Telegraph Fantasy Football 17/18 tips: Week 28 preview

Harry Maguire should be at the heart of Leicester's defence on Friday night.
Harry Maguire should be at the heart of Leicester's defence on Friday night. Credit: 2017 Getty Images/Michael Regan

The FA Cup returns in Week 28 with only two all-Premier League ties on the cards. That means, given the right respect for squad rotation and the infamous magic of the Cup, there are plenty of TFF points up for grabs.

Not sure who you should be transferring into your team? Don't worry, we've rounded up the fixtures below and hand-picked a few transfer tips along the way.

Friday, February 16

19:45 Leicester City v Sheffield United

20:00 Chelsea v Hull City

Note: the two-hour rule applies for these matches, therefore, the transfer deadline for both will be 19:45.

Transfer tips

Chelsea's worrying dip in form came to an end with a resounding 3-0 win over West Brom on Monday night, but the Blues have a Champions League tie with Barcelona coming up next week and will no doubt have one eye on those commitments.

With that in mind, Antonio Conte is likely to ring the changes but OLIVIER GIROUD (£5.6m) should retain his place. The former Arsenal hitman produced a key contribution on his debut and having won the FA Cup on three occasions with the Gunners, will no doubt find the back of the net for his new club soon.

Leicester are in a position where they aren't in contention for a European place and are completely safe from relegation, and so the FA Cup becomes the Foxes' only focus for the season. HARRY MAGUIRE (£3.2m) has been an ever-present at the heart of Claude Puel's defence and looks an obvious choice, especially as he'll be back at the King Power for clashes with Stoke and Bournemouth in Leicester's following two fixtures.

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Saturday, February 17

12:30 Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City

15:00 Brighton v Coventry City

15:00 West Brom v Southampton

17:30 Huddersfield Town v Manchester United

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Transfer tips

With transfer longevity in mind, it would seem a bit rash to bring in a player from Swansea, Brighton, West Brom, Southampton or Huddersfield. However, the Swans thrashed Notts County 8-1 in their Fourth Round replay and are now unbeaten in their last five league outings too.

ALFIE MAWSON (£3.0m) still looks to be their most trusted player and at just £3.0m represents fantastic value in defence, churning out a healthy total of 31 points per million so far. 

Elsewhere, Manchester United will also have one eye on their European duties next week but Mourinho will still fancy his chances of progressing here. JESSIE LINGARD (£3.8m) is probably the best option at present having already scored nine goals this season.

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Sunday, February 18

16:00 Rochdale v Tottenham Hotspur

Monday, February 19

19:55 Wigan v Manchester City

What else this week?

TFF Medals: Get yours by Monday

Add to your Private League's bragging rights by ordering your very own Telegraph Fantasy Football medal for just £12.99. What better excuse to organise an end of season party than incorporating a presentation for the winner?

Buy yours now, the deadline is 23:59 on Monday, February 19.

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TFF: Now available to download on Google Play

The Telegraph Fantasy Football app is finally back in the Google Play Store! We're sorry we've been absent for the first half of the season, but hope you'll think this year's lick of paint is our best update yet. 

Good luck and we hope you enjoy the rest of the season!

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