The scouting report – Game Week 5

Game week 5

This was that week where Messrs Giroud and Sturridge drew a blank for the first time and, perhaps more expectedly, Mourinho once again threw managers across the country into disarray by making more changes to his starting 11.
The late injury to RVP left many players shaking their head in disbelief but would he have made any difference to a United side thoroughly trounced by a rampant City. North London dominated the table by the end of this Game Week as Ramsey continued his hot run of form and Spurs’miserly defence kept yet another clean sheet.
The sure thing
Leighton Baines
Ok – there’s no denying that he’s expensive at £7.5 million  but after a week in which he netted two goals to open his account or the season, he is now the best performing player in the game with 42 points (not bad considering he only scored 1pt in GW1). History suggests he may be worth the investment once again as he’s averaged over 150 points a season for the last five years.
The man of the moment
Aaron Ramsey
For someone who has never really cemented a place in the Arsenal team amongst bigger names, Ramsey has taken the opportunity presented by injuries to Arteta and Cazorla with both hands. Three goals in the last two games (plus another in CL last week) make this already his joint most prolific season in the Premiership. With Swansea, WBA and Norwich in his next three matches, it might be Aaron’s season.
Back with a bang
Sergio Aguero
In Game Week 5, Aguero had a net transfer figure of -67, 517. That’s a whole bunch of managers who must have been disappointed when the Argentine striker decided to get his season going with a brace against the Red half of Manchester (his first goals since the opening week). With Villa up this week, what are the odds that he’ll be the top-scoring forward once again?
The risky choice

Luis Suarez

He’s back and according to his manager is ‘champing at the bit’ to get into the action. In his absence, Daniel Sturridge has led the line with skill and – more importantly – goals, but last season proved that the pair can play together. Liverpool’s opponents this weekend? A Sunderland side without a manager, followed by fellow strugglers Crystal Palace the week after. Could there be a better time to settle back in?
The surprise package
Sone Aluko
Hull have had a tough start to life in the Prem, having visited City, Chelsea and now Newcastle in the first five weeks. Sone Aluko has not had it easy either as their first choice striker – until this week when he managed to score one and set another up in the 3-2 thriller at St James’s Park. Having more than doubled his points tally in one week, can we expect more goals now that he’s off the mark. West ham and the in-form Jussi Jaaskelainen stand in his way.