Gameweek 26 sees just eight English Premier League games due to the English League Cup final taking place on Sunday between Southampton and Manchester United. Regardless, Fantasy Premier League forwards are ready to strike in gameweek 26; at least the FPL forwards who are available for selection.
So, who should you have in your gameweek 26 FPL and daily fantasy sports forwards positions?
Romelu Lukaku – Everton
Games: 24; Goals: 16; Total FPL points: 142
Romelu Lukaku may have slumped in Everton’s last match, scoring just two points against Middlesbrough, but Everton have Sunderland up in gameweek 26. Sunderland are in last place and have conceded 46 goals this term. Last time against Sunderland, Lukaku tallied 17 points as he scored a hat-trick.
Enjoy watching all of his goals this season.
Diego Costa – Chelsea
Games: 23; Goals: 15; Total FPL points: 139
Diego Costa is going through a semi FPL forwards slump. Costa has scored just once in six Premier League games. Chelsea are amidst a winnable set of fixtures and Swansea is up in gameweek 26. Costa is still a perfect selection based on his potential to score big points.
Costa tallied 12 points in the teams’ previous fixture this term.
Alvaro Negredo – Middlesbrough
Games: 24; Goals: 6; Total FPL points: 91
Alvaro Negredo is a dark horse forward for FPL gameweek 26. With only six goals this season, Negredo is an affordable forward for this gameweek.
Middlesbrough are up against Crystal Palace and it is a cliched six-pointer. Negredo could fire his side into a little bit of breathing room in their fight for Premier League survival.
Troy Deeney – Watford
Games: 25; Goals: 7; Total FPL points: 94
Troy Deeney is a solid choice as one of your second or third FPL forwards for gameweek 26. Deeney has scored three goals in his last four and last time out against this week’s opponents West Ham, Deeney scored six FPL points.
Deeney isn’t a No. 1 forward for any FPL team manager, but he is solid as a two or three. Based on his last performance against West Ham, he is worth a selection this term.
Harry Kane – Tottenham
Games: 20; Goals: 14; Total FPL points: 119
Harry Kane had a six-point performance his last time out against Stoke. He has plenty of potential to do it all again in gameweek 26.
Spurs are under performing for the most part. The team have crashed out of the Europa League Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s last Premier League match saw Spurs outplayed by Liverpool.
Kane’s previous match against Stoke makes him a great FPL forwards choice, but he needs a big game to reverse Tottenham’s fortunes of late.