We are now heading into the final third of the Premier League and the FPL season. If you are looking to some tips, star men and some predictions, then read on. Here’s our gameweek 26 preview:
Everton vs Crystal Palace
Everton sit just three points ahead of Palace in ninth and appear to be in better form than the Eagles with them being unbeaten in their last 4. In their last two, Palace have had defeats against Southampton and Sheffield and another could be coming their way.
Star Man – Richarlison (£8.1m)
One of Everton’s main sources of creativity.
Prediction: Everton 2-1 Crystal Palace
Brighton vs Watford
Brighton are without a win in their last five and this gameweek they have a tough fixture against Watford. Both are in a relegation scrap, with this being a key 6 pointer.
Star Man – Troy Deeney (£6.3m)
If anyone can pull Watford out of the relegation zone, Deeney can.
Prediction: Brighton 1-2 Watford
Sheffield United vs Bournemouth
The Blades have been one of the surprises this season, with them just 1 point away from a Europa League spot. This week they host Bournemouth who are loitering above the relegation zone, a fixture in which they should win.
Star Man Dean Henderson (£5.1m)
The top scoring keeper, and for good reason too.
Prediction: Sheffield United 2-0 Bournemouth
Manchester City vs West Ham
The Citizens host the Hammers this week, a game in which they won 0-5 in the reverse fixture. With the form West Ham are in, we could see a repeat!
Star Man – Sergio Aguero (£12.0m)
6 goals in his last 4…
Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 West Ham
Wolves vs Leicester
An impressive Wolves side face an out of form Leicester side who have only picked up one win in their last four, yet they still sit in third. This will be a tight fixture as Wolves always make it tough for the big teams.
Star Man – Raul Jimenez (£7.7m)
11 goals this season, can he keep up with Vardy?
Prediction: Wolves 2-2 Leicester
Southampton vs Burnley
The Saints were unlucky not to get a victory over Spurs in the Cup, but have to bounce back against Burnley this gameweek. Both teams are level on 31 points and this will be a very close game.
Star Man – Danny Ings (£7.0m)
Ings has managed to find the back of the net 14 times this season!
Prediction: Southampton 2-1 Burnley
Norwich vs Liverpool
Norwich sit rock bottom of the league and are up against an impossible task this gameweek.
Star Man – Mohamed Salah (£12.7m)
Prediction: Norwich 0-4 Liverpool
Aston Villa vs Tottenham
Villa are sitting just one point above the relegation zone, whilst Spurs are unbeaten in their last 3 and sitting in fifth. That said, this game may be closer than what many think, with Villa keen to stay in the league.
Star Man – Jack Grealish (£6.7m)
Linked with Spurs a few times, time to punish them?
Prediction: Aston Villa 2-1 Tottenham
Arsenal vs Newcastle
The Gunners host Newcastle this gameweek and although on paper this appears like it should be two teams at opposite sides of the table, they are actually level on points! That said, Arsenal should really come away with the 3 points this week.
Star Man – Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3m)
The Gunner will need their attacking players to perform and Lacazette certainly is one of them!
Prediction: Arsenal 3-2 Newcastle
Chelsea vs Manchester United
The game of the gameweek see’s Lampards Chelsea host Solskaer’s Manchester United. if United are to get into the top 4 then they will need a win here, as Chelsea are 6 points clear of the Reds. That said, Chelsea only have 1 victory in their last 4 home games, so there is chance for United.
Star Man – Bruno Fernandez (£8.0m)
Will the new boy shine?
Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United