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Fantasy Premier League 2021-22: Best Midfield Options

By Amreen
Kevin De Bruyne remains one of the top midfielders to pick next season
Kevin De Bruyne remains one of the top midfielders to pick next season / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

The new Premier League season isn't far off, and we're sure you've been scratching your head trying to put together the perfect team.

Choosing the perfect midfield for your team is hard enough considering the options currently available. But with the transfer window still open, and players moving in and out, your task becomes significantly harder.

We've put together a list of 10 mids you can pick for your team, but we've also done you one better and divided the list between five premium options and five budget options. Go forth and pick your best midfield line up ahead of the new season.

Five Best Premium Forward Options

10. Marcus Rashford | Manchester United | £9.5m

Marcus Rashford
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Rashford was priced £8.5m season, and finished the campaign with 11 goals and 11 assists. He amassed 174 points, but might be a relatively expensive option this season. Jack Harrison, who is priced at £3.5m less than Rashford, finished only 14 points behind the United man, and could be an option you could consider for your team.

9. Heung-Min Son | Tottenham | £10.0m

Son Heung-min
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Son had his best-ever season in a Spurs shirt last campaign, scoring 17 goals, providing 11 assists, and scoring 228 FPL points. He formed a deadly partnership with Harry Kane, with Tottenham going on to score 68 goals in the Premier League - third-highest in the league.

8. Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | £12.5m

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Salah is the most expensive FPL player, until now, and rightly so. He might have had his worst FPL season last term, points-wise (231), but still scored 22 goals and provided six assists. Salah is currently the most selected player in the game at 52%, and is one of the most safe and reliable captaincy options.

7. Bruno Fernandes | Manchester United | £12.0m

Bruno Fernandes
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The United midfielder finished as the highest-scoring player in FPL with 244 points, and contributed with 18 goals and 14 assists as the Red Devils finished second in the Premier League. His price may have gone up £1.5m compared to last season, but Fernandes is currently the second-highest selected player in the game (42%).

6. Kevin De Bruyne | Manchester City | £12.0m

Kevin De Bruyne
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De Bruyne is without a doubt one of the best midfielders in world football today. The Belgian maestro scored six goals and contributed with 12 assists in 23 starts, and also created 80 chances (4th) and 20 big chances (1st).

Five Best Budget Forward Options

5. Todd Cantwell | Norwich City | £5.5m

Todd Cantwell
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The Norwich midfielder returns to the Premier League, and is no stranger to the ways of the league. He managed six goals and six assists in 30 starts during the 2019-20 season. Cantwell has produced consistent attacking returns over the last two seasons and has a year of Premier League experience under his belt.

4. Raphinha | Leeds United | £6.5m

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The Leeds man is a fantastic value option, and is the second most owned mid-priced midfielder in the game behind Jack Grealish. He scored an impressive six goals and provided 10 assists in 26 starts last season, and will undoubtedly be one of the most consistent names in several FPL squads.

3. Diogo Jota | Liverpool | £7.5m

Diogo Jota
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Jota missed 17 games through injury last season, but in his 12 starts he bagged nine goals, and also created 12 important chances. He is definitely a bargain option and will be a regular starter for Jurgen Klopp's side, making him one of the best picks for your FPL team.

2. Bukayo Saka | Arsenal | £6.5m

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Saka was one of the revelations at Euro 2020, and one of the most-exciting players in the league right now. Having scooped Arsenal's Player of the Year for 2020-21, Saka will be looking to increase the 10 league goal involvements he managed in 2020-21.

1. Jack Grealish | Aston Villa | £8m

Jack Grealish
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Grealish picked up six goals and 12 assists last season, and is Villa's talisman, unless he makes a transfer before the season starts. The Aston Villa captain is on Manchester City's radar, and is one of the best budget midfielders to pick for your team.