Daily Fantasy Premier League Football Tips - Gameweek 27
Posted by @FFPundits_Drew
8:10am Feb 10 2018
@FFPundits_Drew returns with his Safe vs Differential daily fantasy picks for Gameweek 27
Good day to all fantasy bosses around the world and welcome to our Gameweek 27 edition of Safe Picks vs Differentials, where I, @FFPundits_Drew, look to provide FPL and Starting 11 bosses with a mixed bag of picks for this weekend’s contests.
For those of you who play Starting 11 with us each week, it’s worth pointing out that their Google Play (Android) app is down until Feb 24th, so only iOS users can access their contests for Gameweek 27 – apologies for any inconvenience.
Safe Pick – Kane vs. Arsenal (H)
In this weekend’s early kick-off, we are treated to the North London derby, a fixture Harry Kane has a history of scoring goals.
Despite blanking in the reverse fixture back in November, Kane has scored 6 times during his last 7 games vs Arsenal.
Arsenal themselves, despite a 5-1 win vs Everton last weekend, have not kept a clean sheet in their last 8 Premier League games, Kane will be looking to take advantage of that porous defence.
Differential – Wilson vs. Huddersfield (A)
The band wagon is now in full motion over on Fantasy Premier League, Bournemouth have hit some form as has Wilson and the fixtures continue to look tempting.
In his last 7 games Wilson has scored 4 and provided 2 assists, the Cherries will show no signs of ending their run when they travel to Huddersfield on Sunday.
Huddersfield have lost their last 5 Premier League games meaning Wilson not only has the form, but he has the fixture too.
Safe Pick – De Bruyne vs. Leicester (H)
With Leroy Sane out and David Silva still a doubt, Manchester City’s reliance on Kevin De Bryune is highlighted further. Is the Belgian the one irreplaceable asset in that City line-up?
Despite having the lion’s share of the possession at Burnley last weekend, Manchester City could only travel back to the City Centre with a point. Pep Guardiola will be keen to make sure their rivals don’t see this as the chink in the armour they were hoping for.
Their opponents on Saturday are Leicester, who since Mahrez went AWOL have failed to win either of their last two games. This is the right time to face Claude Puel’s men.
Differential – Shaqiri vs. Brighton (H)
The fixtures showed promise and despite some strong performances from Shaqiri, Stoke have failed to live up to the potential they showed vs Manchester United 4 weeks ago.
Stoke may have only won 1 of their last 4 games, but Shaqiri has recorded 8 shots during that period and finally found the back of the net last week vs Bournemouth.
Can he build on that this week? Well at home to Brighton he has every chance, Brighton have mixed form but have conceded 10 goals during their last 5 Premier League games.
Safe Pick – Valencia vs. Newcastle (A)
There may be mixed reviews about their attacking football, but what remains consistent is Manchester United’s defensive ability.
Jose Mouhino’s side have now kept 15 clean sheets this season, including 5 during their last 6 Premier League games, leading to Manchester United having the best defensive record this season.
The member of Manchester United’s back-four who is nailed on to start, Valencia has also chipped in which 3 goals this season.
Differential – Mawson vs. Burnley (H)
Earlier in the season Swansea looked to be doomed to relegation sat firmly at the bottom of the Premier League table.
They are now unbeaten in their last 4, including wins against Arsenal and Liverpool, which has lifted them out of the relegation zone since November.
Defender Mawson not only offers clean sheet potential, but also an attacking threat having scored and created an assist over his last 3 games.
Safe Pick – De Gea vs. Newcastle (A)
After looking at those Gameweek 27 fixtures, what stands out to me is that your best chance of a clean sheet this weekend will come from Manchester United.
Personally, I plan to at least double up at the back with De Gea and Valencia forming part of a defensive stack against Newcastle on Sunday.
Newcastle, without a win in their last 4, are now only 1 point off the relegation zone and look to be slipping into trouble.
Differential – Fabianski vs. Burnley (H)
So you have looked at my safe picks and thought Manchester United aren’t the way to go this week? Well how about a Swansea Stack?
A key man to their recent success has been Fabianski, who despite only keeping 1 clean sheet during his last 4 games, has only conceded 1 goal in each of the other 3 games.
A home fixture vs goal shy Burnley, with the lowest number of goals scored this season (21), should give Fabianski an opportunity to take home a clean sheet this weekend.
Would you dare to double up with Fabianski and Mawson?
For my Starting 11 captain this week I will look no further than Harry Kane.
“One of their own” at Spurs and will be motivated to help his fans to the bragging rights over their arch rivals Arsenal.
This week he has said that Arsenal releasing him at 8 years old was the best thing that ever happened to him, it’s set up nicely.
After blanking against Arsenal in November, I expect Kane to deliver this weekend.
His record against the Gunner speaks volumes to me and with Petr Cech an injury doubt, he could prove those #KaneExiters wrong for the second time this season.