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FPL Pre-season Ones to watch: Upper mid-range midfield options


Due to the number of midfield options available in FPL, we have had to create sub-categories for some of the options. Here are the players at the top end of the mid-range midfield options:

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton, £8m)

Only Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling and Sadio Mane, scored more points than the Icelandic international from midfield last season. In fact, only Chelsea’s Eden Hazard had more shots and created chances than Sigurdsson last season.

Sigurdsson scored 13 times and produced six assists and picked up the highest points tally of his in 188. With Everton expected to enjoy a strong campaign next season and outsiders for the top-six, Sigurdsson could be a key player for the Toffees. At £8m, the set-piece specialist, who takes penalty kicks looks like a no-brainer for anybody’s FPL team for the new season.

Richarlison (Everton, £8m)

The Brazilian international enjoyed a solid debut campaign for the Toffees last season after a big-money move from Watford. He scored 13 goals and produced three assists. The 22-year-old looks to be an alternative to Sigurdsson, especially as he often plays as a central striker for Marco Silva side, The Merseysider’s have yet to bring in a new striker, so he could play in a more advanced role for the Toffees.

In a strange way, a new striker could also help the Brazilian’s output when it comes to assists. The youngster is sure to be in many FPL teams at the start of the new campaign.

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City, £8m)

The Portuguese international became an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s team last season, as the Citizens retained the Premier League title. His performances last year in scoring seven goals and producing eight assists suggests he could be in for a bigger haul this season, with City likely to be high-scoring once again in the top-flight.

Raheem Sterling is the obvious choice when it comes to City’s midfield options, Silva offers a far cheaper alternative. However, going without Sterling is a big risk. Having both Silva and Sterling could prove a solution.

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth, £7.5m)

The Scottish winger was one of last season’s bargain buys. Fraser scored seven times and produced 14 assists in a highly successful campaign. His performances for the Cherries led to speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal. The diminutive star is in the final year of his contract with the club from the south coast. If as expected he stays with the Cherries, then the winger will be eager to impress to earn a big move next summer.

Lucas Moura (Tottenham, £7.5m)

The Brazilian international developed into a vital attacking player towards the end of last season, scoring big goals in the Champions League. In the Premier League, he scored ten goals and produced two assists, which is not a bad tally considering the 26-year-old was not always a regular starter for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Tottenham have a number of possible FPL midfield options in the likes of Christian Eriksen, Heung Min-Son and Dele Alli. However, Moura could prove a cost-effective way into the usually prolific Tottenham attack.

Will any of the above options be in your FPL team?

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