Gameweek 27 hides a lot Fantasy Premier League managers – with double game weeks for Crystal Palace, Southampton, Brighton and Brentford around the world Premier League.

With that in mind, here are five essential picks for you. fantasy football This week’s team:

James Ward-Prowse

Despite missing a penalty at GW26, James Ward-Prowse the Southampton presence enters this week.

He poses an obvious goal threat in both open play and set pieces, but the statistic that should interest you most is his expected assists – Ward-Prowse has only two assists to show at 5.64 xA.

The Saints captain is creating plenty of opportunities for his teammates, who have been wasting time off this season.

If strikers can show signs of life as they have shown against Chelsea and Leicester in recent weeks, Ward-Prowse could add to his tally in GW27.

If he can’t, then there’s always a potential comeback, such as another extreme free kick to score from the spot or secure FPL points.

Fabian Schar

No doubles for Newcastle this time around, but a clean slate against the Wolves looks likely, so bringing in a defender is a cunning decision.

Kieran Trippier may seem like an obvious candidate given his incredible offensive performance throughout the season, but Newcastle have recently stopped scoring goals – just two in their last five games in all competitions – so extra points from defense via assists or goals look unlikely.

With that in mind, we can turn to the 0.9m cheaper Fabian Schar. The Swiss defender averages 4.6 points per game and also has potential for bonus points.

Pervis Estupinan

The fact that Brentford and Brighton have a double game week brings with it a number of options.

The best of these is to have the defensive presence of one or both teams on your side before the deadline.

The group’s choice is Pervis Estupinan from Brighton.

Three goals without conceding four goals is as strong a record as you could hope for, and the Ecuadorian also had three assists from their last five. Leeds and Crystal Palace also represent two good chances to score, neither side firing regularly and both concede often.

Ivan Toney

Ivan Toney celebrates after Brentford beat Fulham (Adam Davy/PA)

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For the second week in a row, Ivan Toney is a must-have for your team.

Another name preparing for the double game week, Toney He scored his 15th goal of the season against Fulham. On Monday.

It is not surprising that he was so successful in front of the goal; The striker took four shots, two at goal, against his West London opponent, just above the season average of three per game this period.

In matches against two leaky defenses at Everton and Southampton, you’re missing out if Toney isn’t by your side.

Marcus Rashford

After Manchester United Modesty in Liverpool’s hands on SundayYou should expect a response from Marcus Rashford, the head man of Erik ten Hag.

United have a great fixture to come back to as they welcome Southampton to Old Trafford.

The forward has strong goal contribution counts averaging 0.75 per game and great basic stats including good accuracy and conversion percentages. They face a Southampton defense conceding an average of 1.6 goals per game.

All this raises the possibility of a return to score form from the England striker who lined up as United’s centre-forward at the final break.

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