Find fantasy football fortune with the help of these Fantasy Premier League bargain midfielders to start the 2018/19 season with.
Initially recommended picks include players from Liverpool, Spurs, Man City, Arsenal, Everton, Wolves, Fulham, Watford, Cardiff and Newcastle.
💸 Sadio Mané/Naby Keïta/Adam Lallana LIV, £9.5m/£7.5m/£7m
Mohamed Salah will be a marked man this season, leaving all the more space for the significantly cheaper Mané to wreak havoc.
His price may not be what you’d consider cheap, but it would be if he scored, say, 15 goals – and he’s well capable of doing that.
Keïta plays further back but still carries an attacking threat that could make great value of his £7.5m price.
Back from injury, Lallana is even cheaper and his improving end product made him a popular pick before his layoff.
💸 Christian Eriksen TOT, £9.5m
Another whose price is not what you might think of as a bargain – however, based on his last three seasons he’s pretty much guaranteed value for money.
With successive campaigns yielding 178, 218 and 199 points, Eriksen has consistently been among the FPL’s top midfielders and as such should arguably be costlier.
💸 Leroy Sané/David Silva MCI, £9.5m/£8.5m
Yes, another £9.5m bargain! Sané should be well rested not having gone to the World Cup, and at just 22 years old he still has improvements to make.
If he manages to eclipse the 179 points he racked up in his breakthrough campaign, you’ll have done well to get him even at that price.
As for Silva, with his off-the-field issues hopefully behind him, he could provide a consistent flow of goals and assists.
💸 Aaron Ramsey/Henrikh Mkhitaryan ARS, £7.5m/£7m
As ever with Ramsey injuries will be a factor, but Unai Emery has already hinted that the Welshman is key to his plans at Arsenal.
Mkhitaryan is another who could go either way, hence the relatively low price, but if Emery can harness his creativity he could be a real force.
💸 Richarlison/Theo Walcott/Ademola Lookman EVE, £6.5m/£6.5m/£5.5m
Richarlison was a popular fantasy football pick during the first half of last season, before he hit a dry patch.
He’s only 21, mind, so with the potential he’s already shown there’s every chance he could bounce back strongly.
For Aaron Ramsey see also Theo Walcott, but if (and if is very much the key word) he can sustain form and fitness then there are plenty of goals in him.
Fresh from his successful loan spell at Leipzig, Lookman looks a prospect and should get more game time under Marco Silva than he did under Sam Allardyce.
£7.5m team-mate Gylfi Sigurðsson could turn out to be a bargain but it’s unclear where he’d fit into new manager Marco Silva’s preferred system.
💸 Diogo Jota/Rúben Neves WOL, £6.5m/£5m
Jota scored 18 goals for Wolves in last season’s Championship, and even half that number in this season’s Premier League would make him great value for money.
Neves weighed in with six himself so looks like one of the better £5m midfielder options available.
💸 Ryan Sessegnon/Tom Cairney FUL, £6.5m/£5m
Young left-winger Sessegnon scored 15 for Fulham in last season’s Championship and is tipped for a bright future with England.
For those looking for a cheap enabler, £5m Cairney looks like he has the odd goal or assist in him.
💸 Gerard Deulofeu/Nathaniel Chalobah WAT, £5.5m/£4.5m
Deulofeu can be a decent source of assists if he gets a run in the side, while Chalobah looks like arguably the best option for a £4.5m midfielder.
💸 Junior Hoilett CAR, £5.5m
Cardiff are likely to be reliant on set pieces, so Hoilett’s corner-taking could work in his favour – and he has a goal or two in him.
💸 Kenedy/Ki Sung-yeung NEW, £5m
Both were among the goals towards the end of last season, Kenedy as an emerging star on loan at Newcastle and Ki showing resurgent form at Swansea.