Who is the best FPL Double Gameweek 27 captain? Our resident FPL captaincy expert Chris Tan takes a close look at the fixtures, poll and stats breakdown before concluding on his best pick for the armband. 

FPL Double Gameweek 26 Recap

We’ve waited all season for this monster double Gameweek, but for a lot of managers it ended up being rather underwhelming. The Challengers – injury struck Leicester struggled against both Arsenal and Burnley, as they desperately miss Maddison’s creativity and the direct threat from Barnes. United are also struggling to win their games and that looks unlikely to change this Gameweek. The battle for the top four is wide open now. The Elite – with 21 wins in a row, Man City are just unstoppable. They didn’t look their best against West Ham or Wolves, but it didn’t matter and they have enough strength in depth to rotate their players through the fixture congestion. The Premiums – none really stood out this Gameweek, as the mid-priced attackers and defenders stole the show. Who to target – the teams at the bottom have tightened up and it’s the sides just outside of the relegation zone that have lost momentum. Both Newcastle and Southampton look to be sliding.

How have we done to date?

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FPL Gameweek 27 Captain - Our Performance

What a shocker of a week. Nobody expected a double blank from the two most reliable FPL players of recent seasons - Fernandes (£11.6m) and Salah (£12.6m). Defenders and mid-priced attackers appear to be the best source of points when it comes to double Gameweeks (based on the Kings of the Gameweek team). With another double incoming should we be targeting a City defender?

FPL Double Gameweek 27 Captain - The Fixtures

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FPL Gameweek 27 Captain - Fixtures

Gameweek 27 fixtures are the reverse fixtures of Gameweek 12 (with an additional fixtures thrown in), here’s what happened last time:

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FPL Gameweek 27 Captain - Reverse Fixtures

Soucek (£5.3m) scored and Cresswell (£5.8m) picked up his mandatory assist. Martinez (£5.3m) had one of those games and picked up 11-points. Kane (£11.1m) scored thanks to a Son (£9.5m) assist. Salah (£12.6m) scored for Liverpool. Lastly, Vardy (£10.1m) and Maddison (£7.3m) combined to come away with 13 and 16 points, respectively.

Twitter / @ChrisTanFPL FPL Double Gameweek 27 Captain Poll

Who do my Twitter followers think is the best FPL Gameweek 27 captain?
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FPL Gameweek 27 Captain - Twitter Poll

Old Hunting Ground – do any of the likely lads have a good record vs their opposition?

FPL Tips Gameweek 27 captain

FPL Gameweek 27 Captain - Player Record

  • Vardy (£10.1m) has recorded three goals and an assist in the three away games he’s played against Brighton including a double digit return last season.
  • Son (£9.5m) clearly enjoys playing against Palace.
  • De Bruyne’s (£11.8m) struggles against Manchester United, but he has an amazing record against Southampton.
  • Maddison (£7.3m) scored two goals in the reverse fixture and if he’s fit, he could be a great differential.
  • Salah (£12.6m) scored in the reverse fixture against Fulham and when they were last in the league.
  • Mane (£11.8m) recorded both returns against the old Fulham and he blanked in the reverse fixture.
  • Kane (£11.1m) scored in the reverse fixture and tends to do well against Palace.
  • Ings (£8.5m) has a reasonable record against Sheffield United and he can score against City if anyone is tempted to be patient with him.

Members Stats breakdown - FPL Double Gameweek 27 Captain

I’ve taken these stats from the Fantasy Football Hub OPTA tool that is available to all Members to help you analyse the players and teams.  The sample has used the last six Gameweeks (representing the stats as ‘per appearance’). It was taken prior to the Liverpool v Chelsea game.

 

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