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FPL GW26: Best Players for Grass FC

With the final third of the league campaign to go, there is still time to make up ground in your mini-leagues.

Here we list some players that look good on the eye, without worrying about stats.

Danny Ings

  • Fixture: Aston Villa (H)
  • Price: £6.4m
  • Picked by: 2%

The headline pick of all players is the striker who has played for three different Claret and Blue sides in the top-flight.

Ings had his first league start for the Hammers on Saturday, and made a significant impact. He scored a three-minute brace, firing the Hammers to a 4-0 thrashing over Nottingham Forest.

Notably, he had the highest xG of any player last gameweek with 1.74.

Furthermore, It was Ings’ first league start since mid-November. Coincidentally, he also scored a brace on that day, in Villa’s 2-1 away win at Brighton.

Speaking of Villa, he posts a very good scoring record against his opponents for this coming Saturday. He scored five goals in his seven appearances against them, prior to joining Villa two seasons ago.

With a double to come in GW29, he is certainly one to look out for in the coming weeks.

However, he does blank in GW28 following Man City’s victory at Bristol.

Gabriel Martinelli

  • Fixture: Bournemouth (H)
  • Price: £6.5m
  • Picked by: 34%

One of the more popular fantasy picks from the first half of the season is back in form.

Arsenal’s Brazillian winger has forced fantasy managers to rethink their stance on him recently.

Both coming off the bench and as a starter, Martinelli has scored in the last two league game for the league leaders.

As fantasy managers, we would think Martinelli’s minutes would be reduced, after the January signing of Brighton’s Leandro Trossard.

However, the two started together and combined for Arsenal’s pivotal goal away at Leicester on Saturday.

Despite the rotation threat, he is still expected to start on the weekend, with the 21-year-old having an 80% chance of starting.

Arsenal may not have a coming double gameweek. but they do have favourable single gameweek fixtures.

Three of their next four are at home and as we’ve seen recently, even single gameweek players can outscore those who have a double.

Pervis Estupinian

  • Fixture: West Ham (H)
  • Price: £4.7m
  • Picked by: 5%

Estupinian has been in brilliant form since the turn of the new year.

He has produced fantasy returns in the last five gameweeks. Not just from a defensive aspect, but also showing his attacking potential.

Since GW20, he has produced three assists alongside three shutouts.

Because of his recent form, he is ranked inside the top 10 for most points scored in the last six gameweeks.

Interestingly, he has produced two more points than our next recommended player (Kane), in that spell.

Estupinian is still owned by less than 5% of fantasy managers. Plus with a double gameweek in 27 and 29, he could prove as a very good differential.

Wait for more Brighton team news before transferring him though, he is a minor injury concern.

Harry Kane

  • Fixture: Wolves (a)
  • Price: £11.7m
  • Picked by: 36%

It’s not rocket science to work out Kane is an exceptional fantasy pick. Alike previous seasons, his campaign has been phenomenal (as it so often is).

With a good fixture run and being a guaranteed starter, there’s no harm in recommending him again.

Kane already has a winning goal against Wolves this season, being the sole goalscorer in their 1-0 victory in GW3.

The England captain has only blanked on 6 occasions this season. Therefore, it’s no surprise that his points per match of 6.4 is the second highest of all players.

Because of his consistency, he is highly ranked by elite managers. The Spurs’ all-time record goalscorer is ranked seventh for teams selected by, managers in the top 10k, 1k and top 100.

Furthermore, he has a brilliant fixture run ahead. Five of his next six fixtures are rated as a 2 on the FDR.