No team is complete without solid midfield, which is also the case for our Fantasy team. While there are numerous exceptional FPL midfielders to pick from, we have to remember our budget is set at £100, meaning, spending it wisely is a very important aspect of any successful fantasy football manager. For that reason, we will start our list with budget midfielders, who might not bring us a lot of points every week, but even consistently providing a couple of points every week goes a long way, especially if we don’t need to break our bank for it.
The best midfielders you should choose for Fantasy EPL
Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5); Aston Villa
Anwar El Ghazi enjoyed a successful loan spell last season and has now made a permanent move to Aston Villa, where he hopes to continue with his impressive performances. Priced at £5.5, Anwar El Ghazi is could be one of the best choices in his price range and a real steal. He surely won’t suffer from any lack of game time this season, making him one of the players worth keeping an eye on and adding to our team.
Ruben Neves (£5.5); Wolverhampton
A perfect midfielder for the low price of £5.5. Not only is he a part of much-improved Wolves, who perform well even against some top teams, the Portuguese is also assigned all direct free kicks, which as we know are something he knows well how to utilize. On top of that, he tends to find himself taking penalty shots, only adding to the value he presents. The only concern we have is Wolves European commitments, which could take a toll on the players and their EPL campaign, nonetheless a solid pick at his price.
Ayoze Perez (£6.5); Leicester
Perez is a real bargain at £6.5, considering he has reached 141 points last season. That impressive feat put him above players such as Rashford, Jota and Maddison. There is no denying he has showcased some incredible talent last season and with his transfer to a stronger club for 2019/20 season, we expect his results to only go up. As mentioned Leicester started playing more attacking football, which at the end of the day only benefits midfielders as well as attackers. And in the case of Perez, he is both.
Wilfried Zaha (£7); Crystal Palace
Zaha finished last season with 10 goals and 11 assists to his name, which was enough to outscore players such as Deulofeu and Rashford with 143 points. It’s hard to ignore the quality of Zaha, who is a threat in any match he appears in. Even some of the biggest European clubs have taken notice of him, and while there were a lot of talks of him moving away from Palace, as it seems Zaha will spend yet another season at the Eagles. With a £7 price tag, Zaha is in our opinion a great pick, especially considering Crystal Palace face off against Sheffield United and Aston Villa in the opening weeks, meaning Zaha could have a very lucrative start.
Sadio Mané (£11.5); Liverpool
Moving to more expensive midfielders, we have got Sadio Mane, who has netted 22 goals last season to which he added three assists. His price compared to last season went up by £2, which is more than justified, not only due to his performances in the EPL, but the African Cup of nations as well. While he was impressive last season, Mane still has some room for improvement, namely his assists tally, which ended at only three. Should he (and we believe he will) improve and produce a couple more assists, Mane could end up as one of the best players of the season. While picking an established great player like does not present any risk/reward factor, we can at least be left assured Mane can and will produce results week after week.
Demarai Gray (£5.5); Leicester
Ending 2018/19 season with only four goals and one assist don’t make Gray a solid pick at a first glance, nonetheless, we need to consider the way Leicester are moving. As it seems the Foxes are setting up a more attacking and aggressive playstyle for the upcoming season, which will benefit Gray as he is expected to play a key role in Rodger’s plan. There is, however, one thing that could harm Gray’s playtime. Since Leicester brought in Perez, Gray’s minutes could take a hit, which is why we consider Demarai Gray as a hit or miss pick.
Ryan Fraser (£7.5); Bournemouth
The £2 million jump in the price for Fraser since last season is more than justifiable and while some look at his price as overinflated, we believe even at £7.5, Fraser is worth a consideration. With 7 goals and 14 assists to his name, the Scotsman has bested even names such as Firmino and Pogba. As it stands now, the 25-year-old does not look like he is slowing down, in fact, Fraser seems to get better with each passing year. Unlike other high priced midfielders, Fraser will not have a lot of competition in Bournemouth making him a great pick event at £7.5.
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