Who are the best FPL midfielders for Gameweek 10?
Four-time top 1k and 5-time top 5k finisher Abdul Rehman uses the Hub's OPTA, Prediction, Comparison and Fixture tools to identify the best Fantasy Premier League budget and premium midfielders for our Gameweek 10 FPL teams.
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Best FPL Midfielders For Gameweek 10
Heung-Min Son (£10.2m) – Spurs
Fixture: Manchester United (H)
Heung-Min Son endured only his third blank of the season last week in a 1-0 defeat to West Ham.
Yet the South Korean had several good chances in Gameweek 9 and looked the most likely source to score for Spurs once again.
Despite Spurs' mediocre start to the season, Son has been impressive with four goals and two assists.
He has registered 12 Shots in the Box, 5 Big Chances and an xG of 3.31. Son has also created 16 Chances with an xA of 1.22.
Tottenham play a very depleted Manchester United side. The Red Devils have conceded 9 goals in their last two, losing to Leicester City and suffering a historic 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.
Ole Gunner Solskjaer's men haven’t been good at the back all season and these last two defeats were not a surprise. They have conceded 15 goals (16th), with an xGC of 13.84 (14th).
With Spurs being at home, they will really fancy themselves in this fixture.
Son is a great option this week despite the tricky fixture on paper. The 29-year-old has been playing well and posting some impressive stats.
He seems the most likely player to score and he has notched three goals and one assist against Man United last season. The winger is also on corners and free kicks.
Mohamed Salah (£12.9m) – Liverpool
Fixture: Brighton (H)
It really feels pointless justifying Mohamed Salah’s inclusion in our FPL teams. This goes for any particular Gameweek this season!
He is undoubtedly the best player in the world at the moment and his underlying numbers have been surreal.
After only 9 games, the Egyptian has 10 goals, 6 assists, and 107 points. He is averaging 11.8 points per game.
Salah also tops every attacking metric – Shots in the Box (32), Shots on Target (23), Big Chances (12), xG (7.96) and xA (4.42).
Liverpool welcome Brighton to Anfield in Gameweek 10. The Seagulls have a strong defence, conceding only 9 goals (4th) with an xGC of 12.2 (8th).
But this Liverpool team have been scarily good from an attacking perspective. I can’t see a good outcome here for Graham Potter’s men.
The Reds are also top for attacking metrics across the board. They have recorded the most goals (27), xG (25.1), Shots in the Box (125), Shots on Target (70) and Big Chances (37).
It's not a surprise that Mohamed Salah is the favourite to score at anytime in Gameweek 10 at 60%.
Liverpool are also second favourites to score 2.5+ goals at 42%.
Phil Foden (£8.1m) – Manchester City
Fixture: Crystal Palace (H)
Phil Foden seems to be having his breakthrough season for Manchester City and has cemented himself firmly in Pep Guardiola’s best 11.
Since his first start in Gameweek 6, he has amassed 3 goals and 2 assists, picking up 34 points in the process. Only Mohamed Salah and Ben Chilwell have scored points more over this period.
Foden has been operating as a false 9 and seems to be relishing this role. The England international has 12 Shots in the Box (3rd), 8 Shots on Target (2nd), an xG of 2.39 (2nd). He has also accrued an xA of 1.57 (5th).
A Manchester City midfielder priced at only £8.1m is already enticing enough. What makes Foden stand out is he will play most games, plays up top and has great underlying numbers to offer phenomenal value.
The Citizens face Crystal Palace (H) in Gameweek 10 and I can’t see anything other than another comfortable victory for City.
Admittedly, the Eagles haven’t been terrible defensively with an xGC of 11.9 (7th).
However, City are second only to Liverpool as the best attacking team in the league. They have scored 20 goals (3rd) with 54 Shots on Target (2nd), 116 Shots in the Box (2nd) and an xG of 19.8 (2nd).
Pep Guardiola's men will score plenty of goals this season and Foden looks their most likely scorer right now.
The bookmakers have him as the third favourite player to score at anytime (47%). They also have Man City as the favourites to score 2.5+ goals (51%).
Our Points Prediction Tool also has Foden at 59% for anytime returns.
Ismaila Sarr (£6.2m) - Watford
Fixture: Southampton (H)
Ismaila Sarr has been Watford’s best player this season. The Senegalese forward has some of the best stats amongst mid-priced midfielders.
He has registered 17 Shots on the Box (1st), 12 Shots on Target (2nd), and an xG of 3.60 (2nd).
Sarr has also created 10 Chances with an xA of 1.45.
He is also a proven Premier League player with nine goals and six assists in 37 games.
Watford play Southampton (H) in Gameweek 10 who have conceded 12 goals and are 11th for xGC (13.2).
The Hornets have been decent going forward and have scored 12 goals (7th). They seem to do well against the lesser teams and have some quality attackers like Sarr and Josh King who can cause problems.
A home fixture against the Saints is one that they will definitely feel confident in, especially after their impressive 5-2 win against Everton.
Sarr is also their best player with the best stats, is absolutely nailed to start and the number one penalty taker. He already has four goals this season.
Mason Mount (£7.5m) – Chelsea
Fixture: Newcastle United (a)
Mason Mount scored a monster haul last Gamweek in their mauling of Norwich. He scored a hattrick and an assist to give him a total of 24 points which takes his total to three goals and three assists for the season.
The English midfielder has managed 7 Shots on Target, with 8 in the Box and an xG of 2.15. He has also created 10 Chances, 5 Big Chances (2nd) and an xA of 2.62 (7th).
Mount also takes corners and free-kicks for Chelsea so offers plenty of attacking threat.
The Blues come up against Newcastle United (a) in Gameweek 10. The Toon have been one of the worst sides in the league. They sit second bottom and have conceded 20 goals (19th) with an xGC of 18.4 (19th).
Chelsea on the other hand have scored 23 goals (2nd) with an xG of 16.6 (4th) and they showed last week just how clinical they could be.
Although that came against Norwich who are the worst defensive side in the league, Newcastle are not far behind them. Therefore, another huge win could well be on the cards.
The London club's fixtures really picked up from Gameweek 7 after a tricky set of matches to open the season.
Thomas Tuchel's side have scored 11 goals (2nd) since then and are reacting positively to the upturn in fixtures.
The bookmakers also rank Chelsea as the third most likely team to score 2.5+ goals (39%) for Gameweek 10 and Mount is at 34% to score anytime.
Our Points Prediction Tool has him as the highest scoring mid-priced midfielder this week (5.1 points) and he is at 54% for anytime returns.
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