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The FPL players who could change position in 2020/21

The relaunch of Fantasy Premier League for 2020/21 will see the usual price swings for various players based on last season’s performances but will also feature positional reclassifications for a handful of them.

In this article, we’ll outline the case for a change of position for a number of Fantasy assets.

Ten players were reclassified at the beginning of last season, including Diogo Jota, Ayoze Perez and Matt Ritchie.

It’s fair to say that the alterations could be more seismic this summer, with a few premium assets potentially moving from midfielder to forward or vice-versa.

Before we begin, we should stress that this is purely guesswork on our part and is based on how FPL have gone about classifying players previously.

It could be, for example, that they have other ideas on how they will group ‘wide-midfielders’ next season – although, given the short turnaround, a complete overhaul of the game perhaps looks unlikely.

As a very rough guide, FPL have previously classified players using the following criteria:


DefendersCentre-backs, full-backs, wing-backs (eg in a 3-4-3/3-5-2)
MidfieldersCentral/defensive midfielders, number tens, wingers/wide-midfielders, players on either flank of a front three
ForwardsLone strikers, strikers who play in a two-man attack, the central striker in a three-man frontline

The classifications are typically based on what each player in question has done in the previous season.

Marcus Rashford and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, for example, had spent most of their time centrally in 2018/19, hence their listings as forwards at the start of the campaign just gone.

There is the occasional high-profile error (more of which below), of course, but these tend to be either academy products or fringe players from promoted clubs who were perhaps not given as much attention at the launch stage.

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1,205 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Deadly finisher for a left mid

  2. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    "Aubameyang is so inconsistent"

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      “Auba is a mid”

  3. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Auba you beaut

  4. SAY MY NAME
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    lovely change of direction and dink, great run from Bellerin too

  5. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Zouma nice defending,my GW1 pick last season -1

  6. sambyy
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Such a shame Auba plays for Arsenal

  7. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    I wonder what Kepa thinks about it all.

    Clowns in defence!

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      They had to cope with a 3v2 after the midfield was bypassed by that run. (Ceballos, right?)

      Even the best defenders would struggle with that overload. I blame the midfield.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        What midfield?

  8. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Pepe might be very good asset next season, he is improving rapidly

    1. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Haha snap! (see below) Clearly on the same page

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Yes I'll wait and see with him though

  9. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Pepe might be a useful asset next season...but needs Auba to stay for more assist potential. Laca's conversion rate is a concern. Definitely considering him.

  10. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Arsenal need to hand this guy his contract...has been so good ,Auba you beauty

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Simple
      Give ozil Money + © armbamd to him

  11. Greek Freak
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Pity about the font on the back of the Arsenal shirts. It looks like they hired a teenage Metallica fan from the 90s to design it.

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      nothing wrong with metallica!

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 2 hours ago

        They are a bit outdated tbf

  12. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Well if he’s a mid on FPL and we have decent fixtures to start with, he’s locked into my team.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      He's good on counter attack as well.

  13. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Kovacic off

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • 9 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Harsh decision

  14. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Kovacic RC (2nd YC)

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Oh c**k

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      HOW IS THAT A RED?!

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Bad luck. Referee made a poor decision

      2. Ginkapo FPL
        • 9 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Yellow, but I still wont defend

  16. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Everyone talking about Auba being classified as a mid when he won't even be in the premier league next season...

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Exactly. He is scoring goals because he wants to move to a CL club.

      Same as Willian playing well to get a decent contract (with Chelsea or someone else)

    2. amitmishr
      • 5 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      What price would he go at. Think united may sneak in for him. would be a lovely addition

      1. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        He's 31 and has one year left on his contract. I reckon somewhere between £30m - £35m.

        1. amitmishr
          • 5 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Thats a decent price for united, who always buy at inflated prices. They have an amazing young attackers and would do well to get some competition from Auba. Also, allows us to focus more on the other areas

          But more likely auba joins the old men club in spain

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Ozil going to leave though which will create 350k£ ler week wages available easily for Auba.

      Arsenal can't afford to lose auba !!

