Who are the best Fantasy Premier League midfielders to own for Gameweek 6? 4-time top 1k finisher Abdul Rehman uses the Hub's OPTA, Prediction, Comparison and Fixture tools to find the best FPL budget and premium midfielders for our FPL teams.
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Looking ahead to Gameweek 6 it looks like a good Gameweek for midfielders and attackers in general. With good fixtures for attack, coupled with the wealth of options in the midfield category this season it’s going to be tough picking the best ones. Without further ado let’s get straight into it and examine who the likely top-scoring midfielders will be for Gameweek 6.
Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) – Liverpool
Fixture: Sheffield United (H)
You just can’t ignore the Egyptian with the form he is in and with a plum home fixture against one of the worst sides in the league this season. Salah already has six goals and one assist to his name in his first five games. Only Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.7m) and Heung-Min Son (£9.3m) have scored more goals (7). His underlying stats are still one of the best in the league with 25 Shots (1st), 19 Shots in the Box (1st), 11 Shots on Target (3rd). This is not surprising however as he has been one of the best assets in FPL for a good few seasons now, however, what may come as a shock is he has also created the second most Chances (15) and also the third most Big Chances (4). His xA is currently sitting at 2.87 so he’s been unlucky not to get more; he looks to have added a higher assist threat to his game. To put this into context, in the whole of last season he created 61 Chances (1.79 per game) and 14 Big Chances (0.4 per game) and so far he is averaging 3 Chances Created per game and 0.8 Big Chances per page.
Mo and co come up against the Blades this weekend who only have one point and sit second bottom of the league, only by virtue of goal difference. Their defence numbers are also poor having conceded 67 Shots (15th), 41 Shots in the Box (15th) and 26 Shots on Target (16th). They look a side devoid of confidence at both ends of the pitch and I can see Liverpool getting by at least two goals. The Reds forward is favourite to score at any time amongst the bookies (59%) and is also the highest predicted points scorer (8.0) for Gameweek 6 according to our Points Prediction Tool.
Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) – Manchester City
Fixture: West Ham United (a)
The England forward has got off to a decent start this season scoring two goals and one assist in his first four games. In Gameweek 6 Manchester City come up against a rejuvenated West Ham side who have been superb thus far. It doesn’t look like Manchester City have clicked into gear yet and are not as free-flowing as we are used to seeing, however Sterling is still churning out the points. We also know with City that they can just turn it on at any given time so are a very dangerous team to right off or underestimate. Sterling has the most points (27) from all his teammates at the moment and seems to be the main source of goals especially when De Bruyne is out, which it looks like he will be again for Gameweek 6.
In his first four league games, he has 11 Shots, four Shots on Target and seven Shots in the Box and has also created seven Chances and one Big Chance. West Ham have one of the best defensive numbers in the league at the moment. They have only conceded 27 Shots in the Box (2nd), 13 Shots on Target (1st) and seven Big Chances (2nd). However, I don’t see them being able to hold Manchester City and can see this being a high scoring affair just like their last game with Spurs (in which I also predicted would be high scoring in last week’s article). With Sterling being the main goal threat along with Sergio Aguero (£10.4m) who doesn't seem to up to speed just yet, I think he will be amongst the points again in Gameweek 6.
Heung-Min Son (£9.3m) – Spurs
Fixture: Burnley (a)
Just like Mohamed Salah above I just can’t leave Son out this week. His form is just too good to ignore and he is causing havoc this season. He is currently the second-highest points scorer (58) in the game two points behind his teammate Harry Kane (£10.7m). He is also the league’s top scorer with seven goals and also has two assists to his name. With 12 Shots, nine Shots on Target, nine Shots in the Box, and seven Big Chances he won't keep the same rate of scoring going but we know from his career stats and xG he is a clinical finisher and if he stays fit will still score very well and make a mockery of his £9.0m starting price.
Another plus point for Son is he has Kane playing next to him who has assisted six of his seven goals. They seem to be playing very well together and understanding between them is almost telepathic. Also Spurs as a team have been very attacking this season and it's only their defensive frailties that have let them down. They have the most Shots on Target this season (37), third highest Shots in the Box (51), the most Big Chances (20) and have also scored the most goals (15).
After four games Burnley have only one point which they achieved last Gameweek in a 0-0 bore draw with West Brom. I can’t see them keeping Spurs out with the form Jose Mourinho's team are in attacking wise.
Jack Grealish (£7.2m) – Aston Villa
Fixture: Leeds United (H)
The newly picked England midfielder has had a dream start to this season. Not only is he playing well for his club who are unbeaten with a 100% record but he also earned his first England cap in which he picked up the Man of the Match award. He has three goals and three assists so far with 38 points; he is clearly Villa’s best player and the driving force behind their good attacking form. His ball retention is one of the best I have seen and he can score and unlock defences at will and see passes others can’t.
In only four games he has nine Shots, three Shots on Target, and eight Shots in the Box. Even though he has played one game less than 16 other teams he sits third for Chances Created (14) and third for assists (3).
A match against Leeds is not exactly an easy fixture but they will go into that game as favourites and it’s exactly the type of game Grealish will shine in. With new recruits Ollie Watkins (£6.0m) and Ross Barkley (£5.9m) also in the attack, he has two good finishers he can feed his balls in to and they have already shown they can play very well together.
Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) – Brighton
Fixture: West Brom (H)
Brighton deserve to have more points this season and have been very unfortunate. They have played much better than their league position suggests. The Seagulls have had 75 Shots(2nd), 43 Shots on Target (5th) and 20 Shots in the Box.
In Gameweek 6 they come against West Brom at home who only sit two points behind them in the league table. The Baggies have one of the worst attacking stats in the league with the least amount of Shots in the Box (21), the least Big Chances Created (1), the least xG (3,32), and fifth least Shots on Target (16). Defensively they are just as bad conceding 48 Shots in the Box (17th), 35 Shots on Target (18th), and 14 Big Chances (19th).
Leandro Trossard is a great value option and one of the problems with him last season was his game time and propensity to get subbed off early. This season however this has not been the case as he played the full 90 minutes in his first four games and 77 minutes last Gameweek. He has had 13 Shots, four Shots on Target, four Shots in the Box and two Big Chances. He has also created 10 Chances and two Big Chances. These are good numbers for even a mid to premium budget midfielder so his price is a snip. He won’t get many better fixtures this season to haul in and Brighton play to attack so I can see a fair few goals in this game and Trossard at the forefront of the points.
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