The FPL deadline is coming closer, and the managers are getting ready with their teams. With all the news coming in about potential rotations and injuries, it needs to be kept in mind that rotation is a possibility. This season has given us many mid-range options to choose from in midfield.
Here we are with our top 5 midfield picks for Gameweek 6
1. Said Benrahma (£6.5m), Leeds United vs West Ham
Said Benrahma has been one of the surprise packages of this season. In his 2nd Premier League season, Benrahma is now playing a key role in the high-flying West Ham side. The Algerian has registered 3 goals and 2 assists in the first 2 games and has become one of the popular picks in midfield.
A match against Leeds, who are not at their best, provides Benrahma with yet another chance for a haul. Selected by 33.3% of managers, Benrahma has seen a price rise of 0.5 million in 5 games. With Antonio coming back, the chances of Benrahma getting points are also boosted.
2. Mohamed Salah (£12.6m), Brentford vs Liverpool
Mohamed Salah is one of the most reliable picks in FPL. The Liverpool stalwart has an ownership of over 50% and delivers consistently. Some players are fixture-proof and one of them is Mohammed Salah. The premium priced player has blanked only once in 5 games and has already touched the 50 points mark.
Salah is not only a must-have but also one of the captaincy candidates. The Brentford fixture is a great opportunity for Salah to make his mark in the Golden Boot race. It will be a risky move now to leave Salah out of the team.
3. Ismaila Sarr (£6.1m), Watford vs Newcastle
Ismaila Sarr has been one of the underrated midfielders this season. A midfielder starring in a poor Watford side, Sarr provided his owners with a 15-point haul in Gameweek 5. Priced at 6.1 million, Sarr can be a great pick at his price.
The Newcastle fixture at home is yet another chance for Sarr to improve on his last haul. He is one of the go-to players for this week. The fixtures look favourable for Watford in the long run and Sarr can be a great pick for it.
4. Demarai Gray (£5.8m), Everton vs Norwich
Demarai Gray has been another surprise in the FPL. The midfielder in the budget category, priced at 5.5 million has already seen a rise by 0.3 million. In the Everton side without DCL and Richarlison, Gray can be a great option to choose from.
Norwich has been one of the worse sides in this season’s Premier League and Gray would relish a fixture against them. The Everton midfielder is one of the top picks for this Gameweek due to the fixture and the form that he is in.
5. Wilfred Zaha (£6.9m), Crystal Palace vs Brighton
Wilfred Zaha is one of the differential options for this week. The Palace midfielder has scored and assisted only once in this season, but Palace look to improve. Zaha is one of the key players for Palace and if they get the goals Zaha would be involved.
Brighton have been one of the impressive sides this season, but they have been conceding goals as well. Zaha and the developing Palace side would relish a chance to have a go at them. Selected by only 5.6% of managers, Zaha can be a great differential for this week.
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