Fantasy Premier League: Best Midfield Options For The Remainder Of The 2020 Season

kevin de bruyne(10.6 million)

Kevin De Bruyne is at the moment, undoubtedly the most important asset to have in your squads for the remainder of the 2020 season. In a Manchester City Offense riddled with uncertainty throughout the season, he has been the only constant starting 96% of their games. As if his sheer brilliance on the ball wasn’t enough for Guardiola to select him week-in week-out, he has the stats to back it up.

He has contributed 8 goals and 17 assists so far this season, taking 3.13 shots/game, and also creating 1.04 big chances/game. He has maintained a high BPS of 27.5/game, keeping him in the bonus whenever he has any goal involvements. With a favourable run of fixtures coming up for a City, and De Bruyne potentially taking up spot-kick duties, it not only makes him a must-have but also a decent captain option every game week.


undefined mohammed salah(12.7 million)

The Salah-Mane conundrum is a choice every FPL manager has had to face at some point in the season, and being on the right side of it every time seems next to impossible for most managers. Though both are fantastic assets and great captain options to have in your squad, in my personal opinion Salah is the better choice for the upcoming game weeks.

Eventhough both are regular starters in their position, Klopp hasn’t been reluctant to give Divock Origi a start in place of Mane on the left wing making Salah the more reliable starter, and with Liverpool only 2 wins away from securing the Title, rotation can be expected. Salah’s positioning has also been much higher up than Mane’s with the vast majority of his touches coming inside the box. Salah’s shots/game of 4.00 ranks among the highest in the league.

Salah also has the added advantage of being on penalties, on which he has proved to be a reliable scorer. He is not only a reliable points-scorer but also a great captain choice regardless of the opposition.

undefined BRUNO Fernandes(8.6 million)

With a defence that has underperformed and an offence that has been very much stop-start at best, Bruno upon his arrival to United provided much needed stability to United’s midfield. He also proved to be a very consistent source of points for Managers averaging 7.6 points/game scoring 2 goals and assisting 3 in his 5 games for the Club.

In the absence of Paul Pogba he has taken over penalty duties, and is expected to keep them even after the Frenchman returns. He also provides additional threat from set-pieces, taking 3.82 shots/game. Despite the sample-size being small, Fernandes’s performance make him worthy of having, as a way to cover United’s great run of upcoming fixtures.


RIYAD MAHREZ(8.5 million)

Mahrez is the riskiest pick mentioned in this particle. But if you’re looking to shoot up the rankings in your mini-leagues, he just might be the differential pick you need. The biggest concern with having him is the uncertainty over starts. He has only started 54% of City’s games this season, but his return in those games has been fantastic.

Mahrez ranks 7th in points scored among midfielders with 121 points, putting him above teammate Raheem Sterling. Operating majorly on the right-wing, Mahrez averages 3.36 shots/game with 2.13 coming from inside the box, and his positioning on the edge of the box makes him a constant threat to the opposition. He has scored >=10 points this season on 5 occasions this season, showing his explosive point-scoring ability. The risk-reward factor in his case is very high, especially with a tightly packed schedule, but priced at 8.5 million Mahrez is a great differential to consider.

undefined Todd Cantwell(4.7 million)

Cantwell presents a very effective 5th-midfielder option. Playing on an extremely attack minded Norwich team, he has contributed 6 goals and 2 assists so far this season. He averages 1.59 shots/game with an xG of 0.20, and 1.41 attempted assists/game.

With 21 points/million he has already provided great value for his price this season. Adopting an almost second-striker role in the previous few game weeks next to star-man Teemu Pukki, Norwich will no doubt rely on the duo to ignite their push for safety in the League.

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