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FPL 2017/18: Top 5 budget defenders for gameweek 8

We look at the best budget FPL defenders for the upcoming gameweek and beyond.


Newcastle United v Stoke City - Premier League
Jamaal Lascelles

This season, most of the Fantasy Premier League managers have chosen to go with 3 big strikers up front and that means they'll have to save money in the defence and midfield departments.

With the big-money players scoring goals regularly, here's our pick for top 5 budget defenders for game week 8:


#5 Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United- £4.7)

He's one of the more nailed on defensive options in a Newcastle team that are flying high after an impressive performance against Liverpool.

He has looked a threat from corners in all the games so far and with some winnable fixtures coming up, he may pop up with a goal while keeping a few clean sheets.

He may no longer be a differential option with 11.1% players opting to have him in the side but he'll still give you a good return given his price.

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