Fantasy Premier League Tips: Defenders for Gameweek 27

Drop

Luke Shaw

Questions once again have cracked out, is the 19-year old actually worth 30 million pounds? The former Southampton left-back is struggling to core to impress Louis Van Gaal, despite string of medical concerns. Shaw was highly involved when Manchester United took the lead at the Liberty Stadium, his attacking presence along the flank was admirable. However, he slumped on his primary duty, guarding the post efficiently. The England international was caught ball watching when Ki slotted home the equalizer and moments after the second half resumed, he was guilty of placing his side on similar shaky situation. The United boss had enough of jeopardizing is backline and substituted Shaw with Ashley Young, who looked more composed. In the upcoming must-win encounter against The Black Cats, Van Gaal might settle hope on Young and place Shaw among the spectators. A rising talent who lost his path!

Punt

Martin Skrtel

A revitalized player who has been remarkable week in week out for The Reds under the punt category? The scintillating Slovakian was strong as an OX against Southampton last weekend, not letting the hard-hitting rain or rumbustious crowd of St Mary’s gearing down his performance. Liverpool have clinched five clean sheets out of their last six matches. Conversely, they face a fiddly encounter this weekend as they welcome Manchester City who hammered The Magpies 5-0 in the Premier League. The main concern for the home side and Skrtel would be the fitness level for Mamadou Sakho who missed the previous match due to knock. Dejan Lovren, by hook or crook shielded his post last weekend but it would totally be a different story when Sergio Aguero and co are leading the final third. The Citizens embrace a frontline that has huge quality plus aptitude to craft threat from various angles which could be disturbing for Skrtel without his gem partner Sakho.

Hot

Aaron Cresswell

The 25-year old full-back is one of the outstanding players so far this season! The Hammers defender is reportedly under the radar of Manchester City, who are looking to find a long-term replacement for Kompany as well as Martín Demichelis. The home-grown talent was influential with great dynamism along the left side, registering an assist for Kouyate last weekend with a fabulous cross. The former Ipswich Town left-back has impressed brilliantly in his debut season for West Ham United, four assists and a goal to his name. This weekend, The Hammers host Crystal Palace at home, should be a comfortable one for Cresswell.

Star Picks

Per Mertesacker – The German international was rock-solid against Crystal Palace with his aerial prowess. Good contender for the dream team!

Nathaniel Clyne – The star in the making, 11 clean sheets this season plus two goals this campaign.

Ashley Williams – The Swansea skipper kept Van Persie gloomy throughout the match last weekend.

Alberto Moreno – The Spaniard replaced the faltering Markovic in the second half last weekend. He has been inspiring with his new attack oriented role.

Laurent Koscielny – The France international has been a revelation since returning to the Arsenal starting eleven.

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