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Fantrax EPL GW-26 Player Picks

Eight teams play twice in GW-26

Mohamed Salah - Liverpool - Premier League
Raise your hand if you want Mo Salah on your team this week!
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DGW-26 brings with it eight teams playing twice: Burnley, Tottenham, Watford, Palace, Liverpool, Leeds, Arsenal, and Wolves.

There are lots of options out there this week. While holding onto a few major discounts, I’m buying only double-gamers at retail.

We get early lineup information from just one match, West Ham vs Newcastle, which isn’t very helpful if you’re looking for DGW-players.


Nick Pope (BHA vs BUR, BUR Vs TOT, 14.81) You’re going to pay, but Pope is a consistent keeper who makes saves and earns points, win, lose or draw.


Ben Foster (AST vs WAT, WAT vs CRY, 6.70) These aren’t easy matchups, but they also aren’t terrible. Watford has been a little better at the back, which makes him less of a risk.


Andrew Robertson (LIV vs NOR, LIV vs LEE, 12.95) Robertson would be my third choice Liverpool defender if I had an unlimited budget. But I don’t, so he’s the cheaper way into two great home matchups. If I had the budget, I’d go with TAA.


Hassane Kamara (AST vs WAT, WAT vs CRY, 3.56) Kamara’s away points have been phenomenal. He gets one away game at Villa and a home bonus against Palace. He’s an enabler to be able to pick up other big names. He’s also worth holding going forward as his price soars toward where it belongs.


Cedric Soares (ARS vs BRE, ARS vs WOL, 1.41) Speaking of enablers... With Takehiro Tomiyasu still most likely out, Cedric should start both home games against two teams not scoring a whole lot.


Maxwel Cornet (BUR vs CHE, WAT vs BUR, 7.57 ) I’m a sucker for DGWs (check!) and defenders playing up out of position (check!). Hosting Chelsea isn’t a good first game matchup, but he’s worth a look.


Son Heung-Min (MCI vs TOT, BUR vs TOT, 16.13) Two away games, including the one against Man City makes him not a “must have” for me. But, Son is a big-game player and I could see him still putting up some points in both games. Plus the second game is against lowly Burnley.


Michael Olise (BUR vs CHE, WAT vs BUR ) He’s an interesting choice and has been in the attack for Palace. He has been better at home than away, but I’m taking a look.


Emmanuel Dennis (AST vs WAT, WAT vs CRY, 11.28) He has been hit or miss recently (with his previous DGW a big fat neg-8 red-card miss), but you also know he can put up numbers. Villa and Palace are mid-table teams battling it out, so he should have chances.


Mo Salah (LIV vs NOR, LIV vs LEE, 24.81) I’m not sure how I can leave him out this week. Two home games against two teams conceding goals makes Salah (and all Liverpool attackers) a good buy.


Harry Kane (MCI vs TOT, BUR vs TOT, 12.42) See Son.


Alexandre Lacazette (ARS vs BRE, ARS vs WOL, 6.85 ) He’s assured the start in both home matchups. He has been active when he plays. I’m looking at Saka too, but Saka is just a little pricier.

What discounts are you still holding onto? Can you fit in all the players you really want? What rotation risks worry you? Whom did I miss? Please log in and share your thoughts and questions in the comments below!