Fantasy Premier League 2021 – Positions 5th-8th Preview

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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They coulda been a contender! They coulda been somebody!

Last season didn’t end all that long ago, and yet here we are under a week out from the new FPL season! It’s going to be an interesting season as we face the new normal of no fans (or maybe some fans on a trial basis).

Included in the new norm, reduced schedule times as they try to squeeze a whole season into a smaller window and there’s the looming shadow of a Messi transfer… If he does make the move to Manchester City, which seems unlikely now.

It would literally throw everything into chaos as we try to fit in a player that would surely cost 14.0m at a minimum, but for now, it’s time to take a look at the best FPL options team by team.

We’ve done the top 4 here and next, it’s 5th to 8th as we work our way down through the league.

While we here, don’t forget to sign up to the Top Flight mini league to prove your FPL credentials! Use the code v2xfkj or click here.

Keep an eye out for the rest of the previews coming over the next week, plus a replacement for the Tortoise and the Hare experiment I ran last year!


A reminder of my own personal fixture rankings – I use goals scored/conceded split home and away to rank the difficulty of fixtures instead of the FPL’s seemingly arbitrary 1-5 rankings (that doesn’t even use 1!).

For attack, it’s the higher the better (ie. more goals will be scored) and for defence, it’s the lower the better (ie fewer goals conceded). The full fixture rankings are here;