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. Aster
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What are the chances of Shaw starting both games?

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

        80%

      2. Aster
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Worried about Telles

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Telles will play Europa league hopefully

        • Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          High, Telles to be used in dead rubber second leg for EL.

        • Karan14
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Good chance I reckon

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

        Best mid up to 6.8 on a WC apart from Gundo and Barnes. Currently looking at Lookman as he also plays in gw29, but is there any better option?

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

          Mount could be a nice option longer term. He's one that's going under the radar.

        2. HammersXI
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Raphinha?

      4. Viper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Which looks stronger to start?

        A. Robertson (shu, CHE) & Raphinha (AVL)

        B. Targett (lee, shu) & Barnes (ARS, bur) -8

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

          A

        2. T88MYE
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A

      5. Jet5605
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Hey guys,

        Robbo, Raph & Antonio > Kane, Barnes & Holgate for a -4 hit? Yay or nay?
        I would rather sell Soucek and keep Raph but not enough funds. 

        Martinez
        Cancelo - Stones - Robbo
        Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Raph
        DCL - Bamford - Antonio

        Pope - Dallas - Soucek - Coufal

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

          Have you got BB left?

          1. Jet5605
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            No only WC and TC

            1. DALEDOBACK
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Yes especially if you are considering (K)ane

      6. DALEDOBACK
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Chances of Mitchell playing at all?

        1. Viper
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Well he started in a winning team so it'd hsrshyto drop him. I reckon he gets at least 1 game

          1. DALEDOBACK
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Thanks didn't even realise he played last game

            1. Viper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              That should have read 'hard to' drop him 😆

      7. Thia6o
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        How is this team looking? TC Kane. Cheers folks.

        Martinez
        Stones Shaw Cancelo
        Son Salah Barnes Gundogan Fernandes
        Kane Watkins

        Leno-Konsa-Bamford-Dallas

        1. Aster
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Perfect really

          • Aster
              1 month, 22 days ago

              I would only have DCL for Watkins

            • Original Pirate Material
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              DCl over Watkins but you’re good mate.

              1. Thia6o
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Keeping Watkins for upcoming DGW again and GW29. Many Thanks for the advise and good luck folks. Stay safe!

          • Lord of Ings
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Play one of:-
            1)Dallas
            2) Antonio
            3)dallas-->shaw/Antonio to Watkins for -4

            If I play Dallas it would mean starting 3 leeds players....

          • Jet5605
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Do I need to use my WC if I can do Robbo, Raph & Antonio > Kane, Barnes & Holgate for a -4? 
            I would rather sell Soucek and keep Raph but not enough funds. 

            Martinez
            Cancelo - Stones - Robbo
            Salah - Bruno - Gundo - Raph
            DCL - Bamford - Antonio

            Pope - Dallas - Soucek - Coufal

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

              I'd say there's no need to WC in your case

              1. Jet5605
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Thanks. What do you think about my three transfers? Is Holgate the best 4.9 or less defender. Coleman is also an option I guess

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

                  Both are good options. Could also keep an eye on GW29 and go with El Mo.

          • More Cowbell
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            The weird thing about BB this week is thany many will have Dallas, Raph and Bamford who they can't get rid of because of BGW29.

            The question for me is whether an all Leeds bench vs AVL is good enough for the boost. Big gamble with all eggs in one basket.

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

              Not for those with FH. But yeah, I still have Dallas and Bam in my BB. Still can't see a better time to BB as I have 6 games on bench.

              1. More Cowbell
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                You can't use FH and BB in the same GW

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

                  Nope. buut you can get rid of Leeds if you FH 29.

            2. Shatner's Bassoon
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              only saving grace of keeping Ayling on GW9 wildcard and this whole time is that now i can finally ditch him guilt free and BB.

            3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Was a fail in GW19 - obviously could work but I'd rather take a base 4 points x 4 on my BB bench.

            4. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I have to play all 3 in my starting 11 due to injuries elsewhere. I think it's fine to boost them with a decent DGW keeper. I'd expect 20 points.

            5. Russell
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              This is my issue - have 3 Leeds and all chips. Really unsure what to do.

          • Ruinenlust
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Pick one to bench: Dallas, Raph, Bamford

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

              Dallas.

            2. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Dallas

          • Russell
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Hi All - I've missed the several gameweeks and just come back to my team with all chips intact.

            What is the best plan? I have 3 Leeds and Antonio and Grealish. Is it best to do Antonio and Grealish to DCL and Barnes and BB my three Leeds players?

            Or should I save BB and TC Fernands or Sterling?

            More hits for DGW players? Will there be another big DGW when I can WC and then bench boost? Sorry for all the questions just a bit confused as to best tactic!

            Thanks in advance

            1. More Cowbell
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Difficult without seeing your full squad

              1. Russell
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Sorry -

                Martinez and Mendy

                Two city defenders, Mee, Dallas, Dier

                Fernandez, Rash, Sterling, Grealish. Raphina

                Bamford, Antonio, Watkins

            2. T88MYE
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I assume you have 2FT and ££ ITB?

              1. Russell
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                £1m in the bank and yes 2 FT.

                1. T88MYE
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  So for a -4 it might be in a position to BB. Can you..

                  Antonio, Grealish, Dallas > DCL, Barnes, Digne?

                  That should give you 13 DGW and Raphina & Bamford?

                  1. T88MYE
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    Don’t get me wrong - there’s a few players that have tough game weeks, or I wouldn’t particularly pick (Mendy, Dier, Rash) but they all play DGWs so the opportunities are there.

                    1. Russell
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Is it worth WC?

                      1. T88MYE
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        It’s close, but I think it doesn’t quite need a WC when 2FT or -4 can get it to a good place.

