fantasy premier league GW26 review – ranking the underlying stats from GW26 – updated for Sundays games


Here’s our fantasy premier league GW26 review article where we rank the underlying stats performance of players and teams from GW26 only. It’s a quick way to have a look at how one of your attacking players or defensive teams performed in the gameweek. We also highlight value players and out of position players from GW26.  The article will be updated after each game of GW26

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I give some basic underlying stats for a number of attacking players. I’ve also added teams defensive performances and highlighted a few value players and those playing in a more advanced position than their FPL classification

The match results from GW26 so far

Here’s the FPL results page so you have a little context to the information that follows.  You’ll also see that the weather related postponement of Man City v West Ham has seen the rearranged game stay in GW26.

Attacking player underlying stats

So I’ve picked a number of FPL midfielders and forwards and converted their GW26 only expected goals and expected assist numbers into theoretical FPL attacking points and then ranked them from highest to lowest

There’s also the minutes played plus shots and key passes made. I don’t display the theoretical points the players are just ranked from them. It will be updated as the gameweek progresses

Information is from the free sites understat and whoscored


fantasy premier league GW26 review


fantasy premier league GW26 review

Defensive rankings

The defensive teams are ranked by the lowest expected goals against ie the best defensive performances for the gameweek. I’ve also included shots conceded information for more context

It will be updated as the gameweek progresses

Team defencexG againstShots against
C Palace2.7914
A Villa3.7223

Team attacking rankings

The attacking teams are ranked by the highest expected goals  ie the best attacking performances for the gameweek. I’ve also included shots information for more context.

It will be updated as the gameweek progresses

Team attackxGShots
A Villa1.6818
C Palace0.8610

A few value players in GW26

These are players who are cheap in comparison to their team mates. That could because they are covering injuries or because they have unexpectedly got into the team for form reasons of themselves or negative form of a team mate.

McCarthy of Palace has started the last 7 as a £4.3m CDM if you’re looking for a cheap bench filler.  He is a card magnet to be warned.

£4.0m RB Schelotto started for Brighton.  Only his 2nd start of the season and with Potter constantly tinkering who knows what it means at this stage.

£5.3m CB Gomez continues to start for Liverpool

£4.6m forward Long starts for Southampton

£4.3m forward Nketiah started as a notional CF for Arsenal with Martinelli and Lacazette on the bench.  How significant t is remains to be seen

A few players of positional interest

Richarlison continues as a striker in 4-4-2 although an FPL midfielder

Doucoure continues as a CAM for Watford

Perez and Barnes for Leicester were far more advanced than Maddison

Some lineup notables

Lundstram scored but he’s started the last 3 on the bench.  Will this get him back in the team?

Value Everton defender Holgate was dropped v Palace.  The speculation in this article is that it was tactical to deal with Palace’s height threat

Everton RB Sidibe was also dropped.

Brighton forward Maupay was dropped for the 2nd successive game with Murray leading the line

Traore was benched presumably injury recover related

Wood was injured after 21 minutes for Burnley

Dendoncker started in midfield instead of the defence although it was at Moutinho’s expense so how much longevity it has I don’t know.

Mane started on the bench for Liverpool v Norwich but did come on to score the winner

Lacazette and Martinelli dropped to the bench in favour of Nketiah and Pepe.  Aubameyang still played on the left.

£4.3m Newcastle CDM Hayden was also benched

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