fantasy premier league GW26 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships


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Here’s our fantasy premier league GW26 tips article where we outline the bandwagons and sinking ships. These are the most transferred in players (bandwagons) and most transferred out players (sinking ships) so far in the FPL gameweek.

fantasy premier league GW26 tips – the bandwagons and sinking ships

Stats definition:

PP90: The FPL points per 90 minutes played for 18/19.

Av mins last 4: The average minutes played in the last 4 games. Coming on as sub or not being played for non injury related matters will count.

Consistency: the number of times a goal or assist has been returned in a match as a proportion of the total starts.

ATGS/CS* odds GW26: Anytime goal scorer odds or clean sheet odds* for defenders for GW26.

Fixture ease: The fixture ranking by difficulty for GW26-30 and GW26-28.  See our fixture ease article

Prices as of  Tuesday 5 February.

In this article I mention blanks and doubles.  See my latest article on the subject

The Bandwagons

These are the 5 most transferred IN players so far in the gameweek.



fantasy premier league GW26 tips

Son HM

It’s been an incredible season for the South Korean especially when you factor in the interruption from the 2 Asian competitions he entered into in the Summer and recently.

However when on the pitch he has been devastating with 10 goals and 7 assists from 15 starts plus 4 as sub at a phenomenal points per 90.  It’s also 7 goals and 4 assists in his last 7 games.  Son’s also played  4 out of the last 5 games as a forward supporting a striker in a pair.

Leicester (H)
Burnley (A)
Chelsea (A)
Arsenal (H)
Southampton (A)

Jimenez

Jimenez has been a very consistent returner.  His recent form has been good as well with 3 goals and an assist in his last 3.

At his price not many strikers return a goal or assist at over 50% of games.  He also has some very good fixtures coming up so the attraction is not surprising.

Probably the only negative is that his underlying stats aren’t that great although fairly consistent with a decent proportion of the players at his price level.  However the proof is in the pudding with his returns and current form.

On the bench in the 4th round FA Cup replay vs Shrewsbury tonight.

Newcastle (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Cardiff (H)
Chelsea (A)

Higuain

2 games and 2 goals although both of them in the rout of Huddersfield.  He showed some good finishing as well as hold up play and linking with Hazard which has to be an important part of his brief.

The timing of his transfer is a little strange though.  He’s away to Man City next and then has no game in GW27 and then Spurs after that.

Not sure I wouldn’t have left it until GW29 when they play Fulham

Man City (A)
Blank
Spurs (H)
Fulham (A)
Wolves (H)

Moutinho

The beneficiaries of the new 3-5-2 formation seem to be Jota who has become Jimenez’s strike partner, Jimenez himself and Moutinho.  Moutinho has got 5 assists in the last 3 games after 2 in the previous 21 starts.

How much is a continuing  turnaround remains to be seen but certainly the underlying  stats and key pass volumes have also been ramped up to back up the improvement.  The fixtures are also favourable.  It’s just how much you believe it can continue.  Has alot of set piece responsibility which should help.

On the bench in the 4th round FA Cup replay vs Shrewsbury.

Newcastle (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Cardiff (H)
Chelsea (A)

Aguero

Another player with a blank in GW27 due to the EFL final.

As I write this he’s also yet to play the 2nd game in GW25 so makes an early transfer a fairly risky proposition.

Even in his excellent form a game still to go in the gameweek followed by a home fixture v Chelsea and then the EFL final causing a blank in GW27 hardly screams buy now.

Chelsea (H)
Blank
West Ham (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Bournemouth (A)

The Sinking Ships

These are the 5 most transferred OUT players so far in the gameweek.



fantasy premier league GW26 tips

Wilson

Out with a knee injury which has been hindering him.  This is what Howe said close on a week ago:

“Just had a minor knee operation to clean out the knee. We don’t think he’ll be out long, maybe three to four weeks.”

Solanke played CF pretty ineffectually in GW25 with King behind him in the loss to Cardiff.  Surprising as King lead the line excellently in the 4-0 win over Chelsea with 2 goals.  If the time frame is true then I suspect he will be back for GW29 or 30.

The fixtures up to GW29 aren’t great

Liverpool (A)
Wolves (H)
Arsenal (A)
Man City (H)
Huddersfield (A)

Sane

I imagine there were alot of rage transfers out after FPL managers who captained or even triple captained Sane,  saw Pep with another show to the public of how clever he is by making the seemingly indispensable Sane,  who is the key to width on left, sit unused on the subs bench in the first game of the double gameweek 25.

However that does mean, you would think, that he should get something in the 2nd game on Wednesday.  However after possibly being the safest attacking player in the lineup since Mendy’s injury that time could be on the way out.

With Chelsea next and then a blank maybe that timing isn’t so unsuitable

Chelsea (H)
Blank
West Ham (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Bournemouth (A)

Pereyra

Currently suffering from a calf strain with no return date although the FPL site itself is more positive.  His position as an AM in 4-2-2-2 was taken by £4.6m Sema or £4.9m Hughes depending on how you look at it.

Has a consistency return rate of under 1/3 of games which at any price needs alot of patience to hold.  He has gone 3 times with 5 consecutive games and no return.

Everton (H)
Cardiff (A)
Liverpool (A)
Leicester (H)
Man City (A)

Richarlison

Speaking of patience required.  Richarlison is looking to recreate his barren spell with Watford with 6 games with 1 goal to show for it.

Not consistently playing as a CF now either.  Although his shooting stats aren’t that bad he seems to have become completely 1 dimensional with only 4 key passes in his last 9 starts.  2 of those were in the last game against Wolves.

Has a blank in GW27.

Watford (A)
Blank
Cardiff (A)
Liverpool (H)
Newcastle (A)

Brooks

A few days ago Howe said;

“David injured his ankle scoring vs Chelsea. He felt [it] in the celebration. He’ll be missing for around three weeks we think.”

This would mean he will be out to about GW28.

I suspect £6.0m Junior Stanislas will takes his place as he did v Cardiff.  He’s been reasonably effective without getting the results he deserves.  How much longevity and minutes per game he has remains to be seen when Brooks is back.

Liverpool (A)
Wolves (H)
Arsenal (A)
Man City (H)
Huddersfield (A)

If you want to see how any of the above players performed in GW25 see out GW25 review article

Also see our fixture ease article for players with the best upcoming fixtures

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