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FPL Pod: Navigating the Double and Blank Gameweeks

29 Feb 2024
FPL Pod Gameweek 27

Kelly Somers and the experts provide advice for Gameweek 27 and the tricky upcoming period

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Everything you need for Gameweek 27 of FPL with the latest tips and advice

Following Blank Gameweek 26 in Fantasy Premier League, an even trickier Blank has been confirmed following the midweek FA Cup ties, with only eight teams featuring in Blank Gameweek 29.

Kelly Somers and the FPL Pod team discuss the best options for navigating some upcoming tricky Gameweeks, as well as potential chip strategies for the run-in. 

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Running order:
- Blank GW26 reaction (01m 16s) 
FA Cup impact on GW29 (12m 18s)
- Saving chips for Doubles (18m 46s) 
- Bye, bye Estupinan? (26m 43s)
- Man City midfielders (28m 22s)
- Captaincy for GW27 (42m 46s)

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Podcast presenters
Kelly Somers

Kelly Somers is a broadcast presenter and reporter who regularly presents a range of shows across the BBC including live Women's Super League, the Women’s Football Show and Final Score.

She is also BBC’s men’s England football reporter, having been embedded in the Three Lions squad during their run to the UEFA Euro 2020 final, and has recently been an integral part of the presenting team for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022.

In addition, Kelly is Channel 4’s England reporter, while she presents on BBC Radio 5Live and Amazon Prime, and includes Just Eat, the PFA and Barclays among her corporate clients.

She is, by her own admission, a football and Fantasy Premier League obsessive (who finished in the top 40k last season) and has hosted FPL content for the last six seasons.

Ian Irving

Ian is a sports broadcaster who presents for a number of television channels, while also following manager press conferences and hosting player interviews. He is also the host of the Talk of the Devils podcast for The Athletic.
Now in his 17th season playing FPL, Ian has an impressive seven top 100k finishes and two top 10k finishes under his belt.

Sam Bonfield

Sam is an experienced FPL pundit and one half of the popular YouTube channel the FPLFamily with husband Lee.

In her 13 FPL seasons Sam has developed a keen eye for spotting differentials. However, she prefers making sensible decisions supported by underlying stats and the eye test wherever possible, to help her find those all-important green arrows.

Julien Laurens

Julien is a French football journalist based in London, reporting on the Premier League for RMC Sport, TNT Sports, BBC Radio 5Live and ESPN. 

He is a keen FPL player who likes to get ahead of the curve by spotting high-performing differentials, with Raphinha and Aaron Ramsdale just two examples of his shrewd early tips over recent seasons.

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