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The best mid-price FPL midfielders for 2022/23

We turn our attention to the best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) mid-price midfielders as we continue to survey the price list.

Players costing between £6.0m and £7.5m are profiled here and it’s fair to say that there are slim pickings this year, at least at first glance.

Gone are the likes of Bukayo Saka (£8.0m), Mason Mount (£8.0m), Jarrod Bowen (£8.5m), Dejan Kulusevski (£8.0m), James Maddison (£8.0m) and the Barcelona-bound Raphinha from this price bracket.

But if FPL managers are intent on picking premium options elsewhere, a bargain or two from midfield may be necessary.

With unlimited transfers allowed during the World Cup downtime and a Wildcard to use before then, we’re mostly focusing on Gameweeks 1-8 in this series.

Shotmaps, heatmaps, Opta stats and more on the players featured in these articles are available in our Premium Members Area, where you can now get a full year’s subscription for just £2.49 a month.

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MARCUS RASHFORD/JADON SANCHO

The best budget FPL defenders for 2022/23 1

If we’d written this article a month ago, it’s a fair bet to suggest that we wouldn’t be leading with a pair of Manchester United midfielders.

The Red Devils were collectively poor last season but Marcus Rashford (£6.5m) and Jadon Sancho (£7.5m) particularly had disappointing campaigns.

Six attacking returns was Rashford’s worst ever season’s tally, while no current £7.5m+ FPL midfielder had a worse minutes-per-xGI figure than the pair (Rashford 245, Sancho 249) in 2021/22.

All of those underlying numbers may be moot now, of course, after a regime change and a promising start to pre-season.

Sancho has arguably been United’s best player over the summer, while Rashford has looked sharper and has bagged a couple of goals of his own. The two wingers have been operating outside of a similarly rejuvenated Anthony Martial (£7.0m); time will tell whether the pre-season honeymoon period extends into Gameweek 1 and beyond.

The schedule isn’t bad without being great, with six of the first eight fixtures against teams who finished eighth or below last season. The two big-six sides that United do face, Liverpool and Arsenal, both have to visit Old Trafford.

We may be able to add Christian Eriksen (£6.5m) to this section soon but without having seen the Dane kick a ball for United, it’s difficult to be bullish on his prospects at this early stage.

The late-season form at Brentford offers encouragement, at least: he was third among FPL midfielders for chances created from the point of his Gameweek 27 debut onwards.

GABRIEL MARTINELLI

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Game-time was always a worry with Gabriel Martinelli (£6.0m) last season and it’ll likely be the case again this time around.

Emile Smith Rowe (£6.0m) will again provide Martinelli with competition down the left, while we even saw Eddie Nketiah (£7.0m) successfully operate on that flank in Thursday’s win over Orlando City.

It’s a pity because, when he is on the pitch, he poses some real menace.

Martinelli was second among current £6.0m-£7.5m midfielders for minutes-per-xGI last season (minimum 10 appearances), averaging a shot in the box every 42.2 minutes – a figure unbeaten by anyone in this article.

No £6.0m-£7.5m midfielder had more big chances (13) in 2021/22, either, while he even scored a spot-kick in Gameweek 38 to suggest he’s somewhere in the Arsenal penalty-taking pecking order.

It should also be noted that Martinell did start 19 of the last 23 league matches he was available for, appearing in the other four fixtures as a substitute.

The fixtures are very decent for the Gunners in the opening eight Gameweeks, while the new ‘five substitutes’ rule should ensure that Martinelli gets game-time of some variety in the vast majority of Gameweeks – just don’t expect him to last 90 minutes very often.

Martin Odegaard (£6.5m) is another potential mid-price route into the Arsenal midfield: he’s more expensive and not as threatening as Martinelli but appears more of a safe starter for now, with Fabio Vieira (£6.0m) still battling to regain full fitness and looking likely to be eased into the Gunners’ first-team fold.

BRUNO GUIMARAES

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There are going to be fewer worries over minutes for the similarly priced Bruno Guimaraes (£6.0m), who is very much part of Newcastle’s first-choice midfield three.

