It’s fine picking up expensive star men like Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane – but you might need the odd cheap player so you don’t go over your limit.
Some coaches can find it tricky discovering the best bargains, but never fear, we’re here to help you and have done the research on some of the perfect players for you to pick up once you’ve signed up.
So which defenders should you be looking at if you need to save some pennies? Find out our top Dream Team tips below.
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Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United) – £2.5m
Only one shot-stopper averaged over 7/10 on WhoScored.com, and that was Polish ace Fabianski.
He might not get heaps of clean sheets, although this could improve with additions to the Hammers, squad but he’s a steady point-scorer.
Rui Patricio (Wolves) – £2.0m
The Portugal international had a fine first season in the Premier League and should do well again under Nuno Espirito Santo.
Ralf Fahrmann (Norwich City) – £1.0m
Landing a goalkeeper on loan with eight Bundesliga seasons under their belt is impressive for a newly-promoted side.
Sure, he was displaced at Schalke last season by talented youngster Alexander Nübel but he should be a fine performer at a cheap price.
Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United) – £2.0m
The Magpies are facing a tough campaign ahead and if he remains at St James’ Park then the Slovakian is likely to be a key star.
He’s been a fine signing and could almost certainly earn himself a big move if he is on top form again in 2019/20.
Matt Targett (Aston Villa) – £1.5m
Having never had a full season as a starting player, Targett has joined the Villans for £15m.
But, he did get three assists and a goal last term as he made 16 appearances for the Saints, which isn’t too shabby.
Targett is set to play a major role for Dean Smith and he could offer cheap points.
Lewis Dunk (Brighton) – £2.0m
A move to Leicester City appears to be in the works if Harry Maguire joins Manchester United this summer.
Dunk is good for a few goals a season, while last year was the first time he hasn’t averaged more than 7/10 on WhoScored.
Playing for a bigger club is also likely to see an increase in clean sheets – the Foxes got 10 compared to Brighton’s seven in 2018/19.
Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – £2.5m
The Red Devils’ standing may have fallen and the ex-Saint might not quite have fulfilled the potential he once showed but he’s a bargain on Dream Team.
If he remains fit all season he should improve on the one goal and four assists he got last-term.
He also got 14 WhoScored ratings of 7/10 or more, which will come in handy.
Chelsea will no doubt be kicking themselves for letting him go at 14 after seeing his development since.
His Hammers team-mate, Fredericks, mocked the Blues for releasing him.
Speaking to WHUTV alongside Rice, as quoted by the Sun, Fredericks said: “You were somewhere c**p before, weren’t you?
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