Best FPL Midfielders to pick in Gameweek 25

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In this article, we will look at the best midfielders to pick for your Fantasy Premier League team in Gameweek 25.

Let’s dive in.

Best midfielders for FPL GW25

We will look at midfielders from every price point: budget enablersmidpriced picks and premium options.

*We avoid Everton and Wolves midfielders – they are not delivering fantasy points on regular basis and you might be stuck with them after the double gamaweek. It is better to have great single gameweek asset, rather than poor double gameweek asset, because once the double gameweek is over, you are stuck with a poor performing player. 

Budget enablers for Gameweek 25

Andreas (4.4m, Fulham)

  • without a doubt, the best budget midfielder in the game
  • Andreas does not have to be your bench fodder
  • Have a fixture during blank in GW25
  • You can play him almost every gameweek and use funds elsewhere, as he is averaging 3.7 points per game, which is equivalent to 141 points per 38 matches – a return that not even some more expensive FPL midfielders can achieve through the season

Mid-priced FPL midfielders for GW25

Ward Prowse (6.2m, Southampton)

  • Ward Prowse is our pick mainly due to his long-term reliability based on his points output in the previous season
  • On penalties and set pieces
  • Fixture doesnot matter, we can never time his points, he delivers when you least expect it

Grealish (6.8m, Manchester City)

  • overlooked, could be a potential differential
  • slowly and steadily collecting fantasy points
  • benched only once after the GW17 restart
  • 2 goals and 5 assists after the restart
  • great fixture in GW25, but rotation risk due to the Champions League fixture midweek

Odegaard (7.0m, Arsenal)

  • with Martinelli being the rotation risk, Odegaard + Saka is the preffered Arsenal double up in the midfield
  • You should aim to have two Arsenal midfielders in their double gameweek in GW25

Mahrez (7.8m, Manchester City)

  • Each season, he has a great run where he keeps scoring until he gets rotated again, and it looks that he is now in the good form
  • Hard to find any other reliable midfielder among Manchester City players
  • Good fixture in GW25 that has big haul potential, but expect some rotation from City
  • Rested in GW24, so Mahrez could potentialy start against Bournemouth

Saka (8.4m, Arsenal)

  • key man for Arsenal
  • offering stable output in FPL
  • just pick Arsenal midfielder(s) for your team and do not worry about their fixtures
  • captaincy option for DGW25

Premium FPL midfielders for Gameweek 25

De Bruyne (12.4m, Manchester City)

  • It hasnot been the same Kevin De Bruyne after the World Cup
  • Great fixture for City against Bournamouth in GW25
  • Having Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City players in your team for GW25 is going to be crutial
  • There are slight worries thath De Bruyne could be rotated in GW25

Salah (12.7m, Liverpool)

  • the main man for Liverpool
  • poorer season than we are used to from him
  • aim to bring him in for double gameweek 25, he could be captain candidate in DGW25
  • almost must have for DGW25, especially if you are on a free hit

Midfielders beyond Gameweek 25

Mitoma (5.4m, Brighton)

  • Mitoma is an amazing form
  • We all should have picked him after the GW17 restart
  • unfortunately, blanks in GW25 which prevented many managers to bring him
  • We have slight worries that he could be the “next Almiron” when he does well in just a cluster of few fixtures and then gets out of form
  • Brighton with double gameweek in GW27, but then likely blank in GW28

Rashford (7.3m, Manchester United)

  • The top scoring midfielder in the game
  • Rashford is underpriced when we consider his returns in the previous seasons (apart from the last one)
  • Manchester United have blank in GW25, bench him in this gameweek, do not sell

Son (11.6m, Tottenham)

  • one to monitor, Son is overlooked due to his poorer performances this season
  • but we know, how explosive he can be, and once he start firing, he can get double digits hauls in 3-4 gameweeks in a row
  • Could be a differential and Tottenham is heading to great fixture run

Tips for picking the best midfielders for your FPL team

  • If you pick premium midfielder, make sure he is also a good captaincy option.
  • Also, consider midfielders that are talismans for their teams
  • Form and fixtures are also an important parts of your decision-making process
  • Consider probabilities when picking midfielders in FPL. Let bookies any time goalscorer odds to help you with that. You can find them here: Premier League Goalscoring Odds.

FPL midfielders with stable points output in previous 4 seasons

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Best FPL midfielders in the last four seasons

Read more in our article: Best long-term FPL picks for 2022/23 season

How many points should you expect from your midfielder in Fantasy Premier League?

Do not have unrealistic expectations from your FPL midfielders.

  • Usually, the top-scoring midfielders can get around 200-240 points per season (on some occasions even more, but this is the realistic expectation from premium FPL midfielders like Salah or De Bruyne) – that is 5.2 – 6.3 points per match
  • Good mid-priced FPL midfielders (usually 7.5m – 9m range) can get approximately 160-190 points per season, so expect around 4.2 – 5 points per match on average
  • Good cheaper midfielders (6m – 7.5m range) can get around 130-160 points per season = 3.4 – 5 points per match
  • Budget midfielders can get around 115-130 points per season = 3 – 3.4 points per match
  • The points of midfielders and forwards usually came in waves or in clusters – so the run of “form” can be followed with a run of blanks.

How are midfielders awarded points in FPL?

The majority of FPL points for midfielders go through goals – 5 points – and assists – 3 points – that’s their main source of points.

Clean sheet point for midfielders is often overlooked = but if a team keep 20 clean sheets, that is 20 more FPL points for a midfielder (that is 5 more goals for forwards).

And usually, when FPL midfielder register two attacking returns, he is more likely to earn bonus points as well.

Further resources

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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