Don’t let the six substitute appearances of 2021/22 fool you: the first five of those were in fact his first five run-outs in a Newcastle shirt, with Eddie Howe bedding the Brazilian in slowly and rewarding the form of Joe Willock (£5.0m) that preceded Guimaraes’ arrival.

Sceptics will point to the fact that the Brazil international had never scored more than three league goals in a season before he landed on Tyneside, after which he found the net on five occasions in just 17 appearances.

But Guimaraes hadn’t previously been deployed in the same sort of role he now enjoys with Magpies, with Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0m) holding the fort as the ball-spraying number six and Guimaraes allowed to operate more as a box-to-box midfielder.

Above: Bruno Guimaraes’ xG shotmap in 2021/22 (green = goal)

While he’s not a penalty-taking talisman or a chance-creating set-piece whizz, the Brazilian does feature midway up the table in Martinelli’s section above, so he has the potential to quietly tick over with attacking returns without being unignorable.

Eight of Newcastle’s first 10 fixtures are against teams who finished seventh or below in the Premier League last season (including all three promoted clubs), although there are the off-putting splodges of red on the Season Ticker in Gameweeks 3 and 5.

LEANDRO TROSSARD

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Brighton and Hove Albion finished 2021/22 in sensational form, with Graham Potter striking gold with a 3-5-2 system that he has carried on into pre-season.

Leandro Trossard (£6.5m) was central to that upswing, racking up four goals and three assists in his final six appearances.

He did most of it, curiously, from a left wing-back role, although the fluid system was such that he was more Marcos Alonso than Jack Colback, the formation allowing him to pop up in the opposition box at will.

Yes, he ‘overachieved’ in those six Gameweeks based on Opta’s expected data, but even if he’d hit par with his non-penalty xGI, he’d still have been first for FPL returns among the current £6.0m-£7.5m midfielders.

There are obvious concerns about Brighton’s ongoing profligacy; it’s all good creating chances, something Trossard did plenty of towards the season’s end, but having someone to reliably put the ball in the back of the net has been Albion’s problem for years.

Six Gameweeks’ worth of data, which is all we have of Trossard in this position, is also a small sample size.

Still, the fixtures are good for Brighton from the off: they don’t meet any of last season’s top five until Gameweek 9.

OTHER CANDIDATES: THE PROS AND CONS

A secure starter? Rarely substituted off? On penalties? Playing a direct part in 42% of his side’s goals when he’s on the pitch? Wilfried Zaha (£7.0m) checks all of these boxes and he goes into 2022/23 off the back of his best-ever season for not just FPL points but goals scored, too.

No other current mid-price midfielder scored on as many occasions as Zaha (14) last year, with only a meagre assist count (two) preventing him from entering Team of the Season territory. A total of 46 chances created suggests he was unlucky, or unfortunate to be met by wasteful finishing, on that front.

The main downside to Palace assets is their awful opening fixture run, which sees them meet five of the ‘big six’ and avoid any newly promoted club in the opening nine Gameweeks. Perhaps Zaha can wait, then, for an easier run.

James Ward-Prowse (£6.5m) isn’t the sexiest of picks but no-one in this article ended up with more FPL points in 2022/23 than the Southampton man (159), who finished ninth among midfielders of any price.

Nailed and on spot-kicks like Zaha, he has the added advantage of taking all of Saints’ set pieces. He’s little threat from open play, of course, with nine of his 10 goals either penalties or direct free-kicks, but there is no-one who makes a mockery of the xG statistics like Ward-Prowse given his dead eye from distance.

Once again the fixtures are off-putting, however, with Spurs, Man Utd, Chelsea and a Europe-free Leicester in the first five Gameweeks.

Harvey Barnes (£7.0m), who delivered 17 attacking returns from Gameweek 11 onwards, despite making just 17 starts in that time, is another who falls into this category.

His Leicester side face Arsenal, Chelsea and United in the first five Gameweeks, making his always risky game-time prospects seem like not worth the gamble.

In-form Robertson an appealing FPL differential for Gameweek 23 and beyond 1

Philippe Coutinho’s (£7.0m) price was no doubt kept down by the Brazilian’s run of 10 successive blanks between Gameweeks 29 and 37.

Nestled somewhere in between Guimaraes and Trossard for minutes per xGI in the table towards the top of this article, his stats weren’t the most eye-catching in his brief spell at Villa towards the end of 2022/23.

