Fantasy premier league managers have been having a hard time setting up their teams in a bid to ensure they field a full strength side during the blank game weeks, that is, game week 26 and 28. With game week 26 successfully out of the way for most managers, thanks to this guide on maneuvering blank game week 26, we now turn our attentions to game week 28 which shall present a far more tougher challenge to arm chair managers all over the world with players from up to 12 teams out of selection in game week 28 due to participation in the FA cup quarter finals. Decision will be up to fpl managers to either take a hit for the sake of filling the blanks, face the blanks without fielding a full team for the sake of keeping their points intact or activating the wildcard for the few lucky managers who still have the precious chip.
But just as we thought we had improvised the best plan to cover us for game week 26 and 28 in this link , life throws another curve ball in the shape of Manchester city’s double game week 27.This was dependent on Pep’s men beating the championship side Huddersfield town in their FA cup fifth round replay at the Etihad stadium on Wednesday night, something that we all expected to happen and they did it winning 5-1, this means Pep’s side shall play 2 games in game week 27 in a bid to avoid piling of fixtures towards the end of the season. They will play the black Cats during the weekend in the stadium of light before welcoming the potters at Etihad on march 8th which still falls in game week 27.
The situation was a little bit tricky because the probable double game week had been sandwiched by the two blanks in GW 26 and 28 hence managers had it tricky arranging their team to cope with the tons of blanks and still take advantage of the glorious double game week. Ambitious managers will now most likely bring in one or two Man City players if or when the sky blues make it through to FA cup quarter finals, the decision of bringing in Man City players will be motivated by the two relatively easy fixtures in game week 27.
In case you are wondering who to bring in, the following players are worth taking a punt on for the double game week due to their potential of yielding beautiful attacking returns:
He has been the most reliable attacking option in the recent because of his relatively low price (7.8), Since the Jamaican born English man has cemented his role in the Pep orchestra, he has found the back of the net or provided an assist in 11 occasions in his last 13 starts from all competitions.During the FA cup fifth round replay, he was on fire as whe always is and his effort was rewarded with two assists for his team mates.
Since finally looking like he has cemented his place in Pep’s starting eleven, he has been consistent with 3 assists and 3 goals in his last 6 games.He scored the opening goal of the FA cup fifth round replay against Huddersfield.
Silva this season has not satisfied many fpl managers due to his poor performance and consecutive dry spell of offensive contribution in terms of goals and assists. Going for Silva will be a big gamble.
Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgian ginger maestro is the most expensive midfielder in the game. Managers have not found value for their money in the Belgian due to his inconsistent performance despite being the highest point scoring Manchester City player so far, this would be so much of a gamble for a manager too.
Sergio Kun Aguero.
Aguero’s performance against Monaco in the UCL sends a message of hope to fpl managers who still have some faith in the hit man. Pep’s side banged in 6 goals with the Argentine international contributing directly to four goals (2 goals and 2 assists). Since returning from suspension he has scored only 1 while he has been benched three times by Pep since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus in January who is now out for probably the rest of the season due to injury. Gabriel’s injury is music to the ears of Kun, with Kelechi seemingly out of favor, Aguero’s security in the starting eleven looks like a guarantee.He scored two goals and provided an assist as the citizens blitzed past Huddersfield 5-1 in their FA CUP replay to set up the handsomely beautiful double gameweek.
Given the fact that the expensive Harry Kane, Diego Costa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are all facing a blank in GW 28, it would be very prudent to lose them in the process freeing up some cash for the expensive Aguero then captaining for the double game week. How about using the triple captain chip on the goal getter during the double gameweek as well?