fantasy premier league midfielders GW1 – player rankings for midfielders – UPDATED


Here’s our updated fantasy premier league midfielders GW1 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 midfielders GW1 – player rankings for midfielders – UPDATED

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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 midfielders GW1

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 ranking his stats are amazing.  He’s dragged down by average minutes.

Players new to the league or moving teams

Here’s some stats on a few of them



fantasy premier league midfielders GW1

Ziyech is injured and I would be surprised if Rodriguez and Fraser Start.  I think Havertz should start.


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

There’s also the Anytime goalscorer odds (ATGS)

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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