With the World Cup finally here, it’s a good idea to enter the fantasy league and complete your team before the first match day. If you’re still scratching your head over picking the best value midfielders after splurging cash on defense and attack, we’re here to help. There are many great bargain midfielders who play great on a constant basis for their side and will certainly add value to your fantasy team.
Instead of spending millions on Pogba, you can save a bit of money in midfield and still be able to get big points every match day.
The Serbian is definitely a familiar name for Premier League fans. The Southampton striker has been in exceptional form in the qualifiers, leading his team to the World Cup. Being in a tough group with sports betting sites and fan favorite Brazil doesn’t make it easy for Serbia, but you can expect Tadic to get points against Costa Rica and Switzerland. Tadic is priced at £8.5 million.
The already forgotten Brazilian reignited his career after joining Barcelona in a much-discussed €40 million deal. Paulinho didn’t let the price tag affect him, providing a fresh midfield option to Barcelona and scoring 9 times in La Liga. He has been in great form for Brazil in the qualifiers as well and will no doubt be looking to continue his fine form at the World Cup. You can get Paulinho for the same price as Tadic.
Lingard has enjoyed a great season at Manchester United, even if the team as a whole performed subpar. He was great in the qualifiers as well, so it’s fair to say that he’ll be one of the players to look out for in the World Cup. Expect England to score goals in the first two group stage matches against Panama and Tunisia – if the team plays well, you can expect Lingard to be one of the best on the field, which translates to points for your team. Lingard is available for £7.5 million.
A relatively unknown player to the rest of the world, Sanchez has established himself as one of the best players in the Uruguay national team. He provided 7 assists to the deadly duo of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani during the qualifiers and considering Uruguay’s opponents at the World Cup, you can expect him to continue in great form. Sanchez is available for £7.5 million.
The Russian phenom is already the target of many big clubs including Manchester United and there’s a reason for it. The central midfielder can score a few goals central midfield and with a price tag of only £6.5 million, he could end up being a steal.
The Belgian midfield attacker will undoubtedly be one of the best players on Roberto Martinez’s team at the World Cup. Coming off an unexpected move to Chinese side Dalian Yifang, Carasco will be looking to reinvent himself and attract the attention of bigger clubs. Carrasco is available for £6.5 million.