fantasy premier league midfielder tips – midfielders above £7.5m


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Here’s our fantasy premier league midfielder tips for GW13.  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 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 bandwagons transfers this week.

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




 fantasy premier league midfielder tips

SALAH

The Liverpool RW  continued his sensational form with 2 goals against Southampton at the weekend to make it 9 goals and 3 assists in his 11 starts plus 1 sub appearance. He’s also returned a goal or assist in 8 of those 11 starts which is a phenomenal consistency rate.  He has also has that rare combination of explosiveness and consistency with 5 of his 11 starts resulting in double figure FPL points.

His underlying stats match that consistency and he’s turned up good goal threat numbers in a high percentage of matches.

He plays in a very advanced position on the right.   The only negative is that Chelsea as an entry point fixture could be better.  However he could be extra motivated against his old club.

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

SANE

With City the first thing you always need to address is gametime and Sane was home watching City’s UCL match on TV on Tuesday.  That even in Pep’s unpredictable world surely makes him a nailed on starter at the weekend.  Width seems to be a crucial part of Pep’s game plan and in the absence of Mendy Sane is there to provide that width on the left.  That’s another tick to add to the Sane gametime list and he’s now started in the last 7 PL games.

 An assist in the 2-0 win over Leicester continued his great form this season and his returns per minute are nothing short of mind boggling.

 One of his attractions is that’s he’s multi functional and can assist and score.  That’s shown in his 6 goals and 6 assists in his 8 starts plus 4 sub appearances.

 Overall his underlying stats are excellent.  However he isn’t adverse to a quiet game.  In fact I would say that in half the games he hasn’t reached either the goal threat or assist threat level in underlying stats terms that you would want.   The last 3 games have shown very poor goal threat numbers although he did score against WBA.  I haven’t looked long enough to see if this is related to his very wide positioning but it would make sense

However despite the jibber jabber above a game against Huddersfield really is a great time to transfer him in

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

STERLING

So while Sane had his feet up for the UCL Sterling played 90 minutes.  That surely has to put him at grave risk of missing out at the weekend.  Especially as Bernardo now seems integrated into the team

 He blanked at the weekend against Leicester making it 7 goals and 3 assists in 7 starts plus 3 sub appearances  which is still pretty sensational stuff.   He has been consistent returning a goal or assist  in 5 of those 7 starts and even in 2 of the sub appearances

His underlying stats overall are fantastic although the last 2 games he’s been incredibly quiet which is a concern

What he does have is an ability to find the right time to tap the ball in to the net from the 6 yard box from his left or right sided virtual forward role

Like any of Pep’s players will be rotated as Pep looks like he wants to win everything

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

A SANCHEZ

Despite a fantastic performance and goal in the derby match at the weekend overall his tally of 2 goals and 3 assists in 7 starts plus 2 sub appearances at an FPL point every 17 minutes is bitterly disappointing for the price.

 His underlying stats now look good after he had multiple chances on the weekend.  He’s also playing with Ozil behind Lacazette which gives him a more central position to do damage.

The Spurs game should be the turning point after 2 very disappointing blanks prior to that.  However even with that the price is just ridiculous

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

Pogba

It’s hard to say enough good things about his performance against Newcastle and the positive effect his box to box energy had on the team.  His goal typified everything good about him.  I was sceptical about him being able to produce from the CM position but the underlying stats totally back up a strong goal threat.  It’s now a sensational 3 goals and 4 assists in 5 starts only banking in 1.

What’s more his underlying stats show a good goal threat in every game except maybe 1

Great entry point fixture.  Minutes while recovering from the injury could be an issue but once that’s resolved he will be a consistent 90 minuter

Brighton (H)
Watford (A)
Arsenal (A)
Man City (H)
Bournemouth (H)
West Brom (A)




HAZARD

 Practically playing as Morata’s strike partner, we finally saw the real Hazard with 2 goals and an assist against WBA.  It’s now  a more respectable 3 goals and 2 assists in 7 starts and 3 sub appearances.

Overall his underlying stats are poor but the last 3 games have seen some decent numbers and with the fixtures to come after the Liverpool game surely we will be seeing the real Hazard.  He himself has said the injury recovery has been the reason for his poor form

Has the rare midfield attraction of penalties.

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

Martial

4 starts and 7 sub appearances where he’s averaged 16 minutes have seen 5 goals and 2 assists.  His returns per minutes played are incredible.  However he’s only once started 2 consecutive games and that gametime and the ability to translate starts into his limited minutes form is the caveat.  He may also be a sub magnet given the alternatives in the Man Utd team.  However if you’re going to roll the dice home to Brighton is a good time to do so

Brighton (H)
Watford (A)
Arsenal (A)
Man City (H)
Bournemouth (H)
West Brom (A)

Alli

It’s hard to say anything positive about Spurs or Alli after the loss to Arsenal but the positive is the fixtures to come

 Alli playing as a virtual striker should be performing better than he is. 3 goals and 2 assists in 11 games and 3 returning games in the last 8 is just not on.

His underlying stats though aren’t too bad and not hugely different than his 18 goal and 7 assist season last. The difference is the last 2 seasons he’s over performed his underlying stats, so far this season he’s under performing them.

West Brom (H)
Leicester (A)
Watford (A)
Stoke (H)
Brighton (H)
Man City (A)

Mane

Another player in the Liverpool front 3 with an excellent 3 goals and 2 assists in 6 starts excluding the Man City game sending off.   These figures are backed up by good underlying stats.

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

COUTINHO

With Mane fit Coutinho should play in the midfield 3 of a 4-3-3.

That certainly didn’t limit him against Southampton as he produced a goal and assist on the back of some excellent underlying stats.

 His returns to date are excellent with 3 goals and 2 assists in 6 games played.  He will also have primary set piece responsibility.

 His underlying stats are pretty ordinary though although he has shown an ability to out perform them in the past. They are still someway off last season in goal threat terms though.

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

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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league midfielder tips – midfielders above £7.5m”

  1. Great article again geek. What do you think to Hazard, is he worth his price tag with these excellent fixtures coming up? So this is my current team:
    Pope, Elliot
    Azpi, Bailly, Jones, Moreno, Fernandez
    Salah, Sane, Richarlison, Gross, Loftus
    Kane, Morata, Niasse

    OR 500k (so not great) but TV 100.1 with 3.7 itb

    I’m thinking of doing Gross and Bailly to Hazard and Daniels next week for a Chelsea treble. What do you think to that? Has anyone got any better suggestions? The only other thing I considered was Alonso and Pogba but with the poor United fixtures in 15/16 feel like Hazard and Daniels is a better pick right now. Thank you for the help.

    • I think your team is looking good. Hazard would add more value to your team. He has pen and his position is close to a striker. It can justify his price.

      How about Niasse? I have just bought early this week for -4 and now 2 GW ban. Decide to keep him in my bench with a pain.

      • Okay great thank you. I’m just going to keep Niasse on the bench. Not too fussed about his ban, needed him regardless to open up the funds for everyone else!

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