Here’s our FPL gameweek 26 defenders article where we give our Defender and Goalkeeper player rankings GW26. There’s a table of information and commentary on key teams.
FPL gameweek 26 defenders – player rankings for Defenders and Goalkeepers
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The schedule uses 20/21 stats only.
The teams are ranked by defensive strength only
You can access the google spreadsheet here
Player values and stats were Tuesday 23 February
See also my GW19 attacking defenders review
You can see the individual teams fixtures in the fixture ease schedule below
Possible transfer targets for DGW26
£6.1m Dias gives you the best gametime security in my view but is expensive for little attacking potential. £6.1m Cancelo gives you attacking potential but is rotatable. £5.2m Stones is great value but rotatable. You make your choice and live with the uncertainty that is Pep.
Good fixtures going forward and a decent defensive team. If you’re picking them though in my view it’s definitely worth the extra cash for £5.9m Pereira.
Villa and Spurs
These 2 teams will give you a double in DGW26 and play in BGW29. However both teams defences have fallen apart over the last 10 gameweeks. Of the 2 Villa GK Martinez would be my only pick
I have little faith in the defence martialled by a pretty useless GK. FDigne has good attacking potential and at least they have good fixtures in DGW26 as well as an extra fixture somewhere along the line with the yet to be rearranged Villa v Everton
Here’s a schedule where the teams are ranked by the easiness of the attacking teams they face over the next 5 gameweeks
The clean sheet schedule
My schedule tries to focus on the stats that will lead to clean sheets rather than clean sheets themselves but I thought it would be worth while getting the clean sheet schedule from the premier league site
Goalkeeper save %
Here’s another schedule which shows you a goalkeeper save %. It’s not a ranking in itself as you can see there is some correlation between % and clean sheets but does give you some idea of GKs who are good shot stoppers. It’s from the free stats site fbref.com
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