Fantasy Premier League 2019/20 tips: The 10 best midfielders to pick for your team
With the new season right around the corner, fans up and down the country are busy working out how their fantasy team will look for the 2019/20 campaign.
Choosing your initial squad is one of the most difficult decisions to make in the year and fans are searching around for every possible advantage they can find in their quest for glory.
While attackers attract the highest prices, having a solid midfield presents a solid platform to earn a high tally of points every week, so it’s not a decision fans should take lightly.
Thankfully, we’re here to help as we have identified the best 10 midfielders to sign based on their points totals last season.
10. Leroy Sane (Manchester City)
2018/19 points total: 156 2019/20 cost: £9.5m
The Manchester City winger didn’t have the best of seasons last term but still managed to hit the 150+ mark and should not be sniffed at as his threat in the final third means he is always capable of getting a goal or an assist.
9. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham)
2018/19 points total: 159 2019/20 cost: £9.5m
The South Korean ace was sensational last term and even missed a large chunk of the match due to his international commitments. In 2019/20, there is every chance he could exceed his points total from last season.
8. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)
2018/19 points total: 161 2019/20 cost: £9.0m
An inexpensive option from the top-six clubs, Christian Eriksen is a solid bet as long as he doesn’t depart Tottenham in the final weeks of the transfer window. Should he stay, he should hit a hefty points total once again.
7. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace)
2018/19 points total: 166 2019/20 cost: £7.0m
The Crystal Palace midfielder is an undisputed bargain who is guaranteed to earn you points due to his incredible penalty record. If you’re looking to stock your midfield with high-scoring players, Milivojevic is a must have.
6. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
2018/19 points total: 179 2019/20 cost: £8.5m
While the jury remains out on Pogba for many, the World Cup winner secured an impressive number of points last season and, if he remains at Old Trafford, can be expected to secure another decent haul this term.
5. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)
2018/19 points total: 181 2019/20 cost: £7.5m
Another relatively cheap option that will bring you a tidy haul of points, Scotland international Ryan Fraser was the second highest-scoring midfielder outside of the top-six and his form led to Arsenal’s interest in his signature.
4. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton)
2018/19 points total: 182 2019/20 cost: £8.0m
The highest-scoring midfielder outside of the top-six, Sigurdsson shone in a turbulent campaign for Everton and, with more stability in the club’s results this season, he could push closer to the 200 points mark.
3. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
2018/19 points total: 231 2019/20 cost: £11.5m
One of three midfielders who hit above 200 points last season, Sadio Mane brings guaranteed goals and assists. Fresh from starring in the club’s Champions League glory, the Senegal ace can replicate his form next term.
2. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
2018/19 points total: 234 2019/20 cost: £12.0m
After another impressive season for club and country, Raheem Sterling continues to raise his ceiling and is a certainty to hit an audacious number of points for your team next season with his contribution in the final third.
1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
2018/19 points total: 259 2019/20 cost: £12.5m
No surprises who comes in at number one after another superb season at Anfield and Mohamed Salah will be contesting for the Golden Boot again next season, which means plenty of points for your side.