“Offence is the best defense”. 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 FPL Budget Forwards won’t be a good idea.
In other positions except for the goalkeeper and forwards, it is compulsory to choose 5 players which gives us the option of making budget signings that can warm the bench and save budgets for lining up a strong team.
But in the forward line, we must sign 3 good enough players.
In my opinion, 2 of them should be world-class, proven goal scorers or assist makers.
Because that’s what forwards are expected to do and there is no point in saving the budget in the forward 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 £6.5m. 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 in the forward line.
Below is the list of FPL Budget Forwards we will like you to consider for your team in the forward line:
1. Ivan Toney (Brentford)
- FPL Price: £6.6m
He is the one who brought Brentford to the Premier League. Of course, it was a team effort but his numbers are phenomenal and if you have to name one best player that made the most difference in Brentford’s Championship-winning campaign, it surely is Ivan Toney. Ivan Tony scored 33 and assisted 10 goals in 47 appearances last season.
He is currently listed in Fantasy Premier League at a price tag of £6.6 and it could be a huge bargain if Brentford is scoring goals.
The upcoming fixtures of Brentford are not favorable and they are currently sitting 12th in the league table. A scenario that makes Ivan Toney a very desirable player, only if Brentford starts performing better from here on, and don’t fall into the rabbit hole of relegation battle.
He is on our list of Budget forwards.
2. Christian Benteke, Jordan Ayew, and Odsonne Edouard (Crystal Palace)
- FPL Price: £6.4m, £5.8m, £6.3m,
Crystal Palace has a healthy forward line. 3 players battling it out for the 2 available spots. Of them, Odsonne Edouard was previously getting the most minutes and performing the best, but now he is 3rd in the priority list but still getting minutes every game.
Ayew scored only 1 and assisted 4 in an injury-hit season last time around. But he is an incredible player. Of all these 3 players, he is the lowest in price but getting more minutes than his 2 team mates.
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.
Ayew can be your good choice FPL Budget Forward. The same goes for Christian Benteke, but somehow Odsonne Edouard is also in the frame.
Benteke, last season showed some signs of his good old days in the Premier League by scoring 10 and assisting 2 goals.
If all these players start playing at their best, Crystal Palace can qualify for the Europa League but that’s a case of only if. For now, there are 3 good options coming from the same forward line and it’s up to you which player you wanna bet on.
They are all getting minutes and a clever decision before signing anyone of them will be to check the recent form. In my opinion, Ayew is the best budget forward in the Crystal Palace lineup.
3. Emmanuel Dennis (Watford)
- FPL Price: £6.0m
Emmanuel Dennis started the season valued at just £5.0m in FPL. And there weren’t many expectations from him to start. But to everyone’s surprise, he has played every game and is expected to start more in the future because there isn’t really much of a competition in Watford’s forward line.
He is not just another budget player who will contribute 2 points to your team.
Emmanuel Dennis has already scored 7 and assisted 6 goals this season, increasing his player value from 5m at the start of the season to 6m currently. Now is the best time to consider him into your team.
4. Neal Maupay (Brighton & Hove Albion)
- FPL Price: £6.4m
Last season, Maupay scored 8 and assisted 2, which was a decrement from a season ago’s 10 goals and 3 assists but this happened mainly because of injuries.
And he is proving his worth in the ongoing season, with Brighton sitting in the 13th spot having Maupay their top-scoring FPL forward.
A sure starter in every game and a constant threat in front of a goal.
Whenever Brighton scores a goal, there is a huge chance Maupay will be the name on the goal or assist sheet.
Thought Brighton is not that great going forward. They are a solid team that can win games against any side in the Premier League.
Keep a close eye on Brighton and Brentford players this season for all the budget players.
5. Rodrigo Moreno (Leeds United)
- FPL Price: £6.3m
Expectations from Rodrigo will be higher at Leeds United this time around. He is a proven good player especially in terms of giving assists but somehow that talent isn’t seen converting in the Premier League in last season.
It is very much clear that Bamford will be the sole striker in Marcelo Bielsa’s 4-1-4-1 setup, but playing behind him, Rodrigo surely will be the central attacking DM. Which is a very busy spot in Bielsa’s brand of football.
Being in that active spot, we are expecting Rodrigo Moreno to perform better this season and he is on our list of Budget Forwards.
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