Game week 26 is one of the most anticipated gameweeks of English Premier League football, especially from the Fantasy Premier League point of view. For those differential choices that can possibly boost your ranks well over your opponents, we have enumerated five differentials options for FPL Gameweek 26, 2021/22, you can consider choosing for your team. These choices might surprise everyone with their performances and due to the fact that they have a low percentage of teams choosing them, it can give you an added edge over opponents in leagues.
With high scores expected from majority managers, the double gameweek for clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal, and Wolves looks promising. Liverpool possibly have the best fixture for this game week as they play against Norwich and Leeds United within a gap of mere 4 days. The second best fixture for this week belongs to Arsenal as they face Brentford and Wolverhampton Wanderers, another exciting double gameweek. Watford and Crystal Palace are also having a good run of fixtures and fantasy premier league managers will be keeping an eye on their game plan.
FPL Gameweek 26 Differentials 2021/22
1. Nick Pope (Goalkeeper) – 5.4 Million
With just 2.6 % of total teams selecting him in their squad, Nick pope is a brilliant goalkeeping option for your fantasy premier league team not just for gameweek 26 but also for gameweek 27. Burnley e have a double gameweek as with Brighton and Tottenhamas their opponents for gameweek 26. Besides, they also have an additional double gameweek tie in gameweek 27 as they face Crystal Palace and Leicester City in a back-to-back DGW.
Pope has played 19 games in the premier league so far conceding 23 goals out of 84 SoTA (shots on target against). He has an impressive statistic of 72.6 % saves and 32.5 touches at an average in a game. He also has an impressive percentage of 11.1 crosses stopped per 90 minutes of football thereby making him an essential differential pick considering both the gameweeks that lie ahead in the English premier league.
2. Gabriel Magalhães (Defender) – 5.3 Million
Arsenal‘s double gameweek looks to be mixed, especially from a defensive point of view. One of the brightest cherries among the defenders of Arsenal is the Brazilian international. The defender has started in almost every game recently for the North London side.
He also has accumulated an astounding tally of 98 FPL points gathering 11 clean sheets along the way. The Brazilian also gathered all three bonus points last game against Wolves and has played a total of 1656 minutes this season in the premier league. He also scored 3 goals within these 19 matches with an xG of 1.9 all coming from non-penalty zones.
Gabriel also has an expected assist tally of 0.7, making him a perfect budget-friendly option to opt for in the double gameweek this week. He is selected by a total of 6.7 % of teams playing the fantasy premier league overall, with even less than 1% among the top 10k teams having him within the squad. To speak of statistics, Gabriel numbers an average of 3.92 progressive clearance per 90 minutes of footballing action and 1.97 progressive passes every game.
3. Max Kilman (Defender) – 4.6 Million
Wolves play Leicester City at home and Arsenal away in the double gameweek 26 this week. With an impressive statistic of just 17 goals considered in the premier league so far being second to just Manchester city’s incredible run of 14 goals conceded, Max Kilman is a player who can punch well above his belt in fetching fantasy points. The English defender has played 23 matches in the premier league so far scoring once.
Kilman also averages 47.7 1 passes attempted with 87.4 percent accuracy each game. Per 90 minutes of football in the premier league, he records 3.19 progressive passes and almost 3.67 progressive carries. Accompanied by the impressive defensive statistics that wolves acknowledged this season, Kilman at a mere price of 4.6 million is a great differential option for your fantasy team.
4. Sadio Mané (Midfielder)- 11.7 Million
With the double gameweek approaching for Liverpool, no doubt their talisman Salah would be a favorite for fantasy managers in their teams. However, the fixtures against Leeds United and Norwich City can see Salah’s wing partner Sadio Mane shine too. The Senegalese already on 100 fantasy points this season is ranked 2nd in the Threat Index among the midfielders. With a 2.3% ownership overall, he might prove to be a decent differential choice, due to his form at Anfield.
Besides, Mane has had 3.15 shots per game with at least 1 on target on average. The winger with 0.67 xG+xA stat also has made 1.2 key passes per game besides having 2.9 shot-creating actions per 90 minutes.
Hence, the Liverpool MID might really be a considerable differential choice given that Norwich and Leeds have the worst defensive record in the PL so far (conceding 50 and 46 goals respectively).
However, his high price might have to see managers use a wildcard, free hit, or sacrifice any other premium asset who has only one fixture this game week.
5. Wout Weghorst (Forward) – 6.5 Million
The big Dutchman is adjusting to life in the Premier League after the recent transfer to Burnley. Selected by only around 1.2% of fantasy managers worldwide, the Burnley man has to play against Brighton and Spurs in GW26. In the 3 PL games he has played so far, he has managed 3 Key passes, and 2.83 shots per game. The 3 PL games he has played, included Manchester United and Liverpool as his opponents.
Weghorst managed to get an assist against Manchester United and against Liverpool in the previous match, he had 3 shots (1 on target) and made 2 key passes. With an xG+xA of 0.49, he can be a vital prospect in this Double Gameweek for the bottom-of-the-table Burnley.
Though he still doesn’t have a PL goal yet, this differential forward might surely find the net in the upcoming double gameweek. Additionally do note that even though he recently suffered a muscle injury, he is expected to feature against Brighton this weekend as per Sean Dyche’s comments.
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