Getting The Best £4.5m Fantasy Premier League Defenders

The Best Cheap FPL Defenders For 2016/17

Fantasy managers all around the globe have less than a week get their heads around who to pick for their Fantasy Premier League team for the upcoming 2016/17 season and right now there are more questions at hand than answers.

To get the most expensive players will set you back a cool £13m and with every single one of the big performers in the last campaign going up considerably in price, the challenge for fantasy football supremacy is as fresh as ever for the new season.

Whether Aguero is part of your team or not is an argument for another day, which Fantasy Football managers do not need to worry about, as the issue will be covered on another day.

However, for now, if we can establish a solid base at the back then we can look to build out from there.

Best Inexpensive Options

It is extremely important to note that our defensive outlay is, of course, going to be considerably lower than what we spend on other parts of the pitch and rightly so: as defenders just cannot pick up as many points as midfielders and forwards.

At times, Fantasy Premier League does get it wrong with players’ positions or a manager will throw a defender into midfield, which always helps – last campaign it was Eric Dier, However, as it stands, there are no such choices available in that position at the moment.

Therefore, we are all left looking through the array of £4-£4.5m defenders that we are not too excited about.

Apart from that, you should be willing to consider paying £4.5m for a player that will be part of your team and, even then, there are many risks to consider, so you must weigh up your options carefully.

There are sixty-three defenders available to choose from that cost £4.5m or less. In the FPL, it is often these bargain basement buys that are so crucial in determining your success or failure.

Let’s take a look at the £4.5m available defenders options.

Defender: Jonny Evans - £4.5m – WBA


Getting a Tony Pulis defender at such a price is always going to be a good deal and there are a few in that price range at West Brom. However, we are going to opt for Jonny Evans, who was impressive at the European Championships and has now established himself in the WBA team last season after a rocky start.


With 30 appearances in the Premier League last season, he is going to be a popular choice amongst the FPL bargain hunters this season. Add to this the fact that the opening 7 games for the Baggies are not too daunting and he could be an ideal cheap purchase.

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