fantasy premier league midfielders GW26 – player rankings for midfielders


Here’s our fantasy premier league midfielders GW26 article where we give our midfield player rankings for GW26. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest

fantasy premier league midfielders GW26 – 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 GW1-24 . 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.  I’ve put them in seperate columns so they are sortable

There’s no fixture ease ranking due to the changes in DGW26.  I do say whether they have a potential DGW BGW.  As I write this the fixtures have yet to be announced.

The value for money VFM ratio is the total expected points from their underlying stats divided by their price

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 also no anytime goalscorer odds as there are none for the 2nd game.

I’ve already posted the defender rankings  and you can see GW19 attacking defender rankings

Player values and PPMs are as of Wednesday 24  February .

The schedule ranked by Midfielders NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-25 

Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like.  800 mins needed to qualify.  Underlying Stats are from the free site

fantasy premier league midfielders GW26


fantasy premier league midfielders GW26

A few comments

Players not in the schedule

Their rankings are in brackets

Players not in the schedule due to injury are:

Zaha (10)  Grealish and Maddison are doubts but I’ve included them

Players not in there due to gametime risk:

Trezeguet (21), Pulisic (26)

Players who didn’t make the minutes threshold but appeared reasonably high in the last 10 or last 5:

Loftus Cheek 16th in the last 10 and 19th in the last 5

Lingard 26th in the last 10

Pereira WBA 11th in last 5, Fraser 12th Gross 15th and MacAllister 16th all last 5


Very good underlying stats.  Mane usually over performs but is currently significantly under performing.  Could be a sign that improvement of returns is coming.

Grealish, Son, Rashford and James Rodriguez

Underlying stats have deteriorated over the last 10 gameweeks quite significantly compared to season stats

Maddison, Barnes, Gundogan, Aubameyang and Foden

Underlying stats have improved over the last 10 gameweeks quite significantly compared to season stats

Fixture Ease

Here’s a schedule ranking their fixtures over the next 5 gameweeks by the ease of the defences they face

fantasy premier league fixture difficulty GW26

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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league midfielders GW26 – player rankings for midfielders”

  1. Hi Geek,
    My Kane v Sterling dilemma!
    What are the underlying stats for Sterling? Not seeing his named mentioned much this week but, in his last 6 games he has 4 goals and 2 assists. He could have scored a hat trick against Ars too at the weekend. I know he is at massive risk of Pep roulette but two good home games coming up in GW26 suggest he should be one to watched?
    And I don’t get the clamour over Kane. Spurs are out of form, slipping down the table, with Burnley next, who are not giving much away at the moment, and then a revitalised Fulham after that. I just can’t see Kane, or Spurs, doing too much damage this GW.
    It’s a really hard call to know whether to stick with Sterling or swap for Kane. My hat is on Sterling at the mo but I want to protect my ranking and fear missing out if he doesn’t play both games and Kano finds his scoring touch.
    Any of your expert thoughts would be much appreciated.

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