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Fantasy Premier League Tips: Five Budget Friendly Strikers To Sign

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Fantasy Premier League Tips: Five Budget Friendly Strikers To Sign

With the Premier League season on the horizon, star forwards including Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah will feature prominently in a large number of Fantasy Premier League squads.

Considering Harry and Mo are rather good at scoring or assisting goals - imperative to achieving FPL success - that comes as no surprise, either.

Before Brentford take on Arsenal in the first game of the season on Friday, managers will be in the process of nipping and tucking their forwards for the opening gameweek, but which goalscorers provide the most value?

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Harry Kane claimed the Golden Boot with 23 goals for Tottenham Hotspur last season
Harry Kane claimed the Golden Boot with 23 goals for Tottenham Hotspur last season

The initial price list for forwards in FPL makes it hard to see where you might spend your money if you are trying to use as little of your £100m budget as possible.

And looking at those cheap enablers who can supplement guaranteed points for your team is easier said than done.

Fear not, though, as SPORTbible takes a look at five budget-friendly strikers - all valued at £6.5m or below - who are worthy of consideration as Gameweek 1 approaches.

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Ivan Toney (Brentford)

Ivan Toney is currently the most-owned forward in FPL
Ivan Toney is currently the most-owned forward in FPL

Since his Newcastle United days, Brentford's Ivan Toney hasn't kicked a ball in the Premier League for over five years.

Despite that, the 25-year-old is currently the most-owned forward in FPL, ahead of established big-hitters like Kane - whom he is almost half the price of.

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Toney broke the Championship goalscoring record in a 46-game season with 31 goals for the Bees last season and should he continue that stellar form, it could be a risk to go without him in Gameweek 1.

Price: £6.5m

Marcus Forss (Brentford)

Marcus Forss scored ten goals from 16 starts and 34 substitute appearances in all competitions
Marcus Forss scored ten goals from 16 starts and 34 substitute appearances in all competitions
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Brentford's star man in Toney is clearly the man creating most of the buzz in FPL right now, however, Marcus Forss is another cheap alternative that looks sure to deliver the goals.

The 22-year-old nabbed ten for himself from 16 starts and 34 substitute appearances in all competitions last season.

On the face of it, Forss - now appearing and scoring at international level for Finland - could provide as many cheap goals as you'll find anywhere else in the under £6.0m price range.

Price: £5.5m

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Teemu Pukki (Norwich City)

Following Norwich City's immediate promotion to the Premier League, Teemu Puki is returning
Following Norwich City's immediate promotion to the Premier League, Teemu Puki is returning

Following Norwich City's immediate promotion to the Premier League after being relegated in the 2019/2020 season, Teemu Pukki is returning.

The 31-year-old got off to a flier that season, scoring six goals and two assists in his first five games - including a goal and assist against Manchester City.

The Finland international finished the season on 11 goals and three assists which, upon reflection, was rather disappointing after his great start, but don't rule him out to go a few better this season.

Price: £6.0m

Danny Welbeck (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Danny Welbeck is another budget striker who is capable of finding the back of the net time and time again.

The 30-year-old started 17 games for Brighton & Hove Albion, but really picked up in the second half of the season where he bagged four goals and two assists in his last ten matches.

Out of all the budget forwards, Welbeck is the one with the most Premier League experience and, if he stays injury-free, he could provide great value this season.

Danny Welbeck could provide great value this season, if he stays injury-free
Danny Welbeck could provide great value this season, if he stays injury-free

Price: £6.0m

Troy Deeney (Watford)

Over the last few seasons, Troy Deeney has typically bagged nine or ten goals
Over the last few seasons, Troy Deeney has typically bagged nine or ten goals

With Watford captain Troy Deeney back in the Premier League, you could perhaps be the most certain of any asset here of what your bargain might bring you.

Over the last few seasons, Deeney has typically bagged nine or ten goals, three or four assists and just over 100 FPL points - and we reckon he can go even better this year.

At his incredibly low price, Deeney represents a pretty good deal if, of course, medical issues don't get the better of him.

Price: £5.5m

Topics: Premier League, Fantasy Premier League

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