Refreshed from a two-week break for FA Cup and European matches, FPL begins its ascent towards the most hectic, thought-out time of the season – the spell of blank gameweeks and double gameweeks. Monday night’s FA Cup draw made things a bit clearer, with five blanks confirmed for week 31 and one for week 33.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have to come through a Europa League test ahead of Southampton’s visit to the Emirates, while Heung-Min Son is aiming to keep up a 100% scoring record since his return from international duty. Mohamed Salah will look to improve his statistics against the top six, as Felipe Anderson and Salomon Rondon’s fixtures mean this week’s captaincy debate contains a double dose of differentials.
Here is a list of players who are ineligible to face their parent clubs in the Premier League, a breakdown of players currently suspended/close to a suspension, and a list of players currently away on international duty.
The need to rid ourselves of Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton players for the approaching blank gameweek was the main topic for discussion today. Ironic, really, considering the gang have been banging on about getting City players in for the last month and a half.
Ahead of Saturday's 11:30am deadline, we have combed through all 19 Premier League press conferences to bring FPL managers the need-to-know team news, injury updates and predicted XIs for GW26.
With this weekend’s matches followed by a reduced slate of fixtures in Gameweek 27, we assess players from clubs with favourable schedules that avoid the imminent blank. Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Spurs, Wolves and Newcastle all come under the radar, while we select potential transfer targets from other sides that have appealing runs of games.
It was a high-scoring weekend for many FPL managers, especially the million who captained or triple-captained Sergio Aguero (£11.4m). It was a mixed bag for those who put faith in Man City assets. Aguero stole headlines with his hat-trick and 19 points overall, with Raheem Sterling’s (£11.3m) two assists bringing in ten points against Arsenal (11 overall).
Considering that Manchester City are playing another GW25 fixture tonight, we have decided to overlook their assets in the armband debate with Chelsea visiting the Etihad on Sunday. Captain picks mainstay Mohamed Salah will be aiming to post his first returns in three gameweeks, while several other premium options warrant consideration going into GW26.
We've been making waves ready for the coming double gameweek that sees Manchester City and Everton play two times for the price of one.
Twists and turns aplenty in the title race, as Man City’s shock defeat at Newcastle wasn’t fully capitalised on by Liverpool, drawing 1-1 at home to Leicester. FPL managers were firmly focused on Mohamed Salah (£13.6m), whose 1,984,312 captainers were disappointed by only his second blank in seven matches. Eden Hazard (£10.9m) continued to infuriate his owners by making it five games without a goal, as Chelsea were humiliated in a 4-0 loss at Bournemouth.
Ahead of Saturday's 11:30am deadline, we have combed through all 20 Premier League press conferences to bring FPL managers the need-to-know team news, injury updates and predicted XIs for DGW25.
Double gameweek fever has taken over this set of captain picks, as we assess two armband options from both Manchester City and Everton. However, Mohamed Salah has the potential to outshine his captaincy rivals in just one fixture against a West Ham outfit in very poor form.
Ahead of this evening's 6:45pm deadline, we have combed through all 20 Premier League press conferences to bring FPL managers the need-to-know team news, injury updates and predicted XIs for GW24.
In a Premier League week full of goals, we managed expertly to pick out just two goalscorers. Additionally, it is worth bearing in mind that bringing in Mohamed Salah last week has saved us from a truly awful score. With 53 points the average score in a particularly high-scoring week for most FPL managers, we must thank Jose Holebas for his efforts in bringing us just above medium.