Friday, 22 February 2019

FPL: Five to watch in GW27 - Keep the faith in Felipe Anderson?

After what feels like an eternity, the Premier League is back this weekend. Whilst the FA Cup took centre stage last weekend, the spotlight is shared with the Carabao Cup Final. What does that mean for your FPL team?

There are only 8 fixtures to ponder over this week with big hitters Manchester City and Chelsea amongst those not in action. To further complicate matters, Liverpool and Manchester United go head to head. With nearly half of your lineup potentially in one fixture, differentials could be more important than ever.

We've identified five players who you should consider for this weekend. It's worth noting that the fixture list is going to get very complicated as double game weeks and blanks start to appear from week 32. Depending on your strategy, take note of who is playing twice so you can begin to fill your team for those weeks without having to use a chip.

1) Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal, Forward, £9.5m)

You may well raise an eyebrow that Lacazette is selected ahead of Aubameyang, but there are reasons. Even though the Gabonese striker has outscored Lacazette 150 to 122 points so far this season, I'm standing by my choice. Firstly, Arsenal are at home to Southampton and they will be heavy favourites to win. Lacazette is suspended for the Europa League tie with BATE (Thursday) which should mean he is rested up for this one, whereas Aubameyang is unlikely to get the same luxury.

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