Captain Picks Gameweek 27 – Fantasy Premier League Tips

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There’s absolutely no denying the importance of your captain choice when looking for success in weekly Fantasy Premier League betting tournaments. You can try differentiating players in your Football Fanager team to your Fanaments team, but one decision you will need to be certain on is your captain choice… especially if you want to be withdrawing winnings across all websites.

With just 16 teams to choose from this gameweek it could make your captain pick that little bit easier, having said that with no Diego Costa or Harry Kane to choose from, some of you may be slightly stumped when choosing who’s the best option to bring you back double the points. Lionel Messi showed some unfortunate fantasy managers how even a safe choice can come back to haunt you. With that in mind, we’ve highlighted our top 5 captain picks for this weekend and there’s no surprise for guessing who’s our first choice!

Kun Aguero vs Liverpool (A)




[mks_one_half]Manchester City have scored 9 in their last two Premier League fixtures and at helm of their attack is the little Argentinian, who’s netted a third of those for the current Premier League champions.

Liverpool will provide a stern test for travelling City, but with a chance to close the gap between themselves and Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea this weekend you can expect to see a tight affair. Aguero is often the difference in big fixtures, in mid-week he scored to give Pellegrini’s men a lifeline in the Champions League against Barcelona, somewhat aided by an unprecedented Lionel Messi miss in the dying embers of the tie.[/mks_one_half]

Liverpool could prove problematic for City on Sunday, and it’s in fixtures like this – cast your memory back to his hat-trick against Bayern Munich that secured second place in the qualifying stages – where you can almost guarantee a clinical finisher like Aguero will prove to be the difference between the two sides.

Alexis Sanchez vs Everton (H)




[mks_one_half]We all know how quickly Alexis Sanchez has adapted to the Premier League following his £35M summer move from Barcelona. With 17 goals and 8 assists in all competitions this year he’s been key to ensuring Arsenal are once more in the hunt for a Champions League place next season.

Having recently returned from injury Sanchez’s form has dropped slightly and didn’t prove to be influential in Arsenal’s shock 3-1 home defeat to AS Monaco in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Everton don’t look like the same team who came so close to a top four finish last year and currently reside in the bottom half of the table, looking down at the relegation dogfight.[/mks_one_half]

It will take a brave man to make Sanchez their captain this weekend, but a quick response will be expected from Wenger following their Champions League defeat, and Sanchez may just choose to lead by example.

Danny Ings vs Swansea (H)




[mks_one_half]With 21 fantasy points in his last 3 games and 5 goals in 7 matches so far in 2015, Englishman Danny Ings recent form speaks for itself. Burnley’s bid to stay in the top flight of English football looks as though it may rest in the form of Ings for the remainder of the season.

This weekend he faces Swansea in a home fixture that could take Burnley 3 points closer to Premier League survival.

Swansea have lost 6 of their 12 away fixtures this season, and despite a win against Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium last weekend courtesy of a winner from Bafetimbi Gomis’ back, the Welsh outfit have looked poor in 2015 with just two wins this year in total.[/mks_one_half]

[/mks_col]Swansea’s free flowing attacking football could provide several opportunities for Ings on the counter attack and if he fails to covert with his feet, you can rely on him head one in courtesy of a magical Kieran Trippier delivery.

Angel Di Maria vs Sunderland (H)




[mks_one_half]It may come as a surprise to see Di Maria make our captain choices this week but with Manchester United’s home form and the recent amount of assists the Argentinian has picked up it seemed fitting to add him into our five choices.

Although he is yet to reach the form that was seen for Real Madrid the nippy winger now has three assists in his last three matches, and with a keen eye for goal we wouldn’t be surprised if he also popped up on the score sheet this weekend.

United will play host to Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday and despite a win there last season for the Black Cats, we think a repeated score line is out of their reach.[/mks_one_half]

[/mks_col]You can except United to edge their way to yet another scappy victory here. Either way, let’s hope if they do continue their decent run of home form it’s courtesy of Angel Di Maria.

Papiss Cisse vs Aston Villa (H)




[mks_one_half]Aston Villa are a side who haven’t won in the Premier League since early December, and with captain Ron Vlaar suspended Newcastle have a good opportunity to reverse their own fortunes this weekend against a side who have lost their last 5 away fixtures.

Villa’s new manager Tim Sherwood has an attacking mentality that has led to his side somehow scoring three in their last two fixtures in all competitions, but this mentality is sure to make the game more open.

Pappis Cisse currently holds the best minutes per goal record in the Premier League, scoring a goal every 83.9 minutes so far this season… albeit across less fixtures. But we’ll let you have this one, Papiss! [/mks_one_half]

[/mks_col]Since returning from the African Cup of Nations, the Senegalese striker has only found the net once in his last 3 games… well 2 and a half. At risk of losing his prized statistic to a fast approaching Aguero, we think that Cisse is worth a punt for any managers wearing their lucky underwear.


By | 2017-04-05T23:14:46+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Opinion|4 Comments


  1. zebraphenia February 27, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I think I’ll stick with Aguero this weekend – not fancying a big risk. Tempted to chuck Jonathan Walters the armband in a few tournaments though.

    • FPLBet February 28, 2015 at 2:28 am

      Walters isn’t a bad shout. Not sure we’d trust him with the armband but he’s definitely worth a pick. Crouchy’s been quietly picking up the points lately too.

  2. Reevomark February 28, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Great site guys – hopefully you’ ll give ma a sneaky edge on my mates, at least till they catch on! – Crouchy’s tempting as a outside bet – but I’m opting for Di-Maria about time he put in man of the match performance

    • FPLBet February 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Di Maria is a good choice because he’s involved in everything United do attack wise. However, knowing Van Gaal this fixture will be 1-1 with a last minute headed goal from Fellani.

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