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FIFA 2022 World Cup Fantasy: Top 10 midfielders to sign

Here are the 10 best midfielders to sign for your FIFA World Cup Fantasy team.


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Best midfielders FIFA 2022 World Cup Fantasy

In this article, we will highlight the top 10 midfielders worth picking up in your Fantasy side for the 2022 World Cup.

Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium – 11m)

De Bruyne is the most expensive midfielder on the game this year but he deserves that accolade.

The Belgian has already provided 10 assists and scored three in the Premier League this season.

And for his country, KDB has netted 25 and assisted 46 in 93 games to date.

Steven Bergwijn (Netherlands – 7m)

Bergwijn is an interesting pick for your World Cup Fantasy team as whilst he is a midfielder on the game, he is generally used further forward.

The Dutchman plays on the left-wing in a front-three or, as he has done quite a lot of late, starts up top for the Netherlands.

He has scored four goals in his last six starts for his country, with a number of those outings seeing him deployed as a centre-forward.

Phil Foden (England – 8.5m)

Foden is a slight risk for your side given Gareth Southgate may rotate him with Bukayo Saka.

But given Foden’s form this season, it is hard to look past the Manchester City man.

He has scored seven and assisted three in 14 league games for the Sky Blues in 2022/23.

Christian Eriksen (Denmark – 8m)

Despite playing in a deeper role, Eriksen has still managed one goal and four assists in 13 league matches for Manchester United this season.

And for his country, Eriksen is generally used further forward, meaning we should see more goals from him.

Eriksen has scored 39 and assisted 26 for Denmark and is their penalty-taker.

Ivan Perisic (Croatia – 7.5m)

Whilst Perisic is now a wing-back at club level, he is still used on the left-wing by his country.

The 33-year-old remains a key figure for Croatia and has an excellent record at the World Cup – scoring five and assisting three in 10 games previously.

Bruno Guimaraes (Brazil – 8m)

After setting the Premier League alight with Newcastle, Bruno Guimaraes is expecting to be a starter for Brazil this winter.

The midfielder has only recently begun to see regular minutes for his country, but he has scored one and assisted four in his last five outings for Brazil.

Leroy Sane (Germany – 9m)

Sane has been in excellent form for Bayern Munich in 2022/23, scoring 10 and assisting six in 19.

He is also Germany’s starting left-winger now and should impress vs the likes of Japan and Costa Rica in the group stage.

Lucas Paqueta (Brazil – 7m)

Brazil have countless quality forward options heading to the World Cup, which does mean there will likely be some rotation.

However, Lucas Paqueta has been a nailed-on starter for his country and is expected to play every games as a central attacking midfielder this winter. If you want a more attacking mid from Brazil you could sign Antony, but he generally rotates quite a lot with Raphinha so Paqueta is your safest bet.

Yanick Carrasco (Belgium – 7m)

For the most part, Carrasco is used as a left-wing-back in a 3-4-3 by Belgium.

Despite technically playing as a defender, though, Carrasco is very attack-minded and has scored eight and assisted 13 in 59 for his country.

And given Belgian’s kind group draw, he should be amongst the goals in the group stages.

Bruno Fernandes (Portugal – 9.5m)

Whilst Fernandes has not been that prolific for Portugal in the past, he is still a player you may wish to consider signing.

The midfielder has been in top form for Manchester United in recent weeks and will have a key role at the World Cup for his country.


Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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