The Perfect XI game is another string to the PlayTogga bow. Not into the pressure of drafting and trading your way to victory? Fed up of battling against injury prone superstars? Then this could be the game for you.
Perfect XI gives you the opportunity to pick your dream team (or your perfect eleven) every week, providing you with a clean slate each time. And it’s free to play!
Togga season all but over? Now is a great time to see if this could be your game for next season with a trial run at the end of this campaign.
Here’s the eleven I expect to rack up a tasty score in Gameweek 27. Not a Perfect XI player? See this as a chance to re affirm some of the picks in your draft/official FPL teams for the week. Feel free to post your own perfect elevens in the comments!
GK: Asmir Begovic v Huddersfield Town (a)
In Togga I love to pick a goalkeeper who has a good chance of keeping a clean sheet while making several saves in the process. Bournemouth are in great form at the moment while Huddersfield…aren’t.
The Terriers can’t be any worse than they have been in recent weeks and their home fans will expect to see their side come out firing in a winnable home fixture. Having said that, don’t be surprised if Huddersfield are shut out for the fourth week in a row.
Worth a go: Thibaut Courtois v West Brom (H), Jack Butland v Brighton (H)
DF: Michael Keane v Crystal Palace (H)
This may seem like an obscure pick but I’ve got a feeling Keane is in for a big haul. With Palace expected to field Christian Benteke alongside fellow giant Alexander Sorloth in attack, Everton can expect an aerial bombardment. With Keane the dominant centre back, he could be set for a ton of easy points this week (each aerial won is worth one point in Togga) coupled with a good chance of a clean sheet. His inclusion obviously depends on him getting the nod in the defence after Everton’s woeful Emirates outing. Eliaquim Mangala and Ashley Williams are also good options for the aforementioned reasons. Definitely a punt, could pay well.
DF: Moritz Bauer v Brighton (H)
Bauer has won plenty of admirers since arriving in England and not just because of his CTU agent namesake. The flying full back has filled up his stat sheet nicely in each of his first four games, averaging a tidy 9.8 points per game.
Impressively, Bauer has gained his points in a variety of ways. Two interceptions, three tackles won, two aerials and five clearances contributed to an impressive defensive contribution in GW25 but he managed to create a total of five key passes in the two weeks surrounding that.
A home game v Brighton should represent a chance for Bauer to get forward and an attacking contribution feels imminent.
DF: Danilo v Leicester City (H)
The Brazilian’s stunning goal at Burnley should see him keep his place in team again Leicester this week.
Facing a Mahrezless Leicester, City should be good for a clean sheet and Danilo’s attacking tendencies make him an excellent fantasy option following his 21.25 points haul in the last gameweek.
DF: Cesar Azpilicueta v West Brom (H)
Azpi gets the nod due to Marcos Alonso’s probable absence for the Monday night game.
A clean sheet for Chelsea is a must after the Vicarage Road humiliation, not to mention Bournemouth’s silencing of Stamford Bridge.
Azpilicueta is having a season and a half in terms of assists. He’s accumulated an impressive six from his unorthodox centre back/ right back position but hasn’t contributed since GW20. Overdue?
Worth a go: Virgil Van Dijk v Southampton (a), Nathan Ake v Huddersfield (a)
MID: Xherdan Shaqiri v Brighton (H)
Quite simply, anything that Stoke City do right is done by Xherdan Shaqiri. This campaign has seen him become the talisman everyone expected upon his arrival from Bayern Munich.
He averages an impressive 11.6 ppm average in Togga this year, higher than the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Dele Alli and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
I’d be surprised if he doesn’t add to his five goals and six assists this weekend.
MID: Eden Hazard v West Brom (H)
Chelsea are close to crisis and Eden Hazard is the only person capable of pulling them out of this slump.
His stunning strike was the only memorable part of a forgettable trip to Watford on Monday.
Expect Chelsea to come ruthlessly flying out of the blocks against West Brom this Monday and for Hazard to be at the forefront of absolutely everything. Togga gold.
MID: Kevin de Bruyne v Leicester City (H)
You just can’t overlook KDB in any fantasy football game. He doesn’t need words to back up his inclusion in this perfect XI. Expect him to quietly notch a couple of assists in a comfortable City win this weekend.
Has to win player of the season.
MID: Paul Pogba v Newcastle (a)
As a Liverpool (and general football) fan I have very little time for Pogba’s general antics but after being dropped by Jose Mourinho at the weekend it’s hard to ignore him this week. Expect a big, big reaction this week.
It’s hard to underplay how much better United are when he’s in the team and his influence coupled with his determination to prove his Gaffer wrong should (one way or another) lead to fireworks at St James Park this weekend against a desperately poor Newcastle side.
Worth a go: Pascal Gross v Stoke (a), Sadio Mane v Southampton (a), Junior Stanislas v Huddersfield (a)
FWD: Harry Kane v Arsenal (H)
It’s the North London Derby this weekend, meaning Harry Kane will score.
FWD: Alexis Sanchez v Newcastle (a)
Sanchez showed us exactly why United bought him (or swapped him) in his home debut last weekend.
I didn’t see the game but his 29 points including three shots on target, three key passes and nine successful take ons suggest he was the centre of everything.
With Pogba set to return it’ll be interesting to see if he keeps this influence in the side. Regardless, Sanchez will be too good for Newcastle.
Worth a go: Gerard Deulofeu v West Ham (a), Theo Walcott v Crystal Palace (H), Roberto Firmino v Southampton (a)
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