Dream Team Top 10 Cheap Midfielders

Next season’s game looks increasingly challenging when it comes to accommodating big names. If you’ve reached your midfield having spent big on your strikers I’ve outlined some cheap midfield options below. My personal strategy is to aim for premium midfielders however this could be virtually impossible this year with such a tight budget.

Salah – Liverpool (4m)

Points last season: n/a
Games played last season: n/a

In my opinion Salah could be the biggest bargain on the game. He moved to Anfield for a fairly large price tag so should get a good amount of game time. Liverpool also have two Champions League qualifiers in August. With a tight budget this year he went straight into my midfield.

Sane – Man City (4.5m)

Points last season: 107
Games played last season: 37

Sane was getting a lot of game time towards the end of the last season in a very advanced attacking role for City. Should he pick up where he left off, he could score very well next season.

Klaasen – Everton (3.5m)

Points last season: n/a
Games played last season: n/a

With Everton likely to be playing in the Europa League next season Klaasen could be a steal at 3.5m. He should get a lot of game time and the club have strengthened already over the summer.

Herrera – Man Utd (3m)

Points last season: 145
Games played last season: 49

Herrera got a lot of game time at Old Trafford last season and scored surprisingly well despite playing in a deeper role than most. I’d expect him to get a lot of game time this season with the commitment of a Champions League campaign.

Mahrez – Leicester (4m)

Points last season: 144
Games played last season: 47

Mahrez picked up a decent amount of points last time around, however Leicester did have a run in the Champions League which helped this. Should he remain at Leicester, for me he’s not a great option. However should he move on he could be a bargain at 4m.

Sterling – Man City (4m)

Points last season: 159
Games played last season: 47

Sterling made a sensational start to last season but his form appeared to drop off as the season progressed. He looks cheap at 4m, however if he’s not a first team regular this could be funds that are completely wasted.

Willian – Chelsea (4m)

Points last season: 134
Games played last season: 41

It’s difficult to look past Hazard when selecting a Chelsea midfielder. Willian was the second highest point scoring midfielder for the club but his total was nowhere nearly as impressive. He’s a good budget option especially with Champions League football for Chelsea.

Ramsey – Arsenal (4m)

Points last season: 78
Games played last season: 32

After such a strong Euro 2016 campaign I expected much more from Ramsey last season. A final points total of 78 was a little disappointing. We did however see last season how a season in the Europa League can result in big points. My question mark would be around the strength of side Arsenal field in this competition.

Sigurdsson – Swansea (4.5m)

Points last season: 163
Games played last season: 40

You could argue that Sigurdsson almost single handedly saved Swansea from relegation last season with a stunning finish to the campaign. He looks likely to move on in the summer and should he go to a bigger club in the Europa League such as Everton could score incredibly well.

Redmond – Southampton (3.5m)

Points last season: 118
Games played last season: 50

Redmond got a huge amount of game time last season, perhaps helped by Southampton’s run to the EFL cup final. This resulted in a points total of over 100. This isn’t a bad return for a midfielder but I’d probably be hoping for a 200+ over the course of a season. Without European football he seems slightly less appealing than others.

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