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FPL Power Rankings 2017/18: Midfielders (GW5)

We at The Hype Train will be providing a regular series of Power Rankings updates throughout the season for each position in the traditional Fantasy Premier League game for our partners at the Fantasy Football Hub. We will be picking our top five picks for Goalkeepers, Defenders, Midfielders, and Forwards, providing a graphical aid for each chosen player, and the reasoning behind our choices. All aboard.

How do our Power Rankings work?

We use player form, fixtures, potential, and our own gut instinct, to form our own opinionated view on who we believe is the best asset for each position in the FPL. Each position (Goalkeeper, Defender, Midfielder, and Forward) has differing criteria which can help generate FPL points on a weekly basis, whether for short term gain or for the long haul.

For the purpose of this article we will list our top 5 and follow up with a player on the rise in that position to also consider.

All player prices and stats are reflective of the official Fantasy Premier League game at the time of publishing.

Midfielder Power Rankings: Gameweek 5

The balance between budgeting your midfield and attack in the FPL is one of the most important formulas for a winning combination in the Fantasy Premier League. With midfielders, you are faced with more options with set-piece takers and goalscorers, and also have a wider range of player options with both wingers, central midfielders, and number ten's vying for FPL contention.

We profile what we believe to be the best five defenders in the FPL game right now after Gameweek 4 and heading into Gameweek 5.

You can check us out on the FFH page by clicking here, and you can click here, or on the cover art below, to read our Midfielder Power Rankings ahead of Gameweek 5.

You can read more of our latest news from in the FPL, Premier League, and around the footballing world on our Football page by clicking here, or by clicking the image below.

Want to know more about The Hype Train?

The Hype Train is an entertainment website founded in 2015, specialising in the Fantasy Premier League (#FPL), providing beautiful graphics and weekly insight for hopeful players attempting to climb ranking tables. We are also occasional media reviewers, with a keen interest to review movies, live sport, and professional wrestling.

The Hype Train were nominated and shortlisted for the 'Best Football Blog 2016' by the Football Bloggers Association at their annual Football Blogging Awards (The FBA's), with the final presentation held at Old Trafford in Manchester.

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