This article is part of our Fantasy Premier League Rankings series.For our 2013-14 Premier League rankings, we polled four of our writers to come up with a composite list for the upcoming year. We broke it down by position, listing our top-20 forwards, midfielders, defenders and top-10 goalkeepers.
Points were assigned to each player based on their ranking by each writer: 10 points for a first place vote, nine points for a second place vote, eight points for a third place vote and so on.
Chelsea's Petr Cech is the top choice in our Goalkeeper Rankings, Everton's Leighton Baines checks in at the top spot on our Defensemen Rankings and our first unanimous choice is here, as Gareth Bale earns the No. 1 ranking for midfielders.
Bale was magnificent last season, which prompted interest from around the world for his services. The biggest offer came from Real Madrid, which thought that €100 million would be enough to poach the Welshman from Tottenham. Spurs felt differently, deciding to keep Bale (as of publication) and have him lead this year's charge toward a top-four spot and an entry into the Champions League. With the decision to keep him in England, he earns his No. 1 spot on our Premier League midfielders rankings list.
|1||Gareth Bale||Gareth Bale||Gareth Bale||Gareth Bale||Gareth Bale||80|
|2||Eden Hazard||Santi Cazorla||Theo Walcott||Eden Hazard||Eden Hazard||68|
|3||Santi Cazorla||Michael Carrick||Eden Hazard||Marouane Fellaini||Santi Cazorla||67|
|4||Juan Mata||Marouane Fellaini||Juan Mata||Frank Lampard||Juan Mata||65|
|5||Michu||Juan Mata||Santi Cazorla||Steven Gerrard||Marouane Fellaini||62|
|6||Theo Walcott||David Silva||Michu||Juan Mata||Theo Walcott||61|
|7||Frank Lampard||Theo Walcott||Marouane Fellaini||Santi Cazorla||Michu||52|
|8||Marouane Fellaini||Leon Osman||Frank Lampard||Theo Walcott||Steven Gerrard||51|
|9||Steven Gerrard||Eden Hazard||Steven Gerrard||Michu||Frank Lampard||49|
|10||Yaya Toure||Steven Gerrard||David Silva||Kevin Nolan||David Silva||38|
|11||Kevin Nolan||Yaya Toure||Philippe Coutinho||Robert Snodgrass||Yaya Toure||37|
|12||Shinji Kagawa||Michu||Shinji Kagawa||Stephane Sessegnon||Kevin Nolan||25|
|13||Robert Snodgrass||Oscar||Yaya Toure||Yaya Toure||Robert Snodgrass||25|
|14||Oscar||Gareth Barry||Robert Snodgrass||David Silva||Shinji Kagawa||22|
|15||Aaron Lennon||Steven Pienaar||Andre Schurrle||Wayne Routledge||Oscar||21|
|16||David Silva||Frank Lampard||Clint Dempsey||Seven Pienaar||Michael Carrick||18|
|17||Stephane Sessegnon||Kevin Nolan||Oscar||Shinji Kagawa||Steven Pienaar||14|
|18||Steven Pienaar||Mikel Arteta||Jack Wilshere||Anthony Pilkington||Leon Osman||13|
|18||Mikel Arteta||Samir Nasri||Jonathan Walters||Oscar||Stephane Sessegnon||13|
|20||Paulinho||Aaron Lennon||Hatem Ben Arfa||Mikel Arteta||Philippe Coutinho||10|
Others receiving points: Aaron Lennon (7), Gareth Barry (7), Mikel Arteta (6), Andre Schurrle (6), Wayne Routledge (6), Clint Dempsey (5), Jack Wilshere (3), Anthony Pilkington (3), Samir Nasri (2), Jonathan Walters (2), Paulinho (1), Hatem Ben Arfa (1)