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Fantasy EPL Draft Rankings 20/21: Midfielders

Welcome to our Fantasy EPL Midfielders Draft Rankings for the 20/21 season! Our Draft Rankings will be an essential part of your preparation for the new season.  Use these projections to get ahead of your fellow Fantrax Draft Managers!

Here we rank the Top 100 Midfielders, which features plenty of great options for the coming season!  As outlined in our Fantasy EPL Draft Strategy Guide, Midfielders can score incredibly well from providing consistent returns.  Its very important that you draft a couple of very good players from these rankings, as well as some under the radar options!

These rankings are based on the Fantrax Scoring System.

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Midfielders Draft Rankings

In order to create these rankings, we have firstly downloaded the Fantrax HQ Tiered Rankings Cheat Sheet as a guideline for where each player should be roughly ranked.  We have then customized this Cheat Sheet to our own preferences, and created our specific rankings from there.  We recommend you do the same!

These rankings will be constantly updated as we gain more information from friendlies.  New signings will also be added as and when they occur.

1Kevin De BruyneMCI1
2Bruno FernandesMUN2
3Christian PulisicCHE3
4James MaddisonLEI3
5Jack GrealishAVL3
6Allan Saint-MaximinNEW3
7Kai HavertzCHE3
8James Ward-ProwseSOU3
9Michail AntonioWHU3
10Hakim ZiyechCHE3
11Jarrod BowenWHU4
12Dwight McNeilBUR4
13Wilfried ZahaCRY4
14Paul PogbaMUN4
15James RodriguezEVE4
16Phil FodenMCI4
17Matheus PereiraWBA4
18Tomas SoucekWHU4
19Nathan RedmondSOU4
20Bernardo SilvaMCI4
21Jonjo ShelveyNEW5
22Stuart ArmstrongSOU5
23Giovani Lo CelsoTOT5
24Joao MoutinhoWOL5
25Eberechi EzeCRY5
26John McGinnAVL5
27Harvey BarnesLEI5
28Ryan FraserNEW5
29Wilfred NdidiLEI5
30Dele AlliTOT5
31Declan RiceWHU6
32N'Golo KanteCHE6
33Grady DianganaWBA6
34Ashley WestwoodBUR6
35Dani CeballosARS6
36Pierre-Emile HojbjergSOU6
37Donny van de BeekMUN6
38Abdoulaye DoucoureEVE6
39Jordan HendersonLIV6
40Leandro TrossardBHA6
41Miguel AlmironNEW6
42Bukayo SakaARS6
43Mason MountCHE6
44Lucas MouraTOT6
45Yves BissoumaBHA6
46Daniel PodenceWOL6
47Jack HarrisonLEE6
48Youri TielemansLEI6
49John FleckSHU6
50Johann GudmundssonBUR7
51Adam LallanaBHA7
53Mateusz KlichLEE7
54Kalvin PhillipsLEE7
55Pablo HernandezLEE7
56Naby KeitaLIV7
57Ayoze PerezLEI7
58Alexis Mac AllisterBHA7
59Conor HourihaneAVL7
60Oliver NorwoodSHU7
61Mateo KovacicCHE7
62James McArthurCRY7
63Matt RitchieNEW8
64Neeskens KebanoFUL8
65Josh OnomahFUL8
66Ainsley Maitland-NilesARS8
67Moussa DjenepoSOU8
68Anthony KnockaertFUL8
69Sander BergeSHU8
70Matt PhillipsWBA8
71Alex IwobiEVE8
73Andros TownsendCRY8
74Ruben NevesWOL8
75Stuart DallasLEE8
76Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainLIV8
77Ruben Loftus-CheekCHE8
78Erik LamelaTOT8
79Josh BrownhillBUR8
80Oliver BurkeSHU8
81Moussa SissokoTOT8
82Luka MilivojevicCRY8
83Ilkay GundoganMCI8
84Gylfi SigurdssonEVE9
85Tom CairneyFUL9
88Pascal GrossBHA9
89Jake LivermoreWBA9
90Anwar El GhaziAVL9
91Marc AlbrightonLEI9
92Isaac HaydenNEW9
94Davy PropperBHA9
95Robert SnodgrassWHU9
96Felipe AndersonWHU9
97Demarai GrayLEI9
98Tanguy NdombeleTOT9
99Jeff HendrickNEW9
100Theo WalcottEVE9


Tier 1 & 2 – The Fantasy EPL Elite

Kevin De Bruyne is in a class of his own.  Literally.  The Manchester City midfielder is the sole member of Tier 1, due to the fact that he was the highest-scoring Fantrax player last season by 175 points!  De Bruyne should be the first player off the draft board in all leagues this summer.  Fact.  Next up in our ‘elite’ category is Manchester United man Bruno Fernandes.  The Portuguese midfielder gained an incredible 18.29 points per game during his 14 games for The Red Devils last season.  This was mainly down to his eight goals and eight assists, but Fernandes also scores relativity well across the attacking scoring categories.  A Top 5 player this season.