There’s quality there, of course, but it was too sporadically seen, with six of his eight attacking returns coming against the porous defences of Leeds and Southampton.

Perhaps a full pre-season with Gerrard can kickstart his FPL career in earnest, with the Villa boss not even ruling Coutinho out of the running for penalty-taking duties despite the Brazilian’s recent miss.

The opening four fixtures are certainly decent enough, with newly promoted Bournemouth and the questionable backlines of Everton and West Ham to come in the first four Gameweeks.

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With plenty of focus on Messrs Haaland, Cancelo, Foden and Mahrez, it’s easy to overlook the potential Manchester City bargains out there.

Jack Grealish (£7.0m) and Bernardo Silva (£7.0m) are cut-price routes into the City attack, albeit for a reason.

Grealish was a huge disappointment from an FPL perspective in 2021/22, registering just six attacking returns – even Ruben Dias bettered that.

Still, Pep Guardiola’s track record of getting the best out of signings in their second season should give Grealish some hope of a renaissance, as should the fact that his xGI figure suggested he should have had more goals and assists to his name.

Grealish, like Ilkay Gundogan (£7.5m), was a bit of a rotation risk as the season went on, and you couldn’t count on those two players for starts with any conviction. Bernardo was a little different, however, making the starting XI on 33 occasions, including an unbroken run from Gameweeks 2-29.

A total of 155 points was his best ever in FPL but only six attacking returns arrived in his final 21 appearances, with that early-season purple patch proving unsustainable (his minutes-per-xGI figure above hints at this) and Kevin De Bruyne returning from injury and poor form to dominate proceedings from central midfield from Gameweek 17 onwards.

FPL POINTS PROJECTIONS

Our algorithm-generated FPL points projections for the 2022/23 campaign have been refreshed again in the last few days.

These will be further updated as pre-season continues and more team news information becomes apparent.

684 Comments Post a Comment
  1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    17 days, 22 hours ago

    Good evening all!!! Preferred option here????

    A- Dias And Chilwell
    Or
    B- Cancelo and a 5.0 defender

    Have TAA and James

    Thoughts welcomed!!!

    Cheers everyone!!

    1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 22 hours ago

      B

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        Thankyou mate

    2. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      17 days, 22 hours ago

      B with Zinc

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        Cheers mate!! He’s definitely on the radar!!

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        This ^^^

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 22 hours ago

          Cheers mate!! They are in!!!

  2. Finding Timo
    • 1 Year
    17 days, 22 hours ago

    Are people avoiding Man Utd ?

    1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      17 days, 22 hours ago

      I’ve seen people going for 3

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        I haven’t got any but some value in there like dalot at 4.5 and rash at 6.5

        1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          17 days, 22 hours ago

          I think there’s potential given the price points. I’m probably going to start without until it becomes clear who the options are though.

    2. We Go Again
      • 8 Years
      17 days, 22 hours ago

      I'm considering just Rashford, seems good value

      1. Finding Timo
        • 1 Year
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        Agree but still slight gamble

        1. No Professionals
          • 5 Years
          17 days, 22 hours ago

          I think anyone at 7.5 or less is a gamble

    3. SonnyPikey
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        A few friendly wins doesn't paint over the cracks. Gonna see how ETH gets them going first.

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 22 hours ago

          Yeh agree

      • Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        Until they sort the CR7 problem

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 3 Years
          17 days, 22 hours ago

          This.

      • Winston.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        Yes
        But following Rashford’s situation

        1. Finding Timo
          • 1 Year
          17 days, 22 hours ago

          Could be bargain but at the moment not in my team as have the mighty da silva instead

      • Karhumies
        • 10 Years
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        Mediocre fixtures, CR7 situation and waiting to see how Eriksen fits in. Forward pool below 8M is so bad this year as well that until Wilson/Mitro/Solanke get decent fixtures, Martial punt is on the table

      • Sad Pablo Arsecobar
        • 6 Years
        17 days, 22 hours ago

        Call me crazy, I've gone for both keepers.

