Gameweek 27 was a short FPL gameweek, as there were only 8 games due to the Capital One Cup final taking place. The overall Fantasy Premier League dream team saw a total of 125 points, and featured some surprise names. Without further ado, lets take a look at the dream team in our gameweek 27 review:
Adrian – There were only 4 teams to keep a clean sheet this week out of the 16 teams that played, and West Ham were one of those. A 1-0 win over Sunderland saw the Hammers keeper pick up a clean sheet and whilst he made 4 saves he also earned himself 2 bonus points, making him this week’s top scoring goalkeeper.
Branislav Ivanovic – The Chelsea right-back has really started to find some of the form that he had last season and is now picking up some higher FPL scores to warrant his high price. This week he found the back of the net against Southampton and although he could not manage to keep a clean sheet, he did pick up 2 bonus points in the process.
Simon Francis – In what was a somewhat dull 0-0 at the Hornets, Simon Francis managed to pick up the 3 bonus points on offer, giving him a tally of 9 points and a place in the dream team, which was welcomed by the 1.7% that own the Bournemouth defender!
Christian Fuchs – Another differential (owned by 3.2% of fantasy football managers) finds themselves as part of the dream team back three. The Leicester defence has improved dramatically of late and has helped them maintain their top spot in the Premier League. Hopefully they aren’t eating too much pizza!
Marko Arnautovic – The Stoke City midfielder was owned by quite a lot of fantasy managers at one point, however many had started to lose faith in his consistency. To be fair, this was understandable, however maybe they should have held on a little longer as he managed to bag two goals in Stoke’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa. Arnautovic tallied up a total of 15 points and was very close to being this week’s highest scorer.
Craig Gardner – Gardner isn’t renowned for his high fantasy Premier League scores, with just an average of 1.65 points per gameweek before this week. However, this week he went and bagged 12, after he scored a goal and set one up too!
Michail Antonio – Antonio bagged the only goal of the game in the Saturday lunch time fixture and celebrated by impersonating Homer Simpson breakdancing. Classic. That win keeps West Ham 4 points off of the top 4.
Mesut Ozil – What a surprise! Ozil is in the dream team once again, with a total of 11 points this gameweek. A goal and his 18th assist of the season saw him cruise into the dream team again. Ozil is now owned by over 50% of FPL managers, so if for some reason you don’t have him, he is now considered a ‘must have’ in the game.
Marcus Rashford – What a week this young lad has had. The 18 year old grabbed a brace and an assist in the big Premier League fixture of the weekend against Arsenal. Funnily enough, yesterday he was exactly as old as Rooney was (to the day!) when he grabbed his first Premier League brace! At the time of writing, almost 43k have transferred Rashford in and with uncertainty around when Martial will be back, Rashford may have the chance to extend his record against Watford midweek.
Connor Wickham – Connor Wickham put in a valiant effort in the 2nd half to try and get his Palace side back in to the match at the Hawthorns after West Brom took a 3-0 lead into half time. He bagged himself 2 goals, igniting the belief that Palace could make that unlikely comeback reality, with his second goal being an absolute peach of a strike. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be for the London side but Connor will be proud of his efforts!
Danny Welbeck – The ex-United striker was back at Old Trafford and he proved a real nuisance by keeping Arsenal hot on United’s heels throughout the match thanks to his initial goal at 2-0 down to make it 2-1, followed by a set-up for Ozil to bring it back to 3-2. Unfortunately, there wasn’t another goal in the match for Arsenal who now sit 5 points off the pace.
Written by Simon Banks