With Blanks draw contempt.  A brilliant man once said that, and that man was Wayne Shaw’s brother Bernard Shaw.  Smart guy, wandering transfer fingers though.  So with week 26 here, and as I have so elaborately explained in the transfer post, don’t be a lemming!  Unless being a lemming in the transfer market is to defend your throne.  If you are chasing points in your money leagues or mini-leagues, think differently.  You kinda have to with the blank weeks and soon-to-be double game weeks.  Going with the flow wasn’t cool for the Fonz, so it shouldn’t be cool with you.  You think Pinky Tuscadero would have paid him any attention if he was boring? Hell nah.  Where was I, oh that’s right, week 26 rankings.  So this week is broken down into basically defense and attack with midfielders and forwards coming your way manana, so stay tuned.  But stay in the here and now and concentrate on the keepers and defense.  Rostering too many blank players leaves you with a blank expression when Monday rolls around and you are sitting 10 points below the average score.  So sit back, relax and enjoy week 26 because the roller coaster that is the FPL is now in full effect.  Cheers!

Keepers:

  1. Hugo Lloris, Spurs
  2. Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea
  3. Joel Robles, Everton
  4. Victor Valdes, Middlesbrough
  5. Tom Heaton, Burnley
  6. Eldin Jakupovic, Hull
  7. Ben Foster, West Brom
  8. Heurelho Gomes, Watford
  9. Simon Mignolet, Liverpool
  10. Darren Randolph, West Ham
  11. Wayne Hennessey, Crystal Palace
  • Spurs takes on a struggling against them Potters team, hence why I think Spurs can keep it clean against a team that doesn’t score in multiple or with enough frequency to scare me.
  • Courtois was iffy during weekly practice with an illness, keep it monitored.
  • Boro has the third best away defense.  Valdes gets an uptick for me.
  • Love me some Hull as a huge differential right now.

Defense:

  1. Marcos Alonso, Chelsea
  2. Seamus Coleman, Everton
  3. Kyle Walker, Spurs
  4. Nathaniel Clyne, Liverpool
  5. Chris Brunt, West Brom
  6. Toby Alderweireld, Spurs
  7. Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea
  8. Jose Holebas, watford
  9. Leighton Baines, Everton
  10. Fabio, Middlesbrough
  11. Gary Cahill, Chelsea
  12. Gareth McAuley, West Brom
  13. Harry Maguire, Hull
  14. Calum Chambers, Middlesbrough
  15. Jan Vertonghen, Spurs
  16. David Luiz, Chelsea
  17. Ramiro Funes Mori, Everton
  18. Andrew Robertson, Hull
  19. Patrick van Aanholt, Crystal Palace
  20. Martin Olsson, Swansea
  • The rankings are littered with Spurs and Chelsea defenders as they are the two most obvious non-blanking teams to keep it tidy.
  • Like I said above Boro is juicy on the road defensively.  Fabio especially with his go-forward attitude could be a sneaky play this week.
  • Still love me some Hull, Maguire, Ranocchia and Robertson for this week and the next 3 look very tempting.
  • West Brom back-liners are on the rise ownership wise because of the no blank.  You can either keep up with the Jones’ or not.
  1. Cafuné

    Maxi says:
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    Is Jaku worth starting over Lloris in hunt for the ever-so-sacred differential? Rankings be damned! You know Jaku will get more potential save opportunities than Lloris, but the CS is the big question!

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @Maxi: Yes absolutely. Spurs will be on an emotional down also after the loss in the Europa

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