        1. SonnyPikey
            17 days, 21 hours ago

            Crazy

        2. Moneymar
            17 days, 21 hours ago

            Rashford and Dalot here. I’ve got two too many

            1. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              17 days, 21 hours ago

              Both good value though but just unknown how Utd start

          • have you seen cyan
            • 3 Years
            17 days, 21 hours ago

            why is anyone getting a ManU player? Wont be long until we see Maguire in teams

            1. Finding Timo
              • 1 Year
              17 days, 21 hours ago

              Guess as cheap

            2. SonnyPikey
                17 days, 21 hours ago

                Amazing pre-season fever

              • have you seen cyan
                • 3 Years
                17 days, 21 hours ago

                i guess guys, well as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

          • SADIO SANÉ
            • 7 Years
            17 days, 22 hours ago

            how are Leeds looking? Bamford back? eyeing up a Jonny-RAN double-up but could end in tears

            1. No Professionals
              • 5 Years
              17 days, 22 hours ago

              Think they’ll be in for another very hard season

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 3 Years
              17 days, 19 hours ago

              Relegation battle . . .best players have scarpered.

          • Drip Doctor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            17 days, 22 hours ago

            i'm not going to lie to you brev, this Nathalia on Love Island might be the best Brazilian i have laid my eyes on since Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima

            1. SonnyPikey
                17 days, 22 hours ago

                Ronaldo had a brazilian?

                1. BigJarvishManmynameisq
                  • 8 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  Yeah on his head

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Lol

                2. DeuloRad
                  • 6 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  You need to be re-educated

                3. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  I’d honestly watch Antiques Roadshow before that.

                  1. Drip Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    You need to adapt to the times my brother.

                    1. MyNameIsBigManRedro
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      I’m 32 mate. It’s too late for me

                  2. SmallManFirminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    I love Antiques Roadshow.....but I am 48.

                4. FPL Brains
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  Brev?

              • Drip Doctor
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                17 days, 22 hours ago

                People are going overboard with the Chelsea double up imo.Wouldn't surprise me if they concede in all three of their opening fixtures.

                1. DeuloRad
                  • 6 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  I take it you're not going to own any of their defenders then?

                  1. Drip Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Maybe 1, depends if the Cucurella move goes through or if Perisic gets some pre season minutes.

                    1. DeuloRad
                      • 6 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Surely your logic applies to one as it applies to the other one? Either Chillwell is worth it or not. Either James is worth it or not. If the answer to both is yes, you get both. The whole eggs in baskets thing is drivel!

                      1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
                        • 5 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        How about a double up with Mendy?

                        1. DeuloRad
                          • 6 Years
                          17 days, 22 hours ago

                          It's not really a double-up though is it. Because Mendy is a goalkeeper with a different set of rules. You can't substitute one for the other. You can only compare Mendy to other keepers and ask whether he's better or not. Owning him won't affect Chilwell or James' points. In fact, I would guess that most of James and Chilwell's points coming from things that aren't CSs, rather individual actions/events. Maybe that's also true of Mendy.

                          The only meaningful interaction of owning two defenders (a double-up), is that you can't bench one for the other based on fixtures. Then there's the minor consideration of whether you want to save a spot for that team elsewhere.

                            1. DeuloRad
                              • 6 Years
                              17 days, 22 hours ago

                              Yes, I know you struggle with small blocks of short sentences. You'd prefer more engaging and lengthy prose. I can't cater to everyone.

                      2. Drip Doctor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Yes a valid point. Just a lack of options elsewhere tbh. Like i said, if Perisic looked nailed, he'd be in. Same with Cucurella at city.

                2. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
                  • 5 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  Just swapped out Mendy to Sanchez after reading this. I feel like Chelsea will have a couple of 5-1, 4-1, 3-1 type of results.

                  1. Drip Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    They don't have that many goals in them.

                    1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
                      • 5 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      With Sterling, Mount and the full backs overlapping, I'm sure they'll bang in a couple.

                      1. Drip Doctor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Mount, lol.

                3. Finding Timo
                  • 1 Year
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  Mendy appears good value at 5m and chilly and James v attacking

                  1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
                    • 5 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    I could see lots of wins for Chelsea with them conceding 1 goal.

