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Best FPL Players for Gameweek 27 according to AI

By Fantasy Football Hub

Published: 22:00, 29 February 2024

After a turbulent few weeks in the schedule, we reach a rare normal gameweek with the standard ten fixtures and some attractive match-ups including the Manchester Derby.

So, who are the top ten FPL picks by predicted points going into Gameweek 27?

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Phil Foden

  • GW27 fixture: Manchester United (H)
  • Predicted points: 5.3

Manchester City’s Phil Foden divided opinion among fantasy managers going into the trip to Bournemouth but repaid his backers with the game’s only goal for an 11-point haul. That takes him to five attacking returns in the last six games. He sat top for shots among midfielders in the last four game weeks with 23 and scored in the 3-0 win in the reverse of this fixture.

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James Maddison

  • GW27 fixture: Crystal Palace (H)
  • Predicted points: 5.4

Spurs playmaker James Maddison continues to showcase his consistency, with 11 attacking returns from 15 starts in this campaign. He is dominating set pieces for Spurs in the absence of Pedro Porro, with two assists from his last four appearances. Opponents Crystal Palace have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven away games, conceding 17 goals in this period.

Nicolas Jackson

  • GW27 fixture: Brentford (A)
  • Predicted points: 5.4

Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson continues to be a consistent starter in the Blues forward line, having chalked up ten attacking returns for the season. He has had two big chances on goal in the last four game weeks but hasn’t found the back of the net in the Premier League since mid-November. Brentford are struggling defensively right now, conceding 14 goals in their last four home games.

Ollie Watkins

  • GW27 fixture: Luton Town (A)
  • Predicted points: 5.5

Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins’ impressive season continues, with 29 goal involvements in 26 appearances. He’s in another purple patch, with four goals and four assists in the last four games alone. During this time, he’s had eight big chances on goal, demonstrating no limit to his attacking threat. Opponents Luton Town are without a clean sheet in their last four games, conceding 12 goals in that time.

Mohamed Salah

  • GW27 fixture: Nottingham Forest (A)
  • Predicted points: 5.7

Mohamed Salah is an injury doubt for FPL Gameweek 27 after facing issues on return from a hamstring injury, but the strength of the fixture sees him make this top ten despite the threat of limited minutes. He has 24 goal involvements for the season, including an 11-point haul from the bench against Brentford during the last time out. He scored in the reverse of this fixture against Nottingham Forest also.

Bukayo Saka

  • GW27 fixture: Sheffield United (A)
  • Predicted points: 6.0

Arsenal talisman Bukayo Saka has been in scintillating form recently, with double-digit hauls in four of his last five games. He’s had 24 shots in that time, with six big chances yielding seven goals. He’s back on spot-kicks, which only amplifies his routes to fantasy returns. There are high hopes of another big haul against bottom-of-the-league Sheffield United, with the Gunners beating them 5-0 last time out.


  • GW27 fixture: Crystal Palace (H)
  • Predicted points: 6.0

Spurs midfielder Richarlison has thrived since playing as an out-of-position striker, with nine goals in the last ten game weeks. Recent blanks against Brighton and Wolves do cause some concern, especially since this coincided with the return of his team-mate Heung-min Son from the Asia Cup. Richarlison’s long-term appeal remains high, though, given that Spurs have good fixtures and don’t blank in Gameweek 29.

Ivan Toney

  • GW27 fixture: Chelsea (H)
  • Predicted points: 6.3

Brentford’s Ivan Toney has seen some consistent form since returning to the Bees side in January, with four goals and one assist in seven starts. He’s played every minute of action and has plenty of routes to points, given that he is on spot-kicks. There’s potential for more, with five big chances on goal in the last four games alone. Opponents Chelsea are struggling defensively, conceding 10 in four.

Heung-min Son

  • GW27 fixture: Crystal Palace (H)
  • Predicted points: 6.9

Spurs captain Heung-min Son is their leading fantasy scorer for the season, despite missing a period of games in January due to his involvement with South Korea in the Asia Cup. He’s amassed 18 attacking returns this season, including one assist in two since his return. He has the pedigree in this fixture, scoring the crucial goal in the 2-1 win in late October, and he’s on penalties.

Erling Haaland

  • GW27 fixture: Manchester United (H)
  • Predicted points: 5.9

Once again, Erling Haaland tops the projections as the go-to captain pick for FPL Gameweek 27, with 8.7 predicted points. Don’t be put off by the fixture on paper: as a lifelong Manchester City fan, Haaland always enjoys these big derby games, producing a 23-point haul in the 6-3 victory at the Etihad last season, with three goals and two assists.