Fantasy football tips for Gameweek 28. In this Fantasy Premier League series FPL Junior (four top 13k finishes in last four seasons) shares his FPL tips by selecting a team each week to try and score as many points as possible. In essence, he will be “free hitting” every single Gameweek. Rather than selecting longer-term options, he’ll solely focus on players with the best form and fixtures for the upcoming Gameweek 28.
Gameweek 28 Team
Martinez is back in between the sticks to face Newcastle. The Magpies have scored on two occasions in their last four outings and Spaniard is unbelievably consistent no matter how well his 10 men in front of him play.
After picking up a rest in his second game last Gameweek, Stones is my Man City defensive pick this weekend. Fulham are a much improved side but they aren’t prolific going forward, scoring on more than one occasion just once in their last eight. There are much worse attacks out there but despite their lack of clean sheets in recent weeks Man City’s defensive numbers are still good, but no longer top of the class.
Digne faces Burnley at home who has just had his run of three consecutive clean sheets ended against Chelsea. Everton’s defence has been overperforming but Digne’s upside gets him a place in the XI. He’s created just one big chance in his last four so this is definitely one of the most speculative picks.
Chelsea’s defence is starting to become a pillar in the side and Azpilicueta maintains his place. The Blues top nearly all defensive metrics over the last three Gameweeks and despite the fact they’re playing Leeds who will be playing a much different style to their recent opponents, I can’t see a reason not to keep them in the side.
Despite blanking five times in a row, I’m backing Pereira against Sheffield Utd. The blades have scored once in their last five games, despite accumulating an xG of 5.04. Their attack has been extremely poor at tucking the ball home but Leicester’s recent performances haven’t been much better either. Pereira’s being deployed on the right-wing consistently which adds to his medicore attacking threat. An xG of 0.53 in his last four is 9th best for defenders.
Gundogan and De Bruyne are once again the duo I’ve selected to complete my Man City triple up. Both players found the net in their last game but the Belgian, for the first time in a while, looked the better of the two. Fulham’s defence has only been bettered by Chelsea for xGC in their last four games but I still don’t see that being an issue with the Blues topping the attacking metrics in nearly all areas.
After a rest against Everton, Mount looks nailed to start against Leeds. He has the potential to be on penalties if Jorginho is rotated. The midfielder hasn’t been getting many clear cut chances but he isn’t afraid to shoot with him taking a high quantity of shots and he’s created two big chances in his last four. No Chelsea attackers are really standing out but I felt it was definitely worth taking a punt on one against Leeds.
Fernandes faces one of the leagues most in form teams in West Ham but the Hammers have failed to keep a clean sheet in all games against the big six this season. Bruno’s doesn’t have to have a great game to get points and in a week where there are no plum fixtures for any of the big hitters, he’s an extremely safe option to go with.
I’ve hedged my bets for the derby with Aubameyang comprising of my Arsenal attacker. Despite drawing at Burnley, Arsenal’s attack looked quite fluid but lacked the final touch. The forward has averaged a big chance every game in his last four as well as accruing the joint second-most shots inside the box for midfielders (9).
Kane is a great option in most London derbies but with his current goal scoring form, he’s a no brainer. The forward is no longer relying solely on Son to back him up with Gareth Bale finally finding some form, helping the attacker score as well as increasing his assist which sits at a record level. Both sides are coming into this with two days rest so I’m hoping it doesn’t turn into a dull, turgid game as a lot have been as of late.
It’s a cheap bench for the first time in a while with Button, Maitland–Niles, Brewster and Davis completing the XV.
Double Gameweek 27 Captaincy
De Bruyne takes the armband once again.
Despite not always looking threatening going forward an Everton attacker doesn’t look a bad option against Burnley who are struggling at the back. Richarlison has been providing better underlying stats compared to his counterpart, Calvert-Lewin but I don’t think there’s too much between them.
No Liverpool paid off last week and it’s staying this way for now. I was tricked by their first leg performance in the Champions League last time but this time I’d rather be late to the party than splash out on a premium for another blank. Wolves’ defence has been quite suspect so I would be surprised to see Liverpool do well if they can finally click and get their attack flowing like it used to.