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Fantasy Premier League: Back from the break

Raring to get back at it after a week of inaction, the FPL managers had a lot to ponder over for Gameweek 5 of the Premier League.

With the international break ending and Premier League action back in full swing, the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers had to dust off their thinking caps and jump right back into it. After an exciting set of matches, Son Heung-min came away with the most points, rewarding those who kept their faith in the Korean international.

Here’s our look at the top performers from Gameweek 5:

SON HEUNG-MIN (16 POINTS)

With a selection rate of 5%, it would seem Son Heung-min was not on too many FPL manager’s list.

As if to send them a reminder, the prodigal Son showed us again just why the Spurs took him onboard last year. The South Korean mid-fielder led the early decimation of Crystal Palace in the first half with a couple of beauties, before an own goal from Patrick van Aanholt and a 42nd minute screamer from Erik Lamela wrapped up a 4-0 victory for the home side.

SADIO MANE (15 POINTS)

Just like Son, Sadio Mane did the early legwork for Liverpool in their 3-1 victory over Newcastle, with two goals in the first half, for which The Reds now find themselves at the top of the table

It’s just not on the field that Mane has been giving his team reason to relax. Off it, he has reconciled with Mo Salah following their confrontation in the Burnley game before the international break, letting the team rest easy.

TAMMY ABRAHAM (14 POINTS)

The Chelsea forward has been an absolute revelation for The Blues so far this season. With his masterful play, he has been quietly shutting down the racists and validating Frank Lampard’s faith in him.

Facing the Wolves in their lair, Tammy’s hat-trick of goals made the 5-2 victory possible. He was so fired up to score goals, that he even sent one in for the opposition, but we won’t hold that against him!

SERGE AURIER (14 POINTS)

Son wasn’t the only star from the Spurs’ dominant 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, for there was Serge Aurier. The Ivory Coast defender impressed handily, providing two assists toward the winning effort.

Even though he was at one point looking for a way out of the squad, he insists that’s in the past and is happy to look ahead to the future with The Lilywhites.