FPL GW26: Navigating the blanks & will captain Lukaku go wild again?

Gameweek 25

Last time out, which seems like a long time ago now, we bagged 55 points, largely due to a captaincy choice that didn’t quite come off.

We captained Zlatan which secured us 10 points but the main man of the gameweek was Alexis Sanchez.

Sure, he scored a handball goal and might easily not have come away with any bonus points, but the Chilean always delivers.

Some decent points from Pieters and Funes Mori were severely undercut by the injury to Gabriel Jesus.

We were really looking forward to Monday Night Football, when it felt like Jesus could propel us high up the rankings with a goal or two v Bournemouth but an early injury to the young Brazilian leaves us in the position of 30,801 overall.

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The 101 Great Goals league

Old friend Nowy Targ F.C. maintained his position at the top of the official 101 Great Goals league in FPL.

But, a haul of just 48 has left Nowy Targ F.C. looking over his shoulder with plenty of sides looking to cash in.

The decision to captain Diego Costa at Burnley just did not come off…

Join the 101 Great Goals FPL League! Code to join this league: 4931-2283.

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Gameweek 26

We have been planning for Gameweek 26 for a few weeks now as regular followers of this FPL column would know.

Our main problems going into this gameweek are the injured Gabriel Jesus, plus the fact that Phil Jones (who is injured anyway), Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez all don’t play this week.

Transferring out Jesus is a must as it looks like the Brazilian’s season is over.

Jesus out

Then its a straight choice between Zlatan and Alexis, two of the very finest players in the Premier League this season.

Zlatan’s game against Bournemouth next week at Old Trafford, and his incredible recent form, means the super Swede stays.

We might have kept Alexis, but Burnley went out the FA Cup, which means Liverpool play in Gameweek 28 now which swings it for Sadio Mane to replace the Chilean.

Costa in

In for Jesus comes Diego Costa, who has a brilliant record against Swansea and is being backed by a host of FPL managers this weekend.

Romelu Lukaku takes the armband and we are expecting big things with Everton home to Sunderland on Saturday.

Will Big Rom prove he is a flat track bully once again?!

If Lukaku & Costa score…

We have 11 players playing this weekend, which is the bare minimum and is testament to our recent planning plus a -4 hit this week.

If Lukaku and Costa fire we will be in for a good gameweek.

The transfer deadline is 14:00 on Saturday with no early fixture in the Premier League.

Good luck everyone!

Related: Huge FPL news: Man City double Gameweek 27 now looks likely.

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