                        -4 & BB if you have 13DGW and 2 Leeds, or just 2 FT and TC

                        I’d probably start these;

                        Martinez
                        City, City, Dier
                        Bruno, Rash, Sterling,
                        Watkins

                        Try and get a combo of these;

                        Son, DCL, Kane, Digne, Barnes, Periera

                        Keep 2 Leeds for future GWs

                        1. Russell
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          Thanks so much, good to have a clear idea from someone else.

                    2. Russell
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      When would be a better time to BB if not now? FH will be for teh BGW coming up, all others are up in the air

                  2. Russell
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    No but i could get Keane - essentially Dallas +4 vs Keane ( or any other defender)

          • bored by december
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Ings to:
            A: Kane
            B: DCL

            (-4) Coufal to:
            A: White
            B: Veltman
            C: Konsa
            D: stretch the budget to Targett
            E: If DCL then obviously more cash to go to Digne

            Thoughts?

          • ShaunGoater123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            thinking of holding my TC as the gy i'm chasing will captain him and is 40 points ahead so won't allow much in road.

            Do we think there will be any further double aside from the ones announced + likely Eve & Villa one?

          • T88MYE
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            If you could bring in any GK for the DGW who would it be?

            Who would be your set a and forget GK for the season?

            1. umerlfc
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Martinez

          • Atimis
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Which one sounds best?

            1. Martin Grealish Antonio to Lloris Barnes Kane -8 and BB: Lloris Dallas Raph Bamford

            2. Grealish Antonio to Barnes Kane -4, play Raph or Bamford and maybe use TC

          • Mr Ozil
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Current team for next GW:

            Martinez*
            Cancelo* Stones* Lowton*
            Bruno* Salah* Gundogan* Son*
            DCL* Bamford Ings

            subs: Steer Raphinha Dallas Coufal

            Ings + Raphinha > Kane + max 5.0 mid for -4? and TC Kane?

          • Azathoth
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            To (bring in) Kane,or not to Kane?

          • Jinswick
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Salah(TC) feels very under the radar

            1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              The Sheffield fixture could cause serious damage

          • umerlfc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            WC Team, going slightly different with Vardy + Mane instead of Salah + Son. 0 ITB

            Martinez
            Cancelo Stones Shaw
            Mane Bruno Barnes Gundo
            Kane Vardy DCL

            Fabri Raphinha Dallas Veltman

            1. Little Red Lacazette
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Very lethal attack. Not a fan of Mane right now but this team could be gold.

              1. umerlfc
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Yeah it's just that I won't be capping Salah in any of the next 5 GWs at least
                So Mane just needs to match him or he's an easy downgrade to Son as well

                Bruno, Gundo, Double City Def, Kane are already the shields, need to play the swords now

                Leicester's fixtures after the double are great as well amd Vardy has potential to explode in those

          • Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Have just Son and will not bring in Kane. Too much pain to bring him in. Hope I don't get punished too much.

          • thepancakeman123
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Who would you start this week out of Bamford and Raphinha?

            1. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              probably Raph

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Raph. Returns pretty much every week

            3. NateDogsCats
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Raphinha for me, he's in excellent form and will be up against a RB that has played very few mins this season

            4. Max City
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Which 2 of these lads would you have as additions to Bruno, Salah and triple MCI for DGW 26, 27, and 28?
              (BGW 29 doesn't matter)

              A) Kane
              B) DCL
              C) Vardy
              D) Son
              E) Barnes
              F) Digne

              1. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                DCL and Kane I think.

            5. aidmata
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Areola

              Lowton Cancelo Stones

              Barnes Bruno Salah Gundogan

              Watkins Bamford Kane

              Bench: McCarthy Dallas Raphinha Coufal

              A) TC Kane
              B) BB

              1. CONNERS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I'd go with TC and also play Dallas over Lowton regardless of the DGW.

            6. Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Best option?

              A. Dias
              B. Stones
              C. Non City defender. Who?

              1. Little Red Lacazette
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                A

              2. marcos11
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  A

              3. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Bit of a Dilemma after last night

                Doing Ings > Kane for free

                BUT Would u do any of the following? Would be -4 each

                Dallas OUT for a def under 5.6

                Raphina OUT for a mid under 6

                Bamford OUT for a striker under 7

                DO HAVE FH FOR 29

              4. Baines on Toast...
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Richarlison. Hear me out. Coming into form (he's clearly a confidence player), best possible fixtures, pens when Siggy isn't playing.

                I'm basically either getting Richarlison for free or getting Kane for a hit. I have both Son and DCL so it's a double up either way. Suppose GW29 is a consideration for Kane too. Hmm.

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

                  Rich for differential, Kane for safety. Depends on your situation

              5. footballcandy
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                POPE
                CANCELO - DIAS - RUDIGER - Dallas
                SALAH - GUNDO - FERNANDES
                KANE - DCL - Bam

                AREOLA - H. REED - Raph - Cresswell

                -4 to get this team. BB.
                Should I settle down and just be happy with this?
                (Wave WC/FH left).

                (H. Reed is random nailed fodder from months back. Expect 4p from him).

              6. RED_ARMY
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Who to get rid of for a DGW player:
                a) Raph to Barnes
                b) Dallas to Digne

                1. Jet5605
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Tough one. Anyone else you can lose?

                2. footballcandy
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  A

              7. Ninja Škrtel
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Can anyone tell me how do i find the captain poll on the mobile site?

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Click on 3 dots in top right corner

                  Scroll down

                  1. Ninja Škrtel
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    cheers

              8. Jet5605
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                2 FT to burn. Which option looks best:

                A - Soucek & Antonio > Barnes & Vardy
                B - Raphinha & Antonio > Barnes & Kane

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

                  B, spread the risk. (Depends if you have Son or other Leicester already)