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FPL Pre-season Ones to watch: Midfielder mid-range options part two

FPL Pre-season Ones to watch: Midfielder mid-range options part two
FPL Pre-season Ones to watch: Midfielder mid-range options part two July 13, 2019 July 13, 2019 David Nugent
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The mid-range midfield options were vast, so we decided to do part two as well to cover all your FPL options. There sure are some interesting options, so here is our second part of midfielder mid-range options:

Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford, £6m)

The central midfielder has become a useful midfield option in the last few seasons. Last season the Hornets star scored five times and produced seven assists. The previous campaign he also scored seven goals and produced four assists. Those stats suggest that he is among the attacking points on a fairly regular basis for a player in his price range. Watford have a fairly mixed opening schedule, but once their fixtures improve, he could prove to be a good differential for many FPL bosses.

Dwight McNeil (Burnley, £6m)

The young winger burst onto the top-flight scene last season with some impressive displays for the Clarets, mainly from the substitutes bench at first. McNeil looked a lively and tricky winger. He managed to score three goals and produce four assists. Those stats are not that impressive, but considering he was not always a regular starter, they are not terrible.

The winger is expected to see far more game time next season after those impressive performances for the Clarets. His starting price of £6m is slightly disappointing, but if he can hit the ground running, he is another potential bargain option.

Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham, £6m)

The Ukrainian winger was highly unfortunate in his debut Premier League campaign, picking up an injury that saw him sidelined for much of the season. The injury restricted him to just nine top-flight appearances last season. He scored twice in those limited appearances. With his limited game time last season, he could be like a new signing in the 2019/20 campaign. The Hammers have a favourable run of fixtures after their opener against Manchester City, so he could prove to be a wildcard choice for your FPL teams in the early stages of the campaign.

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa, £6m)

The 23-year-old looks to now be fulfilling some of his undoubted potential for the Villans. Last season he helped Villa to promotion via the play-offs, scoring six goals and producing seven assists. The attacking midfielder has long been touted as a future star and showed plenty of promise in Villa’s last spell in the top-flight. He will once again be a vital player for the Villans in the new campaign.

Villa have a favourable run of fixtures at the beginning of the season, as seven of their opening nine matches rank two on the FPL difficulty ranking scale. A trip to Tottenham is not the greatest of fixtures to start the campaign, as they are major underdogs to take anything from the game. However, after that Grealish could be amongst the points.

Leandro Trossard (Brighton, £6m)

The 24-year-old left-winger joined Brighton this summer after a highly-productive campaign that saw him score 22 goals and produce 11 assists for the team from Belgium. It was no doubt the winger’s biggest campaign to date. He could fit in well to boss Graham Potter’s attacking style of football. The only potential negative is that the Premier League is a big step up from the Jupiler League.

However, the Seagulls have a favourable start to the campaign, so it gives the winger an opportunity to make a strong start to life in England. At £6m, he may well prove to be a wait and see option for some.

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

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David Nugent

David Nugent


David is a soccer fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.