Tier 3 – Potential Stars

Now into Tier 3 and some potential stars of Fantasy EPL this season.  Any of the players in this section of our Midfielders Draft Rankings could potentially end the season within the Top 10 scoring players.  All of them have that potential.  Christian Pulisic is ranked in 3rd place after a really strong end to the season.  The American winger looks set for an extremely good second season in the EPL!  Next up is James Maddison and Jack Grealish.  The two English attacking midfielders performed very well last season, ending the campaign with a points per game average of over 12.  Next up is newly reclassified midfielder Allan Saint-Maximin, who we are big big fans of.  And another player we’re really keen on is Southampton’s James Ward-ProwseMichael Antonio is ranked as the 8th best midfielder, after an exceptional end to last season.  His fitness is always a concern.  And rounding out Tier 3 is new Chelsea signing Hakim Ziyech.  He’s a bit lower than expected due to being new to the Premier League, and there being lots of competition for places in the Chelsea midfield.


Tier 4 – Great Assets

Starting off Tier 4 are some really strong assets from our Midfielders Draft Rankings!  We’re huge fans of Jarrod Bowen after the January signing performed incredibly consistently during his 13 games for West Ham.  Next up is Burnley’s Dwight McNeil, and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.  Manchester United man Paul Pogba is up next, closely followed by James Rodriguez of Everton.  Phil Foden is ranked in 15th place, and we’re really unsure as to where to place him this season.  He performed really well during the Premier League restart, but his minutes are nowhere near guaranteed, despite David Silva’s departure.  Next up is West Brom midfielder Matheus Pereira, followed by Tomas SoucekNathan Redmond and Bernardo Silva complete Tier 4.


Tier 5 – Points Potential

The Tier 5 midfielders contain some of the potential breakout players of these Draft Rankings.  We would happily draft any of these chaps in rounds 5 to 7.  Our particular favorites from this group are Stuart Armstrong and Giovanni Lo Celso.  These two midfielders are ranked 21st and 22nd after some reason strong form to end last season.  New Crystal Palace man Eberechi Eze is ranked 24th, and Dani Ceballos comes in at 27th.  Ranking Leicester’s Harvey Barnes at 26th is one that we could regret, but the youngster is just so inconsistent with his Fantrax output.


Tier 6 – Consistent Scorers

Next up in our Midfielders Draft Rankings we’ve got some steady scoring players, as well as a few players to take a punt on towards the end of the draft.  From the consistent scorers category, our personal favorites are Declan Rice (30th), Ashley Westwood (32nd), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (33rd), and Yves Bissouma (41st).  These players are pretty solid Fantrax assets and are likely to be a really decent option as the 4th or 5th midfielder in your roster.  On more of the punts side of things, Leandro Trossard, Lucas Moura, and Bukayo Saka feature in this tier.  We’re pretty keen on Daniel Podence and Jack Harrison from this group too.  Podence performed really well for Wolves during the Premier League restart and has a good chance of establishing himself in the starting eleven if teammate Jota continues to under-perform.  Harrison is a player that we would happily take a chance on towards the end of the draft.  The young Leeds winger has impressed during his two-year loan spell in Yorkshire so far.


Tier 7 – The Streamables

We’re now getting down to the types of players that you will likely be streaming throughout the season.  A few of our favorites here to mention are Grady Diangana, Adam Lallana, and Alexis Mac AllisterDiangana looks set to rejoin West Brom, and could be a really strong asset to pick up towards the end of the draft.  Brighton paid Lallana and Mac Allister could see increased game time now that Aaron Mooy has departed.


Tier 8 – The Punts

Tier 8 continues with the streaming theme, but there are some players here that we would recommend taking a punt on in your draft.  Kalvin Phillips is ranked in 59th and could turn into a really steady scoring midfield option.  Neeskens Kebano is a player we would take a punt on towards the end of the draft – if he can nail down a starting spot, he will be a decent addition to your Fantrax roster.  And sticking with that theme, players like Moussa Djenepo, Anthony Knockaert, and Trezeguet are worth drafting at the end of the draft and hoping they see first-team football.


More Fantasy EPL Draft Rankings: Goalkeepers | Defenders | Midfielders | Forwards | Top 200 | Tiered Rankings Cheat Sheet

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  1. Harvey says

    Can u plsss recommend me 15 best Mid fielders for Draft FPL who will have a long impact in this season.

  2. Christian Holøien says

    Just wanted to leave a comment to tell you guys that this is amazing work. I put a lot of work into my own research, but this is perfect for the guys in my league that doesn’t do the same as me. You have certainly upped your game, and we love to use your platform.

    Please don’t stop the articles, we always read them.
    Keep up the good work!

    1. The Fantasy Football Chaps says

      Thanks Christian. Much appreciated kind words! Don’t forget to check out the Fantrax HQ Top 200 Consensus Ranks and the Tiered Rankings Cheat Sheet too!!

  3. Luke Crane says

    How old is your data and what are the metrics? TBH, not sure you guys know too much about EPL. Antonio is a forward this season, you are missing Salah and Mane, and Aubameyang from your 100. Come on guys.

    1. The Fantasy Football Chaps says

      Hi Luke. Our data is fully up to date, and the metric is the Fantrax scoring system which rewards key passes, successful dribbles, accurate crosses, tackles, interceptions, plus many many more. Not just goals, assists and clean sheets. The article is posted on Fantrax HQ, which is a website that provides advice for users of Draft Premier League on the Fantrax portal. Antonio is a midfielder on Fantrax. Salah, Mane and Auba are forwards on Fantrax. Please let us know if you would like to know more about Fantrax – its an infinitely better experience than anything FPL or FPL Draft related.

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