FPL Gameweek 28 Preview – Tips, Fixtures, Stats – 20/21

After four double Gameweeks in a row, we’re back to a normal ten-game fixture list for Gameweek 28.

Previously, Fantasy Premier League managers’ captaincy choices may have been dictated by the teams who had two games in one week. This time, the options are much more open.

To help your transfer and captaincy decisions, we look at each Premier League teams’ percentage chance of winning, the most likely goalscorers and where to look for clean sheets.

Newcastle vs Aston Villa

  • Home Win: 25%
  • Draw: 26%
  • Away Win: 49%

Newcastle fell closer to the bottom three after drawing 0-0 with West Brom last week. Goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka kept his place in the starting XI and picked up his first clean sheet of the season. The Magpies now sit just one point above the drop zone.

In Gameweek 28, Newcastle host Aston Villa, who are also coming off a goalless draw. The Villains were held by local rivals, Wolves, as they struggled again without injured Jack Grealish. This was, however, the 14th clean sheet for Emiliano Martinez. Based on form, the goalkeeper is averaging 7.0 points per game.

Goalscorer: Ollie Watkins 36%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 23%
  • Away: 38%

Leeds vs Chelsea

  • Home Win: 19%
  • Draw: 25%
  • Away Win: 56%

It was back-to-back defeats for Leeds United after losing 2-0 away at West Ham. After wasting the chances created, Leeds made it three away defeats in a row. Fortunately for Leeds, their Gameweek 28 match will take place at Elland Road. Unfortunately for Leeds, they will host in-form Chelsea.

Chelsea’s unbeaten streak continued with a 2-0 win over Everton. Kai Havertz impressed as he picked up two assists and was unlucky not to come away with more. Ever-present defender, Cesar Azpilicueta helped the Blues to their seventh clean sheet out of nine games under their new manager. The Chelsea captain is owed by just 5.2% of FPL managers.

Goalscorer: Tammy Abraham 42%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 17%
  • Away: 38%

Crystal Palace vs West Brom

  • Home Win: 45%
  • Draw: 29%
  • Away Win: 26%

Crystal Palace’s mistakes were punished by Tottenham last week which resulted in a 4-1 defeat. Christian Benteke scored his fifth goal of the season for Palace however the biggest positive for them was the return of Wilf Zaha. The Eagles’ talisman got 45 minutes under his belt after coming on at half time.

Palace play 19th placed, West Brom, in Gameweek 28. The Baggies picked up a point against Newcastle after their encounter ended goalless. Goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone continued to shine as he made crucial saves to earn his third clean sheet from the last four games. Priced at just £4.5m and with an ownership of just 2.5%, Johnstone is averaging 5.5 points per game which is the second highest from all keepers.

Goalscorer: Wilf Zaha 37%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 40%
  • Away: 29%

Everton vs Burnley

  • Home Win: 52%
  • Draw: 28%
  • Away Win: 20%

Everton’s push for the top four hit a key setback after losing 2-0 to fourth placed Chelsea. For the Toffee’s, this was their first defeat on the road since Gameweek seven. This week they host Burnley at Goodison Park.

Burnley grinded out a 1-1 draw with Arsenal last week to keep the relegation-battling teams below them at arm’s length. Chris Wood got the goal for The Claret’s which took him to five for the season.

Goalscorer: Dominic Calvert-Lewin 44%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 42%
  • Away: 22%

Fulham vs Man City

  • Home Win: 9%
  • Draw: 19%
  • Away Win: 72%

Fulham put on a huge performance as they boosted their survival hopes by beating Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield. Defensively, Fulham are in great form with five clean sheets from the last seven games. Centre back, Joachim Andersen is now averaging 5.8 points per game, based on form. For a £4.5m defender with 0.3% ownership, that’s a great return.

After beating the champions last week, Fulham’s next challenge is facing top of the league, Man City. Over their double Gameweek, the Citizens were briefly deflated after losing to Man United before bouncing back by beating Southampton 5-2. Riyad Mahrez registered 20 FPL points over the two games and now had four goals and four assists from the last six matches.

Goalscorer: Gabriel Jesus 50%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 13%
  • Away: 54%

Southampton vs Brighton

  • Home Win: 31%
  • Draw: 32%
  • Away Win: 37%

Southampton beat Sheffield United and lost to Man City in their double Gameweek. Captain, James Ward-Prowse scored a penalty in both games to earn 18 points. The midfielder now appears to have solidified his position as penalty taker, as well as being on free kick duty.

This week Southampton face Brighton at home. Brighton crept slightly closer to the relegation zone after losing 2-1 to Leicester whilst the teams below them picked up points. This made it three defeats in a row for the Seagulls.

Goalscorer: Neal Maupay 33%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 31%
  • Away: 35%

Leicester vs Sheffield United

  • Home Win: 65%
  • Draw: 22%
  • Away Win: 13%

Leicester City got back on track last week by beating Brighton 2-1 away. £5.6m striker, Kelechi Iheanacho scored his second goal in as many weeks. Appearing in just 0.6% of FPL teams, Iheanacho could make for a great differential in the coming weeks as he continued to fill in for injured key players.

Bottom of the league, Sheffield United, go to Leicester this week. It was another defeat for Sheffield last week with Southampton beating them 2-0 at home. The Blades sit 12 points from safety as we go into Gameweek 28.

Goalscorer: Jamie Vardy 51%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 50%
  • Away: 18%

Arsenal vs Tottenham

  • Home Win: 38%
  • Draw: 27%
  • Away Win: 35%

Arsenal stumbled to a 1-1 with Burnley last week after sloppy play gifted an equalised to their opponents. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his fourth goal in the last four games and is now averaging 7.8 points per week, based on form. The forward will hope to continue this form in Gameweek 28’s North London derby.

Tottenham made it three wins in a row by beating Crystal Palace 4-1, before they take on arch-rivals Arsenal. Gareth Bale continued to shine for Spurs by scoring two goals against Palace. The Welsh forward is now averaging 8.0 points per game which is the highest from any player. On top of Bale’s performance, Harry Kane also picked up a huge FPL haul as his two goals and two assists earned him 19 points.

Goalscorer: Harry Kane 40%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 29%
  • Away: 27%

Man United vs West Ham

  • Home Win: 53%
  • Draw: 26%
  • Away Win: 21%

Manchester United were outstanding last week as they came out victorious against local rivals, Man City. Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring with his 16th goal of the season but it was Luke Shaw who stole the show. On top of the clean sheet, Shaw scored the other goal in the 2-0 win. Based on recent form, the £5.1m defender is now averaging 7.2 points per game.

Top four chasing, West Ham, head to Old Trafford in Gameweek 28 after beating Leeds 2-0 last week. Jesse Lingard continued his great start to life in London by scoring the first goal. Wing back, Aaron Cresswell picked up his tenth assist of the season and tenth clean sheet.

Goalscorer: Bruno Fernandes 40%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 36%
  • Away: 20%

Wolves vs Liverpool

  • Home Win: 20%
  • Draw: 27%
  • Away Win: 53%

Wolves held Aston Villa to a goalless draw in their West Midlands derby. This was the third clean sheet from the last six league games for Wolves. Captain, Conor Coady picked up nine FPL points as he earned three bonus points on top of the clean sheet.

In Gameweek 28, Wolves host out of form Liverpool. The reigning champions lost their sixth consecutive home league match after Fulham were the latest side to push them further from another Premier League title. The league’s top scorer, Mo Salah, has now gone four games without a goal.

Goalscorer: Mo Salah 51%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 20%
  • Away: 41%
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