FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE BEST MIDFIELD TRANSFERS GW15 – “ONES TO WATCH”


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Here’s our fantasy premier league best midfield transfers GW15 article where we rank the choice of midfielders as transfer targets for GW15. I’ve concentrated on a simplified table of stats, plus some narrative on the top 10 ranked players and their prospects. We also give the next 6 fixtures for each player. Hopefully this will help you make your choice of transfers for GW15. There’s also a link to the full range of stats in our Google spreadsheet

FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE BEST MIDFIELD TRANSFERS GW15 – “ONES TO WATCH”

Here’s the table of stats. As I said in earlier articles I was concerned that the table of stats had become a little cluttered and hard to read so I’ve replaced it with a simplified version. The headings are self explanatory. The fixt ease column shows the easiness ranking of the next 6 and 3 fixtures. Use this link to see the full fixture ease article. Also if you want to see the midfielders the top 10 FPL managers I follow have in their team click here .Prices are as of Wednesday. The table of stats has 18 players but the narrative concentrates on the top 10 midfielders only. You can also view the full table of stats for all 18 players with lots of additional columns of stats as a google spreadsheet with the link immediately below

Click on this link to the google internet spreadsheet for the full stats tables with alot more info than the short version below.

Here’s some narrative on the top 10 players. Not feasible to do all 18 unfortunately

HAZARD

The Chelsea midfielder ticks all the boxed at the moment.  Good returns over the season consistency and fixtures.  He also has the added bonus of penalties.  Good underlying stats have proved it’s all no fluke either.

West Brom (H)
Sunderland (A)
Crystal Palace (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Stoke (H)
Spurs (A)

SANCHEZ

If there was any danger of Giroud taking Sanchez’s spot back then his hat trick at West Ham put an end to that at least for the moment.  More of a big point scorer than a consistent returner get him on the right day as a captain choice and you will benefit greatly.  Good underlying shooting stats too.  A big captain favourite this week so will be dangerous not to own.  2 tricky games after that next one though

Stoke (H)
Everton (A)
Man City (A)
West Brom (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Bournemouth (A)

MANE

Pictured back in training so his injury issue from the weekend seems to have cleared up.  With Coutinho injured and Firmino having blanked in his last 3 then suddenly the forgotten man of the Liverpool attacking midfield trio is thrust into the spotlight.  While the underlying stats over the season could be better certainly recently they have matched his good form which is a good sign.  Great fixture next

West Ham (H)
Middlesbrough (A)
Everton (A)
Stoke (H)
Man City (H)
Sunderland (A)

FIRMINO

With Coutinho out and Origi has come into the side as a striker that means Firmino is no longer a striker/false 9 but a LAM which is alot less attractive.  Has still provided returns from this position but recent effect will be tested against Sunderland.  Certainly 3 goals and no goal or assist against Bournenmouth isn’t a great start.  3 consecutive blanks is just about acceptable with a good fixture next but 4 will see a wave of selling

West Ham (H)
Middlesbrough (A)
Everton (A)
Stoke (H)
Man City (H)
Sunderland (A)

DE BRUYNE

The tricky question here is the absence of Aguero.  You may be able accept a lack of goal threat because of his assist ability.  9 in his first 13 games is pretty exceptional to say the least.  However does Aguero’s absence limit his appeal.  True Iheanacho doesn’t put De Bruyne in the Payet position where until Carroll is fit there is literally no forward who has a clue how to put the ball into the net.  However Iheanacho isn’t Aguero.  De Bruynes back up is good set piece responsibility

Leicester (A)
Watford (H)
Arsenal (H)
Hull (A)
Liverpool (A)
Burnley (H)

SIGURDSSON

Siggy is everything you want in an FPL midfielder.  He is a CAM or a false 9.  He monopolises set pieces and has pens.  Also he’s not just a De Bruyne and Payet who rely on assists he knows how to get in the box and score.  The only negative is that he plays for Swansea.  However given that they have no clue how to defend they must score which helps to offset the problem.  However another way of dealing with it is to pick him when they have great fixtures and that is now

Sunderland (H)
West Brom (A)
Middlesbrough (A)
West Ham (H)
Bournemouth (H)
Crystal Palace (A)

WALCOTT

The shine went off Walcott as a Sanchez alternative when he was subbed early against West Ham and then Sanchez went on to score a hat trick in seemingly the time it took to leave the room and get a brew plus a few biscuits.  Some of the basics are there though.  Good consistency and underlying stats over the season.  Recent matches underlying stats and returns though  – not so much.

Stoke (H)
Everton (A)
Man City (A)
West Brom (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Bournemouth (A)

SON

The injuries and now personal issues with Lamela have given Son a run in the side although there’s no doubt his gametime isn’t as certain as Alli and Eriksen.  However he does have an excellent goal scoring ability although the stats have dropped off significantly.  His 11 point haul though against Swansea helped to restablish himself after 6 games where he only returned once.  2 great fixtures after the tough Man Utd one next

Man Utd (A)
Hull (H)
Burnley (H)
Southampton (A)
Watford (A)
Chelsea (H)

OZIL

The Arsenal CAM is more of an assister than scorer although this season his assisting and creating chances stats haven’t been that flash.  This years there’s only been 3 assists and that has been beaten by his goal tally of 4.  Although the shooting stats don’t show it he’s definitely shown more inclination to get into adavnced shooting positions which may help mitigate the lack of assists.  Does have alot of set piece responsibility to help keep the score board ticking over though

Stoke (H)
Everton (A)
Man City (A)
West Brom (H)
Crystal Palace (H)
Bournemouth (A)

PAYET

Payet at the moment is about whether his great creating chances stats and set pieces can be turned into consistent points with some great fixtures coming up after the Liverpool game and Andy Carroll returning to fitness.  I mean Burnley, Hull and Swansea in successive games.  Come on.  It’s as simple as that

Liverpool (A)
Burnley (H)
Hull (H)
Swansea (A)
Leicester (A)
Man Utd (H)

Hope that helps your transfer decisions. Remember there are more players and more stats in the expanded version of the google spreadsheet above. Here again is the link to the sheet

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