Fantasy Premier League: Manager’s guide to Gameweek 27

As the Premier League season heads into the pivotal month of March, we at the Football Columnist look at the possible transfers that could interest FPL managers ahead of a busy and decisive gameweek.

One key thing to keep in mind is the number of teams guaranteed a fixture in the succeeding gameweek i.e. Gameweek 28. As of today, only EIGHT teams are in action in the mentioned week which makes it further more interesting as we get into players and their match-ups.


Ben Foster:
With 91 saves to his name, the West Brom shot-stopper is second only to Tom Heaton. Foster is up against a Crystal Palace side who have scored a solitary goal in their previous three league outings. Also, West Brom are in action against Everton in GW28 as well, away at Goodison Park.

Eldin Jakupovic:
Hull City have been heavily reliant on their solid defense and Jakupovic has been at the heart of it for most parts of the season. An away fixture against the Premier League champions might sound tricky but the Tigers also play GW28 which is a bonus.
Eldin Jakupovic: The Tigers are in safe hands

Other picks in this category could be either one of Lee Grant or Willy Caballero, both of whom have a double gameweek.


Aleksandar Kolarov:
Priced at £5.8m, Kolarov could be a solid buy given the attacking threat he poses around the box. Despite a slight knock, he resumed training earlier this week and should start both their clashes against Sunderland and Stoke City.

Gareth McAuley:
The Irish centre-back is the highest goal-scoring defender in the league and is a real handful at set piece situations. The Baggies should be able to shut the door against a low scoring Palace side.
Gareth McAuley: Premier League's free scoring centre-back

Alfie Mawson:
The revelation for Swansea lately with some amazing performances, Mawson is one to look out for at a bargain of £4.5m. The Swans are at home against Burnley and they also play the next gameweek which could be a factor in his purchase.

Notable mentions: Seamus Coleman(Everton), Robertson(Hull City), Chris Brunt(West Brom).


Gylfi Sigurdsson:
Swansea’s talisman Sigurdsson has been the go-to man for his side and considering he also has penalty duties, he could be offer some real benefits at a low price of £7.6m.
Gylfi Sigurdsson: Swansea City's Icelandic hero

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Philippe Coutinho:
After scoring last week, Coutinho ended a barren run of games for himself and he now looks more like the player we are aware of. Liverpool have had a tough run of results in the calendar year and they would be looking for some Brazilian magic to lift them close to the top four.

Raheem Sterling:
Sterling has been in terrific form under Pep and he seems to be flourishing alongside the likes of Aguero and Sane up front for City. With goals and assists, the English winger is always a threat going forward and considering he plays twice this gameweek, this was an easy choice.

Notable mentions: Saido Mane(Liverpool), Manuel Lanzini(West Ham), Joe Allen(Stoke City), Juan Mata(Man Utd).


Sergio Aguero:
Back among the goals with a brace in the cup tie, Aguero has finally found his shooting boots after being sidelined by young Gabriel Jesus. Despite a heavy price tag of £12.7m, the Argentine is certain to start both games for his side this week and could be a gamble well taken for FPL managers planning to use their triple-captain.
Can Aguero be the answer to City prayers this week?

Manolo Gabbiadini:
Following his brace at Wembley, Gabbiadini would be on everyone’s mind and it has showed by the number of managers who have transferred him right away. His Saints’ side travel to Vicarage Road and could be a close affair but he is high on confidence and should be a decent buy at a mere £6.7m.

Romelu Lukaku:
One of the brightest talents in England, Lukaku has been in terrific form with goals off late and should be a safe and solid purchase for FPL managers looking to steady their ship ahead of the closing stages of the season. The forward is in contention the following week against the Baggies too.

Notable mentions: Zlatan Ibrahimovic(Man Utd), Peter Crouch(Stoke City), Salomon Rondon(West Brom), Harry Kane(Spurs).

Gameweek 27 guarantees a crazy week of Premier League action with Liverpool playing Arsenal at Anfield and West Ham taking on league leaders Chelsea in the London derby. Leicester look to continue from where they left last week in their relegation battle against Hull City.

We wish everyone a fruitful gameweek ahead and also hope our picks get maximum points.