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Perfect XI

AM's Perfect XI - Week 28

by Nik Argiropoulos
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Welcome to AM's Perfect XI - Week 28 player picks. This column focuses on Togga's Perfect XI game, which you can play via their IOS and Android app. Find the apps here and make sure you update regularly to take advantage of the constant enhancements: https://www.playtogga.com

We've set up a Rotoworld PL Private League which allows you to challenge myself and the rest of the RW PL team over the course of the season. To join it download the app and then click the below link from your device, or find us from the Featured Leagues tab:

http://tog.ga/rotoworld

Each week I provide a Perfect XI of my own for the upcoming gameweek, recommending 11 players to consider along with some honourable mentions. The players listed won't necessarily be the exact 11 selected for my own Perfect XI fantasy side. The point of this column isn't to tell you exactly who to pick; it's to present some ideas and get your brain whirring. I'll be listing a combination of the must-haves and slightly riskier options, alongside the odd hunch. Hopefully you'll find this useful whether you're playing Togga's game or looking at potential transfers for your official Fantasy Premier League team.

 

Perfect XI's Week 28 presents to us a much reduced fixture list which begins on Wednesday night as Manchester City host Stoke in an 8pm GMT kick off. The remaining fixtures don't take place until this weekend. It's important to have your fantasy team locked in ready for tonight but remember in Perfect XI you can swap out a player right up to one minute before their match kicks off and bring in an alternative player whose match is also yet to kick off. This flexibility will allow you to avoid the pain of a surprise benching or unreported last minute injury and a big fat zero. Ensure you keep your eyes on the RW PL Twitter account for line-ups one hour prior to matches.

Wednesday 8th March
Manchester City v Stoke

Saturday 11th March
Bournemouth v West Ham United
Everton v West Bromwich Albion
Hull City v Swansea City

Sunday 12th March
Liverpool v Burnley

KEEPERS
Simon Mignolet - Burnley are blunt away from home and so Mignolet and Liverpool should keep a clean sheet.

Honourable Mention: Willy Caballero at home to Stoke

DEFENDERS
Aleksandar Kolarov - Stoke at home should be another comfortable evening for Pep's improving charges, but check line ups pre-kick off in case Otamendi takes his place.
Nathaniel Clyne - The pick of the Liverpool defenders, Clyne offers an attacking threat as well as a fantastic clean sheet opportunity.
Seamus Coleman - The Toffee's full back is in flying form in all fantasy formats and should prosper again in PXI at home to the Baggies.
Charlie Daniels - A mere hunch is leading me towards picking Daniels this week. Perhaps it's simply the lack of alternatives, but it feels like he's due a goal.

Honourable Mentions: Leighton Baines at home to West Brom, Andrea Ranocchia at home to Swansea, Gareth McAuley away at Everton, Winston Reid away at Bournemouth

MIDFIELDERS
Leroy Sane - You'd assume Sane keeps his place given his current goalscoring exploits but again, please keep an eye on the line ups ahead of tonight's kick off.
Sadio Mane - It's Burnley at home. No further explanation needed.
Philippe Coutinho - The lack of fixtures means it is perfectly acceptable to load up with mutiple players from the same team, and that measn Coutinho should be included in your midfield alongside Mane.
Gylfi Sigurdsson - Siggy is dovetailing beautfiully with Fernando Llorente for improving Swansea and can pick up another bumper points haul at the KC Stadium.

Honourable Mentions: Robert Snodgrass away at Bournemouth, David Silva at home to Stoke, Ross Barkley at home to West Brom, James Milner at home to Burnley

STRIKERS
Sergio Aguero - Stoke have been rotten on the road and so an Aguero brace beckons. The Argentine is also my triple captain in FPL so better he not let me down.
Romelu Lukakau - Just one chance at Spurs in week 27 was enough for Lukakau to add to his season tally. He'll get more than one chance at home to West Brom on Saturday.

Honourable Mentions: Roberto Firmino at home to Burnley, Josh King at home to West Ham, Fernando Llorente away at Hull, Raheem Sterling at home to Stoke

That's it for Week 28. Check out the Rotoworld Features page to see a whole bunch of great content to get you ready for the weekend ahead. Feel free to comment below to us know how you're getting on so far. And of course, good luck to all managers this week.

Nik Argiropoulos

Nik Argiropoulos is a London-based soccer writer for NBC Sports Edge and co-founder of Never Manage Alone. You can find him on Twitter @nikarg.