The Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season is nearing the end of the season. Do you need to avoid relegation and be the butt of your friends’ jokes, or do you just need to extend your lead at the top?
Whatever your quest, UK managers will be looking to stay ahead of friends and family heading into another doubles week, while slow starters aim to claw back lost ground by transferring some of the best league scorers.
Whether you’re considering using your wild card or looking to get crafty and make those little free transfer tweaks to your squad, The Scotsman Fantasy Football Show is here to help as we assess which players you should include in your FPL ahead of a big week of Premier League football.
The FPL rules offer four options, in particular wild card, free kick, bench boost and triple captain – all of which offer ways to increase your score in any given week of play, although the timing of Using each option could be a defining moment in your fantasy league quest. glory.
What is the FPL wildcard and when can I use it?
The wild card option allows you to make unlimited changes to your team – and most importantly – results in no hit points.
All FPL managers receive one free transfer per week – or two free transfers if you have a ‘roll over’ transfer – while the FPL Wildcard gives you unlimited transfers. Be careful when using it, as it cannot be undone once activated.
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Who is playing a double FPL game week?
Gameweek 28 sees a lot of sides to the double gameweek action.
The following teams are in double gameweek action:
chelsea – Burnley (A), Norwich City (A)
Newcastle – Brighton (H), Southampton (A)
wolves – Crystal Palace (H), Watford (H)
AstonVilla – Southampton (H), Leeds United (A)
watford – Arsenal (H), Wolves (A)
Southampton – Aston Villa (A), Newcastle (H)
Who should I transfer to my FPL team?
José Malheiro de Sá (Wolves)
The goalkeeper with the best score in FPL and a double game week? Number one for Wolves is a given, especially with two home games to come this week. Crystal Palace and Watford are unlikely to cause the Midlands too much trouble, and at just £5.3m, Sá is a bargain.
Philippe Coutinho (Aston Villa)
He hasn’t exactly caught fire since returning to the Premier League, but with Aston Villa winning all three points at Brighton last week, we could see the former Liverpool striker come to life. A home game against Southampton will be considered winnable, while Steven Gerrard’s side will be aiming for maximum points at Elland Road during the week. We slyly suspect that Coutinho may just be a shrewd transfer to make.
James Ward Prowse (Southampton)
Anything good the Saints do usually comes from the boot of their England international captain.
Ward-Prowse is an expert at set pieces, but he also has real playmaking quality. Ralph Hasenhüttl faces two tough games this week, but they are fit and with the skipper already at six goals and four assists this season, expect him to add to your points tally in Game Week 28.
Who should I manage in my FPL team?
Are we stating the obvious here, or what?
The Liverpool striker is arguably the best player in the world right now, and while many of your friends and family will be thinking about captaining Mo this week, can you really afford to risk not putting him on? the armband? Don’t take the risk we say, Salah is guaranteed points on a weekly basis.
The Germany international is another double actioner of the matchweek and – despite his attacking skills – is currently Chelsea’s leading points scorer in the FPL.
It has been a week of big news for the Blues, with longtime chairman Roman Abramovich admitting he has put the club up for sale but if there is a player who is likely to be able to ignore the noise from outside club, then it’s Rudiger.
Thomas Tuchel’s relegation-facing side have threatened Burnley and Norwich City this week, so expect clean sheet points.