The upcoming season for the popular fantasy game is now live.
The FPL for the 2022-23 season is now officially out and players are already lining up their first drafts for the long season ahead. Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min were the top 2 points scorers overall last term. But last season saw a trend of spending big at the back rather than on the forward line. This season yet again it looks like the same trend will be followed.
While FPL managers would love to own every expensive player on the game. But with a budget of just 100m, it is important to balance out your squad with a few bargains. Last term Jarrod Bowen was priced at just 6.5m at the start of the game and the West Ham winger ended the season with 206 points overall and was 4th in the list of overall points for 2021-22. This season yet again there are a few bargain deals available for the FPL managers to grab.
Here we take a look at the top 10 bargains to own in FPL 2022-23:
10. Deniz Undav – 5.5m
Brighton and Hove Albion have been crying out for a striker over the last few seasons. Neal Maupay has failed to be consistent over the course of the season since his switch from Brentford. Undav scored 26 goals in 39 appearances in the Belgium top flight last term. Although he is unproven in the Premier League but with his 5.5m price tag, it could turn out to be the gamble of the season.
9. David Raya – 4.5m
The Brentford and Spanish international goalkeeper is priced at just 4.5m in FPL 2022-23. Raya missed a very big chunk of last season due to injury, but he still managed to collect 95 points in limited game time. The Spaniard is known for his passing ability and range but playing in Thomas Frank’s compact and secure system, he will certainly pick up a few clean sheets over the course of the season.
8. Anthony Gordon – 5.5m
Anthony Gordon was without a doubt Everton‘s best player last season and played a major role in his team surviving the drop. This summer Richarlison has joined Spurs and Gordon will be guaranteed a starting spot in Frank Lampard’s team. The 21-year-old can certainly improve his 100 overall points from last season.
7. Jean-Philippe Mateta – 5.5m
Following the arrival of Patrick Vieira at the helm, Crystal Palace signed Odsonne Édouard to lead the line. But as the season progressed Jean-Philippe Mateta established himself as the first-choice striker at the club. He scored 5 goals in the league last term and looks likely to continue as the first-choice striker at the club.
6. Jonny – 4.5m
Jonny made a return to the Wolves starting lineup after nearly 2 years on the sidelines. He was on top form since his return, despite playing the majority of his games out of position as the right wing-back due to an injury to Nélson Semedo. He still recorded 2 goals and looks like a very viable FPL option going into next season.
5. Kyle Walker – 5m
Manchester City kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League last season alongside Liverpool. Walker played just 20 games last term due to injuries. But as things stand, he has returned to full fitness and looks all set to play a big role for the Citizens. With João Cancelo, Rúben Dias and Aymeric Laporte all priced at 6m or above, Walker looks like a great Manchester Cty defender available on a cheap.
4. Takehiro Tomiyasu – 4.5m
Tomiyasu joined Arsenal last summer and made an instant impact. But he missed a major chunk of the season due to injury, In limited appearances, the right-back racked up 75 points. But with the injury setbacks now behind him and a full pre-season coming up, Tomiyasu looks like a certain bargain.
3. Gabriel Martinelli – 6m
Martinelli broke through into the Arsenal starting lineup last season. He recorded 6 goals and 6 assists in just 29 appearances in the league and grabbed a total of 110 points in FPL. The 21-year-old will be looking to push on and increase his attacking returns next term.
2. Marcus Rashford – 6.5m
Rashford has seen his career fall off the tracks in the last season. The English winger underwent surgery and he has not quite found his form again. But with new manager Erik ten Hag at the helm, Rashford can hopefully find his feet again. With a 6.5m price tag on him, the English winger looks like a bargain and his price could rise a lot in the first few game weeks.
1. Pedro Neto – 5.5m
The 22-year-old missed majority of last season due to an injury. But in the 2021-22 Premier League season, Neto registered 5 goals and 6 assits. While it may take the Portuguese youngster time to find his feet again but with just a 5.5m price tag, Neto has to be the bargain of the season. His ownership in FPL 2022-23 is already above 20%.