FPL GW28 is yet another double gameweek, meaning it’s chance to load up on players playing twice.
Eight teams double this week: Aston Villa, Chelsea, Leeds, Newcastle, Norwich, Southampton, Watford and Wolves.
Best Players for FPL DGW28
Update: Since this article was first constructed, Chelsea were given an additional fixture against Norwich (a). With Newcastle (H) in GW29 also, any of Antonio Rudiger, Reece James and Mason Mount are great picks.
The best players to transfer in for DGW28 are Philippe Coutinho, Raphinha and Armando Broja.
The most transferred in players ahead of DGW28 are Mohamed Salah, Che Adams and Raul Jimenez.
|Name||Team||Position||Price||Pick %||GW27 Score||Total Points|
|Philippe Coutinho||Aston Villa||Midfielder||£7.4m||22%||3||32|
- Price: £7.4m
- Picked by: 21%
- Fixtures: Southampton (H), Leeds (a), West Ham (a)
In his first 6 Villa games Coutinho has two goals and assists each, averaging 0.82 returns per 90 (the most in the team).
The Brazilian is regularly taking shots, attempting 2.88 per 90 (third in team) and getting 1.03 on target per 90.
- See more: 5 FPL Tips for this Week GW28
He is very creative as well, producing 3.08 shot-creating actions per 90 and 0.62 goal-creating actions per 90.
In GW28 Villa face Southampton, who’ve conceded the third most goals away from home (27), and Leeds, who are conceding 15.8 shots per game.
- Price: £6.5m
- Picked by: 16%
- Fixtures: Leicester (a), Aston Villa (H), Norwich (H)
In a poor season for Leeds overall Raphinha has been a shining light once again, scoring 9 times and providing two assists.
His 9 goals are impressive for a winger, taking 63 shots this season (7th most in the league for both).
Also, he should’ve had more assists as his xA is 4.9 (7th highest), making 50 key passes (third most) and 90 shot-creating actions (5th most).
This week he faces Leicester, who’ve only kept four clean sheets all season, and Villa, who Leeds scored three past in the reverse fixture.
- Price: £5.5m
- Picked by: 14%
- Fixtures: Aston Villa (a), Newcastle (H), Watford (H)
The decision on which Southampton striker to go with for their DGW is a difficult one this week.
Whilst Che Adams is Saints’ top scorer (7) Broja has 6 to his name in his debut Premier League season.
Broja has a higher non-penalty xG than his colleague (6.1 compared to 4.8) but the stats are fairly similar.
The margins are very fine, Adams has a higher goals per shot (0.20 to 0.16) but Broja has a higher npxG per shot (0.16 to 0.14).
However one main factor is the price of the two, where Broja is much more affordable at £5.5m in comparison to Adams at £6.9m. Therefore, the Albanian international offers more value and allows you to afford a more premium asset elsewhere.
Southampton face Villa and then Newcastle in DGW28, where you fancy their chances of being competitive with more great fixtures to come.
- Price: £5.0m
- Picked by: 3%
- Fixtures: Crystal Palace (H), Watford (H), Everton (a)
A Wolves defender for their DGW seems essential, facing Palace and Watford at Molineux.
Palace have only averaged 8.5 shots per game on their travels, whilst Watford have only scored twice since Roy Hodgson took over.
Wolves have only conceded 21 this term, keeping 9 clean sheets too, making their defence the fourth best in the league.
Saiss himself stands out from the rest of his teams’ defence due to his aerial threat, scoring twice this campaign and having the highest xG of the defenders at the club (2.3).
Raul Jimenez is of course another good option but we chose to highlight Saiss because of Wolves’ impressive GW28 clean sheet odds.