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Ibrahima Konate and Thiago Silva feature in the best Dream Team of Game Week 5

The Carabao Cup third round put a cat among Dream Team’s pigeons in Game Week 5.

Back-up strikers Jay Rodriguez (£1.6m) and Marcus Forss (£2.5m) were the two highest scorers of the week after they both scored four goals on Tuesday night.

Although hardly any Dream Team gaffers cashed in on their hauls – the Burnley man has an ownership of 0.1% and he’s more popular than Brentford’s No9!

The best Dream Team of Game Week 5 was crafted by Souhila Chebira, who racked up 134 points.

Let’s take a closer look at how she did it…

Ibrahima Konate (£3.8m) started against Crystal Palace on Saturday and at Carrow Road in the cup on Tuesday, contributing to two clean sheets and achieving back-to-back 7+ ratings to bank 16 points.

It remains to be seen where the 22-year-old fits into Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order as Joel Matip (£3.0m) has barely put a foot wrong alongside Virgil van Dijk (£5.6m) so far this season.

Thiago Silva (£4.0m) was Souhila’s big winner in defence after pocketing 18 points during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Spurs on Sunday.

The experienced Brazilian scored the Blues’ first goal, held firm for a clean sheet, and bagged the Star Man award.

Age is just a number

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Age is just a number

Man City were held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton last weekend but they still registered a customary big win by thrashing Wycombe 6-1 at the Etihad on Tuesday.

Riyad Mahrez (£5.5m), who has only played 147 minutes of league football this term, made up for lost time with a brace and an assist in a Star Man display to nearly double his overall points total with a haul of 20.

Generally, Dream Team gaffers should stay clear of players like N’Golo Kante (£2.7m) because their brilliance doesn’t translate to consistently big points.

Souhila got lucky this week as the Frenchman came off the bench to score a rare goal by virtue of a massive deflection.

He’s not swearing, that’s just how many goals he scored midweek…

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He’s not swearing, that’s just how many goals he scored midweek…

Diogo Jota (£4.3m) was Souhila’s only player to contribute fewer than eight points this week but Mohamed Salah (£6.7m) bailed his team-mate out with yet another talismanic performance, worthy of 12 points.

Finally, after a lacklustre display against Chelsea that set Roy Keane off, Harry Kane (£7.0m) provided some welcome returns for his owners with a 13-point haul against Wolves in the Carabao Cup.

Souhila pulled off something special in Game Week 5 but with Kante and Konate present there’s definitely some questions to ask about sustainability.

Good luck for Game Week 6, gaffers!