The Premier League is finally back, and so is the Fantasy Premier League (FPL). Blank Gameweek 28 was fruitful for those who trusted Bukayo Saka, as the Arsenal midfielder picked up an 18-point FPL haul for his performance against Crystal Palace. Harry Kane was the most popular FPL armband pick and returned a goal in Spurs’ 3-3 draw against Southampton. With the Double GW and Blank GW schedule for the rest of the season clear, it’s time for FPL managers to make the most of their remaining chips.
Double Gameweek 29 is one of the crucial moments of the FPL campaign, with 12 teams playing twice. FPL managers are set to play their Bench Boost chip this week, with Kaoru Mitoma and Bruno Fernandes trending as the most transferred-in players. Injured Miguel Almiron and William Saliba are the most transferred-out.
The GW 29 kicks off with Manchester City vs. Liverpool at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon. Arsenal and Leeds United will meet at Emirates Stadium later that day. Newcastle United will seek revenge for their Carabao Cup final defeat when they face Manchester United at St. James Park on Sunday evening. Antonio Conte-less Spurs will play Everton at Goodison Park on Monday night. The ‘Double’ fixtures begin on Tuesday night, with Chelsea and Liverpool battling it out at Stamford Bridge. The Gameweek concludes with Wednesday night meetings between Manchester United and Brentford, and West Ham United and Newcastle.
Many FPL managers are divided over whether to retain Arsenal‘s in-form midfielders, but there is no denying that the upside provided by the Double GWs is too good to ignore. In terms of transfers, two free transfers are available, and it’s best to make edgy moves.
Brighton assets are a great pick for this week’s FPL team, with the Seagulls having one of the best fixtures on paper. Manchester United defenders could also return FPL points, with meetings against Newcastle and Brentford coming up. Mohamed Salah is expected to deliver FPL points, despite the Reds’ tough fixtures.
With 28 fixtures across the team, there is plenty to look forward to from an FPL point of view. The Double GWs are making FPL managers back players other than Erling Haaland with their captain’s armband, with many FPL managers considering Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister for this week’s captaincy.
In conclusion, as the FPL season edges towards the end game, it’s time for FPL managers to focus on the crucial Double GWs and Blank GWs to make the most of remaining chips and pick players wisely.