fantasy premier league GW1 midfielders – player rankings for midfielders


Here’s our fantasy premier league GW1 midfielders article where we give our midfield player rankings for GW1. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest

fantasy premier league GW1 midfielders – player rankings for midfielders

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The schedule ranked by midfielders underlying stats over the season  

Notes and methodolgy are below.

Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like.

Ignore the numbering.  Players have been removed due to injury, gametime risk or no longer in the league.

fantasy premier league GW1 midfielders

A few player Comments

Aubameyang, Rashford, Jota and Greenwood

These players were the main ones reclassified as midfielders from forwards.  Their point scoring has been adjusted accordingly.  Greenwood is not in the schedule as his underlying stats are poor and his overall minutes per game for the season are low so he didn’t qualify.  He’s one player you’ll just have to take on your own judgement.

Phil Foden

Ignore his position.  His underlying stats are amazing it’s just the season minutes average which seriously drags it down.

Newly promoted players and transfers to the PL

These are not in the schedule.

See Rob Reid’s excellent article on the newly promoted teams

Leeds – no one

WBA – Matheus Pereira 8 goals and 20 assists.  Fixture ease rank 11

Fulham – no one.

No one significant to outline on new players to the Premier League apart from:

Ziyech for Chelsea.  6 goals and 13 assists for Ajax at a goal or assist every 85 minutes which is exceptionally good.


I’ve ordered the players by their underlying stats ranking when I convert their xG and xA over the season into FPL points for goals and assists. That figure is adjusted for the average minutes played over the last season.  Players with current penalty responsibility get that included in their stats.  Those currently without eg Rashford don’t

Stats definitions

Form s/10/5. These are the form rankings for season, for the last 10 gameweeks and the last 5 game weeks. They are the average minutes adjusted rankings once the xG and xA are converted into FPL points. The lower the number the better the ranking.

Av minutes: The average minutes played over the season. Non appearances aren’t counted.

PPM – the fantasy premier league sites points per match.

VFM: A Value for Money calculation by dividing the theoretical season goal and assist points by the players value. The higher the better.

Fixture Ease:  the ranking from our fixture ease article.  See also below

A fixture ease schedule for attacking players

Here’s a graphic where the teams are ranked by the ease of the defences they face over the next 6 gameweeks.

fpl best attacking fixtures


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