fantasy premier league budget midfielder tips – player rankings for Mids under £7.5m for GW13


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Here’s our fantasy premier league budget midfielder tips article for those midfielders under £7.5m for GW13. 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 BUDGET MIDFIELDER TIPs – PLAYER RANKINGS GW12

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 3rd player rankings article. I’ve also written a defenders and GKs player rankings article and a premium midfielders article

STATS DEFINITIONS

Fixt Ease: The ease of the mentioned fixture range from an attacking perspective. See our GW13 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 GW13.

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




fanatsy premier league budget midfielder tips

RAMSEY

Arsenal are now coming into some good fixtures.  Although Ramsey is a box to box midfielder rather than an advanced one he still seems to be able to get returns and produce good underlying stats.  What’s really positive is that he produces good underlying stats when you want him to against the lower placed opposition.  So far this season it’s 3 goals and 4 assists in his 10 starts.  Relatively consistent too returning a goal or assist in 5 of those 10 starts.

Burnley (A)
Huddersfield (H)
Man Utd (H)
Southampton (A)
West Ham (A)
Newcastle (H)

ZAHA

I suspect with Benteke fit the Palace RW’s days as a striker maybe limited.  He moved wide in GW12 when Benteke came on and that may now be his place.  It will limit his goal threat as you can see his 16/17 xG is significantly lower than what he’s producing this season.    However 3 goals in 6 starts is not to be sniffed at although the lack of bonus has severely limited his returns per minute.

 However he looks a great option with the fixtures that follow

Stoke (H)
Brighton (A)
West Brom (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Watford (H)
Leicester (A)

RICHARLISON

This was a very tricky one.  I imagine most reading are surprised at this ranking given the Watford LW’s form.  It’s purely due to the upcoming fixtures with Man Utd and Spurs in the next 3 then Burnley away.

However against Chelsea and even in the 6-0 loss to Man City he was a threat and you could make the case on that basis that he is fixture proof.  If you believe that then he is definitely the number 1 ranked budget midfielder.

He’s been playing on the left side of a front 3 and  has been a revelation with 5 goals and 4 assists in 11 starts. 10 of those starts have also seen him play 90 minutes. Great underlying stats which are also very consistent.

Newcastle (A)
Man Utd (H)
Spurs (H)
Burnley (A)
Crystal Palace (A)
Huddersfield (H)

CHOUPO MOTING

The Stoke striker/LW continues to play as a striker.  Although 3 assists since GW4 have kept his points ticking over the goal on Monday night was the first since then.  It’s now 3 goals and 3 assists in his 11 starts this season.  He’s mainly an attraction for a few good fixtures which are good up to Spurs in GW16, good underlying stats and as said above the striker position he’s occupying.

Crystal Palace (A)
Liverpool (H)
Swansea (H)
Spurs (A)
Burnley (A)
West Ham (H)




Fabregas

Fabregas has now started 11 of the 12 opening fixtures and he was suspended for the 1 he missed anyway.  To get a Chelsea midfielder with set piece responsibility for £6.9m is quite a bargain.  His 2 assists against WBA ended his run of 3 blanks and has taken his totals to 1 goal and 3 assists for the season.

His underlying stats are ok but no where near the creators in the other top teams of De Bruyne and Ozil.  However he isn’t their price and plays deeper in the midfield 3 of what seems to be a 3-5-2.

Great fixtures after the weekend, although he can’t be looked as a replacement for Hazard or Morata in my view.

Liverpool (A)
Swansea (H)
Newcastle (H)
West Ham (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Southampton (H)

SHAQIRI

 Playing in the 2 of 3-4-2-1 seems to suit the Stoke set piece man although he’s still principally a creator rather than a goal threat.

His assist for Choupo Motings goal on Monday made it an impressive 2 goals and 5 assists for the season in 10 starts and 1 sub appearance.  It’s also 3 goals and an assist in the last 3.  His returns have been consistent too.  He’s returned a goal or assist in 6 of those 10 starts.

His underlying stats tell a slightly different story.  While overall they’re pretty good for the price he’s only produced acceptable assist stats in 4 of the 10 starts so it could be a up and down road ahead.  What’s more he is overperforming those stats, something he has rarely done in the past

Crystal Palace (A)
Liverpool (H)
Swansea (H)
Spurs (A)
Burnley (A)
West Ham (H)

Gross

The goal against Stoke on Monday has made him the best FPL points scorer and points per match in the price range.  It’s now 3 goals and 5 assists in his 12 starts plus he’s picked up 11 bonus points along the way.  He’s also returned a goal or assist in 6 of those 12 games which is a very good percentage for the price.

He is the main set piece man and often plays as a virtual striker or number 10.

His underlying stats are probably the main area of caution.  He is over performing them and a pretty inconsistent producer of them.

Manchester United next is also not a great entry point for a transfer

Man Utd (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Liverpool (H)
Huddersfield (A)
Spurs (A)
Burnley (H)
Watford (H)

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