Fantasy Premier League: 5 Best Budget defenders for next 5 Gameweeks

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Four GWs have passed, and we all can understand now how important a defender can be for our FPL Squads. Most of the FPL squads have already added Marcos Alonso, Benjamin Mendy, Kieran Trippier & Andrew Robertson. These four are the central premium defenders with the very high percentage of ownership. But one thing that can take our squad to top 1000 list is the 4th defender. This 4th defender can provide an excellent boost to our rank. Also, if someone is looking to use 4-3-3 or 5-3-2 formation, these could be your options:

#5 Jose Holebas (£4.8) - Watford

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Holebas might outscore many midfielders this FPL season

The 34-year old Greek international can play both as a left back and a left winger and has been involved with Watford for the past three seasons. Watford has started the season very strongly, winning their four games so far. Holebas had a very important role in helping Watford achieve this feat.

He has already scored 34 points, standing only next to Marcos Alonso in the list, who is pretty expensive. If you need a good budget defender, this could be your pick. His price would definitely get an increase in upcoming Gameweeks, so it would be better to catch him now. He could create a big difference in points.

#4 Jeffrey Schlupp (£4.5) - Crystal Palace

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Jeffrey Schlupp, the Ghana international started his career as a striker. He has already scored a goal in his four appearances this season. One thing to note about Schlupp is, he has played all 4 games this season as a left back.

Also, in Crystal Palace's formation, he appears to be a midfielder, which creates more chances for an assist as well. On paper, the next few games look pretty easy for Crystal Palace.

He could be a very good pick for many FPL managers this week. His price is expected to rise in the next few days as well. So it's better to get him now if you have £4.5 to invest.

#3 Matt Doherty (£4.4) - Wolves

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The Irish man plays as a left back for Wolves. After four Gameweeks, he has scored only eight points, but upcoming fixtures for wolves are looking pretty promising. FPL managers can use him as a 4th or 5th defender option.

Same as Jeffery Schlupp, he has started all the matches as a midfielder for Wolves. He has already got three shots on target in four games. We can expect a good assist from him in upcoming Gameweeks too. At this price range, he can be a good option as well.

#2 Steve Cook (£4.6) - Bournemouth


Steve Anthony Cook, the English footballer plays as a defender for Bournemouth. He has already scored 22 points in 4 Gameweeks, As Bournemouth's upcoming fixtures are looking quite promising, FPL managers can expect more points from him in this budget range.

Three out of the next six games of Bournemouth are home games and are against Leicester, Crystal Palace, and Southampton. So one can expect clean sheet points also from Steve Cook.

#1 Ricardo Pereira (£5.1) - Leicester

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Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira. The Portuguese plays as a fullback for Leicester city.

In the current FPL season, he has already provided a pair of assists in four matches.

Slightly on an expensive side on this list, but he could be a great pick for FPL managers this season. The next 12 fixtures for Leicester city are pretty good, so managers can expect more assist and clean sheets from him.

For a long run, he could be the best pick this FPL season.

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Edited by Victor R. Lopez M.
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