In Fantasy Premier League, a regularly playing midfielder registered as a defender and a forward registered as a midfielder is considered a great out of position player.

Getting registered out of position in FPL increases the chances of a player scoring more points.

For instance, if a midfielder is registered as a defender, he will get 4 points for a clean-sheet instead of 1 and 6 points for a goal scored instead of 5.

A clean-sheet as a defender is also more valuable in terms of bonus points.

Same is the case of a forward registered as a midfielder in FPL. Scoring a goal becomes 5 points worth instead of 4 and clean-sheet earns a midfielder 1 point which is 0 in case a player is registered as forward.

In this blog, we will list the top 5 FPL out of position players who can make your team better and help you score big points in FPL:

1. Eric Dier (Tottenham)

Priced at £4.5, Eric Dier not only is a great out of position defender but also one of the huge budget and bargain defenders for season 2021-22.

A great thing is that Eric is also a regular for Tottenham. He plays in midfield but is registered as a defender and also he is a free-kicks specialist, a skill that will come in handy only when Harry Kane is not on the pitch but surely is something that adds merit to signing Eric Dier in your FPL team.

For me, he is one of the best bargains for the season, and with so many reasons to sign Eric Dier in FPL, he is on top of our list in FPL out of position players.

2. Trent Alexander Arnold (Liverpool)

Yes, Trent is a left-back but the way Liverpool plays and the way football works nowadays, wing-backs in all big teams are players who join attack when their team is in possession.

And that’s exactly what TAA does. Not only he plays in attack more often but also the conversion is visible in his numbers.

Trent Alexander Arnold is the most expensive defender in Fantasy Premier League valued at £7.5. Last season was a quite one with only 2 goals and 8 assists but in the season prior he scored 4 and provided record 15 assists. That is highest number of assists for a defender in a Premier League season.

His price tag is a bit high but you can sign him as one of your super-star players and he is a great out of position asset to consider for an FPL team.

3. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)

Andrew Robertson does on left wing what Trent Alexander Arnold does on the right side of the pitch. A lot of pressing with possession and a lot of position around the half way line and forward.

Being a defender, Robertson scored 1 and assisted 8 goals last season. Even that is not good for the player he is but you can spare him for the fact that it was a bad season for everyone at Liverpool last season.

The only problem for Andrew Robertson is another great find in the shape of Konstantinos Tsimikas, who in Robertson’s absence has shone great spirit and numbers to try and cement his name for left back.

It will be interesting to see who starts but most probably it will be Robertson for the experience he has. His best season to date with Liverpool was the title winning season of 2019-20, where he scored 181 points with 2 goals and 12 assists.

This is exactly what Robertson can repeat and makes him one of our top out of position players in FPL.

4. Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa)

Throne Mings is a center back at Aston Villa but carries a great eye for making assists. Valued at £5.0, he is one of the top owned defenders in FPL with more than 10% managers having him in their teams.

Though he doesn’t begin his play as an out of position player like Eric Dier, Tyrone Mings do know when to join the attack and earn his team an advantage with goals and assists.

For the versatility and game intelligence of when to join the attack, we are putting him in our list of out of position players in FPL.

5. Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City)

Last season and in the season prior, Pereira was registered as a midfielder in FPL which dropped his points from 146 to 123 and 27 in last 2 seasons. Knowing that he scored only 27 in whole season mainly because of injuries. But for the season 2021-22, Pereira is again registered as a defender, which means a great chance of repeating the 146 points feat.

If Pereira stays fit and plays the minutes, he surely is one of the top out of position players in FPL.


There will be many other out of position players in FPL. The ones we have mentioned are only the obvious ones for this season. We will keep updating the list throughout the season. If you have any ideas or know some good options to add in the list, feel free to reach out to us through email here.

Bilal Ahmed

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