Attacking Midfielders keep on going up!

Updated: Feb 3

The new PB matrix suits midfielders and forwards better than defenders and this has impacted the market with defenders increasing in price the least since the start of this season. The below table illustrates how many times each position has ranked within the top 50 PB scores for the 2019/2020 season so far.



PB scores from the start of the 2019-2020 season up until 25/09/2019

It is no surprise that we have seen the most creative attacking midfielders rise recently. Below is a table showing the prices of some attacking midfielders that have risen over the last 3 months, all of these players have hit some high PB scores and consequently had massive rises in price.



Attacking midfielders are on the rise

Over the last two weeks I have also mentioned the below attacking midfielders in previous blogs which have also had massive rises in such a short space of time.





Below are some more attacking midfielders which, if they were to excel in their role, could in the future increase further in price due to their style of play suiting the PB matrix. This would therefore making them attractive buys for potentially earning match day dividends.



1. Hakan Calhanoglu


Age: 25

Price: £0.88

Team: AC Milan

Position: Midfielder

Country: Turkey


Pros:


  • Can hit high PB scores and has an average PB of 96.58

  • Most likely will be playing at EURO 2020 as Turkey are currently top of EURO 2020 Qualifying group

  • Plays for a strong team


Cons:


  • Can struggle to get a full game for AC Milan


Eljif Elmas

2. Eljif Elmas


Age: 20

Price: £1.12

Team: Napoli

Position: Midfielder

Country: Macedonia


Pros:


  • Very young

  • Has been getting game time for Napoli

  • Plays for a strong team

  • Will also be playing in EURO qualifiers for North Macedonia

Cons:


  • Has not stood out for Napoli yet


Emiliano Buendia

3. Emiliano Buendia


Age: 22

Price: £1.37

Team: Norwich City

Position: Midfielder

Country: Argentina


Pros:


  • Made a very strong start in the Premier League with 4 assists in 6 games

  • Average PB score of 102.2 across first 6 Premier League games

  • Potential transfer speculation from stronger Premier League teams

  • Young


Cons:


  • May struggle to earn dividends whilst at Norwich City

  • Will not play at EURO 2020


Jarrod Bowen

4. Jarrod Bowen


Age: 22

Price: £1.35

Team: Hull City

Position: Forward

Country: England


Pros:


  • 4 goals in first 8 Championship games for Hull City

  • Young

  • English

  • Potential transfer to a PB league



Cons:


  • Currently in a non-pb league






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