This article is part of our FPL Bargain Bin series.
Gameweek 27 is a unique week. Most fantasy owners find anguish in the fact that four teams will not be playing this weekend: Chelsea, Leicester City, Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham. This means owners of Diego Costa, Branislav Ivanovic and Harry Kane will have a tough decision on whether to sell these players in order to roster someone playing this weekend. This decision becomes even more difficult when you consider that both of these (and all players from the aforementioned teams) will have double gameweeks in the future. Sure, they seem like great sell candidates now, however, these players will be subject to many "buy now" articles in the upcoming weeks when these players play twice during a gameweek.
Not having to buy these players back will be key to strategy and saving money for other investments. This means having good bench options for Gameweek 27 in order to maintain the current status of your roster. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable options at cheap prices that could provide good returns from their use for the upcoming set of matches. Using a good bench option will allow you to keep your top players on the roster while not losing a step in points For the players that could save your team in a time when your key guys will be missing, here is this week's Bargain Bin.
The common cure for the "I just allowed five goals" blues is a home match against Aston Villa. Luckily for you, a home match against Aston Villa is also a cure for the "I own Thibaut Courtois blues. Prior to Krul's Meltdown in Manchester (which has as much, if not more, to do with the defense as it does with him) he had an 85 percent save percentage in his last three matches. That includes a seven-save performance and a clean sheet in a road trip to Hull City. A home match against a team that has scored the fewest away goals (four) and has not scored on the road since Dec. 2 provides a great fantasy opportunity for a low cost.
All that fun information under Krul pertains here as well. Newcastle have one of the best chances for a clean sheet this weekend against Aston Villa (only Manchester United may have a better chance for a shutout). What makes Janmaat so appealing is his ability to get involved in Newcastle's attack. He currently has the second-most assists for a defender this season (five), while also totaling the fourth-most shot attempts at the position. Look for Janmaat to throw in his fair share of crosses (he has the fifth most attempted crosses by a defender this season) and add to his clean sheet potential with some offense.
The Stoke City attack really revolves around Moses. When he is not in the lineup, the Potters average only 0.9 goals per game and are held without a goal 46 percent of the time. With him in the lineup, the number jumps almost a half-goal to 1.3 goals per game. In addition, they have only be held goalless in two of those 15 matches (13 percent of the time). Moses' numbers do not jump off the page. You may see his stats and say, "Only two goals and three assists?" But that would not be doing him full justice, as he's made just 15 appearances. A home match against Hull City should be a time for him to showcase his talents. He scored last weekend and will have a good chance to get on the score sheet for a second consecutive week against the Tigers.
Sakho proved he was fit again with a goal last weekend against Tottenham. His nine goals lead a club that is clinging to European dreams. A home match against Crystal Palace is the place for Sakho to grow his goal total and West Ham to improve their chances of finishing in the top-5.