Gameweek 27: Clean sheets and potential double gameweeks
Fantasy Premier League Clean Sheet Tips For Gameweek 27
Our clean sheet algorithm returned two correct predictions last week as both Tottenham (52%) and Everton (45%) successfully shut out Stoke and Sunderland respectively. Swansea striker Fernando Llorente’s goal saw top pick Chelsea (54%) concede at home for only the sixth time in 13 games this season.
With just one goal conceded by the three selected teams, the seasonal accuracy of our top clean sheet candidates remains at 64%.
Gameweek 27 Clean Sheet Probability:
Potential double gameweek for Stoke and Man City improves clean sheet chances.
Stoke welcome goal-shy Middlesborough to the Bet365 on Saturday with a 55% implied chance of a clean sheet. Boro’s last away league goal came at Old Trafford two months ago, with the Teesiders scoring just once in their last five away fixtures.
However, the big news for all serious FPL players is the fact they’re very likely to have a double-gameweek. If Man City defeat Huddersfield on Wednesday night, their fixture versus Stoke will be brought forward to March 8th, which will be included in Gameweek 27 despite being played on a Wednesday.
With this in mind, we advise you to hold off any transfers until the conclusion of Man City’s midweek fixture. If, like expected, Pep Guardiola’s men defeat their Championship opponents, then their defence (38%) will provide a decent output along with Stoke City.
Yes, both clubs will go head-to-head if all goes to plan, so some will say it’s a counter-productive strategy to select/keep players from both sides, but think of it as if you have a double-gameweek defender, our top recommendations are Pieters and *cough* Stones, they will most likely receive 4pts just for turning up.
Why Manchester United are also top clean sheet candidates in Gameweek 27
Fresh from clinching the EFL Cup title at Wembley on Sunday, Manchester United are hoping to extend their unbeaten league run to 17 matches as they return to Premier League action this weekend as joint favourites to record a clean sheet
The Red Devils have kept six clean sheets in their previous eight matches in all competitions, and three in their last six home Premier League games. They can be widely snapped up at 4/5 to prevent a Bournemouth goal.
To add to their potential is their head-to-head record at Old Trafford. They have a 100% home record against Bournemouth in all competitions, winning all five of their previous meetings, scoring 15 goals while conceding just once.
Tottenham have big expectations in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 27
Following a 4-0 demolition of Stoke at White Hart Lane on Sunday, Spurs also make the top three in our clean sheet algorithm this week, with the bookies giving them odds of 6/4 for shutout.
Spurs have the best defensive record in the league, conceding only five goals in 13 games at the Lane – keeping four clean sheets in their last four home PL matches. They are also unbeaten in their last eight against their gameweek 27 opposition.
They have a tough job on their hands, with a confident Lukaku looking to make things difficult, but nevertheless, Kyle Walker is a presentable attacking choice for the visit, with the England right-back averaging 6.2 points per home game this campaign.
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