Here’s our fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW34 article in our player rankings series. There’s a table of stats to help you make your transfer choice.
fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW34 – 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 who have fixtures and I think will start in GW34 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.
There is no adjustment for upcoming fixture strength as the relevant fixtures depends on your chip situation.
PP90 mins adjusted: I’ve taken their Points per 90 and adjusted them for average minutes played in the last 10 games.
FFG Proj PPG: The PPG going forward using the above methodology adjusted for minutes played
Consistency: the % of starts where the player has scored a goal or assist. Only appearance of 45 mins or more count
Average mins last 10: The average minutes played when starting in the last 10 gameweeks
ATGS odds – 1 bookies anytime goalscoring odds for the player. It assumes they start and doesn’t include assist potential. There are no odds for game 2.
Form ranking: See my form article. These are their rankings among midfielders for the last 10 and 5 gameweeks. NA means they didn’t play enough minutes to qualify.
Player values are as of 11 April
Here’s a link to the google spreadsheet if you want to copy it and make any adjustments or filter a particular way
The players are ranked on their ongoing FFGeek points per game assessment. The FFG projection includes an adjustment for fixture difficulty to the end of the season. See my fixture ease article
A few players with injury doubts
Alli, Bernardo and Deulofeu need monitoring
A few players where the FFG projection is very different to the PP90
Salah is producing underlying stats and executing them at a rate well below what he should be doing.
A similar story for Alli although he also gets a fixture boost.
Mkhitaryan’s stats are very good and he gets a fixture boost. If only his minutes were reliable.
Babel has been producing incredible underlying stats but not particularly executing them. He is on a slight down trend though
Hazard is mainly about poor fixtures coming up.
Who ticks all the boxes?
Aside from my projections in my mind you would ideally want a player who:
averages 80 minutes
has 50% plus consistency for a premium player and 40% plus for a cheaper player
good form over the last 10 and 5 matches and has a DGW34/35.
The only player who ticks all those boxes is Eriksen.
There are a DGW few players who only fail 1.
Sterling on minutes
Pogba on last 5 form
Bernardo Silva on minutes
That’s it hope you found it helpful
Official FPL fixture schedule
There’s also Andrew Ferguson’s wildcard draft team. He finished with an OR of 715 last season
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