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Best Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Budget Players

Looking for the best budget players for Fantasy Premier League to squeeze in as much value as you can? Look no more! This up to date reference guide is designed to help you identify the best, cheap FPL players that offer great value for each position.

Selection Criteria

To select a budget player, we don't just take into account the player's absolute price in their position. Here is how we select and rank them, in addition to the notes below.

  • Regular starting players (even if temporarily)
  • Potential to reward attacking returns, Clean Sheets, and Bonus Points
  • Price relative to their position in a similar quality of the team that they are in
  • Players with decreased prices from their starting price
  • Players who can be your main squad, fixture rotators, or bench fodders
  • Use this in conjunction with our FPL Meta Tier List as these budget players will also often belong there

Goalkeepers

NameTeamPrice
1. Martin Dubravka
Fixture
Newcastle£4.2m
2. Alphonse Areola
Fixture
West Ham£4.2m
3. Jordan Pickford
Fixture
Everton£4.5m
4. Đorđe Petrović
Fixture
Chelsea£4.6m
5. Neto
Fixture
Bournemouth£4.5m
6. Dean Henderson
Fixture
Crystal Palace£4.4m
7. David Raya
Main
Arsenal£4.9m
8. André Onana
Main
Man Utd£4.8m
Cutoff: £5.0m

Goalkeeper performance has been interesting this season of the Premier League. Several starting goalkeepers have been sidelined for injury or straight up lost their spot due to poor performance.

For example, Petrović and Dubravka are replacements in a "premium" team that will be there for a little while longer due to injuries to Sanchez and Pope. Raya and Onana could also offer an entry to Arsenal and Manchester United for less than £5.0m currently if you feel inclined that way.

As for the rest, Areola and Pickford are popular picks at lower price points are top goalkeepers right now in terms of points collected this season.

Defenders

NameTeamPrice
1. Jarrad Branthwaite
Fixture
Everton£4.1m
2. Malo Gusto
Fixture
Chelsea£4.2m
3. Joe Gomez
Bench
Liverpool£4.5m
4. Harry Maguire
Bench
Man Utd£4.2m
5. Micky van de Ven
Main
Spurs£4.4m
6. Sven Botman
Main
Newcastle£4.5m
7. Dan Burn
Bench
Newcastle£4.4m
8. Alfie Doughty
Main
Luton£4.5m
9. Amari'i Bell
Bench
Luton£3.9m
Cutoff: £4.5m

Defenders are tough in this 2023-24 Season of the Premier League. It's difficult to predict Clean Sheets, and attacking returns are harder to come by below that magical £4.5m mark. Even the top teams are conceding regularly, so it's hard to recommend from sides such as Newcastle or Spurs either.

At this point of the season, price rises have made a lot of "budget" defenders less viable for new transfers such as Udogie or Andersen. Pau Torres didn't make the list here, but when he's back from injury he's worth a look at for £4.6m.

Midfielders

NameTeamPrice
1. Cole Palmer
Main
Chelsea£5.9m
2. Alejandro Garnacho
Fixture
Man Utd£4.8m
3. Anthony Gordon
Main
Newcastle£6.2m
4. Pedro Neto
4. Hwang Hee-chan
Main
Wolves£5.6m
£5.5m
5. Douglas Luiz
5. Leon Bailey
5. John McGinn
Main
Aston Villa£5.6m
£5.6m
£5.5m
6. Rodri
Main
Man City£5.5m
8. James Ward-Prowse
Main
West Ham£6.0m
9. Pascal Groß
Main
Brighton£6.4m
10. Ross Barkley
Fixture
Luton£4.9m
11. Bernardo Silva
Main
Man City£6.5m
12. Anthony Elanga
Bench
Nott'm Forest£5.1m
13. James McAtee
Bench
Sheffield Utd£4.4m
14. Tomáš Souček
Bench
West Ham£4.9m
Cutoff: £6.5m

This is the season of the Midfielders, and there are a lot of options that have been outperforming so far. Every week, it is a headache to pick who to bench, if at all! Palmer and Gordon has stood out the most this season, now very far away from their starting prices, but there is still value to be had.

Other than the two previously mentioned, Neto, Ward-Prowse, and one of the Aston Villa midfielders stand out the most currently. and even Barkley could be worth a gamble as long as Luton continues to bang in goals.

Richarlison and Foden didn't make the list here with our arbitrary cut off, but they do offer great value for their performance so far in the season.

Forwards

NameTeamPrice
1. João Pedro
Main
Brighton£5.4m
2. Matheus Cunha
Main
Wolves£5.7m
3. Carlton Morris
3. Elijah Adebayo
Fixture
Luton£5.0m
£4.9m
4. Neal Maupay
Bench
Brentford£4.9m
5. Taiwo Awoniyi
Fixture
Nott'm Forest£6.3m
6. Zeki Amdouni
6. Fofana
6. Lyle Foster
Bench
Burnley£5.3m
£5.0m
£4.7m
Cutoff: £6.5m

The Forward lineup is congested and with Alvarez, Watkins, Núñez, and Solanke able to find their way into a lot of teams with their relatively low prices. These budget options might be good if you want multiple premium players such as Haaland, Salah, Son, De Bruyne, and Trippier all in your team.

Cunha, Neal Maupay, and Luton Forwards are currently in form but João Pedro stands can stand out with Brighton's good run of upcoming fixtures.

Rasmus Højlund is also worth taking a look into at £6.9m currently.

Conclusion

There you have it! The best FPL budget players right now. We will look to update this regularly and take on any feedback to improve it further.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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