As the FPL Gameweek 1 deadline looms, managers will be looking for cheap midfield options to bolster their squads. Depending on each manager’s potential formation, budget midfield options are a necessity for all. Identifying the right budget midfielders early on in the season is essential to get a decent rank at the end of the season.
In this article, we take look at 5 budget price midfielders to watch out for in the 2018/19 Premier League season.
Diogo Jota (Wolves – £6.5m)
Jota was Wolves’ top scorer last season with 17 goals. The winger also registered 5 assists in the Championship. His contributions were crucial in the Wolves getting promoted to the top tier of English Football. For his £6.5m tag, Jota looks to be a bargain and a player who will be hard to ignore. From GW1 to GW6, Wolves have a tough run of fixtures but if they are to come away with anything in these matches, Jota has the potential to be the match winner for them.
Ryan Sessegnon ( Fulham – £6.5m)
Fulham have better fixtures as compared to the newly promoted sides. The teenage sensation is highly rated by the England camp. After Matt Targett’s inclusion in the squad, Ryan Sessegnon was pushed higher up the field by manager Jokanovic as the wonderkid returned the favor well by scoring 15 goals in 44 appearances for the Cottagers last season.
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It will be interesting to see how the teenager fares in the Premier League. With Fulham signing some high profile players like Jean Michael Seri from Nice & Andre Schurrle from Borussia Dortmund, Sessegnon will only grow as a player alongside such experienced talent. The midfielder has the potential to become an FPL asset as the season goes on & it will be hard for FPL managers to ignore him, especially given Fulham’s fixtures from GW1 to GW11.
Kenedy (Newcastle – £5.0m)
The Brazilian has rejoined Newcastle from Chelsea on a season-long loan. Kenedy joined Newcastle in the 17/18 season in January & had an instant impact. As he managed to score on 2 occasions while he racked up 2 assists as well. Kenedy is great going forward and can beat a defender with his quick feet & pace. When the Brazilian joined the Magpies he was a breath of fresh air for them.
From GW1 to GW8, the St. James Park team play the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, etc. They’ll be hoping to get something out of the games against Cardiff (GW2) and Crystal Palace (GW6). Hence it’ll be better to field Kenedy as a fourth or fifth midfielder if you’re putting a premium midfield alongside him.
Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City – £5.5m)
Hoilett plays as a forward but is listed as a midfielder for the 18/19 FPL which means being rewarded more points as he is more likely to score a goal. The Canadian scored 9 goals in the Championship last season & created an impressive 82 chances for his side. For £5.5m Hoilett can a great punt pick from GW1 to GW3 as after these gameweeks the Welsh side run into 3 of the Top Six sides from last season.
Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace – £6.5)
FPL managers will be hoping that Milivojevic is able to recapture the form that saw him amass 10 goals, 2 assists and 21 bonus points last season. The Serbian scored a heap of goals in the league last season even though most of them were spot kicks. He was a bargain buy for many as he accumulated a total of 144 points establishing himself as a value pick. From GW1 to GW9, Palace have a great set of fixtures in which a player like Milivojevic may come in handy with him being on set piece duty and penalties.