Top 5 January wildcard midfielder bargains

Featuring players from Burnley, Newcastle, QPR, Southampton and West Brom.

Stéphane Sessègnon, one of our January wildcard midfielder bargains
SESSÈGNON: All yours for just £5.7m (Image: PSGMAG.NET)

Renovate your Fantasy Premier League squad with the help of the following January wildcard midfielder bargains, featuring players from Burnley, Newcastle, QPR, Southampton and West Brom.


James Ward-Prowse, Southampton – £4.8m

Four assists in his last four games, and 6 in 10 overall in the league this season, are making a very tempting proposition of the young Saints midfielder just now.

George Boyd, Burnley – £4.6m

Goals in back-to-back games have propelled Boyd from the realms of ‘cheap squad filler’ to ‘valid starter’ in the minds of many a fantasy football player. Could be a useful ‘enabler’ from off the bench.

Jack Colback, Newcastle – £4.8m

The former Sunderland redhead is playing an increasingly influential role for the Magpies, as illustrated by his return of two goals and two assists from the last five league games.

Leroy Fer, QPR – £5.6m

A nifty cheap option to start with whenever he has a home game, seeing as he’s scored three and assisted one in his last five games at Loftus Road. As with all QPR players, he’s best forgotten about when playing away.

Stéphane Sessègnon, West Brom – £5.7m

Has four assists in his last five league appearances and could yet be spurred on to still greater heights by his new manager Tony ‘Mr Motivator’ Pulis.

Let’s give you one bonus recommendation, shall we?

Theo Walcott, Arsenal – £8.9m

By no means cheap, but he’s over £2m less than teammate Alexis Sánchez and, should he hit top form as the Chilean eventually runs himself into the ground, could even end up scoring more points during the second half of the season.

Or how about Man City’s £5.4m Frank Lampard, now that Yaya’s off to the African Cup of Nations? Oh, and check out Ángel Di María at just £9.4m – not bad given his price had gone over £10m before his injury.

Just sayin’…