Friday, 2 February 2018

Gameweek 26 - Daily Fantasy Premier League Tips

Starting 11 is a new Daily Fantasy Premier League football game and app, which has become extremely popular amongst the FPL community since August 2017, as managers get to pick a brand new fantasy team each week, without the headache of managing a season-long team.

As always, this week’s picks are suitable for all fantasy football game formats and will suit most scoring systems, so we hope you find good use for them, whether you’re playing Fantasy Premier League, or daily fantasy games over at Starting 11.

If you’d like to get involved this week by challenging us, simply create your lineups for Gameweek 26 today via the FREE Apple or Android apps.


Safe Pick -  Aguero vs Burnley (A)

Aguero finally regained a regular place in Manchester City's starting 11 and look what happened - he has now scored 5 goals in his last 4 league games.

He left it late on Wednesday night but in the end those managers on Fantasy Premier League and Starting 11 who captained the Argentine were rewarded.

This weekend a trip to Burnley awaits.  Manchester City beat them 4-1 a month ago in the FA Cup, Aguero scored twice in that game.  Will lightning strike twice?

Differential - Vardy vs Swansea (H)

Mahrez may have struggled to find a way out of Leicester City during the January transfer window, but the man who pledged his allegiance to the Foxes and continues to find the back of the net is Jamie Vardy.

This week’s visitors to the King Power Stadium are Swansea who despite coming into the game off the back of wins’ against Arsenal and Liverpool, have terrible away form.

Vardy has 2 goals in his last 2 games, taking him to 11 for the season.  Can he continue his goal scoring form on Saturday?


Safe Pick –  Pogba vs Huddersfield (H)

The France international was taken off by Mourinho on Wednesday night after a poor performance by him and his teammates.

Paul Pogba is a confident man and I fully expect to see a reaction on Saturday against a poor Huddersfield side. He will definitely be allowed to roam free and cause havoc to their defence.

On Saturday, expect a return of Pogba’s powerful breaks forward.  When Pogba explodes, Manchester United explode.  You almost have to feel sorry for Huddersfield.

Differential Pick – Ward-Prowse vs West Brom (A)

Ward-Prowse has surprised me lately.  Firstly, with 2 goals against Watford then following this up with a brilliant display during the 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

This was followed by his display on Wednesday night against Brighton, by providing an assist from a free kick.  On Saturday Southampton host West Brom, who have only won one league game since August.


Safe Pick – Monreal vs Everton (H)

What on earth has happened to Nacho Monreal?  He seems to have evolved into Marcos Alonso!  Since returning from injury, the Arsenal defender has scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists in just 123 minutes of football.

Now I can’t say Monreal is a safe pick for a clean sheet - Arsenal have conceded 6 goals during their last 3 league games.  However this is something Wenger will be keen to address. 

If Monreal can continue his attacking returns and somehow add clean sheets, he will soon find himself become a must-have pick in all fantasy football formats.

Differential Pick – Ake vs Stoke (H)

Bournemouth have hit a bit of form and if they can keep a clean sheet against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge then they are a decent shout for a clean sheet at home to Stoke City.  Even Ake scored a goal on Wednesday night.

Stoke have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 league games, in fact the only game they did score was against a struggling Huddersfield side.  I expect a Bournemouth clean sheet this weekend.


Safe Pick – Ederson vs Burnley (A)

Manchester City kept their 11th clean sheet of the season on Wednesday and now boast the best defensive record of the season along with Manchester United.

Bolstered by new £57m signing Laporte at the heart of his defence, Ederson is well protected, especially when Manchester City also ensure they have the lion’s share of possession.

Burnley have only managed to score 2 goals during their last 5 league games so I do not expect Ederson to have much work to do on Saturday.

Differential Pick –  Butland vs Bournemouth (A)

Stoke may have struggled to find the net themselves but what they have done in return is keep their opponents out.  They boast 2 clean sheets from their last 2 league games.

Butland himself has been in good form the last few weeks and was it not for an injury ridden defence, he could have had more clean sheets to his name.


He has form and pedigree on his side - this week’s captain is Sergio Aguero.  There's speculation that Jesus won’t be back until March, which means the Argentine will continue to have a free run at the first team. 

If only Aguero had been given more starting opportunities he would certainly be challenging for this season’s Golden Boot.

Whatever you decide, I hope you’ll join us this Gameweek by downloading the FREE Starting 11 app in the App Store or the Google Play Store.