Who should be your FPL captain for Gameweek 28 this weekend? There are only eight matches due to the Carabao Cup final taking place on Sunday so the likes of De Bruyne, Aubameyang and Sterling cannot be considered for a captain.
No Manchester City or Arsenal considerations in our captain’s choice this week. Two familiar names are joined by a mid-season favourite who has lost his goalscoring touch, but Vardy could be the answer from a limited selection of potential captains this weekend.
We kick things off with Salah who scored a somewhat fortunate goal to help Liverpool see off West Ham on Monday. That goal take’s the Egyptian tally to 15 Premier League goals and six assists so far this season. He has now returned points in six of his last eight games, picking up double digits in three of those.
Salah’s opponents, Watford, have endured a tough run of results since mid-January. The Hornets are now five without a win after their 3-0 away defeat to Manchester United at the weekend.
The last time Liverpool faced off against Watford, Salah claimed 16 points by scoring both goals in a 2-0 win and picking up maximum bonus points.
Liverpool teammate Sadio Mané also scored last weekend, taking his season’s tally to 13 goals and eight assists. Mané thought he had a second against West Ham when he turned in an Alexander-Arnold cross late on, but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Mané has now scored in consecutive league matches for the fourth time this season. Only once has he extended that scoring run to three league games.
The Senegalese international could only muster as assist and a clean sheet point in his reverse fixture with Watford back in Gameweek 17, Nigel Pearson’s first game in charge of the Hornets.
The Leicester frontman returns to our FPL captaincy picks after a short absence. Vardy has failed to score since Gameweek 18 but few will need reminding of what he can produce. There’s no question that both he and Leicester aren’t in the best of form, but this does come with some caveats.
During this goalless period, Vardy has missed two of Leicester’s nine fixtures, going off injured before half time in another. From the remaining six games, Vardy has faced Liverpool, an in-form Southampton, Burnley (where he missed a penalty), Chelsea, Wolves and Manchester City.
Vardy remains the joint Premier League top goalscorer with 17 goals and Leicester travel to Carrow Road to face the league’s worst defence on Friday evening. There is no better time for Vardy to get back on the score sheet.
For a third consecutive week, we’re sticking with Mo Salah ahead of a great fixture in the hopes that he replicates his 16-point heroics from his last encounter with Watford.
He was our selection last weekend and delivered a goal, and with Liverpool edging closer to the Premier League title, Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to rest any of his star players just yet.
Get an insight to what we think will happen in Gameweek 28 with our Premier League predictions and betting tips for the eight fixtures.
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