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Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 26

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 26

Fantasy Premier League Tips Gameweek 26

Following on from the Valentines feast of FA Cup action Fantasy Premier League returns with gameweek 26 with at the time in the season when almost each week seems potentially season defining. Now of course, nothing will be won in February, but a couple of bad weeks could see you slip far enough away from the shrinking leading pack. Luckily for you, you have come to fantasy football tips so you have given yourself a fighting chance. This is our early tips article so make sure you check back on Thursday after the Champions League fixtures which return this week. As the Champions League could throw out a few issues for our FPL teams I thought it best to focus on the non Champions League teams for the early fantasy football tips for gamweek 26. We will also be keeping an eye on Spurs and Liverpool who are in the Europa league that returns this Thursday.

FPL Defender Picks Gameweek 26:

Let’s take a look at some defenders who we think have good scoring potential this week. Sunderland Vs. West Brom looks a decent bet for at least one clean sheet and I would argue 0-0 is a very probable scoreline for two teams in desperate need of the points given that only 2 points separates them in the league. I wouldn’t be plumping for own goal machine John O’Shea and West Brom will be have the surest defence of these two for the rest of the season so I would be looking at someone like Craig Dawson at just £4.4m. Wisdom is not a certainty after being left out last week! Manchester United have one of the best goals against records in the Premier League which may surprise some. This week they face a Swansea side who continue to struggle for goals so a United defender could be a good investment. Chris Smalling at £5.3m is a sensible move but don’t expect another two goals from him this week!

FPL Midfield Picks Gameweek 26:

Looking away from the Champions League and Europa League players in midfield this week is a tough ask, but if you are looking for a cheap fifth midfielder to bolster your squad then it could be worth siding with the new Aston Villa recruit Scott Sinclair. Following his FA Cup goal and playing under a new manager in Tim Sherwood, it looks like he will be in the thick of the action. With Villa playing a more direct style of football that will be centred around Benteke, Sinclair could be the man to profit.

View image | He certainly looks hungry to prove himself and a home tie against Stoke could be just the opportunity for the ex Man City winger. If you want a more expensive option then Angel Di Maria certainly looked to have returned to form with two assists last week. An away tie against Swansea will represent a good chance for assists although don’t expect too much here. Elsewhere, Stewart Downing at £6.6m is due a good game and might get it against a Spurs side whose fitness will be pushed to the limit this week following their Thursday night Europa League tie.

FPL Striker Picks Gameweek 26:

Again, if we look away from the Champions League and Europa League teams that leaves Southampton’s Pelle and Danny Ings of Burnley as the top two 100% fit strikers. Out of these two I would be opting for Danny Ings who took his time to find his Premier League feet this season and although there is still uncertainty over his future beyond this season, there is absolutely no doubt he knows where the back of the net is. A tough away fixture at Stamford Bridge awaits but Chelsea are not the solid defensive force of previous seasons and if anyone can exploit a Champions League hangover then Ings would be the man for Burnley. How many of you would be brave enough to put this man in this week?

  So – a slightly different approach to the tips this week… but do not fear as we will be back with our usual captain picks for gameweek 26 and our usual FPL tips just as soon as those pesky European games are out of the way.

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