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Would think at his age CL football and the opportunity for silverware is a must though. If i were in his shoes, would take more than money to convince me to stay

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Arsenal can't lose him if they want to build something.
          Let's see.

    4. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Barcelona, £16m, Henry-style

  17. Right In The Stanchion
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Lol at Cheque Book FC. Arsenal are by far the best team from London

    1. Quite Big Dunc
      • 7 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      I could care less about any rivalry, but the league positions say differently, obviously.

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Trophy cabinet doesn’t

        1. The Suspended One
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 2 hours ago

          What year do those trophies say? When did you win CL?

  18. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    If you had to go for two out of the following Chelsea assets for next season (and providing Havertz signs) which would you go for? I'm on Puli and Werner right now, but Ziyech is hollering at me...

    1. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Havertz, Werner, Ziyech and Pulisic

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Depends on position and price. Just the fact there are so many choices should create caution.

      1. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Good point

  19. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Goodness shake this is not a card.

  20. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Varsenal taking home this victory...

  21. FALSE PROFIT
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Kovicic two yellows vs Zhaka. Should be the other way round.

    1. LE CHARO
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      How? I can understand appealing for the cards Kovacic got but both instances were never fouls from Xhaka

      1. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Debatable

        1. LE CHARO
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          No, even if there were fouls from Xhaka, none was worth a yellow

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 4 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      That clown start to roll when he realise Kovacic is on yellow card

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Exactly

      2. FALSE PROFIT
        • 6 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Referee spoilt the game IMO

  22. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    terrible decision that.

  23. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Lol Heads Up Final more like Heads gone

  24. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Arteta yellow card

  25. Amey
    • 1 Year
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    I'm happy

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      I'm happy for Arsenal winning the game being underdog.
      But that was simply pathetic YC. Same with ceballos one too.

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Doherty gonna be in my team now 😀

      1. amitmishr
        • 5 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        yup and so does raul. But both may not come cheap. Wish they get a good goal scoring mid as well.

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Jimenez was never rotated anyways. Yeah i would like a goalscoring mid in their team

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Jota 😉

      2. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Is this about Wolves missing out on UEL mate ??

        1. FALSE PROFIT
          • 6 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Wolves will be in Champions league

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            After losing ins SF of UEL ?
            😉

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Yeah

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Amazing
            Two birds one stone 🙂

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              9 days, 3 hours ago

              😀

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Any Chelsea set-back is welcome. They'll be a threat next season...

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Definitely
        Unless they don't re-enforce their sh.t defense that is

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Their xGC is actually up there with the best last season (City, Liverpool, United, Wolves).

          So the main reason they conceded so many is Kepa, the defence restricted the chances well!

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Wow
            Stats can tell a different story all together 😮

        2. pingissimus
          • 1 Year
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          Actually think Frank needs to set out midfield axis as much a anything else. Kante is the key imho

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            9 days, 3 hours ago

            Definitely
            Kante is amazing

      2. pingissimus
        • 1 Year
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        Not convinced they'll be anything more than last time

        There's greater depth in attack but that's not where their problem was. Kepa was poor but so was the defence generally.

  26. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • 9 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Chelsea into attack mode.

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Fifa Ultra Attacking!

  27. Riedle Me This, Riedle Me T…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    How far was Martinez outside his box?!

    1. tambourineman
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Nice to get a replay but BBC prefer to recap a sending off from 20 minutes ago

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 days, 3 hours ago

        I know right? Still waiting on it...

        1. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          9 days, 3 hours ago

          might get one at full time 😆

  28. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Wolves to win the EL to get CL qualification?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      No thank you

    2. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Yep

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Wouldn't be surprised if Wolves or Inter win, but United are big favourites.

  29. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    Hope Pulisic recovers soon, want him for the start of the season.

    1. FALSE PROFIT
      • 6 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      3 to 6 months at a guess

  30. Bun Rab L4D3
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 days, 3 hours ago

    So was it handball or not?!?!?

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      still checking lol

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      Varsenal player, so it doesn't count

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 days, 3 hours ago

      VAR Team deleting the footage as we speak.