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Gameweek 8 is almost upon us, and that will leave Fantasy Premier League managers scurrying for best options for their team. Things would have been entirely different if we all had budgets like that of Manchester City’s, but unfortunately, we have to make to do with limited resources.
It’s definitely not all that tough to do though. It is very common to end up splurging on forwards or defenders, following which one might think that the midfield will be an issue. However, here is a list of three budget midfielders to take a look at, and why these players could prove to be beneficial.
Burnley have been the biggest surprise package of the ongoing season. They play West Ham on Saturday and judging from their recent performances, Sean Dyche’s men will definitely have an upper hand. A win will take Burnley further up in their quest for a top four finish, and this is an opportunity they will relish.
Arfield’s performances are well-timed, yet effective enough to put Burnley on top. He is incredibly versatile and is quite adept at establishing control over the midfield to build the pressure on the opposition. Going into this week, Arfield will certainly be advantageous.
Brighton play Everton over the weekend, and it might sound odd, but they actually have a stronger chance of winning than the Toffees do. Ronald Koeman’s men have been a disaster so far, and their defence even more so. Meanwhile, Brighton’s attack has been quite sharp, much of which can be attributed to Gross.
Gross costs less and he certainly has a strong chance of damaging Everton’s defence, making him a good choice for this week. The player has also been creating several chances for their talisman Hemed. The striker will miss this game due to a suspension but there is no reason why Gross cannot do the same for Brown, who should fill Hemed’s void.
Huddersfield Town play Swansea City, and this will again be a tough match to predict. Mooy has successfully completed several man marking assignments for the newly-promoted club throughout the current season, and has been vital for his team.
Mooy will be the key behind Town getting the most out of themselves in the attack. If he’s able to shake off the advances of Swansea, while simultaneously ensuring they do not have enough space, Town are likely to win the midfield arm-wrestle, which should place Mooy in good stead.