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FPL winter watchlist: Experts pick out the best midfielders

The Scout 12 Nov 2021
Diogo Jota, Liverpool

Some of the world's top Fantasy managers on their favourite midfielders for the busy winter period

The Scout’s panel of experts reveal their favourite players to target over the busy winter schedule in Fantasy Premier League, per position.

Midfielders
Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) is top of the list and untouchable. With Roberto Firmino (£8.8m) likely out for a while, Diogo Jota at just £7.5m looks like a gift.

I am also interested in Marcus Rashford (£9.4m), Son Heung-min (£10.3m) and Conor Gallagher (£5.8m) for their favourable fixtures.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

Salah remains the undisputed king but there is no other premium midfielder that currently appeals other than Son.

Phil Foden (£8.3m) is a bargain entry into the Manchester City attack and while Firmino is out, Jota has to warrant consideration playing out of position. Gallagher has been a revelation this season and would be my pick of the budget midfielders.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

While we're all paying a pretty penny for attack-minded defenders, we're shopping for value in midfield. Spend big on Salah of course, but then take your pick from Gallagher, Raphinha (£6.6m), Emile Smith Rowe (£5.8m) or Jota, who all provide superb value.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

This season FPL managers really only have the choice of four midfielders as one spot has to be used on Salah.

With Tottenham Hotspur’s fixtures taking a huge turn for the better, Son should be high on the watchlist for FPL managers. However, for those with budget issues, Lucas Moura (£6.4m) can also be considered once Antonio Conte's Spurs turn a corner.

Foden’s role as a “false nine” means he should be a top target, as should Smith Rowe, who has returned in each of the last three Gameweeks. 

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee)

Salah remains undroppable but the only other expensive midfielder I would get is Son for Spurs’ fixture swing. Gallagher looks good value right now.

Holly Shand (@HollyShand)

Smith Rowe has been a joy to own over the last few weeks. While his price has been on the rise, he's still a bargain at under £6.0m.

Tom Cantle (@WGTA_FPL)

Out of position and playing up front in an improving Brighton & Hove Albion team, the underlying numbers for Leandro Trossard (£6.5m) have been hugely impressive. I'm very interested in bringing him in before long.

Also in this series

Part 1: Ramsdale among best goalkeepers
Part 2: Johnson can be cut-price gem
Part 3: Stock up on premium defenders
Part 4: Experts pick out the best defenders
Part 5: Gallagher leads best budget midfielders
Part 6: Son one of premium midfielders set to thrive
Part 8: Wilson can shine under Howe
Part 9: Antonio can keep rivalling premiums
Part 10: Experts pick out the best forwards

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