Manchester City and Chelsea return after a week’s absence from the Premier League.
The Capital One Cup final saw Manchester City beat a resolute Chelsea side in penalties. The eventful final saw Raheem Sterling win it for the hosts with the last penalty. Arsenal beat Southampton at the Emirates thanks to goals from Alexander Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan while a late goal from Ashley Barnes allowed Burnley to steal all three points from Tottenham, Liverpool lost the chance to put daylight between them and Manchester City when they played out a goalless draw against Manchester United in Old Trafford.
Gameweek 27 Review
The Free Hit used, proved to have very little effect in terms of points. Joshua King and Jamaal Lascelles were the top performers of the week with 7 and 6 points respectively. Lukasz Fabianski, Sadio Mane, Ryan Fraser, and Paul Pogba got three points each. Captain Aubameyang came away with only 2 points due to his substitute appearance against Southampton with Marcus Rashford, Heung-min Son and Patrick van Aanholt also getting 2 each. Ricardo Pereira got 0 points for being a part of Leicester’s home defeat against Crystal Palace.
Gameweek 28 Transfers
Richarlison’s lack of production is a major cause of concern. He can be replaced by Andros Townsend or Roberto Pereyra.
Alisson Becker is also another potential transfer candidate. The resurgence of David De Gea under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer makes him a prime candidate for the transfer. Fellow Brazilian Ederson can also replace the former Roma shot-stopper. However, the current set of fixtures, are favourable to the players and no transfers are made.
Gameweek 28 Line-up
The game-week is going to be crucial for the Liverpool players
The 3-5-2 formation is chosen this week. Alisson gets a chance in front of goal, with Fabainski dropping to the bench. Andrew Robertson, Ricardo Pereira, and Matt Doherty start in defense with Marcos Alonso and Aaron Wan-Bissaka moving to the bench. Vice-captain Sadio Mane starts in the middle of the park along with Heung-Min Son. Ryan Fraser, Richarlison and Nathan Redmond complete the midfield. Joshua King moves to the bench allowing Marcus Rashford and captain Sergio Aguero to start.
Arsenal takes on a resurgent Burnley in the Emirates Stadium while Manchester City host West ham in the Etihad. Liverpool welcome Watford to Anfield while a stern Crystal Palace test await Manchester United at Selhurst Park. The fixture of the week happens in Stanford Bridge where Chelsea battle it out against Pochettino’s Tottenham.