FPL Gameweek 26 – head-to-head comparisons: Charlie Taylor vs Jack Stephens
Burnley left-back Charlie Taylor (£4.2m) goes up against Southampton centre-back Jack Stephens (£4.4m) in Gameweek 26. Taylor has accrued 12 FPL points in his last two fixtures with Burnley keeping a clean sheet in both of those matches. Stephens, meanwhile, accumulated 10 FPL points within the same window as Taylor. An 11-point haul following a clean sheet and assist against Crystal Palace in Gameweek 24 was offset by a score of -1 in Gameweek 25 away at Liverpool, after Stephens was booked in a 4-0 defeat for the Saints.
Burnley have failed to keep three clean sheets in a row in the Premier League all season which doesn't bode well for Taylor. Southampton meanwhile have kept two clean sheets in their last five league games with Stephens registering two assists in that period. With Taylor having not registered a single attacking return this season, Stephens has to be favourite to outscore the full-back in this match.
Verdict: Jack Stephens