Ameweek 26 of the Fantasy Premier League season starts today and it’s a big one, with some of the most attractive FPL assets that have been blessed with double weeks of play.

With the likes of Man City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Aston Villa and more teams to play two games this week, this could be a turning point in the campaign for many FPL managers.

With the FPL ending at 11 a.m. GMT today, Feb 27, here are some of the key players to consider for your team – and maybe consider putting the armband on …

FPL goalkeeper

Ederson, Man City (£ 6.1m)

Picking the number 1 of a team that forgot how to lose isn’t an inspired differential pick, but a double GW against West Ham and Wolves offers a good chance of conceding two goals. A reliable defense choice considering how often Pep Guardiola changes his other players.

Emi Martinez, Aston Villa (£ 5.3m)

Villa # 1 has had its ups and downs in the last few weeks, with top displays followed by bad ones. Still, he’s the top ranked FPL keeper, and the Villans face two away games in their double GW at Leeds and Sheffield United so he can collect the points.

FPL defender

John Stones, Man City (£ 5.2m)

You could go through much of the City team to stand up for FPL picks, but Stones is high on the list. The seventh highest defender, who is still a relatively cheap choice, could play both games well and also knows where the goal is on the other end.

Eric Dier, Spurs (£ 4.9m)

The English center-back has not had the best season but Spurs face Burnley and Fulham in their double GW. At this price point and with these pairings, Dier is a potential high-scoring differential pick for the cheap price.

Luke Shaw, Man Utd (£ 5.1m)

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Shaw has become one of the best left-backs in the league this season, though his attacking contributions are disappointed by his teammates’ defensive mistakes. A tough trip to Chelsea is number one in United’s double GW, but he’s heading into that game after a midweek break – and a follow-up game at Crystal Palace looks enticing too.

Lucas Digne, Everton (£ 6.1m)

A more expensive option, but Digne has been playing effectively as the left winger for the Toffees lately, giving FPL managers double the bonus of potential clean sheet points with high attack rewards – and a double GW against Southampton and West Brom is certainly tempting too to refuse.

FPL midfielder

Harvey Barnes, Leicester (£ 6.9m)

One of the league’s top players, Barnes has returned 12 and 13 points in his last two games. Leicester face Arsenal and Burnley for their double GW. If Barnes is available at a very reasonable price and teammate James Maddison is injured, can you afford not to have him?

Bruno Fernandes, Man Utd (£ 11.6m)

We’re saying the obvious here, but Fernandes is almost worth it at this point just to hedge against other managers. The Portuguese star will be on penalty and free kick service against Chelsea and Palace and if United brings something on the streets in GW26 it will likely come through him.

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Raheem Sterling, Man City (£ 11.6m)

Choosing city forwards is a risky business, but Guardiola seems to prefer Sterling to risk Sergio Aguero. Sterling could rest for City’s second game against the Wolves, but he’s the most likely player to find the net against West Ham.

Mo Salah, Liverpool (£ 12.6m)

An obvious choice, but it could make a difference if other FPL managers get cold feet after Liverpool’s poor shape. Her first double GW match is taking place at Sheffield United, and Salah will appreciate his chances of filling his boots there.

Next up is a home game against Chelsea and Salah is usually worth a goal against his previous club – so there’s every chance he’ll score more than 3 goals for GW 26.

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Ademola Lookman, Fulham (£ 5m)

Lookman was a tempting, inexpensive option as a fifth choice in midfield, scoring 11 points after Fulham’s win over Sheffield United. Scott Parker’s side are on form and face Crystal Palace ahead of Spurs. So Lookman could be a great cheap differential and allow you to spend big money elsewhere as well.

FPL forward

Harry Kane, Spurs (£ 11.1m)

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As with Salah, its high cost and Spurs’ poor form this week could do a lot to get Kane out of the way – but you can easily see Kane finding the net against both Burney and Fulham, so the returns are huge could if Jose Mourinho’s team find their rhythm.

Ollie Watkins, Aston Villa (£ 6.5m)

Watkins haven’t found the net in their last two league games but Villa take on Leeds and Sheffield United. Neither team are known for their defensive skills, so Watkins should have plenty of chances behind them in the next 180 minutes.