FPL GW26 Stats & Preview

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GW26 is the technical winter break for the Premier League and it will be played over a space of 9 days. Nothing changes in FPL universe, except for the longer wait for the gameweek to end.

This gameweek is the reverse of the the opening gameweek of the 2019/20 season.

(all stats refer to Premier League only, unless otherwise stated)


  • Everton is third in the form table over the past 6 games
  • Everton have lost once in their last 8 home games
  • Everton is unbeaten against Palace in their ten previous meetings
  • Palace form of 4 points from their last 6 games is the worst in the league
  • Palace have not scored in their last 3 meetings against Everton
  • Only Brighton and Palace have yet to win in 2020
  • Zaha has only recorded 1 assist in his last 8 games


  • After a 6-game unbeaten run, Watford have now lost back-to-back games
  • Brighton have won once in their last 10 games
  • Brighton have only kept 1 clean sheet in their last 14 games
  • Only Brighton and Palace have yet to win in 2020
  • Watford have never beaten Brighton away (2 meetings)
  • Deloufeu has 2 assists in his last 2 games
  • Maupay has failed to score in his last 7 appearances; he was dropped to the bench in the last game
  • Two Brighton GKs, Button (20.6%) and Ryan (16.5%), remain the most owned GK in FPL


  • In the last decade, Bournemouth have never beaten Sheffield United in all competitions (5 meetings)
  • After a streak of 6 games without a win, Bournemouth are now on back-to-back wins
  • Dean Henderson is FPL’s top scoring GK (111); he is also one of 3 GKs with 9 clean sheets
  • Lundstream only came in as a substitute in his last 2 games after being substituted off in the two before that
  • Of the Sheffield United forwards, only McBurnie (2) has scored in the last 10 games
  • Both Fraser and Callum Wilson have seen their price fallen by 0.6 this season


  • Man City won the fixture 5-0 the last time they met
  • This is City’s lowest points tally at this stage of the season in 4 seasons under Pep Guardiola
  • City have lost the most number of games at this stage since 2008/09
  • City have beaten West Ham 8 times the last 8 times they have met in all competitions with the goal difference of 28:3
  • West Ham have only won once since Daivd Moyes took over in Dec 2019
  • De Bruyne is the only City player whose price has risen this season
  • Aguero has 10 goals in this fixture
  • Rice has played every minute of every game, one of only 2 midfielders to have done so



  • Wolves have won once in their last 6 games
  • Wolves won this fixture by 4-3 in the last two times they have met at Molineux (16 years apart though)
  • Wolves have 2 clean sheets in their last 11 games (both against Man Utd)
  • Likewise, Leicester have only 1 clean sheet in their last 10 games
  • Only Liverpool have conceded fewer than Leicester’s 12 away from home
  • Boly returned to action for the first time since GW09
  • Vardy’s goal drought continues, he is now 7 games without a goal
  • Tielemans‘ 2 assists in the last gameweek was his only goal contributions in 13 games


  • Southampton’s home record ins the worst (11pts); they have also conceded the most goals at home (29)
  • Southampton have not beaten Burnley in 6 previous league meetings
  • Burnley have 7 points from the last 3 games against Manchester United, Leicester and Arsenal
  • In all 25 games, Burnley have started the same center-back pairing of Mee and Trakowski
  • Barnes is the top scorer in this fixture wit 5 goals
  • Ings has now failed to score in 3 games
  • Ward-Prowse has played every minute of every game, one of only 2 midfielders to have done so

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  • Liverpool’s incredible statistical exploits to date require a separate piece to illustrate
  • Liverpool have the most number of clean sheets (11), they have conceded once in their last 10 games
  • Norwich have not beaten Liverpool in 13 league meetings since 1994; the Canaries have conceded 37 goals to the Reds in that spell
  • Norwich have won once in their last 12
  • Norwich have the worst defensive record (47 conceded) and the poorest goal difference (-23)
  • Mo Salah is now FPL’s top scorer with 165pts
  • Cantwell is the most owned Norwich player (22%); Pukki is next at around 14%


  • Villa and Spurs have 4 clean sheets each, the joint fewest in the league
  • Villa have scored in every home game this season bar one
  • Villa have only beaten Spurs once in the last 18 meetings across all competitions
  • Spurs are on back-to-back wins; they have not won three in a row this season
  • Other than Liverpool, Spurs conceded the fewest in the last 6 games
  • Son has now scored two games in a row
  • Debutants for both sides (Bergwijn and Samatta) scored in the last gameweek


  • Arsenal have drawn 13 games in all, including all of their last 4 games
  • Only Norwich and Watford have fewer wins than Arsenal’s 6
  • Arsenal have only won 2 of their last 17 games
  • However, Arsenal is the only team beside Liverpool to remain unbeaten in 2020
  • Newcastle have beaten Arsenal once in their last 16 meetings
  • Newcastle are unbeaten in 4 games, their longest unbeaten run this season
  • Martinelli is the only player to have seen his price risen this season (+0.1); no Newcastle player have since a price increase
  • Dubravka is the first GK to make over 100 saves this season (101)


  • Only 4 clubs have fewer away games than United’s 10
  • Manchester United only have 8 different scorers this season, the fewest in the league
  • United have failed to score in 4 of their last 5 games; they have gone nearly 4.5 hours of football without a goal
  • Chelsea have not won in 3 games, their longest winless run in the league so far
  • United have only won once in 17 previous visits to Stamford Bridge
  • 1.9% of FPL managers have already transferred in Bruno Fernandes
  • Kepa missed his first game of the season last gameweek


  • Classic Fantasy Premier League Code: effv23

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