fantasy premier league midfielders GW9 – player rankings for midfielders


Here’s our fantasy premier league midfielders GW9 article where we give our midfield player rankings for GW9. There’s a table of information and discussion on some players of interest

fantasy premier league midfielders GW9 – 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 GW1-8 to date. Those who have taken penalties or are expected to be the penalty taker have an * next to their name

Then there’s there fixture ease ranking  their average minutes in the first 8 gameweeks plus their value for money factor and their anytime goalscoring odds

The 2nd schedule shows their xG90 and xA90

I’ve already posted the defender rankings and best attacking defenders rankings

Player values are as of Wednesday 18 November

The schedule ranked by midfielders NON penalty underlying stats over GW1-8  

Here is the link to the google spreadsheet. You can go to file>make a copy and then sort it how you like.  300 mins needed to qualify

fantasy premier league midfielders GW9


fantasy premier league midfielders GW9

A few players worth commenting on

Players not in the schedule

Salah, Trossard and Rashford would have made the schedule but I’ve not included them due to injury/Covid gametime risk.  I also didn’t include Foden due to gametime risk and Barnes as he was a sub in GW8.

Aubameyang, Havertz and  Ward Prowse didn’t make the schedule due to their stats being poor.  Havertz’s in particular are very poor.  He’s also a Covid doubt.

Ziyech isn’t in there as he hasn’t made the 300 minutes.  His stats in the 2 games are off the charts.

Grealish and Barkley

A reasonable fixture run coming up and a good entry point. Grealish is in the form of his life but way ahead of last season is the warning.  Barkley is also posting good stats and held back a little by the average minutes.

Fornals and Bowen

A good entry point at Sheffield.  Fornals volumes are terrible and Bowen’s just about ok.   It could just be the tricky fixtures for Bowen as he was a little better last season but Fornals definitely is a low volume player.


The fixtures turn badly now and it’s whether you believe he can overcome this as well as a downturn in his recent volum


His 2017/18 season is the only 1 that looks remotely like this one so far although he is playing as a forward.  The fixtures are very good.  Milivojevic’s 2 game ban gives him pens for a while longer.

Man City

Everyone is really performing below par but with the fixtures turning in GW10 De Bruyne or Sterling become a captain option surely

Bruno Fernandes

Underlying stats are ordinary but a captain favourite v WBA in GW9.

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 GW9

Other posts

Rob Reid’s wildcard

10 top FPL managers teams

Andrew Whitfields wildcard

Ben Wooton and Rob Cosgroves wildcards

Sergio’s Wildcard plus Andrew P and Kev’s teams

Fixture difficulty schdeule

Early thoughts on the FFGeek team

The 1st IB FFGeek Podcast

The 2nd IB FFGeek Podcast

Updated wildcards from Andrew W and Rob Reid

Defender player rankings

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1 thought on “fantasy premier league midfielders GW9 – player rankings for midfielders”

  1. Hi Geek, what I will say about Bruno is that he is the type of player who will always overperform his stats. Since he has joined United, when he has gotten a good chance he has put it away 9 times out of 10. And his passing is elite…

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