I love the sight of green arrows. A splendid Harry Kane fuelled weekend saw me score 68 points, comfortably above the average of 45, saw me rise to the dizzy heights of 231k. My only regret is not captaining the apparently unstoppable Spurs forward. But will I learn my lesson this week? Probably not. Welcome to my Gameweek 27 preview.
It’s double gameweek o’clock! But only a little one. Man City’s win over Huddersfield in the FA Cup has seen their home clash with Stoke move to a midweek slot and it now piggybacks on this gameweek, so if you can unpick Pep’s rotation policy you could have a player playing twice. With their first game away to struggling Sunderland, it’s definitely worth considering. Elsewhere, with Arsenal travelling to Liverpool it makes neither set of players particularly attractive, although at least Liverpool have a game next week. More on that later. Fans of Zlatan (£11.5m) will be delighted to see his side host a very leaky Bournemouth this week, making him a must have in my opinion, whilst the man of the moment Harry Kane (£11.3m) will be at home to Everton. League leaders Chelsea face a tricky trip to West Ham, who have had some tough games in front of their home crowd. With Lukaku (£10m) facing that tough away match at Spurs he would be a good choice to drop, however Everton are in the privileged position of actually having a game next week. Nightmare.
I think what it comes down to is do you think Aguero (£12.7m) will score more points over two matches than Ibrahimovic will in one? Well, as much as I think Zlatan will devour Steve Cook as a main course and have Tyrone Mings for pudding, two games are better than one. I have neither, and of course whichever one I pick doesn’t have a game next week, so that doesn’t help. If you’re in the position to have both you might as well make hay whilst the sun shines, hardly anybody plays next week!
The Bargain Bin
Swansea City are catching my eye at the moment. Four decent games on the horizon starting at home to the World’s worst travellers Burnley. Fernandez in defence is just £4.2m, or if you’re a bit more flush, you can go with Mawson at £4.5m. Further forward FPL legend Gylfy Sigurdsson will set you back £7.6m or Llorente up front is £6.3m. They have a game in the troublesome week 28 too. The same can be said of Hull, who travel to Leicester this week before hosting the Swans in GW28.
Four is the Magic Number
There are just the four fixtures in Gameweek 28, I’d say it’s not worth jeopardising your team for the sake of one week. Bearing in mind anybody you have currently who doesn’t play next week will have a double game week in the future, it’d be foolish to transfer everybody out. Keep a look out for when those games get re-arranged for, and once they are announced consider getting in as many as possible over the next few weeks. The 8 teams in action next week are Everton, West Brom, Hull, Swansea, Bournemouth, West Ham, Liverpool and Burnley.
I’m going for Aguero – two games, double the chance for him to bag some points. If you’re not jumping on the Man City bandwagon, I’d say Ibrahimovic is your must have, I just can’t see him not scoring against Bournemouth. Harry Kane in any home game seems a safe option at present, or if you want to consider a more of a differential then Sigurdsson at home to Burnley could be in the points.
That’s enough from me this week, so whatever choices you make I wish you good luck and may all your arrows be green.