In Fantasy Premier League, a regularly playing midfielder registered as a defender and a forward registered as a midfielder is considered a great out of position players.

Getting registered out of position in FPL increases the chances of a player scoring more points.

For instance, if a midfielder is registered as a defender, he will get 4 points for a clean sheet instead of 1 and 6 points for a goal scored instead of 5. Plus there are more chances for such a player to score or assist a goal.

A clean sheet as a defender is also more valuable in terms of bonus points.

The same is the case for a forward registered as a midfielder. Scoring a goal becomes 5 points worth instead of 4 and a clean sheet earns a midfielder 1 point which is 0 in case a player is registered as a forward.

7 Top FPL Out of Position Players:

1. Eric Dier (Tottenham)

Priced at £5.1m, Eric Dier is not only a great out of position defender but also one of the best bargain players for the season 2022-23. Though he is not in our list of top 10 bargains anymore 😀

The best thing about him is that he is a regular for Tottenham in the playing 11. He plays in the defensive midfield but is registered as a defender in Fantasy Premier League.

Dier is also a free-kick specialist and has scored goals with it in the past. That skill will most probably come in handy when Harry Kane is not on the pitch but surely is something that adds merit to signing Eric Dier in the FPL team.

For me, he is the best out of position player for this season.

Surprisingly, Eric Dier is owned by only 6.8% of managers globally. He is currently the top-scoring defender in the Spurs squad.

2. Ivan Perišić (Tottenham)

Perišić is currently the 4th top-scoring defender among all Spurs players. In FPL he is registered as a defender but in reality, he plays several roles in midfield and on both sides of the flank.

He rarely plays the full 90 minutes but is there on the pitch for 60+ minutes in most of the games.

3. Ashley Young (Aston Villa)

Registered as a defender in FPL, Ashley Young basically is a winger who can win you a lot of points in assists and clean sheets.

He is currently the 3rd top scoring defender in Aston Villa’s squad, and a great option to sign as an out of position player. His price tag is just £4.3m.

4. Timothy Castagne (Leicester City)

Castagne is a Leicester City right-back defender often spotted in out of position attacking roles.

He is currently the top-scoring defender in the Leicester City squad head and shoulders above all the defenders in the team.

He is also one of the top-scoring defenders in FPL overall.

Castagne’s stats are going up every season, and he for sure is an asset worth considering in every FPL team.

5. Trent Alexander Arnold (Liverpool)

Trent Alexander Arnold is a left-back and a defender but the way Liverpool plays and the way football works nowadays, wing-backs in all big teams are players who join the attack when their team is in possession.

Liverpool is playing below par this season but still, Trent has a decent score of 96 points till now.

The last few game weeks went well for him and every time Liverpool wins a game Trent scores at least 6 points.

With the price tag of £7.3m, he is a bit expensive but still worth it if Liverpool can redempt the remainder of the season.

6. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)

Andrew Robertson does on the left wing what Trent Alexander Arnold does on the right side of the pitch for Liverpool.

A lot of pressing with possession and is a brilliant passer of the ball between the lines.

Being a defender, Robertson scored 3 and assisted 11 goals last season. These are some really good numbers but for sure, he can be an even better player.

The only difference between Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold is that Trent assists more often, but Trent (£7.3m) is also more expensive than Robertson (£6.8m).

If you have the budget, it will be better to choose Trent between the 2 but again football is unpredictable. Robertson is well capable of showing more conversion.

7. Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa)

Tyrone Mings is a center-back at Aston Villa but he is a speedy strong player with a great eye to initiate counterattacks and occasionally assist goals.

Valued at £4.3m, he is currently owned by more than 4.6% of managers in FPL.

Though he doesn’t begin his play as an out of position player like Eric Dier but Tyrone Mings does know when to join the attack and earn his team an advantage with goals and assists.

For the versatility, speed, physicality, and game intelligence of when to join the attack, we are putting him on our list of out of position players in FPL.


There will be many out of position players as the season keeps moving on. We will keep updating the list throughout the season.

Among all out of position players, the top assets are usually the defenders playing in midfield and strikers listed as midfielders. Do keep a close eye on this one detail and you will score a lot of points in the FPL.

You can also consider players like Kieran Trippier and Pervis Estupiñán. They are also great options to look at as an out of position player.

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.