fantasy premier league budget midfielders – player rankings GW12


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Here’s our fantasy premier league budget midfielders under £7.5m player rankings article for GW12. 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 midfielders – 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 3rdd 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 GW12 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 GW12.

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. See also Joseph Crilleys GW11 review part 1 with underlying stats and part 2

The Schedule




fantasy premier league budget midfielders

Richarlison

The Watford LW has been playing on the left side of a front 3 and has been a revelation with 4 goals and 4 assists in 10 starts.  9 of those starts have also seen him play 90 minutes. Great underlying stats which are getting better and more consistent.

West Ham (H)
Newcastle (A)
Man Utd (H)
Spurs (H)
Burnley (A)
Crystal Palace (A)

Zaha

The Palace winger has been playing as a forward in a front 2 with Townsend in the absence of regular striker Benteke.  2 goals in 4 starts have been the result and some very good goal threat underlying stats back this up.  Benteke is scheduled to be back for GW13 and that means that Zaha could revert to a wide role or stay as a forward in a 2 with Benteke.

Whatever the result he looks a great option with the fixtures that follow

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

Ramsey

The Arsenal box to box midfielder has certainly been producing the goods this season with 3 goals and 4 assists in his 9 starts.  This has been no fluke as he’s produced some very good underlying stats to back this up.

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

Fabregas

1 goal and 1 assist in 9 starts is a fairly paltry return for the Chelsea CM and his underlying stats in comparison to last season are very poor.  There’s also a rotation risk if Conte goes for 2 defensive centre mids in Kane and Bakayoko.

However once you get to GW14 there are some very good fixtures and Fabregas is essentially about this gamble, his set piece responsibility and the fact that there’s alot of headroom to improve

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




Choupo Moting

The Stoke striker/LW has seen the points tick along at a reasonable rate for his price with 2 goals and 3 assists in 10 starts.  However, he’s mainly an attraction for a few good fixtures which are good up to Spurs in GW16 and the promise of his underlying stats.

Brighton (A)
Crystal Palace (A)
Liverpool (H)
Swansea (H)
Spurs (A)
Burnley (A)

Gross

The Brighton support striker has seen the returns ticking along with 2 goals and 5 assists returning in 5 of his 11 starts.  So he has good positioning and set piece responsibility.  The main watchouts are that his underlying stats make him look fairly lucky to get those returns and he’s playing in a very defensive minded team

Stoke (H)
Man Utd (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Liverpool (H)
Huddersfield (A)
Spurs (A)

Shaqiri

The Stoke man is playing as a right sided attacking midfielder and is a heavily assist based player with primary set piece responsibility for Stoke.  A goal and 2 assists in his last 2 starts have finally seen some production to make it 2 goals and 4 assists in 9 starts returning in a respectable 5 of those 9 games.  The underlying stats have also finally reached a reasonable level

Brighton (A)
Crystal Palace (A)
Liverpool (H)
Swansea (H)
Spurs (A)
Burnley (A)

Knockaert

The Brighton RM and Championship player of last season has had a tough transition to the premier league blanking in his first 7 games, albeit 3 of those were as a sub.  A goal and an assist in his last 4 has seen him come to attention as a budget option.  Those 4 games have finally seen something click and he has produced fantastic underlying stats in those games.  The previous underlying stats are with Leicester in 14/15 if you were wondering.

Stoke (H)
Man Utd (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Liverpool (H)
Huddersfield (A)
Spurs (A)

D Gray

The Leicester LM seems to have gained a place in new manager Puels side with starts in the last 2 games.  Those 2 games have seen some reasonable performances although given Puels selection tinkering and previous defensive mindedness it’s possibly a leap of faith at this stage.  Also Man City isn’t the best entry point for a transfer

Man City (H)
West Ham (A)
Spurs (H)
Burnley (H)
Newcastle (A)
Southampton (A)

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