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FPL Gameweek 26: Liverpool v Man United the attraction, five must-haves for this weekend

FPL: Five must-haves for this weekend including Man United star

Liverpool and Manchester United will be the centre of attraction for Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers this weekend, as the English giants face off in what should be an enthralling game of football.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds need a positive result to bolster their chances of climbing into Champions League places, while the Red Devils will be keen to preserve their four-game unbeaten run.

This mammoth showdown is notorious for delivering the goods so it is no surprise that players from both sides feature in our FPL tips as Gameweek 26 rolls around.

However, amongst the other games this weekend are interesting prospects that could also guarantee FPL points ahead of Saturday’s 11am GMT deadline.

For FPL managers looking to shuffle their pack, our fantasy football tips for this week feature five players we think should be in your team by any means necessary.

Marcus Rashford (€7.2m)

The Man United man has been a force to reckon with this season. He has amassed 14 league goals thus far, placing him fourth on the Premier League goal rankings.

Fresh off the back of a massive 15-point haul against Leicester City last time out, Rashford is poised to continue his imperious scoring form when United take on Liverpool at Anfield.

The Englishman accrued ten points in his last meeting with Liverpool. His 89 points accumulation makes him the highest-scoring player in FPL since the World Cup, after netting ten times and providing two assists.

The 25-year-old has been selected by over 52 percent of FPL managers and is also a strong captain’s pick for managers looking to shake things up this weekend.

Mohamed Salah (€12.7m)

The Liverpool star has not been at his sparkling best this season but could still prove a difference-maker for his side this weekend.

The Egyptian has accumulated 28 points over the last four Gameweeks, including an 8-point haul against Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out.

The 30-year-old will be looking to build on his last performance in the mouth-watering clash against a United side that have managed just two clean sheets in their last seven games.

Bukayo Saka (€8.5m)

The Arsenal star is arguably the most in-form winger in the Premier League this term. The youngster’s goal and assist against Everton saw him pick up 12 points last time out.

Relegation-threatened Bournemouth should provide the England international another platform to continue his impressive form, especially in front of the Arsenal faithful.

Saka’s form at Emirates Stadium this season further underlines why he is a must-have for every FPL manager.

Bournemouth have conceded a league-high 48 goals and have recorded only one clean sheet on the road this term.

Meanwhile, Saka has blanked in only one of his last eight games on home turf, recording six goals and three assists to collect 67 points in that span.

Ollie Watkins (€7.3m)

The Aston Villa man is currently enjoying his most prolific spell in the Premier League, having scored in each of his last five games.

Watkins has picked up 40 points in that run, second only to Manchester City’s Erling Braut Haaland with 41.

Watkins has scored eight goals in the league this term, most of which have come under the tutelage of Villa’s new boss Unai Emery.

He is expected to lead the line once again when the Villans host Crystal Palace at Villa Park on Saturday.

Danny Ings (€6.4m)

Ings has burst into life since joining West Ham United in January, and the former Villa man has proven the missing piece in David Moyes’ puzzle.

The 30-year-old striker bagged a brace in his side’s 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest last time out, picking up 13 points in his first start for the Hammers.

Ings offers FPL managers a cut-price goal source as he looks set to retain his place in the starting lineup when West Ham take on Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

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