When to use Triple captain in FPL?

when to use triple captain in fpl

The key to maximizing the potential of the triple captain chip lies in knowing when to deploy it. In this article, we will look at when is the best time to use a triple captain chip in the Fantasy Premier League.

This article is a part of our series: What is Triple Captain in FPL and how it works?

When to use triple captain in the 2023/24 season?

Salah (FUL (A), EVE (A)) in DGW34 – currently our preferred option

  • This is an obvious option for those who have TC chip left and do not plan to use free hit GW34

Palmer or Son in DGW37 – small chance of triple gameweek?

  • Spurs and Chelsea will likely have a double gameweek in GW37, but both teams will have another double gameweek (likely in GW35 or GW36) as Spurs vs. Chelsea game needs to be rescheduled
  • In case this game is scheduled in GW37 (but that is unlikely), Spurs and Chelsea would have triple gameweek (but it is unlikely)
  • So you could potentially use your TC chip here on Palmer or Son
  • Both are also triple captain candidates even if there is no triple gameweek and “only” double gameweek

Haaland (FUL (A), TOT (A)) in Double Gameweek 37

  • if you do not aim to bench boost or free hit in GW37, you could “play it safe” and TC Haaland

“Regular” GW38

  • For managers who did not use TC on Haaland in GW25, and plan to use other chips in double gameweeks.
  • Gameweek 38 is usually a really high-scoring one, with some crazy scores, and usually, some player who will get 3 goal involvements (read about that in our Gameweek 38 article here).
  • It is also an opportunity to enjoy more this last gameweek of the season.
  • Your triple captain here could be Son against Sheffield, Salah against Wolves, or Haaland against West Ham

See the fixtures in a bigger perspective in our FPL calendar.

When to use triple captain in Fantasy Premier League?

The best time to use the Triple Captain chip in FPL is usually during a Double Gameweek. A Double Gameweek occurs when certain teams play twice in one Gameweek due to the rescheduling of fixtures. This scenario presents an excellent opportunity to capitalize on the Triple Captain chip, as it increases the chances of your captain earning more points.

Activating it in a double gameweek is basically like having two triple captains…

But you need to make sure, your captain is going to play twice in that gameweek, otherwise it is no different from using it in single gameweek.

Tips for the most efficient timing of the Triple Captain chip

  1. Make sure your captain is not an injury doubt
  2. Ideally, you want to be sure that your captain will play twice and will not be rotated during double gameweek
  3. Your captain should have two easy opositions
  4. Make sure you choose your vice-captain wisely, just in case

Should you use triple captain in a single gameweek with great fixtures?

Of course, you do not have to rely solely on double gameweeks when using a triple captain chip. But it definitely have many advantages, as player has more opportunities to deliver points during two games and has a higher points floor. You can also use it during a single gameweek when you think your captain will haul.

  • However, when you use it in a single gameweek, your captain plays only one match, so he could end up on 2 points
  • On the other hand, if you use it in a double gameweek your captain even if blanks, could end up on 4 points

Possible reasons for using a triple captain chip in a single gameweek:

  • Great and very very easy fixture
  • If the captain will likely be captained by every FPL managers in the game (so will have almost 200 % effective ownership in top 100k) and you need to be different and gain that extra 100 % in ownership. But it is still recommended for using the chip in double gameweek.

Read more: When is the next double gameweek in FPL?


While Double Gameweeks are generally the best time to use the Triple Captain chip, it’s important to stay flexible and adapt to changes in fixture schedules, team form, and player availability throughout the season. By keeping these factors in mind, you’ll be better prepared to make the most of your Triple Captain and boost your overall FPL performance.

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Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

Players:Haaland, Salah, Son

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