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Midfielders are often the most thought about picks for a fantasy footballer. Thankfully, we’re here to help. With a lot of strikers who play out wide listed as midfielders, there is a chance to beat the system here.
5. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
The 18-year-old exploded onto the scene last year. Used initially as a make-shift left-back, Saka often saved Arsenal going forward. Incredibly versatile, he can play anywhere and will likewise see a lot of minutes, even when not in the eleven. For just £5.5million, Saka could save you money to spend elsewhere. However, this will not come at the expense of points. With a rapid turnaround between games for Arsenal, Saka will continue to feature.
4. Kevin de Bruyne (Man City)
This is another selection of the obvious variety. At £11.5 million, he is a big investment. However, it will undoubtedly pay off. Indeed, 13 goals and 23 assists is a return worthy of a couple of players. Man City do not play in Gameweek 1 though, so have an option on the bench. A strong contender for captain.
3. Phil Foden (Man City)
Again, Man City’s creativity among midfielders is to be taken advantage of. The loss of David Silva is less of a headache for Guardiola thanks to the young Englishman. 5 goals and 2 assists last season is an impressive return considering most appearances were off the bench. For only £6.5 million this one is a steal. If you could afford to have him on a rotational policy you’ll be rewarded massively. Similarly, he won’t be around in Gameweek 1 though.
2. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea)
Of all the new Midfielders to arrive for 20/21, Ziyech is the pick of the bunch. The Moroccon should slide straight into Lampard’s side. Expect his pinpoint passes to benefit the likes of Werner. In addition, he could chip in with goals himself. For £8million, if you plan on buying Ziyech, do it early.
1. Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
Finally, spending £12 million on a Liverpool talisman is a must. 18 goals and 12 assists added up to 221 points. Even when not on the scoresheet himself, Mané is contributing elsewhere.
Alternatives here include Aubameyang, Salah, and Sterling. Or for those on a budget, you could do worse than Adama Traoré and Diego Jota.
— Premier League (@premierleague) September 2, 2020