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Strategies for FPL Gameweek 26: Expert Advice

 Strategies for FPL Gameweek 26: Expert Advice

Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister and Chelsea's Malo Gusto
Liverpool's Alexis Mac Allister and Chelsea's Malo Gusto (right) battle for the ball during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Wednesday January 31, 2024(Image-Getty) 

With Liverpool and Chelsea's fixture rescheduled due to the EFL Cup final, FPL managers face dilemmas. The Scout's panel offers insights:

Challenges Ahead:

Liverpool and Chelsea's absence impacts FPL strategies for Gameweek 26. Tottenham Hotspur and Luton Town, their respective opponents, also face fixture gaps.

Expert Opinions:

1. Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily):

 Suggests considering Free Hit chip, prioritizing future Double Gameweeks.

2. Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily):

 Advocates for a -4 hit to field 11 players, maximizing point potential.

3. Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick):

Plans to bring in Wolves players for midfield coverage.

4. Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice):

 Emphasizes player selection with high potential returns.

5. Pras (@Pras_FPL):

Advocates for a -4 hit considering future fixtures' benefits.

6. Az Phillips (@FPLBlackBox_Az):

 Urges saving Free Hit chip for future use, targeting players with BGW29 and BGW26 fixtures.

Strategic Insights:

The consensus suggests taking hits to field 11 players. Targeting players with favorable future fixtures is key. Aston Villa and Brentford assets are highlighted for their upcoming matches.


Gameweek 26 presents challenges but also opportunities. FPL managers must weigh short-term gains against long-term strategy, ensuring optimal squad performance amidst fixture disruptions.

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