A 4.5 valued FPL midfielder usually is a bench warmer that completes your squad within the 100m budget. But the thing is, it’s still possible to get something out of a player of such low value.

Statistics can help and so can the knowledge of squad depth and bench options for each Premier League team.

Anything more than 0 points from a player of such value is a winning scenario but you can get even more out of them if you choose the right players for the squad.

The main point is, instead of putting a random player into your team, only because 15% of managers selected him, and due to some kind of domino effect other managers are also selecting that same player without knowing anything about him, it is better to do a little research and take a chance on a player who is more likely to score 2 or more points.

Such a player will increase your team’s value and give you points that are unexpected.

In this blog, we are going to recommend some of the lower-valued 4.5m midfielders who can make your FPL team better. The list will be updated throughout the season.

Best 4.5 m Midfielders FPL:

1. Sean Longstaff (Newcastle United)

Sean Longstaff plays as a deep-lying midfielder for Newcastle United.

He is among our top recommendations to sign as a 4.5 valued midfielder because of the following reasons:

  1. He is starting all the games for Newcastle United.
  2. Has scored a goal and provided 4 assists till now.
  3. His current value is just 4.3m in FPL.

One of the best you can get in a 4.5 budget.

2. Andreas Pereira (Fulham)

Andres Pereira is a regular starter at Fulham with currently more points than any other 4.5 midfielders in FPL.

He is among our top recommendations to sign because of the following reasons:

  1. Guaranteed starter.
  2. Top scoring midfielder both in his price range (4.5m) and overall for Fulham FC in FPL.
  3. Has scored 2 goals and provided 10 assists in the opening 27 games with only 7 yellow cards, meaning he can do more than 2 points a game.

If he continues playing this well, Pereira can easily become the best bargain player of the season.

3. Leon Bailey (Aston Villa)

Initially priced at £5.0m in FPL, Leon Bailey is currently available at £4.4m.

He is the 2nd top points-scoring midfielder in the 4.5 price range.

We recommend Bailey for your FPL teams because of the following reasons:

  1. Regular starter.
  2. Averages more than 3 points a game.
  3. Has already scored 4 goals and provided 3 assists in the ongoing season.

4. Harrison Reed (Fulham)

Harrison Reed is another guaranteed starter in Fulham’s midfield. He is currently 4th top scorer in FPL in 4.5 price range.

He is among our recommendations to sign because of the following reasons:

  1. Gets 90 minutes regularly.
  2. Has scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist in the opening 27 games with only 5 yellow cards, meaning he can do more than 2 points a game.
  3. His current value is just £4.3m.

5. Theo Walcott (Southampton)

Theo Walcott is valued at £4.8m not 4.5. Most 4.5 options are absolutely useless, and highly not recommended.

I’m adding Theo Walcott to this list because there is a high chance many managers don’t know Walcott is available at such low price.

His place in playing 11 is fishy because he is now old and on a decline especially after last season’s only 376 minutes on the pitch, but who knows, the old lion might still be capable to attack.

He is on the list of recommendations because of the following reasons:

  1. A proven high-profile Premier League player.
  2. His minutes on the pitch can be an issue but if he starts he is much better than his price.
  3. Walcott plays in high-attacking roles.
  4. He is just a .3m above least-priced midfielders in FPL.


Some other recommendations for 4.5 midfielders are Crysencio Summerville, Roméo Lavia, James Milner, Josh Dasilva, Jack Colback, Mohamed Elneny, and Luka Milivojevic.

But all these players have problems like:

  • injury prone
  • old
  • get minutes once in a blue moon, or
  • not good enough for FPL because they are so down the pecking order that they might not get a minute in the whole league season.

Bissouma was the best FPL option in the £4.5m range last season but his value is now £4.7m dropping from £5.0m at the start of the season.

We will keep updating the list throughout the season to help you maintain a strong team.

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Bilal Ahmad

Hi, my name is Bilal, i'm playing chess since i was 5 and over the years played it just for fun. I took the game seriously for the 1st time when i participated in Uni tournament and finished no where in top rank. Ever since it's a matter of RESPECT ! Football on the other hand is love of my life. I'm a huge fan of Real Madrid but you will mostly see my football content on Fantasy Premier League, a game I'm playing since 2012/13 season of the Premier League.