fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW6 – player rankings


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Here’s our fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW6 article in our player rankings series. There’s a table of stats to help you make a transfer choice and some explanatory narrative afterwards including their fixtures

fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW6 – player rankings





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

Methodology

I’ve started with a selection of midfielders that I think will start GW6 and have some longevity in the team.

I’ve then taken their expected goals and assist information from 17/18 and converted it into projected points through adjustments for minutes played bonus and fixtures. There’s also adjustments for any specific relevant 18/19 factors. For fixtures I’ve increased the view to 6 games.

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

We are obviously only 5 gameweeks in so it’s inevitable that the large basis of information is based on last seasons stats

Stats definitions

Pts per 90: the FPL points earned per 90 minutes played in 17/18

Fixture ease ranking so you can see who has the best fixtures from GW6-11 and GW6-8. See our fixture ease article

Underlying stats ranking is from our end of season underlying stats article where projected goals are turned into raw points. It’s their rank in relation to each other not for every midfielder. Info from the excellent free site understat.com article

VFM rank. I have divided their projected points by their price to get a rough value for money assessment

ATGS GW6 – 1 bookies anytime goalscoring odds for the player. It assumes they start and doesn’t include assist potential

The comments are a little short but with 18 midfielders I would be doing it all day unless that was the case.

The schedule





fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW6

Salah

Salah despite the negativity and lower returns, Salah is posting even better underlying stats than last season.  Can’t be written off yet.

Southampton (H)
Chelsea (A)
Man City (H)
Huddersfield (A)
Cardiff (H)
Arsenal (A)

Hazard

Not so great underlying stats are meaningless to Hazard.  He outperforms them every time.  Also has pens and a very attacking manager who doesn’t want him to defend any more.

West Ham (A)
Liverpool (H)
Southampton (A)
Man Utd (H)
Burnley (A)
Crystal Palace (H)

D Silva

Silva is probably the least rotatable mid for City with De Bruyne being injured.  Has added the ability to get into the box to his ability to create chances

Cardiff (A)
Brighton (H)
Liverpool (A)
Burnley (H)
Spurs (A)
Southampton (H)

Mane

Like Salah negativity surrounds him but he continues to produce returns and underlying stats even above last seasons level.

Southampton (H)
Chelsea (A)
Man City (H)
Huddersfield (A)
Cardiff (H)
Arsenal (A)

Fraser

Fraser when you analyse his position as an attacking midfielder (as opposed to the different positions Howe put him in) this and last season has seen very good underlying stats and couple that with good fixtures is the reason for his high ranking.

Burnley (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Watford (A)
Southampton (H)
Fulham (A)
Man Utd (H)

Schurrle

Schurrle also has been posting good underlying stats and in particular his shot volumes are high.  It’s hard to judge him when his last season in the PL was some years ago with Chelsea but the numbers he’s posting seem sustainable (famous last words)

Watford (H)
Everton (A)
Arsenal (H)
Cardiff (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Huddersfield (A)

Pogba

Pogba like the rest of the United players hasn’t been producing like last season although his last outing was an improvement.  Man Utd do have good fixtures though which is the attraction.

Wolves (H)
West Ham (A)
Newcastle (H)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Bournemouth (A)

Sterling

Sterlings only limitations are the price and the inevitable Pep rotation which will see games missed or on the bench.

Cardiff (A)
Brighton (H)
Liverpool (A)
Burnley (H)
Spurs (A)
Southampton (H)

Sanchez

Sanchez is been a poor imitation of previous years.  Fixtures are the only attraction

Wolves (H)
West Ham (A)
Newcastle (H)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Bournemouth (A)

Eriksen

Like Sanchez a poor imitation of last year.  Has set pieces as a platform for improvement and reasonable fixtures

Brighton (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Cardiff (H)
West Ham (A)
Man City (H)
Wolves (A)

Lingard

Constantly being subbed around 70 minutes and also at a level way below last year are the issues for Lingard.  Good fixtures are the positive.

Wolves (H)
West Ham (A)
Newcastle (H)
Chelsea (A)
Everton (H)
Bournemouth (A)

Richarlison

Has Richarlison removed that inability to finish off chances that plagued him last season.  What you think of that is the key to your view of him.  2 games effectively isn’t enough to dispel it for me yet.

Arsenal (A)
Fulham (H)
Leicester (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Man Utd (A)

Moura

2 good games 3 ordinary ones.  Does play striker and does have good fixtures.  Son and Lamela represent gametime risk though

Brighton (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Cardiff (H)
West Ham (A)
Man City (H)
Wolves (A)

Ramsey

Ramsey despite playing CAM has just been very poor this season.  All about history and fixtures

Everton (H)
Watford (H)
Fulham (A)
Leicester (H)
Crystal Palace (A)
Liverpool (H)

Walcott

Walcott has been living off one decent game v Southampton.  Apart from that he’s been very ordinary

Arsenal (A)
Fulham (H)
Leicester (A)
Crystal Palace (H)
Man Utd (A)

Pereyra

Pereyra has had a couple of good games and 3 ordinary ones.  The jury is still out as to whether he can perform adequately

Fulham (A)
Arsenal (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Wolves (A)
Huddersfield (H)
Newcastle (A)

Ozil

Ozil has been terrible with little to nil attacking output so far this season.  His goal last week was virtually the only thing he did. Not even creating chances.

Everton (H)
Watford (H)
Fulham (A)
Leicester (H)
Crystal Palace (A)
Liverpool (H)

Maddison

Maddison has had 2 very good games in GW4 and GW5 although they followed 3 pretty ordinary ones with little attacking output.  Plays CAM and is easy on the eye but needs to show the last 2 games are the continuing Maddison.  Has the fixtures to do it.

Huddersfield (H)
Newcastle (A)
Everton (H)
Arsenal (A)
West Ham (H)
Cardiff (A)

See also Alex Ball’s wildcard,  bandwagons and sinking ships article, 10 top FPL managers article,  underlying stats GW5 article, the early thoughts on the FFGeek team article and the fixture ease article

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3 thoughts on “fantasy premier league tips midfielders GW6 – player rankings”

  1. Ederson (Button)
    Mendy, Alonso, TAA, AWB (Bennett)
    Salah, Mane, Hazard, Neves (Stephens)
    Aguero, Wilson (Kamara)
    Got 2 free transfers and $0 in the bank. Currently thinking a big downgrade of Mane/Salah and upgrading Neves and Stephens to Moura and Maddison to get more balance in the side. If I go with Mane it leaves me with $0.4m and Salah leaves me with $3.5m so I can get in Ings/Fraser/Milner next week. Thoughts? Also, what are the chances Salah misses v Southampton? Played in the UCL…

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