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Aubameyang reclassified as midfielder for FPL 2020/21

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.0m) has been reclassified as a midfielder for the 2020/21 season of Fantasy Premier League.

The change to his position comes after the Arsenal man spent much of 2019/20 operating on the left-flank of a front-three.

With Mohamed Salah (£12.0m), Sadio Mané (£12.0m) and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m) all retaining their midfield classifications from fulfilling the same roles at their respective clubs, the game-makers at FPL Towers decided it was time to put Aubameyang in the same category.

It means a price hike of £1.1m on the Gabonese international’s final valuation from the end of 2019/20, which does make a lot of sense, all things considered.

In his new classification, Aubameyang will now get an additional one point for all of his goals and be rewarded for Arsenal’s clean sheets too. Considering he found the net 22 times last season and was present for 10 of the Gunners’ clean sheets, a similar level of performance this season could mean big things.

However, Fantasy managers are already wondering what to do with their £100.0m budget for 2020/21 considering the plethora of premium midfielders.

Salah, Mané, Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne (£11.5m) will all set managers back at least £11.5m while Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) has joined the high-end premium bracket. And a reclassification for Aubameyang could also see Marcus Rashford join this group too, given his extensive time on the flanks of attacking midfield in 2019/20… Only time will tell.

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679 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Legend Squad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Who are the best full backs from Burnley?

  2. T.Henry14
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    No one mentions Sheffield's defense?
    Egan @ 5.0

    Has a good 4.5 options in other teams (Vinagre, Burnley defs, Dallas..) but Sheffield defender with 5.0.. tempting!

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Bear in mind Henderson was 2nd top in the league for expected goals conceded as a GK, he prevented about 10 goals than he was statistically expected to concede based

  3. Marmalade Forest
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Can everyone who said
    “We need the fixtures first” and “They won’t launch on the weekend” please hold their hands up and admit that they were wrong?

  4. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Surely Martinez at 4.5 is a super-bargain, so long as he starts over Leno. While we don't know for sure, I'm inclined to partner him up with another 4.5 - Ryan or McCarthy. Once confirmation is established one way or another, one 4.5 keeper can be transferred out, or kept for rotation until the quality of Arsenal's defence is properly known.

  5. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I was sure that I wouldn't consider a 3-4-3 this season, but there are some well priced forwards to choose from this time around:

    Ryan
    TAA Robertson Tierney
    Auba Salah Ziyech Soucek
    Jiminez Antonio Mitrovic

    Button Vinagre Taylor Gordon

  6. Noor.capetown
      3 months, 15 days ago

      mini-league "Cape town city"
      Classic code: 40aqna
      H2H code: gqa8ou
      ....Have some fun