FPL Gameweek 26 preview

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Fantasy Premier League season continues after an exciting weekend. Liverpool must bounce back after two disappointing draws and first postponed fixtures are upon us shortly.

FPL GW 26 tips – attacking potential

Liverpool

Liverpool are totally superior in the coming weeks when it comes to attacking potential. They have Manchester United coming up at GW 27, but it’s surrounded by fantastic fixtures. Bournemouth, Watford and Burnley at home combined with Fulham away at GW 31. It might be a good idea to switch some Liverpool defenders to attackers now.

Sadio Mane has been the main man recently. He scored the only goal against West Ham and Leicester. Mane has found the net four times in the previous six matches. Firmino’s form is too random, so I’d only go for Mane and Salah obviously. There’s also too much rotation and not any stand-out players in midfield.

Wolverhampton

Wolves have also promising fixtures coming up. The next four gameweeks include Newcastle and Cardiff at home with Bournemouth and Huddersfield at away. All four are weak lower midtable clubs.

Wolves attackers are also in-form. The team has scored 3, 3, 3, 2, 4 goals in the previous five matches. Striker Raul Jimenez has scored three goals in the previous two league matches. On midfield you have Diogo Jota and Joao Moutinho gaining tons of FPL points right now.

One shouldn’t forget right-back Matt Doherty (in the picture) either. He scored two and assisted one goal in the FA Cup match at midweek. Dohery has five goals and four assists in his previous 14 matches.

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FPL GW 26 tips – defensive potential

Leicester

Leicester haven’t won in five matches, but they have shown gritty defence against Pool and Manchester United in the previous two rounds. Foxes are very low-scoring these days and their fixtures have tons of potential.

Foxes meet Tottenham at GW 26, which is a bad fixture. But then come Palace (h), Brighton (h), Watford (a), Fulham (h) and Burnley (a). It’s a fantastic run of matches. They can pull a surprise at London next weekend too.

The main man is right-back Ricardo Pereira, who practically plays as right wing. England centre-back Harry Maguire is also a solid option.

Newcastle & Brighton

Newcastle have also fantastic fixtures coming up. The GW 26 match against Wolves is not easy, but the road is open for clean sheets after that. Huddersfield and Burnley at home (GW27, GW 28) followed by West Ham, Everton and Bournemouth. It’s a very good set of fixtures and worth noticing even if the GW 26 match is not the best one.

I’d recommend going for goalie Martin Dubravka (in the picture), who might get saves and bonus points

If you don’t want to pull the trigger on Newcastle just yet (especially if you have Wolves attackers), you can go for Brighton at GW 26. Burnley have shown some positive signs lately, but Brighton at home is always a good shout for a clean sheet. They didn’t concede a goal against Watford or WBA (cup) either in the last two home matches.

Brighton is not a long-term solution though. The fixtures go bad and they don’t even play at GW 27.

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The best attacking potential of FPL GW 26:

Liverpool: 3.34 expected goals
Man Utd: 2.41
Man City: 1.82

The best defensive potential of FPL GW 24:

Liverpool: 58% probability for a clean sheet
Arsenal: 50%
Tottenham: 50%

The best attacking potential for the next 6 gameweeks:

Liverpool: 16.14 expected goals
Man City: 11.93
Arsenal: 11.61

The best defensive potential for the next 6 gameweeks:

Liverpool: 3.23 clean sheets
Leicester: 2.49
Tottenham: 2.26

You’ll find this information for all teams from our unique FPL Fixture Tracker.

Image credit: Flickr / Mark Harkin


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