Fantasy Football Tips GW26 from our Fantasy Football Community ahead of the deadline.
Which chip should we be deploying for the biggest double in fantasy history? It’s all covered in the Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 26!
Jack Grealish is the most transferred out player for the fantasy football tips gameweek 26. The unofficial prognosis isn’t too promising for his shin issue, but injury expert Ben Dinnery gives his opinion on whether we will see the Villa talisman in the double.
🗣️ Grealish: injury and why the possibility of a RTP in DGW26 cannot be ruled out
🛑 Villa ban their players from playing FPL
👌 Why we shouldn't get too excited about Callum Wilson's latest Insta post
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) February 23, 2021
Defensive changes could be needed this week to maximise the double, and one man going under the radar is Luke Shaw. The Manchester United defender has shown great creativity in recent weeks and in particular against Newcastle United. The underlying data demonstrates that more goals, assists and clean sheets could be just around the corner.
Luke Shaw created five chances against Newcastle, which was the 2nd highest in terms of chance creation for all players this GW. Newcastle with a xG of ~0.3 were the second lowest for xG for all teams in the league this GW yet Shaw scored just 2 points. Unlucky with a capital U!
— AbuBakar Siddiq (@BigManBakar) February 22, 2021
The fixture chart now looks clear, with those Double Gameweek fixtures in 26 and 27, plus the blank Gameweek 29 now confirmed. Fantasy Football 247 look at all the data on which sides have the best fixture run. It’s worth noting that Gameweek 28 could still be a small double for Aston Villa and Everton.
🗓 FIXTURES 🗓
With double and blank gameweeks both confirmed and yet to be set, it can be a bit of a confusing time for the #FPL manager! 😕🤔
— FF247 (@FantasyFooty247) February 24, 2021
Among the double gameweek options in the forward lines, it’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins with the most transfer traffic among the budget price bracket. It’s very difficult to split this pair, but with a key absentee from Aston Villa right now and favourable fixtures for Everton, Calvert-Lewin may be the smart pick.
𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐬 🆚 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭-𝐋𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐧
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) February 24, 2021
When it comes to captaincy, the numbers have been crunched once again. In his latest members article for Fantasy Football Hub, Chris analyses all the data to decide who is the best captain for this week. The prediction tool puts Mo Salah first choice, but the matrix suggests that things are less clear cut as Chris dubs it the hardest decision of the season!
So many options, Chris does all the hard work for you 👍
✅ Poll results
✅ Stats breakdown
✅ Best options
RTs appreciated 👍
— Fantasy Football Hub (@FFH_HQ) February 24, 2021
That captaincy debate is made all the more difficult by this week being one of the top opportunities to deploy the Triple Captain chip, with the potential for 180 minutes from some of our most potent fantasy assets. FPL Tips weighs up the possible options in his Double Gameweek 26 Team Selection video over on the Youtube channel.
🎥 NEW #FPL VIDEO 🎥
Play the Triple Captain chip for #DGW26? 🤔
— FPLtips (@_FPLtips) February 23, 2021
Harry Kane is one of the main men in the frame this week for the armband and it’s his incredible record against sides in the bottom half of the table which provides us with most hope. It’s encouraging to see consistency across the season from him: Spurs recent form has provided a little cause for concern.
Harry Kane vs the bottom 8 teams in the PL this season:
GW2: 21 pts
GW3: 5 pts
GW6: 5 pts
GW7: 6 pts
GW8: 9 pts
GW12: 9 pts
GW17: 12 pts
GW18: 8 pts
GW19: 9 pts
GW23: 8 pts
10 games, 0 blanks, averaging 9.2 points per game
BUR (H), FUL (A) in GW26
LOCKED AS MY CAPTAIN 🔒 pic.twitter.com/cOwFMQyCkK
— FPL_Swede (@FPL_Swe) February 22, 2021
Bruno Fernandes is the other player likely to dominate for the armband this week, and when you crunch the data for his year in the Premier League it is easy to see why. He’s been utterly dominant over many metrics, including most fantasy points and points per appearance. He has the form too.
Update since Bruno’s PL debut:
Most FPL pts:
Pts per app:
Mins per pt:
— Andrew Gower (@goweramg) February 22, 2021
While it’s easy to approach transfers this week with our Double Gameweek goggles on, there’s a whole host of great options who could prevail with just one fixture this weekend. Many of these names also have a fixture in Blank Gameweek 29, so are worthwhile to hold onto in the longer term too.
🔎 GW26: Single GW Players
My GW26 thread this Thursday will no doubt be filled with DGW players, so I thought it might be worth taking a separate look at those teams with a single game in GW26.
— FPL Corf 🏴 (@CorfFpl) February 22, 2021
The bookies odds can be very insightful when it comes to nailing down those selections and captaincy. FPL Salah provides the latest clean sheet probabilities: these are particularly useful for anyone making a defensive transfer this week and considering whether a hit would be worth it. Manchester City look in control once again.
#DGW26 clean sheet probability %
— Abdul (@FPL_Salah) February 24, 2021
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