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GW27 Captains: Pick Double Gameweek stars over Haaland

By The Scout 9 Mar 2023
Solly March

The Scout on why Brighton and Brentford's key attackers can outscore Man City striker

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Owners of Erling Haaland (£12.2m) in Fantasy Premier League should consider captaining a Double Gameweek 27 asset over the Norwegian.

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Manchester City's forward can be found in a massive 85 per cent of squads and will be the most-selected armband pick for his visit to Crystal Palace.

Haaland hasn’t quite been at his best recently, though, with only one double-figure return in his previous six.

Crucially, he has been far more reliable at the Etihad Stadium this season.

He has averaged 9.5 points per match (ppm) at home compared with 6.1 ppm on his travels.

Brentford’s Ivan Toney (£7.8m), meanwhile, averages a near-identical 6.0 ppm away from home.

The forward visits two of the bottom three clubs, Everton and Southampton, in his Double Gameweek 27.

Brighton options

Kaoru Mitoma (£5.5m) is the most appealing pick for Brighton & Hove Albion’s fixtures with Leeds United and Crystal Palace.

The Japan midfielder has blanked in only three of his 11 starts since making his full debut for the club in Gameweek 14.

Mitoma’s average of 6.7 points per start in that run ranks fifth among regular starters in Fantasy.

His midfield team-mates Alexis Mac Allister (£5.4m) and Solly March (£5.1m) are also capable of big hauls, each delivering four double-digit scores in 2022/23.

In-form trio

Elsewhere, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (£12.8m), Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (£7.3m) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (£11.7m) all have the form and single fixture to record huge scores. 

Salah visits AFC Bournemouth off the back of his season-high haul of 21 points against Man Utd last weekend. 

He has produced eight shots on target in the last four Gameweeks, more than any other player in Fantasy.

Rashford, meanwhile, has averaged 11.2 points per home match since the season resumed and entertains Southampton.

His six double-figure returns in home matches this term is a league-leading total. 

Kane scored twice and earned 10 points against his visitors Nottingham Forest earlier in the campaign.

At home, his 21 shots rank joint-top with Haaland among all players in 2022/23 Fantasy.

Also in this series

Part 1: Scout Selection: Best FPL team for Double Gameweek 27
Part 3: FPL experts: Best captains for Double Gameweek 27

Remember, the Gameweek 27 deadline is at 11:00 GMT on Saturday 11 March 

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