Time is running out to pick a Fantasy Premier League team ahead of Friday’s deadline.
But selecting Erling Haaland up front, or Trent Alexander-Arnold at the back is the easy bit. Balancing a budget is trickier.
So who are the FPL bargains to consider snapping up for the 2023/24 season?
Allow BestofBets to run through some underrated and underpriced buys for this season’s FPL…
FPL bargains – Defenders
Tariq Lamptey (£4.0) – Lamptey has endured a torrid time with injuries in the past year or so and, as such, he only played 438 minutes in the Premier League last season.
Roberto De Zerbi has primarily used him as a substitute.
However, when fit and firing, he’s a flying full-back with immense assist potential in FPL. If he can break back into the Brighton team, his value will soar.
Amari’i Bell (£4.0) – Those unfamiliar with the Championship may not be aware of the Luton left-back.
Bell was a regular for the Hatters in a very solid defence last season, making 44 appearances and helping Luton keep 20 clean sheets.
Only champions Burnley kept more clean sheets and Bell was a major part of that. The Jamaican international is worth a punt.
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Carney Chukwuemeka (£4.5) – Bargain midfielders on FPL are as rare as hen’s teeth, but this Chelsea youngster may just be worth a shot to supplement any squad. He’s been heavily involved in pre-season and, now approaching his 20th birthday, the winger is ready to burst onto the big stage.
We know that Mauricio Pochettino likes to put faith in youth, so Chukwuemeka could be a huge beneficiary of the new manager, especially now, with the hammer blow of losing Christopher Nkunku until November.
Shandon Baptiste (£4.5) – The 25-year-old Grenadian is one of the cheapest midfielders in the game, yet he remains a semi-regular starter for Brentford.
He appeared 23 times last season and while he’s not hot on goals or assists, the Bees are superb at keeping clean sheets. Baptiste will pick up a few points every gameweek.
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Jean-Philippe Mateta (£5.0) – Finally, there’s virtually no value in going for a bargain striker on FPL but Crystal Palace forward Mateta is cheap as chips. He’s scored eight Premier League goals in 58 appearances and has 24 in 67 in the Bundesliga for Mainz.
They aren’t stunning stats, but neither are Palace stacked with forward option;.The Frenchman may get plenty of game time.