fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW18 – player rankings


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Here’s our fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW18 article in our player rankings series. There’s a table of stats to help you make your transfer choice.

fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW18 – player rankings





This is the 2nd article in our player rankings series. See the defender and GK player rankings article.

Methodology

I’ve generally started with a selection of midfielders that I think will start GW18 and have some longevity in the team.

I’ve then looked at their expected goals and assists data in 18/19 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 fixtures over the next 6 and any specific 18/19 factors and numbers. This is very different to my recent underlying stats article which took this seasons underlying stats adjusting it only for the average minutes played in the last 4 games

Whether you believe the rankings or not there’s plenty of information to make your own decision

Stats definitions

SP/Pen: indicates whether the player has some set piece representation or penalty responsibility

Pts per 90: the FPL points earned per 90 minutes played in 18/19

Consistency: the % of starts where the player has scored a goal or assist. Sub appearances are ignored.

Mins last 4: average minutes of the last 4 matches. Generally I count sub appearances or rotation but not injury absences although there is some discretion there.

Fixture ease ranking so you can see who has the best fixtures from GW18-23 and GW18-20. See our fixture ease article

xG90/xA 90 – their expected goals and expected assists per 90 minutes played. An xG90 of 0.3 would imply a 30% chance of scoring every 90 minutes based on an average premier league player. I’ve taken them from the excellent free site understat.com

SH90 and KP90 – shots and key passes per 90 minutes played. I’ve taken this from the excellent free site whoscored.com

ATGS odds – 1 bookies anytime goalscoring odds for the player. It assumes they start and doesn’t include assist potential. The odds aren’t available as I write this on Wednesday 19 December.

Player values are as of Wednesday 19 December.

The schedule

The schedule ranks players by expected FPL points over the next 6 games.

If difficult to read you can copy and paste it by using this link to the google spreadsheet. The spreadsheet should be easy to sort into the various columns as I’ve separated them out apart from the consistency fractions.



 fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW18

See also our fixture ease article as well as who the 10 top managers I follow have in their team.  See also last season 715 OR finisher Andrew Ferguson’s team

Also see who the popular defenders are for transfers in with our bandwagons and sinking shipsarticle

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