FPL GW27 Tips: Transfers, Best Picks & Team Selection

fpl gw27 tips

Gameweek 27 – the one “boring” single gameweek in Fantasy Premier League during this busy schedule full of blank and double gameweeks is almost here. It might be a good time to relax a bit and enjoy the FPL and football like in the good old days from the beginning of the season when we would not have to deal with postponed or added games.

Nevertheless, you still need to have the bigger picture in mind, and make your transfers with regards to double gameweek 28 and blank gameweek 29.

So, let’s jump to our FPL GW27 Tips, where we discuss best picks, transfer targets, captain, odds & team selection.

1. Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 27 Tips

  • There is FA Cup 5th Round in midweek before GW27 (see our FPL calendar), which will have huge implications on you chip strategy
  • The results from the FA Cup 5th will determine which teams will advance to FA Cup Quarterfinals (which is scheduled on the same time as Gameweek 29), and therefore which teams will blank in big blank gameweek 29
  • So, before the GW27 deadline, we should know which teams will play in GW29 and which will not.
  • Now, when the FA Cup 5th round is over, we know that, GW29 has only 4 fixtures (Burnley vs. Brentford, Fulham vs. Spurs, West Ham vs. Aston Villa, Luton vs. Nottingham)
  • So definitely keep your transfers to the end of the week, when you will have more information about following gameweeks
  • Now when blank gameweek 29 fixtures are confirmed (after the FA Cup 5th round), you should decide on your chip strategy based on the current state of your team. You should decide whether:
    • You will use or Free Hit in GW29 (if you will not be able to get to 7-9 good players in GW29 with free transfers)
    • Or whether you will use a wildcard in GW27 to navigate double in GW28 and blank in GW29 (but that would leave you with fewer options to deal with DGW34 and DGW37)
    • Or whether you just dead-end your team into blank gameweek 29 and use a wildcard in GW30 to rebalance your squad
  • But remember, each manager has a different team, so the chip strategy which is the best for my team might not be the best strategy for your team
  • Wildcard in GW27 opens the door for bench boost in GW28 (see our wildcard team for GW27)

Chip strategies

We dedicated a separate article to chip strategies for this season. Read more: Best FPL chip strategies

Players dilemma

  • Richarlison: Sell. He is out for 2-3 weeks, potentially even a month missing blank GW29 as well
  • Pedro Porro: Hold – there is a chance he would be back for blank GW29
  • Hwang: Sell – no timeframe had been set on his return, but given the nature of the hamstring injury with a combination of blank gameweek in GW29, he is a sell for us. According to PremierInjuries – he could be out for around a month
  • Eze: He is back, but he is not a buy for us yet. Could be a transfer target for GW28 for managers who will free hit in GW29
  • Salah: Unlikely to be fit for GW27
  • Solanke: He is a hold for us. His injury is not as serious as feared, and could potentially start against Burnley. That is enough for us to keep him, given he has a double gameweek in GW28 where he is a (triple) captain candidate
  • Son: Buy, he could play as center-forward while Richarlison is out, that is a position where he has the biggest potential as an FPL asset

2. FPL Gameweek 27 Transfer Tips and Key Players to pick

Key players to pick

  1. Haaland
  2. Saka – a key man for Arsenal, good fixture against Bournemouth
  3. Arsenal defender – Gabriel/Saliba/Raya
  4. Watkins

Transfer targets

  • Maddison, Son, Spurs defender – Tottenham players are good options for managers who do not aim to navigate blank GW29 with chips, but rather with free transfers (as Spurs play in GW29)
  • Neto, Kaminski
  • Senesi
  • Odegaard/Havertz
  • Toney – 4G + 1A in just 6 games since he is back
  • Douglas Luiz/Kudus/Bowen – part of a plan for blank GW29

3. Fixtures to target in FPL GW27

In which fixtures we could expect a lot of fantasy points? These are the fixtures to target in Gameweek 26 according to bookies odds.

  • Sheffield vs. Arsenal: The Gunners 82 % to win, 44 % to score 2.5+ goal
  • Manchester City vs. Manchester United: Citizens 74 % to win, 42 % to score 2.5+ goal
  • Nottingham vs. Liverpool: Liverpool 65 % to win, 34 % to score 2.5+ goal
  • Tottenham vs. Crystal Palace: Spurs 64 % to win, 36 % to score 2.5+ goal

Find 2.5+ goals odds for all teams in our article: Premier League Over 2.5 Goals Odds.

4. Updated watchlists: Best players to pick in Gameweek 27 and beyond

We also looked at players from each position: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards and updated our watchlists.

We examine which players are best picks in each price bracket: budget enablers, midpriced picks, and premium options. Check our watchlists with our ratings and comments here:

5. Best captain pick in Gameweek 27

According to our captaincy indexHaaland is the best captain in FPL Gameweek 27 with a captaincy index score of 1.80.

Saka (captaincy index score 1.74) is the number 2 captaincy pick and Son (1.59) is number 3.

6. What bookies odds say about FPL GW27

As usual, we converted bookies odds into probabilities using our Odds to probability calculator, to assess the potential of gameweek 27.

Clean sheet odds for GW27

Arsenal (51 %) and Manchester City (40%) are likely to keep clean sheets in GW27. Bookies also favor Tottenham (35 %) and Liverpool (33 %) to potentially keep clean sheets in GW27.

fpl gw27 clean sheet odds 2024
fpl gw27 clean sheet odds 2024

Bookies expect 4.42 clean sheets in gameweek 27 in the last season, we were used to a rate of 5.45 per clean sheets gameweek. This season we have seen clean sheets at the rate of 4.12 clean sheets per gameweek.

Expected clean sheets

Due to correction in the number of clean sheets: Everton, Fulham

Everton overperformed their defensive expectations the most of all teams. They should have kept 5.68 clean sheets instead of 8 according to our expected clean sheets table.

Due to an improvement in the number of clean sheets: Brighton, Sheffield

Brighton underperformed their defensive expectations the most from all teams. They should have kept 6.64 clean sheets instead of 3 according to our expected clean sheets table.

You can see the expected clean sheets table and clean sheet odds for all Premier League teams here.

Goalscoring odds for GW27

Check who leads any time goalscoring odds for GW27 here: Premier League Goalsocring Odds.

fpl gw27goalscoring odds 2024
fpl gw27goalscoring odds 2024

7. FPL GW27 Scout Team selection

Now let’s look at our scout picks team for GW27. Haaland is the captain.

fpl gw27 wildcard team updated
fpl gw27 team updated

8. Fantasy Premier League Tips

Find more tips, strategies and picks for Fantasy Premier League in these articles:

We hope our FPL GW27 tips with the best picks, fixtures, transfer targets, odds, captain picks, and team selection helped you to gather some useful information before the Gameweek 27 deadline.

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Good luck in FPL GW27!

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.