Ronaldo in, Fernandes out. That is the swap most FPL managers are making ahead of the Gameweek four FPL deadline. To afford Ronaldo, many FPL managers have downgraded Bruno to a cheaper midfielder. The question is; which mid-priced midfielders should we have in our teams?
In this article, I will grade each player on their credentials as mid-priced midfielders.
- 🟢 Great Pick
- 🟡 Good Pick
- 🟠 Wait and See
- 🔴 Avoid
Wolves are heading into a great fixture run. They play Watford, Brentford, Southampton, and Newcastle over the next four Gameweeks. However, Wolves still haven’t scored so far this season, so maybe we should wait and see how they play against weaker opposition. At under one percent ownership, Trincao could be a great differential, despite Wolves’ shy shooting. Even so, we should probably wait a few weeks to assess his performances before considering transferring him into our teams.
It looks like Firmino is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines following his injury against Chelsea. This will surely cement Jota’s place in Liverpool’s starting eleven. A nailed-on Jota offers great value and he is probably the best option out of the mid-priced midfielders. Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures look great too. They play Leeds, Palace, Brentford, and Watford in the next five. Surely a must-have at only (7.6m).
Greenwood has been great so far this season. Playing all but one minute and scoring three goals. However, it should be anticipated that Greenwood’s minutes will be reduced. Ronaldo’s arrival and Cavani’s return will likely limit Greenwood’s position as a striker for the foreseeable future. The right-wing spot seems to be taken by Dortmund’s arrival Sancho whilst Paul Pogba provides stern competition out on the left. Greenwood could still provide good value (despite the potential reduction in minutes), so I probably wouldn’t sell, nor would I buy.
Torres is currently starting and getting consistent minutes for a Man City side scoring a lot of goals. He is currently Manchester City’s only senior striker considering Jesus has suggested a preference of playing out wide. He is likely to play most games for City, but I do expect Kevin De Bruyne to take his place occasionally as the “false nine”. Torres is a great option. However, Man City’s upcoming fixtures aren’t easy, therefore Jota would be my preferred choice. If you already own Jota, then I would suggest Torres as your second midfield pick.