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FPL 2022/23: Which £8.0m midfielder has the best numbers?

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers have seven viable £8.0m midfielders to consider for 2022/23, with options limited beneath that price rung.

As a result, starting with at least one of these players is appealing, but which of them is best for our Gameweek 1 squads?

We investigate in this latest Premium Members article.


GOAL THREAT

Mins per penalty box touchMins per shotMins per shot in the boxMins per shot on target
Diaz10.825.435.774.2
Foden15.237.746.797.6
Kulusevski17.649.564.4143
Maddison31.934.680.375.4
Mahrez11.825.635.567.8
Mount16.531.1549.885.4
Saka13.630.941.796.8

From the seven candidates, Riyad Mahrez has generally posed the bigger goal threat, registering a shot in the box every 35.5 minutes.

However, there isn’t a great deal separating the Algerian and Luis Diaz, who actually trumps Mahrez for minutes per shot (25.4 v 25.6), albeit by a small margin.

Elsewhere, while the majority of James Maddison’s efforts arrived from range, over 75% of Diaz’s attempts have come from inside the opposition box, which is captured on the graphic below.

Above: Luis Diaz (left) and James Maddison’s (right) shot maps 2021/22


ASSIST POTENTIAL

Mins per crossMins per successful crossMins per chance createdMins per big chance created
Diaz68.919348482.5
Foden16.359.654195.1
Kulusevski17.6183.851214.5
Maddison31.9118.552226.2
Mahrez16.186.639312
Mount15.655.641239.1
Saka27.3103.444333.4

Mahrez once again leads the pack when it comes to chances created, but it was Phil Foden who carved out better quality opportunities for his teammates (195.1 v 312).

Mason Mount’s crossing stats impress, having been very prominent at set-piece situations in 2021/22: he took 90 corners for Chelsea last season, with 29 successful deliveries.

Meanwhile, Dejan Kulusevski‘s 17.6 minutes per cross is also worth noting, given that he and Diaz were the only £8.0m midfielders not to take corners for their respective sides. However, 183.8 minutes per successful cross tells us the Swede’s accuracy was often off.

EXPECTED GOAL INVOLVEMENT DATA


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670 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 hours ago

    A. Salah ESR Harrison 4.5 bench mid
    B. Diaz Kulusevski Jesus - Fornals first sub

    1. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 hours ago

      With B I just C Haaland every week and hope Salah doesn’t punish too much.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 hours ago

      If go B please get a pacemaker

    3. Disputatious Dissident
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 hours ago

      B gets a lot more points. Depends on captaincy

    4. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 hours ago

      Who’s the striker in A

  2. Disputatious Dissident
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 hours ago

    Every price point in defence has brilliant options

    4.0 neco, patterson
    4.5 jonny, dunk, dalot, malacia, zouma, mings, tomiyaso
    5.0 tripper, digne, cash, cucurella, ake, tierney, gabriel
    5.5 perisic, stones
    6.0 james, chilwel, laporte, dias, matip
    6.5 vvd
    7.0 robertson, cancelo
    7.5 taa

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 hours ago

      Who is Patterson

      1. Disputatious Dissident
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 hours ago

        Everton right back. Good chance of being first choice. Attack minded player

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 hours ago

          Ok cheers

    2. Exxtreme
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      13 days, 3 hours ago

      Walker?

  3. Dale Sartip-Zadeh
      24 days, 3 hours ago

      good lists

    • Damien Sartip-Zadeh
        24 days, 3 hours ago

        Diaz does well

      • Colin Govender
        • 5 Years
        4 days, 5 hours ago

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      • Emyl73
          3 days, 7 hours ago

          Which is a better combination:
          A) Mount + Robbo
          B) Diaz + James

          Thanks for the replies.