                  2. Drip Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Chilwell was such a small sample scale last season. James is attacking, but he was a mixed bag for me last season. Tuchel started to play him RCB. Chelsea kept conceding. He became frustrating to own. Also feel he'd be better if he had a target to aim for in the box, not Kai Havertz.

                4. No Professionals
                  • 5 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  To me I have a Chelsea goalkeeper and a Chelsea mid classed as a defender

              • DeuloRad
                • 6 Years
                17 days, 22 hours ago

                Anyone here like Alex Horne? How about Tim Key?

                Anyone watched No more Jockeys?

                If you like them, you'll like that. I discovered it yesterday and thoroughly enjoying it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xIulxG7_k8&list=PLH83yTVeVM_51qqjnf8Q-PKR8Tcwz_sUF&index=1

                1. Herman Toothrot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  I'm a huge fan of Tim Key. Did you ever catch Cowards?

                  1. DeuloRad
                    • 6 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    No, but now I will!

                    I first saw him on a Charlie Brooker show, I guess, and things he's usually the best on any TV show or podcast.

                    Check him out as a guest on the Horne Section Podcast and Off Menu podcast, if you haven't already, and you're into that kind of thing.

              • Sloths
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                17 days, 22 hours ago

                considering Salah solo (C) till earlyish WC.

                Opinions on my draft please?

                Ederson 4.0
                James, Robertson, TAA, Cancelo - sub N Williams
                Salah, Saka, Mount, Neto - sub Andreas
                Jesus, Wilson - sub 4.5

                1. I'M VARANE GRATEFUL
                  • 5 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  Ederson to Sanchez, Neto to Rashford.

                  1. Sloths
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Tempting!

              • SADIO SANÉ
                • 7 Years
                17 days, 22 hours ago

                no love for the inevitable Alonso haul GW1?

                1. Sloths
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  Do you think he plays much with Chilwell fit?

                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 7 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    nah probably not, but if he does that week would be the perfect one to do it

                2. SonnyPikey
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Doesn't he want to leave?

                    1. SADIO SANÉ
                      • 7 Years
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      yeah, 1 year left on contract - but don't think he will

                3. N00B
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  17 days, 22 hours ago

                  How did Luis Diaz play vs Leipzig? I'm starting to lose faith in him.

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      Yeah he's finished on here.

                    • MyNameIsBigManRedro
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      17 days, 22 hours ago

                      He’s the new Nunez. Should be on a supermarket checkout or something

                    • Pariße
                      • 7 Years
                      17 days, 21 hours ago

                      Whenever I see him in my draft I’m thinking surely Robertson at 7.0 is a better pick. Then I exclude him from the draft and proceed to not find space for Robertson either.

                    • have you seen cyan
                      • 3 Years
                      17 days, 21 hours ago

                      wut, is Diaz garbage now? lol

                    • Bushwhacker
                      • 3 Years
                      17 days, 19 hours ago

                      Rather well ; didn't he assist two of the goals?

                  2. DavidKent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    But of an odd one, but…

                    A) Grealish + Bailey
                    B) Rashford + Neto

                    I think it’s more going to come down to everyone’s thoughts on Grealish and Rashford.

                    I think those 2 (and maybe Sancho) are the biggest high risk upsides out there. Could be insane value.

                    1. Finding Timo
                      • 1 Year
                      17 days, 21 hours ago

                      B

                    2. Pariße
                      • 7 Years
                      17 days, 21 hours ago

                      I think Ward Prowse, Bruno and Trossard are sexier than trying to force in some players we really can’t be sure about.

                      1. DavidKent
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        17 days, 21 hours ago

                        Disagree with Ward Prouse being sexy. I’m think we know what his points range is.

                        Grealish and Rashford may flop, but their ceilings are a lot higher than Prouse.

