fantasy premier league midfielders GW8 – player rankings


Here’s our fantasy premier league midfielders GW8 player rankings article. There’s a table of stats to help and a spreadsheet that can be filtered how you like.

fantasy premier league midfielders GW8 – player rankings

This is the 2nd article in the player rankings series. There’s also defenders and GKs


I’ve picked a selection of midfielders who I think will start GW8 although where there is doubt it is mentioned in the commentary below.

I’ve then looked at their expected goals and assists data in 19/20 so far as well as how it relates to their historical numbers. After that I’ve then adjusted it for their ability to over/underperform, their bonus potential, their average minutes played.

Stats definitions

FFG Proj PPG: The PPG going forward using the above methodology adjusted for minutes played and upcoming fixtures

FPL PPM 19/20: The points per match from the fantasy premier league website for 18/19

Rank form: Their ranking in my current form table for the position. See also below

Av minutes: The average minutes played per match to date. Non appearances aren’t counted.

Consistency %: the % of starts where the player has scored a goal or assist. Only appearance of 45 mins or more count

Fixture ease: this is ranking for attacking players from my fixture ease schedule article. See also below

ATGS GW8: the anytime goal scorer bookies odds for GW8 for £1 invested.

The schedule ranked by projected points per match

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 ranked by my projected points over 6 gameweeks.

fantasy premier league midfielders GW8

A few warnings

De Bruyne looks a significant doubt for GW8

Pep Guardiola on Kevin De Bruyne: “De Bruyne’s injury is not serious. Today he could not play. We will see for next Sunday but right now I don’t know whether he will play this weekend. After the international break, he will be fit.”

Bernardo Silva has been charged over his tweet Mendy.  He has until October 9 to respond though which I assume there’s no problem playing this week but after that he could be banned for a decent period.

I found it impossible to assess McGinn and Harry Wilson before they’ve played a few more games so you have to take a view from watching them.

I’m assuming Martial won’t be fit.

The form table

This is taken from my form article and it allows you to see their current level of xG/xA

Fixture ease

Here’s our fixture ease schedule for attacking players where the teams are ranked by the ease of defences they face over the next 6 games

 fantasy premier league midfielders GW8

Other posts

Andrew Whitfield on FPL patience

fixture ease schedule

The bandwagons and sinking ships

Analysing the teams of 10 top FPL managers

Early thoughts on the FFGeek team

Underlying stats form tables

FFGeek captain poll

GW8 defender rankings

FFGeek contributors teams part 1

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2 thoughts on “fantasy premier league midfielders GW8 – player rankings”

  1. I’m going to ride it out. It depends who you have to come in and their fixtures I guess but I’m hoping Guendouzi might deliver at home to Bournemouth. I have Salah, Yarmalenko and Mount already.

    My main issue is who would come in, whether they coukd guarantee points and if it would be worth losing the value I’ve built up in kdb

    Who would you have;
    – Man City is a midfield lottery and I dont think they’ll have it all their own way against Wolves
    – I can’t afford Mane
    – Spurs / Man Utd are a shambles
    – Pepe potentially but hasn’t really delivered, and I’d rather Auba
    – Leicester and Everton with tricky away games

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