Who are the best FPL midfielders for Gameweek 7? 4-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 7 FPL teams.
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Heung-Min Son (£10.0m) – Spurs
Fixture: Aston Villa (H)
Son has had a good start to the season, scoring three goals in five starts for Spurs. Considering they have only scored four goals, this is pretty impressive and shows he is the one hogging the points at Spurs right now. He has 7 Shots in the Box, 2 Big Chances and an xG of 1.80. He has also created 7 Chances with an xA of 0.62.
Spurs welcome Aston Villa to the London Stadium in Gameweek 7 who have been decent at the back this season. They have only conceded 54 Shots in the Box (15th), 19 Shots on Target (3rd) and an xGC on 7.2 (7th).
The North London club have actually been one of the worst attacking sides in the league so far. They have only scored four goals with an xG of 5.9 (18th). However, the South Korean has shown over his career to be a lethal finisher and doesn’t need many chances to score. He always scores more than his xG and he seems to be the most likely source of points from Spurs at the moment.
Heung-Min Son is also on corners and some free kicks so has many avenues to points. With 24 assists in his last two seasons, we know he can assist as well as score.
Furthermore, Son is ranked as the highest predicted scorer (6.2) amongst midfielders according to our Prediction Tool for Gameweek 7. He is also ranked at 41% score anytime which is first among midfielders.
Mason Greenwood (£7.7m) – Manchester United
Fixture: Everton (H)
After returning in his first four games for Manchester United this season, Mason Greenwood has blanked in his last two. His stats have still been good though. Although he overperformed in his first three games with three goals, he should still score well relative to his price.
He has 14 Shots in the Box (5th), 8 Shots on Target (4th) and an xG of 1.78. He has also created 10 Chances with an xA of 1.24.
In Gameweek 7, Manchester United face Everton at home. Rafa Benitez’s men have actually been putting up some good defensive stats. They have only conceded 35 Shots in the Box (3rd), 21 Shots on Target (4th) and an xGC of 6.1 (3rd).
Man United have scored 13 goals (2nd), with 71 Shots in the Box and an xG of 12.4 (3rd) this season, having some of the best attacking stats in the league. Therefore I don’t see this as a bad game for their attacking assets. They will score against most teams.
Greenwood also seems to have established himself as a first-team starter for Ole Gunner Solsjkaer, which makes him a great option at his price. He is also taking corners now which will always help with assists.
Mason ranks third for most predicted points (5.4) amongst midfielders for Gameweek 7 according to our Points Prediction Tool and he's at 37% to score anytime (second for midfielders). Also according to the bookmakers, the Red Devils are the second favourites to score 2.5+ goals (35%) this gameweek.
Raphinha (£6.5m) – Leeds United
Fixture: Watford (H)
Raphinha seems to be getting into his stride this season, and has now scored three goals in his first six games. At £6.5m, that's fantastic value. The encouraging and frustrating thing for owners is that he should have a lot more attacking returns.
He has 19 Shots, 7 Shots on Target, 5 Shots in the Box with an xG of 1.83 while also creating 13 Chances, 2 Big Chances and an xA of 1.58. He will no doubt get some big hauls this season.
Leeds United have one of the best fixtures this week as they take on Watford at home. In fact, even our Fixture Ticker ranks them in the top three for attack for Gameweek 7. The Hornets have conceded 9 goals (16th) with 47 Shots in the Box, 14 Big Chances (17th) and an xGC of 10.1 (16th).
Marco Bielsa’s men haven’t been at full throttle this season and have struggled a bit. They have only scored 5 goals (17th), although their xG is 7.4 (10th). However, what is clear is that they haven’t changed their style of play and they have their most favourable fixture to date. Regardless of them not being at their best I think they will have more than enough to score a few here.
Due to his goal and assist threat, coupled with his good fixture, Raphinha is actually first among midfielders for anytime returns (62%) for Gameweek 7 according to our Points Prediction Tool.
Said Benrahma (£6.5m) – West Ham United
Fixture: Brentford (H)
Said Benrahma has been a great option this season. He has three goals and two assists in his first six games and sits as the second-highest scoring midfielder. He has 5 Shots in the Box, 6 Shots on Target and an xG of 1.68 while also creating 10 Chances and, 3 Big Chances and an xA of 1.83.
West Ham play Brentford at home in Gameweek 7. The newly promoted side have been very impressive so far, especially at the back. They have only conceded 39 Shots in the Box (5th), 9 Big Chances (4th) and an xGC of 6.5 (4th). The Bee's had a fairly kind run of games up until last gameweek when they played Liverpool and conceded three goals.
With how good the Hammers attack has been this season, I think there could also be some goals in this one too. They have scored 13 goals (2nd) with 60 Shots in the Box (4th), 34 Shots on Target (3rd) and an xG of 11.7 (4th) which puts them in the top five overall.
Benrahma has been great value at a starting price of only £6.0m. He has risen by £0.5m due to his stellar displays and has linked up really with Michail Antonio (£7.9m). I think West Ham’s attack will be too strong for Brentford’s defence and the Algerian is their best attacking midfielder. He is only behind Antonio for both xG and xA.
Ismaila Sarr (£6.3m) - Watford
Fixture: Leeds United (a)
Ismaila Sarr has been another great value option this season. At a starting price of only £6.0m he has scored four goals in his first six games while playing in every minute of every game.
His stats have been very impressive, with 13 Shots in the Box, 11 Shots on Target (2nd) and an xG of 3.38 (4th). He also has an xA of 0.94 which was accumulated through 9 Chances created.
He is currently the best mid-priced midfielder in the game in terms of both output and underlying numbers.
Watford travel to Elland road in Gameweek 7 to face Leeds United which looks to be a high scoring game on paper. The Hornets will fancy their chances against Leeds as they have been one of the worst defensive sides so far. They have conceded 73 Shots in the Box (20th), 42 Shots on Target (20th) and an xGC of 12.7 (19th).
Sarr is absolutely nailed in that team and will play 90 minutes in the majority of games. He has scored 57% of their goals and is no doubt their talisman, best player, and most likely goal scorer. He is also very likely to be their number one penalty taker.
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