Matchday 28 of the English Premier League is just around the corner, and the tension is mounting as the season draws to a close. With the title race still up for grabs and the fight for European qualification and relegation survival becoming more intense, every match will be crucial. This matchday promises to be an exciting one, with several intriguing fixtures on the schedule, including some potential upsets. As the teams battle it out for vital points, the result of each game could have significant implications for the final league standings.

Key Takeaways from the Matchday 27

Mohamed Salah spurned Liverpool's only real chance

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Arsenal was clinical in their 3-0 win over Fulham while both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs won their games 3-1 against Leicester City and Nottingham Forest respectively. Crystal palace suffered a 1-0 defeat in both of their games last week as they were beaten by Manchester City and Brighton.

Southampton was beaten 2-0 by Brentford in midweek but they got a point against Manchester United courtesy of a goalless draw over the weekend.

The upset of the last round came in the very first game when Bournemouth earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Liverpool. Everton won crucial three points by beating Brentford 1-0 while Leeds United vs Brighton and West Ham United vs Aston Villa ended in a draw.

Players to watch out for Matchday 28

This round would see three fixtures postponed as some of the teams involved in those fixtures would be playing their FA Cup matches. Thus this week Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester City, West Ham United, Manchester United, and Brighton would be missing from action. Fantasy managers would be looking to balance their squad to achieve the maximum points return considering the reduced number of 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. Leicester City would be without defender Wout Faes due to suspension while Youri Tielemans is still not 100% fit. Brennan Johnson is doubtful for Nottingham Forest’s next game while Gustavo Scarpa would be away from the action due to personal reasons. Dominic Calvert-Lewin would miss Everton's trip to Chelsea this week as he is still recovering from his injury.


Alexander Isak. Source:

a. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs) scored two goals against Nottingham Forest as spurs won 3-1. Kane has now joined Haaland in the 20 goals club this season, a milestone that the Englishman has achieved for the 6th time in his career.

b. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) scored another goal as Aston Villa drew 1-1 against West Ham United. The striker has been in tremendous form since Unai Emery became the manager of the club scoring 7 out of his 9 goals under his new manager.

Tip: For 9.5 credits, Newcastle United’s Alexander Isak (297 points) could be a useful transfer choice for a team looking for a backup striker as Haaland would be missing from action this week. Isak has been injured for a major part of the season but looked lively whenever he played.


Jack Harrison. Source:

a. Leandro Trossard (Arsenal) helped Arsenal win 3-0 against Fulham by assisting all three goals of the game. Trossard is enjoying a great season having already scored 8 goals and assisted 7 goals for his teammates.

b. Philip Billing (Bournemouth) scored the winning goal against Liverpool as Bournemouth held on to precious three points. The midfielder has been crucial for Bournemouth and his goals have helped his side pick up important points recently.

Tip: For 9.7 credits, Leeds United’s Jack Harrison (814 points) could be a useful addition to midfield for any fantasy side that is looking for options under 10 credits. The midfielder is expected to play an important role in helping Leeds to remain in the premier league.


James Tarkowski. Source:

a. Ben Mee (Brentford) had another impressive game against Southampton as Brentford won 2-0 against them. Ben Mee is one of the most reliable defenders in the league and is helping his side to finish in the top half of the table.

b. Kieran Trippier (NewCastle United) assisted the first goal in NewCastle United’s 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. The fullback is easily one of the players of the season as his side looks towards reaching the champions league next season.

Tip: For 6.4 credits, Everton’s James Tarkowski (828 points) could be an impressive defensive inclusion as the ex-Burnley player seems to be thriving under manager Sean Dyche, having worked with him already at Burnley.


Aaron Ramsdale. Source:

a. Neto (Bournemouth) made many good saves to maintain his clean sheet and help his side win against Liverpool. The Brazilian goalkeeper who is also the captain of his club would be playing a key role in Bournemouth's survival in the premier league.

b. Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) produced brilliant saves to keep Maddison and Iheanacho’s efforts out of goal and help his side win 3-1 against Leicester City. The Spaniard is enjoying a continuous run in the side with the absence of Edouard Mendy.

 Tip: For 4 credits, Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale (987 points) could be a great choice as a goalkeeper with leaders Arsenal expected to dominate the majority of games and hence concede a few goals.

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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