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Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Top Midfielders

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird, a four-time FSWA Award finalist, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and an editor for the site's NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, CBB and DFS content.

We're now less than a week away from kickoff to the 2015/16 Premier League season, which means it's time we start finalizing the rosters we'll be using in season-long games. We've already discussed some strategies for draft formats, while also hitting on auctions. These rankings reflect our writers' opinions on season-long salary cap formats, such as the Premier League's official game and ESPN's Premier Fantasy, though they can also be used as cheatsheets for draft or auction leagues (just note that the rankings were based on the official FPL scoring, so if your league has a different points setup, please feel free to leave a question below and we'll be sure to get back to you quickly).

We kicked off with the goalkeepers and defenders, and now we focus on the players moving the ball forward and toward the goal. Points were assigned to each player based on their ranking by each contributor: 50 points for a first place vote, 49 points for a second place vote, 48 points for a third place vote and so on.

The three highest scoring midfielders in the official fantasy Premier League game last season were Eden Hazard (233 points), Alexis Sanchez (207) and David Silva (191). All were in our top-7 in last year's midfielder rankings and were expected near the top.

However, the top-15 from last season had some surprise names, such as Nacer Chadli (eighth highest scorer with 160 points), Gylfi Sigurdsson (10th, 154), Sadio Mane (12th, 137) and Yannick Bolasie (15th, 132), so don't focus exclusively on the top players; there's plenty of production further down the list.

RankPlayerPtsRankPlayerPtsRankPlayerPts
1 Alexis Sanchez 347 21 Dimitri Payet 179 41 Ki Sung-yueng 62
2 Eden Hazard 345 22 James Milner 176 42 Nathan Redmond 59
3 David Silva 335 23 Dusan Tadic 172 43 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 57
4 Cesc Fabregas 314 24 Jason Puncheon 160 44 Riyad Mahrez 56
5 Raheem Sterling 308 25 Willian 143 45 Marouane Fellaini 53
6 Mesut Ozil 306 26 Andre Ayew 126 46 Wilfried Zaha 51
7 Christian Eriksen 291 27 Kevin Mirallas 126 47 Jordy Clasie 48
8 Memphis Depay 279 28 Ander Herrera 122 48 Fernandinho 47
9 Juan Mata 268 29 Theo Walcott 121 49 Moussa Sissoko 46
10 Santi Cazorla 259 30 Georginio Wijnaldum 113 50 Charlie Adam 44
11 Aaron Ramsey 253 31 Ross Barkley 112 51 Morgan Schneiderlin 43
12 Yaya Toure 253 32 Chris Brunt 105 52 Remy Cabella 42
13 Gylfi Sigurdsson 240 33 Yohan Cabaye 104 53 Jonathan Walters 42
14 Philippe Coutinho 236 34 Matt Ritchie 100 54 Jack Colback 38
15 Oscar 228 35 Jeremain Lens 90 55 Bastian Schweinsteiger 38
16 Sadio Mane 224 36 Adam Lallana 85 56 Jack Wilshere 38
17 Jordan Henderson 223 37 Jesus Navas 78 57 Gerard Deulofeu 36
18 Roberto Firmino 217 38 Samir Nasri 73 58 Marko Arnautovic 32
19 Nacer Chadli 187 39 Erik Lamela 69 59 James Ward-Prowse 30
20 Yannick Bolasie 179 40 Juan Cuadrado 64 60 Sebastian Larsson 30


And here's the voting breakdown:

