When it comes to signing FPL budget midfielders, the task gets trickier. Because more than selecting players for your team, it is even more confusing who not to pick. Potential points scoring options are way too many in midfield in comparison to defense and forward. And this part of the pitch is where you should consider signing players based on form, fixture difficulty and games ahead.
But then again there is unpredictability in FPL. You have already witnessed what happened in the previous game weeks, Salah is scoring big but what if you bring him in and he doesn’t score in the next game?
Unlike him, Mane is in top form but rarely catches the eyes of FPL managers. And this is happening mostly due to budget issues.
Since it is compulsory to sign 5 midfielders in the FPL team and going heavy in the midfield is a top recommendation but to line up a team in 100 million budget with all heavy loads is impossible. We are going to suggest the Budget midfielders who can balance your team pretty well. You can sign 1 or 2 of them plus whoever the big guns you have in the midfield. It is recommended to keep faith in them and don’t shuffle or transfer out them too often.
Currently, there are more than 100 midfield options that come at a price of £5.5m and under. At least 50 of them are worth considering to sign in your team. And you only have to choose one or two of them, depending on which spots you want to invest heavily in, the midfield or the forward line.
If you want to have a look at our recommended top fpl players, click here. But this blog is all about signing budget midfielders.
Below is a list of our top 10 Budget Midfielders that you can consider for your team, we will keep updating the list throughout the season:
1. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea)
- Price: £5.0m
This looks like an insurgence season for the Chelsea midfielder. The former Real Madrid man is not short of talent and his skills are currently at display in the Premier League.
Mateo Kovacic was the top-scoring midfielder in his price range in the ongoing Premier League season until he got injured and missed fixtures between gameweek 9 and 18. His value was growing up quickly and reached 5.3 from 5.0 at one stage, but due to injury and no play it went down to 5.
This can be the perfect time to sign the Chelsea midfielder because in last gameweek he played 25 minutes and is now well ready to be back in Tuchel’s midfield.
1 goal and 5 assists in the opening 11 games, where he started in 9 of them is a good enough performance to sign Kovacic plus Chelsea has some really favoring fixtures coming up.
With so much promise and guaranteed minutes, Kovacic tops our list of best budget midfielders in FPL.
2. Saïd Benrahma (Westham United)
- Price: £5.9m
The Moroccan is playing a season of his life. He was signed by West Ham United just last season but the African midfielder has started to show his class this season.
He is the 2nd top-scoring midfielder among all West Ham United midfielders and is available only for £5.9m. A little higher to be called a budget midfielder and more of a mid-price midfield player but there aren’t many performing budget midfielders in the ongoing season and it is important for managers to know this gem of a player.
Only Antonio in the front-line and Bowen in midfield is playing better football than Benrehma among all West Ham United players and they are currently sitting 5th in the league table.
3. Andros Townsend (Everton)
- Price: £5.2m
Andros Townsend is playing some of the best football of his life since switching from Crystal Palace to Everton.
He is the 2nd top-scoring midfield player of Everton. Currently valued at £5.2m in FPL and rising.
His ownership is going up with every game week and this probably is the best time to sign him if you don’t want to miss out on an in-form player getting pricier every game week.
He has already scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists in the opening 17 games, scoring 60 points i.e. half of what he did in the previous season with Crystal Palace.
4. Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace)
- Price: £6.1m
Conor Gallagher is a Crystal Palace player on loan from Chelsea. His price is also marginally above a budget midfielder range but at the start of the season, he was well within that range.
A consistent performer who has started and played almost every minute in every game since game week 2.
A player well capable of scoring big this season and is one of our go-to players to consider as a budget midfielder.
With 6 goals and 5 assists, Callagher is way past his last season’s tally of 2 goals and 2 assists and is currently in form of his life with 61 points tally, best among all Crystal Palace players.
5. N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
- Price: £4.9m
The Chelsea midfielder is one of the best in his position. He doesn’t have numbers to show in FPL but if he stays fit and plays more than the 2140 minutes he played last season, he is surely a budget midfielder to have in the team. But very low on the priority list.
His best to date was the 2018-19 season where Conte as Chelsea manager played him in a more advanced role. That freedom helped him grab 4 goals and 4 assists.
If given a chance to move around more freely, Kante is a good budget midfielder to have, especially in the bigger games. Pundits were even advocating for N’Golo to win the Ballon d’Or last season for his performances in the latter stages of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning season.
All-in-all, Kante is a player worth considering for a bench player.
6. Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City)
- Price: £4.8m
No performances since the start of the season, but Ndidi is a player worth keeping an eye on. There is something special in the Nigerian midfielder. With time he has grown to be more of a team player. His FPL numbers are not very special but in a lesser playing time of 2175 minutes last season, he has shown more conversion than the season before.
He scored 1 and assisted 4 last season but is surely a player way better than this. We are expecting him to at least double those stats in the ongoing season and he surely is a budget midfielder worth adding to the watchlist.
7. Ashley Westwood (Burnley)
- Price: £5.3m
Not a very good start of the season for Ashley Westwood but somehow he is still the 2nd top-scoring midfielder for Burnley. Westwood is a sure starter in Burnley’s midfield. He played 3410 minutes last season and scored 112 points.
There were 3 goals and 4 assists under his belt and only 7 yellow cards in a whole season. That’s a good enough budget midfielder to have an eye on and you can put him into the watchlist for future signing.
Everything at Burnley is in shambles right now but if the team started clicking at some point, we are sure a major part of it will be Ashley Westwood.
8. Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford)
- Price: £5.4m
A top-performing budget midfielder owned by only 1.8% of managers. Bryan Mbeumo is playing some of the best football for Brentford in the ongoing season.
Upcoming fixtures are not very favoring for the 12th placed promoted side Brentford, but if they are a team that want to survive in the Premier League, they have to step up their game.
Bryan Mbeumo is averaging more than 3 points a game week and these numbers are only expected to get better from here on if the team clicks. He is on our list of recommended budget midfielders to sign.
9. Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa)
- Price: £4.5m
If you are looking for an almost guaranteed 2 points from the bench, there is no better option than Douglas Luiz. The player assisted 2 last season but more importantly played 2781 minutes.
If you are aiming to sign 2 budget midfielders and clear way for a big signing in team, he can be your 2nd budget option.
10. Ruben Neves (Wolves)
- Price: £5.3m
Neves is one of the integral parts of Wolves midfield. Last season he played 2670 minutes and scored 104 points.
He is a decent try for a budget midfielder provided that Wolves start playing better football in the ongoing season, something that is lacking since the manager Nuno Espírito left the club for Spurs. You can add him to the watchlist for now.