Budget strikers are usually crucial for those FPL managers that play with 3 strikers up front. A budget 3rd striker helps managers in racking up those extra points from cheap alternatives.
In this article, we look at 5 budget strikers to watch out for in the 2018/19 Fantasy Premier League season.
Callum Wilson (£6.5m – Bournemouth)
Callum Wilson scored 8 goals and racked up 2 assists as he made 23 appearances for the Cherries last season. The forward averages 1.9 shots per game and given Bournemouth’s easy fixture list early on in the season.
Charlie Austin (£6.5m – Southampton)
Charlie Austin missed the majority of the season because of injury. As he started just 10 games and made 24 appearances overall while managing to score 7 goals for the Saints. He averaged a shooting accuracy of 52% in the league last season. When fit, Austin can get the job done for your team.
Chris Wood (£6.5m – Burnley)
The Kiwi target man scored 10 goals for the Clarets in 24 appearances last season. He averages 0.62 goals per match. He’s a big threat from set pieces as well. Furthermore, the New Zealander is known for his calm head as he picked up only 1 yellow card in the entire season.
Aleksandr Mitrovic (£6.5m – Fulham)
After his winter transfer move on loan to Fulham from Newcastle. He scored an impressive 11 goals in 15 appearances for the Cottagers as he created 14 chances as well. For his £6.5m price tag, Mitrovic looks to be an absolute bargain.
£6.5m? Seriously, @OfficialFPL?
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) July 31, 2018
Fernando Llorente (£6.0m – Tottenham Hotspur)
The tall Spanish forward has been in tremendous form for Spurs and has been there top scorer in the Pre Season. Given that Harry Kane is still enjoying his holidays, Llorente will start the first few matches for the North Londoners. Llorente offers a lot up top. He’s a good passer aswell as lethal when it comes to finishing.