Best captain pick for GW 28
Let’s look at stand out captaincy fixtures for gameweek 28.
- Fulham vs. Manchester City
- Wolves vs. Liverpool
- Manchester United vs. West Ham
All these three matches look great on the paper. But…
In reality, none of these games is particularly great for captaincy. But they are the best captaincy fixtures we can get this gameweek.
3. Cancelo (FUL (A))
Fulham have been extremely solid defensively in last 7 gameweeks in which they conceded just 2 goals, and have kept 7 clean sheets.
However, they conceded 2 goals from chances of total 5.78 xG, so they really should have conceded 6 goals.
But still, only Chelsea have more impressive defensive record from last 7 matches.
So, do we really want to captain a City attacker against the defense that solid? We would rather captain some of their defenders.
Ideally one that was benched last week and offer attacking threat.
So, from Man City players, Cancelo is our captain pick for GW28. However, there some other (and perhaps better) captain picks from other fixtures.
2. Mohamed Salah (WOL (A))
Mohamed Salah is another armband contender for GW28. However, he blanked 4 times in a row and Liverpool have been very poor lately.
So, just as with City assets, we have our concerns about Liverpool players as captaincy picks, too.
Salah was averaging just 2 shots and 0.75 key passes per game in last four matches. These are not the numbers he was showing at beginning of the season.
But he is still Liverpool main goalscorer and he is still leading the golden boot race with 17 goals. We all know what he is capable off.
We never really cared about the form when picking the captain, as we consider the fixture and reliability of player to be superior factors.
Based on these two criteria, Salah is solid captaincy option for GW28.
1. Bruno Fernandes (WHU (H))
“When in doubt, captain the best player in the game.”
And that is what we are going to do. Bruno Fernandes is with 206 points top scoring FPL player.
He is averaging amazing 7.63 points per game and is on course to 290 points.
With player of his quality, even the fixture is not decisive factor when making decision whether to captain him.
Fernandes could be set and forget captain for every gameweek.
It will not be easy game for United against West Ham. The hammers are fifth in the table and solid defensive statistics support their position.
Only 5 teams conceded less goals, and only 5 teams conceded less xG this season than West Ham.
In gameweek like this, when there is a lack of captaincy options for the gameweek, we captain the best player in the game.
Bruno Fernandes is our number one captain pick for GW28.
Scout picks for GW 28
Let’s finis our GW28 tips with our scout selection
5.4 m | NEW (A)
7.2 m | WOL (A)
5.7 m | LEE (A)
6.1 m | FUL (A)
5.3 m | FUL (A)
7.0 m | LEE (A)
11.5 m | WHU (H)
9.6 m | ARS (A)
7.1 m | WBA (H)
6.6 m | NEW (A)
11.3 m | ARS (A)