AM's Early Week 27 Yahoo Team

Clive Mason

It's FA Cup weekend again so there's no fantasy deadline on Saturday and Week 26 is yet to be concluded with Swansea travelling to Liverpool on Sunday. However, it's never too early to start looking at the week ahead ...

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Too Arsenal heavy? Possibly. Arsenal could easily knock 4 or 5 past Aston Villa in the stand-out fixture of the week so I definitely want Theo Walcott to join Santi Cazorla but I'm not 100% set on Olivier Giroud. However, I'm not blown away by many of the other striking options so it's possible I do end up with all three men on my final side.

My keeper and defence are likely to stay as they are and I expect to see many other teams selecting an identical back four. Lewis Holtby will stay but Adam Lallana is an obvious risk for two reasons; 1) he's returning from a long term injury and 2) he's not guaranteed to walk back in to the Southampton team after they beat Manchester City 3-1 without him. I have 2.12 left in the bank so he could be switched to Nani if there's news suggesting the forgotten man could get a rare start for Manchester United's hugely winnable game at bottom side QPR.

On the subject of United, I will almost certainly field Wayne Rooney in one of my forward positions alongside Yoan Gouffran who represents fantastic value for Newcastle's home game against Southampton provided he's recovered from the injury picked up at Spurs last weekend.

What are your thoughts on the above? How's your own team looking?

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