What is the FPL Triple Captain and when to use it?
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What is the FPL Triple Captain?
The Triple Chip is one of the four available FPL chips available to managers.
It is the simplest of the chips – on the week you use your Triple Captain chip, you captain will score 3x the score, instead of the de facto 2x.
You can only used it once in an entire 38-gameweek season.
When can I use the Triple Captain chip?
Literally any GW, from GW01 to GW38. If you did not use it, it would not be played automatically for you.
Can I cancel the Triple Captain after using it?
No, once activated, it would be active for your GW.
Can I use my Triple Captain on the same gameweek which I wildcard?
No, FPL stipulates that only one chip can be used per GW. If you used your wildcard in the GW, you cannot use your Triple Captain.
Therefore, plan ahead.
What if I used the Triple Captain on a player and he did not play at all?
The Triple Captain will follow the rules surrounding the weekly Captaincy.
- If your Triple Captain did not play a single minute that week, your Vice-Captain will receive 3x the points
- If your Vice-Captain did not play as well, no one else in the team will receive the boost, ie your chip is totally wasted.
When is the best time to use the Triple Captain?
In our opinion, the Triple Captain is the least important of the 4 FPL chips available.
Your season will not be determined by when you use your Triple Captain chip, as opposed to say when you use your Wildcard.
In all honesty, the Triple Captain chip will only give you 1x more points because whoever you choose as Triple Captain that GW would have been your captain in any case.
With that in mind, we think that the DGW is the most opportune time to use your Triple Captain. A player who plays more than 60min of his two fixtures in a DGW would already have a base score of 4, tripling that will bring you to 12 on that player alone, for just turning up.
We recommend to use the Triple Captain chip as soon as the first DGW arrives and “get it out of the way”. The last thing we want is to run out of time to use the chip.
There is a sense of lottery with the Triple Captain chip – if your chosen Triple Captain scores massively that week you strike the jackpot but if not, life goes not. This is unlike the Bench Boost or the Wildcard, which potentially impacts your squad for weeks to come.
How does Triple Captain affect H2H leagues and the Cup?
For H2H leagues, you technically get a booster for that tie in the week. If your H2H opponent did not play any chip in that week, you have 1x more score on your Triple Captain..
If H2H is your focus, then save up the TC to play into in a GW which you are playing a key opponent.
Likewise for the FPL Cup which starts GW19, you get a booster for the cup tie.
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