Matchday 27 of the English Premier League is set to be a crucial stage in the 2022/23 season. With the title race heating up and the battle for European qualification and relegation survival intensifying, every match counts. As the league enters the final stretch, teams will be looking to secure crucial points to meet their season objectives. From high-profile clashes to underdog upsets, Matchday 27 promises to deliver a thrilling weekend of football action.

Key Takeaways from the MatchDay 26

Cody Gakpo scored a brace against rivals Manchester United as Liverpool thumped United 7-0 at Anfield. Source:

Arsenal overcame a two-goal deficit as Reiss Nelson scored a dramatic injury-time winner with the last kick of the game against Bournemouth which the gunners won 3-2. Manchester City registered a comfortable 2-0 victory against champions league hopeful Newcastle United. Brighton outclassed West Ham United 4-0 while Chelsea won their game against Leeds United 1-0 after failing to win any of their last 5 matches. 

Both Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers won their matches 1-0 against Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspurs respectively. The biggest match of the round saw Liverpool beat bitter rivals Manchester United 7-0, which is United’s heaviest defeat in the premier league.

Players to watch out for MatchDay 27

Southampton, Brentford, Brighton, and Crystal Palace would be involved in two matches in the coming round as two of the previously postponed matches are accommodated in the schedule this week. Fantasy managers would be looking to balance their squad to achieve the maximum points return considering these two additional matches. Let's look into notable absences before going through players which can help you to top the leaderboard:

Notable Absences

While there would be a plethora of talent to choose from in the upcoming fixture, few of the important players would be missing from the action. Arsenal would miss the services of Leonardo Trossard due to injury as well as they are expected to be without Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus who are still recovering from injuries. Phil Foden remains doubtful for Manchester City’s trip to Crystal Palace. Joelinton would be unavailable for Newcastle United as he is serving his suspension for picking up his 10th yellow card of the season.


Brennan Johnson. Source:

a. Ivan Toney (Brentford) scored his 15th goal of the season as he helped Brentford win 3-2 over Fulham. Toney has now converted an impressive 22 out of 22 penalties as a Brentford player.

b. Manor Soloman (Fulham) scored the goal that saw Fulham level against Brentford in the first half before Brentford won the game 3-2 in the second half. The on-loan forward from Shakhtar Donetsk has now scored in each of his last 5 matches for Fulham across all competitions.

Tip: For 8.9 credits,  Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson (869 points) could be a bargain buy as the forward is one of the best options under 9 credits. The young forward is closing towards double figures in terms of goals scored as he helped his side draw against Everton by scoring a brace in the last match.


Alexis Mac Allister. Source:

a. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) missed a penalty in Southampton’s 1-0 win over Leicester City but he still remains their prime attacking threat from the set pieces as the midfielder is chasing David Beckham’s all-time free-kick goals record.

b. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) started Arsenal's revival against Bournemouth by scoring their first goal as the gunners went on to win 3-2.  The midfielder has missed a good part of the season for Arsenal due to injury but he remains crucial to their title aspirations.

Tip: For 10.5 credits, Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister (1147 points) seems to have found his rhythm back after winning the world cup for Argentina in December 2022. The midfielder scored a goal and assisted another in Brighton’s last game and could be a wonderful inclusion in any fantasy squad.


Wesley Fofana. Source:

a. Joel Veltman (Brighton) scored his first goal of the season as Brighton defeated West Ham United 4-0. The Dutch defender has been impressive for the seagulls this season as Brighton is looking toward European football next season. 

 b. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) started Liverpool's goal-fest against Manchester United as he assisted Cody Gakpo’s first goal just before halftime. The right-back has endured a tough season considering his impressive record but his contribution would be important for Liverpool’s push for a top 4 finish.

Tip: For 5.7 credits, Chelsea’s Wesley Fofana (187 points) could be an impressive defensive inclusion as the ex-Leicester City player seems to have rejuvenated Chelsea’s season with his important winning goal against Leeds United.


Vicente Guaita. Source:

a. Ederson Moraes (Manchester City) reached a century of clean sheets in the premier league following Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United. The Brazilian is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the league and has won the golden glove thrice already.

b. Jose Sa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) ensured that Wolves did not concede against Tottenham Hotspurs as they earned a crucial win. The wolves have struggled to score goals this season and Sa’s goalkeeping would be crucial for them as they tend to win most games by the margin of a single goal.

 Tip: For 4.3 credits, Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita (1079 points) could be an interesting choice for the goalkeeping position as the Palace would be facing high-scoring Manchester City and Brighton in the coming round and he would be required to make crucial saves if palace end up earning any points from these two fixtures in the next Matchday.

What Next?

So there you have it, a comprehensive preview of the quality players who are set to light up the English Premier League. Now all that is left to do, is to pick your team and make sure you win the Krida Fans fantasy game!

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