Fantasy Premier League

FPL experts: Who to keep and sell in Blank Gameweek 28

15 Mar 2023

The Scout's panel discuss their plans ahead of a weekend where six clubs are without a fixture in Fantasy

Related Articles
The FPL Pod: Who are the best bargains in defence?
Which teams have Double Gameweeks in FPL?
FPL experts: Top targets ahead of a DGW29 Bench Boost

With six clubs blanking in Gameweek 28 and 12 teams having a Double Gameweek 29, The Scout's panel of Fantasy Premier League experts discuss who to keep and sell ahead of Friday's 18:30 GMT deadline.

What the experts say
Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

It's really important to look ahead at your team for Gameweek 29 when trying to work out who needs to be held in Gameweek 28.

With Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester United and Liverpool playing twice in Gameweek 29, they should take priority. However, Liverpool have a difficult Double away at Manchester City and Chelsea and are in inconsistent form, so they are the least important holds of the three teams.

See: Which teams have Blank or Double Gameweeks in FPL?

Utkarsh Dalmia (@Zophar666)

Marcus Rashford (£7.4m) is an obvious hold and I would look to keep both Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m) and Kaoru Mitoma (£5.5m) as well, bearing in mind that Brighton have a Double Gameweek 29.

Selling Erling Haaland (£12.2m) for Ollie Watkins (£7.3m) is an option, with a view to bringing the Norwegian back for Gameweek 30.

Watkins' goal v West Ham
Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Rashford and Haaland are two players I don't see myself selling. Once you've sold them, you could find yourself prioritising other issues instead of buying them back, and they have haul potential in every match.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Brighton are in great form so I'll definitely be keeping my two midfielders. Rashford also stays thanks to Man Utd's Double Gameweek 29.

So, incredibly, it could be Haaland that I look to move on in Gameweek 28, but I'll be stashing the money in the bank so that I can buy him back easily in Gameweek 30. 

Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)

I would hold on to Rashford and Haaland. They've been the top performers this season.

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

I'm holding my Brighton midfielders and Rashford, but will look to sell Haaland knowing I have no money tied up in him. I'll move him on and get a forward who plays three times over the next two Gameweeks, versus his one match.

Leaving enough funds to buy Haaland back for Gameweek 30 will be crucial.

Pras (@Pras_FPL)

Rashford and two or three Brighton players are worth holding on to through Blank Gameweek 28, as they all have good fixtures in Double Gameweek 29.

Also in this series

Part 1: How to plan ahead for Double Gameweek 29 Bench Boost
Part 2: FPL experts: Top targets ahead of a DGW29 Bench Boost
Part 4: Should you use your Free Hit chip?

Latest Videos

More Videos