With the start of the Premier League just this weekend, there are plenty of talking points to take from the opening weekend of fixtures.
But nothing is more exciting to talk about when it comes to the Premier League than Fantasy Premier League football. It always comes up in conversation each game week - “how did your team do this weekend?”, or “mate I’ve absolutely wasted my triple captain this weekend, Kane had a stinker!”.
Despite this, it’s always good to evaluate your options and find some of the bargains buys that could save you cash and get you the points you still need. The midfield is an area that requires some of your most money spent - with many people filling it out with some of the best players in the league, and then scrimping and scrapping to fill the rest of the midfield spots.
That’s why today, we’re going to take a look at four of the best midfield options to choose from this season - ranging from all prices and from a mix of clubs in the league...
Leandro Trossard - £6.0m
The Belgian midfielder had a moderate season last time out, securing five goals with three assists - and accumulating 104 points in FPL.
During that time though, we were able to see glimpses of just how talented the 25-year-old is, and this season with the club’s new signings and Potter’s style of play slowly taking form, I can see Trossard enjoying a fruitful season.
At just £6.0m and with only 0.4% selection, Trossard is a hidden gem that has gone under the radar.
Pablo Hernandez - £6.0m
After Leeds’s promotion to the Premier League, midfielder Pablo Hernández played an integral part in getting them there.
Many Premier League fans will remember him from his time at Swansea, but since joining Leeds in 2016 the 35-year-old has matured like a fine wine.
Last season saw the Spaniard register nine goals with nine assists and will only cost you £6.0m if you were to slot him into your team, much like the other 2.1% of people have.
Mohamed Salah - £12.0m
Despite being the joint highest expensive midfielder in FPL, Mo Salah has been a shoo-in for me ever since he joined Liverpool.
Last season was the Egyptian’s worst since joining the Reds in 2017, yet he still managed to score 19 goals and provide 10 assists, totaling to 233 points.
His cost of £12.0m has been enough to put a lot of users off him this season for some strange reason, only being selected by 30.8% - but I assure you that the 28-year-old is a must in anyone’s squad.
And that was backed up on the opening weekend, with the forward netting a hat-trick and 20 FPL points against Leeds United.
Bukayo Saka - £5.5m
The youngster impressed a lot of people last season, including Mikel Arteta, for his versatility and creativity no matter where he was on the pitch.
Scoring once and providing five assists in 26 appearances, most of which came from left-back, Saka managed 71 FPL points in that time - but it is this season that will see the 19-year-old make the biggest jump.
Arteta is expected to keep Saka in his starting XI, given the defensive additions made this summer as well as Kieran Tierney now being fully fit - meaning a more advanced position for Saka to up his goal and assist tally could be up for grabs.
At just £5.5m, Saka is a bargain choice and is only selected by 8.9% of other users.