Which FPL players are the best for Gameweek 26? Abdul Rehman uses the Hub’s Opta, Prediction, Comparison, and Fixture tools to find the greatest Fantasy Premier League players. He has finished in the top 1,000 four times and the top 500 six times. The Best FPL Players For Gameweek 26
The Best FPL Players For Gameweek 26
Erling Haaland has made only 23 starts, but he already has an amazing 27 goals and five assists. Without double gameweeks, it’s difficult to captain anyone else since he is simply too important to own.
In Gameweek 26, Manchester City faces Newcastle United, which isn’t the most straightforward matchup on paper. The Toon have one of the league’s top defences as they have given up the fewest goals (15) with an Expected Goals Conceded (xGC) of 26.0 (third).
Yet, given the calibre of their roster and the underlying statistics, I still believe City will win this match. They have the greatest xG 57.73 and the most goals (64) scored. Moreover, they are the second-best betting favourite (40%) to score 2.5+ goals.
Kaoru Mitoma (£5.3m) – Brighton
In just 10 starts this season, Kaoru Mitoma has tallied five goals and three assists. From the restart, he has been one of the best assets (Gameweek 17). He has generated 14 chances with an xA of 2.82 and an xG of 3.88.
Gameweek 26 for Brighton features a respectable matchup as they welcome West Ham United to the Amex. The Hammers have really played well defensively despite having a bad season thus far, giving up only 29 goals (sixth with an xGC of 31.0). (sixth).
Yet Robert De Zerbi’s club has demonstrated that it is a superb attacking team, and they will be heavy favourites for this match, especially because they are playing at home. They are seventh in scoring with 29 goals and a 43.82 xG. (fifth) and also bear in mind have only played 22 games.
Bukayo Saka (£8.5m) – Arsenal
Bukayo Saka has 52 chances created with an xA of 5.3 and has nine goals, nine assists, and an xG of 6.67 this season. His overall performance and numbers are excellent, and he is on track to have his finest season ever.
The finest game of the week is Arsenal’s invitation to Bournemouth to the Emirates. The Cherries could be in for a very rough night because they have allowed the most goals (48) and have the sixteenth-worst xGC.
The Gunners are the second-leading team in goals scored with 52, have a third-place xG of 44.55, and are the betting favourites to score 2.5+ goals (50%) according to the bookies.
Harry Kane (£11.7m) – Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane is enjoying an incredible season and will undoubtedly set a record for most points scored in a single FPL season. He already has 18 goals and 6 assists, surpassing his previous best of 242 points from the 2020–21 season, which included 23 goals and 14 assists.
In Gameweek 26, Spurs play Wolves, a team that has been on the verge of relegation the whole season. With an xGC of 33.8 and 33 goals allowed, they are in fourteenth place (eighth).
Tottenham is the strong favourite in this matchup with 46 goals (third) and an xG of 41.39 (seventh). With his involvement in 52% of their goals this season, Kane has been the epitome of a talisman for them (second). Also, he is mandated to begin, play for 90 minutes, and is the first choice penalty taker.
Ivan Toney (£7.6m) – Brentford
With 14 goals and three assists in just 21 games this season, Ivan Toney has been a tremendous value. He generated 19 chances with an xA of 5.94 and recorded a third-place xG of 13.61.
With their matchup against Fulham in Gameweek 26, Brentford has a fantastic matchup. This season, the Cottagers have performed admirably, and they are currently sixth in the league. They are quite prone to conceding goals, though, as they have the league’s lowest xGC (46.9) and have given up 31 goals (twelfth).
With 37 goals scored (seventh) and an xG of 37.14 (eighth), the Bees are a strong offensive team as well. I predict a high scoring game in this one.
Toney, who actually has the greatest goal involvement rate (53%) in the league, has been by far the most important player for his club. He is the go-to man for taking penalties and the talisman of Brentford.