Chip Strategy

Which chips are FPL managers using for Double Gameweek 26?

Disparity reigns supreme as Fantasy Premier League managers decide which chip to use for Double Gameweek 26.

Ahead of the bumper round of fixtures, no chip has appeared an overwhelming favourite, according to our latest poll.

We asked Fantasy Football Scout users which chip they were planning for Double Gameweek 26 and received some intriguing results.

It is not tremendously surprising to see the Bench Boost as the most popular chip.

14 teams have two fixtures in Double Gameweek 26. As a result, the pool of viable players for a Bench Boost arguably increases for this round, while the ceiling for points from cheaper options is also higher than usual.

Such thinking has led to 29.3% of Fantasy Football Scout voters declaring for the Bench Boost ahead of Double Gameweek 26.

However, there was not a majority share of the votes for this option, a gap of just 2.8 percentage points between Bench Boosters and Triple Captainers.

27.0% of our voters are looking to hand the enhanced armband to their skipper in Double Gameweek 26.

As things stand, Harry Kane (£11.1m) still leads our latest captain poll with Bruno Fernandes (£11.6m), Ilkay Gundogan (£6.1m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) the top-five there.

It is also interesting to note that nearly as many Fantasy Football Scout readers are preparing to use no chip as use the Triple Captain.

26.3% of our voters chose this option, a statistic that should take on great significance in a week where chips are very much the talk of the town.

Meanwhile, the Wildcard has received less attention than its so-called colleagues so far.

As is often the case, we saw more managers use it in the week before the big Double Gameweek, lining up to prepare for a maximised Bench Boost.

As a result, 14.8% of Fantasy Football Scout voters are pulling the trigger on a new squad ahead of Saturday’s deadline.

Finally, the Free Hit is the real differential chip for Double Gameweek 26, especially after a large number of managers deployed this chip in Blank Gameweek 18.

According to our recent poll, only 2.6% of voters are considering the Free Hit chip for Double Gameweek 26.

You can still vote in the poll below.

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744 Comments Post a Comment
  1. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Start one:

    A) Mee
    B) Dallas

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      a

    3. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Tough one, very tough. Villa looking not great without Grealish for periods against Leicester.

      Go A because you will kick yourself if he hauls.

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers, I’ll be kicking myself either way probably 🙂

  2. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    How’s looking this wc team?

    Martinez
    Dias Pereira Struijk
    Salah Bruno Sterling Barnes Pereira
    Kane DCL

    3.9 White Mitchel Brewster

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looks good, think I'd still want triple City though

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Which player would you change here?

        1. Scotters333
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Gundogan instead of Pereira

  3. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Cup opponents out.

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      FFS?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        No the main one.

  4. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Not much talk of James Rodriguez on here could be a great pick with those fixtures

    1. Boom XhakaLacaSaka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      dosent play past 60 mins

  5. NateDogsCats
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Is AWB to Pereira for a hit silly? I don't love MU's fixtures defensively especially since they've been leaky so I'll be likely losing him soon anyway and I like Leicester's fixtures really up until the last 3 of the season, I could see Leicester keeping 2 clean sheets this week and there's still the possibility of Ricardo playing more forward than usual again

    • Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      WC team (No FH for GW29)

      Martinez, 3.9m
      Cancelo, Digne, Pereira, Dallas, Aina
      Sterling, Bruno, Barnes, Gundogan, Raph
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      What would you change? 0.2m spare.

      A) 3.9m keeper, Aina, Sterling
      or
      B) Areola, Shaw, Son

      B leaves me with 1.2m for upgrades elsewhere but double Spurs attack which I REALLY don't like.

      1. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        plus B is arguably too much money at the back

      2. Biggsy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Bench boosting?

        Or happy that you'll bench one of those front eight for next few weeks?

    • Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Thoughts? Ings to
      A Watkins
      B diagne
      C other up to 6.9
      This is to fund raphina to Barnes
      Cheers

    • shiraz
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Already took a -4, wanted to use bb but looking at my bench decided to hold it. Unless i make another 2 more hits Pope Mitchell > Sanchez Targett. Should i took 2 hits and bb or tc bruno/sanchez?

        Martinez
        Dallas Cancelo Dias
        Salah (B)runo Gundogan Barnes
        Bamford DCL Kane

        Pope Raphinha Mitchell Coufal

      • JurgenRodgers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        (A) Tark - Digne -4

        (B) Play Bamford

        (C) Play Tark

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A

      • Quan MisTaka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Would you do Dallas to Stones for a hit this week (Have Dias) so you can play BB?

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Stones probably only play one game in the double so no

        2. mille
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Probably, yes.

      • Steiger
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Am I GTG..? Already used my FT Grealish > Barnes.

        BB this week BTW.

        Mendy (Pope)
        Cancelo/Stones/Targett/Lowton (Dallas)
        Salah/Fernandes/Barnes/Gundogan (Raphinha)
        (K)ane DCL (Bamford)

        I am also thinking of doing Lowton > Dier for a -4 as it's an easier double and also plays GW29. (already used FH)

        Is it worth doing the extra transfer or not..??

        TIA

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Not sure Dier will play both games so it's a no

      • Could Have Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Is Bamford to Watkins worth a -4 or keep

      • Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        With all these extra fixtures in GW26 for my players reminds me of lots of shiny new toys as a boy on Christmas morning.

        The problem was that 24 hours later they were usually broken and I just sat there with one of the boxes over my head.

      • aaroncfc
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Posting this again, apologies....

        Anyone considering Thomas at 4.2? Rodgers said after the game how impressive he was. Is he their first choice for LB now?

      • Alex1995
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Mee/Salah/Ings > Digne/Barnes/Kane worth -8?

        Would TC Kane

      • Pulisic 4 President
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        a) Barnes and Kane
        b) Richarlison and Son

        -4 for either.

        1. Dheerajpanchal
            1 month, 19 days ago

            A

        2. Fred the Red
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Surprised most people are using the BB chip instead of the second wildcard. Have most people used up their second wildcard already? The big DGW26 wasn't announced till after the GW25 deadline had passed so there was no way to use the wildcard properly in 25 with the plan of using the BB in 26. Are people just taking hits or already had most of the players?

          1. Huckfead
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Haven’t got Tc or BB chips left however, I think most players following Ben Crellin on Twitter and other FF sites knew predictable extra fixtures for this GW and played WC last week in order to play Bb or TC this week.

          2. mille
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Why not? What do you want out of your BB, a 10+ score for each bench player? There are not much better weeks to play it in my opinion.

        3. y2pach
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Help me pick please
          a. lowton+bamford to vardy+digne -4
          b. lowton+bamford+james to kane+digne+aina -8

          1. Dheerajpanchal
              1 month, 19 days ago

              B

          2. Dheerajpanchal
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Martinez
              Wan bissaka, cancelo, targett
              Gundogan, son, fernandes, lookmam
              Vardy, bamford, kane(c)
              Thoughts?

              Also, shall i consider triple captain?