The FPL Captains Poll - Gameweek 26
Posted by FFPundits
8:18am Feb 21 2017
The dreaded blank Gameweek 26 is now upon us, with Man United, Arsenal, Man City and Southampton all out of action this weekend
With both Manchester United and Southampton playing in the EFL Cup Final on Sunday the 26th of February, and Manchester City playing Huddersfield in the FA Cup quarter finals on Tuesday the 28th, we’re unfortunately losing two fixtures from the Gameweek 26 schedule.
Players from Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester are not only amongst the most owned players in the FPL game, but also tend to be the most popular weekly captain picks.
As the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez are now out of action for Gameweek 26 and most likely Gameweek 28 also, it’s clear to see why the top 3 most transferred OUT players ahead of the weekend are players from Man City, Man United and Arsenal.
With some FPL bosses opting to keep a hold of their premium stars whilst riding out the storm, hundreds of thousands have decided to ditch their key men, opting for non-blanking players such as Sadio Mane and Romelu Lukaku.
Whether you’re benching your premium players or selling them, it still leaves FPL managers with a captaincy conundrum on their hands for Gameweek 26, and with many big names out of action, home fixtures for both Chelsea and Everton are likely to sway the votes this week.
As always, we ask that you cast your Gameweek 26 captaincy selection to the poll below and be sure to reach out to us on Twitter with any comments or questions you might have about your teams and transfers.
NB: If you’re casting your vote via a smart phone, please tap the players name twice, or until they have a green mark next to the left of their name – it gets stuck sometimes 🙂