FPL 23 Feb 2021 5:42 PM +00:00

Out-of-form Spurs duo worth a punt in double GW26

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Game week 26 is a big one on Fantasy Football (FPL), with 16 Premier League teams playing twice.

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Make sure you make the most of the big double game week as it could be time to play one of your bonus chips.

Check out our top tips below.

Goalkeepers

There is only one team to look at for goalkeepers and defenders, and that is league leaders Manchester City.

Star Signing – Ederson (£6.1m)

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KEY STOPPER - Ederson is the third-highest point scoring GK so far

Not only do Man City boast the best defensive record in the Premier League by far, but they have two home games coming up too.

While in-form West Ham may pose a challenge to City, neither The Hammers or Wolves are particularly free-scoring sides so we could see two clean sheets.

Bargain Buy – Jordan Pickford (£4.8m)

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GAMBLE - Selecting Pickford could be a masterstroke this week

Everton’s Merseyside derby victory last week should give them a boost ahead of games against Southampton and West Brom.

If Carlo Ancelotti selects Pickford in both games, we could see some big points for the England international.

Defenders

Like with your goalkeeper, you should really be looking for teams with great defensive records for your defenders.

Star Signing – Joao Cancelo (£6.1m)

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Cancelo has been outstanding this season

A fantasy football must-have this season. Joao Cancelo only has three goal involvements this season, but he has still amassed the second-most points of any defender in FPL.

Pep Guardiola has a habit of rotating his players and frustrating FPL managers in the process, but Cancelo’s excellent form could see him play both games in GW26.

Bargain Buy – Matt Targett (£4.9m)

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UNDERDOG - Targett is the best defender available for under £5m

Aston Villa have been enjoying an excellent season thus far, but Matt Targett is one player who has slipped under the radar.

Villa visit Leeds and Sheffield United in GW26, and Targett will hope to add to his 99 points so far this season that sees him in the top five FPL defenders.

Midfielders

There are plenty of brilliant midfielders this year, but GW26 could be worth a gamble on Jose Mourinho’s out-of-form Tottenham.

Star Signing – Heung-Min Son (£9.5m)

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OUT OF FORM - Expect Son to turn his low scoring run around

Heung-Min Son has only score above two points once in the past six game weeks, but we think this is about to change.

Spurs face two teams down the wrong end of the table in Burnley and Fulham, so expect a reaction after back-to-back defeats.

Bargain Buy – Harvey Barnes (£6.9m)

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YOUNG LION - Barnes' form could see him in the England squad this summer

Back-to-back double figure points hauls in GW24 and GW25 for Harvey Barnes puts him at the front of our bargain buys.

The Foxes host Arsenal before travelling to Burnley in GW26, so keep your eye out for Barnes.

Forwards

Star Signing – Harry Kane (£11.1m)

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GOAL MACHINE - Kane has scored over 20 points more than any other forward

Harry Kane has not produced double figures in a single game week since GW17, however GW26 should change that barren run.

Like his Spurs teammate Son, Kane has a great opportunity to bag some points, especially given Spurs’ excellent first-leg result in the Europa League means he could be rested in midweek.

Bargain Buy – Ollie Watkins (£6.5m)

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SUPER STRIKER - Watkins has impressed in his first season in the Premier League

Jack Grealish’s injury will reduce Aston Villa’s attacking threat, but Ollie Watkins should still have plenty of opportunities in GW26.

Neither Leeds or Sheffield United boast solid defensive records, so Watkins could add to his 10 goals this season.

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