Here’s our fantasy premier league midfielders GW2 article where we give our midfield player rankings for GW2. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest
fantasy premier league midfielders GW2 – player rankings for midfielders
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Important note before going further
As I did for the defender player rankings I’ve used last years stats to rank the players and provide PPMs but updated them depending on events that happened in GW1. I’ve added lastest anytime goal scorer and fixture ease stats. It will be 6 gameweeks before I move to totally 20/21 stats.
Player values are as of Wednesday the 16th
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.
New players to the league
Here I’ve used their previous clubs stats but not tried to turn those into premier league stats.
It will be 6 gameweeks before I move to totally 20/21 stats
Players to think of as transfer prospects for GW2
Salah, Fernandes and Rashford stand out as 3 players with good underlying stats, value for money, good next fixture ad reasonable fixtures ahead. The Chelsea defence was fooling no one v Brighton.
Rodriguez is another player in that category albeit his underlying stats are for Real and Bayern. However 3 shots and 5 key passes was a good start to life at Everton as is a game against WBA.
A word on a few other players
I’ve said before how fantastic Foden underlying stats are but are dragged down by his average minutes. GW2 v Wolves should be a full strength City side so it will be a good pointer as to his and Mahrez’s for that matter, gametime prospects
Surprisingly took the penalty vs Brighton. At £5.0m he may work as a 5th midfielder for those duties alone. Chelsea’s new attacking lineup should earn a reasonable amount of penalties
The Wolves £5.5m midfielder played as Jimenez’s partner and although quiet there is potential to there. Only as a monitor with Man City next though
£4.5m 5th midfielders for your FPL bench
Bissouma and Alzate both started for Brighton. Bissouma is a CDM but Alzate has more attacking potential. Needs monitoring though as Potter does change his team alot and Gross is competition.
Reed and Romeu are both classic CDMs who started. Mendy for Leicester started but only as Ndidi went to CB so he is just temporary. McCarthy for Palace started but he’s also just a CDM and a bit in and out of the side. Smallbone for Southampton started but I expect he will be replaced when Armstrong is fit.
So the only safe £4.5m mids seem to be CDMs Bissouma, Reed and Romeu which is a shame.
The step up to £5.0m Soucek and Jorginho seems worth it
A fixture ease schedule for attacking players