                  3. Finding Timo
                    • 1 Year
                    17 days, 22 hours ago

                    Any bargains catching the eye in pre-season ? Currently on Bailey who seems to be getting some game time

                    1. SonnyPikey
                        17 days, 21 hours ago

                        If he can stay fit could be decent

                        1. Finding Timo
                          • 1 Year
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Yeh was great at bayer few seasons back so could be a 8/10 goal man

                      • No Professionals
                        • 5 Years
                        17 days, 21 hours ago

                        Neto scored and assisted yesterday

                        1. Finding Timo
                          • 1 Year
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Oh 5.5 could be great value

                        2. SonnyPikey
                            17 days, 21 hours ago

                            Back of the Net-o

                      • Original Sin
                        • 7 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Who has higher ceilings?
                        A. Rashford
                        B. Laporte

                        1. Sloths
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Laporte injured

                      • have you seen cyan
                        • 3 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Anyone else on the one premium? I selected it and logged it, so I don't drift off course 😀

                        1. P-P-A-P
                          • 6 Years
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Yep. I'm still trying to stay with.
                          Hate my bench though. I'm normally much safer.

                          1. have you seen cyan
                            • 3 Years
                            17 days, 21 hours ago

                            I normally have a whack bench, and honestly in the past I hardly ever got stung by it. Last few seasons though with covid I have been screwed a bit, I think 2 seasons ago I didn't even have a keeper for 2 weeks lol. S
                            till got a decent gw score tho, haha

                            hopefully there will be some cheap playing players, like andreas etc.

                        2. Bobby Digital
                          • 4 Years
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          o/

                          1. have you seen cyan
                            • 3 Years
                            17 days, 21 hours ago

                            Haaland or Salah? Haaland for me

                            1. Bobby Digital
                              • 4 Years
                              17 days, 21 hours ago

                              Kane

                              1. have you seen cyan
                                • 3 Years
                                17 days, 21 hours ago

                                😀 knew it soon as I pressed enter on that comment.

                                I'm a spurs fan, but Kane has trolled me sooo hard in FPL recent seasons. Love Son, but Kane hmmm

                        3. Pariße
                          • 7 Years
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Used to be my tactic to load up on higher-middle class players for GW1, makes it easier to move around the funds.

                          1. have you seen cyan
                            • 3 Years
                            17 days, 21 hours ago

                            Yea

                            Its not a template strategy because its scary not owning someone like Salah. But mathematically it makes sense, unless you cap a premium, its bad value. The only issue is your stuck with one captain choice, but its not like im good at second guessing who to cap anyway, better if I just left it on someone

                      • Drip Doctor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 12 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        There was a season a while back where you had Diego Costa 8m, Giroud 8m, Dzeko 7.5m. That was the season i finished in the top 200.

                        It really feels like this sort of season again. So many mid price options with heavy hitter potential. A balanced squad without a premium could be the way forward. Consistent points each week.

                        1. RichieW
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Gone from 2 premiums to 1
                          Captain Haaland from GW2 until WC around GW6

                          Ederson
                          Trent Cancelo James Trippier
                          Diaz Mount Saka Maddison
                          Haaland Jesus

                          0.5 itb

                          1. Drip Doctor
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            17 days, 21 hours ago

                            Just looks like points everyweek doesn't it?

                        2. Pariße
                          • 7 Years
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Was just thinking of Giroud in my comment above. I was once disappointed by this tactic. But which middle prices players could now compensate for Son for example?

                          1. Drip Doctor
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 12 Years
                            17 days, 21 hours ago

                            Its a combination. So Mahrez + 4m for example

                      • Lennox142320
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        Hi,
                        Wondering what peoples thoughts are on:
                        Cancelo and Grealish or Dias and Mount?

                        1. Drip Doctor
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 12 Years
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Cancelo Grealish.

                      • Ajax Hamsterdam
                        • 8 Years
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        a saka and darwin
                        b jesus and diaz

                        thank you

                        1. Fish up a tree
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          B

                      • YNWA74
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        17 days, 22 hours ago

                        My new Darwin Nunez draft (if he continues to deliver in pre-season)
                        Expect Haaland to play reduced mins because of injuries

                        1. YNWA74
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Ederson (4mill keeper)
                          Robertson, James, Cancelo, Zinchenko (considering) (Neco)
                          Bailey, Son, Salah, Neto (Andreas)
                          Jesus, Nunez (Greenwood)

                      • pundit of punts
                        • 9 Years
                        17 days, 21 hours ago

                        Stones a solid option now if planning to WC early

                        1. Finding Timo
                          • 1 Year
                          17 days, 21 hours ago

                          Will stones cover Laporte