Don’t Captain Liverpool’s Salah – Go with Bournemouth???

Gameweek 27 Preview: Fantasy Premier League #FPL

Written by John Wallin @FantasyGaffer

Written by @FantasyGaffer

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With my team firmly inside the top 5,000,000 overall – this is a week to take some risks. Riyad Mahrez remains on strike, Chelsea appear in disarray, and Bournemouth have scored in seven straight League tilts! Time to take the armband off of Salah and put it on Callum Wilson! Am I joking? Only one way to find out.

Defender – Antonio Valencia, Manchester United

Now up to £6.8m, Valencia is owned in more than 10% of sides with his overall selection rising by more than 100,000 in the past four gameweeks. Three clean sheets, a goal and 3BAPS have the United defender boasting 27 total points since his return to the lineup for GW23. The reverse of this fixture was a one-sided affair as Manchester ran out 4-1 winners. Newcastle are in the middle of a five-match streak in which they have scored every game, but not managed more than one goal in each. They could pop up to ruin a cleansheet, but Valencia is a must-start this week. Of course, United’s fixtures are a mixed bag for the next several weeks. Selling to lock in profit after a big GW27 may also be good strategy.

Riskier pick? Everton’s Coleman got 90′ against Leicester, is priced £6.4m and has 0.3% selection. Last season his 4g, 4a led to 133pts, his second-best career total despite playing just 2316′.

Midfielder – Theo Walcott, Everton

Two weeks ago we picked Mkhitaryan and reminded everyone last week he remained a must-start. Last week we recommended KDB who blanked for just the 8th time since GW3. So, reminder: he’s still great and gets an unsettled Leicester side against whom he scored in GW12. This week it’s Walcott getting the nod as Everton host Palace. Big Sam’s side has run hot and cold. Fresh off a thrashing from Arsenal, we expect the Toffees to pull it together and win an enjoyable 3-2 match at home. Walcott is good for a goal, an assist, or both. What could posseblye go wrong?

Riskier pick? Manchester City’s Bernardo is getting regular minutes (90′ in two straight), getting on the scored sheet (1g, 1a in his last 200′) and gets Palace. What’s the risk? That he loses his playing time as City face Arsenal (a) and Chelsea (H) in GW28-29.

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