Here’s our fantasy premier league midfielders GW29 player rankings article. There’s a table of stats to help and a spreadsheet that can be filtered how you like to help you make a transfer choice
fantasy premier league midfielders GW29 player rankings
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This is the 2nd article in the player rankings series. There’s also defenders and GKs rankings
All the stats are from the free site understat
The ranking is entirely objective and Maths based. I’ve ordered the players by their underlying stats ranking when I convert their xG and xA over the last 10 gameweeks into FPL points for goals and assists. That figure is adjusted for the average minutes played over the last 10 gameweeks.
I’ve then provided a range of different stats to help you choose which player is the best for a transfer in.
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 in the last 10 gameweeks. Non appearances aren’t counted.
PPM – the fantasy premier league sites points per match.
Fixture ease: I have yet to do this but will endeavor to come back to it. This is generally the ranking for attacking players over the next 6 gameweeks from my fixture ease schedule article. The lower the number the better the fixtures
BGW/DGW. This states if they have a DGW29 and a fixture in the blank GW31
ATGS: the anytime goal scorer bookies odds for GW29 for £1 invested.
VFM: A Value for Money calculation by dividing the theoretical season goal and assist points by the players value. The higher the better.
The schedule ranked by midfielders underlying stats over the last 10 gameweeks
Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like.
The schedule is not adjusted for fixtures. There’s no fixture ease article at the moment and no bookies odds for game 2 Man City v Arsenal. 360 minutes in last 10 required.
Players not in the schedule
Son, Redmond and Hudson-Odoi aren’t in the schedule due to injury.
Jorginho is suspended
Walcott, Gundogan and Pereira aren’t in there due to lack of gametime security
A few words on specific players
Remember the ranking is entirely objective. It turns underlying stats by average minutes into theoretical FPL points
People will be surprised on Sterlings rank. The guy is producing phenomenal stats but the issue is that he’s scored 11 goals against an xG of around 13 and has 2 assists against a xA of around 6. Unfortunately being behind on his xG isn’t a new thing but this season so far it’s even more marked.
The opposite is true for De Bruyne. He’s scored 9 goals against an xG of 5 ish. He’s one of the few players who’ve shown he can consistently beat xG. There was also a report that De Bruyne missed the FA Cup match due to a shoulder injury and GW29 is a doubt. Needs monitoring.
Bruno Fernandes stats have been a bit distorted positively by the penalty he’s got so early in his start with Man Utd. It’s made his XG higher than it would be expected to be.
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