fantasy premier league GW16 midfielder tips – midfielders above £7.5m

Here’s our fantasy premier league GW16 midfielder tips article. We look at midfielders above £7.5m in our player rankings series.  There’s a range of stats plus commentary on each player and their next 6 fixtures. This will help you choose the best transfer for your team

FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE GW16 MIDFIELDER TIPS – MIDFIELDERS ABOVE £7.5M

First it’s important to remember that each player is ranked as a transfer target for this week. So while we generally look at fixtures form and underlying stats a player who’s away to Man City is going to be ranked lower than someone home to Huddersfield for example. If possible a transfer should have a good fixture first up.

Firstly there’s a table of stats. Then there’s a bit of brief commentary on each player and their next 6 fixtures.

This is the 2nd player rankings article. I’ve also written a defenders and GKs player rankings article. You may also find it interesting to see who the 10 top FPL managers I follow have and who are the bandwagon transfers this week.

STATS DEFINITIONS

Fixt Ease: The ease of the mentioned fixture range from an attacking perspective. See our GW16 fixture ease article

Mins per FPL Pt. The amount of minutes a player takes to earn an FPL point. The shorter and obviously lower the number is the better

ATGS – the bookies anytime goalscoring odds for GW16.

xG and xA per 90 – the expected goals and assists per 90 minutes played from the better than excellent site understat.com. See our underlying stats summary for expected goal information on teams and players.

THE SCHEDULE




 No D Silva as he’s an injury doubt for the weekend.  There’s more players and a load more stats on the attached google spreadsheet 

fantasy premier league GW16 midfielder tips

SALAH

 Hard to find any negatives for the Liverpool RW who’s notched up 12 goals and 4 assists in his 13 starts and 2 sub appearances.

Has it all.  Great returns and underlying stats.  He’s also a consistent returner and explosive registering  FPL points of 10 or over in 6 of his 15 games.

Great recent form with 41 FPL points in his last 4.  He’s also had a recent rest which could help mitigate further rotation

Everton (H)
West Brom (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Arsenal (A)
Swansea (H)
Leicester (H)

Hazard

The Chelsea player is now regularly playing as a support striker with Morata and has been showing excellent recent form with 44 points in his last 4 games. That includes his performance at the weekend with a goal and a penalty in the win over Newcastle.  After a slow start with his underlying stats they are now looking respectable.  That’s before you take into account the fact that historically he’s out performed them.

He’s also loved by the bonus system and is one of the few Mids to have pen duties.

West Ham (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Southampton (H)
Everton (A)
Brighton (H)
Stoke (H)

Coutinho

The Liverpool midfielder continued his incredible form with a goal and 3 assists in the win over Brighton at the weekend.  In that game, with Mane rested, he played on the left of a front 3 but he seems to be able to return even when moved back into the midfield 3 of 4-3-3.  The underlying stats like Hazard started a bit slow but now look ok if nothing special.  Like Hazard though he has historically out performed them.

Incredibly he’s got 10 + FPL points in 4 of the 8 games played this season.  He also has significant set piece duties both direct and indirect

Everton (H)
West Brom (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Arsenal (A)
Swansea (H)
Leicester (H)

Sanchez

The Arsenal midfielder is playing in the 2 of 3-4-2-1 enabling him to be more central and closer to the striker.

There’s no doubting his quality but this season his price is fairly eye watering.  Although he’s been relatively consistent and produced good underlying stats he just hasn’t been the explosive Sanchez we expect with only 2/11 games with 10 + FPL points.  That hasn’t helped his bonus potential either and despite 4 goals and 6 assists we’ve seen a mere 5 bonus points.

Southampton (A)
West Ham (A)
Newcastle (H)
Liverpool (H)
Crystal Palace (A)
West Brom (A)

Mane

Salah’s partner in crime on the other side of Firmino in Liverpools front 3.  Has been a bit injury prone so may see more rotation than others but has just been rested in GW15 which may help further games.

A good all round consistent FPL performer with good underlying stats.  Can be a bit of a sub magnet.

Everton (H)
West Brom (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Arsenal (A)
Swansea (H)
Leicester (H)

Sterling

The Man City AM has specialised in getting into good positions in the box for tap ins this season.  Has had fantastic returns although, like the Man City team, has generally slowed as sides decide that the best way of defending is to pile bodies in the box and avoid at all costs the Man City counter attack if you do go forward.

Has very good underlying stats but has been over performing them which he doesn’t have a history of.  Whether he can keep that up remains to be seen.  Will continue to be a rotation risk as Pep is trying to win every competition

Tricky game next to bring in Man City assets.  On the bench for the Man City UCL match.

Man Utd (A)
Swansea (A)
Spurs (H)
Bournemouth (H)
Newcastle (A)
Crystal Palace (A)




Martial

Martial has been getting phenomenal returns when on the pitch and his underlying stats are equally impressive.  However in the 4 games since he’s got the starting position of Mkhitarayn, effectively, his underlying stats and returns have slowed somewhat.  He’s also a big sub magnet and his last 4 starts have averaged 69 minutes. Man Utd’s big squad makes it easy to lose your place and be rotated. Also not a great game as an entry point next against Man City.

A complete inability to get bonus points is also a negative although pitch time in games won’t have helped that.

Man City (H)
Bournemouth (H)
West Brom (A)
Leicester (A)
Burnley (H)
Southampton (H)

Ozil

The Arsenal creator comfortably leads the expected assists per 90 stat for the premier league this season and has returned 2 goals and 5 assists in 10 starts plus 2 sub appearances with all of the returns coming in his last 6 starts

Like Sanchez the 3-4-2-1 formation suits him to be closer to Lacazette and Sanchez.

 Southampton (A)
West Ham (A)
Newcastle (H)
Liverpool (H)
Crystal Palace (A)
West Brom (A)

De Bruyne

The Man City creator has produced 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 starts to finally start producing returns that anywhere near justify his price.  Doesn’t play in that advanced position although does have good set piece representation to mitigate that to some extent.  Has reasonably god underlyings stats although it’s always hard to get past the fact that you’ve got a more expensive inferior producer from that of David Silva.

Seems far less prone to rotation than others though and fortuitously suspended in the UCL this week.  Like I said for Sterling it’s a difficult game to bring him in for.

Man Utd (A)
Swansea (A)
Spurs (H)
Bournemouth (H)
Newcastle (A)
Crystal Palace (A)

Sane

1 assist in his last 4 games and these have seen his underlying stats absolutely collapse as he’s confined to a position hugging the left hand touch line.

Also started in City’s UCL match this week

Man Utd (A)
Swansea (A)
Spurs (H)
Bournemouth (H)
Newcastle (A)
Crystal Palace (A)

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1 comment
  • BEAST

    My team
    elliot , lossl
    christensen,mustafi,otamendi,davies, gomez
    sanchez,coutinho,gross,surman, cork
    aguero,kane, quarner
    2 transfer and 0.2 in bank…
    Any advice

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