Find fantasy football fortune with the help of these Fantasy Premier League bargain midfielders to start the 2019-20 season with.
Recommended picks include players from Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Everton, West Ham United and Sheffield United.
💸 De Bruyne/Mahrez/B. Silva MCI, £9.5m/£8.5m/£8m
Raheem Sterling is the obvious big-hitter, but with his price now up to £12m it may pay to look at some of his more affordable team-mates.
Kevin De Bruyne‘s price has gone down following an injury-hit campaign, and his past performances show he can be reasonably expected to rack up a 200-point season.
That would make him fine value for money at £9.5m.
The potential phasing out of David Silva opens up possibilities for Riyad Mahrez to stake his claim, especially if Bernardo Silva moves centrally to replace his namesake.
As for Bernardo himself, his end product improved as last season went on and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him make further strides his time around.
💸 Lucas Moura TOT, £7.5m
For a player who scored two hat-tricks in the latter stages of last season, one of which came in the semi-finals of the Champions League, £7.5m is a surprisingly low fee.
Having said that, with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen to contend with for forward berths, he’s not a guaranteed starter.
But he’s got the ability to make that happen, that much is clear, and if he does then he could be one of the bargains of the year.
💸 Wilfried Zaha CRY, £7m
Back to being listed as a midfielder after spending last season as a forward, Zaha could be explosive whether he stays at Crystal Palace or moves to a top 6 club.
His tally of 8 goals and 11 assists from last year would have earned him a not inconsiderable number of extra points had FPL had him down as a midfielder.
💸 Fraser/Brooks BOU, £7.5m/£6.5m
If Ryan Fraser repeats his 181-point heroics of last season then he’d be a shoo-in at that price, while David Brooks has shown plenty of potential as a goal-scorer and provider.
💸 Richarlison EVE, £8m
Didn’t score quite as many points last season as you might expect from a 13-goal midfielder, but he’s so young he could go from strength to strength from here.
Gylfi Sigurðsson is the same price and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him match his tally last season of 182 points.
💸 Ayoze Pérez NEW, £6.5m
Now listed as a midfielder rather than a forward, which is well worth noting were he to start this season as he ended last when he was banging in goals.
However, in each of the last two campaigns he’s only really got going after Christmas, so he might be one to avoid until then.
💸 Lanzini/Fornals/Yarmolenko/Noble WHU, £6.5m/£6.5m/£6m/£5m
There are several intriguing West Ham options beyond Felipe Anderson – Manuel Lanzini is a creative force if he can steer clear of injury, while Pablo Fornals looks similar.
Andriy Yarmolenko can get among the goals now he’s back from injury, while penalty-taker Mark Noble could benefit from VAR.
💸 Oliver Norwood SHU, £5m
Sheffield United will likely rely on set pieces more than most if they’re to beat the drop, and here’s the man who will be taking them.