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Top 10 Best Budget Midfielders – FPL 2022/23

There are more midfielders than any other position in Fantasy Premier League.

Over the seasons, this is where the majority of points have been scored. Therefore, it’s important to get your midfield right.

This season there are lots of players at £5.5m and below that can add value to your team, some of who may be going undetected.

These are the top 10 best cheap midfielders in FPL 2022/23.

10. Josh Dasilva – £4.5m

Dasilva was missing in Brentford’s debut season in the top flight due to a long-term injury.

He was a key player before that, however, playing 89 times in the Championship over three campaigns.

When featuring briefly last-term he was averaging 1.75 shot-creating actions per 90 from central midfield.

With Christian Eriksen departing Dasilva may feature a lot more this year, and for £4.5m it can’t hurt to include him in your team.

9. Leon Bailey – £5.0m

In limited minutes last season Bailey got a goal and two assists but was troubled by injuries.

On average he got 0.35 attacking returns per 90 but it’s unknown whether he features in Gerrard’s plans.

The Jamaican has scored for Villa this pre-season in a 4-0 win over Walsall. Many believe he is too talented to stay on the bench and his time will come.

If he is a regular starter, £5.0m is a bargain – and maybe too cheap to ignore.

8. Brenden Aaronson – £5.5m

Aaronson arrives at Leeds from Salzburg, teaming up with boss Jesse Marsch again.

The American got four goals and assists each in the Austrian Bundesliga last term as the Red Bull side walked to the title again.

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He also impressed in the Champions League. Per 90 he provided 0.63 goal-creating actions, ranking him in the 98th percentile out of Europe’s top 5 leagues and European competitions.

7. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall – £5.0m

Dewsbury-Hall had a promising breakout season for Leicester in 2021/22.

The midfielder started 23 games on the bounce at the end of the league season, impressing in a box-to-box role.

He’s great between the lines, receiving 4.08 progressive passes per 90 (91st percentile).

Additionally, he has creativity, making 34 key passes and 2.82 shot-creating actions per 90 (fourth most in the team).

Should his numbers improve (one goal, two assists) he will be a great asset at £5.0m.

6. Alexis MacAllister – £5.5m

Brighton play some eye-catching football, but the final product is their problem. Last season scoring 42 goals made them the 5th lowest scorers in the division.

However, MacAllister had a good season offensively with the fourth most attacking returns in the team, scoring 5 and assisting two.

The Argentine takes 2.42 shots per 90 (99th percentile) which are usually high quality too. Per 90 averaging a non-penalty xG of 0.18.

Game time would be the main concern, starting 22 times last season but playing the 7th most minutes in the Brighton squad.

5. Jacob Ramsey – £5.5m

Another player to make a big impact in his first season in the Premier League was Jacob Ramsey.

He scored 6 goals from midfield (0.22 per 90), becoming a regular in the Villa team.

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Ramsey was especially clinical, scoring 55% of his shots on target (8th most in the league).

If he continues to improve his output should too.

4. Michael Olise – £5.5m

Olise impressed for Crystal Palace last term, scoring twice and getting 6 assists.

He’s a creative winger, providing 0.39 assists per 90 (6th most) and an xA per 90 of 0.27 (7th highest).

Per 90 he was averaging three shot-creating actions and 0.55 goal-creating actions (most in the team).

He could potentially add more goals to his game this campaign, hitting the target 53% of the time when shooting (6th highest in the league).

His best asset is his dribbling, making 9.53 progressive carries per 90 and getting the team into dangerous areas.

3. Andreas Pereira – £4.5m

After going out on loan to Brazil Pereira is back in the Premier League with Fulham.

He has experience at this level with Man United, featuring 45 times in this league.

Fulham sold Fabio Carvalho to Liverpool this summer, who starred in the number 10 role last season, so Pereira seems to be his replacement.

A likely midfield starter at £4.5m is rare this season, so he will be highly owned for in GW1.

2. Anthony Gordon – £5.5m

Gordon got four goals and three assists to help Everton avoid relegation last campaign (0.24 returns per 90).

He made 34 key passes and, per 90, 2.88 shot-creating actions plus 0.2 goal-creating actions.

Furthermore, he’s on set pieces and has a decent run of fixtures, facing four sides with a FDR of 2 in his opening 5 matches.

1. Pedro Neto – £5.5m

The best budget midfielder this season seems to be Pedro Neto.

Among Wolves team, he had the second most shots (3.28), assists (0.19) and npxG + xA (0.51) per 90.

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He also took 6.18 touches in the opposition box and had the most shot-creating actions per 90 in the team (4.44).

Wolves start the season well with only one match against a top 10 finisher from last season in their opening 6.

He is the standout option at £5.5m.

Best Budget Midfielders

NameTeamPrice2021/22 points
Pedro NetoWolves£5.5m22
Anthony GordonEverton£5.5m100
Andreas PereiraFulham£4.5mN/A
Michael OliseCrystal Palace£5.5m73
Jacob RamseyAston Villa£5.5m109
Alexis MacAllisterBrighton£5.5m93
Kiernan Dewsbury-HallLeicester£5.0m70
Brenden AaronsonLeeds£5.5mN/A
Leon BaileyAston Villa£5.0m37
Josh DasilvaBrentford£4.5m7