With each passing day, the first games of the 2018-19 Premier League season draw closer, and this is a great time to start preparing your fantasy squad. While the forwards might be the ones who score the most goals, the midfield is a key element of any fantasy lineup and midfielders are often among the top performing fantasy players over the course of a typical season.
A look back to last season's stats, for instance, shows us that midfielders made up five of the top six Fantasy Premier League performers, with Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling sitting at the top of the pile.
Both of those players scored and made a lot of goals over the course of the season, and it's vital to focus on creative attacking midfielders when preparing your own fantasy squad. The likes of Fernandinho and N'Golo Kanté are great players, but they don't score or assist enough to really have a big impact on the fantasy standings.
So, with the first game just days away, it's time to start scouring through the statistics and comparing player prices in order to figure out which five midfielders will make it into your fantasy squad for the start of the new season.