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Should we triple captain Haaland in Gameweek 23

We look at triple captain Haaland in Gameweek 23. Using the Fantasy Football Scout members area, we can utilise its fantastic tools and stats to see if it is worth using our triple captain chip in the Gameweek ahead.

Many managers within the community will be deliberating the use of their triple captain on Haaland in Gameweek 23. Considering form, fixtures and stats we can conclude if activating the triple captain chip this week has potential.

Manchester City

Manchester City are sustaining some great form lately. In their last 10 matches in all competitions, at the time of writing, they have won seven, lost two and drawn once. In that same period they also average 2.1 goals scored per match.

Their attack is seriously impressive. This season amongst teams they rank first for goals scored (53), goals scored in the box (39), big chances total (72) and shots in target (115). Manchester City have the best offensive line in the Premier League according to the stats.

Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland (£12.2m) has been a revelation this season. The striker has bagged 25 goals and three assists in just 20 matches, totalling 28 goal contributions already. This has contributed towards him being the highest scoring player in FPL.

Amongst all players this season Haaland ranks first for goals (25), goals in the box (24), attempts in the box (69) and big chances total (34). All of those stats reinforce the fact that he has been the most dangerous players in the league this season.

The opponents – Aston Villa

In their last 10 matches in all competitions Aston Villa have lost four, won five and drawn one. Defensively in that same period they also kept just two clean sheets, conceding two or more goals in four of those same matches.

In the last six matches, Aston Villa sit mid-table for most of the underlying defensive stats. However in that same run of games they rank the second worst team in the league for big chances conceded (20), playing into the hands of Haaland’s strengths.


Arsenal’s form has been impressive this season. In the last 10 matches in all competitions they have won six, lost three and drawn once. In the same period they have kept four clean clean sheets. This shows that Arsenal are still conceding often and have also lost both of their last two consecutive matches.

In the last six matches Arsenal’s defensive stats fluctuate in different data points. They rank the joint second best for shots in the box conceded (39), but around mid-table for big chances conceded (11), shots on target conceded (25) and headed chances conceded (13).

Are there other opportunities to use the Triple captain chip?

There are likely double Gameweeks in Gameweek 29, Gameweek 34 and Gameweek 37. However, the fixtures are unknown and considering that they could be medium to large double Gameweeks, other chips could be more suitable to use.

Should we triple captain Haaland in Gameweek 23?

Haaland has been maintaining some of the best attacking stats in the league amongst all players whilst his team also sustain some of the best amongst all teams this season. Aston Villa have been conceding goals and some concerning defensive data whilst although Arsenal are in good form, they have also failed to convince defensively, especially when considering their recent underlying stats.

The opportunities to use the triple captaincy chip are dwindling and considering the potential impact other chips could have in the bigger double Gameweeks coming up, there can be little doubt that the best time to use the triple captain is the upcoming Gameweek on Haaland.

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