Gameweek 8 is fast approaching and Fantasy Premier League football is about to return. Last time out, three of our midfield picks came good.
Son Heung-Min starred for Tottenham in their win over Manchester City. Mesut Ozil played all 90 minutes in Arsenal’s clean sheet win at Burnley. Meanwhile, Michail Antonio put in a 90 minute shift in West Ham’s 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.
Will any of those three players make the FantasySports.co.uk Fantasy Premier League 5 must have midfielders list this week? Let us see as we head into gameweek 8.
Son Heung-Min – Tottenham
Games: 4; Goals: 4; Assists: 2
Son Heung-Min continues to be one of the most in-form players in the English Premier League this season. Last time out against Manchester City, Son picked up an assist will a brilliant through ball to Dele Alli for Spurs’ second goal.
Harry Kane isn’t expected to return from an ankle injury until November 6th. Which means Son should continue to lead the Tottenham frontline.
Spurs travel to West Brom for gameweek 8, and Son should continue to make a big difference. Although he has played as a striker, he does feature on the left side of midfield as well. Either way, he deserves a spot in your Fantasy Premier League team for gameweek 8.
Dimitri Payet – West Ham
Games: 7; Goals: 1; Assists: 3
Dimitri Payet has tallied a goal or an assist in three of his last four matches for West Ham. The Frenchman is turning it on and is a hot hand from the east London side.
Last week, Payet tallied West Ham’s only goal in a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.
This week, West Ham travel to south London to take on Crystal Palace, a winnable – or drawable – match for the Hammers.
A win or a draw could see the Hammers out of the relegation zone. They will need Payet to carry them, however.
Willian – Chelsea
Games: 6; Goals: 2; Clean sheets: 2
Willian featured in WhoScored.com’s team of gameweek 7 with an 8.5 rating. Against Hull, Willian tallied his second goal of the season as Chelsea won easily, 2-0.
Next up for Chelsea is reigning Premier League champions Leicester. The Foxes arrive at Stamford Bridge winless in five of their last six against the Blues.
Willian should be deployed on the right side of Chelsea’s midfield and will be as dangerous as ever against Leicester. Another top performance could be in store for the Brazilian.
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
Games: 6; Goals: 2; Assists: 4
Be warned, Kevin De Bruyne is coming back from an injury that kept him out of Manchester City’s loss to Tottenham. Without him, City lacked a creative spark to unlock a tight Tottenham defence.
If he is fit and ready to play, De Bruyne should make a major difference to City’s attack.
Manchester City host Everton in what should – on paper – be a tight affair. The Blues are undefeated in five of their last six against Everton. If De Bruyne is back, he is worth a place in your Fantasy Premier League team.
Etienne Capoue – Watford
Games: 7; Goals: 4; Assists: 1
Etienne Capoue has cooled off slightly since his hot start to the season. However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t worth a spot in your team. The midfield engine has been continually solid for the Hornets this season.
Watford travel to Middlesbrough on Sunday in the early kick-off. That is the type of game Capoue can boss in the centre of the park, which means he is a solid choice for gameweek 8.
According to Fantasy.PremierLeague.com, Capoue would only cost you £5.2 million. That is a much cheaper price than several other players on this list.
Victor Wanyama – Tottenham
Games: 7; Clean sheets: 4
If you are looking for a bargain, look no further than Tottenham’s Victor Wanyama. Sure, he is yet to register a goal or an assist, and has currently totalled 22 Fantasy Premier League points, but he has the potential to make a big impact in gameweek 8.
Wanyama will cost you £5m and is a solid midfielder that can add to your side. He may even pop up with a goal or assist this weekend against West Brom.