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Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 27: Defenders

Recommended defenders for GW27 include players from Leicester, Newcastle, Arsenal and Cardiff.

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Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 27 defenders round-up

Strengthen your defence with this Fantasy Premier League tips Gameweek 27 defenders round-up and unlock your fantasy football potential.

Recommended defender picks for this Gameweek include players from Leicester City, Newcastle United, Arsenal and Cardiff City.

🌟 Pereira/Chilwell LEI, £5.3m/£5m

Fixture disruption is coming soon as the FA Cup reaches its latter stages, and Gameweek 31 is one to watch because it could have as few as four matches.

With that in mind it would be helpful to bring in players from teams who are guaranteed to play in GW31, of whom Leicester are one.

Their upcoming games look good in general: Crystal Palace (H), Brighton (H), Watford (a), Fulham (H), Burnley (a), Bournemouth (H), Huddersfield (a), Newcastle (H).

It’s a favourable-looking run, although this is mitigated by Leicester’s unpredictability.

Nevertheless, their two full-backs offer attacking threat – Ricardo Pereira has three assists in his last six games, while Ben Chilwell is a bit cheaper and also likes to get forward.

🌟 Lascelles/Schär NEW, £4.6m each

Newcastle are another of the few sides guaranteed to play in GW31, when they play away to Bournemouth, and until then they’ve got Huddersfield (H), Burnley (H), West Ham (a), Everton (H).

Jamaal Lascelles looks like the most nailed-on starter, although Fabian Schär might offer the most goal-scoring threat if his recent double against Cardiff is any indicator.

🌟 Sead Kolašinac ARS, £5m

Although Arsenal won’t play in GW31 if Wolves beat Bristol City in the FA Cup 5th round, their next two fixtures are at home to Southampton and Bournemouth.

Kolašinac meanwhile has four assists in his last nine Arsenal appearances, so he has potential for points at both ends of the pitch.

🌟 Sol Bamba CAR, £4.6m

Cardiff won’t play in GW31 if Brighton beat Derby in the FA Cup this weekend, but until then three of their next four matches are at home to Everton, Watford and West Ham.