As FPL managers, there’s nothing better than opening the app and seeing a lot of green arrows. No doubt, picking the right FPL captain could bring about those green arrows and see you rise in overall.
This season selecting an FPL captain hasn’t been difficult, with Mo Salah almost being the default pick every week. And gameweek 26 was no different the Liverpool winger rewarded the 4,057,068 who captained him with a massive 28 point haul.
Because of Liverpool’s involvement in the Carabao Cup, Mo Salah won’t be featuring in the premier league this gameweek which means we’d have to look elsewhere for our FPL captains– In this blog post, we’d be providing you with stats that would guide you when picking your FPL gameweek 27 captain.
Here’s a list of potential FPL gameweek 27 captain picks.
1. Wout Weghorst
Burnley’s new signing Weghorst would be a great captain pick for gameweek 27. He has looked good in the premier league so far, and he already has two assists and a goal to his name in five appearances.
Weghorst has shown what he is about in the five games he has played this season. With decent performances against Liverpool and Man United. He passes the eye test- a strong, physical goal scorer who could come up with a few assists as well.
Burnley are the only ones who has a double gameweek in GW27. They come up against Crystal Palace and Leicester two teams that struggle to keep clean sheets(Leicester has picked up just three clean sheets all season ).
Burnley, in recent times, has looked like a more attacking side with good attacking displays against the likes of Man United, Liverpool, and Brighton.
Wout Weghorst(6.5 million) is the most transferred-in player ahead of gameweek 27, with 165006 FPL managers bringing him in.
2. Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes has not had the best of seasons compared to last season. However, it looks like he has found his form once again. The United midfielder has scored nine goals this season(he is United’s top scorer) has assisted six.
Bruno’s form has seen him return 22 points in his last two games- he would be a good captain pick in gameweek 27.
United face Watford this gameweek, a side who have kept just two clean sheets all season and have conceded 47 goals (they concede an average of 1.88 goals per match) this looks like a game to give Bruno the armband.
Enough talk about Bruno’s goal-scoring stats- let us look at his creative numbers. This season Bruno has assisted six goals which are the most amongst United assets.
He has also created the most chances for United (only Trent Alexander Arnold has created more chances in PL this season). If you don’t want to go for a double gameweek player Bruno is a really good shout.
3. Riyad Mahrez
There’s something about this man that amazes me. He’s a Man city asset, one of the cheapest of all of their attacking assets, and somehow he’s owned by 4% of managers.
Maahrez has 13 goal involvement in the premier league this season, and he comes up against Everton, who, just like Watford, struggle to keep clean sheets. They kept just four clean sheets all season and have conceded forty goals.
One thing that scares FPL managers is Pep roulette- it could be frustrating. The fact that Mahrez didn’t start against Spurs means he’d most likely start against Everton.
Another positive about captaining Mahrez is his penalty duty-Mahrez has scored all four penalties he has taken this season. He also has not missed a penalty for Man City since his miss against Liverpool a few seasons ago.
With ownership of 4.0% he would be a good differential captain pick for gameweek 27.
4. James Ward-Prowse
Southampton is the team on form. They have only lost once in their last nine games, securing draws against the two Manchester city and Man united.
Southampton has some easy fixtures coming up. The saints face Norwich, Villa, Watford, and Burnley in their next four matches- those run-of fixtures make their assets long-term picks.
If you’re going to captain any Southampton asset James Ward-Prowse has to be top of that list. The Southampton man has been in great form this season(he has six goals and four assists already).
His form makes him a player you should consider captaining in gameweek 27. Ward-Prowse is a player who carries lots of threats from set-pieces which is a great thing to consider when picking FPL assets.
James Ward-Prowse is Southampton’s set-piece taker. The midfielder takes virtually all set-pieces from corner to penalties.
This season, his six goals are the most for the team, and he tops the charts for the most chances created, most points per game (4.1), and total points for Southampton this season.
Norwich just like Everton, and Watford are another team that struggles defensively. They have kept just four clean sheets this season and have conceded 53 goals (they also concede an average of 2.12 goals a match).
5. Amado Broja
The saints’ man has been one of the go-to strikers in recent times, with 85,092 FPL managers bringing him into their squad ahead of gameweek 27.
Amado Broja is a cheap FPL striker who is on form that makes it hard for us not to include him in our FPL gameweek 27 captain picks.
When it comes to value for money, Amado Broja is right up there. Broja has scored six goals this season. And his form and Norwich’s poor defensive record make him a good captain pick in gameweek 27.
Us FPL managers know how hard it has been to pick strikers this season, with premium assets failing to produce consistently. We’ve had to buy low-budget in-form strikers in other to deal with that, and Che Adams is another great low-budget striker to consider bringing into your team and maybe one you could captain in gameweek 27.
His performances in recent times make him the most in-form striker in FPL. He is owned by only 2.3% of FPL managers. In his last three games, he has scored twice and assisted once. He is also a good differential asset to consider in gameweek 27.
Well, there are a lot of great captain choices out there to pick from regardless of Mo Salah’s absence. And with this list of FPL gameweek, 27 captain picks, I hope we’ve helped narrow down your options.
If I were to pick a captain for gameweek 27, I’d go with Wout Weghorst just because of his double gameweek or Bruno Fernandes.