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Best Budget Forwards – FPL 2022/23

When it comes to budget forwards in FPL this year we aren’t spoiled for choice.

Most options below £6.0m aren’t guaranteed starters but there are a few assets that could provide good value.

Here are four of the best cheap forwards you should consider before GW1.

Brennan Johnson – £6.0m

Johnson starred for Forest last season to help send them to the Premier League for the first time since 1999.

He got 16 goals and 10 assists along the way, getting 0.6 attacking returns per 90.

The Welsh international was also on the scoresheet for his country in the Nations League this June, scoring against Belgium and the Netherlands.

He is a penalty taker at the club, scoring three last term, but it’s a wait-and-see as to whether he will be on them this season. Chances are he will be, though.

Dominic Solanke – £6.0m

Solanke lit the Championship alight even more so than Johnson, scoring 29 times with 7 assists too.

His 36 goals and assists work out at 0.8 per 90, whilst taking 3.48 shots per 90 (second most in the league).

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He is also a penalty taker, scoring four in the Championship, and will be Bournemouth’s main goal threat this campaign.

Although he does have a tough start fixture-wise, facing Man City, Arsenal, and Liverpool in his first four outings.

However, after that, he faces three teams in a row that have an FDR of two.

Jean-Philippe Mateta – £5.5m

Mateta found himself as Vieira’s starting striker towards the end of the season, scoring 5 goals (0.4 per 90).

The Frenchman was hitting 1.4 shots on target per 90 last term (fourth most), which was 48% of his shots overall.

He’s statistically the biggest goal threat in the Crystal Palace side, with the highest non-penalty xG + xA per 90 (0.5).

There is doubt over who will start the season upfront, with Edouard providing good competition, so he’s not 100% nailed at this time.

Deniz Undav – £5.5m

Undav may be the most exciting asset on this list, who could become an FPL essential if he hits the ground running.

He bagged 25 goals and 9 assists (one return per 90) for Union SG to propel them into the Champions League and also take the Golden Boot.

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The German was shooting with volume, taking four shots per 90, earning a move to Brighton in January.

He may take some time to adapt to the league but could transform Brighton’s attack, which was one of the least potent last campaign.

The Seagulls had the second lowest goals per shot ratio in the league (0.07).

NameTeamPrice21/22 Points
Brennan JohnsonNottingham Forest£6.0mN/A
Dominic SolankeBournemouth£6.0mN/A
Jean-Philippe MatetaCrystal Palace£5.5m61
Deniz UndavBrighton£5.5mN/A