Fantasy football tips: West Ham, Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle stars among those to sign for Gameweek 27

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates a goal. Picture by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates a goal. Picture by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

With the conclusion of the football season drawing closer, it's getting to the crunch time for fantasy football managers, writes Dan Fox.

Sky Sports bosses can still use the overhaul period until Friday's games kick-off to change their team as much as possible, while FPL managers will want to make the most of any boosts and free transfers.

West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson celebrates a goal with Declan Rice. Picture by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

West Ham midfielder Felipe Anderson celebrates a goal with Declan Rice. Picture by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Gameweek 27 begins on Friday with two matches as Cardiff host Watford and West Ham entertain Fulham.

Four games then take place on Saturday, before Manchester United entertain Liverpool and Arsenal host Southampton on Sunday.

Due to the EFL Cup final, Chelsea, Manchester City, Brighton and Everton will not be in action during Gameweek 27.

FPL players can use the ‘free hit’ chip in order to make any changes for one Gameweek only, in order to ensure their whole squad are able to play. This will reset to the player's old squad again for the following Gameweek.

Felipe Anderson

The Brazilian winger has flourished in his debut Premier League season for West Ham.

The Hammers face relegation-threatened Fulham on Friday evening, with the Cottagers having shipped a league high 58 goals already this season.

Anderson has eight goals and three assists for the season so far and is currently priced at £7.2million in FLP and £8.7million for Sky. If you want value for money, Anderson is a great option for this Gameweek in particular.

Paul Pogba

Manchester United’s mercurial midfielder has been in sparkling form in recent weeks, and this Gameweek will see United up against bitter rivals Liverpool.

Pogba currently has 11 goals and eight assists from midfield, so his clinical eye for goal could earn players valuable points should his rich vein of form continue.

Pogba is currently priced at £8.8million for FPL players and £10.6million in Sky.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal’s leading marksman will be confident of adding to his goal tally this weekend, when a struggling Southampton side visit the Emirates on Sunday.

Aubameyang is only behind Sergio Aguero and Mohamed Salah in the top league scorer standings with 15 goals and he is also cheaper at £11.1 million for FPL players and £12.5 million for Sky players.

Aubameyang also has eight assists this season, so as well as scoring he is more than capable of supplying his team mates too.

Fabian Schar

The Newcastle defender has shone for his side this season with a number of commanding displays at the back.

He is available for just £4.6million in FPL and £6.9million in Sky.

Newcastle face bottom side Huddersfield at St James’ Park on Saturday.

With the Terriers having only scored 11 times this season. Schar and his Newcastle team mates will be confident of keeping a clean sheet on their way to what could be a massive three points.

Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham’s Belgian centre-back put in a man-of-the-match display against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions league last week, keeping a clean sheet, while also scoring and assisting for Heung Min Son’s goal.

The defender is available for £10million in Sky, while FPL players will have to part with £5.9million.

Tottenham face a trip to in-form Burnley on Saturday and will need Vertonghen on top form to combat the Clarets' strike force of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

Tottenham need to come away from Turf Moor with all three points if they are to continue to keep pace with Manchester City and Liverpool in the title race.

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