The 2020/2021 season seems a long time ago now, but with the new season game just opening, this makes it a great time to look back at which players performed the best during the previous campaign. Below I’ve listed the top 10 highest scoring midfielders. This list should help form a base for team selection for next season.
1. Fernandes (Man Utd) – 323 points
2. Foden (Man City) – 229 points
3. De Bruyne (Man City) – 209 points
4. Mahrez (Man City) – 200 points
5. Pepe (Arsenal) – 191 points
6. Mount (Chelsea) – 184 points
7. Gundogan (Man City) – 182 points
8. Soucek (West Ham) – 146 points
9. Ward-Prowse (Southampton) – 143 points
10. Tielemans (Leicester) – 136 points
Once again the majority of the top 10 highest scoring midfielders are made up from players within the top 4-6 teams in the Premier League, with the exception of Soucek and Ward-Prowse. I was surprised to see that they’d both scored higher than Grealish, Maddison, Barnes and Havertz to be honest, as they were rarely mentioned over the course of the season, but it just goes to show, there are potential bargains out there.
Overall I think the key to selecting midfielders is choosing those who play in a more advanced role, making them more likely to pick up 10+ goals and a good number of assists. It was also interesting to see Fernandes picking up over 100 points more than the player in second place, if we forget his performances for Portugal during the Euros, does this make him essential for the Premier League season ahead?
For the upcoming season, I personally won’t be looking much further than most of the names on the list above when it comes to player selection. Time and time again at the end of the season the same names appear and I can see this trend continuing.