The talk of double gameweek 26 is whom to play the triple captain chip on. The obvious pick so far has been Mohammed Salah. Why? Liverpool has the best double gameweek 26 fixtures they face Leeds united and Norwich at home two teams with pretty leaky defenses and for that reason, Salah is on top of the list of triple captain picks in double gameweek 26.
However, if you’re an FPL manager looking for a different option, we have a list of triple captain alternatives in double gameweek 26.
Double gameweek 26 Triple captain alternatives: Trent Alexander Arnold
Trent Alexander Arnold is a decent captain pick and a Mo salah triple captain alternative for double gameweek 26. Trent Alexander Arnold is the highest-scoring defender so far this FPL season (he’s also the second highest scoring FPL asset, only behind Mo Salah).
The Liverpool full-back has a total of 156 points so far this season. He has been involved in 14 goals this season, assisting 12 and scoring 2.
There have been talks of the possibility of Mo Salah being rested in one of the double gameweek 26 games. Mo Salah was heavily involved in Egpty’s run to the Afcon final and, with Liverpool playing 3 games (Norwich, Leeds, and Chelsea in the Carabao cup final) in the space of eight days, there’s the fear he might get rested in one of those games.
Trent Alexander Arnold has also been in great form in recent times. The Liverpool full-back has picked up 66 points in his last ten games returning, 2 points twice in that time.
During the period of gw15-gw25, Trent Alexander Arnold outscored and outperformed Mo Salah, as shown in the image below.
Trent’s style of play also puts in front for bonus points; he has collected the most bonus points this season amongst Liverpool assets. In terms of a double gameweek 26 Mo Salah triple captain alternative there’s no one better than Trent.
What a signing Aaron Ramsdale has been for Arsenal (to find out more of which new signings to get into your FPL team, click here)– one of the best FPL goalkeepers this season. Aaron Ramsdale is a differential pick- Arsenal plays Wolves and Brentford in double gameweek 26. They would be hoping to keep clean sheets in those games.
Aaron Ramsdale has been one of the best goalkeepers this season- with the Arsenal man picking a total of 101 points. He has also kept 11 clean sheets so far this season.
Ramsdale is a goalkeeper who tends to make saves in games which, in turn, gives him save points. Ramsdale’s performances in games also mean he has a shout of collecting bonus points. No goalkeeper has picked up more bonus points than Arsenal’s goalie.
If Arsenal keeps two clean sheets, Ramsdale makes a lot of saves, and in the process, he picks up 3 or 6 bonus points- you are set for a good return. He’s one you can consider if you want to triple captain a goalkeeper gameweek 26.
Diogo Jota is another man worth considering if you’re looking to triple captain someone in double gameweek 26. The Liverpool forward has been in great form this season. He has scored 12 goals so far (Only Mo Salah has scored more).
Diogo Jota, valued at 8.5 million, is the third-highest scoring midfielder in the game this season with 126 points- he’s owned by 39.7% of managers.
Diogo Jota is a good FPL pick- he scores a lot of goals, and that can be attributed to the 23 shots he has played on target this season. One thing to note is that Diogo Jota is a doubt for gameweek 26 and could miss those games.
The Liverpool man has been very instrumental to Liverpool’s success this season by stepping up when Mo Salah and Sadio Mane were on AFCON duty.
Arsenal is the second team with the best double gameweek 26 fixtures- they face Wolves and Brentford and, that’s why Saka is on this list. Saka has been one of Arsenal’s focal points in attack this season.
The Arsenal man has scored 6 goals and assisted 5. Saka has picked up 99 points this season(only Ramsdale has picked more points than him amongst Arsenal players)- he’s owned by 15.8% of managers which makes him a good differential triple captain pick.
The Arsenal man comes up against Wolves and Brentford this gameweek. Brentford in recent times have not been great defensively; they’ve conceded 14 goals in their last seven games in all competitions. And if anyone is going to score for Arsenal Saka would be up there.
Bukayo Saka has the most goal involvement this season with 11. According to stats, he’s the player most likely to score goals for Arsenal this season. Not only is he involved in goal-scoring, but Saka is also a creative force in Arsenal’s team. Only Martin Odegard has created more goal-scoring opportunities than Saka this season.
Saka is a player to consider if you’re looking for a diffential pick.
If you’re an FPL manager who is looking to close the gap on your rivals and climb up in your mini-leagues- those are some differential picks worth considering.
However, Salah is the obvious pick for many reasons. He is the top-scoring FPL asset with 181 points. He has the most goal involvement this season with 16 goals and 10 assists. Salah goes up against Leeds and Norwich, two teams Mo Salah loves to play against.
Mo Salah, even when he has a bad game could still manage to get a goal or an assist. He is the most transferred-in player for double gameweek 26 because of Liverpool’s fixtures. It’s very unlikely that a team would have an easier set of fixtures this season- that’s why FPL managers are looking to capitalize on this.
That is a list a list of a few differential triple captain picks if you do not want to go for the obvious, which is Mo Salah.