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There are firing midfielders like the Egyptian King Mohammed Salah and spurs goal machine Son. However, assembling a dream fantasy premier league comes with a price.
Salah is valued at £13.0M, while Son is priced at £12.0M. Picking up a dram fantasy team within a £100M is a challenge as you may run out of the budget without even realizing it. The city midfield maestro Kevin De Buyne(12M), Chelsea’s newly signed winger Raheem Sterling (10M), and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (10m) might be popular picks among the fantasy premier league managers, they all come with a price.
While all these expensive players are likely to improve your change throughout the season, they will definitely take up a huge chunk of your budget. Here at HamroKhelkud.com, we pick 10 budget midfielders that can add great value to your team.
Jorginho (6.0) – Chelsea
Priced at 6.0m, the Italian midfielder could be one of the affordable picks for this season. Jorginho is Chelsea’s spot-kick taker, which could benefit the FPL managers. The 30 years old Chelsea man has scored 20 goals for his team since he joined from Napoli in 2018.
Jorge, picked by 3.3% of total fpl managers has never disappointed his fpl owners. With a season highest of 114 points in 2020/21, Jorginho has proven fit enough to start in the Chelsea lineup. He had a decent 2021/22 season where he played 2271 minutes scoring 6 goals and adding 2 assists. Jorginho had collected 11 bonus points total last season and has proved himself as one of the values for money.
9. Pascal Groß (5.5) – Brighton
The German professional had a blast in the 2017/18 season where he accumulated a whopping 164 points. Scoring 7 goals and 8 assists, he was one of the best budget midfielder. Gross still has potential to award his owners. The German midfielder picked 88 points last season playing 2033 minutes for Brighton where he scored 2 gols and added 5 assists.
Picked by 2.4% of managers this season, Gross has already provided a glimpse on the first match against Manchester United this season where he scored 2 goals, accumulating 15 points.
Priced at only 5.5M, Gross is a great value for money. Highly motivated, Gross is the first ever Brighton player to score a premier league goal for the club.
8. Jefferson Lerma Solís (5.0) – Bournemouth
Valued at only 5.0 M, the Bournemouth man is someone to keep an eye on. Although he has difficult fixtures in the first few games, playing against Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool, he could be of great value in fixtures to come. Lerma scored his first goal of 2022/23 season in a 2-0 home win against Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa and collected 10 points.
He played 2702 minutes for Bournemouth in Premier League 2019/20 season and collected 65 points. The Central midfielder however only scored once for Bournemouth in the Championship last season, he had a good start this year.
A regular starter for the team, he could be a good option for the value he offers in the central midfield. Only selected by 1% of the managers this season, Lerma could bring some difference to your team.
7. Rodrigo Moreno (6.0) – Leeds United
Rodrigo valued at 6.0m is owned by 1.4% of the FPL managers. He could add great value. The 31 years old Spanish midfielder has scored 8 goals for Spain in 27 international matches. He has 14 goals for Leeds in 58 matches since he joined the club in 2020.
Rodrigo had a decent 2021/22 season where he scored 6 goals and provided 2 assists for Leeds, collecting 85 points and playing 2263 minutes for them.
The 31 years old plays as a winger and could add some goals to his name this season. For just 6.0M, he is a bargain deal in the heart of the FPL manager’s midfield.
6. Joelinton Cássio Apolinário de Lira (6.0) – Newcastle United
Joelinton, valued at 6.0M is a regular starter for Newcastle United. He bagged 4 goals and 2 assists last season for Newcastle United, playing 2554 minutes for the Saints.
Newcastle faces Brighton in their second match of the season, followed by Manchester City, Wolves, and Liverpool. The next five fixtures include Crystal Palace, West Ham United, Bournemouth, Fulham, and Brentford. With some easy fixtures to come for Newcastle in the first half of the season, Joelinton could award some good points for the FPL owners.
Currently only owned by 0.7% of managers, he could be a hidden gem that could add decent value to your team.
5. Rúben da Silva Neves (5.5) – Wolves
Ruben Neves had a decent 2021/22 season where he bagged 95 points in 2659 minutes for Wolves. He scored 4 goals and added 2 assists to the team.
Neves is a great set-piece taker for Wolves who can score goals. Valued at on 5.5M, the 25 years old Portuguese has more to offer this season. Neves has scored 21 goals for Wolves since he joined in 2017.
Neves is owned by 1.8% of managers this season.
4. Gabriel Martinelli (6.0) – Arsenal
Martinelli starred in Arsenal’s first game of the season in their 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace. With Gabriel Jesus up front in the Arsenal attack, Martinelli is expected to play a more free role in Arsenal’s midfield.
Valued at 6.1m (0.1m increase), Martinelli is a no-brainer as he is owned by 25% of the FPL managers so far this season.
Martinelli accumulated 110 points last season playing 1855 minutes for Arsenal. He scored 6 goals and provided 7 assists. Considering that he stays fit this season, he could add great benefit in the heart of Arsenal’s midfield.
The 21 years old Brazilian shared his spot with Emile Smith-Rowe, however, given his form, he is expected to play more in Mikel Arteta’s midfield. At just 6.1m, Martinelli is Arsenal’s cheapest attacking option, however, there’s some rotation risk.
3. Harry Wilson (6.0) – Fulham
The Welsh international has been out injured in a pre-season friendly and is expected to be sidelined for at least 8 weeks.
Wilson helped Wales qualify for the world cup and played a crucial role in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League.
Wilson picked up an injury in a pre-season friendly against Villarreal, but once he is back he could be a great asset in the midfield, priced only at 6.0m.
The 22 years old former Liverpool winger has scored 10 goals for Fulham since he joined on loan before making a permanent move this season.
2. Pedro Neto (5.5) – Wolves
The injury-prone 2021/22 campaign saw a 1.0m price drop for Neto, which makes a good deal for the FPL managers looking for a low-budget option.
Neto played only 459 minutes for Wolves last season scoring a goal and an assist for Wolves. However, he was one of the most picked midfielders 2020/21 season where he accumulated a total of 124 points.
Coming back from injury, Neto is supposed to start for Wolves and he still has that charisma from 2020/21 season where he scored 5 goals and provided 8 assists in a single season. Valued at only 5.5m, he could be one of the cheapest midfielders available that has goal-scoring capability.
Neto is currently owned by a 16.8% fantasy manager. He played 90 minutes in Wolves’ opening match of this season and is likely to feature more.
1.Martin Ødegaard (6.5) – Arsenal
Martin Ødegaard is selected by 13.8% of fantasy Premier League managers this season so far. He is currently priced at 6.5 million.
The 23 years old midfielder rose to fame when he was first signed by Real Madrid at the age of 16. Odegaard has proven his worth at Arsenal since he joined the club back in 2021.
The Norwegian midfielder scored 7 goals and provided 4 assists last season accumulating 141 points. He played 2782 minutes for Arsenal and was one of the best value midfielders in FPL.
Odegaard currently is a crucial asset in Arsenal midfielder and captains the team.
He is capable of scoring 8-10 goals and providing 10 assists with Jesus’s movement up front, as per Fantasy Premier League Scout.
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