The FPL mid-priced midfielders this season looks to have a wealth of options. While I was scurrying through the list I was hard pressed on deciding who makes the cut for this article. I will present to you the best mid-priced midfielders in FPL this season from price ranges £5.5m - £8.0m. Hopefully going through the stats of each of these players will help you and I come to a conclusion of who we want in our squads.

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Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m) – Newcastle United

The Frenchman is currently the highest owned midfielder under £6.0m. He showed glimpses of how good he was in some matches last season especially post restart where he was played in a number of different positions. He was Newcastle’s most creative player in 2019/20. He was top for assists in his team and chances created, despite missing 11 games through injury. Five of Allan’s eight attacking returns came in the last 10 Gameweeks. I think the fact they were missing a quality goal scorer last season meant a lot of his potential assists went unrewarded. With new signing Callum Wilson (£6.5m) he is sure to beat last season’s assist tally and Ryan Fraser (£6.0m) joining up the with the Magpies is bound to help him too.

Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) – Southampton

After a slow start to the season with the Saints, starting only three of the first 17 league games he had a very impressive second half to the campaign. Starting 16 of the final 21 Gameweeks all of his five goals and three assists came from Gameweek 22 onwards. Like Saint-Maximin he is good value at £5.5m if he is a nailed starter. Comparing the two their stats are eerily similar.

Best FPL Midfielders Gameweek 1

Armstrong has nine attacking returns to Saint.Maximins’s eight and a few key metrics below:

Allan Saint-Maximin vs Stuart Armstrong:

xG: 5.17 vs 4.21
Big Chances: 5 vs3
Shots in the Box: 14 vs 14
Shots on Target: 21 vs 20
Big Chances Created 8 vs 2
xA: 5.30 vs 2.29

It seems the Frenchman edges him slightly in goal threat but trumps him in assist threat. With Southampton having better opening fixtures and a better overall team if you are choosing between one I would probably opt for the Scotsman. We have a further more detailed of this comparison here.

Ryan Fraser (£6.0m) – Newcastle United

Newcastle United's latest signing with Callum Wilson will no doubt have the Toon fans excited. Their partnership at Bournemouth in 2018/19 was telepathic and Newcastle will be hoping they can bring that partnership to Tyneside. After scoring a very impressive seven goals and 14 assists in 2018/19 he couldn’t replicate that last season with only one goal and five assists. This was partly due to him wanting a move away and he didn’t play from Gameweek 30 onwards. I think he comes in as one of the best £6.0m midfielders and the fact Wilson is also there most definitely helps his case.

Best Fantasy premier league Midfielders Gameweek 1


James Ward Prowse (£6.0m) – Southampton

The Southampton playmaker was their joint-top goalscorer and assister last season. A £6.0m midfielder who is on free kicks, corners, and penalties is always going to be good value. He returned five goals and four assists last season but also missed two penalties so really was unlucky not to get more returns. We don’t know if he will retain penalty duties as Danny Ings (£8.5m) who took one at the end of last season to try and catch Vardy in the golden boot race also missed. We have to assume he is still the number one taker unless we see otherwise. He actually took the most corners last season and is a bit of a dead ball specialist. If he retains his penalties he is well worth the £6.0m.

Fantasy premier league Mids GW1

Adama Traore (£6.5m) – Wolves

Adama is the highest scoring £6.5m midfielder from last season. He had his best season in the Premier League last year picking up four goals and nine assists and being a constant menace down the wing. He created the second-most Big Chances (11) and the third-most assists (9) from all midfielders up to £7.5m. He was also the top assister for Wolves. His season was hampered a bit though after his shoulder dislocation and faced constant problems with it leading to him to start on the bench five times in the last 10 games. If he can stay fit he will no doubt have another great season with Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) leading the attack.

Traore - Fpl mids gw1

Jack Grealish (£7.0m) – Aston Villa

The young England international had a very impressive season helping his team survive relegation. He scored eight goals and seven assists accumulating a total of 149 points which saw him finish as the 10th highest midfielder. His underlying stats suggest he is still good at £7.0m, a whole £1m increase from last season. He created the second-most chances (91) last season, only bettered by Kevin De Bruyne (136). The lack of quality around him and especially upfront definitely hampered his output. Aston Villa’s strikers Wesley (£6.0m) and Mbwana Samatta (£6.0m) only managed five goals between them. Their latest signing Ollie Watkins should help them in that department as he comes from Brentford scoring 26 goals in 46 games last season.

Grelish - Fpl mids gw1

Mason Greenwood (£7.5m) – Manchester United

Mason Greenwood had his breakthrough season last term and was fantasy gold as he started the season as a £4.5m forward. His 10 goals and one assist helped The Red Devils finish third in the table and secure Champions League football. He did seem to overachieve massively on his goals though with only 4.37 xG he scored 10. Some may say he is a clinical finisher but it’s highly unlikely he will sustain this level of over performance. Saying that I still think he can provide good value at £7.5m if he is a regular starter. Of course, that depends on the signing of the highly coveted Jadon Sancho which seems to be taking forever. As long as Sancho doesn’t sign Greenwood remains the best £7.5m midfielder but still the least favourable from the United trio of Martial (£9.0m), Rashford (£9.5m), and Bruno (£10.5m) in my opinion.

James Rodriguez (£7.5m) – Everton

The young Columbian star burst onto the scene in his sensational 2014 World Cup in Brazil where he finished top goal scorer. He was one of the hottest players on the planet then securing his dream move to Real Madrid. Unfortunately for him, his career didn’t take off as he’d liked and how everyone thought. He spent two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich in which Carlo Ancelotti was his manager. His goals and assists record though for both Real and Bayern are impressive and if he gets those same numbers for Everton he will be immense value at £7.5m. He scored 29 goals and 28 assists in 85 league games for Real Madrid and 14 goals and 15 assists in 43 league games for Bayern Munich. There is always the caveat of new players to the Premier League and how they will adapt so maybe going for him from the off may be a tad risky. However, I am personally optimistic about his success as his previous manager Ancelotti will know how to get the best out of him.

Hakim Ziyech (£8.0m) – Chelsea

The Moroccan international is one of many impressive signings Chelsea have made this season. He comes from the Eredivisie with a stellar record of 38 goals and 59 assists in 112 league games. That’s an astounding 1.15 returns every game. He also averaged 4.2 shots per game, with 31 Shots on Target and 3.7 Chances Created per game also. All this in 21 league matches. Also looking at his Champions League record of five goals and 8 assists in 17 games it's clear he can perform on the biggest stage too and I don’t see him struggling to fit in at Chelsea. I think he will be highest scoring £8.0m midfielder come the end of the 2020/21 season.

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