Top 5 Midfielders to have in your FPL side - Fantasy Premier League 2019
Midfielders are arguably the most attractive assets in Fantasy Premier League (FPL). They get five points for a goal as well as a point for keeping a clean sheet. Moreover, the nature of their role means they also fare better in the Bonus Points System (BPS) than forwards. With possession football, the name of the game these days, more and more teams are opting to abandon the traditional two-up top systems and bolster their midfield, which means there are more options available in this area.
Four of the top-scoring FPL assets last year were midfielders (Salah, Sterling, Hazard, and Mane) which further illustrates that this is where the bulk of your points are going to come from. Heung-min Son is not included due to his suspension for Spurs' first two games and Mane is not included due to his expected absence from Liverpool's gameweek one lineup. My top 5 midfield assets are listed below –
1) Mohamed Salah (LIV, 12.5m) –
It would hardly come as a surprise to anyone to see the Egyptian King the first name mentioned, the midfielder has topped the FPL points tally for two consecutive seasons, and has actually incurred a price drop from 13.0m last year.
He started last season slowly due to his shoulder injury but still managed a total of 31 goal involvements (22 goals and 12 assists), his bonus tally of only 18 letting him down.
He has returned late to training for Liverpool after his exertions in the African Cup of Nations but given Mane's initial absence, he should be one of the first names on the team sheet. Milner's game time is only expected to decrease this season which should help Salah retain spot-kick duty.
Liverpool have a great fixture run to start the season with games against Norwich, Southampton, Burnley and Newcastle in their first five and the Egyptian should be one of the first names in your FPL team.