Gameweek 28 in the FPL had the normal 10 matches in total. There were a total of 22 goals scored over the 10 games, giving an average of 2.2 goals per fixture. The highest FPL score for the round was 119 points and the average team total was 43. Now, let’s take a closer look at all the action from gameweek 28 and see who were the FPL’s big hits and misses.
Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho was the star of the show as Brendan Rodgers’ side thrashed Sheffield United 5-0 on Sunday. Iheanacho scored a wonderful hat-trick, bringing his total to five goals in the last three games. The Nigeria international striker costs 5.6 million in FPL at the moment and is only owned by 1.6% of teams. Iheanacho was the highest-scoring player of gameweek 28 with 17 points. He has earned an impressive 35 points over the last three rounds in FPL.
Jamie Vardy - so often the lethal finisher for Leicester - turned provider for this round. Vardy contributed three assists and was given a score of 13 FPL points.
Ayoze Pérez (8 points) and Wesley Fofana (7) were the next-best for Leicester. Kasper Schmeichel, Jonny Evans, Çağlar Söyüncü, Timothy Castagne, and Wilfred Ndidi all scored 6 points for the round.
That win keeps Leicester third in the Premier League and looking good for a Champions League spot this season.
Manchester City travelled to face a much-improved Fulham side at Craven Cottage on Saturday night. Goals from John Stones, Gabriel Jesus, and a Sergio Agüero penalty gave the champions-elect a comfortable 3-0 win.
It was another week where City’s defenders were the big-earners in FPL terms. Stones earned 14 points thanks to his goal and the clean sheet. Joining Stones on the Team of the Week was Joäo Cancelo. Cancelo scored 12 points after the clean sheet and an assist against Fulham.
Jesus earned 7 points while City had six other players all on 6 FPL points each. They were Ederson, Benjamin Mendy, Aymeric Laporte, Rúben Dias, Ferran Torres, and Agüero.
Brighton had gone six games without a win in all competitions before the weekend. Goals from Lewis Dunk and Leandro Trossard gave The Seagulls a 2-1 win at Southampton in the early game on Sunday.
It was a huge victory for Graham Potter’s men as they prepare to fight for their Premier League survival between now and May. The win keeps Brighton three points clear of the relegation zone with a game in hand.
Dunk was the most ‘transferred in’ Brighton player for the round with over 70,000 managers signing him up. Almost 40,000 teams brought Trossard in for gameweek 28. Both players earned 10 points each thanks to their goals and some bonus points. Dunk currently costs 5.0 million and is selected by 7.5% of FPL teams. Trossard is 5.7 million but only a part of 1.5% of teams currently.
For Southampton, striker Che Adams was the only player of note. Adams scored for The Saints making it three goals in three games, earning 8 FPL points for the round.
Gareth Bale was the most ‘transferred in’ player overall ahead of gameweek 28. The Spurs player only managed 1 point, however, as he played 56 minutes of his side’s 2-1 north London derby defeat against Arsenal.
Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes was the ‘most captained’ player for the round. United beat West Ham 1-0 but Fernandes had a quiet game by his standards, scoring just 3 FPL points.
Liverpool managed to get an important win under their belts as Diogo Jota scored the only goal of the game against his old club Wolves on Monday night. The Reds’ goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, was their joint-best FPL player after making some great saves to keep the hosts at bay and earn his side the points. Alisson and Trent Alexander-Arnold both scored 9 FPL points. Diogo Jota (8 points) and Ozan Kabak (7) were the best of the rest for Liverpool.
That’s all for our review of Gameweek 28. Gameweek 29 takes place this coming weekend and the deadline for transfers and changes is Friday, March 19th at 18:30 GMT.
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