No expense for the best-of-the-best

Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko hit the headlines following his man-of-the-match performance against Chelsea.APNewcomer Moussa Sissoko is off to a sizzling start for Newcastle.

Fantasy managers must conserve their transfers; however, if there were unlimited transfers and no budget restraints, each week you could pick players who might do best according to the match-ups. With that in mind, here are my best starters for the nine games of Gameweek 27:


Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal (Arsenal vs. Aston Villa)

Several possibilities here, including Reading's Adam Federici at home against Wigan, Newcastle's Tim Krul at home against Southampton; however, Arsenal will have their ugly Champions League game behind them and will be concentrating on Premier League business, especially at home. The only obstacle to a clean sheet is Christian Benteke who has been on a goal-scoring binge.

Defenders (3)

Jan Vertonghen, Tottenham (West Ham vs. Tottenham)

West Ham offers little offensive threat and Spurs are stingy on defense.

Thomas Vermaelen, Arsenal (Arsenal vs. Aston Villa)

Redemption from the FA Cup knockout and Bayern Munich's man-handling could be in the form of a Premier League clean sheet, but look out for Benteke.

Patrice Evra, Manchester United (QPR-MU)

The Rangers have only scored 19 goals in 26 matches. Can you spell C-L-E-A-N S-H-E-E-T?

Midfielders (5)

Theo Walcott (Captain), Arsenal (Arsenal vs. Aston Villa)

Ready, aim, fire! This is not Bayern Munich.

Santi Cazorla, Arsenal (Arsenal vs. Aston Villa)

(See above and add "assist")

Moussa Sissoko, Newcastle (Newcastle vs. Southampton)

The Saints are improved on defense; however, Sissoko has been a revelation for the Magpies.

Gareth Bale, Tottenham (West Ham vs. Tottenham)

Bale is on fire and will be launching his attack in this cross-town derby.

Marouane Fellaini, Everton (Norwich City vs. Everton)

This game seems to be made for Everton scoring opportunities.

Forwards (2)

Robin van Persie, Manchester United (QPR vs. MU)

The Dutchie will be locked in on the Ranger onion bag.

Arouna Kone, Wigan (Reading vs. Wigan)

Back from Africa, jet lag and suitcase forgotten, Kone warmed up with an FA Cup brace and has Premier League goals waiting to be scored.

The Manchester City-Chelsea match is off the charts for player predictions. City and Chelsea have each scored 55 goals and each has conceded 28. It should be great entertainment to watch.

Swansea City and Liverpool are not part of Round 27 since they had two games in Round 26. I’ll have my preview of Gameweek 27 on Thursday.

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