Considering Kevin and Bruno are rather good at assisting or scoring goals – imperative to achieving FPL success – that comes as no surprise, either.
Before Brentford take on Arsenal in the first game of the season on Friday, managers will be in the process of structuring their midfield for the opening game week, but which midfielders provide the most value?
The initial price list for midfielders in FPL makes it hard to see where you might spend your money if you are trying to use as little of your £100m budget as possible.
And looking at those cheap enablers who can supplement guaranteed points for your team is easier said than done.
Fear not, though, as SPORTbible takes a look at five budget-friendly midfield maestros – all valued at £6.0m or below – who are worthy of consideration as Gameweek 1 approaches.
Francisco Trincao (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Stuart Dallas (Leeds United)
Stuart Dallas has been reclassified as a midfielder after a fantastic debut season in the Premier League.
Last season, Dallas started and played every minute of all league games for Leeds United and looks like guaranteed points again this term.
Having scored eight goals alongside three assists, Dallas has become another folklore hero amongst Fantasy Football managers and, if he hits those figures again, his £5.5m will seem like a bargain price.
Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal)
In only 18 starts, the 20-year-old – and the Gunners’ new number 10 – scored two goals and accumulated five assists, while also creating 27 chances and four big chances.
Judging by his playing time and two goals in his last four league games, he should be a starter for the upcoming season.
Yves Bissouma (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Bissouma started 35 games for Brighton & Hove Albion last season, establishing himself as a crucial player for the south coast outfit.
Although primarily selected to guard the backline, occasionally, the Mali international is also given the license to get forward as a supplement to the Seagulls’ attacking output.
Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford)
The 22-year-old had the most attacking contributions for them after Ivan Toney (£6.5m) who scored a monstrous 31 goals and ten assists. That tells you all you need to know, doesn’t it?
We’re expecting Mbeumo to burst onto the Premier League scene and with his price standing generous at just £5.5m, he looks a serious bargain for a midfielder of his calibre.