FPL GW27 Tips - Best players to target for the double gameweek

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The FPL GW27 deadline is approaching and managers are scrambling to get their squads in order amid a complicated fixture schedule.

When selecting players for FPL GW27, it's important to consider that four teams will place twice in Gameweek 27, whilst six teams blank in Gameweek 28.

Brighton, Brentford, Southampton and Crystal Palace all have a Double Gameweek in GW27.

Be aware, the Gameweek 27 deadline is on Saturday, 11 March at 11am GMT / 6am ET.

GW27 fixtures

The next round of FPL fixtures is as follows:

Saturday, 11 March

Bournemouth v Liverpool

Everton v Brentford

Leeds v Brighton

Leicester v Chelsea

Spurs v Nottingham Forest

Crystal Palace v Man City

Sunday, 12 March

Fulham v Arsenal

Man Utd v Southampton

West Ham v Aston Villa

Newcastle v Wolves

Wednesday, 15 March

Brighton v Crystal Palace

Southampton v Brentford

Now that you have a bit more information on the upcoming fixtures, let's get into the best players to target for FPL GW27.

Forwards

England striker Ivan Toney (£7.8m) is a must-have for GW27 and is one of the standout captaincy options too.

Brentford scored three in their last match against Fulham, where Toney put in a Man of the Match-winning performance, netting one and picking up two bonus points.

The Bees come up against 18th-place Everton and 19th-place Southampton in Double Gameweek 27.

Everton have conceded eight goals in their last three matches alone.

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Bryan Mbeumo (£5.9m) offers a cheaper route into the Brentford attack.

Despite Spurs' recent woes, Harry Kane (£11.7m) will fancy his chances against Nottingham Forest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The England captain has blanked just twice in his last seven matches.

If you are on an extremely tight budget, Brighton's Evan Ferguson (£4.6m) could prove to be of great value, though his minutes are not guaranteed.

Midfielders

When it comes to midfielders, at least one Brighton player is a must-have for their fixtures against Leeds (A) and Crystal Palace (H) in GW27.

Kaoru Mitoma (£5.5m), Solly March (£5.1m) and Alexis Mac Allister (£5.4m) are the three most nailed-on mids for Roberto De Zerbi's side.

Whilst Mitoma leads the way for points and goals per 90 minutes over the course of the season, both Solly March and Alexis Mac Allister have a better expected goals per 90.

It's important to remember that Mac Allister is on penalty duty, which tips the scales slightly in the Argentinian's favour.

Check out the full breakdown of the Brighton midfield trio in FPL here.

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Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) is, of course, a great option for Liverpool's GW27 trip to Bournemouth, having amassed 29 points in the last two gameweeks.

The same goes for Cody Gakpo (£7.7m), who scored 14 points in GW26. However, you must remember that the Reds blank in Gameweek 28.

Marcus Rashford (£7.4m) is a viable captaincy option for Man United's home fixture against Southampton too.

Defenders

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In defence, Rico Henry (£4.5m) is our preferred Brentford option as he provides both an attacking threat as well as the potential for clean sheet points.

The same goes for Pervis Estupinan (£4.8m) of Brighton, who has not blanked since GW19, accumulating 42 points in that time period.

If you're after a differential in the Seagulls' defence, Joel Veltman (£4.6m) is your man, owned by just 3.2% of FPL managers.

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England international full-backs Luke Shaw (£5.2m) and Kieran Trippier (£6.0m) are both great options too, with favourable home fixtures coming up.

Newcastle will face Wolves (H) and Nottingham Forest (A) before their DGW29 fixtures against Manchester United (H) and West Ham (A).

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