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Who is the Best FPL Captain for GW28?

The double gameweeks keep coming in Fantasy Premier League.

Only one of the eight that double are among the top 6, Chelsea. With this, comes some enticing options for the armband.

Consequently, there a wide range of captaincy options for DGW28. For a full list ordered by likelihood of goalscorer, check out our best FPL captains page.

And of course, there are still plenty of other double gameweeks to come. For all of the latest, check out our DGW schedule.

Philippe Coutinho

  • Southampton (H) & Leeds United (a)
  • Chances of scoring: 26% and 24%

Despite being a loanee signing from January, Coutinho has proved a fantasy revelation under Steven Gerrard. This is especially true at home, where all of his attacking returns have come from.

One of the games was against the side he faces second. In the reverse fixture, he scored and provided two assists in their 3-3 draw at home to Leeds.

The Whites also have the worst defence in the league, having shipped 60 goals from their 26 league games.

Southampton aren’t great themselves away from home either. They have conceded the third most amount of goals of any side. Only Leeds and Norwich have conceded more than the Saints.

Raphinha

  • Leicester City (a) & Aston Villa (H)
  • Chances of scoring: 28% and 32%

Another Brazillian worth considering is the Leeds talisman himself and winger, in Raphinha.

The talisman term is worthy for him too, having a high % of goal involvement from Ellan Road. He’s had a 47% goal involvement from goals scored at home, playing part in 7 of the 15 goals.

He also has the utilities of being a handy fantasy asset, with free kicks, corners, and penalties in his locker too.

Interestingly, many FFPL managers any are considering Raphinha to be somewhat of a trap for DGW28, probably due to Leeds recent form.

Mohamed Salah

  • West Ham United (H)
  • Chances of scoring: 57%

With players from the DGW sides proving as headline options, there is the obvious Egyptian who you can’t exclude from any conversation. This too is headlined by his extraordinary scoring record against the Hammers.

Including his assist in the reverse fixture, the Fantasy’s total leading scorer has registered 12 attacking involvements from his 9 duels against West Ham.

In Liverpool’s last gameweek (it being a double), he recorded an astounding 28 points. This consisted of three goals, an assist, a clean sheet point, and five bonus points.

It’s hard to not take advantage of a double gameweek player but the one exception is Salah.

Raul Jimenez

  • Crystal Palace (H) & Watford (H)
  • Chances of scoring: 29% and 36%

Last but not least, a fantasy favourite from the Molineaux rounds up the armband discussion.

Although he may not be in the most dazzling form, he is still attracting interest from many fantasy managers. He is the third most-transferred in player, with more than 120,000 transfers in.

When analysing both of his opponents’ defences, it does make appealing reading for owners of the Mexican striker.

The last gameweek marked only Watford’s third shutout for the season. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have kept the one shutout in their last eight gameweeks.

Jimenez also has a reasonable goal involvement at home, with a 40% goal involvement for goals scored at home this season. And with both of these fixtures rated as a two and a one in the FDR, he has the platform to raise his goal involvement percentage.