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 on 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: £7.3m

Last season, in the Premier League, Ivan Toney scored 12 and assisted 5 goals. This season he has already scored 6 and assisted 2 goals in the opening 10 fixtures.

As a result, his FPL price has gone up from £7.0m to £7.3m.

We recommend signing Ivan Toney 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. favoring fixtures till game week 15
  3. selected by only just over 23% of managers

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

2. Alexander Isak

  • FPL Price: £6.8m

Alexander Isak is currently injured and his player card says Thigh injury – Unknown return date.

Compared to the last season, Newcastle United is a much more balanced side both in defense and going forward.

They signed Alexander Isak for a club record transfer fee of $70 million on 26 August 2022.

The player had an immediate impact!

We recommend signing Alexander Isak as a budget forward (when he is back from injury!) for the following reasons:

  • He has already scored 2 goals in the 3 Premier League games played
  • Isak is in only 2.3% of teams in FPL
  • That ownership is expected to go further up because of favoring fixtures coming ahead

With a good start in the Premier League, Alexander Isak for sure is a budget forward to keep an eye on.

3. Danny Ings (Aston Villa)

  • FPL Price: £6.7m

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 have shaped up, they’ll be very exciting to watch this season. They just need to find the winning form.

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

  1. proven goalscorer
  2. his team has favoring fixtures between game weeks 10 and 16 with a maximum fixture difficulty of 3.

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.

5. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)

  • FPL Price: £6.2m

Iheanacho is owned by only 0.5% of FPL managers, which is very much understandable looking at his last season’s numbers and the start of this season.

He scored 4 and assisted 6 goals throughout the last campaign.

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: £6.8m

At the start of the season, it seemed like Fulham again will be a relegation-battling side.

But they do have a player up front who is not only keeping them alive in the league but also enabling them to shoot for a European spot.

Aleksandar Mitrović is currently the best player for value option in the FPL. A reliable goal scorer, who is on the scoresheet in almost every game.

If Fulham scores a goal, there is a high chance of it coming from the foot of Mitrović.

His price is currently £6.8m, which was £6.5m at the start of the season.

Mitrović is currently part of more than 27% of FPL teams, which indicates that FPL managers are trusting him to be their 3rd striker in the team.

Best 4.5 Striker in FPL

The best options for a 4.5 striker 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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