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Who are the best value picks? The FPL experts have their say

26 Oct 2020
Ademola Lookman, Fulham

With so many in-form budget options to choose from, The Scout's panel select their favourites

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The Scout's panel of experts discuss the players they regard as the best value in Fantasy Premier League

What the experts say
Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Tomas Soucek (£4.9m) of West Ham United looks like being a nice option. His shots in the box seem promising for future attacking returns and he is about to enter a lovely run of fixtures from Gameweek 8.

Having just played my Wildcard, I’m starting to wish I’d gone with Vladimir Coufal (£4.5m). I expect to see defensive returns with the Hammers' schedule improving.

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

Chelsea's shutout against Manchester United showed Edouard Mendy (£5.0m) and Thiago Silva (£5.5m) will add much-needed sturdiness to the Blues' defence, and the set-piece threat of Kurt Zouma (£5.1m) raises his appeal.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@zophar666)

Ademola Lookman (£5.0m) will be key to Fulham’s survival prospects. He has already scored against Sheffield United, and over the last two Gameweeks his nine shots rank third in midfield.

Che Adams (£5.8m) finally looks to be delivering on his promising numbers and is key to Saints’ attacking play.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman)

So much of the value out there is among the forwards, with Patrick Bamford (£5.9m) joining Michail Antonio (£6.3m), Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Neal Maupay (£6.6m) as bargains.

If you need someone else to balance out the big-hitters then assists from Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn (£5.5m) seem likely to continue with a strong attack in front of him.

Ben McNair (@drbenmcnair)

Antonio has been a constant menace since the tail end last season and is the focal point for West Ham.

Jack Grealish (£7.2m) looks great value. He has already played 23 passes leading to shots this season, second only to Mohamed Salah (£12.4m) despite having played one match fewer.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport)

Playing in an advanced position since his move to Villa, Ross Barkley (£6.0m) can offer solid offensive production on the cheap.

Wilfried Zaha (£7.2m) is pushing the limits of a value pick but he is the Crystal Palace attack. He has five goals and one assist so far, ahead of a good fixture run.

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_)

Max Kilman (£4.1m) looks to have cemented a slot in a very solid Wolverhampton Wanderers back three, so he could be this season’s go-to cheap defender.

Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (£4.5m) has been a loyal servant in my squad and has kept three clean sheets.

Nick (@WGTA_Nick)

Antonio is looking like great value. His fixtures turn a corner in Gameweek 8, starting with Fulham at home, and he is firmly on the radar. 

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee)

There’s a chance Kilman might be ahead of Romain Saiss (£5.2m) for that back-three role. If this is the case, he offers the best value in the game at the moment.

It's hard to predict when Phil Foden (£6.6m) will play but I think he is extremely good value, particularly when the fixtures turn for Manchester City.

Also in this series 

Part 1: GW6 Lessons: Bamford top for value
Part 2: GW6 Lessons: Start making plans for West Ham

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