Had some terrible gameweeks in recent times? Red arrows consistently on your screen every week? Want a boost up the FPL rankings? Choosing a unique set of players, who might surprisingly just turn up, wouldn’t be such a bad move. With 2 out of our 3 hidden gems from Gameweek 26 turning into successful purchases, we’ve identified 3 more hidden gems for Gameweek 27.
1) SEAMUS COLEMAN
Fixture: Crystal Palace (H)
One of the brightest full-backs in the league, a long injury problem put Seamus Coleman’s career to a halt almost 10 months ago after a horror tackle by Neil Taylor. Needless to say, Everton have badly missed his presence on the right-side of the pitch. Coleman returned to put up a MOTM display against Leicester a week ago, which was his first appearance in the league this season. Rested against Arsenal, he’ll be a tad bit fresher, and keen to make an impact against injury-ravaged Crystal Palace. His lethal crossing and constant forays into the opposition box have the potential to hurt the teams.
@theowalcott 💙 | Tonight’s Man of the Match, as voted for by you, is… Seamus Coleman! #WelcomeBackSeamus #EFCmatchday
2) RYAN SHAWCROSS
Fixture: Brighton (H)
Since new manager Paul Lambert took over, Stoke City have kept 2 clean sheets in the last 3 matches in the Premier League. Ryan Shawcross is at the heart of it all, as he has been for the past many seasons, and his presence at the back and influence is second to none. The tall centre-back collected 15 points in the last 3 games. Assuming Stoke City keep a clean sheet, expect the defender to attract bonus points his way, which will give him the extra edge against the rest of the defenders in his team. Also facing relatively easy opponents, it’s time to take full advantage of the fixture list.
🗣️ More from Ryan Shawcross, who says the Potters squad are full of fighters who have enough quality to pull them out of trouble near the bottom of the @premierleague. #SCFC 🔴⚪️
3) ILKAY GUNDOGAN
Fixture: Brighton (H)
Manchester City midfielders love to venture forward and help their team give the attacking edge. Ilkay Gundogan is one of them. The German often finds himself in wonderful scoring positions, slyly drifting past defenders and constantly being involved. He has had his injury problems, but when he turns up, he does a good job for his team and his manager. He’s scored against Spurs and Liverpool this season and has found himself in plenty of scoring opportunities. With David Silva being a doubt for the match against Leicester City, the diminutive midfielder will surely start this week. We hope Gundogan can be the one to surprise us and make an impact.