RnkLairdGottliebPitnerMosinskiMcIntyreRaduneTrainor
1 Alexis Sanchez Eden Hazard Alexis Sanchez Eden Hazard Eden Hazard Alexis Sanchez Alexis Sanchez
2 Eden Hazard Alexis Sanchez Eden Hazard Alexis Sanchez Alexis Sanchez Eden Hazard David Silva
3 Raheem Sterling David Silva David Silva David Silva David Silva David Silva Eden Hazard
4 Mesut Ozil Mesut Ozil Mesut Ozil Cesc Fabregas Cesc Fabregas Cesc Fabregas Jordan Henderson
5 David Silva Raheem Sterling Theo Walcott Christian Eriksen Raheem Sterling Mesut Ozil Cesc Fabregas
6 Memphis Depay Cesc Fabregas Raheem Sterling Mesut Ozil Mesut Ozil Memphis Depay Philippe Coutinho
7 Roberto Firmino Roberto Firmino Dimitri Payet Gylfi Sigurdsson Christian Eriksen Yaya Toure Christian Eriksen
8 Aaron Ramsey Memphis Depay Christian Eriksen Raheem Sterling Santi Cazorla Juan Mata Juan Mata
9 Cesc Fabregas Christian Eriksen Philippe Coutinho Philippe Coutinho Juan Mata Raheem Sterling Santi Cazorla
10 Sadio Mane Oscar Aaron Ramsey Memphis Depay Yaya Toure Philippe Coutinho Memphis Depay
11 Jordan Henderson Juan Mata Cesc Fabregas Dimitri Payet Sadio Mane Santi Cazorla Yaya Toure
12 Christian Eriksen Aaron Ramsey Andre Ayew Santi Cazorla Gylfi Sigurdsson Aaron Ramsey Nacer Chadli
13 Theo Walcott Sadio Mane Roberto Firmino Kevin Mirallas Kevin Mirallas James Milner Raheem Sterling
14 Gylfi Sigurdsson Philippe Coutinho Georginio Wijnaldum Yaya Toure Yannick Bolasie Theo Walcott Gylfi Sigurdsson
15 James Milner Gylfi Sigurdsson Memphis Depay Juan Mata Nacer Chadli Oscar Sadio Mane
16 Santi Cazorla Dimitri Payet Gylfi Sigurdsson Sadio Mane Jason Puncheon Samir Nasri Yannick Bolasie
17 Juan Mata Andre Ayew Sadio Mane Oscar Dimitri Payet Willian Oscar
18 Yaya Toure Santi Cazorla Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Dusan Tadic Oscar Christian Eriksen Jason Puncheon
19 Oscar Yaya Toure Nacer Chadli Nacer Chadli Roberto Firmino Marouane Fellaini Chris Brunt
20 Yannick Bolasie Willian Jordan Henderson Matt Ritchie Aaron Ramsey Roberto Firmino Aaron Ramsey
21 Jason Puncheon Dusan Tadic Juan Mata Jordan Henderson Dusan Tadic Fernandinho Jonathan Walters
22 Philippe Coutinho Georginio Wijnaldum Yannick Bolasie Aaron Ramsey Philippe Coutinho Jack Wilshere Mesut Ozil
23 Dusan Tadic James Milner Ross Barkley Roberto Firmino Memphis Depay Jordan Henderson Jack Colback
24 Matt Ritchie Jordan Henderson Santi Cazorla Chris Brunt Remy Cabella Bastian Schweinsteiger Willian
25 Dimitri Payet Jeremain Lens Yaya Toure Yohan Cabaye Ross Barkley Adam Lallana Sebastian Larsson
26 Yohan Cabaye Yannick Bolaisie Yohan Cabaye Kevin Nolan Juan Cuadrado Nemanja Matic Adam Lallana
27 Andre Ayew Yohan Cabaye Dusan Tadic James Milner James Milner Morgan Schneiderlin Dusan Tadic
28 Ander Herrera Wilfried Zaha Riyad Mahrez Jason Puncheon Erik Lamela James McCarthy Moussa Sissoko
29 Willian Jason Puncheon Jeremain Lens Yannick Bolasie Jeremain Lens Juan Cuadrado Jesus Navas
30 Georginio Wijnaldum Matt Ritchie Matt Ritchie Ander Herrera Gerard Deulofeu Robb Barkley Riyad Mahrez
31 Jeremain Lens Ross Barkley Kevin Mirallas Andre Ayew Jordan Henderson Ander Herrera Ki Sung-Yueng
32 Ki Sung-yueng Chris Brunt Jesus Navas Nathan Redmond Samir Nasri Jesus Navas Gary Gardner
33 Wilfried Zaha Nathan Redmond Oscar Christian Atsu James Ward-Prowse Nacer Chadli Erik Lamela
34 Jordy Clasie Juan Cuadrado Ander Herrera Ross Barkley Wayne Routledge Ashley Young Cheikhou Kouyate
35 Nathan Redmond Erik Lamela Chris Brunt Moussa Sissoko Adam Johnson Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Ander Herrera
36 Nacer Chadli Nacer Chadli James Milner Jordy Clasie Jesus Navas Kevin Mirallas Fernandinho
37 Marko Arnautovic Ander Herrera Ki Sung-yueng Charlie Adam Marouane Fellaini Michael Carrick Adam Johnson
38 Morgan Schneiderlin Kevin Mirallas Adam Lallana Georginio Wijnaldum Charlie Adam Georginio Wijnaldum James Morrison
39 Fabian Delph Marko Arnautovic Jonathan Walters Riyad Mahrez Ramires Gylfi Sigurdsson Charlie Adam
40 Chris Brunt Jordy Clasie Willian Etienne Capoue Ander Herrera Emre Can James Milner
41 Christian Atsu Marc Albrighton Samir Nasri Fabian Delph Willian Daley Blind Daley Blind
42 Adam Lallana Samir Nasri Jason Puncheon Ki Sung-yueng Andre Ayew Ramires Jonjo Shelvey
43 Erik Lamela Gerard Deulofeu Remy Cabella Willian Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Jason Puncheon Nemanja Matic
44 Gerard Deulofeu Remy Cabella James Ward-Prowse Scott Sinclair Ashley Young Moussa Sissoko Wilfried Zaha
45 Jonjo Shelvey Bastian Schweinsteiger Nathan Redmond Adam Lallana Adam Lallana Adnan Januzaj Marko Arnautovic
46 Jack Colback Morgan Schneiderlin Jordy Clasie Jack Colback Bastian Schweinsteiger Fabian Delph Marouane Fellaini
47 Charlie Adam Siem de Jong Sebastian Larsson Jack Wilshere Yohan Cabaye Erik Lamela Tom Cleverley
48 Jesus Navas James Ward-Prowse Jack Wilshere Wilfried Zaha Yoan Gouffran Dusan Tadic Mark Noble
49 James Ward-Prowse Fernandinho Marouane Fellaini Jack Grealish Jack Wilshere Joe Allen Mile Jedinak
50 Rolando Aarons Charlie Adam Scott Sinclair Cheikhou Kouyate Morgan Schneiderlin Tomas Rosicky Nathan Dyer