Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Gameweek 27 - Daily Fantasy Premier League Tips


Starting 11 is a new Daily Fantasy Premier League football game and app, which has become extremely popular amongst the FPL community since August 2017, as managers get to pick a brand new fantasy team each week, without the headache of managing a season-long team.

As always, this week’s picks are suitable for all fantasy football game formats and will suit most scoring systems, so we hope you find good use for them, whether you’re playing Fantasy Premier League, or daily fantasy games over at Starting 11.

If you’d like to get involved this week by challenging us, simply create your lineups for Gameweek 27 today via the FREE Apple app.



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Safe Pick -  Aguero vs Leicester (H)


Still Aguero-less over on Fantasy Premier League due to budget restrictions?  Well last week you survived against a solid Burnley performance, but are you willing to run the risk again vs Leicester City?

Fortunately, there are no pricing issues on Starting 11.  It makes sense to put Aguero straight into your line-up for the Saturday evening kick off against Claud Puel’s men.

Since Mahrez went AWOL after transfer deadline day, Leicester have failed to win either of their following two games. This could be the ideal time for Manchester City to play them.








Differential - Murray vs Stoke (A)


Something still isn’t quite right at Stoke. They have shown some promise over the last four games but despite that, they are still prone to leaking goals.

On Saturday, Stoke host Brighton, who come to town with striker Glenn Murray on form with 2 goals in his previous 2 games.

He has form, he has the fixture. In my opinion he is a great shout for a differential this week.







Midfielders


Safe Pick –  Mkhitaryan vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)


Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a confidence player.  He set a positive benchmark with 3 assists on his first start for Arsenal. He's now with a manager that will look to leverage his talent rather than using him as a utility player.  Mkhitaryan should be pumped up ahead of the trip to Spurs.

Since Toby Alderweireld’s injury after Gameweek 10, Spurs' defence has looked hit and miss this season and always liable to conceding a goal.

I am expecting goals from both sides on Saturday and for Mkhitaryan to be heavily involved again for Arsenal.







Differential Pick – Doucoure vs West Ham (A)


Doucoure continues to surprise me and is arguably an FPL enabler now due to his 7 goals and 3 assists this season.

On Starting 11, he has always been a valuable asset due to the points he gains for passes and interceptions.  Add his attacking returns to the mix and you have yourself a midfield differential many other managers will simply not consider.

This week he takes on a poor West Ham side and will be looking to add to his two assists that he provided during Watford’s 4-1 win over Chelsea on Monday night.



Defenders


Safe Pick – Smalling vs Newcastle (A)

Jose Mourinho made some drastic changes to his line-up following the disappointing 2-0 defeat to Spurs. One man who did keep his place was defender Chris Smalling, who went on to record a clean sheet against Huddersfield.

The stand out opportunity for a clean sheet this weekend in my opinion comes from Manchester United, who boast the best defensive record in the league and have 5 clean sheets from their last 6 games.

Newcastle are without a win from their last 4 games and are now only 1 point above the relegation zone.










Differential Pick – Ake vs Huddersfield (A)


Bournemouth may be short on clean sheets this season, however of late they have come into form and are playing with confidence - highlighted by the 3-0 victory over Ake’s former club Chelsea in Gameweek 25.

This week the Cherries travel to Huddersfield who, after a 5 game losing run, now currently reside within the relegation zone.

Having only scored 1 goal during those 5 league defeats, I think Ake’s clean sheet points will be safe on Sunday.





Goalkeepers


Safe Pick – Ederson vs Leicester (H)


As I mentioned earlier, Leicester are struggling. Firstly with Mahrez missing from the match day squad and also due to the discontent this will have inevitable caused.

Jamie Vardy is doing his best to carry his side. However, if Manchester City, with the return of Vincent Kompany, can keep Vardy quiet on Saturday then Ederson will notch up clean sheet number 12 for the season.











Differential Pick –  Pope vs Swansea (A)


Despite conceding a goal in each of his last two games, Nick Pope continues to reward fantasy bosses with his numerous saves, which includes stopping one penalty.

He is the fantasy gift that keeps on giving. With Tom Heaton closing in on match fitness, he will be motivated to stay in the starting 11 and try to earn a seat on that plane to Russia this summer.

Swansea themselves have secured impressive victories over Liverpool and Arsenal, but with Burnley sitting deeper can the Swans break them down?






CAPTAIN PICK

Manchester City may have had an off week against Burnley, but can you ever bet against Sergio Aguero?

For those of you who still don’t own Aguero on Fantasy Premier League, at least you have an opportunity have slide him into your Starting 11 team and give him the armband against Leicester.  Maybe you won’t need to hide behind that sofa after all?

With Mahrez still missing from training this week, it’s highly unlikely he will feature again this weekend, meaning that the instability may continue to affect Leicester on the field.

Manchester City know Leicester are in a bad place, Manchester City were the club to cause this unrest with their deadline day approach.

Can Aguero take advantage? I think he can.

Whatever you decide, I hope you’ll join us this Gameweek by downloading the FREE Starting 11 app in the App Store or the Google Play Store.