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Fantasy Premier League 2017/18: Top 5 cheap picks for Gameweek 12

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Southampton v Burnley - Premier League
Burnley are currently 7th in the Premier League

While the marquee players are scoring the most points and should find a place in your team, it really is your budget options that sets you apart from the crowd. With the third gameweek of the second quarter around the corner, now is the time to get your Fantasy Premier League back on track, with these 5 cheap must-have picks for Gameweek 12:

#5 Matthew Lowton (Defender-Burnley)

Price: 4.5

Fixtures: Swansea City, Arsenal, Bournemouth.

With Burnley securing their 4th "1-0" of the season last week against Southampton, keeping their 7th place in the Premier league table with the fourth best defensive record in the league despite having already faced four teams from the "big-six", it is clear that a Burnley defender should make his way into your FPL side regardless of your budget.

We suggest you go for Burnley's right fullback, Matthew Lowton, as he has a better chance of registering an assist than the two centre-halves and is a tad bit cheaper than his counterpart on the left. (Ward is also a great option if you have the extra cash.)

Lowton is an indispensable part of a defence that has conceded just 9 goals so far, which makes it the fourth best defence in the league, behind only the likes of Man City, Spurs and Man Utd.

While a defender from one of those three giants will burn a hole through your budget, Burnley's defenders are still dirt cheap despite all of their heroics. For 4.5, you get yourself a member of a very solid defence who has played 90 minutes in all of the games so far. Additionally, with Burnley's aerial threat in the box, there is always an off-chance for the full-back to get an assist from his crosses to bag those crucial extra FPL points.

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