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Week 27 Fantasy Premier League Player Picks

This is a tricky Game Week and hence most of the Player Picks are slightly unorthodox by general standards, but with the season quickly approaching its latter stages, it is time to take some risks...

Will Wayne Rooney finally get on the score sheet this Game Week?
Will Wayne Rooney finally get on the score sheet this Game Week?
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There are no games for Chelsea, Leicester City, Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur. My suggestion for Game Week 27, therefore, is to take some risks before going "all in" on double gamers from Tottenham and QPR while holding on to your Arsenal discounts in Game Week 28. Now, let’s get on with the picks…


Adrian: If you grabbed the Spaniard before his price jumped, he is the premier goalkeeper this Game Week. Home to Crystal Palace, I like West Ham’s chances of winning and keeping a clean sheet.

Tim Krul: Newcastle will be yearning to get back on track home to Aston Villa after the beatdown in Manchester. Priced at £3.46, Krul is the best keeper money can buy this Game Week.

Tom Heaton: Another bargain keeper priced at just £3.01 and home to a Swansea team coming off a win against Manchester United. While Burnley has a tight defense, Tim Krul is a better option.

Asmir Begovic: The Bosnian has not been scoring well this season with measly 67 points but priced at £4.95 and home to Hull could lead to good things.

Fraser Forster: Away to a resurgent West Bromwich Albion is not the most enticing of fixtures but Southampton plays well against weaker opponents and if you have cash to spare, Forster is a decent option priced at £7.93.


Aaron Cresswell / Carl Jenkinson: Cresswell at £1 is in but if you do not hold him cheap, Carl Jenkinson played extremely well in West Ham's 2-2 draw against Tottenham and, price precluding, gets the nod for me at home to Crystal Palace.

Ryan Bertrand: Back from a three game suspension, Bertrand will assume his spot in the starting 11 when Southampton travels to the Midlands.

Daryl Janmaat: He was taken out of the Manchester City game with a tight groin but should recover in time to face Aston Villa. Janmaat has been an underrated defender this season, scoring 197 points for an incredibly average Newcastle side. Priced at £10.67, he is a splurge but, if healthy, could reward the managers handsomely.

Kyle Naughton: Since his permanent move from Tottenham, Naughton started the last 4 games for Swansea and scored 35 points. Priced at £8.21 and away to Burnley, he is a good differential pick.

Phil Bardsley: Another "under the radar" defender who is quietly having a decent season. Geoff Cameron is out of favor, so expect Bardsley to start once again and sprint up and down the right side of the field looking for Peter Crouch and Mame Biram Diouf.

Philipp Wollscheid: He is rash, he is clumsy, but he is also the starting center back for Stoke City and he costs just £3.20.

Jores Okore: With Ron Vlaar suspended, Okore will deputize the middle against Newcastle. Those who have him at £1 could do much worse than start the Danish youngster.


Gylfi Sigurdsson: Still gaining match fitness but scored 8 points against Manchester United and should continue to score well against Burnley.

Angel Di Maria: The Argentine scored in double digits last few weeks. He is a must have home to Sunderland.

Stewart Downing: With just 18 points in the last 3 games, Downing seems like somewhat a risky pick but he is due a breakthrough game and I have a hunch he will do well at home against Crystal Palace.

Sadio Mane: The Senegal international was dropped from the starting line-up against Liverpool for turning up late to the stadium but should regain his spot in the middle as the new boy Filip Djuricic failed to impress. He is a slight gamble but Southampton is having trouble scoring goals which should secure his as well as Dusan Tadic's starts against West Bromwich Albion.

Victor Moses: The Nigerian had a big game and converted a late penalty kick. Will he perform well two games in a row? That's the question. I am willing to give him a chance this week.

George Boyd: Still owned by only .93% of the fantasy managers, Boyd is a good fantasy option this Game Week, home to Swansea.


Papiss Cissé: I still cannot forgive his elbow on Seamus Coleman, but the Senegalese footballer is priced at £8.82 and faces a poor Aston Villa team at home. This could be a big week for him.

Danny Ings: He is expensive but Ings scored 9 goals and has 209 points this season, and will be looking to add to that tally at home against Swansea.

Diafra Sakho: Scored against Tottenham and was very lively overall, Sakho is a great choice at home against Crystal Palace.

Wayne Rooney: £10.95 for Rooney is as low as it gets. The problem is that his on field performance has been very poor. With a must win game against Sunderland, I expect the captain to come through and he may even play as a striker with Van Persie out and Radamel Falcao out of favor.

Bafétimbi Gomis: Point chasing at its finest or a player finally getting into form? I do not know, but for those looking to spice up their team, the ex-Lyon striker offers another fairly priced option at £8.90.

Alexis Sanchez: He is just taking up space on my team but for some reason I am not able to let him go yet, not at least after the QPR game next week. He will likely find himself on the bench against Everton but at least he will be the first sub to come in.

So here it is - my very unorthodox Game Week 27 picks. My team as of this moment (if Yahoo will allow me to make the changes, every time I save the team reverts back to the original line up from last Game Week) is:

Krul, Okore, Wollscheid, Cresswell, Di Maria, Mane, Sigurdsson, Downing, Moses, Sakho, Rooney, with Sanchez, Upson, Kelly and Schwarzer on the bench.

Any must have players for you this Game Week? Are you keeping Aguero?