Anti-Fantasy, Players to Avoid – GW 28

North London derby was the biggest match that occurred in GW27. Tottenham won the game 1:0 with Harry Kane scoring a winner. With a loss from this game, Arsenal is now 7 points away from UEFA competitions spot. Man City and Chelsea recorded comfortable wins against Leicester (5:1) and West Brom (3:0), respectively. Hero of the gameweek was of course Sergio Aguero with 4 goals against Leicester City.

Crystal Palace were no match for Everton, as Toffees won 3:1 at Goodison Park, while at the same time at London Stadium West Ham won 2:0 against Watford.  Stoke City and Brighton played 1-1, in a match where Charlie Adam missed a last minute penalty for Stoke City.



Swansea recorded an important and somewhat unexpected win against Burnley, and all of a sudden they can find themselves out of relegation zone. And they actually stopped looking like a relegation contender!

Bournemouth disappointed away at Huddersfield and lost heavily 4:1.

Liverpool recorded an easy win away at Southampton with Salah and Firmino recording a goal and an assist each.

The biggest upset of this gameweek was seen at Saint James’ park, in a match that is pretty much the reason Rafa Benitez stayed in Newcastle – to win against Man Utd lead ny Mourinho! It was a great day from Matt Ritchie who finally scored a goal this Premier League season!

 

Top 3 worst choices in GW27 per positions:

 

Goalkeepers:

  • Begovic – 0 pts – 4 goals conceded
  • McCarthy – 1 pt – 2 goals conceded
  • Schemichel – 1 pt – 5 goals conceded, 5 saves



Defenders:

  • Maguire – -2 pts – 5 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (5th of the season)
  • Francis – -2 pts – 4 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (7th of the season)
  • Evans – -1 pt – 3 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (6th of the season)

 

Midfielders:

  • Adam – -1 pt – 11 minutes, 1 penalty missed
  • Ndidi – 0 pt – 1 yellow card (5th of the season)
  • Lamela – 0 pt – 20 minutes, 1 yellow card

 

Forwards:

  • Mousset – 0 pt – 25 minutes, 1 yellow card
  • Hugill – 1 pt – 2 minutes
  • Gray – 1 pt – 8 minutes

 

Worst 5 choices of GW27:

 

Two changes occurred in the WORST TEAM OF THE SEASON after GW27: one in defense, and one in midfield. Heurelho Gomes is still our goalie, however after heavy defeat and lots of goals conceded in GW27 Asmir Begovic is just 1 point behind.

Bournemouth’s Adam Smith and Simon Francis are still in the defense alongside Brighton’s Lewis Dunk, and they are now accompanied by Huddesrfild’s Christopher Schindler.



In the midfield, James McClean of West Brom and Oriol Romeu of Southampton are the worst duo of the bunch, with Everton’s Tom Davis now being at the third worst place. Brighton’s Solly March also remained in the squad with the same amount of points as the latest addition – Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin.

Burnley’s Ashley Barnes is playing every gameweek, which is not proving good for him in this particular race, as he is now really far away of the other forwards in the league.

 



Predictions time:

Leicester – Stoke: Even though Leicester were thrashed by Man City last week, I do believe they should not have problems beating Stoke City.

Bournemouth – Newcastle: Well, this could be interesting game to watch. Bournemouth will be looking to bounce back from unexpected heavy defeat, while Newcastle recorded a great win against Man Utd. Let’s hope for a lot of goals. I assume nobody is looking for a clean sheets here, right?

Brighton – Swansea: A text-book relegation battle game. Even though neither of the teams is currently at the bottom of the table.

Burnley – Southampton: The most interesting thing for me will be to see if Nick Pope keeps the place at Burnley’s goal, or will Tom Heaton retain his starting spot, now that he is 100% fit. Let’s remember that it is a World Cup year, and that many of England’s goalkeepers have already lost their starting spot (Hart and Forster). Other than that, I still think that Burnley is a favorite to win this game, even though they lost to Swansea last gameweek.

Liverpool – West Ham: Reds won convincingly in their first match in London, and they look in a great attacking form, and had a space to rest their most important players, so it should be clear they are favorites to win this game. And let’s all agree on the first rule of FPL this season: “Alway captain Salah!”

West Brom – Huddersfield: Well, Huddersfield looked like a Championship side for some time, and then they thrashed Bournemouth last gameweek. Since West Brom is so bad this season, I’d give Huddersfield more chance to win this game.

Watford – Everton: Somewhat of a mid-table derby. It could be an interesting game to watch. I would not consider either side a particular favorite in the game.

Crystal Palace – Spurs: Well, it is obvious that Spurs should win games like this. They didn’t do themselves a favor with all the replays they play since New Year, and Champions League knock-out phase has started. It could be exhausting for them at some point.

Man Utd – Chelsea: Well, both team had their disappointments this season. Man Utd looked like title contender for like half an hour this season, and Chelsea maybe didn’t expected to defend their last season’s title, but I looks like they never really tried. Never the less, it is one of the derby matches of the gameweek.

Arsenal – Man City: I think this match should be considered a derby only on a paper. Like some 10 years ago, but the teams switched the sides. Man City had their disappointment of the week with Will Grigg sending them out of FA Cup. I won’t bet on them to disappoint twice in such a short period of time.

Good luck FPL managers!

 

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