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