fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW26 – player rankings


Here’s our fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW26 article in our player rankings series. There’s a table of stats to help you make your transfer choice.

fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW26 – player rankings

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


I’ve generally started with a selection of midfielders that I think will start GW26 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. Pen (2) means they are 2nd in line for penalties.

BGW/DGW: This indicates whether they have a confirmed game in a blank gameweek or they have a confirmed double gameweek. See out blanks and doubles articles

PP90 mins adjusted: I’ve taken their Points per 90 for my projected minutes over the next 6.

FFG Proj PPG next 6: The PPG for the next 6 resulting from my analysis as outlined above.

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

Projected Mins: I’ve made an assessment on projected minutes for the next 6 based on the season so far.

Fixture ease ranking so you can see who has the best fixtures from GW26-30 and GW26-28. 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

SH90 and KP90 – shots and key passes per 90 minutes played. Also from understat

ATGS odds – 1 bookies anytime goalscoring odds for the player. It assumes they start and doesn’t include assist potential.

A quick note re upcoming blank and double gameweeks

See my latest article of talking generally about the upcoming potential blank and double gameweeks and the latest article monitoring the potential blanks in GW31 and GW33

It’s important to note that in the schedule below Game BGW means they HAVE a game in what will be the blank weeks on BGW31 and BGW33. No game BGW27 means they DONT have a game in that EFL final gameweek

The schedule

The schedule ranks players by the FFG projected PPG over the next 5 games.  I’ve only gone to GW30 as things will change at GW31.  This will be a blank week for the FA Cup quarters.

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.

The table doesn’t include stats from the Everton v Man City game

fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW26

The players with no game in GW27, those being , Man City, Everton, Chelsea and Brighton have built into their projected point’s the fact that they play 1 game less over the 5 games.

The official FPL fixture schedule

 fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW26

See the popular transfers in and out in our bandwagons and sinking ships article

If you want to see how any players performed over the season see our cumulative underlying stats article or if just for GW25 see our GW25 review article

Also see our fixture ease article for players with the best upcoming fixtures

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