Our top Fantasy Premier League picks from midfield ahead of gameweek 2:
Now fully signed up until 2023, contractual matters are no longer a potential distraction for Aubameyang. The Arsenal captain opened his campaign with a goal away to Fulham last week and was unlucky to only score the one, seeing another shot cleared off the line.
Mikel Arteta’s side follow that victory with another enticing fixture as a troubled West Ham outfit visit the Emirates. Newcastle struggled to create quality chances last season but had no issues at the London Stadium last week, which does not bode well for David Moyes’ men.
Bordering on essential towards the back end of last season, Bruno Fernandes is finally an option again with Manchester United kicking off their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Fernandes’ consistent flow of points was helped by United’s knack of winning penalties which may or may not prove sustainable, but the Portuguese is still worthy of consideration given his willingness to shoot and create openings for others.
If there was one Everton player who stood out above the rest in the win away at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, it was James. The marquee signing from Real Madrid may not have scored or assisted but was at the heart of everything for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
James has every chance of converting that promising build-up play into points this weekend when newly-promoted West Bromwich Albion travel to Goodison Park, having been expertly taken apart by Leicester City last time out.
Leeds look likely to share points around their team rather than have one essential asset but of all their low and mid-price midfielders who could chip in with a goal here or there, Harrison looks like the most promising.
The on-loan Manchester City winger opened his account for the season at Anfield last week and will now face Fulham, who he scored against in the corresponding fixture in the Championship.
A leftfield pick but one that could pay off. Though it was something of a surprise to see Diogo Jota left out of Wolves’ starting line-up on the opening weekend, his replacement Podence looked sharp and ready to seize the opportunity.
Podence assisted Raul Jimenez’s opening goal against Sheffield United and could prove to be a steal at £5.5m. Manchester City should provide stiffer opposition but Wolves beat Pep Guardiola’s side at Molineux last term and have every chance of taking a result.