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FPL GW26 Transfer Tips: Who Are the Best Picks?

FPL GW26 is a single gameweek sandwiched between two double gameweeks.

Next week is another double so setting your team up for that is a smart idea, therefore there are Brentford and Brighton assets on this list.

Here are the best transfers to make ahead of GW26.

Best Players to Transfer In For FPL GW26

NameTeamPositionPricePick %GW25 PointsOverall Points
Ivan ToneyBrentfordForward£7.6m28%N/A122
Ollie WatkinsAston VillaForward£7.3m7%6100
Reece JamesChelseaDefender£5.8m13%131
Kauro MitomaBrightonMidfielder£5.3m12%N/A71

Ivan Toney

  • Price: £7.6m
  • Picked by: 27%
  • Fixtures: Fulham (H), Everton (a) + Southampton (a), Leicester (H)

Toney is enjoying a fantastic season as he is currently the third-highest scorer in the league, with 14 goals.

He has the second-highest xG (15.6), taking 58 shots overall (7th most).

The forward is also a very good penalty taker, scoring the most from 12 yards this campaign (four) with a 100% success rate.

In GW26 Brentford face Fulham at home in the West London derby. Brentford have a good record on home turf, winning 6, drawing 5, and losing just once.

Fulham are also missing Joao Palhinha through suspension, so they will be weaker defensively.

The Bees then have a double gameweek next week against two struggling teams in Everton and Southampton.

While Toney has accepted breaking FA betting rules, a ban may not materialise until the end of the season.

Ollie Watkins

  • Price: £7.3m
  • Picked by: 7%
  • Fixtures: Crystal Palace (H), West Ham (a), Bournemouth (H)
Watkins FPL stats GW21 to GW25
Watkins has been in top form over the last 5 gameweeks…

Watkins is in red-hot form, scoring 5 goals in his last 5 matches, recording 40 points in that time.

He has 8 goals overall this term, slightly underscoring his xG of 9.3 (10th highest), with 25 shots on target (7th most).

Villa face Palace at home this weekend, who have only picked up four points from their last 5 matches.

The Villans also play twice in DGW29 too.

Reece James

  • Price: £5.8m
  • Picked by: 13%
  • Fixtures: Leeds (H), Leicester (a), Everton (H)

Chelsea have been lacklustre this season, sitting in 10th place, but their fortunes could improve with a decent run of fixtures.

They face Leeds at home in GW26, with the Blues conceding the fewest goals at home all season (8).

Comparatively, their opponents Leeds have the worst away record, recording just 6 points on their travels.

James is pretty much nailed at right-back and offers an attacking threat with the highest xGI per 90 out of defenders in the team (0.3), which is the 6th highest out of all defenders as well.

Chelsea will double further down the line in DGW29 as well.

Kaoru Mitoma

  • Price: £5.3m
  • Picked by: 12%
  • Fixtures: West Ham (H), Leeds (a) + Crystal Palace (H), Man United (H)

Mitoma has taken to English football very well, scoring 5 times in his debut season – 26% of his total shots (6th highest).

The Japanese winger also has three assists and has one of the highest xGI per 90’s in the Brighton team (0.5).

In total, 58% of his efforts on goal have hit the target (7th highest) and he will be a great asset to own for DGW27.

Brighton play twice next gameweek, but first play West Ham at home in GW26, who have lost 8 of their 12 away fixtures.