Hear ye, hear ye – our Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 27 goalkeepers and defenders round-up is here!
We can’t be certain of what will happen in this weekend’s Premier League fixtures, so there is a chance – just a smidgen of one – that our Fantasy Football tips might not work out for you.
Rest assured, however, that our educated guesses are at least as educated as they are guessed.
We should mention that our Fantasy Football tips are based on the Fantasy Premier League version of the game, but the principles should apply more or less across the board.
Right, let’s crack on…
Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 27: Goalkeepers and Defenders
After months of shipping goals to the frustration of Fantasy Football players everywhere, Chelsea have regained peak Mourinhosity and scarcely look capable of conceding.
Furthermore, Branislav Ivanovic is finally back on the goal trail – he has two strikes and an assist from his last three games, earning him three consecutive double-figure points hauls.
At £6.4m he ain’t cheap, but a continuation of that kind of form would make him a decidedly worthwhile investment.
John Terry’s absence has ushered £6m David Luiz back into the team as partner to the similarly priced Gary Cahill – both are also capable of scoring goals, which is an invaluable currency for your Fantasy defence.
If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, César Azpilicueta looks firmly established at left-back and will set you back just £5.4m.
Arsenal haven’t conceded at home in the league since December and welcome Sunderland to the Emirates this weekend, another nifty opportunity to avail of the Gunners’ clean sheet prowess.
Laurent Koscielny and Bacary Sagna look especially good value at £5.7m apiece, although it’s worth keeping an eye on their left-back situation as Kieran Gibbs costs just £5.3m, Nacho Monreal even less at £5.1m.
Our 0-0 tips for the weekend are Cardiff City v Hull City and West Ham United v Southampton, so you might want to browse the various bargains on offer amongst that lot.
Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall is in fine form and costs just £4.7m, the same Southampton’s Artur Boruc – however, with four consecutive clean sheets behind him, West Ham’s £4.4m Adrián is potentially the best value of all.
Going back to Saints briefly, José Fonte has scored twice in his last four games, supplementing his side’s knack for clean sheets rather nicely indeed.
His winner in the 1-0 win at Hull last time out earned him 14 points and made us wonder if we haven’t missed a trick by overlooking him.
Swansea City’s Chico Flores is another centre-back with two goals in his last four games, making him look good value at £4.9m.
Maybe not for Gameweek 27, mind – this weekend takes the Swans to Anfield.