Picking the right midfielders can prove to be the difference between success and failure. We’ve crunched the numbers to identify the best picks ahead of Gameweek 6.
Among the higher point-scorers in FPL are the players who pull the strings from the middle of the park, whether they excel in making or scoring goals.
Our FPL rating system — Squawka Score — has been engineered to identify the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League, judging a player’s output per 90 minutes for a group of specifically selected stats.
What is the Squawka Score? You can learn more about how we devised our fantasy football ranking system here.
If you think you can beat our FPL boffins, you can join the Squawka Challenge League here.
Here are the top 10 Premier League midfielders based on their FPL Squawka Score from the 2023 calendar year.
|Player||FPL Squawka Score||23/24 Team||23/24 FPL Price|
|Bruno Fernandes||78%||Man United||8.4|
|Phil Foden||77%||Man City||7.6|
|Jack Grealish||75%||Man City||7.3|
Every week, we will bring you a Differential Duel to highlight a player who both ranks well according to our Squawka Score system and isn’t being picked by the vast majority of FPL managers.
We will then crunch the numbers and pit the chosen differential against a comparable asset who is proving popular — it is then on you to choose your fighter.
This week, we are comparing West Ham’s James Ward-Prowse (8.4% ownership) and Liverpool’s Mo Salah (27.1%), with the two players set to face off.
Although one of the more expensive players in FPL at £12.5million, Salah’s regular return in terms of goals and assists make him difficult to keep out of your team.
But to save a whopping £6.4m, why not look at Ward-Prowse? After all, he has made a flying start to life at West Ham and has now been directly involved in at least one goal in each of his last six Premier League appearances.
Here’s how their 2022/23 stats compare on our Comparison Matrix.
We all want to load up on premium picks, but your £100million budget must always be in the back of your mind.
This is where bargains come in handy to balance out your squad. Using our Squawka super computer, we have picked out some budget midfielders for consideration who fare best according to the key fantasy football metrics.
Where a Squawka Score cannot be provided, players did not reach the minimum Premier League minutes threshold for the calendar year 2023. Scores will be available from Gameweek 6.
The best 4.5 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Saša Lukić, Fulham (10%)
- Elliot Anderson, Newcastle (N/A)
- Marvelous Nakamba, Luton (N/A)
The best 5.0 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Jacob Murphy, Newcastle (66%)
- Alejandro Garnacho, Man United (53%)
- Harvey Elliott, Liverpool (47%)
The best 5.5 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Leon Bailey, Aston Villa (52%)
- Manor Solomon, Spurs (49%)
- Willian, Fulham (48%)
The best 6.0 picks for 23/24 FPL
- Saïd Benrahma, West Ham (58%)
- Alexis Mac Allister, Liverpool (54%)
- Morgan Gibbs-White, Nottingham Forest (49%)
Is your midfield almost set and ready to go? Hold fire for a moment — we have only more factor for you to consider before submitting your team.
Below, using our Squawka Score system and the FPL’s official Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR), we have the identified the top selections from each of the Premier League clubs deemed to have an ‘easy’ fixture in Gameweek 6.
|Team||Top pick||FPL Squawka Score||23/24 FPL Price|
|Crystal Palace||Eberechi Eze||66%||6.3|
|Man City||Phil Foden||77%||7.6|
|Man United||Bruno Fernandes||78%||8.4|
*Does not qualify for a Squawka Score until after GW6 as he did not feature in the Premier League last season.