Draft Rankings 18/19 – Midfielders

These are our Draft Rankings for Midfielders for the 18/19 Draft Fantasy Football season!

Based on a classic eight man league, 40 midfielders will be drafted, so there will be a huge amount of first choice Premier League players who will go undrafted.  For this article we rank our top 50 midfielders.  We’ve not factored in Kante bonus for this article – the standard scoring system for FPL/Draft Fantasy has been used to determine the rankings!

Check out our Draft Essentials: How to Draft article for our tips on when would be the best time to draft your midfielders!


These rankings will be constantly updated over the next few weeks, as we gain more information from friendlies.  New signings will also be added as and when they occur.  The World Cup status provides an easy reference as to when these players are likely to return for pre-season training.

Page last updated: 09/08/2018


🎯 Midfield Rankings 🎯

Rank Player Team Notes World Cup Status
1 Salah Liverpool Sensational first season in the Premier League Group Stage
2 De Bruyne Manchester City Consistent returns, superb player Finals
3 Sanchez Manchester Utd Full pre-season having missed out on the World Cup N/A
4 Hazard Chelsea Rumours that he’s leaving for Madrid have gone quiet, for now Finals
5 Eriksen Tottenham Extremely consistent performer Last 16
6 Mane Liverpool Group Stage
7 Sterling Manchester City Shone last season but faces increased competition Finals
8 Alli Tottenham Struggled a little last season, but still a good points tally Finals
9 Pogba Manchester Utd Could he be unleashed into a more advanced position this season? Looks that way Finals
10 Ozil Arsenal Has a chance to rediscover his form this season Group Stage
11 Sane Manchester City Fresh from having the summer off, but lots of competition N/A
12 Son Tottenham Great season last time around, but will be missing for the Asia Games during August Group Stage
13 Mahrez Manchester City Finally got his big move. Lots of competition at City though N/A
14 Silva Manchester City Last 16
15 Ramsey Arsenal N/A
16 Richarlison Everton Got his big move, and could regain his form of early last season N/A
17 Anderson West Ham Big money signing for West Ham – big things expected N/A
18 Miki Arsenal Could perhaps lose out depending on Emery’s formation. One to watch N/A
19 Siggy Everton Could he find his form again during his second season with Everton? Group Stage
20 Gross Brighton Oustanding last season. Solid choice this year no doubt N/A
21 Sessegnon Fulham The golden boy will be looking to live up to expectations N/A
22 Maddison Leicester Sensational for Norwich last season, can he step up? Looks likely N/A
23 Deulofeu Watford The main man now Richarlison has left N/A
24 Willian Chelsea Looks set to remain at Stamford Bridge after a summer of transfer rumours Quarter Final
25 Keita Liverpool N/A
26 Towsend Crystal Palace N/A
27 Schurrle Fulham Big name signing for Fulham – great mid-range option N/A
28 Milivojevic Crystal Palace Mr Penalty (and sometimes Mr Freekick) Group Stage
29 Bernardo Manchester City Looks set to start in the City team Last 16
30 Yarmalenko West Ham Moved to West Ham after a disappointing season at Dortmund. Good player N/A
31 Kenedy Newcastle Back at Newcastle on loan. Good option N/A
32 Jota Wolves A midfielder that plays up front? Yes please. Great young prospect N/A
33 Walcott Everton Should keep his place in the side, and always a danger N/A
34 Lingard Manchester Utd Could struggle to get back into the team after limited pre-season Finals
35 Jahanbakhsh Brighton Top scorer in the Dutch league last season – worth a punt! Group Stage
36 Shaqiri Liverpool Will probably play second fiddle to the big boys, but worth a punt in the later draft rounds Last 16
37 Hoilett Cardiff Cardiff’s main creative player N/A
38 Pedro Chelsea Might start in the side N/A
39 Traore Wolves N/A
40 Doucoure Watford N/A
41 Mooy Huddersfield Group Stage
42 Gudmundsson Burnley Group Stage
43 Pereyra Watford Could be a decent option, but not guaranteed to play N/A
44 Gomes Everton
45 Bernard Everton
46 Cairney Fulham Great player but remains to be seen if attacking points will be scored N/A
47 Elyounoussi Southampton Bit of an unknown, but will be the Saints main creative spark N/A
48 Ritchie Newcastle N/A
49 Gray Leicester Could benefit from Mahrez’s departure, depends if a replacement is purchased N/A
50 Redmond Southampton N/A


✏️ Notable Exclusions ✏️

Rank Player Team Notes World Cup Status
1 Martial Manchester Utd Fined by the club for missing pre-season training. Looks set to exit N/A
2 Antonio West Ham Looks likely to miss out on a starting spot at West Ham, but may move on N/A
3 Izquierdo Brighton Last 16
4 Patterson Cardiff Performed well for The Blues last season N/A
5 Stanislas Bournemouth Returning from injury, but a great player on his day N/A
6 Armstrong Southampton N/A
7 Mata Manchester Utd Will apparently start the season in the side N/A
8 Jorginho Chelsea Big money signing, but not much attacking potential N/A
9 Lamela Tottenham N/A
10 Kovacic Chelsea N/A
11 Albrighton Leicester N/A
12 Fabregas Chelsea N/A
13 Fraser Bournemouth N/A
14 Shelvey Newcastle N/A
15 Fred Manchester Utd Big money signing, but not much attacking potential Quarter Final**
16 Neves Wolves Big name, and scored some great goals last season. No consistent output though attacking wise N/A
17 Brady Burnley Coming back from injury, one to keep an eye on N/A
18 Bolasie Everton Looks likely to miss out now Richarlison has joined N/A
19 Fabinho Liverpool Big money signing, but not much attacking potential N/A
20 Pritchard Huddersfield N/A

** Denotes a non-playing/limited World Cup role for the player


📢 More Draft Rankings 📢

Check out our other Draft Rankings by position here:

Draft Rankings 18/19 – Goalkeepers

Draft Rankings 18/19 – Defenders

Draft Rankings 18/19 – Strikers


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