Gameweek 26 Tips: Fantasy Premier League (FPL) | Which blankers to ditch and a new budget assist king in the Premier League?
Hello and thanks for coming back to read my picks to help you achieve FPL Legend status (or at least just improve your squad!)
Despite playing my Triple Captain chip on Leroy Sané I had an ok GW25. I finished on 77 points yet my overall rank dropped slightly to 64K.
I stuck by my 2 picks I previewed last week in Sergio Aguero (19 points) and Raheem Sterling (11 points!) and played both of them which formed a huge part of my solid weekly score.
Now the big planning for the blanks continues with blanks in GW27, GW31 & GW33 so make sure you’re ready!
Check out the next page for the Pundit's views on who you may want to consider instead!
Fantasy Premier League 2018-19: 3 Players to avoid for the coming weeks
#1 Richarlison – Midfielder (£6.8m)
Season Points: 111
Upcoming fixtures: WAT (A), BLANK, CAR (A)
Richarlison has been great value at times this season. 10 goals is joint 3rd amongst Midfielders in the Premier League this season alongside Son (£8.7m) and Sterling (£11.3m) which for his price point is excellent.
However, Everton are largely out of form with only 2 wins (Huddersfield GW24 & Bournemouth GW22) in their last 7 Premier League games and was benched against Manchester City this week. Richarlison has 1 goal in that time and has taken 0 shots in 3 out of his last 4 games which is a concern. He also has a blank in GW27 so now is probably the time to come off the Everton man.
#2 Eden Hazard – Midfielder (£10.9m)
Season Points: 163
Upcoming fixtures: MCI (A), BLANK, TOT (H)
The ultimate FPL troll returned this weekend! His 2 goals, 1 clean sheet point and 3 bonus points against Huddersfield in GW25 yielded 15 points for all those who kept faith. Many people, myself included, dropped the Chelsea man in favour of a City asset this week with the fact he had returned 1 assist in 6 games. Let’s be fair, we all knew it was a risk and if you moved to Sterling you only lost out on 4 points.
Eden Hazard has a couple of tough fixtures either side of a blank in GW27 so now is a good time to come off him which feels mad considering he’s just hauled! I’d expect his value to take a dip over the next couple weeks and let’s not forget Chelsea were horrible in GW23 & GW24.
#3 Aleksander Mitrovic – Forward (£6.5m)
Season Points: 105
Upcoming fixtures: MUN (H), WHM (A), SOT (A)
Mitrovic played a blinder in GW24 against Brighton scoring 2 goals and securing 3bps. That was his first attacking return since GW20. ‘Mitro’ is known for his shots on goal, which is generally a good thing for FPL assets. But he plays in a Fulham team with only 1 win in their last 5 games and are 7 points adrift from safety.
Although he has a nice couple of fixtures, they are both away from home. Fulham haven’t won away from home all season and have only picked up 2 points on the road this year. They’ve also failed to score in 7 out of 13 games away from home. So I’d look to move away from Mitrovic for now.