fantasy premier league midfielders GW18 – player rankings for midfielders


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Here’s our fantasy premier league midfielders GW18 article where we give our midfield player rankings for GW18. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest

fantasy premier league midfielders GW18 – player rankings for midfielders

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Important note before going further

The first schedule ranks players by their NON penalty underlying stats and expected assists converted to FPL points in GW1-17 . Those who have taken penalties or are expected to be the penalty taker have an * next to their name

The form gives their ranking from the season/last 10 gameweeks/ last 5 gameweeks

The BGW/DGW column shows whether they have either in 18 and 19.

Then there’s there fixture ease ranking  and then there value for money rating.

The 2nd schedule shows their xG90 (expected goals) and xA90 (expected assists) plus their shots per 90 and key passes per 90 and their average minutes played (when they appear) over the season.

There’s no anytime goalscorer odds at the minute.

I’ve already posted the defender rankings 

Player values are as of Friday 8 January

The schedule ranked by midfielders NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-17 

Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like.  600 mins needed to qualify.  Stats are from the free site understat.com




fantasy premier league midfielders GW18

 

fantasy premier league midfielders GW18




A few players worth commenting on

Players not in the schedule

El Ghazi of Villa is the main player who hasn’t made the minutes cut off but was 9th in the last 10 gameweeks on a 53 minute average and was 2nd in the last 5 gameweeks.  How sustainable that is remains to be seen.  He also has penalty duties.  The minutes cut off is around 40% of minutes possible.

Trezeguet would have been 11th but he’s injured

A few other players who missed the cut Maddison 39th, Havertz 48th, Ward Prowse 54th

Foden didn’t make the minutes cut off for the season or the last 10 gameweeks.

De Bruyne

Absolutely smashing the stats.  That’s without taking into account penalties or the fact that he’s having a bad finishing year when he normally over performs xG

Mane/Salah

Both have seem their stats drop off in the last 10 and last 5.  How significant it is remains to be seen.



Saka

Putting up fantastic stats over the season, last 10 and last 5.

Mahrez

In 9th position on an average of 70 minutes.  If only we could be certain he would play.  Not started any of the last 4 and only came on as a sub in 2.  Starting in the FA Cup would be a bad sign.

Raphina/Harrison

Both putting up good stats.  Despite being lower in the rankings Raphina’s higher volumes probably swing it to him for me

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

fantasy premier league fixture difficulty GW18

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