard Mendy (knee)

Crystal Palace injuries

OUT: James Tomkins (undisclosed), Jack Butland (hand), Nathan Ferguson (foot) | QUESTIONABLE: James McArthur (groin)

Everton injuries

OUT: Jordan Pickford (thigh), Ben Godfrey (broken leg), Yerry Mina (ankle), Nathan Patterson (ankle), Mason Holgate (knee), Andros Townsend (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (knee), Jordan Pickford (thigh)

Fulham injuries

OUT: Harry Wilson (knee), Joao Pahlinha (suspension), Manor Solomon (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Antonee Robinson (ankle)

Leeds United injuries

OUT: Rodrigo (shoulder), Stuart Dallas (thigh)

Leicester City injuries

OUT: Ricardo Pereira (achilles), Ryan Bertrand (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Wilfried Ndidi (knock), Patson Daka (illness)

Liverpool injuries

OUT: Naby Keita (undisclosed), Curtis Jones (calf), Calvin Ramsay (undisclosed), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) | QUESTIONABLE: Ibrahima Konate (knee), Andrew Robertson (knee), Caoimhin Kelleher (groin)

Manchester City injuries

OUT: Kalvin Phillips (shoulder), John Stones (hamstring), Benjamin Mendy (suspension – MORE) | QUESTIONABLE: Aymeric Laporte (knee)

Manchester United injuries

OUT: Harry Maguire (hamstring), Anthony Martial (achilles), Brandon Williams (undisclosed), Mason Greenwood (suspension – MORE) | QUESTIONABLE: Marcus Rashford (thigh), Donny van de Beek (knock), Martin Dubravka (knock)

Newcastle United injuries

OUT: Aleksander Isak (leg), Jonjo Shelvey (thigh), Emil Krafth (knee), Karl Darlow (ankle) | QUESTIONABLE: Bruno Guimaraes (thigh), Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring), Callum Wilson (thigh), Chris Wood (ribs), Elliott Anderson (knock)

Nottingham Forest injuries

OUT: Omar Richards (calf), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), Orel Mangala (undisclosed) | QUESTIONABLE: Emmanuel Dennis (knock), Morgan Gibbs-White (knock), Scott McKenna (knee), Joe Worrall (broken nose)

Southampton injuries

OUT: Valentino Livramento (knee), Romeo Lavia (undisclosed)

Tottenham Hotspur injuries

OUT: Lucas Moura (achilles) | QUESTIONABLE: Hugo Lloris (quad), Ben Davies (knee)

West Ham United injuries

OUT: Nayef Aguerd (ankle) | QUESTIONABLE: Benjamin Johnson (hamstring)

Wolverhampton Wanderers injuries

OUT: Raul Jimenez (groin), Sasa Kalajdzic (torn ACL), Nathan Collins (suspension), Chiquinho (knee) | QUESTIONABLE: Diego Costa (undisclosed)

Fulham vs Newcastle: How to watch, live stream link, team news


Fulham and Newcastle United look set to entertain when Aleksandar Mitrovic entertains his old mates for a Saturday morning tilt at Craven Cottage on Saturday (watch live, 10am ET online via Peacock Premium).


The Magpies are injury-hit but Eddie Howe has enjoyed pushing for offense and has largely found chances regardless of who’s been on the field, while Marco Silva’s Cottagers are healthy and have been on the front foot as often as possible during their Premier League return.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Fulham vs Newcastle.

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How to watch Fulham vs Newcastle live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel/Online: Stream via Peacock Premium

Key storylines & star players

Somewhere in the multiverse, Mitrovic’s tied for the Golden Boot lead because Erling Haaland is an actual superhero. The Fulham man has six goals to tie Harry Kane five behind Man City’s prolific Norwegian hitman. Kenny Tete’s assisted three of those goals, and Tete’s also top six in tackles. Teammate Joao Palhinha is first.

Newcastle, meanwhile, is dealing with a ridiculous amount of injuries to key players, as Bruno Guimares, Chris Wood, and Alexander Isak were both hurt on international break to join Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin as walking wounded attackers.

Fulham team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Antonee Robinson (ankle) OUT: Palhinha (suspended), Manor Solomn (knee), Harry Wilson (knee)

Newcastle team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Chris Wood (chest), Callum Wilson (thigh), Allan Saint-Maximin (thigh), Bruno Guimares (thigh), Elliott Anderson (undisclosed). OUT: Alexander Isak (other), Emil Krafth (ACL),

Liverpool vs Brighton: How to watch, live stream link, team news


Liverpool plays its first Premier League match in 25 days when high-flying Brighton and Hove Albion debut a new manager as visitors at Anfield on Saturday (watch live, 10am ET online via Peacock Premium).

Roberto De Zerbi takes the wheel for the Seagulls following Graham Potter’s move to Chelsea, and Brighton will be staging its first match since a 5-2 demolition of Leicester City on Sept. 4.


That was one day after Liverpool drew Everton 0-0 at Goodison Park in a Merseyside derby that came on the heels of back-to-back wins for Jurgen Klopp’s team.

Liverpool’s currently four points back of fourth-place Brighton; Both clubs have played six matches, one fewer than 14 other Premier League sides.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Liverpool vs Brighton.

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How to watch Liverpool vs Brighton live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel/Online: Stream via Peacock Premium

Key storylines & star players

Is Liverpool ready to turn chances into goals at a more familiar rate? The Reds’ expected goal total for this season is close to leaders Manchester City and Arsenal but its actual goal production is fifth and somewhat-inflated by their nine-goal beatdown of Bournemouth previously this season.

Brighton, meanwhile, has to show that it’s getting a handle on life after Graham Potter, as De Zerbi’s credentials say things might not look too different. The former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk boss craves possession in his teams and delivers chances as a boss in the manner you’d expect from a former attacking midfielder.

Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Caoimhin Kelleher (groin), Ibrahima Konate (knee), Andrew Robertson (knee). OUT: Calvin Ramsay (lower back), Curtis Jones (tibia), Ibrahima Konate (knee), Naby Keita (thigh), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (thigh).

Brighton team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Enock Mwepu (illness). OUT: Jakub Moder (knee), Adam Lallana (lower leg)

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: How to watch, live stream link, team news


Chelsea looks to keep up its top-four pace when it visits Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday (watch live, 10am ET on USA Network and online via

The match is Graham Potter’s first in the Premier League since leaving Brighton for new digs in London. The Blues drew Salzburg in 1-1 in Potter’s first match with Chelsea, and many eyes will be trained on his Starting XI.


Palace is winless in its last three Premier League matches including back-to-back draws versus Brentford and Newcastle. Patrick Vieira would love to make that a three-match unbeaten run with a good result Saturday.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Crystal Palace vs Chelsea.

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How to watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via

Key storylines & star players

What will Graham Potter’s first Premier League XI look like come Saturday? Kepa Arrizabalaga could be in goal if Edouard Mendy is not ready, but will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remain a starter? Are Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic locks for the midfield? Lots to monitor as Christian Pulisic, Conor Gallagher, Ben Chilwell, and Hakim Ziyech will hope to have made a major impression.

Palace has played well against the “Big Six” this year, leading Man City 2-0 before an Erling Haaland hat trick, drawing Liverpool, and losing on Opening Day vs Arsenal while holding 57% of the ball and matching the Gunners in shots and shots on target. A win over the Blues sure would do the trick.

Crystal Palace team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: James McArthur (groin). OUT: James Tomkins (calf), Nathan Ferguson (ankle), Jack Butland (hand)

Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Edouard Mendy (knee), N’Golo Kante (thigh).