Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 28: Is It Free Hit Time?

Should you go back to Newcastle options this weekend?
10:00, 17 Mar 2023

Logging into Fantasy Premier League this week may give a few people the. If you are like me, you will see a whole host of players without fixtures this gameweek with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Brighton and Liverpool all without league fixtures. Even so, we have a few tips to try and give you the maximum output from this limited gameweek.

Free Hit time

If you haven’t used it already, this week is ideal for a free hit. Many have already used their second wildcard so taking this opportunity to free hit and get the best players possible on the pitch is sensible. 

An Arsenal triple up, given they face Crystal Palace at home is a sensible move, with Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard strong options. Oleksandr Zinchenko could also feature heavily in several teams, while Bukayo Saka and the returning Gabriel Jesus are worth considering. Perhaps surprisingly, Erling Haaland is the most transferred out player.


Are Chelsea assets back in vogue?

Graham Potter’s Chelsea side are finally playing some decent stuff. They’ve now won three in a row, including that impressive second leg display against Borussia Dortmund. They seemed to have turned a corner and with Everton at home this weekend, a couple of their assets may be of interest. 

The return of Ben Chilwell arguably makes him Chelsea’s strongest option. He’s scored a whopping 18 points over the past two gameweeks and should be targeting a clean sheet against the Toffees. Kai Havertz scored last time out and at £7.5m could be an alternative striker option if Chelsea have put their goalscoring troubles behind them. 

Meanwhile Kepa Arrizabalaga at £4.7m could be a solid goalkeeping option with three clean sheets in his last four games in all competitions. 

Newcastle United back on track?

If you’ve held Newcastle assets for the majority for the season, the last few weeks will have been tricky. League defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City didn’t produce any returns, while the Carabao Cup final loss against Manchester United just added to their poor form. However, Eddie Howe’s side returned to winning ways against Wolves and Miguel Almiron was back on the scoresheet. 

Kieran Trippier remains popular and it looks as though Alexander Isak has nailed down the number nine spot. He scored last time out and at £6.6m, that’s cheaper than Callum Wilson, he could be a wonderful pick for the final few weeks of the season. With Manchester United and West Ham to come after Nottingham Forest this weekend, Eddie Howe’s men need to make their mark to get back into the top four. 

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