In FPL, you need goals and assists from your forwards to make points. That’s what forwards are supposed to do. And in that scenario looking for more than 1 FPL Budget Forward won’t be a good idea.

In other positions except for the goalkeeper and forwards, it is compulsory to transfer in 5 players which makes it absolutely necessary to sign budget defenders and budget midfielders in the team.

Those budget players will support your team from the bench and save money for lining up strong players in the playing 11.

But in the forward line, we must sign 2 to 3 more than good enough players. In my opinion, 2 should be proven, goal scorers. Because that’s what forwards are expected to do and there is no point in saving the budget in the front line.

And for the third player, there is a space for making a budget signing but for the sake of the role a forward player is expected to play, we have increased the minimum value of the budget forward from £5m to £7.0m.

So that the 3rd player you are going to choose is at least well capable of scoring the goals.

There is enough budget that can be saved in other positions. That’s why it is not recommended to save too much for the sake of getting FPL cheap forwards.

Below is the list of FPL Budget Forwards we will like you to consider for your team in the forward line:

Top FPL Budget Forwards (Priced £7.0m and Under)

1. Ivan Toney (Brentford)

  • FPL Price: £7.0m

His goals brought Brentford to the Premier League 2 years ago. Of course, it was a team effort but Ivan Toney’s numbers were phenomenal and if you have to name one best player that made the most difference in Brentford’s Championship-winning campaign, it surely was Ivan Toney.

He scored 33 and assisted 10 goals in 47 appearances in Brentford’s last championship season.

Last season, in the Premier League, Toney scored 12 and assisted 5 goals.

We recommend signing him as a budget forward for the following reasons:

  1. highest points scorer (139 points) among players of his value (£7.0m and under) last season
  2. easy fixtures between game week 3 and 11
  3. selected by only just over 6% of managers

Ivan Toney is also in our FPL bargains list because his price can go up very early in the season.

2. Odsonne Edouard, Jean-Philippe Mateta, and Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)

  • FPL Price: £5.5m, £5.5m, £5.5m,

Crystal Palace has a healthy forward line. 3 players battling it out for the 2 available spots.

Odsonne Edouard is the best of them in terms of goals scored (6) and minutes played (1554) last season.

Mateta scored 5 and assisted 1 but played only 1138 minutes last season. Still, he is a player of great value.

Looking at Crystal Palace’s style of play, there surely will be goals. Though you have to be cautious around difficult game-weeks because Crystal Palace is a well-balanced side but they don’t have that spark to do much against the top sides.

Benteke, last season was totally out of frame with only 4 goals in the whole season.

So most probably it will be Odsonne Edouard and Jean-Philippe Mateta starting the games for Crystal Palace alongside Zaha up front.

They are the safer options to consider in your team as a budget forward.

3. Danny Ings (Aston Villa)

  • FPL Price: £7.0m

Danny Ings is a player who once scored 22 goals in a Premier League season. He is a player well capable of repeating that performance again.

And the way Aston Villa are shaping up, they’ll be very exciting to watch this season.

We are recommending Danny Ings as a budget forward for the following reasons:

  1. proven goalscorer
  2. his team has an easier opening run of fixtures
  3. only 1.7% ownership

4. Danny Welbeck (Brighton & Hove Albion)

  • FPL Price: £6.5m

We are recommending Welbeck over Neal Maupay because from the performance of last season, it is visible that Welbeck can do more in less time than Maupay.

Last season in 1469 minutes on the pitch, Welbeck scored 6 and assisted 4 goals, accumulating 89 points throughout the season.

These numbers are not exceptional but if he plays a full season without injuries, then Welbeck is more than capable to score around 200 points.

For now, we recommend putting him on your watchlist.

5. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)

  • FPL Price: £6.5m

Iheanacho is owned by only 0.8% of FPL managers, which is very much understandable looking at his last season’s numbers. He scored 4 and assisted 6 goals throughout the season.

But he is a player much better than this. Iheanacho can 4x those numbers at least the goals if given time to play consistently.

He is one of the top Nigerian talents. Played for Manchester City and is still only 25 years old.

If he stays fit and plays anywhere around 2000 minutes, he is more than capable of scoring 200 points.

For now, you can put him on the watchlist because him starting ahead of Vardy, or Leicester City playing with 2 strikers is highly unlikely.

6. Aleksandar Mitrović

  • FPL Price: £6.5m

Seems like Fulham again will be a relegation battling side, but they do have a player up front who can score 10+ goals a season.

Aleksandar Mitrović is a reliable goal scorer, every time Fulham scores one, there is a high chance of it coming from the foot of Mitrović.

His price is only £6.5m and is currently owned by more than 10% of FPL managers, which indicates that FPL managers are trusting him to be their 3rd choice striker for the favoring game weeks.

Best 4.5 Forward FPL

The best options for a 4.5 forward in FPL are not that good. There are players like Sam Greenwood of Leeds United and Marcus Forss of Brentford who played 231 and 203 minutes last season.

But they are a risk to be added to the teams because their minutes on the pitch are not guaranteed.

Though you should keep tabs on Greenwood and keep him on your watchlist because Leeds United’s forward options are very limited and Greenwood could be one of those breakout FPL cheap strikers.

They play with Bamford up front who was injured for most of the season last time around and they have sold Raphinha to Barca. So the attacking options are quite limited.

It will be interesting to see how Leeds lineup in their new setup of transferred-in and available players.

That’s all in FPL Budget Forwards, you can read more about Fantasy Football in the links provided below.

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